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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 jbrouwer@hpseagles.net.

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: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/georgetownelementary.
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: http://vols.pt/kQEUqe
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 havenspc@gmail.com  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… http://www.mackinacferry.com/fun-services-coupons-34/ 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 www.eagle10k.com.

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 mayah.bischoff1@gmail.com 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 hudslax.com 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  www.hudsonvilleeducationfoundation.org.  

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 www.campinvention.org.  Contact Sharon Leerar, camp director, with any questions. sleerar@4hcs.org  616.915.1861

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.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

2/27 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to Lansing

3/1 ~ NO SCHOOL – RECORDS DAY
 
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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BLOG BITS 2/15/13

Happy Friday afternoon Georgetown Parents! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. We sure hope everyone enjoyed their winter break!  I know all of us here did.  It’s going to be tough, but next we are going to have our first 5 DAY WEEK that we have had in about a month!  Thank you snow days and winter break!  : )  Things went very smoothly this week at school and how could it have ended any better than with popcorn and Milo?!

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 PACKETS/ROUND UP………..  We now have Kindergarten packets available in the office to pick up.  Kindergarten Round Up will be held atGeorgetown on Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm.  Please remember that it is NOT a first come/first serve basis as far as turning in your registrations.  We will not be holding PK at Georgetown next year.  Our students that request PK will be going to Bauer.  Your child should be 5 on or before NOVEMBER 1 this year to enter EITHER PK or Kindergarten.  IF your child turns 5 between NOVEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 1you will need to fill out a WAIVER in order for them to attend PK or K.  These WAIVERS will be attached to the Kindergarten registrations.  You ONLY need to fill out the waiver if your child turns 5 BETWEEN the dates of NOVEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 1, 2013.

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.

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: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/georgetownelementary.

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: http://vols.pt/kQEUqe
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 havenspc@gmail.com  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… http://www.mackinacferry.com/fun-services-coupons-34/ and use access code MiG.  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. 

BOX TOP INFO……….. Please put any additional Box Tops & Labels for Education (labeled separately please) in the two bins near the Office no later than Friday, Feb 22.  It would be extremely helpful if each Box Top or Soup Label be cut/trimmed up & expiration dates checked as we cannot count any Box Tops that have reached their expiration dates, or ones that have the expiration date missing!  Also, the Box Tops website (www.boxtops4education.com) has several contests that can earn bonus box tops for our school.  Please visit their website, register with them and enter today!  If there are any questions, I can be contacted at msualumni96@att.net or cell/text at 616-204-0666  Thanks Shannon Klein!  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……….  IS IT DYSLEXIA?………… Dyslexia Correction Foundation an affiliate of New Chapter Learning will provide a free informational seminar on the thinking style, learning differences, and gifts of the visual thinker. What are the characteristics of dyslexia, the root cause of dyslexia, and how the problem can be corrected. Students generally gain 2-3 grade levels in reading during the one-week program. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 PM at Grandville Middle School; 3535 Wilson Ave, Grandville, MI. Room 200.  All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling 616-534-1385. For more information please visit www.newchapterlearning.net.

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 hudslax.com 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  www.hudsonvilleeducationfoundation.org.  
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 www.campinvention.org.  Contact Sharon Leerar, camp director, with any questions. sleerar@4hcs.org  616.915.1861

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.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Kickboxing for Adults

Babysitting Class

Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer

Soccer

Home Alone Class

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class

Learn to Inline Skate

Learn to Ice Skate & Intro to Hockey

Girls Volleyball Clinic

Father/Son Baseball Clinic

Offense/Defense Baseball Clinic

UPCOMING EVENTS

2/19 ~ 5th Grade Symphony Trip

2/20 ~ MARCO’S Pizza Night
2/22 ~ ECSE Field Trip to Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
 
2/26 ~ Kindergarten Round Up  7pm at Georgetown
 
2/27 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to Lansing
 
3/1 ~ NO SCHOOL – RECORDS DAY
3/4 – 3/6 ~ Parent Teach Conferences
3/5 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
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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BLOG BITS 01/25/13

Happy Friday afternoon Georgetown Parents! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……… Wow, was that not cool to have a snow day this week?!  I absolutely love them and hopefully we can possibly squeak out one more this year!  One day this week we had to have inside recess because of the temperatures, but we love it when the kids can go out and play.  Just as a reminder on how we determine whether it will be outside/inside recess……. we log on to Wood TV8’s website and they have a weather station right next door at Daybreak Church.  This tells us the temperature and wind chill.  The ONLY time the students stay inside is when the windchill is BELOW ZERO.  We monitor this in the morning and before every recess, so please just make sure your kids have the appropriate outdoor wear for recess.

We still seem to be having an issue with a lot of tardy students in the morning.  Please, we are asking on your part that you get your students to school on time when you are dropping them off.  If they arrive late from the bus, this is not marked as a tardy.  As a reminder the first bell rings at 8:45am and the second bell at 8:50am, which is when the students should be settled in their class.  When students are on time this makes attendance MUCH easier for the teachers AND the  office.  Thank you.

KINDERGARTEN PACKETS/ROUND UP………..  We now have Kindergarten packets available in the office to pick up.  Kindergarten Round Up will be held atGeorgetown on Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm.  Please remember that it is NOT a first come/first serve basis as far as turning in your registrations.  We will not be holding PK at Georgetown next year.  Our students that request PK will be going to Bauer.  Your child should be 5 on or before NOVEMBER 1 this year to enter EITHER PK or Kindergarten.  IF your child turns 5 between NOVEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 1you will need to fill out a WAIVER in order for them to attend PK or K.  These WAIVERS will be attached to the Kindergarten registrations.  You ONLY need to fill out the waiver if your child turns 5 BETWEEN the dates of NOVEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 1, 2013.

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.

