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PTC Basket Fundraiser

Only two days remain to purchase tickets to win one or more of the PTC Classroom Baskets!  Tickets are available for purchase during lunch (11:30-12:30) and also Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 4-6 pm.

Each ticket costs $1.00.  The money earned goes toward funding PTC events and activities here at Georgetown.

Check out these beautiful baskets arranged by Angel Truman and Michele Wieringa.  Materials donate by YOU!

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BLOG BITS:2/26/10

Good Last Friday afternoon of February!!


CONFERENCES….. Parents  don’t forget that we have parent/teacher conferences next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  You should have received a notice from your student’s  teacher as to your date and time.  If you have any questions in regards to your time or date please contact your child’s teacher.

PARENT DROP-OFF…. when dropping your children off in the morning before school in the circle drive they need to be instructed to walk around the building to their individual playground.  We are having too many students entering the building through the front doors and then are not going outside to  their playground.  We just cannot have students lingering in the building before school.  We do have supervision outside for the students and they let the students in when it is time.  If you are dropping off after the 1st bell (8:40am) has sounded then the children may enter through the front of the building.  (Just a reminder if it is raining or the wind chill is below zero we do allow the students to enter the building.)

CLASSROOM BASKET RAFFLE…. this will be taking place again this year during conferences next week.  These will be out for display and you may purchase tickets for $1/ticket.  Tickets will be available for student’s to purchase also during their lunch time.  The winners of the baskets will be announced the following week and the proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated back to your child’s classroom.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER POTTERY…..  this will be available to pick up during conferences next week.  The PTC will have it set up on tables for you to just swing in and pick up.  Thanks for being patient!

SPRING BOOK FAIR….  Our spring book fair will take place from March 15-19.  This will be held this time in our Sensory Motor Room. Family Shopping Night will be held on Tuesday, March 16.  Please feel free to visit our Scholastic Home Page for book reviews, etc. at

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…… Spring into the Pool!  
Spring Community Programs at the Hudsonville Pool!  HEAT Middle School Water Polo Spring 2010, HEAT Elementary Age Water Polo Spring 2010 AND HEAT Diving Club Spring 2010 are being offered through Community Ed.  Sign-ups available online at or at the Hudsonville Community Ed. office.  Please read the attached sheet for more information.  Thanks

Spring into the Pool

COMMUNITY NEWS….  Hudsonville Booster Bash 2010
Sponsored by the  Hudsonville Athletic Boosters
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Sunnybrook Country Club
7-11 PM
Help support your Eagles !   Tickets $25.00 or reserved tables of 8 for $250.00.  For more information contact Steve Herr at


Want to gain some skills for avoiding power struggles with your kids, responding to your kids with empathy instead of anger, and raising responsible kids who take ownership of their problems?  Hudsonville Community Education is offering a workshop for parents which runs for 7 weeks on Thursdays, starting Thursday, March 18.  Other topics covered will include: how to share control, design appropriate consequences, and use enforceable statements. We will be meeting from 6:30-8:00 at Park Elementary and there will be free childcare provided.  The cost of the workshop is $10 total to cover the cost of materials. Please e-mail Kristi Sherrington at to register.

KIDS CLOTHING AND TOY SALE – Spring/Summer Items;  Saturday, March 6, 2010  9 am – Noon; Borculo Christian School 6830 – 96th Ave, Zeeland MI

WOMEN’S 6 ON 6 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT When:  Saturday, March 20
Where:  Hudsonville High School
Time:  Gym opens at 8:30 a.m., matches start at 9:00 a.m.
Cost:  $90 per team
Giftcards will be awarded to the winning team!
Come and join us for a fun afternoon of volleyball competition!

You can register your team online at (click the Community Ed. link)  You may also pay by check.  Please make checks payable to Hudsonville Community Education and mail or drop off to 3886 Van Buren, Hudsonville, MI  49426.  If you have any questions, please call or email Christie Klaasen at 616-566-6806 or .

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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BLOG BITS from the OFFICE 2/4/10

STUDENT PICK-UP…….. Please parents as a friendly reminder from the office….  if you are doing student pick-up after school please be aware that school is dismissed at 3:40pm and the students should be picked up no later than 3:45pm.  Just remember to take into consideration when the weather is inclimate to allow for extra travel time.  Thank you!

