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MAYNEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. It was a busy week here at Georgetown!  We had our “Just Write” open house running through out the week.  Hopefully most of you were able to come and enjoy this with your student/s.  Next week our Liverpool friends will be here for the week.  The students really enjoy having these college students in their classrooms for the week.  It is a great experience for the Liverpool students as well as for our students! The next few weeks will be super busy as well.  Lots of fun things coming up…… 5th grade Camp, field trips, the school carnival and field days!!  We just would like to remind you as parents that it is nice when you like to bring in treats for the fun festivities at the end of the year, however, we are NOT able to provide FREEZER SPACE.  If you are bringing in treats that need to be kept cold/frozen we ask that you either bring them to school in a cooler or make arrangements in advance with your teacher to see when the best time to bring them would be.  THANK YOU!! One last thing.  Our Community Ed Department has just provided us with an updated Tutor List.  Sometimes we know that students need a little extra help through out the summer and school year and this is a great place to find that special person that can help your student!  Please see the attached list for great tutors that are able to help students in grades K-12.  TutorList201314 NOW…….. whether you are okay with this or not…… the countdown to Summer Vacation continues!  lol  Believe it or not we only have 14 school days left!!  Yikes!!  : ) LUNCH MENU………. May-June 2014 Hud Elem    Deposit Slip 5TH GRADE NEWS………. 5th GRWell if you have a current fifth grader hold on tight because your spring time is going to fly by.  It is a very fun and exciting time for these kids!!  Please get your calendars out and keep track of the upcoming events!  There are a LOT of dates!!  Please enjoy this time with your 5th grader because before you know it they will be graduating!!  Have Fun!! MAY 20 ~ Whitecaps Baseball game for Safeties MAY 21-23 ~ 5th Grade Camp : ) MAY 30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration – Information Coming Soon! JUNE 3 ~ 4th/5th Grade Field Day @ Baldwin Middle School with all other elementaries. JUNE 4 ~ Rain Date for 4th/5th Field Day ART ROOM NEWS…….. From the Art Room….looking for something special for Mother’s Day?  Check out Georgetown’s on-line Art Gallery, ARTSONIA!  It’s not too late to order beautiful custom items decorated with your childs’ own artwork.  Visit Georgetown’s gallery here: www.artsonia.com.   If you need your child’s secure key access code to see their artwork, Email Mrs. Brouwer at  jbrouwer@hpseagles.net. PTC NEWS…….. GEORGETOWN SPRING CARNIVAL……… The Georgetown Spring Carnival will be held on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM .  (Rain Date of Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 5:30 PM-8:30 PM)  Wristbands are $10.00 a piece and include all games, rides, cotton candy & popcorn. Wristbands will also be available for purchase the night of the carnival for $15.00.  Pizza and water will be available to purchase at the event for $1.00. Wristband order forms have come home with your students by there is also one attached.   GTWN Carnival  If you have any questions, please call Stacey Alexander at (616) 914-6896.  REMEMBER the cut off for the pre-order of the wristbands is next WEDNESDAY, MAY 21!!   Just a FYI……. you will get your wristbands the NIGHT of the carnival.  They will NOT come home with students!! JET’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…….. is  first grade……. Mrs. Stadt.   Way to go first graders!!  The class will be enjoying a pizza party for lunch  on behalf of Jet’s Pizza!! P.E. NEWS…….. CLEAN TENNIS SHOES…….. The weather is turning and kids are wearing shoes outside and if they wear those shoes to gym, we get lots of dirt in the gym which makes our floor very slippery.  I know parents do not want to buy new shoes at this point, so they do not need to be new shoes, just a clean pair in their lockers.   Thanks so much for helping again!! SpringCOMMUNITY NEWS……… HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP………Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of Science and More. There are over 39 camps to choose from including CSI, Science of Star Wars, VideoGame Making, The Science of Phineas and Ferb, Club Vet, Lego  and more.  The programs will feature “hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN yet challenging way.  A camper manual (for use in the camp) and a parent manual will be provided for each session.  To register, or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.html.  For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628  Partial scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance.  Also – the scholarship deadline can be extended to May 23, 2014. WEST MICHIGAN FLIGHT ACADEMY’S ANNUAL FLY-IN……… The West Michigan Flight Academy annual event at the Riverview Airport in Jenison will be Saturday, June 7 from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. The event welcomes the public to come and enjoy the Misty Blues Parachute Team, airplane rides, car show, airplane display, breakfast, music, raffles, door prizes and more.• Free airplane rides for youth age 7 – 17;  • Misty Blues Parachute Team performance: around 9:00 a.m.  • Breakfast: tri-tip steak, eggs, cheese, sausage, fire roasted salsa and tortillas! Children under 4 free, ages 4-14 $7, adults $10. Catered by Q-It-Up BBQ  • Introductory Flights to benefit the academy’s flight programs, $45  • Airplane display, car show, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and silent auction.  Please see the attached flyer for more information….. West Mi Flight Academy Fundraiser-Fly_In_Flyer-2014 KIDS DAY 2014……… Saturday, June 14. Kids! Moms! Dads! – What better way to celebrate the beginning of Summer than with an affordable, family-friendly event.  Come  to the Hudsonville Fairgrounds between 10 am and 3 pm to enjoy the fun of the 5th annual Kids Day. Kids will be entertained with free stage shows,  $.25 games, lots of prizes, affordable kid-friendly food, and much more.  Kids Daywill happen whether rain or shine. Kids Day is organized by Jehovah Jireh Ministries, and is supported by several local businesses, churches, and organizations.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED!!! ………… 75 great teenagers (ages 14-17) from Spain need great host families in Michigan for 4 and 6 weeks this summer. They come with insurance, their own spending money, and no need to be entertained – they just want to experience your family for a little while and practice their (already good) English. Best of all it is FREE!  Would you consider opening your home to one of these kids this summer?Contact Mayah Bischoff for more details! 616-607-4769. Dates areJune 29-July 27 and June 27-August 8.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………. Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10:00 am to Noon.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it.  There will be a large assortment of food, including fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