PTC NEWS………  FATHER/DAUGHTER WINTER WONDERLAND DANCE……. Our Father/Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance will be held this Saturday, January 26th from 6:30-8:30.  It will be held NO MATTER the weather.  So all you Dad’s out there….. make sure your dancin’ shoes are ready!!  : )

MARCO’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER……….  is one of our rockin’ Kindergarten classes!!  Let’s all say a big HIP HIP HOORAY for Mrs. Bohl’s class.  Way to go Kindergartners!!  You helped raise just over $105 for Georgetown on pizza night.  Mrs. Bohl’s class will be rewarded with a pizza lunch from Marco’s.

COMMUNITY NEWS……….  GIRL SCOUT INFORMATIONAL MEETING…….. Will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 7pm in the Georgetown Library.  Please read the attachment with more details.  2012RecruitmentFlyer-2

SNOWMAN FESTIVAL………. Georgetown Township’s first Snowman Festival will be held on February 9, 2013 from noon until 2:00pm at Rosewood Park (a.k.a. Charlie’s Dump) in Jenison.  The event is sponsored by City2Shore Real Estate, Jet’s Pizza, and Biggby Coffee of Jenison.  Join us for an afternoon of family fun as we come together to create an entire village of snowmen!  Please visit City2Shore’s Facebook page for more details about the event and how you can participate.  Awards will be given for Most Original and Best Themed snowmen!  What does your most creative snowman look like?  Join us on February 9 and bring it to life!  In the event we do not have sufficient snow, the event will be rescheduled for February 23.

HUDSONVILLE LACROSSE ASSOCIATION………… Hudsonville Lacrosse offers the opportunity to learn and play competitive lacrosse in the spring for boys in grades 5-12, and girls in grades 9-12.    Get information and register at hudslax.com.  Registration will close on January 31.

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.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Kickboxing for Adults

Soccer

Home Alone Class

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class

Learn to Inline Skate

JR Dance Clinic

Learn to Ice Skate & Intro to Hockey

Girls Volleyball Clinic

Kids Rock the Gym

Father/Son Baseball Clinic

Offense/Defense Baseball Clinic

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

1/26 ~ Father/Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance

2/4 ~ ECSE Field Trip to Family Fare (Both AM & PM)

2/5 ~ JET’S Pizza Night
 
2/8 ~ NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
 
2/11 ~ NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
 
2/14 ~ 5th Grade Tarry Hall Skating 9am-11:30am
 
2/15 ~ Popcorn Friday
 
2/19 ~ 5th Grade Symphony Trip
 
2/20 ~ MARCO’S Pizza Night
 
2/26 ~ Kindergarten Round Up  7pm at Georgetown
 
2/27 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to Lansing
 
3/1 ~ NO SCHOOL – RECORDS DAY
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

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BLOG BITS 11/30/12

BLOG BITS 11/30/12………  Happy Last Friday of November!  

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  I cannot believe I just said that it is the last Friday in November!  So here we go with the count down until Christmas Break……..15 school days!  Holy Toledo, hold on tight the holidays will be here before we know it and kids will be home for 2 fun filled weeks of vacation.  We hope all of you enjoyed the Holiday program this week.  The students did an amazing job, as did the music teachers.  It seems nice to have the program behind us and the kids can just relax and enjoy their friends and their holiday parties now before Christmas break.  If you want to watch this on WCET, the viewing times are in this post.

STUDENT EARLY PICK-UP……….  In regards to students getting picked up early for appointments, etc. we are going to be doing things a little differently here in the office.  Please STILL continue to send a note to the teacher informing them that you will picking up your student early.  This will help to ensure that the students are ready for pick up.  However, as far as the office goes we WILL NOT call the student down to the office until you are here to sign them out.  We have just been seeing more that we call the student down and then they are not picked up on time and they end up missing more of their instructional time in class.  Our suggestion to you as parents is to arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure that you leave on time with your student.  Thank you.

LUNCH SCHEDULES……. Just wanted to get these out there again  as we have been getting frequent calls in regards to this.  KINDERGARTEN, recess 11:20-11:35, lunch 11:40-12:00; 1ST GRADE, recess 11:30-11:45, lunch 11:50-12:10;  2ND GRADE, recess 12:00-12:10, lunch 12:15-12:35;  3RD GRADE, recess 12:05-12:15, lunch 12:20-12:40;  4TH GRADE, recess 12:30-12:40, lunch 12:45-1:05;  5TH GRADE, recess 12:35-12:45, lunch 12:50-1:10.

DECEMBER LUNCH MENU……….  is attached as is a deposit slip if needed.  Dec. 12 Hud. Elem    Deposit Slip (1)

ART NEWS………  Parents, be sure to check out your child’s artwork on ARTSONIA, the world’s largest on-line art gallery!  Looking for a special Christmas gift for grandparents? Visit the Artsonia Gift Shop and have artwork printed on a huge variety of items, including mugs, clothing, and holiday cards.  Contact Mrs. Brouwer (jbrouwer@hpseagles.net) if you need the Security Key Code to access your child’s artwork. 

P.E. NEWS……….  P.E. CARES……… Everything is totaled and the winning class is……………….5th gr. Walenta with 179 items!!!!!!!!!!  They will get the PE CARES T-shirts and the bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes!  2nd place was Kuieck with 146 and 3rd place was Kooiker!   Thanks to EVERYONE for all your help with this project!  The total collected was 2,391 items.   Awesome job!!!!  The poster of totals will be on the bulletin board on Monday  🙂

PTC NEWS……….  FALL BOOK FAIR………. A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers for the FALL BOOK FAIR.  Total sales were over $7100!  We were able to provide over $3300 of books to our teachers!!

BOX TOP COMPETITION……… We have 3 classrooms who have won the box top contest – 1 in each wing of the school:

 Congratulations to Mrs. Bohl’s Kindergarteners who brought in 1,481 box tops!

