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Week 26: In like a lion or a lamb?

lambLike many of you, I grew up with this March prediction:  If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb … or in like a lion and out like a lamb.  My hope is that it comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lamb!

Speaking of weather, last week was AMAZING!  We savored every bit of the sunshine and warm temperatures. Our week ended with the Parent Club sponsored Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday. It was an all-star HOLLYWOOD EVENT that gave star treatment to the attendees!

The chair of this event, Penny Johnson, organized and executed an event that was beautiful, fun and memorable.  Many thanks to our Parent Club for prioritizing events like this and for the parents who step up to volunteer to make these events possible.  Your time and commitment makes our school community stronger.

A snapshot of the week ahead is below.  Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

Mrs. Reagan



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BLOG BITS 04/19/13

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…….. Well the weather has improved some……. lets just keep up the wishes for warmer weather and MORE sunshine!  : )  Here it comes for this week…. ONLY 34 SCHOOL days until summer vacation.  YIKES!!  This week we have a few more reminders for you as parents…… please keep up with sending snacks in for your students, FIELD TRIPS = SACK LUNCHES and BIKES = NOTES!!  The bike riders have been increasing this week and we just need you to remember that a note needs to be sent to the teacher letting them know that if your child rides his/her  bike to school they may ride home.  It CAN BE a open ended note until the end of the year, BUT they need one to have on hand otherwise they WILL be put on the bus.  This is helpful also for when the teachers have substitutes!  Thank you!  : )

SCHOOL SAFETY……. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is implementing an adopt a school opportunity for their officers.  We are fortunate enough to have TWO officers adopt Georgetown Elementary.   Mrs. Valerie Weiss, who is a parent at Georgetown and Mr. Mike Petroelje, who has children at Baldwin Middle and Bauer and also teaches our S.A.V.E. program here, are officers with the Sheriff’s Department.  The purpose of this will be to have a presence of security on our campus.   Mrs. Weiss or Mr. Petroelje may be seen occasionally in our parking lot, at our entrance or in our building.  We appreciate Mrs. Weiss and Mr. Petroelje adopting us and look forward to seeing them around.  Please greet them when you see them around Georgetown. : )

5th GRADE NEWS………… Please…..Make sure to keep check the dates below as we add things occasionally. This week there is a new date of 4/29. It is that time of year again to start adding important dates to the calendar for your 5th grader.  The time from here until the end of the school year is going to fly by for you……. so hold on tight!   Here are some upcoming dates that you will want to keep track of.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

April 29 ~ Student/Parent BMS Orientation Night…..BMS would like to welcome incoming 6th graders (current 5th graders) AND their parents on Monday, April 29th from 7:00-8:30pm.  This will be an overview of the 6th grade experience and will begin in the gym, followed with a chance to ask questions, visit classrooms, and tour the building.  Mr. Powers, Principal, Mr. Murphy, Assistant Principal, and Counselors, Mrs. VanZalen and Mr Arnoys will all be there ready to meet you!

May 22-May 24 ~  5th Grade Camp  : )

May 29 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

ART NEWS…….. STUDENT ART SHOW…….  Hello Georgetown Families!  The 13th Annual HPS Student Art Show will be held April 22-25 at the Hudsonville City Hall Community Room.  There will be a special reception for Georgetown artists on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Please know that if you can’t make it on Tuesday, you are welcome to visit the art show any other evening or during the day from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Please see the attached flyer for more information – don’t forget our new show location in the lower level of the Hudsonville City Hall on 3275 Central Boulevard!  2013 Art Show Flyer PDF

PTC NEWS……… MOTHER/SON BASEBALL BONANZA………. Please save the date…. SATURDAY, MAY 4 @ 6:30 PM.  We will be going to the Whitecaps!! : )   More information to come soon!!

SCHOOL CARNIVAL……. Save the date……..Friday, May 24.  More details to come!  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS…….. LOCAL BOOK AUTHOR COMING……… You are invited to the Gary Byker Memorial Library on April 23 at 7:00pm to meet local author, Doreen Rickert Rademacher, who has just released her new book – I Can & I Did, The Kelly Finger-McNeela Story. Drop in to meet the author and the star of the story who’s positive attitude and “Just do it” philosophy inspired the book.  Readers will be quickly engaged in the tale documenting Kelly’s trials and triumphs while valiantly battling multiple sclerosis since she was 15 years old. Books will be available for sale and are priced at $19.99.  Money raised will help to build Kelly’s Place, The CanDid House, an assisted living facility for younger people with physical disabilities.  Call 669-1255 to register for this free event.