CAMP INVENTION……… Led by Hudsonville Christian staff, the week-long Camp Invention experience (June 16-20) immerses elementary school children in exciting hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun.  A few featured activities include building original prototypes, creating a personalized motor-powered vehicle, and taking apart electronics to construct an epic insect-themed pinball machine.  Each lesson explores connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation.  Currently receive $15 off until May 16 with the spring into summer discount!  Visit campinvention.org to register or contact Sharon Leerer (sleerar@4hcs.org) for more information.
HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……. Show your appreciation…… The end of the school year is near.  This is a great time to honor a special person, or an entire building staff, who has been a positive influence on your child’s life or school experience.  Teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and many others, influence and guide them.  One way to show your appreciation to these special people is by making a donation in their name to the Hudsonville Education Foundation.  When a donation is made to the Foundation, the name of the honoree(s) will be posted in each building.  Please see the attached flyer with more information……… HEF-Spring2014
FREE ICE SKATING……….. Celebrate the end of school by FREE ice skating at Georgetown Ice Center, Hudsonville.  For the month of June bring in your school report card during public skating and get in free.  Skate rental additional.  Please see our website,  www.georgetownice.com, for public skating times.  Snacks and full meals available for purchase through BC Pizza, located in our lobby.  Offer ends June 30.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.

UPCOMING DATES 5/20 ~ Safeties Whitecaps Trip 5/21-5/23 ~ 5th Grade Camp  : ) 5/23 ~ Georgetown Spring Carnival 5/23 ~ ECSE Picnic at Hager Park/Parent Involvement 5/26 ~ NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day 5/29 ~ 3rd Grade Field Trip to Tunnel Park 5/29 ~ ECSE End of Year Celebration (Last Day of School for ECSE) 5/30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! MRS. NURENBERG  : )

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