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BLOG BITS 4/27/12

Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown Parents!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  WOW what a whirlwind of a week it has been here this week!!  Way to rock the school with ORANGE!!  The students/staff AND parents of this building are truly amazing!!  : )  Hope to see alot of you at the basketball game tonight.  I am sure it will be fantastic!!  Moving on……. can you believe it…. ONLY 6 weeks until Summer Break!!  : ) Not that we are counting or anything.

JUST WRITE T-SHIRTS……… Sorry about the confusion, but we have had many questions about the cost.  It is on the form, but a little hard to find.  These shirts are $15 each and you can make your checks payable to “Georgetown Elementary”.  Thank you.

MAY/JUNE  LUNCH MENUS………..  WOW… here is the last lunch menu for this school year!!  I have attached one here along with the deposit slip form if needed.   May-June 2012 Hud. Elem      Deposit Slip

SPENCER MEYER BENEFIT EVENTS…….  As many of you know, Spencer Meyer is a very special Kindergarten student here at Georgetown in Mrs. Estefan’s class and his parents, Jason and Jodi, are also staff members within the district.  Spencer is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and in March the family was informed that the cancer had returned in his spine.   The entire district is helping to raise money for the SPENCER MEYER BENEFIT FUND and we have a few things to let you know about.  These are great ways to help the family in this time of need!!

BENEFIT BASKETBALL GAME……… is TONIGHT at 7:00pm at the Hudsonville High School.  Please come out and enjoy the fun!  It will be DONATION entrance fee and there will lots of fun things going on.  They are hoping for an “ORANGE OUT’ for the Meyer family.  Please wear orange if you are able.

TEAM SPENCER…..  Don’t forget about the 5/3 Riverbank Run and Georgetown’s very own “Fun Run”!!  The “Fun Run” will be held next Friday, May 4.  Please make sure your student wears their “Team Spencer” shirt or any ORANGE shirt for this fun event!!  This should be a really cool event here at Georgetown!!  Sorry, the deadline for the t-shirts ended today, but any student can  wear anything orange on that day and they DO NOT have to have a “Team Spencer” shirt in order to participate!

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH GRADERS……..   May 10 ~ Field Day at BMS.  May 10 ~ Camp Meeting for parents @ 6p @ Georgetown.  May 23-25 ~ 5th Grade Camp!!  : )  June 6 ~ 5th Grade Celebration!!

PTC NEWS………  Mackinac Island Ferry Coupons……. these are available to you through FUN SERVICES for holding our “Holiday Gift Shop” in December!  Coupons are available for children 12 years and younger and you must purchase an adult ticket also.  Coupons are not transferable.  Please go to the website of  www.funservicesgr.com and click on Santa’s Secret Shop and then on the Star Line Ferry Logo.  Fill out the form using the CODE MiG and print.

COMMUNITY NEWS……….  MAY SCHOOL ELECTION………  On May 8 Hudsonville voters will be asked to approve the annual renewal of the 18 mill non-homestead property tax.  This is a tax on businesses and second homes, not on homestead residences or qualified agricultural property.  State Education Taxes  on homestead residences will remain at the 1994 millage rate. We are deeply grateful for our community’s continued support.  Especially during these difficult financial times, passage of the Non-Homestead Renewal allows the district to maintain the current millage rate for operational funding.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE ON MAY 8th!!

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.

DRUG AWARENESS WORKSHOP………….  Parents, are you aware of the latest drug trends among Ottawa County youth? With all the media coverage of national issues, do you know which ones are actually popular in your neighborhood?  This workshop will educate you on what youth in Ottawa County are actually saying about the substances they use.

Parents will learn accurate drug facts, tips for prevention, resources for treatment, and hear from a panel of professionals which will include; Law Enforcement, Assistant Prosecutor for Ottawa County, Youth, Parent and Treatment Specialist. The panel will specifically address your questions. Please note this presentation is appropriate for adults only.

Thursday, May 10, 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
Hager Park (DeVries Rm.)
8134 28th Ave., Jenison

Please contact Jodi Glass at 616.396.2301 ext. 132 or email jglass@pathwaysmi.org with any questions.