OUR TOWN……….. Purchase your tickets now for the upcoming play “Our Town”.  Our Town is a 1938 three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. Set in the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners, it tells the story of an average town’s citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. The play is performed without a set and the actors mime their actions without the use of props. Throughout Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, such as narration by a stage manager.  The play will be performed April 25, 26, & 27th in the HHS Auditorium at 7:30pm.   Ticket prices are: $10 for Adults; $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in the HHS office starting the week of April 15th.

TASTE OF HUDSONVILLE……… On Saturday, April 20, the Hudsonville Band Boosters will be sponsoring the fourth annual “Taste of Hudsonville” in the Hudsonville High School gym from 2-5pm. This community-wide event will showcase food from area restaurants as well as the instrumental music talent of the Hudsonville Band program. In addition, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held.  Tickets can be purchased daily in the Hudsonville High School and Middle School offices and at the Avon Store in Hudsonville. Advanced sale tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age
62+) and $5 for children (age 4-12). All tickets are an additional $2 at the door.  Last year this was a SOLD OUT event, so get your tickets early!!!

MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE………  The Hudsonville Orchestra Parents Association (HOPA) is holding a Mother’s Day Boutique on April 27th at the HHS Gymnasium.  This event is open to any vendors who would like to purchase a 10′X10′ space to sell their products to members of the community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heidi at

DOLL TEA PARTY………..  Doll Tea Party – May 4, 1-2:30pm.  This fun event for moms (or grandmas or aunts or sisters) and daughters and their dolls is special tea with crafts,activities, American Girl Doll raffle, treats, photo-booth, vendors, and more. Tickets are $6 each and are available at  South Harbor Church | 1951 – 64th Street SW | Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-531-3500

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP-OFF……… The Hudsonville Venturing Crew 2146 is hosting a free electronics drop-off event at South Blendon Reformed Church, 4817 Port Sheldon, Friday May 10 from 4pm-7pm and Saturday May 11 from 8am-3pm.  This event is in cooperation with Michigan electronics recycler Comprenew.  All electronics will be either recycled, refurbished or reused.  (Computer hard drives will be wiped or destroyed for security).  Acceptable items include cell phones, radios, microwaves, VCRs, TVs, computers, printers, power cords, electric power tools, GPS units, telephones, answering machines, speakers, etc. (no light bulbs, air conditioners or large appliances).  For a complete list of accepted items go to  Please take this opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted, obsolete or non-working electronics.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN…….. Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 16, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Dan Seaborn will be sharing on practical ways to build a healthy family. This conference also includes 40+ breakouts with topics such as Discipline 101, Kids Yoga, Parenting with Love and Logic, Living with Food Allergies, Planning for College, Enjoying Your Teenager and Your Child’s Online Footprint.  Register online or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.  Please read the attached flyer for more info and to see the Registration form.  Challenge of Children 2013 Flyer (1)

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED……... Still in DESPERATE NEED of host families!!  We still need to place 30 students by May 25. Host Families are needed (of any size, age, etc.) to open up their home for 4 or 6 weeks this summer for students ages 12-18 from Spain who are coming to this area to practice their (already good) English.  The 4-week program is June 26-July 24, and the students attend activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville.  The 6-week program is June 25-August 6, and these students do not attend any activities but only live with the host family.  Both programs are flexible and students may go on vacation or to summer camp with you.  Students come fully insured and with their own spending money.  Host Families are also needed for the school year for public or private high schools. Please contact Mayah Bischoff at or 662-0050 for more information.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……… Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday,June 1st. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, from 10:00 am to Noon. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it. There will be alarge assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER………. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their first sign up date on Monday, June 3rd from 6-9pm at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus cafeteria. The cost of registration is $75 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The 1st-6th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games and the 7th & 8th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games. Check out the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info (  If you have questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

CURIOUS KIDS………  Do you tend to hear “I’m bored” after a few weeks of summer vacation? How does Ooey, Gooey Science or Island Getaway sound? Join us at Curious Kids this summer and you won’t have to worry about your children getting bored! Jamestown Reformed Church is excited to announce new reduced rates for their Summer Enrichment Program for children 4 years old through entering 3rd grade.  Four different themed classes are offered throughout the summer. For more information, please contact Carrie at 616-896-9732 or

