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boxTops4EducationBetween August and November 1, you saved and submitted 12,026 BOX TOPS! Our school will receive a check for $1,202.60 for this submission.
The chair for this event, Shannon Klein worked with Jamie Brewer, Michelle Burns, Elizabeth Doorenbos, Summer Dykstra, Terri Hagberg, Melissa Heys, Shalyn Jones, Melissa Haveman and Jen Strick to cut precisely, count, categorize by class, box and ship the labels.
Congratulations to Mr. Bowen’s class for bringing in the most:  1,705 Box Tops!  They will receive a fall treat  compliments of the PTC.  They beat Mr. Gort’s class by a slim margin.
Thank you to everyone for your contribution!  Below is a breakdown of the the contribution for each class.
PLEASE keep those BOX TOPS coming.  As you see, these are a simple way for us to bring in money for our school family and learning projects.
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BLOG BITS 10/8/10


NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…….  What a great week we have had!  We had great weather for our 3rd grade field trips this week, a  great Jet’s Pizza night and ended the week with Popcorn Friday!

Jet’s Pizza Night…..  WOW, what a great turn out we had!  The best ever for a Georgetown Pizza Night!!  You families rock!  We raised $210.00 for Georgetown,  that is more than we raised ALL of last year together on pizza nights!  The winning class for the pizza party was 1st grade, Mr. Jurewicz.  They will be receiving their party soon.  Thanks again for all of your help and support, every little bit truly does make a difference!

Lunch Room News……  We all know that our children like to be social with their friends and classmates at lunchtime.  However, we need to encourage our children to make sure when  they get into the lunchroom that they eat their lunch first and then socialize.  We have lots of students that are going home hungry because they are not eating.  We hope that between you the parents and the lunchroom staff that we can make sure that our kids are eating their lunches and not going throughout the afternoon hungry!  Thanks for you help with this!

MEAP Testing…….  MEAP testing will begin next week for our 3rd through 5th grades.  We would like you to make sure your students are well rested and have a good breakfast and a healthy snack to start their day!  This truly does make a difference.  Please if at all possible try not to schedule appointments during these testing days.  Below is the testing schedule.






Conference Time…… Conference time is fast approaching and we want to make sure all of you are checking your teacher’s blogs.  They will have a “Parent/Teacher Survey Form” for fall conferences that need to be filled out for your teacher to schedule your conference day and time.  If for some reason you need a paper copy to fill out please request one from your child’s teacher or stop by the office.  Conference dates and times are as follows…. November 1, 5pm to 8:30pm; November 2, 4pm to 6pm; and November 3, 4pm to 6pm.

PE NEWS…..  The Turkey Trot is fast approaching.  Yesterday was our last day of accepting registrations at Georgetown.  If you are still interested in participating there will be “Late” registration the day of the event right at the gate.  The Turkey Trot takes place on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26.  The gates will open at 4:15pm and the race starts at 5pm.  Registration fee is $6.  T-shirts will be available at the late registration on a first come/first serve basis.

PTC NEWS….Walk-a-thon Winners Announced!

Box Top News.…..  Don’t forget our first Box Top Competition ends next FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15!!  Please send in your box tops labeled with your child’s name/teacher/and the number of box tops in the bag/envelope.  The teachers will then turn these in and the PTC  will announce the winners of the Classroom prizes and the individual winners.  Thanks for helping raise money for Georgetown!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……..  Girl Scouts will be having a meeting if anyone is interested in participating or just finding out more information about the Girl Scouts.  The Meeting will take place on MONDAY, OCTOBER 18  from 7pm to 8pm.  It will be held in the Park Elementary Community Room. If you have any questions please contact Michelle Curnow at 662-8983 or

Community Ed would also like to give you the direct link to their website for upcoming activities and online registration for any activities that you are interested in signing up for.  The link is:

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  Cancer Support Group of Jenison/Hudsonville Has a cancer diagnosis recently affected your family?  Could you or someone you love need support while going through chemotherapy and/or radiation?  Are you dealing with the effects of therapy?  Our group is made up of families from the area who have been through cancer and know how it impacts the entire family.  We want to offer support.  We are so proud of our community, where awareness and support have grown by leaps and bounds!  For more information, please contact:  Jean Krzewski at 662-0951 (support for children) or Tara Koziatek at 457-9918 (support for adults).

“LOVE AND LOGIC” PARENTING WORKSHOP – The purpose of this workshop is to educate parents about the “Love and Logic” philosophy of parenting.  Participants will learn how to avoid power struggles, respond to misbehavior with empathy instead of anger, construct logical and effective consequences, and guide children through problem solving.  Participants will also have the opportunity to share and discuss parenting challenges and suggestions with other parents.  The workshop will be held at Park Elementary on Tuesday nights for six weeks, starting November 9 and ending December 14.  Cost is a one-time fee of $10 to cover the cost of the workbook and will be collected the first night.  Childcare is provided free of charge by HHS students.  To register, please e-mail Kristi Sherrington, workshop facilitator, at Please indicate if you plan to use the child care and the ages and number of children.
AFTER SCHOOL BIBLE CLUB…….  An After School Bible Club is coming to Georgetown.  This will be starting on MONDAY, OCTOBER 25.  It will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room here at Georgetown on Mondays from 3:40p to 4:30p.  Parents must provide transportation home after the class.  The club will be offered through March or April.  There is no charge for the club.  This club is being offered through BCM International Western Michigan, a nondenominational organization.  If you have any questions please call BCM at 616-457-3840.  If your child plans on attending please fill out the Registration form that will be outside of the Multi-Purpose in the rack.  They also want you to know that you may visit the Bible Club at any time.  Thank you!