Congratulations to Mrs. Quigley’s Second Graders who brought in 923 box tops!

Congratulations to Mr. Kooiker’s Fourth Graders who brought in 2,788 box tops!

In total, we submitted 10,199 points in Box Tops which will bring in a total of $1,019.90 for Georgetown Elementary!  A huge thank you for all those who helped clip their box tops and get them in on time!  Thank you also to Christi Dandurand for helping me count all of these!  Keep clipping & saving and ask neighbors, family and friends to help for the next contest in the Spring.  More details to follow at that time.  I will be contacting each of the winning teachers to find out if their class would like to watch a movie, or have a snow cone snack!

Also please see the attached photo that explains on how you can receive 20 EXTRA Box Tops when shopping at Meijer.  

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP………..  It will be taking place in our library during the week of December 10-14.  This is another great event for the kids and they absolutely love shopping for their family and loved ones!  With that being said, it takes a lot of volunteers to make this happen.  Please contact Cheryl Havens at havenspc@gmail.com or 616-481-4164 or use this link to sign up   http://vols.pt/fkU1ev.   Thanks for all you do parents  : )  
COMMUNITY NEWS………  FREE COATS/CLOTHING/HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND TOYS…….  Winter Coats, Clothing & Household Items and Toys
Saturday, December 1 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1294 Chicago Drive, Jenison (Kerkstra Precast’s warehouse – in back of building)Georgetown Township Fire Department will be distributing its Coats 4 Kids and Christ Community Cupboard will be opening its doors to the residents of Georgetown Township on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.If you or any of your immediate family members are in need of winter coats, gloves/mittens, hats, scarves, snow pants, and/or boots and/or clothing, (infant through adult sizes), you are welcome to come and “shop” for FREE!  We also have a huge selection of household items and some toys available. We simply request that you take only items that are needed and that no items are taken for resale.  If you have questions or if you cannot attend the give-away on December 1, please e mail us at  coats4kids2012@gmail.com to let us know how we can be of help.  Tim Mc Intyre and Brett Wright, GTFD/Deb Mc Intyre, Coordinator, Christ Community Cupboard.
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR……… Do your holiday shopping and help the Hudsonville Bands at the same time!  Barnes & Noble Bookfair to support Hudsonville Bands, Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 (voucher maybe used on-line December 7 through 11, 2012).  Barnes & Noble – Rivertown Crossing Mall.  Come see Santa Claus and listen to a reading of Polar Express in-store on Friday at 7 pm.  Johnathan Rand, author of the exiting Michigan Chillers series will be in-store on Saturday from 3 to 5 pm.  Tell the cashier that your purchase is for Hudsonville Bands and the Hudsonville Bands will receive a percentage of the sale.  Family and friends can help support Hudsonville Bands right from their home town.  Send them or give them this voucher to use in their local Barnes & Noble store or on-line. VOUCHER is attached here……. 2012_Band Bookfair-Flyer-with-Vouchers                                                          
GIFTS OF APPRECIATION…….. Are you wondering what gift to get your child’s teacher or bus driver for Christmas this year?  As we all know, Christmas is a great time to recognize those special people – teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and other staff members – who are a positive influence in your child’s life and school experience. One way to show your appreciation is by making a donation in their name to the Hudsonville Education Foundation.  It’s a gift that keeps on giving!  Please see the attached donation form (or pick one up at your child’s school) for more information and directions for making your gift.  GiftsofAppr-Dec2012
HUDSONVILLE LACROSSE ASSOCIATION………. Register now to play lacrosse for the Hudsonville Lacrosse Association in the spring!  
Go to www.hudslax.com for registration and information. Open to Boys in 5th grade through high school, and high school girls.
GOLF…….. Do you have a son or daughter interested in GOLF???…… BRAD DEAN from Crystal Mountain (#1 Teaching Pro in the Midwest) will be here to talk about his Golf Academy and answer questions on Tuesday, December 11 @ 6:30 in Room 107 at the HS.  Brad’s academy has many different options from beginners to college level players. Feel free to attend and get information.  Varsity Boys and Girls coaches will be there to answer questions as well.  Check it out and get a head start on getting your kids ready to play.   Questions you can call  Ron Reimink (Boy’s Coach) @616-669-1500 ext. 20126 or Joe DeSmit (Girl’s Coach) @ 616-443-7727

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

Jr. Eagles Basketball ~ Boys/Girls Grades K-2

Boys Basketball ~ Grades 3-6

Soccer ~ Ages 5-12

Learn to Swim ~ Ages 6mo – 3yr

Young Rembrandts Drawing ~ Ages 6-12

Learn to Inline Skate ~ Ages 4 & up

Holiday Cooking Class ~ Ages 6-8

Learn to Ice Skate ~ Ages 3 & up

Beginning Fencing ~ Ages 5 – Adult

UPCOMING EVENTS

12/4 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
 
12/10-12/14 ~ Holiday Gift Shop
 
12/14 ~ ECSE Christmas Celebration
12/14 ~ Popcorn Friday
12/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
12/22-1/6 ~ HOLIDAY BREAK  : )
1/8 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
1/11 ~ 5th Grade Field Trip
1/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
1/18 ~ Popcorn Friday
1/26~ Father/Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance (more info coming soon!)
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

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BLOG BITS 9/21/12

BLOG BITS 9/21/12…………  HAPPY FRIDAY GEORGETOWN PARENTS!!!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  Well we are THREE weeks into school and we are feeling pretty darn good.  : )  Things seem to be running smoothly and the students all seem to be getting into their school routines very nicely.  With this being said, I do not have much else to add. from the office.  Which I guess could be looked at as that is a good thing.  : )

BREAKFAST AT GEORGETOWN……… Parents this is just a friendly reminder that we do offer breakfast here at Georgetown.  It is offered every day from 8:20 to 8:50.  If your student would like to have breakfast they just need to mention it to the playground supervisor in the morning when they get off the bus and they will let them enter the school.  Choices for breakfast include fruit loops, cinnamon toast crunch, cheerios and frosted flakes.  All breakfast kits include a cereal, a snack, juice and milk.  

