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Week 26: In like a lion or a lamb?

lambLike many of you, I grew up with this March prediction:  If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb … or in like a lion and out like a lamb.  My hope is that it comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lamb!

Speaking of weather, last week was AMAZING!  We savored every bit of the sunshine and warm temperatures. Our week ended with the Parent Club sponsored Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday. It was an all-star HOLLYWOOD EVENT that gave star treatment to the attendees!

The chair of this event, Penny Johnson, organized and executed an event that was beautiful, fun and memorable.  Many thanks to our Parent Club for prioritizing events like this and for the parents who step up to volunteer to make these events possible.  Your time and commitment makes our school community stronger.

A snapshot of the week ahead is below.  Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

Mrs. Reagan



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Parent Survey: November Conferences

pt conf survey

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held November 3 (Mon), 5 (Wed) , and 6 (Thurs).  We need to know what evening works best for you.  We will not hold Parent Teacher Conferences on November 4 (Election Day).

Please complete this survey:  Georgetown Parent Teacher Conference Survey

One survey per family.  We will schedule conferences for siblings on the same evening.   You will find out your scheduled conference evening on October 30.

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Conference Week Ahead

leoMarch has arrived…and it’s coming in like a LION:  Biting cold, wind and ariessnow.  We are hoping it goes out like a lamb…spring like, calm and a taste of warm temperatures.

Did you know that this piece of folklore is connected to astronomy — position of two constellations in the night sky?  In early March, Leo the Lion is crossing the meridian.   As March ends, Aries (the RAM) moves into the dominant position — about the time spring lambs are born and green grass is appearing…hopefully!

Parent/Teacher Conferences are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.    A great deal of time goes into completing the report cards and preparing for these 15 minute meetings.   I will be announcing the end times to help keep everyone on schedule.

If you have a 5th grader, they will be taking a standardized math test called the ITBS.  We also have JET’s PIZZA NIGHT and wrap up the week with POPCORN FRIDAY!




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A Busy Week Ahead!

I hope you had a great snow day!   Thank you to everyone who sent photos to share on the blog.  The day was as an unexpected surprise for many—and the teachers considered an bonus day for finishing up report cards and preparations for conferences.

Throughout this week, we will be hosting our PTC COIN WAR.  This is our final and very important fundraiser for PTC.  The money collected will build the PTC budget for critical school events that are focused on supporting family activities and learning.  Please send in your silver coins so that the PTC can continue all the good that it does for our school community!

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. I will have the esteemed role of TIME KEEPER which means you will hear my voice every 15 over the intercom announcing the end of each conference period.

We also have LEAP DAY on February 29...a special day that appears just once every four years.  If you know anyone who has a birthday on this special day, make sure you remember them with a special birthday wish!

On the first day of March,  we will have our DRESS LIKE A PE TEACHER theme day. Every staff member and student is encouraged to wear PE apparel and dress as a PE teacher.  It’s our way of celebrating Mrs. Neinhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering…two incredible PE teachers who make a big impact on our health and wellness at Georgetown.

Remember:  NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY.  Teachers will be working hard on professional development activities….learning strategies for improving instruction for all learners.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Reagan

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A very busy week ahead!

It’s our 10th week of school and to celebrate we have packed our schedule with important and excited events.  This week is all about the two things we value most at our school:  CHILDREN AND PARENTS.

Our incredible Parent Teacher Club will be sponsoring an ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY on Monday (Jerry Jacoby’s Character and Integrity Traits) and the Scholastic BOOK FAIR (Monday-Friday in the Early El Sensory Motor Room).  In addition, the PT Club is also sponsoring a dinner for teachers on Monday from 4-5pm to kick off Parent Teacher Conferences.  Thank you, PARENTS for doing this for us!  It is such a treat to know that one night this week we do not have to worry about dinner plans.

We wrap up the busy week with COMFY COZY DAY on Friday.  It’s a day to learn in slippers, sweatshirts and sweatpants…anything comfy and cozy!

We are looking forward to meeting with parents this week to share the amazing progress your children have made as learners during the first 48 days of school.  During PT Conferences, you will hear me call the end times for each conference over the school speaker system.  This is done to help teachers and parents stay on time in a BE NICE way.  We want to make the 15 minutes focused and meaningful…and also honor your time by staying on TIME.

Here’s to a great week!

Mrs. Reagan


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March…in like a lion or a lamb?

lambLike many of you, I grew up with this March prediction:  If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.  If it comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion.

This is one of the many weather folklore sayings that have been used through time to predict the weather.

Since this saying hasn’t been reliable,  I am going to make my own hopeful prediction:  In like a lamb and out like a lamb!

The week ahead will be very busy for teachers.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings will be spent meeting with parents about student progress.  You can access the PT conference schedule via the school master and on your classroom blogs.

We look forward to meeting with all of you.  To help keep the conferences on schedule, I will announce the end time every 15 minutes.

The weekly events are below.

Mrs. Reagan


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Conferences and Lost & Found

reportcardWe completed our first night of Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday. This was one of our busiest nights of the week, with most teachers meeting with parents until 8:30 or 9:00 pm.

Thank you for attending and participating in this very important event.  Your perspective on your child’s learning and social/emotional growth is so very important to us.

We look forward to seeing more parents over the next two nights.lostfound While you are walking to and from the classrooms, please look through the lost and found tables which are located across from the library entrance.  There are many items on these tables and we would love to match them with their rightful owners!

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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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Welcome to February

January flew by and seems like a blur to me!  The month of February opens up with Ground Hogs Day, settles in with  Valentine’s Day in the middle and wraps up just in time for Parent/Teacher Conferences (March 2-4).

I have kicked this month off with a new blog theme.  This theme allows more options in font selection, posts per page and pushes me to learn more about html code and css.

Remember that you can search for any post by typing a single word or phrase into the “search” tab to your right.  You can  scroll through the posts page by page (like a newspaper) at the bottom of this page.

Here’s to a great week ahead!

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