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/

DOLL TEA PARTY……….. Saturday May 5, 1:00 – 2:30pm.  South Harbor Church,  1951 64th Street, Byron Center, MI.
$5 per-registration @ www.southharbor.org
$7 at the door
Includes special tea with crafts, activities, treats, photo booth, vendors and a raffle including an American Girl Doll as the Grand Prize.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6/$5.

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

5/1 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

5/4 ~ ECSE John Ball Zoo Field Trip

5/9 ~ M/W K Field Trip to Outdoor Discovery Center/Timbertown

5/10 ~ T/TH K Field Trip to Outdoor Discovery Center/Timbertown

5/10 ~ Grades 4/5 Field Day at BMS

5/10 ~ Camp Mtg for 5th Gr Parents at 6pm at Georgetown MPR

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

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

 

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Fun at the Father Son WhiteCaps Game

The PTC sponsored Father/Son Whitecaps Game was today, held under clear blue skies–a perfect day for spring baseball.

I received this email with the photos posted below.  Once you read this, you will understand the memories made by the PTC parent/child events.

Many, many thanks the PTC and the Schoonbeck Family for organizing the game.

Dear Mrs. Reagan,
Thank You to everyone else who made the father/son game happen! We had soooo much FUN!!!
From,
Tyler Ostrander and Dylan Ham
What a GREAT DAY!
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Registration Due on FRIDAY: Father/Son White Caps Game

  • Where:              Fifth Third Ball Park –
  • West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
  • Event Date:              Saturday, April 21, 2012
  •  Game Start:              1:00 p.m.
  • Cost:                          $12.00 per person

**  ONLY 120 tickets available – admission will be on first come, first serve basis.

We will have “The Cove” party deck at the game.  Cost includes admission to the game with seating at the deck and FREE all you can eat food for one hour (hot dogs, burgers, chips and soft drinks).

This will be a great event to get outdoors and enjoy America’s past time with your son(s) in a casual party deck atmosphere.

“The Cove” party deck is located right next to the Whitecaps bullpen so it is close to the action.  Bring your gloves, the team has been known to throw up a foul ball or a ball when warming up.

Checks can be made payable to Georgetown Elementary PTC.

Georgetown Elementary Father

 

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BLOG BITS 3/16/12

Happy Friday afternoon Georgetown Parents!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….. WOW, what a week!!  The weather was AMAZING, we had the Book Fair and it was Popcorn Friday today.  What could be better?  Let’s not forget the Countdown to Spring Break either…… 9 school days!  Please make sure to read this week’s Blog Bits as there is quite a bit of new information.

12th ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW…….. Save The Date!  The 12th Annual Student Art Show is just around the corner!  Hudsonville’s annual art show includes masterpieces from students throughout the district, including 100 pieces from our Georgetown artists.  The show runs April 23 through 26 at the Park Elementary Community Room.  There will be a special artist reception for Georgetown students Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Please check out the attached flyer that will be up in all of the schools to promote this great event.  2012 Flyer-Blog PDF

GEORGETOWN  TALENT SHOW…….. is fast approaching.  As many of you are aware, auditions started this week and will go through next Tuesday.  The Talent Show will be on THURSDAY, MARCH 29 and there will be two shows; 9:15am and 1:15pm.  If you would like any further information or have any questions please visit Mrs. Bretz’s Blog.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH GRADERS……..  March 22 ~ 5th graders will be visiting the Middle School that they will be attending next fall.    April 10 ~ Instrument Fittings at Georgetown Elementary.  (This helps the students determine if and what instrument they might like to play in Middle School Band.)  April 18 ~ Parent Informational Meeting for parents of 5th graders.  This will be held at Baldwin Middle School in the Cafeteria at 7:00pm.

PTC NEWS…….. COIN WAR WINNERS…… Kudos to our Georgetown students and our PTC!!!  Our first annual Coin War was a GREAT success.  As a school we raised $2370.00!!  Way to go!!  Now for the winners…..

1st Place ~ 4th Gr Mr. Kooiker’s class wins a special extra long lunch and dessert with the Principal

2nd Place ~ 5th Gr Miss Burmeister’s class wins an ice cream party

Top Winning Grade Level ~ Goes to 2nd Grade and they win an extra recess and a pj day

COMMUNITY NEWS……… MOBILE FOOD PANTRY…… A Feeding America mobile food pantry will be at Georgetown United Methodist Church on Friday, March 23, from 6-8 PM.  The food truck is available to all people.  The church is located at the corner of Baldwin and 28th.