LUNCH INFO……..  I am attaching the OCTOBER hot lunch menu and a deposit slip for you.  Remember too that you are able to make deposits to your student’s lunch account online now.  You will need their student ID # which you can get from our office.  The website for online lunch access is www.sendmoneytoschool.com   oct. 2012 hud elem menu      Deposit Slip (1)

HEF FAMILY FUN FEST FUNDRAISER………..  has been rescheduled for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28.  It will take place at the Varsity Stadium from 4:30pm to 7:00 pm.  There will be lots of fun activities for the kids.    Hope to see you all there!!  : )

P.E. NEWS…….. TURKEY TROT…….… Once again the Hudsonville Elementary P.E. teachers are gearing up for the Turkey Trot!  This race involves all the Hudsonville Elementary school students and families.  The race will be held on October 23 and more information will be coming home soon.  We are looking for businesses to sponsor our Turkey Trot race.  If you have a large or small business and you would like some more advertising this could be for you.  We have over 1,000 runners and families that would see your ad!  Please let Mrs. Nienhuis or Mrs. VanKoevering (your P.E. teachers) know if you are interested and have more questions.

PTC NEWS………. JET’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…………   Drumroll please……… the winning classroom for our first Jet’s Pizza Party for this school year is…….. 1st Grade………… MISS TABER!  Way to go 1st graders you have just earned your class a pizza party!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED………..  The PTC is still looking for some help with some events for the school.  They really need volunteers to step up and help out with these fun activities for the kids otherwise the events may not be able to take place.  : (  These are the areas where they are looking for help:  Chairpersons for both the Book Fairs, Conference Dinners for Staff, Box Top Competitions, Mother/Son Event, Father/Daughter Event, and 5th Grade Celebration.  If you are able and interested please contact Stacey Alexander at 616.914.6896.  Thank you

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD OF PARENTING…… featuring Dan Seaborn.  A morning of inspiration and encouragement for parents of college, high school, elementary, and preschool aged children.
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  ResLife, 5100 Ivanrest Ave., Grandville, MI 49418 616-534-4923 $15.00 per person or
$25.00 per couple.  Pre-registration appreciated.

Questions? Contact Sandy North at sandyn@reslife.org or 616-249-3723  Child care will not be provided for this event.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………  Saturday, September 29, 2012. Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, September 29th. 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 a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

FALL/WINTER CLOTHING SALE………. Heritage Christian School is hosting its annual Fall/Winter Clothing Sale on Saturday, September 29 from 9AM to Noon.  40+ vendors will be selling quality used toys, games, sporting equipment, baby paraphenalia, and children’s clothing sizes newborn – junior high.  There will also be baked goods for sale!  Heritage Christian is located at 4900 40th Avenue across from W.W. Greenhouse in Hudsonville.

HUDSONVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT……….  The Hudsonville Public Schools Annual Education Report (AER) was presented to the Board of Education on September 13, 2012.  The AER is a state requirement for all districts and consists of the following information:

•  Student Assessment Data

•  AYP Status

•  Teacher Qualification Data

•  Top to Bottom Ranking

•  Process for assigning pupils

•  Status of 3-5 year School Improvement Plans

•  School Data Profile

•  Curriculum maps

•  Attendance rate at parent teacher conferences

•  Dual enrollment (High School only)

•  Advanced Placement courses (High School only)

•  College Equivalent courses  (High School only)


Parents and the community can access this information by clicking on the Annual Education Report tab on our website, www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org.  If you have any questions regarding the AER information, please contact the district curriculum office at 616-669-1740 extension 4.

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

Jr. Cheer Clinic – Grades PK – 5th
Beginning Fencing – Ages 5 – 7
Youth & Adult Fencing – Ages 7 – Adult
Learn to Ice Skate – Ages 3 & up
Intro to Hockey – Boys and girls with ice skating experience.
Home Alone Class – Ages 9 – 13
Babysitting Class – Ages 9 – 13
Learn to Rollerblade – Ages 4 & up
Bowling – Ages 3 & up
Tae Kwon Do – Ages 8 & up
Girls Basketball – Grades 3 – 6
Golf Lessons – Grades 1 – 8
Learn to Swim – Ages 6 months & up
Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes – Ages 6 12

UPCOMING EVENTS

9/26 ~  Georgetown Walk-A-Thon

9/28 ~ HEF Fun Fest

9/28 ~ ECSE Parent Involvement Activity “Taste of ECSE”

10/2 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

10/9-10/11 ~ MEAP Grades 3-5

10/16-10/17 ~ MEAP Grades 3-5

10/17 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

10/23 ~ Turkey  Trot

10/29-11/1 ~ Raey Guang Visits

Have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

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BLOG BITS 9/14/12

HAPPY FRIDAY GEORGETOWN PARENTS!!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..Can you believe it??!  We have just completed our second week of school already!  We here in the office feel like we are running like a fine oiled machine.  Maybe that is what happens after 6 years?  I must say also that our Kindergartners are doing a fabulous job!  They seem to be handling all day every day kindergarten very well.  Kudos to Kindergartners!  : )

PICTURE DAY……..  Is MONDAY!!!  September 17.  Please remember to send in your order form with your student.  Do not worry if your student is going to be a late arrival on Monday, they can go and have their picture taken when they get here if there class has already gone.

NOTES TO TEACHERS, ETC……….  This is just a friendly suggestion to help out our wonderful teachers.  When sending in notes to the teachers it is EXTREMELY helpful if you DATE the note.  Sometimes inadvertently the teacher will not remove the note from folders or leave it posted up and if there is not date on it, they can get confused as to which day the note is for.  Thank you.