YEARBOOKS.….  Extra, Extra, read all about it.  Yearbooks came in last week and should have already gone home with the students that had purchased them.  We do a have a FEW EXTRA in the office that are available for purchase.  These will be sold on a first come/first serve basis and will be $10.

DONUT SALE SUCCESS!!! A big thank you to Georgetown for making our donut sale a huge success!  We sold 225 donuts and are now able to pay for our gymnastics!  Thank you for being such a wonderful and supportive school!   Mrs. Kok and students.

CLASSROOM BASKET RAFFLE…..  You should be receiving a note from your child’s classroom with their selected a basket theme.  Donations for these baskets can be sent to their classroom up until Thursday, Feb 25th.  Each classroom will have a box to drop off basket donations.  If you’d rather make a cash donation, send cash or check (made out to Georgetown PTC) to your child’s teacher.

These baskets will be on display in the main hallway outside the library March 1-3th, during the school day AND during conferences. You or your child can purchase tickets during lunch time or conferences where the baskets are on display.  Cost for a ticket is $1 The Raffle Drawing will take place on Thursday, March 4th.  Proceeds from this raffle will be going back to your child’s classroom.  Please come and try your luck on winning a basket!

Please see the attachment for the list of teachers and their basket theme.     Classroom Baskets Blog Letter 2010

5th GRADE UPDATES…….. We have tentative dates for this year’s 5th grade music testing, fitting, and parent meetings.
5th grade orientation at each Middle School (meet with counselors, tour of building, music testing, music concert with 6th graders)

  • Wednesday, March 17th Baldwin Street MS
  • Thursday, March 18th Riley Street MS
Instrument Fittings at each elementary (the 5th graders get to try different instruments)
  • April 13 –Georgetown April 21, 22  Rental Nights: Parent meetings to find out about how to get an instrument (band and orchestra only)

BOX TOP COMPETITIONS…..  Just a reminder about the LAST box top competition.  This started on January 4 and will continue through March 19.  There are two levels of the competition… the first is the top classroom from each wing EC, 1st/ 2nd, 3rd/4th, and 5th; and the second is the top boy and girl from each wing.  Please help support Georgetown by participating in this great program.  There are three ways in which to participate: 1.) CLIP box top coupons from your favorite products.   2.) SHOP at your favorite online stores through the Box Tops MarketplaceSM ( and up to 8% of your qualifying purchase will be automatically donated to your school.   3.) PURCHASE BOOKS through the Box Tops Reading RoomSM at Barnes & Noble.
FAMILY FARE REMINDER………Family Fare has just given us our “Cash for Class” dates.  Please help support our school as you do your grocery shopping during these dates.  The first dates that will be coming up are FEBRUARY 21-27. The second week for this event will be held from APRIL 18-24. This is a great way to help out our school without even having to go out of your way!
COMMUNITY ED NEWS…..Posted below:
One is for Babysitting Classes, one for Tae Kwon Do and the last is for Girls Softball clinics.  If you have further questions please call Community Ed at 669-1740 ext 3 and you may also register online at

The Hudsonville Community Education Department will be offering a seven-week workshop on becoming an Love and Logic parent starting Thursday, March 18 (skipping the week of Spring Break) from 6:30-8:00 at Park Elementary. The topics covered will include how to: raise responsible kids using the Love and Logic philosophy, respond to kids with empathy, design appropriate consequences, avoid power struggles, share control through choices, and use enforceable statements.  The cost of the workshop is $10 to cover the cost of materials.  Childcare is provided free of charge.  To register, please e-mail Kristi Sherrington at

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Basket Winners!

I am happy to announce the winners of the 2009 Basket Fundraiser. The winners were drawn on Thursday, March 5 during a staff meeting.  Each teacher selected one winner for their class.  If you are one of the lucky winners, you can pick your basket up beginning Monday, March 9.  The baskets are being stored in our Media Center.  The school is open from 8 am to 4 pm daily.

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to everyone for contributing items and donating.  Huge basket loads of thanks to Michelle Wieringa and Angel Trumen for organizing the basket event.  A total of $1,620 was raised! The money earned will go toward supporting the wonderful events sponsored by our PTC.