10/13  Late Start  ONLY FOR MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLS!!!!!

10/15  ECSE Field Trip to Post Family Farm

10/20  Marco’s Night

10/22  NO SCHOOL

10/26  Turkey Trot

10/28  T/TH K Halloween Parties/ECSE Halloween Parties

10/29  Halloween Parties


MRS. NURENBERG  : )       pumpkin5

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WOW…….  here comes a whole lot of information from the Georgetown office.  It has been a very  BUSY 1st week back to school from holiday break!!


FROM THE OFFICE…. Just a reminder from the TRANSPORTATION DEPT. AND THE OFFICE, parents MAY NOT drop students off in the back of the school!!  Either in the bus loop or the back parking lot by the Middle School.  This is imperative for the safety of the students.  PLEASE drop students off in the circle drive in the front of the school. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter!  We just want to make sure every student is safe and sound!

BOX TOP WINNERS….The individual box top winners area as follows:

K/1  Wing Boy=Carson Bretz (Huizenga) / Girl=Skylar Hill (Stadt);  2/3 Wing Boy=Brendan Ham (McDonald) / Girl=Chloe Patrick (Quigley);  4/5 Wing Boy=Noah Ambrose (Jurewicz) / Girl=Linnae Conkel (Burdis)

Individual prize is a board game and $5 gift card to Barnes and Noble.

Classroom winners are as follows:

K/1  Wing Classroom winner = Woodring;  2/3 Wing Classroom winner=Greenlund;  4/5 Wing Classroom winner=Jurewicz

Classroom winners will be rewarded  with having lunch and watching a movie.


The Third Graders would like to have an ongoing school wide pop can drive to collect money to buy books. We would then make book baggies for children at Georgetown (readers that struggle either with interest, skills or financially) to read over the summer. We would also like to donate our gently used books that we have “grown out of” to the younger grades. During this project we will be gathering data, making wish lists and in the end purchasing books so please send in your empty cans to either Miss VanArkel or Mrs. McDonald’s classroom.

5TH GRADE INFORMATION–VERY IMPORTANT NEW Immunization Requirements for 2010-2011 School Year ~ We have recently been notified by the State that beginning with the next school year, all incoming 6th graders (current 5th grade students) will have additional immunization requirements as stated below:

1.  Two doses of Varicella vaccine or have a history of having chickenpox.
2.  One dose of meningococcal vaccine.
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 or her immunizations will not be allowed to start 6th grade.


Please read the attached flyers in regards to two upcoming events from Community Ed.  One is for Gymnastics and Dance and the other is for Gymnastics and More.  Gymnasitcs and Dance is offered for ages 2-6.  Gymnastics and more is for ages 1st grade and up.  Please fill out the attached forms and return to Community Ed of visit and you can register online.




Come support the volleyball program on January 13 at Culver’s in Jenison!  The high school volleyball players will be working and a portion of the profits that evening will go to the volleyball program.  Take your family and eat at Culver’s from 4 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday, January 13 and support your volleyball program!

The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are once again sponsoring the Eagle 10k/5k. On March 27, 2010 at 9am the runs will take place starting at Hudsonville High School and running through the city of Hudsonville. This is a fund raiser for the Athletes of Hudsonville High School. For more information log onto or, be sure to mark your calendars for this event. If you would like to volunteer to work this event please call 893-5830 or email through the website.  Thank you for your support of Hudsonville Athletics.


Georgetown Little League……  Georgetown Little League in-person registration will occur on January 16 & 23 from 9 – 1 at the Jenison High School Media Center. Online registrations are open now and will run through at least February 14 with some divisions having late registration with a $10 late fee until February 28.  Little League is open to girls who are 5 before 12/31/09 and boys who are 5 before 4/30/10.  If you live north of Port Sheldon and east of 56th Ave , Georgetown Little League is your Little League.  More information is available at or you may call Rob at 437-5054.

Hudsonville Little League…… Hudsonville Little League’s season is just around the corner. If you’re in our district and would like to play this season, then please pre-register on our Website at to make the registration process go faster on Saturday, Jan 23rd. It’s quick and easy…

Let us know if you have any problems registering online and we Hope to see you this season playing the Great American Game of Baseball… Thanks,  Coach Bob
Okay I do believe that is all for now.  Whoo… hopefully that will be enough “light” reading for you until next time!!!
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )
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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 ( 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

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

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PTC Update

PTC MEETING:  MARCH: Just a friendly reminder that the PTC meeting for March has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24.  This will be a very special PTC meeting as our Superintendent, Roxanne DeWeerd, will be attending also.  Please do not miss this one!!

WHAT’S THE SCOOP: If your child received an ice cream coupon from “What’s the Scoop” from the Walk-A-Thon we just wanted to make sure you knew they would still be honored once the store re-opens in the spring.  They will not expire!  : )

BOX TOP COMPETITION: Our recent BOX TOP winners:  Parker-395 (5, Burmeister); Erica-146 (3-Flory).  Max-259 and Systma-348.  Prizes include ESPN Gridiron Handheld Football Game, Eagle’s T-Shirt, Blue/Gold PomPoms.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in Box Top Collections. The PTC has earned over $2,300 for classroom materials!