HOMES NEEDED FOR REFUGEE TEENS……… There is a pressing need for families who are willing to host refugee teens from Africa and Central America, who, because of violence and persecution have been separated from their families and forced to flee their homes. If you are interested in learning more about Bethany Christian Services, Refugee Foster Care Program, call (616) 224-7540.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….   Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Stroke School (Swimming)


4/23 ~ Georgetown Art Show at Park Elementary
5/7 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
5/7 ~ 4th Gr Field  Trip/Frauenthal Theater
5/8 ~ 2nd Gr Field Trip/DeGraf Nature Center
5/9 ~ Kindergarten Field Trip/Outdoor Discovery Center
5/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
5/16 ~ ECSE Field Trip/Teusink’s Farm
5/16 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm
5/17 ~ Popcorn Friday
5/20 ~ 5TH Grade Safeties Whitecaps Game
5/22 ~ 1st GR Field Trip to John Ball Zoo
5/22-5/24 5th GR Camp
5/24 ~ School Carnival
5/29 ~ 5th Gr Celebration
5/30 ~ 3rd GR Field Trip to Tunnel Park
6/4 ~ Grades 4/5 Field Day at BMS
Enjoy your weekend!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : ) 





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BLOG BITS 2/22/13

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  Really can you believe our luck?!  Another 4 day week this week and we have a 4 day week next week too!  I think if I am correct that makes for 6 weeks in a row we will have had 4 day weeks!  I am not sure how we are going to handle a 5 day week!  Over all things are pretty quiet here at Georgetown as is usually is this time of year.  Hold on tight though, after Spring Break has come and gone things really seem to fly by!  Before you know it I will start the countdown to Spring Break and then not long after that the countdown to the end of the school year!!  Please remember that Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up soon and we love to see all of our parents make it to these.

YEARBOOKS……. if you did not order one for your student (you would have ordered it when you ordered pictures) we do a few extras for sale here in the office.  They are $10 each.  You may pay with a check, just make it payable to “Georgetown PTC”.  Thank you.  These extras will be available on a first come, first serve basis and we will not hold them.  Students may bring the money to the office.  : )

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP/PACKETS………… time is here!  Round-Up will be held next Tuesday, February 26 at 7 pm here at Georgetown.  Packets are available in the office to pick up if you would like to do so before Tuesday.  Please remember when turning in the Registration form for Kindergarten you must also have your child’s ORIGINAL birth certificate (not the one from the hospital and yes we will copy it for you), immunization records and they must have their hearing and vision checked.  If they have an appointment for the immunizations and the vision/hearing coming up that is fine to bring us these forms at a later date.  Hope to see a lot of you on Tuesday evening.  : )

5th GRADE NEWS…………  It is that time of year again to start adding important dates to the calendar for your 5th grader.  The time from here until the end of the school year is going to fly by for you……. so hold on tight!   Here are some upcoming dates that you will want to keep track of.

March 21 ~ Visiting the Middle School.  Students will visit either Baldwin or Riley depending on which school they will be attending next year.  This is a fun day for your student.  They really enjoy this. 

April 9 ~ Instrument fittings for 5th graders at Georgetown in the afternoon.  They will do this at Georgetown.

April 17 ~ Baldwin St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.

April 18 ~ Riley St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.

ART NEWS………. FROM THE ART ROOM…. Parents – be sure to check out our on-line Student Art Gallery at ARTSONIA!  New student artwork is being uploaded daily.  This is a great way to see some of the stellar projects your kids have been creating in art – and don’t forget, you can purchase items printed with your child’s artwork from the Artsonia Gift Shop.  Visit the Artsonia Student Gallery here:  ARTSONIA MUSEUM.  Contact Mrs. Brouwer if you need your child’s secure key code to access their artwork  at

SAVE THE DATE!  Our 13th Annual district wide Student Art Show is right around the corner!  This event features amazing artwork from all students in the district, including 100 pieces from our own Georgetown artists.  The Art Show will be April 22 through 25, with a special reception for Georgetown artists on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  
PTC NEWS………..  SPRING BOOK FAIR……. The Spring Book Fair will be held March.  This spring’s theme is: Story Laboratory: Reading Gives You Super Power!  The students  will be previewing the books on Monday and Tuesday, keep your eyes open for their “Wish List” to come home one of these evenings. They will have the opportunity to shop on Wednesday and Thursday during their classroom shopping time.  The Book Fair will also be open three evenings if you prefer to shop with your student. The nights the fair will be open are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 PM until 6:00 PM. Parents Shopping will be held on Friday from 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM. Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar!  The ONLINE FAIR will be going on March 6-20 and can be accessed at the following  link:
The Book Fair Committee is also in NEED of MANY volunteers!! If you’re interested,  please sign up for the Spring Book Fair Volunteers – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and
reminders. Easy!

