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BOX TOP’s COMPETITION

boxtopsFrom Angela Truman, coordinator for Box Top’s and Labels for Education Programs:

This year, we are planning for two box top competitions.  For each, there will be two levels of competition:

  • The top classroom from each wing (EC, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, and 5th);
  • The top boy and girl from each wing.

The first competition period will run from now until December 18th.

The second period will start January 4th and run through March 19th.

Box tops and labels can be sent to school with your children or dropped off in the designated boxes in the school lobby, outside of the office.  There are three box top/label programs this year:

Box Tops for Education: For 12 years, Box Tops for Education has helped schools raise over $250 million.  The 2009-2010 Box Tops fundraising goal for Georgetown is $2,809.07!

You can participate via the following:

1.) CLIP box top coupons from your favorite products.
2.) SHOP at your favorite online stores through the Box Tops MarketplaceSM (www.btfe.com/marketplace) 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.  For more information, visit www.btfe.com.

Spartan Cash for Labels: Through the Spartan Brand Cash for Labels program, Georgetown can receive money for UPC labels clipped from any Spartan Brand product purchased at your local D&W, Family Fare or other store that carries the Spartan brand.

Campbell’s Labels for Education: For over 36 years, Labels for Education has supported schools across the country by providing more than $110 million in free educational merchandise.  The goal this year for Georgetown is to collect 3,000 points in labels.  To participate, simply clip and save UPC labels from participating Campbell’s products.

Some of the eligible products for 2009-2010 include:

  • Campbell’s® Soups
  • SpaghettiOs®
  • Campbell’s® Beans, Gravies and Canned Pasta
  • Prego® Sauces
  • Swanson® Stocks, Broths and Canned Poultry
  • Pepperidge Farm® Breads, Cookies and Frozen Products
  • Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® Crackers
  • V8

Splash® Beverages

  • V8 Fusion® Beverages
  • Campbell’s® Food Service Products

And, to help make achieving our goal easier, Campbell’s is offering products worth 5 Points!  For 2009-2010, eligible products include:

  • 26 Varieties of Campbell’s® Condensed Soup (in specially-marked cans)
  • All Campbell’s® Microwavable Soups
  • All V8® Soups
  • All Campbell’s® Select Harvest® Soups
  • SpaghettiOs® (Original and Meatball only)

For more information, and a complete list of eligible products, visit LABELS

Thank you for your support of Georgetown Elementary—Every little bit helps! Together with these programs—Labels for Education, Box Tops for Education and Spartan Brands Cash for Labels—we can build a better school for our children!

If you have any questions, please contact me:    Angel Truman at 662-9015 or by email at angeltruman@sbcglobal.net.

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The PINK PANTHERS Want YOU!

Pink PantherThe school year has not even started and already, I have had two families contact me about their desire to organize service projects!  Georgetown is truly an incredible community of caring people.

This Sunday, I would like to tell you about one project organized by Ashley Tiesman, a 5th grader this coming school year.  You may recall that Ashley brought the school community together last year for PINK WEEK to raise money for Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The Foundation was so very impressed by her work as a then fourth grade student, that they made an exception to the age limit rule and are allowing her to Chair a Team for this year’s Race for the Cure! Ashley has established the team and it is called the Georgetown PINK PANTHERS.

We, Ashley and myself, would love to have as many Georgetown students, staff, family and friends join us in the race/walk for a cure on September 26, 2009.  There are three ways to participate:

  1. Join our TEAM by visiting PINK PANTHERS.  The cost is $23 per adult and $12 per child.  Each registrant receives a t-shirt.
  2. WALK with us without joining the team.  During these tough times, we know that not everyone can spend this kind of money.  We would feel honored to have you WALK with us and the hundreds of survivors and supporters during this incredible event.
  3. If you are not available to walk or join, please consider making a donation to our team.  We have a goal of $1,000, and believe with even small amounts from many we can make this amount.

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Reagan

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Final Week of School

It is hard to believe that we have been in school for 36 weeks!  It has been a full and productive year, with exciting events (from learning celebrations to service projects) that have created many fond memories.  I know that I do not thank you for your parent support enough.  Our school community would not be as rich in learning experiences without the involvement and support of you (through your parenting) and the parent club activities — a top notch group of parents to work with!

Throughout the summer months, I will update the blog as schedules are developed.  In addition, we will post school supply lists on teacher sites with links from this blog to the teacher blogs.

More to come later this week with highlights of our closing activities.  Below is a list of our weekly events.  There are many more events listed on the classroom blogs.

