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Blog Bits 1/9/2015

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Blog Bits 1/9/2015

News from the office….

Happy New Year!! We hope everyone had a great holiday break! We enjoyed our time with family and friends, but it is always good to get back into a routine too!! We are hoping the temperatures crawl back up a bit so the kids can get outside and enjoy the snow! Please remember the snow gear for the days we can let them out to play. Have a great weekend!!

Please remember that we are in the height of the influenza seasons.  The virus this year has reached epidemic proportions.  In order for us to prevent this virus and many others from spreading, we need your help.  If your child has a fever, keep him/her home until the fever, vomiting, or diarrhea has been gone for 24 hours (without the help of medication).  Also, the symptoms of chronic sneezing, coughing and/or a sore throat without a fever can also be an indication of influenza.  Your support in this area helps us do our best to keep the school environment healthy.  On our end, we are cleaning door knobs, faucet handles and learning surfaces, etc., daily!  We are also encouraging the use of hand sanitizer, sneezing into elbow area and showing kids how to keep hands out of their mouths (quite a challenge as you know).  Feel free to send in the following items to help us toward germ elimination:  Chlorox wipes, Kleenex tissue, hand sanitizer.


 News from PTC….

  • Marco’s Pizza Night……January 21. Support our school and make it an easy supper night! 

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    Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Delta Plex 4pm

    Ticket price $8/person

    We will start collecting money after the holiday break and more information will be sent home with your son at a later date.

    Included in ticket price:

    – Free throw on the NBA style court for EACH person!

    – Meet and Greet with a player

    – In game visit from the GR Drive mascot, Buckets

    Any questions, please contact Amanda Impens at 616-443-3814 or

  • SAVE THE DATE FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCEfather daughter dance

    Time to Shimmer and Shine Under the Stars at the Georgetown Father/Daughter Dance  Saturday, February 21 at 6:30pm!!!!

News from PE….

We would like to ask for your support with a Physical Education WISH.  Our playground has space to accommodate a GAGA BALL PIT—and we’d love to have a pit added to our green space.

The game of GAGA is high paced, high energy and high fun.  It combines the skills of dodging, running, jumping and eye/hand/body coordination.  The addition of a GAGA PIT on our playground would benefit: PE:  Support our instructional skills; Recess: Provide another activity for children on the 2-5 playground; Community:  Available for after hours use for family, friends and community members.

Our PTC has donated partial funding from the Fall WALK•A•THON earnings.  We believe we can cover the total cost through a special three week fundraiser.

GOAL:  Donate $1.00 per child.

INCENTIVE:  Class that raises the most $$ will be first to use the GAGA PIT once it is assembled.

FUNDRAISER DATES:  January 12-23.  A weekly update on the winners will be announced!


Community News….

  • baseball picHudsonville Little League Registrations are now open online.  Please visit for more info.  Deadline is Jan 10.   Please register to reserve your child(ren)’s spot today!
  • HEAT Diving Club

    The HEAT Diving Club is open to all levels of experience.  We encourage those who are just starting as well as those who are already competing to join.  Participants should be able to do a forward dive from the diving board.

    What will you learn?  Beginners will learn basic approaches, dives, and dry-land drills to help them learn to appreciate the sport of diving.  Advanced divers will be able to better themselves by learning new dives.

    When: Saturdays, January 17 – February 14, 2015

    Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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    Must be able to at least do a simple forward dive to compete.

    Cost: $60

    Location: Hudsonville High School Pool, 5037 – 32nd Avenue

    You may register online by visiting

    Please call Rebecca at Hudsonville Community Education for further information:  669-1740

Community Ed….

We have added more fun activities for your kids to do this winter!

Jr. Robotics • Learn to Skate/Rollerblade • Learn to Ice Skate • Intro to Hockey • Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer • Indoor Soccer

Lego Engineering • Jr. Dance Clinic • Bowling • Jr. Eagles Basketball • Learn to Swim • Boys 3rd – 6th Grade Basketball • Beginning Fencing

Click here to view the latest offerings with class descriptions, dates, and cost.

Upcoming Events

 January 12-23- Ga Ga for Dollars

January 21 -Marco’s Pizza Night

January 30-February 2- No School, Winter Break




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