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Kids’ Art Fair REMINDER

You have another opportunity to RSVP for our upcoming December 1st Kids Art Fair! An RSVP form and Art Fair information will be sent home with students this week.

Please note that returning your RSVP to Mrs. Brouwer does NOT mean that you must purchase your child’s framed artwork.  The RSVP just lets the Kids Art Fair people know how many frames to ship to Georgetown for the event.  So please RSVP if you plan to attend and celebrate your child’s creativity, enjoy a fun make-n-take art project, and register for some cool door prizes to be given away during the evening.

Also – Georgetown’s December Kids Art Fair does not take the place of the annual district-wide Student Art Show, which will be held as usual in April 2010.

We hope to see you at Georgetown’s Art Fair on December 1st between 4-7 PM!  Volunteers are still needed to help out – please contact Mrs. Brouwer!


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Good Afternoon Georgetown Parents!

The office is sending out a flyer for a  Community Ed Activity that is coming up.  ART ROCKS! is a class offered to boys and girls in grades PK-6.  This class will be starting the week of October 12.  For more information regarding this opportunity please see the attached registration form, visit the Hudsonville Public Schools website or stop by Community Ed at 3886 Van Buren, Hudsonville.


Have a great afternoon!

Mrs. Nurenberg

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International Artists

AubreyIn April of 2009, Mrs. DeWeerd invited our school to enter an international art exhibition in China.   Our  sister school  Raey Guang is in Pingtung, Taiwan, and  she felt this would be a natural connection for our students.

Mrs. Brouwer, our art teacher, selected five works of student art and submitted them to the 40th Annual World School Children’s Art Exhibition. This exhibition is held each August at the National Taiwan Arts Education Center in Taipei, Republic of China, and features children’s artwork from all over the world.

SheriTWO of our student pieces were selected for display in the exhibition – Aubrey’s “Happy Robot” and Shari’s “Winter Pine”.

Selection for the Taiwan exhibition is a great honor and our Georgetown artists deserve congratulations for their hard work!  Their pieces were selected from over 30,000 submissions (yes, thirty thousand!) from 53 countries. Aubrey and Shari will be given a “Certificate of Merit” sent to me from the Republic of China for their participation in the Exhibition. Congratulations, Georgetown Artists!

We received a beautiful catalog that contains color images of the World School pieces that were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in the competition. It will be on display in the art room….stop in for a look at the award winning artwork created by children living in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brunei….and 47 other countries!

Both pieces of art will now be added to our permanent collection so that they can be appreciated and honored for years to come.

Many thanks to Mrs. DeWeerd for encouraging us to submit work, to Mrs. Brouwer for taking the time to safety pack and ship this work to China, and to our artists (Shari & Aubrey) for creating the work that showcased our wonderful school and country!

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Mrs. Brouwer is an Artist in the Summer, too!

Many of you know Mrs. Brouwer as our art teacher.  It is also important to note that she is also an ARTIST.   I realize that this may not surprise or shock you, and this makes logical sense.  What I do find most amazing is that Mrs. Brouwer shares her work as an artist with her students and also BLOGS about her work–even in the summer months.  This summer she is exploring the art of collage. Please visit her blog and leave an arsty comment to encourage her creative energy!

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Blog Spotlight

It is once again time to spotlight a Georgetown Blog, also known as an opportunity for me to brag about Georgetown’s to notch teaching staff. In early January, I highlight the specialist teacher blogs (art, music and PE). With the district wide Art Show approaching, would like to re-highlight Mrs. Brouwer’s incredible art blog.

Mrs. Brouwer is perhaps one of the most talented art teachers I have ever worked with. As a teacher, she is passionate about art, but equally passionate about doing whatever it takes to reach all learners!

Mrs. Brouwer follows an instructional format that opens with community building (2-3 minutes to learn about student’s day/interests), model teaching lesson (incorporating the objective for learning and connecting the learning to prior day’s learning), guided practice (let me show you how this can be done w/ student assistance) and release – the students artists now practice what they learned. The same instructional practice we ask of our general ed teachers is replicated in art class with Mrs. Brouwer! It should not come as a surprise to you that she is a National Board Certified Teacher. We are very proud to have her Georgetown!

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Blog Spotlight

If you haven’t had time to visit the specialist blogs, I would like to recommend a quick visit sometime this week!  Each specialist has a blog that includes details about curriculum and events in art, music and PE (Physical Wellness).  

Currently, our PE teachers (Mrs. Neinhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering) are selling PE Cares apparel.  

Mrs. Brouwer, our art teacher, features the work of our talented artists each week–in addition to showcasing some of the work that will be displayed at our district wide art show this spring.

And, Mrs. Bretz, our music teacher, updates her blog with student features and curriculum highlights.


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Love Art Work?

If you do love art AND YOU would be willing to volunteer some time, then we have a project for YOU!

Mrs. Brouwer, our wonderfully talented art teacher, has loads of student art work that needs to be hung throughout the school!  If you would be willing to help her with this project, please send her an email.  Mrs. Brouwer will appreciate any help you can provide.

If you have not visited the Art Blog yet, this needs to be your next surfing stop!