LUNCH INFO……..  I am attaching the SEPTEMBER hot lunch menu and a deposit slip for you.  Remember too that you are able to make deposits to your student’s lunch account online now.  You will need their student ID # which you can get from our office.  The website for online lunch access is www.sendmoneytoschool.com   Sept. 2012 Elementary Menu       Deposit Slip (1)

HEF FAMILY FUN FEST FUNDRAISER………..  has been rescheduled for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28.  It will take place at the Varsity Stadium from 4:30pm to 7:00 pm.  There will be lots of fun activities for the kids.    Hope to see you all there!!  : )

P.E. NEWS……..  Once again the Hudsonville Elementary P.E. teachers are gearing up for the Turkey Trot!  This race involves all the Hudsonville Elementary school students and families.  The race will be held on October 23 and more information will be coming home soon.  We are looking for businesses to sponsor our Turkey Trot race.  If you have a large or small business and you would like some more advertising this could be for you.  We have over 1,000 runners and families that would see your ad!  Please let Mrs. Nienhuis or Mrs. VanKoevering (your P.E. teachers) know if you are interested and have more questions.

PTC NEWS……….  The PTC is still looking for some help with some events for the school.  They really need volunteers to step up and help out with these fun activities for the kids otherwise the events may not be able to take place.  : (  These are the areas where they are looking for help:  Chairpersons for both the Book Fairs, Conference Dinners for Staff, Box Top Competitions, Mother/Son Event, Father/Daughter Event, and 5th Grade Celebration.  If you are able and interested please contact Stacey Alexander at 616.914.6896.  Thank you

COMMUNITY EVENTS………. HEART OF HUDSONVILLE PHOTO CONTEST……..  Please read the attached flyer in regards to all of the information for this event.  In the attachment there is also an entry form and a model release form.  2012 Heart of Hudsonville Photo Contest

SEPTEMBER ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR……….. sponsored by Hudsonville Christian School will be on Saturday, September 15, from 9-3 at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds. Admission is $2 for adults. 12 and under are free.  A food tent is available for refreshments and lunch.  150 booths represent a wide variety of products from the finest local vendors. This is a juried show of only handcrafted items with dozens of selected new vendors.  For more information, search “Septemberfest Arts and Craft Show” on Facebook.

WEST MICHIGAN MOM’S SALE……. Buy and sell gently used children’s clothing, toys, baby gear, and maternity wear at the Midwest’s largest Mom-to-Mom sale! Free admission!  Strollers allowed!  September 15, from 9:  a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

IS IT DYSLEXIA………  Dyslexia Correction Foundation, an affiliate of New Chapter Learning will provide a free informational seminar on the thinking
style, learning differences, and gifts of the visual thinker. What are the characteristics of dyslexia, the root cause of dyslexia, and how the problem can be corrected. The seminar will be held on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30 PM at Grandville Middle School; 3535 Wilson Ave, Grandville, MI. Room 200.  All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling 616-534-1385. For more information please visit www.newchapterlearning.net.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………  Saturday, September 29, 2012. Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, September 29th. 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 a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

HUDSONVILLE AREA SCOUT PROGRAM………..  The Cub Scouting program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys (Grades 1st through 5th) and their parents, through offering fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together. Activities your child can participate in: White Caps games, Griffins games, social service events, day camps, hiking, sledding, pinewood derby, food drives, bottle rockets, push cart races, and much more! Boys Cub Scout Pack 3149 Registration for 2012/2013 will be Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Riley Street Middle School (cafeteria). Cost of initial registration is $15 per child – please note this registration is for NEW scouts only. If you are interested in having your child participate in Cub Scouts, but are unable to attend registration, please contact Nicole VanEe @nicolevanee@hotmail.com or 379-1245.

GIRL SCOUT INFORMATION……….  You are invited to learn about Girl Scouts and help us celebrate 100 years of scouting!  Please join us in the gym at Park Elementary School, Thursday, September 20th from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  All current scouts and girls interested in learning more about Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend.  http:/ /hudsonvillegirlscouts.edublogs.org    Please read the attached flier with more information   Hudsonville 2012 Fall flyer

FALL/WINTER CLOTHING SALE………. Heritage Christian School is hosting its annual Fall/Winter Clothing Sale on Saturday, September 29 from 9AM to Noon.  40+ vendors will be selling quality used toys, games, sporting equipment, baby paraphenalia, and children’s clothing sizes newborn – junior high.  There will also be baked goods for sale!  Heritage Christian is located at 4900 40th Avenue across from W.W. Greenhouse in Hudsonville.

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

Jr. Cheer Clinic – Grades PK – 5th
Beginning Fencing – Ages 5 – 7
Youth & Adult Fencing – Ages 7 – Adult
Learn to Ice Skate – Ages 3 & up
Intro to Hockey – Boys and girls with ice skating experience.
Home Alone Class – Ages 9 – 13
Babysitting Class – Ages 9 – 13
Learn to Rollerblade – Ages 4 & up
Bowling – Ages 3 & up
Tae Kwon Do – Ages 8 & up
Girls Basketball – Grades 3 – 6
Golf Lessons – Grades 1 – 8
Learn to Swim – Ages 6 months & up
Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes – Ages 6 12

UPCOMING EVENTS

9/17 ~ School Picture Day  : )

9/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

9/28 ~ HEF Fun Fest

9/28 ~ ECSE Parent Involvement Activity “Taste of ECSE”

10/2 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

Have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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Walkathon Pool Party 2012

The top money earners from our fall Walkathon skipped school on Thursday to swim in my pool!  It was a fabulous day of cannon ball jumps, squirt gun fights, relay races and much more.

We ate lunch and had ice cream and popsicles–all pool side.  The hot sun made  for big time splashing!  Many thanks to our PTC for organizing the WALKATHON and making events such as this possible.

Enjoy this slideshow!  Maybe you’ll be a winner next year!