  • Tom Stutz in Mrs. Kuieck’s Classroom:  Winner of Mr. Gort’s Sports Basket
  • Cierra Nieboer in Mrs. Greenlund’s Classroom:  Winner of the Chocolate Lover’s Basket
  • Shelly Weller (parapro in Mrs. Van’s room):  Winner of the Mrs. McDonald Crunchie Munchies Basket
  • Allison Bochenek in Mrs. Boersma’s Room:  Winner of the Mrs. Bouwens’ Game Night Basket
  • Mrs. Claire Boersma, 4th Grade Teacher:  Winner of the Tastefully Simple Basket
  • Jenny Warkentien in Mrs. Flory’s Class:  Winner of the ECSE Disney Basket
  • Marley Persch in Mrs. Bohl’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Woodring’s Beach Basket
  • Alexa Garnet Winner of Miss VanArkel’s Man’s Best Friend Basket
  • Mrs. Becky VanSomeren, Eagle’s Nest Director:  Winner of The Avon Basket
  • Michelle Wieringa:  Winner of Mrs. Greenlund’s Coffee Lover’s Basket
  • Taylor Truman in Mr. Bowen’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Flory’s Arts & Craft’s Basket
  • Julie Rabideau (Mrs. Flory’s GVSU Student Assistant):  Winner of Mrs. Stadt’s Road to Reading Basket
  • Carson Price in Mr. Bowen’s Class:  Winner of Mr. Bowen’s Sports Basket
  • Alyssa Ritz in Mrs. Bouwens’ Class:  Winner of Mrs. Huizenga’s Party Time Basket
  • Kyle Fox in Mrs. Jurewicz’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Jurewicz’s Movie Night Basket
  • Cason O’Connell in Mrs. Quigley’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Veldman’s Birthday Basket
  • Hannah Arnson in Miss Burmeister’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Quigley’s Scrapbooking Basket
  • Brendan Ham in Mrs. Kuieck’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Boersma’s Camping Basket
  • Kate Stacey in Mrs. Burdis’ Class: Winner of the American Girl Basket
  • Audrey Persch in Mrs. Flory’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Kuieck’s Arts & Crafts Basket
  • Meg Martinez in Mrs. Huizenga’s Class:  Winner of Miss Burmeister’s Movie Night Basket
  • Bryce Akins in Mrs. Jurewicz’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Estefan’s Dad’s Car Care Basket
  • Aaron Johnson in Mrs. Boersma’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Nederveld’s Scrapbooking  Basket
  • Mrs. Jennifer Sadler (parapro in Mrs. Murphy’s ECSE Class):  Winner of Mrs. Bohl’s Gardening Basket
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We would like to invite you to participate in our annual PTC fundraiser, the SPRING BASKET DRAWING! Parents and teachers have donated items to themed classroom baskets that are displayed in the hallway outside our media center. To participate in the drawing, purchase tickets for $1.00 per basket. You may enter as many times as you want! The drawing will be held on Thursday. Winners will be contacted by phone. Baskets can be picked up the week of March 9. The slideshow below highlights the incredible baskets we have available this year!

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Our Week Ahead 3/2/09

We are kicking off the first week of March with a short but very important week.  Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – late afternoon and evenings.  We look forward to meeting with you and sharing the growth your child has made since the beginning of the school year.  If you cannot remember your schedule time, please contact your child’s teacher.

While you are at PT Conferences, please check out the amazing baskets for our basket raffle.  These baskets have become an annual PTC fundraiser.  The money earned from these baskets go toward funding PT family activities, materials for our library, and instructional materials for the classroom.

  • Mon 3/2 Day 2:  P/T Conferences 5-8 pm; JET’s PIZZA NIGHT-Pizza for the family while you are at conferences!
  • Tues 3/3  Day 3:  Music Therapy:  ECSE, CI in MPR 1:30-3:00 pm; P/T Conferences 4-7 pm
  • Wed  3/4  Day 1:  P/T Conferences 4-7 pm
  • Thurs 3/5:  NO SCHOOL.  Teachers will be participating in professional development training.