Blog Bits 11/6/2020
News From the Office…
This year conferences will take place on the evenings of Monday, November 16, and Wednesday, November 18 virtually. Normally, when in person, we have ways to remind (as a building) when that 15 minutes is approaching, so bear with us as we work through how to do this in a virtual world as our teachers strive to ensure that they are timely in meeting with each of our families. Thank you for doing all that you are doing to partner with the school both for your child’s success academically and for keeping all of our students and staff and the greater community safe, allowing us to continue in-person instruction each day!
This is just the beginning of the cold/flu season so this will be hard! We just have to follow this chart to be able to stay open. Please do your best to let us know your child’s symptoms, follow the chart, and keep them home when they are not feeling well.
Thanksgiving break will be here before we know it. We will be off Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Nov. 25-27 and we will be back at school on Monday, Nov 30.
Have a great weekend everyone!!
Next Early Release…
Our next early release is on November 13. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Nov 13. If your child is a car rider, please be at school between 12:10 and 12:15 for pick up. Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days. Children can order a lunch with their teacher in the morning and will have them to take to their destination. The cost will be $2.25. Free and reduced benefits will also apply.
Nov. 12 – Jet’s Pizza Night
Nov. 19 – PTC Meeting, location to be determined
Book Fair – Nov 16-20, M-Th 9-3:30 and Friday 9-10 for last minute shoppers. Unfortunately we cannot open this up to parents like we usually do during conferences, but you will be able to shop online. Schedule and details will come soon along with a flyer.
Here is a link to the online shopping for the book fair. It will be open to shop from Nov. 11 – 24!! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/georgetownelementaryschool2
The annual P.E. C.A.R.E.S food drive will be starting on November 4.
We are asking for your help by bringing in non-perishable food items for
Love Inc. in Hudsonville.
Food items to consider are canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice,
baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, etc.
(please no ramen noodles and please do not break apart packaged
The food drive will continue until Nov. 18. We will be
keeping track of how many items each class brings in. The
class with the most items brought in by
NOON on Nov. 18 will win a P.E. C.A.R.E.S
t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonville
Lanes (If Allowed this year)
This is a great opportunity for our students to
care for their community, to teach our kids
compassion and love for others. Thanks for
sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown.
Lost and Found…
We are accumulating some coats, sweatshirts, and a few other items in the lost and found. Just want to put a couple pics on the blog for you. If you see something that belongs to your child, let us know and we can send it home!
•Are you seeking support for your family this Holiday Season? If so, you and reach out to Love INC at 616-662-3300 ext.128
•Would you like to donate gifts to help Love INC support families in our community? They are taking new gifts for ages 0 – 60. You can also go to loveinthenameofchrist.org and click on a wishlist link to make it even easier!
•The deadline to register or to donate is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20!!
•For more information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The High School’s Student Council and Renaissance Crew are sponsoring a mask sale! The nice thing is that you can place your order online and the company we’re working with will drop off orders to your building, labeled with the name of the purchaser! You can order until Nov 6. Follow this link to order! hpsmask.
• You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website.