 

Mrs. Reagan

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BLOG BITS 5/18/2012

Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown Parents!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  Hold on tight……… do you feel the whirl winds blowing around you????  There are only 14 DAYS of school left.  This week was a very busy week here!!  We had the “Just Write” open house, the “Just Write” teacher skits and the guest students from Liverpool!  Now things might settle down a little as we are winding down.  We just ask that you pay very close attention to your teacher blogs and any information that may be coming home as there will be lots of fun things happening in the classrooms as we wind down the school year.

LIBRARY NEWS………  Drum roll please…….. Mrs. VandenBerg announced the winners this morning for the reading counts prizes.   So there will be alot of excited students coming home from school today!!   The Grand Prize winner was Ike Irish from Mrs. Quigley’s class and he won a NOOK!! Ike made his goal for each marking period  along with another 136 kids!  The other lucky winners were drawn from students who entered tickets for making their goals.   A winner was drawn from each class in grades 2-5.  So hear are the winners…… Kensley Kreuger (2-G), Marissa Witte (2-K), Harrison Jones (2-J), Bryanna Bentley (2-Q), Joe Huyser (3-F), Nathan Keillor (3-Mc), Jaron Dykstra (3-VA), Max Perez (4-Bia), Jacob Martinez (4-Bo), Mackenzie Krystiniak (4-H), Zach Weiss (4-K), Skylar VanAntwerp (5-Bo), Kelsey Gelder (5-Burd) and Tom Stutz (5-Burm).  Way to go readers!!  : )

PTC NEWS………  GEORGETOWN’S SPRING CARNIVAL…….. The Carnival is coming fast and the committee is in desperate need of volunteers!!  We need a lot of volunteers to make this great night happen for the kids!!  So if you are willing and able please contact Stacey Alexander at 616-914-6896.  They would love to see families, grandparents and even teenagers volunteer.  The Carnival will be held on Friday, June 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

BOX TOP INFORMATION……..  The box top contest has been extended!  Get your box tops in by next  FRIDAY to still count in the classroom contests!!  Please be sure to label with your student’s name/teacher and how many are in the bag.  Start cutting!!

COMMUNITY NEWS……….. LEARN TO PLAY LACROSSE……..Hudsonville Area Lacrosse will have learn to play clinics this summer, check for dates soon at hudslax.com .    Open to Boys and Girls 3rd grade through 11th grade who have never played before.  Girls 7-11th grade !   Are you interested in playing Lacrosse next spring?  Hudsonville Area Lacrosse wants to hear from you !  Talk to your parents, then go to hudslax.com, click on the feedback icon and let us know that you are interested !  Girls lacrosse is not the same as boys lacrosse, no hard hitting, no helmets and a lot of fun.

SATURDAY SLIP~N~SLIDE…… Save the date…. Saturday, June 16.  The 2nd Annual Saturday Slip N Slide will be held on Saturday, June 16 from noon until 5pm at the Soccer Bowl in Jenison, also known as Charlie’s Dump (18th Ave & Rosewood)!  This community event is for your entire family!  Waterslides, bounce houses, dunk tanks, cars, vendors, lots of food, and a HUGE raffle.  Visit our website at www.SaturdaySlipNSlide.comfor full details.  Ride the waterslides all day for $1 or donation of a non-perishable food item for Hand2Hand Ministry.  Call City2Shore Real Estate to purchase your raffle tickets 662-9664.  Proceeds benefit KIDS HOPE USA.

AYSO REGISTRATION…….. Player Fee Drop-off….. May 22 / 24…..6:00pm to 8:00pm,  Registration is at Jenison Junior High School Cafeteria located at 8295 20th Avenue.  Cost For Soccer Registration………$80 for 1st player; $75 for 2nd players;  $70 for 3rd and on.  $60 for U14 & U19.  Players must be 4 ½ years old by August 1st.  Register your child at:  www.eayso.org  Youth soccer teams for boys and girls 4 to 18 years old.  www.ayso676soccer.com

ARTISTS AT HUGHES PARK……….. Artists and crafters of all kinds are signing up to be part of the annual Art in the Park event in Hudsonville. This year, the event, hosted by the Hudsonville Arts Council, will be held on June 9, 2012 from 9am to 3pm.

HEF……HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……..  please read the attached flyer with all of the new spring  information from the HEF.  It will also be found in the upcoming Appleseed.  SpringNews

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……….  Saturday, June 2, 2012……… Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, June 2. 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 a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

2012 SUMMER EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES……...  Ali Bendert – Elementary Music Teacher ~ Classes will be held at Hudsonville United Church of Christ  (4950 32nd Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426) in the Choir Room. Please e-mail me at ali.bendert@gmail.com or call me at 517.256.3720 if you would like more information or would like to sign up for a class for you and your child.  Classes will run from June 25 – August 10 and will be once a week. Classes are $10 each per child, but if you sign up for the whole summer, the cost is $50 (two free classes!).

Not Sure? Check out a FREE Sample Class!  I will be having free sample classes on Saturday, June 9 at 10am (infants and toddlers) and
11am (preschoolers). This will allow you to try the music class for free to see if it is right for you and your child. Please contact me (ali.bendert@gmail.com or 517.256.3720) if you are interested in the free classes.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEERLEADING………  Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign up dates on Saturday, June 16th and Saturday, July 28th.   Registrations will be held at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost of registration is $50 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 (www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.com).  If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@yahoo.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

MICHIGAN FIRE JUNIORS………  Youth Recreational Soccer Program…..  The Michigan Fire Juniors announces the Sparks Player Academy program (formerly Junior Rangers). This is a recreational soccer program with an emphasis on player and skills development. Players, ages 4 to 9 will learn to play from experienced and paid trainers/coaches in a fun and exciting way. There will be skills and techniques taught that will enable them go on to play soccer at whatever level their ability will take them. The youth soccer player is the foundation to the continued growth and success of soccer in West Michigan. No tryouts are necessary……