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.html. For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

COMMUNITY NIGHT AT THE GRIFFINS……. The Griffins want to welcome you to our “Community Night with the Griffins” on Saturday, March 31st! Through this exclusive discounted offer, enjoy an affordable night of fun and entertainment with the Griffins!

Saturday, March 31st will feature:
• Greg Amadio Bobble giveaway to the first 2,000 fans
• Intermission entertainment by Russian Bar Trio
• Post-Game Open Skate (bring your own skates)

COMMUNITY NIGHT – EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTED TICKET OFFER………Through this special offer, enjoy Upper Level Preferred seating for only $14 per ticket, Lower Level Faceoff seating for only $16 per ticket, or Lower Level Center Ice seating for only $19 per ticket.  A savings of up to $5 per ticket, plus no service fees!  A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold via this offer will be donated to the Hudsonville Public Education Foundation.

PURCHASING TICKETS ONLINE IS EASY!
1. Log on to griffinshockey.com/promocode
2. Enter promo code: HUDSONVILLE
3. Select your seats and make your purchase

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!

GMB/EAGLE 10K/5K Run/Walk…… March 24, 2012 at 9am at Hudsonville High School. The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are sponsoring this event in which all proceeds will go for Six $1000 Scholarships for senior student/athletes of Hudsonville. Running Caps, sponsored by Royal Technologies, to the first 250 registered entrants. Go to www.eagle10k.com for more information and towww.classicrace.com to register. Any questions please call Dwight Sneden 616-893-5830.

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.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………  Please see the link at the school’s website at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call 669-7747, ext.
#3 for information regarding all the activities being offered.  We also have the paper copy registrations of these offerings outside of our Multi-Purpose Room here at Georgetown.

Latest Hudsonville Community Education Offerings

Boys Baseball Clinics – Grades 2 – 5

Boys Wrestling Clinic – Grades K – 6

Guitar Clinic – Ages 9+

Scared Smart – Grades 6 – 8

Middle School Waterpolo – Grades 6 – 8

Please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org to register or learn more about the programs available through Hudsonville Community Education.

UPCOMING EVENTS

3/19 ~ LAST Bible Club

3/20 ~ PTC Mtg @ 6:30p

3/21 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

3/22 ~ 5th Graders tour Baldwin Middle School

3/23 ~ 4th Graders Lansing Field Trip

3/29 ~ Georgetown’s Talent Show

3/30 ~ SPRING BREAK STARTS!!!   : )

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COIN WAR WINNERS

Drum Roll Please….
The winners of our first annual Georgetown coin war are:
The Top Earning Grade Level:  2nd Grade; extra recess and PJ Day
Way to go Mrs. Greenlund, Mrs. Kuieck, Mrs. Quigley
and Mr. Jurewicz’s classes!
As a school, we earned  $2,370.00 for our Parent/Teacher Club!  As a school, our students and parents ROCK!!
Thank you to everyone for your support and participation!
Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. Troyer and the entire PTC

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BLOG BITS 2/10/12

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…….  Once again it has been a good week here at Georgetown!!  How much better does it get than with popcorn on Friday and knowing you only have 3 days of school next week!!  Of course we are still wishing for snow!  The sunshine did help however this week.

BOUNCY BALLS FOR KIDS IN HAITI……..  A very wonderful 5th grader, Paetyn Bentley, here at Georgetown is taking up a collection of bouncy balls to HAND deliver to children in the orphanages in Haiti. She will be traveling to Haiti in March with her family.  We currently have a collection box in the lobby outside of the office to put the bouncy  balls in.

PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT PACKETS…… These are available in the front office. PLEASE REMEMBER that preferences are not determined by the date the enrollments are turned in.

5TH GRADE NEWS………  Immunization Requirements for 2012-2013 School Year ~ All incoming 6th graders (current 5th grade students) will have the immunization requirements as stated below:

1.  Two doses of Varicella vaccine or have a history of having chickenpox.
2.  One dose of meningococcal vaccine. (Students must be 11 yrs old before getting this dose)
3.  One dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) (if 5 years or more have passed since last dose of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine – DTaP, Td or DT).

