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BLOG BITS 5/30/14

summer sandNEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. Wow…… This is hard for me even to believe……. but this is the LAST Blog Bits for this year!!  Remember to periodically check the blog through out the summer for any news that Mrs. Reagan may be posting.  : )  The office would also like to REMIND you that next Friday, June 6 is an EARLY DISMISSAL for Georgetown.  We will be DISMISSED at 1:00 pm.  (Lunch will be provided before the students are dismissed)
We 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 5 school days left!!  Yikes!!  : )
5TH GRADE NEWS………. 5th GR
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……..   Mrs. Brouwer and Mrs. Persch would like to remind you that Georgetown’s on-line art gallery, ARTSONIA, has lots of new student artwork ready to enjoy!  Our gallery has over 6,570 pieces of student artwork on display!  You can have your child’s artwork printed on a huge variety of items, including coffee mugs and shirts. Hint, hint…Father’s Day is right around the corner, and an original work of art created by your child would be a fabulous gift!  If you need the security key code to access your child’s artwork, please email Mrs. Brouwer: jbrouwer@hpseagles.net
PTC NEWS……..  MARCO’S  PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…….. is FOURTH grade……. Mr. Bowen.   Way to go fourth graders!!  The class will be enjoying a pizza party for lunch on behalf of Marco’s Pizza!!
COMMUNITY NEWS………Sun w:glasses 2014 YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP………. this is offered to kids ages 5-12.  Please read the following attachments with all of the information.   YMCA Summer Day Camp Brochure 2014   Day Camp Description 2014-Visser
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.
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.
WEST MICHIGAN FLIGHT ACADEMY’S ANNUAL FLY-IN……… The West Michigan Flight Academy annual event at the Riverview Airport in Jenison will beSaturday, 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.
CAMP 911…………… Free day long program that focuses on safety and prevention techniques for children ages 9-11.  We partner with community agencies such as Consumers Power, Safe Kids Coalition, local Police, Fire and Sheriff Departments to give a variety of experiences.  Camp 911 is a fun, hands-on learning environment that gives children the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves and react safely in emergency situations. Lunch and snacks provided.   Camps begin at8:30 for registration and end at 4:00, they are offered at:
June 16th ~Georgetown Fire Department, 7480 36th Ave, Hudsonville.  July 8th ~ Hudsonville Fire Department, 3275 Central Blvd, Hudsonville.Register at www.lifeems.com and follow the camp 911 link.  Any questions/concerns please contact me at Jan Mosson, 616-242-8812 OR jmosson@lifeems.com
LEARN TO PLAY LACROSSE………. Who:   Boys and Girls, currently in 2nd grade and up. ( separated age appropriately at the clinic).  What:  Learn lacrosse skills from Hudsonville Lacrosse Coaches and players.  When:  June 16-19, M-Thurs, 6-7:30 PM.  Where:  Hughes Park lacrosse field.  Cost:   $35.  Register at HUDSLAX.COM .   Only equipment you need is a short boys or girls lacrosse stick.  No helmet or pads required.

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.

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.
FALL BASEBALL REGISTRATIONS……. Hudsonville & Georgetown Little League are now taking registrations for the Fall Ball program.  Games from Sept 6 – Oct 4.  Deadline is July 7 (space may be limited).  Visit www.hudsonvillelittleleague.com
JENSION STREET DANCE SHOWCASE………. will take place on Thursday, August 7.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 10!  This will take place from 4p-9p.   Please read the following attachment with all of the details.   JSD Competition Flyer 052714
MINI STICK HOCKEY TOURNAMENT……… will be held on Saturday, July 19.  This tournament is to benefit the Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship.  Please read the attached form for all of the details and how to register!  Kids from under 6 years old to adults can participate!!!  MiniStickHockeyRegistrationForm
HUDSONVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION……….. Hudsonville Youth Football is now taking registrations for the fall 2014 season.  Grades 1-6.  Deadline is 7-21.  Visit www.hudsonvilleyouthfootball.com

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.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER AND WE WILL SEE YOU IN THE FALL!!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )summer water

 

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