2012 – 2013 OPEN REGISTRATION (no tryouts)
Michigan Fire Juniors – Sparks Player Academy (age 4 – 9 based on 2012-2013 school year)
Registration Dates: May 19, 2012
Registration Location: Jenison Christian Church (next to the Ranger Fields on 28th Ave, Jenison
Registration Time: 9:00 am – 11 am
Cost: Fall & Spring $175.00 (8 weeks- fall / 8 weeks-spring includes uniform)
Website: www.michiganfirejuniors.com/

West Michigan Flight Academy 3rd Annual Pancake Carnival……… All you can eat – kids 5 and under free, 6-12 yrs. $5, adults $10.  Games, prizes, pony rides, pilots offering flights & much more, there issomething for everyone!
When: Saturday, June 9th, 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Riverview Airport, 805 Taylor Street, Jenison Michigan
Why: Annual Pancake Carnival fundraiser benefits West Michigan Flight Academy’s flight programs.
These programs give children the opportunity to pursue careers in Aviation & Aerospace, while improving grades in Math & Science.  This event is one of many ways to reach as many kids & parents as possible, as well as raising funds for fuel and maintenance cost.  More: Internationally acclaimed aviation artist Rick Herter – Framed prints will be auctioned.  Mr. Herter will be in attendance to personalize the prints for the winning bidders.

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE AND MORE CAMPS 2012………. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more. The programs will feature
“hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN and challenging way as well as hands-on, skill and technique building experiences in the non-science camps. Enrollment is based on the grade your student will enter Fall ‘12. You may register one grade either side if there is space available. To register, or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.htm  l. For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

2012 CREATE CAMP INVENTION COMING TO HUDSONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL THIS SUMMER!………  In partnership with Invent Now, Hudsonville Christian School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. Camp Invention will run from 9:00 – 3:30 from June 18-22, 2012. This exciting, week-long adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Hudsonville Christian staff members will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Register on or before March 30 to receiver $25 OFF the base price of $215. Look for a flyer on Hudsonville Christian School’s websitewww.hudsonvillechristian.org, or there is a flyer available at school. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……….. We have many different classes and camps planned for your kids this summer.  Your student should have brought the brochure home last week one day.  Otherwise, please feel free to browse the PDF of the Summer Brochure that I have attached to this email.    Summer2012

Online registration for all summer programming begins on Monday, April 16, 2012.    Register online at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org

Classes and camps fill quickly, so do not delay in getting your child registered.  Please feel free to contact Community Ed with any questions you may have at 669-1740.

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/23-5/25 ~ 5th Grade Camp

5/25 ~ Popcorn Friday

5/25 ~ ECSE Family Picnic at Hager Park

5/29 ~ 5th Grade Safety Trip to the Whitecaps

5/30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

6/1 ~ Georgetown Carnival 5:30-8:30 pm

6/4 ~ LAST school day  for M/W PK/K

6/5 ~ LAST school day for T/TH PK/K

6/8 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:00pm!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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BLOG BITS 5/11/12

Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………….  I cannot believe I am even saying this……… but there are ONLY 4 more weeks of school left!!!  Hold on tight because it is going to fly by!!!  So many things are going on like field trips, field days and 5th grade camp!!!  So knowing it is absolutely crazy at school and probably at home too,  just try to enjoy every moment of this with your children and remember patience is a virtue!!  : )

A HUGE thank you to Hudsonville Public Schools for all your help in making the basketball game fundraiser so special!!!  We were able to raise approximately $20,000 to be given to the Meyer family in honor of Spencer.  We are blessed to be a part of such a giving and caring community!!

Another HUGE thank you to our wonderful Georgetown PTC AND Parents!!!  This week has been amazing with all of the special treats provided to the staff for our Staff Appreciation Week!  At this time of year it is great to know how much we are appreciated.  The little things in life really do make a big difference!  : )

PTC NEWS……….  MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOWL-A-PALOOZA……..  Friday, May 18 with two start times to choose from.  5:30pm and 7:30pm.  At the Hudsonville Lanes Bowling Alley.  Cost is $5 per person and this includes 2 games of bowling and shoes.  Food will be extra.  Please download the attached registration form with all of the information.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 15!!    Bowl-a-Palooza

GEORGETOWN SPRING CARNIVAL………. is coming soon!  Save the date of Friday, June 1st, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm!  Wristbands are $10 before / $15 day of the event, this includes all games, the Cake Walk and Face Painting. Look for the flyer coming home soon to purchase wrist bands. We will need donated baked goods the week of the carnival, and volunteers are needed to help with games, concessions, set-up and clean-up. Volunteer as a family, grandparents, and older siblings are welcome to volunteer too! Call Stacey Alexander with any questions, (616) 914-6896

COMMUNITY NEWS……….  AYSO REGISTRATION…….. Player Fee Drop-off….. May 22 / 24…..6:00pm to 8:00pm,  Registration is at Jenison Junior High School Cafeteria located at 8295 20th Avenue.  Cost For Soccer Registration………$80 for 1st player; $75 for 2nd players;  $70 for 3rd and on.
$60 for U14 & U19.  Players must be 4 ½ years old by August 1st.

Register your child at:  www.eayso.org  Youth soccer teams for boys and girls 4 to 18 years old.  www.ayso676soccer.com

ARTISTS AT HUGHES PARK……….. Artists and crafters of all kinds are signing up to be part of the annual Art in the Park event in Hudsonville. This year, the event, hosted by the Hudsonville Arts Council, will be held on June 9, 2012 from 9am to 3pm.