Note:  VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.  If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Cheryl Havens at  or 616-481-4164 and we can sign you up this way.  : )   Thank you!

STAR LINE FERRY COUPONS……….. Thank you to everyone who made our Holiday Gift Shop such a great success.  As a way to say thank you Fun Services has a great deal!   To receive two FREE Star Line Ferry child tickets to Mackinaw Island please visit… and use access code MiG2.  The coupons are valid only for students at schools hosting a Fun Services Holiday Gift Shop program, maximum age is 12, coupons are not transferable and must be redeemed with the purchase of an adult full fare ticket.

COMMUNITY NEWS…….. Eagle 5k & 10K……….. The Hudsonville Boosters invite parents and children involved with Girls on the Run or any school running program, to participate in a 5K Run Walk on March 23rd @ 9AM at the Hudsonville High School.   Cost for kids 12 and under is $15 and $25 for adults.   All race participants will receive a full length dry-wick Eagle Racing Shirt.   For more information see attached flyer  2013Eagle5K10K or call Brian Carlson @ 616-510-1663 or go to

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED……... Host Families are needed (of any size, age, etc.) to open up their home for 4 or 6 weeks this summer for students ages 12-18 from Spain who are coming to this area to practice their (already good) English.  The 4-week program is June 26-July 24, and the students attend activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville.  The 6-week program is June 25-August 6, and these students do not attend any activities but only live with the host family.  Both programs are flexible and students may go on vacation or to summer camp with you.  Students come fully insured and with their own spending money.  Host Families are also needed for the school year for public or private high schools. Please contact Mayah Bischoff at or 662-0050 for more information.

BULLYING WORKSHOP……..  Please read the attached flyer with all of the important information.  Adults ONLY please.  February 28, 6:30pm.  Bullying Flyer

5th/6th GRADE BOYS LACROSSE……….. Play lacrosse in the spring !  Sign up today at or call John Huizenga at 334-3113 for more information.

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING & TOY SALE……….. Come join us for our Children’s Clothing & Toy Sale on Saturday, March 16 from 9AM to NOON at Heritage Christian School.  We will have a great selection of children’s clothing from newborn to Junior, toys, books, sporting equipment, and baby paraphernalia!  There will also be delicious Baked Goods for sale! Our address is 4900 40th Avenue, Hudsonville.

EMERGING DRUG TRENDS PRESENTATION………..Please read the attached flyer for more information.  This important presentation will be on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 PM.      Emerging Drug trends flyer

HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……… In 2012 the HEF approved a new award titled, The Innovation in Education Award.  This award has been made possible through a donation from a family in the Hudsonville Public School District in honor of Theresa Reagan, Principal of Georgetown Elementary.  The donor family wanted to recognize Theresa for her unquenchable desire to innovate, both in the classroom and throughout her building.  The Innovation in Education Award is intended for an individual or group of individuals who exhibits a passion for innovation and directly impacts students in the Hudsonville Public School District.  Recipients of the award could include teachers, administrators, employees, and volunteers.  Nominations for the Innovation in Education Award will be accepted from March 1 – April 15, 2013.  Nominations can be submitted by HPS staff and community members.  The HEF Board will review the nominations and the $500 award will be delivered to the winning nominee(s) in September at the beginning of the next school year.   Award Nomination Forms are available in each school office or can be accessed at  

CAMP INVENTION…….. Returning to Hudsonville Christian School June 17-21, the Camp Invention program is a week-long adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades one through six in exciting, hands-on learning, disguised as fun activities.  This summer, children will become expedition trainees, navigating their way to special treasure-filled caches and creating solutions to challenges posed by youth from around the world. They will be embarking on a global adventure, uncovering hidden messages from the earth, investigating several extreme natural wonders of the world and building a device to launch international ducks back home.  Discounts are available – register today!  Call800.968.4332 or visit  Contact Sharon Leerar, camp director, with any questions.  616.915.1861

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:


Girls Volleyball Clinic

Learn to Skate

Baseball Clinics

Golf Lessons

Learn to Ice Skate

Intro to Hockey

Tae Kwon Do

Boater Safety Classes

Beginning Fencing


2/27 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to Lansing

3/4 – 3/6 ~ Parent Teach Conferences
3/5 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
3/8 ~ ECSE Circus Day
3/11 – 3/15 ~ Spring Book Fair
3/20 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
3/21 ~ 5th Grade visits BMS
3/21 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30 PM
3/28 ~ Georgetown Talent Show
3/29 – 4/5 ~ SPRING BREAK  : )
Have a great weekend!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )
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Our 3rd Week Ahead: September 17-21

Our days at school are flying by…and with each passing week, we are getting into a rhythm of the day that helps our time together to feel safe, predictable and comfortable.

Hallway Expectations

The photo above shows a 2nd grade chart for hallway expectations.  Each grade has one to help us focus on hallway expectations — and these have made a great difference in our hallway climate.  If you are in the building and see a class that is walking and/or moving about in a respectful, quiet way, please make sure to let them know and their teacher that you noticed!  Also, if a group of students becomes noisy near their lockers while you are volunteering, please remind them that they need to do this quietly so you can work with learners.   We know that our students are children who will bounce lively out of the classroom door and occasionally forget the hallway expectations.  They are, after all, children who are working hard at learning.  We also expect all children to respond respectfully to adult reminders to quiet down if needed.

Below is a snapshot of our highlights for the week ahead.  Included next week, is another PIZZA NIGHT.  This one is for Marco’s.

We would love to have you order Pizza on this night and pick it up at Marco’s.  Be sure to tell them your child’s class name (teacher name) so that this class gets credit for the order.  The class that orders the most pizza earns a free pizza party lunch.  A portion of all profits of pizza’s purchase go toward our school PTC which funds books for classrooms, family events, and much much much more.

Last week, Miss Taber’s first grade class won the JET’s PIZZA NIGHT.  Congratulations, first graders!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Reagan



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Fabulous First Week of School!

We want you to know that we appreciate ALL you did on the home end to help make our first week of school be fabulous!  There are 612 students currently enrolled at Georgetown and as a team we mad sure that each child was guided to the correct classroom, playground, lunchroom and special.  And, as many of you know from past experience, it is all hands on deck for departure time.  We have children who get home by busses and cars and we also have children who go to daycare–and we are focused on doing our best to get every single child to the right spot for their after school care.

We are looking forward to a great second week.  We have an outstanding lunch team, led by Mrs. Cheri Stacey.  They are working hard to get all 600 children in from recess and through the lunch line in a calm yet timely manner.  If your child is coming home without their lunch eaten, please let the teacher know.  We have lengthened the lunch time this year to allow every child time to eat–and we have also increased our staff to help with opening containers and packages.  We want to make sure that every child gets fed and hydrated at lunch time.

If you have a change in going home plans for your child it is CRITICAL that you notify the teacher with a handwritten note or an email.  Do not call the office after 3:00 PM with a going home change.  This is a very, very busy time—and it is also very difficult to ensure that teachers can be reached for these last minute changes.  All changes in going home procedures must go to the classroom teacher via a note or email at the beginning of each day.  Our teachers are busy during the day teaching—and often planning for the next lesson through lunch.  Many do not check their email until they get home well after 5 or 6 each evening.

There is nothing more stressful for a child than to be left in the office waiting for a parent to pick them up or unsure of how they were supposed to go home.  Please plan ahead and make sure that your child and your child’s teacher always knows in advance of going home changes.  ADVANCE equals BEGINNING OF THE DAY.

A snapshot of our week is below.  Our first PTC meeting is this coming Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.  Our meetings are one hour and it is a great way to find out about upcoming events and all that the PTC does to support our school.  It is open to everyone.  I would love to see you there!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Reagan

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The Week Ahead: September 4-7, 2012


Each weekend, I will post a snapshot of the week ahead…highlighting big events that take place.

Individual classroom events are featured on teacher blogs–be sure to scroll to your child’s class (links to blogs found on the left) for updates on weekly activities.

As you can see below, our first week ends with the annual Hudsonville Education Foundation Family Fun Fest.  This will be held at Eagle’s Stadium and includes face painting, drawings for big prizes and a DUNK TANK.  At 4:30 pm, three Georgetown teachers will be in the dunk tank (Mrs. Burdis, Mr. Kooiker and Mr. Jurewicz).  Please come and get them wet!