If your child needs immunizations, please make work of completing these immunizations during the 5th grade school year. Doing so will be a great help to the Middle School Secretaries who need to check for immunization compliance for every 6th grade student in our district.

Please be advised that any child who has not had all of his/her immunizations will not be allowed to start 6th grade.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH GRADERS……..  March 22 ~ 5th graders will be visiting the Middle School that they will be attending next fall.    April 10 ~ Instrument Fittings at Georgetown Elementary.  (This helps the students determine if and what instrument they might like to play in Middle School Band.)  April 18 ~ Parent Informational Meeting for parents of 5th graders.  This will be held at Baldwin Middle School in the Cafeteria at 7:00pm.

PTC NEWS………  Just a few upcoming events that the PTC would like you to be aware of!!!  : )     COIN WARS ~ February 27-March 1;  SPRING BOOK FAIR ~ March 12-16, ONLINE BOOK FAIR ~ March 9-19;  FATHER/SON EVENT ~ March 17;  MOTHER/DAUGHTER EVENT ~ TBD…late March or April.

P.E. NEWS……..  GYM SHOES…….  Please remember to have your students leave a pair of tennis shoes in their locker for P.E.   We are having students come with no tennis shoes and also shoes that are dirty because they are wearing them outside.  If they have a pair in their locker then they will be clean and prepared.  Thanks so much for your help.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART……..  REMEMBER that PLEDGE ENVELOPES are DUE by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13!  For any of you parents who would like the information as to when your child will be jump roping for this great event please see the schedule below.  

All classes will be jumping in their P.E. class on Feb. 13, 14 or 15. (Other than T/TH PK/K classes, see below)

Feb. 13  will be these classes:                  Feb. 14 will be these classes:

Mr. Bowen                                                             Mrs. Quigley

Mr. Kooiker                                                            Mr. Bialochowski

Miss. Chrisman                                                      Miss. Taber

Miss. Burmeister                                                    Mrs. Burdis

Miss. VanArkel                                                       Mrs. McDonald

Mrs. Kuieck                                                            Mr. Jurewicz

Feb. 15 will be these classes:

Mrs. Stadt

Mrs. Huizenga

Mrs. Woodring

Mrs. Bouwens

Mrs. Flory

Mrs. Greenlund

*All M/W K and PreK classes will be on Feb. 13 and all T/Th K and PreK classes will be Feb. 23.  Hope this helps.

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  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.

GVSU 2012 WINTER YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMPS……..  Feb. 5 & Feb. 19.
In the Kelly Family Sports Center
Ages: Grades 1-8
Walk-up Registration: Noon – 1pm
Camp Time: 1pm – 4pm

Cost: 1 camp for $30
Or attend both camps for $50
Register Early At……. Grandvalleystatesportscamps.com

No football equipment is necessary to participate. The camp will be hosted by Grand Valley State’s football team. GVSU’s coaches and players will provide instruction on a variety of football skills.

ALLENDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL’S COMMUNITY WIDE 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT……..  Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. to ?
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Grades 3rd thru 8th boys & girls
$100/Team – Advance Registration Required
Concessions Available
For registration forms go to allendalechristian.com

LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS  ………..

Georgetown Little League Sign-Ups
visit www.georgetownll.com
deadline is February 24

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Please see the link at the school’s website at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call 669-7747, ext.
#3 for information regarding all the activities being offered.  We also have the paper copy registrations of these offerings outside of our Multi-Purpose Room here at Georgetown.

Latest Hudsonville Community Education Offerings

Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes- Ages 6 – 12

Girls Softball Clinic – Grades 2 – 6

Boys Baseball Clinics – Grades 2 – 5

Girls Volleyball Clinic – Grades 3 – 6

Home Alone & Babysitting Classes – Ages 9 – 13

Boys Wrestling Clinic – Grades K – 6

Guitar Clinic – Ages 9+

Swimming Lessons – Ages 6 months – 12

Scared Smart – Grades 6 – 8

Kids Rock the Gym – Grades PreK – 6

Please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.orgto register or learn more about the programs available through Hudsonville Community Education.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

2/16-2/17 ~ NO SCHOOL…..WINTER BREAK

2/27 – 2/29 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences

2/27 – 3/1 ~ Coin Wars

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )  

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Pampered First Graders


Mr. Bowen's Class Celebrated With Them I-PAD STYLE!