Mon 6/1  Day 3
Fifth Grade Celebration

Tues 6/2  Day 1
Field Day Grades 4/5 at Stadium

Wed 6/3  Day 2
RAIN DAY for 4/5 Field Day

Thurs 6/4 Day 3
Dismissal at 1 pm

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Sharing Our Hair

In honor of Grace Thatcher, several of our students and staff grew their hair for one full year so that it could be CUT and DONATED to Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts.  We honored each person with an all school assembly that included a countdown to the cutting of braids and pony tails.  You can read more about the event in the Grand Rapids Press article by Matt Vande Bunte.

Many thanks to Cheri Stacey and Susie Coxen who organized this event.  We also want to thank the following businesses for their support of this event:

Salon Nouveau and all the stylists who came to cut hair at the event.

Douglas J Institute who donated 17 free hair cuts and 3 pedicures.

New 4 U who donated 4 purses w/ earrings and three $10 gift certificates (a new re‑sale shop in downtown Hudsonville on next to Gemmen’s.

Students:
Shelby Styf
Jacki Marshall
Naomi Klooster
Kayla  Wolma
Becky Bart (Bauer Student)
Nicole Maleski
Linnea Conkel
Victoria Walter
Grace Doty
Sydnea Dandurand
Hope Assink
Elizabeth Ball
Maddie Baar
Brianna Smith
Dakota Brower (BMS)
Sydney Segard
Chloe Patrick

Adults:
Char Greenland
Stephanie Morningstar
Sherri Orell

Donation Recognition:
Olivia Volpe
Taylor Wieringa
Sydney Wieringa
Kristin Huyser (adult)
Daniel Maleski
Madison Jones
Riley Boss
Jessica Droese-Garcia
Kate Stacey
MacKenzie Lyons
Cheri Stacey (adult)
Krista Lawrence (adult)
Susie Coxen  (adult)
Cindy Roerig  (adult)
Kari King   (adult)
Maria Maldonado

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A Fun & Successful Carnival!

The PTC organized and ran a fun school carnival this past Saturday (May 14, 2009).  Due to high winds and chilly temperatures, it was moved inside.  The design of the building, allow with the outstanding organization of Fun Services, created a perfect indoor carnival experience.  Many thanks to all who set up this event and ALL that attended–including the BMS honor students who helped run events!

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Weekly Events, 5-18-09


Week 35 and Last 5 Day Week
(Days remaining of school: 11)

Mon 5/18 Day 3
Happy Monday!
The British Student Teachers Arrive From Liverpool, England
Hair Cutting Assembly:  Covering Young Heads & Hearts at 2:30 in MPR

Tues 5/19 Day 1
Music Therapy:  ECSE, CI in MPR 1:30-3:00 pm

Wed  5/20 Day 2
Staff Tea
5th Grade Camp

Thurs 5/21 Day 3
5th Grade Camp

Friday 5/22  Day 1
TTH PreK/K
5th Grade Camp

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!  Remember…NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, May 25.

A Few Upcoming Events
5/28   Final Day ECSE
6/1  5th Grade Celebration
6/2  4th & 5th Field Day:  BMS (Stadium)
6/4  Final Day of School – Dismissal at 1 pm  (Lunch at School)

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Pink Week Total: $1,000

Our school wide service project, PINK WEEK, raised over $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Ashley Tiesman, Chairperson of this event, presented Komen Board Members with the check on Friday, May 8, 2009.  Ashley received an application to join the September 26, 2009 Komen Walk and was asked to organized a Georgetown team!   Many thanks to Cheryl Wirsing, Cindy Brown, and Kathy Weglicki for coming to Georgetown to receive the donation from our school.

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FRIDAY FACTS FTO

FRIDAY FACTS FTO
5/8/09

WOW what a week!!!!  “Just Write” was another huge success this year!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE
18 school days and counting!  Hold on tight, these last few days will be a whirlwind!  But FUN!!!

Please forgive me for not getting a FTO for the last few weeks, but the office has been a little crazy with visitors and we are really hard at work trying to get all the Kindergarten lists finalized.

**Please do not forget to view our calendar on the right hand side of the blog.  This will have our calendar of dates for important events through the rest of the year.