Remember to wear your blue and gold EAGLE clothing on Friday.  This will be a fun way to wrap up our first week together.

Important details for the first day:  Children can be on the playground between 8:30 and 8:45.  NO EARLIER.

  • First bell rings at 8:45 am.
  • Lunch schedules vary by grade.  Please check your child’s class blog.
  • Art, Music, PE rotation varies by grade:  Please check your child’s blog
  • Final bell rings at 3:40 pm when school is dismissed.

Mrs. Reagan

Dunk Tank: Friday, September 7 @ 4:30 pm
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Final Week of School

We wrapped up last week with our school carnival…a perfect way to celebrate a terrific year.  Many thanks to our PTC for organizing this.  Many parents donated to the insanely popular cake walk as well as time and energy to planning, set up and take down.  While walking about with Milo and Miss Robertson, a visiting teacher from England, I was able to take a few photos which are highlighted  above!

We are entering our final week of school for the 2012-13 school year.  It has been an amazing year — one filled with memories of friendships (new and continued), learning celebrations and school happenings.   We want you to know how much your support means to us — through volunteering in the classrooms, at PTC events and through your support of your child’s learning activities.  Your support of your child’s learning environment makes it possible for our school to reach all learners. Our school is great because of you and your children!

Throughout the summer months, I will update our blog with details about the upcoming 2012-13 school year.  Open Houses for next year will be held on August 28 (K) and August 29 (grades 1-5).

Also…our Library will be open in the summer from 10-12 on Tuesdays.  This is a great time to come and meet teachers and check out books.  Details coming in a post later this week!

School dismisses on Friday at 1 pm.  The children will eat lunch at school before we dismiss them.

Here’s to a fantastic week…filled with sunshine and wrap up activities!

Mrs. Reagan


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May Wraps Up and June Begins: Week 36

It’s the single digit count down:  Only 8.5 days of school remaining.  There is much to be done in the background — classlist work, final assessments, grading and report cards.  In addition, we are growing our staff so we will be adding four teachers and re-allocating spaces.

At the same time, we will be celebrating the remaining days with final projects, picnics, 5th grade celebration (May 30) and a host of other activities featured on your child’s class blog.

Kindergarten Parents:  Remember that the final day of school for MW in June 4.  The final day of school for TTH is June 5.  No kindergarten classes will be held on June 6, 7, and 8.

We will dismiss school at 1 pm on June 8.  As tradition holds, the staff with gather in the bus loop for a big send off of our busses — with the drivers making 2 or 3 rounds through the loop so we can wish all a happy summer.

A snapshot of the remaining days can be found below.  Here’s to a great wrap up of the year with updates to come about Open Library in the summer (TUESDAY MORNINGS) and more.

I hope your Memorial Weekend has been a great introduction to summer fun for your family!

Mrs. Reagan




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The Countdown Begins: Fourteen Days Until Summer

The 2011-12 school year is wrapping up very quickly.  The teachers feel like they are racing to keep up with all the activities, assessments, teaching units and more.

Our 5th graders have a big week ahead at Camp Pinewood.  This is the culminating celebratory activity that takes place at the end of their elementary experience.  Please follow your child’s class blog for announcements about grade level events that will take place during these final few days.

Our final day of school is June 8.  Dismissal is at 1 pm.  The children will eat lunch at school and then board the busses for home.

Report cards will be mailed to your home address.  These should arrive on Monday or Tuesday the following week.

Here’s to a warm, sunshiny week ahead!

Mrs. Reagan

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Four Weeks to Go: May 14, 2012

It is our 34th week of school — just four weeks away from summer vacation.  This week is one of my absolute favorites of the year, the celebration of our writers.  We have worked all year long create just right stories to be displayed all over our building: lockers, walls, doors and windows.

Each grade has a designated time for tours…and all of you are invited!  This year, we have integrated art work into our celebration.  You will be astounded by the pieces produced by our third graders with the help of Mrs. Brouwer and their teachers.  Please come to share this celebration with us.  We promise you will be amazed by our writing.

We also have field trips, Marco’s Pizza Night and the PTC Mother/Daughter event this week too!

I would like to extend warm wishes for a happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful care givers of children and all things family.  I hope you have a wonderful day and get celebrated for all you do for those you love.

Mrs. Reagan

Four Weeks to Go: May 14-18, 2012
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