Mrs. Woodring’s class was our top earning class for the 2011 Walk-A-Thon!  This prize earned them very special service by the most well trained four star servers on this side of Lake Michigan:  Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. Nurenberg and Mrs. Ripley.  There was one top secret mission….that we can’t tell you about.  Enjoy the video…and thank you PTC for making this possible.

 

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Walk-A-Thon Pizza Lunch Winners

I had a wonderful Pizza Lunch with some of the top winners of our school WALK-A-THON!  JET’S Pizza kindly donated pizza and pop for the lunch.

As you can see from this photo, we ate and laughed and lingered over lunch together.  It was great for me–I ate lunch AND I got to spend time with seven incredible Georgetown kids!

Thank’s again to everyone who helped earn money for our school, and in particular for these seven top winners:

  • Reid Everts (PK – Boes)
  • Milena Sremba (K – Jabaay)
  • Mackenzye VanGeest (1st grade – Woodring)
  • Brandon Carr (2nd grade – Jurewicz)
  • Emma Everts (3rd grade – McDonald)
  • Victoria Mia Eggers (4th grade – Kooiker)
  • Paetyn Bentley (5th grade – Bouwens)

 

 

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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!      

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  We had a good week here at Georgetown.  Thursday and Friday we even were able to celebrate with a few Fall parties!  A few of our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes were able to celebrate before the weekend.  How lucky can you get?!  For the rest of the students they get to look forward to Monday to celebrate with their classmates and friends.  It should  be a great time.

PICTURE RETAKES………  Do not forget these will take place on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1.  These are for any students who missed the original picture date OR for any student who wishes to have retakes.  IF your child has already had their photos taken and you are doing retakes…. PLEASE make sure they bring previous PHOTO PKT with them for retakes.

LUNCH INFORMATION………  Please see the attached flier that is the NOVEMBER lunch menu…..  november 2011 hud elem – less ink

SNOW DAY PROCEDURES FOR LUNCH……  With snow just around the corner, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day. An example: if school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesday and the menu that was
scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s
menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menu on Monday. Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on Twitter or the foodservice web page at www.jenhudfood.org. Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you
have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thank you! -Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director

HOLIDAY PARADE…….  Georgetown had quite a few winners for the Holiday Day Parade Poster Contest.  Way to go Georgetown!!!  Our celebrities are as follows:  McKenna Tockstein (1-Woodring), Emilie Alexander (2-Quigley), Ike Irish (2-Quigley), Paige Gradowski (3-Flory), and Jessa VanHaitsma (4-Kooiker).

The Hudsonville Holiday Parade is coming to town.  It’s a wholesome atmosphere where families can celebrate the season close to home with easy, accessible parking.  Held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:00am, this annual event is a festive time that draws a big crowd.  Parade Route:  Highland Drive & 32nd Avenue, proceeding north on 32nd Ave to Central Blvd.  The parade ends at the fire station where the children can meet Santa and his live reindeer!  Everyone is invited for refreshments.

DISTRICT HOLIDAY PROGRAMS………. Attached is a letter from our Curriculum Director regarding the schedule for all HPS holiday programs. Georgetown’s holiday program will be held on December 1 at Fair Haven Church on the corner of Baldwin and 28nd Streets.   We will hold two back to back performances, one for PK-2 and Grades 3-5.  In the past, we rented Resurrection Life for this performance.  This facility size permitted us to hold one program.  However, the rental fee is cost prohibitive for our 2011-12 budget.  We look forward to showcasing our students vocal talents on December 1.  In November, details will be provided about the exact start times for the program.  PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED LETTER FROM THE CURRICULUM OFFICE …..  Letter-parents (1)

PE NEWS……. TURKEY TROT….. WOW… Turkey Trot was a success!  We had quite a few race winners from Georgetown.  Listed are the winners from Georgetown:  PK ~ Carson Dykstra (2nd place), 1st Grade ~ Elise Conkel (1st place) and Kailey Herr (2nd place), 2nd Grade ~ Emmalee Murphy (2nd place) and Matt Hoekstra (3rd place), 3rd Grade ~ Sarah Spears (3rd place) and William Holbrook (3rd place),  4th Grade ~ Nathan Conkel (1st place), and 5th Grade ~ Anna Haseley (3rd place) and Ezra Roerig (3rd place).  Way to go trotters!!  : )