FOOD SERVICE NEWS
FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION FOR THE END OF THE YEAR AND SCHOOL YEAR 2009-2010
REMINDER:
Please keep an eye on your child’s account balance as we get to the end of the school year. Your child will not be allowed to start the new school year with a negative lunch account balance. This is also true if your child will be going to the middle school or junior high building and they have a negative amount left from the elementary building. You can use the LunchDeposit.com online system to check on balances or you can contact the Food Service office at 457-2400 to find out what your balance is. Final balances will be available after June 8, 2009. Money that is left in your child’s account will be carried over to the next school year. If your child is a 5th/6th or 8th grader, their remaining money will be moved to their account at the middle school, junior high or senior high. If you wish to transfer money between your children’s accounts, you need to send a note to the server in your school letting them know from which account you want the money taken from and which account you want it deposited in. Please write the full first and full last name of all children when asking for a transfer. If you do not want the money in your child’s account to carry over the summer, you will need to send a written request to your school for a refund. The request must include your child’s name, school building and where you would like the money sent to. Refund checks will be issued after June 8, 2009.
Requests received after June 8, 2009 will not be processed until August 25, 2009. It is also important to let the food service department know if your child will be moving to a different building or district for the 2009/10 school year. You do not need to let us know if they will be moving up to secondary building in your same district. The lunch and milk prices for 2009/2010 will remain the same. A reminder that we WILL NOT be sending out a lunch packet in August. You will be receiving a bright yellow postcard that will direct you to our website (www.jenhudfood.org). This website will have all the lunch information including a copy of the free and reduced lunch application. You can also apply for free or reduced price meals after August 1, 2009 at www.lunchapp.com. A new free/reduced lunch application must be filled out every year.  A paper packet with all of this information will be available in the school office and at the district office for those homes that do not have access to the Internet or just would prefer to pick up a packet. Look for your bright yellow postcard in the mail the week of August 10.  Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or concerns.
Stacey L. Wykoski – Director

PTC NEWS
SPRING CARNIVAL
A very important date to put on your calendar…..The Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1p-4p.  Wristbands will be available for purchase the day of the carnival for $10 and this will allow you to participate in all of the games and includes popcorn, snowcones, and cotton candy!!!  SWEET!!  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS
AYSO REGISTRATION FOR 2009/2010 SEASON
Serving Georgetown, Hudsonville, Jamestown, and Jenison areas. You must be between the ages of 4 and 18 years old as of July 31, 2009 to be eligible to play. If your child did not play last season, you will be required to bring a birth certificate or passport.

How to Pre‑Register Your Player: Go to www.eayso.org, under Region 676 follow instructions to register
your child, print 1 form.  How to Pre‑Register as a Volunteer:  Go to www.eayso.org, under Region 676, follow instructions, print 2 forms.  Bring all printed forms with you to one of our registration events. Preprinted forms will not be available this year.

Registration will be at the Jenison Junior High School Cafeteria on Thursday, May 14th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm or Saturday, May 16th, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  Any questions, visit our website at www.ayso676soccer.com

HUDSONVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL
It is time again to sign up for Hudsonville Youth Football.    If your son will be in 1st‑ 6th grade in the fall of 2009 they can play youth football.  All grades will be tackle football and the cost is $60.
The easiest and best way to sign up is at www.hudsonvilleyouthfootball.comand  we would prefer you to sign up online.  We are having two sign up days at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The first sign up day is Saturday, May 16, from 9 am‑ noon.  The second sign up date is Monday, July 27, from 6 pm‑  9pm.  We will have used equipment for sale at the July 27 sign ups.    For more information on the rules, player evaluations and when the season starts go to www.hudsonvilleyouthfootball.com.  Any questions please call Karl at 616.662.9917 or email  info@hudsonvilleyouthfootball.com.
Hudsonville Youth Football is not affiliated with Hudsonville Public Schools.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS
HEAT SWIM TEAM
We are pleased to announce that registration is taking place for the summer HEAT Swim Team.  Registration Dates are as follows:
NOW:  At the Hudsonville Community Education Office

Registration at the pool the following dates:
Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 ‑7:30 p.m., for HEAT levels 3 & 4.  Practice at 7:00 p.m. ‑ 8:30 p.m.
Monday, May 18, 3:30 p.m. ‑4:00 p.m., for HEAT level 2.  Practice from 4:00 p.m. ‑5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 4:30 p.m. ‑5:00 p.m., for HEAT beginners.  Practice from 5:00 p.m. ‑6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 5:30 p.m. ‑6:00 p.m., for HEAT level 1.  Practice from 6:00 p.m. ‑7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 8, 1/2 hour before schedule practice ‑ Beg. & Level 1 practice time ‑10:00 a.m. ‑ 10:45a.m.
Monday, June 8, 1/2 hour before schedule practice ‑ Level 2 practice time ‑10:45 a.m. ‑12:15 p.m.
COST:
Beginner HEAT ‑ $60
Level 1 ‑$80
Level 2 ‑$100 (additional cost for USA meet participation)
Level 3 ‑$120 (additional cost for USA meet participation)
Level 4 ‑$140 (additional cost for USA meet participation)

For further information regarding levels, dates, meets, and expectations, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Want to know what enrichment opportunities are available around the West Michigan area for this coming summer?  Check out the new Enrichment Opportunities tab on Hudsonville’s home page.  It has links to camps and activities in the area of math, science, computers, art, music and drama.  This one stop shopping guide can be found at www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us  .