HEF……HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……..  please read the attached flyer with all of the new spring  information from the HEF.  It will also be found in the upcoming Appleseed.  SpringNews

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……….  Saturday, June 2, 2012……… Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, June 2. 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 a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

2012 SUMMER EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES……...  Ali Bendert – Elementary Music Teacher ~ Classes will be held at Hudsonville United Church of Christ  (4950 32nd Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426) in the Choir Room. Please e-mail me at ali.bendert@gmail.com or call me at 517.256.3720 if you would like more information or would like to sign up for a class for you and your child.  Classes will run from June 25 – August 10 and will be once a week. Classes are $10 each per child, but if you sign up for the whole summer, the cost is $50 (two free classes!).

Not Sure? Check out a FREE Sample Class!  I will be having free sample classes on Saturday, June 9 at 10am (infants and toddlers) and
11am (preschoolers). This will allow you to try the music class for free to see if it is right for you and your child. Please contact me (ali.bendert@gmail.com or 517.256.3720) if you are interested in the free classes.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEERLEADING………  Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign up dates on Saturday, June 16th and Saturday, July 28th.   Registrations will be held at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost of registration is $50 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 (www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.com).  If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@yahoo.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

MICHIGAN FIRE JUNIORS………  Youth Recreational Soccer Program…..  The Michigan Fire Juniors announces the Sparks Player Academy program (formerly Junior Rangers). This is a recreational soccer program with an emphasis on player and skills development. Players, ages 4 to 9 will learn to play from experienced and paid trainers/coaches in a fun and exciting way. There will be skills and techniques taught that will enable them go on to play soccer at whatever level their ability will take them. The youth soccer player is the foundation to the continued growth and success of soccer in West Michigan. No tryouts are necessary……

2012 – 2013 OPEN REGISTRATION (no tryouts)
Michigan Fire Juniors – Sparks Player Academy (age 4 – 9 based on 2012-2013 school year)
Registration Dates: May 12 and May 19, 2012
Registration Location: Jenison Christian Church (next to the Ranger Fields on 28th Ave, Jenison
Registration Time: 9:00 am – 11 am
Cost: Fall & Spring $175.00 (8 weeks- fall / 8 weeks-spring includes uniform)
Website: www.michiganfirejuniors.com/

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN CONFERENCE…….  Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 17, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Bob Lancer be speaking on Raising Children, Raising Ourselves: Taking charge in our relationship with children begins with taking charge of ourselves first, because we cannot improve a child’s self-control while we are losing ours. This conference also includes several breakouts with topics such as Transforming Difficult Children, Special Needs Children,Preparing for College Costs,Dealing with Picky Eaters, Parenting with Love & Logic, Autism Spectrum Disorder and MUCH more!Register online at www.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.     Challenge of Children Flyer 2012 electronic (3)

West Michigan Flight Academy 3rd Annual Pancake Carnival……… All you can eat – kids 5 and under free, 6-12 yrs. $5, adults $10.  Games, prizes, pony rides, pilots offering flights & much more, there issomething for everyone!
When: Saturday, June 9th, 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Riverview Airport, 805 Taylor Street, Jenison Michigan
Why: Annual Pancake Carnival fundraiser benefits West Michigan Flight Academy’s flight programs.
These programs give children the opportunity to pursue careers in Aviation & Aerospace, while improving grades in Math & Science.  This event is one of many ways to reach as many kids & parents as possible, as well as raising funds for fuel and maintenance cost.  More: Internationally acclaimed aviation artist Rick Herter – Framed prints will be auctioned.  Mr. Herter will be in attendance to personalize the prints for the winning bidders.

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE AND MORE CAMPS 2012………. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more. The programs will feature
“hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN and challenging way as well as hands-on, skill and technique building experiences in the non-science camps. Enrollment is based on the grade your student will enter Fall ‘12. You may register one grade either side if there is space available. To register, or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.htm  l. For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

HOPE COLLEGE SOCCER CAMPS……..  The Hope College Soccer camps are designed specifically for local soccer players that desire to grow in their soccer abilities.  Campers ages six to 14 attend day camps in June for a fun educational experience in a great team based setting.  At the Hope Soccer Camps we do more than build technical and tactical ability.  We also develop relationships that allows each player to build friendships with the other players and staff.  Two weeks are available from June18-22 and June 25-29.  Come for the best week of soccer ever.  Learn more at www.hopesoccercamp.com.

2012 CREATE CAMP INVENTION COMING TO HUDSONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL THIS SUMMER!………  In partnership with Invent Now, Hudsonville Christian School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. Camp Invention will run from 9:00 – 3:30 from June 18-22, 2012. This exciting, week-long adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Hudsonville Christian staff members will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Register on or before March 30 to receiver $25 OFF the base price of $215. Look for a flyer on Hudsonville Christian School’s websitewww.hudsonvillechristian.org, or there is a flyer available at school. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……….. We have many different classes and camps planned for your kids this summer.  Your student should have brought the brochure home last week one day.  Otherwise, please feel free to browse the PDF of the Summer Brochure that I have attached to this email.    Summer2012

Online registration for all summer programming begins on Monday, April 16, 2012.    Register online at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org

Classes and camps fill quickly, so do not delay in getting your child registered.  Please feel free to contact Community Ed with any questions you may have at 669-1740.

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/14-5/18 ~ Just Write

5/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

5/18 ~ PK-Boes Field Trip to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

5/23-5/25 ~ 5th Grade Camp

5/25 ~ ECSE Family Picnic at Hager Park

5/30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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Mother Daughter Event

SAVE THE DATE for
MOTHER DAUGHTER BOWLING
Friday, May 18, 2012
Two start times to choose from:
5:30 pm or 7:30 pm
Cost: $5 (includes 2 games + shoes)
Bring extra money for food if you want to purchase anything
Download attached registration form and send into school by Tuesday, May 15
If you have friends or a group you’d like to bowl with please indicate their names on the form, but this is not required. 5 people/lane is recommended.
Any questions please contact Amanda Troyer atamandatroyer@yahoo.com or 443-3814
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