P.E.  C.A.R.E.S.  …….  It is that time of year again.  Our school will be collecting food for a food drive for PE.  This food will then be donated to Water of Life Church for their food pantry for local families in need.  This food drive begins NOVEMBER 1 and runs through NOVEMBER 16.   The class that donates the most food for this wonderful event will win a P.E.  C.A.R.E.S. t-shirt and a class bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes.  Woo-hoo!  Start bringing in the food!!  : )

PTC NEWS……..  BOOK FAIR…….  Feels like reading is in the air, get ready for the Book Fair!  The Scholastic Book Fair will be held during the week of parent teacher conferences NOVEMBER 7-11!  The Book Fair will be open two evenings for your convenience during conferences;  Monday, November 7 from 4p-9p and Tuesday, November 8 from 4p-6:30p.The ONLINE FAIR will be going on Nov 4-16th and can be accessed at the following link: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/georgetownelementary.  We have lots of great things being planned, make sure to mark the dates on your calendar!  The Book Fair Committee is also in NEED of MANY volunteers!!  If you are interested please contact Mayah Bischoff at 616-719-7737 or Mayah.Bischoff1@gmail.com

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  RE-TREASURED SALE …… Hudsonville Congregational U.C.C. invites you to come shop this huge sale before, during, and after the Hudsonville Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 8:00am-4:00pm.  Great selection of gently-used or new items.  The church is located at 4950 32nd Ave., Hudsonville (on the parade route).  For more information, call Anita at 669-7512 or the church office at 669-1295.

SCRAPBOOKING FOR HHS CHOIR……… HHS Choir, Disney trip students invite you to a SCRAPBOOK NIGHT!  Saturday, November 5, 5:00 PM – 11:00 pm, at the Hudsonville High School  Cafeteria.  Your $25.00 registration includes, dinner at 6:00 PM,snacks and beverages through out the night, and ots of table space for all of your supplies.  Bring along your friends that have never started a scrapbook!  All they need to do is bring their photos; there will be a short demonstration to help them get started.  Scrapbooks and lots of supplies will be available for purchase!  Sign up for \”break-out\’s\” where you can learn new techniques make page layouts, and more!  Door prizes and music add to the fun!   What a GREAT NIGHT of uninterrupted time to crop your photos!  You won’t want to miss it!  To register for this event, click here:

HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY-BACK…….  Kids can bring in their unwanted Halloween candy the day after Halloween and we will buy it from them for $1 per pound.  (They also get a little goody bag with a toothbrush, paste, etc.)  The candy is then sent to an organization called Operation Gratitude, who then ships the candy to our troops overseas.  Their website is www.operationgratitude.com.   We also encourage kids to bring along a note or card for the troops if they want to, thanking them for their service, etc.  The event will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2-7 p.m.   Location: Hudsonville Dental Associates,  3250 Central Blvd.,  Hudsonville, MI 49426.
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY……..  Saturday morning, October 29, 2011, Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a
Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, October 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.
JENISON CHRISTIAN ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW…….  Get your holiday shopping started early.    Annual Jenison Christian School arts and craft show to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.    Well over 120 hand crafted vendors will be sure to put a good dent in that holiday gift buying.   Lunch will be available.   Admission is free.   7726 Graceland, Jenison.
COMMUNITY ED ACTIVITIES……  This week we have two new activities to offer Georgetown families.    Beginning Fencing and Soccer are the new activities that are currently available to register for.  Please see the attached fliers in regards to these two activities….  FencingFall2011#2   and  Soccerwinter2011
Please visit the COMMUNITY ED  website for further opportunities for your children.  Thanks

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/31 ~ Fall Parties

11/1 ~ Picture Retakes

11/1 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

11/4 ~ Popcorn Friday

11/4 ~ ECSE Meijer Gardens Fall Tour

11/7 – 11/9 ~ Parent Teacher Conferences

11/7 – 11/11 ~ Scholastic Book Fair

11/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

11/23 AND 11/25 ~ NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Break

Have a great weekend!              

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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