Have a great weekend and enjoy this time before school’s out for summer!!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

MAY
12 Tarry Hall Skating Party
12 Marco’s Night
14 T/TH K Field trip to Timbertown and the Outdoor Discovery Center
14 Talent Show @ 10a and 1p
14 PTC meeting
15 Popcorn Friday
15 Reading Counts Party
16 Spring Carnival 1-4p
18 M/W K-Mrs. Bohl Field Trip to John Ball Zoo
18 Hair Assembly @ 2:30p
20-22 5th Grade Camp
21 3rd Grade Field trip to Pigeon Creek Park and Tunnel Park
21 1st Grade Stadt/Woodring Field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center
22 1st Grade Huizenga/Veldman Field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center
22 ECSE Field trip to Hager Park
27 Marco’s Pizza Night
27 Pre-K Estefan Field trip to Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
28 ECSE Last Day

JUNE
1 5th Grade Celebration
1 Jet’s Pizza Night
2 4th and 5th Grade Field Day at Baldwin Middle School
3 M/W Pre-K and K Final Day of school
3 4th and 5th Grade Rain Date for Field day at Baldwin Middle School
4 Final Day of School  Dismissal at 1:00p  Hooray!!!  : )

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Pink Week is Here!

Ashley Tiesman, a fourth grader in Mrs. Jurewicz’s class is hosting PINK WEEK. This service project is being done to honor breast cancer survivors and to raise money for research to prevent cancer.  You can support this cause by buying a Susan G. Komen product and wearing PINK on Friday, May 1.  To find out more, visit this link:  PINK

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Weekly Events: April 13, 2009

I hope that you had a fantastic spring break!  Many of you left town (those who stayed know how empty it was in West Michigan) and others stayed behind to shovel snow.  I hope that ALL of you had time to rest and relax with family and friends.

As you look ahead to this week and the dates listed on the calendar to the right, you will see that we have just 38 school days remaining until the end of the 2008-09 school year.  There will be many events taking place.  Please check this blog and your child’s teacher blog for regular updates.

Mon 4/13  Day 2 Happy Monday!   Mileage Club Begins

Tues 4/14  Day 3 BMS Instrument Fittings:  MPR (morning); Music Therapy:  ECSE, CI in MPR 1:30-3:00 pm

Wed  4/15  Day 1
Thurs 4/16:  Day 2
4th Grade to W. Shore Symphony

Friday 4/17:  Day 1  MW PreK/K

Upcoming Events

4/20  Play to Learn
4/23  Grade Level Mtg
4/24  Recess Games
4/27  Locker Stories UP this week.
4/27  Ashley Tiesman Service Project Week
4/30 Young Author’s Calvin College
5/1  PINK DAY
5/4 Just Write:  Gr. 5
5/5  Just Write:  Gr 4 & K
5/6  Just Write:  Gr 3 & PK/K
Canoe Trip:  4th Grade
ACES @ 2:45
5/7  Just Write:  Gr 1
Author Visit:
ECSE to Teusink’s Farm
5/8  Just Write:  Gr 2
Just Write Skits
5/11-29: 2nd Grade Typing Dates
5/12  Tarry Hall Skating
5/13  K to Outdoor Discovery Center
5/14  Talent Show (date change from original calendar);  K to Outdoor Discovery Center
5/15 Reading Counts Party (date change from original calendar); Popcorn Day
5/16  School Carnival
5/18  Hair Assembly @  2:30 pm
5/20-5/22 5th Grade Camp
5/20  Stadt/Woodring DeGraaf Nature Center
5/21  Veldman/Huizenga DeGraaf Nature Center
5/22  ECSE Hagar Park
5/25  No School:  Memorial Day
5/28 All School Field Day
5/28   Final Day ECSE
6/1  5th Grade Celebration
6/2  4th & 5th Field Day:  BMS (Stadium)
6/4  Final Day of School – Dismissal at 1 pm  (Lunch at School)