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Week 3: September 16-20


It’s our third week….already!   Routines and procedures are very well established due to a great community of learners and staff.

If your child is still not eating lunch, please let your child’s teacher know so that this can be passed along to lunch staff.  It takes awhile for our youngest learners to get used to the lunchroom and we want to make sure we are aware so we can provide extra TLC as necessary.  We add on extra time as needed.  Lunch is important…so please keep us posted.

We kick off the week with PICTURE DAY!  You will see the final results of the photos in late October.  A retake day will be scheduled for those who are absent or need another session.  Photos will be taken in the library.

Tuesday of this week is National Constitution Day — an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the writing of the Constitution.  Each classroom will discuss this historical document on Tuesday in a way that is appropriate to the age group/grade.

We also have another PIZZA NIGHT.  This week…MARCOS.  When you order your family pizza, provide a teacher name.  The class with the most pizza’s ordered under the teacher name will earn a pizza lunch on Marcos.  A portion of all profits goes back to our school PTC — and this money goes toward funding family activities.  Our first Pizza Night was with JET’s.  Winning class:  MRS. WALENTA’s 4th Graders.

At the end of the week, we kick off our one and only PTC all school fundraiser:  THE Trek for Tech Tools WALK-A-THON.  The Walk-a-thon takes place on September 26.  Each student is asked to raise money (asking friends and family to donate money for laps walked at school) with this money funding all of our events this year.  The events are run and managed by parents with the goal of supporting the school/family relationship and supporting learning in the classroom.  Prizes are awarded to top earners at each grade and individual awards.  Details for this will be arriving home soon.   Watch your child’s backpack…blog posts and emails.  This is our single most important fundraiser…and your donations are needed and appreciated!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Reagan


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Week 23: FEBRUARY 18-22, 2013

I want to extend thanks to all the parents who helped to make our Valentine’s Day parties such a tremendous success.    The parents support for all of our activities help to make our school such an incredible place to be.

In addition to Valentine’s Day, we celebrated the 100th day of school.  The kindergarten and first graders honored the day with 100’s day collections and other showcases of SMARTNESS.  After all, after 100 days of school you ARE 100 days smarter.

As we look to the week ahead, we have a MARCO’s night and a fifth grade trip to the SYMPHONY.   We’re also sure to get some more snow, which will make our playground snow creatures happy.

Here’s to a great week ahead!

Mrs. Reagan


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Settling into the New Year: January 14-18, 2013

We had a great first week back to school!   On Monday, everyone was excited to see each other—lots of smiles and hugs.  On Tuesday, the reality of rising early and working our brains all day long was evident with yawns and sleepy looking eyes.  By Wednesday, nearly all of our bodies and brains had adjusted to our school schedule and expectations.

This week we have fourth grade swimming (hosted at the high school), Marco’s Pizza Night and a PTC meeting.  To see other events, check out the snapshot of our school calendar below.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Reagan

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And the rain rain rain…

came down down down in rushing wild riv’lets!   This past weekend reminded me of this classic Winnie the Pooh song..and once I thought of it, I could not get it out of my head.

I hope you were able to make the most of the rainy weekend and use this as an opportunity to relax and watch a movie or two.

During the upcoming school week, we will be finishing up MEAP tests in grades 3-5.  Our students (your children) have been working exceptionally hard on this test.  In spite of what you may hear on the news, we want you to know that the test is challenging and our teachers and students work hard to both prepare for and complete the assessments.  The results of the tests will be back in early January and we will use these to adjust our instruction for the second half of the year.

We also have another PTC sponsored pizza night this week. Save your pizza appetite for Wednesday, October 17.  Order from Marcos and give them the name of your child’s teacher and credit will be applied to this class.  The class with the most pizza’s ordered receives a pizza lunch on Marcos (and the PTC)!

Have a great week…and stay dry and grounded.  Sounds like we have both rain and wind in our forecast.

Mrs. Reagan


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A Four Day Week Ahead: October 17-20

It is our 7th week of school!  We have established great routines and procedures for learning, eating and playing together.

During the coming week, our students in grades 3-5 will complete their MEAP assessments.  There will be no school for all students on Friday, October 21.  The teachers and I will be scheduling parent teacher conferences and working on report cards.

If you have not yet provided us with your preferred day for conferences, please complete this survey as soon as possible.


Have a great week!

Mrs. Reagan

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Marco’s Pizza Night SUCCESS!

marcosThank you to everyone who participated in last week’s Marco’s Pizza Nights.  As a school, we raised $485.00.  This money will go toward supporting family events at Georgetown.

Mrs. Quigley’s class won the friendly competition–bringing in the most orders.  They will have a pizza lunch compliments of Marco’s Pizza.

Thank you to Mrs. Brouwer for providing time for the boxes to be decorated by each student. The unused pizza boxes will be sent home with each child in the next two weeks.  We want all children to have their boxes!

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BLOG BITS 11/19/10


NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……… Well let’s just say the office is ready for Thanksgiving Break.  I think everyone needs a little time away and needs to get healthy!  Hopefully all of these wonderful germs will have settled down by then!  Please just make sure you are following the rule that if you child has a fever or has vomited that they need to stay home for 24 hours after the symptoms are gone!  That is so helpful to us here and helps to prevent others from getting these illnesses.

HELP NEEDED….. Please read the following as it is so important to our Holiday Shop. We REALLY need some more volunteers desperately!  If we can not get the volunteers needed this year we may have to stop doing this fun event for the students!  Please consider signing up for one of the following shifts!  The shop this year is Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.  These are the shifts that are available:   Monday, Nov. 29, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (Set Up);  Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 8:45 am – 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm;  Thursday, Dec. 2, 8:45 – 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm (tear down).

If you can help out at one or two shifts that would be wonderful!  Please email Jamie Ham at with your availability!  Thanks for your help in advance!

CHAPSTICK DRIVE……… WOW, way to go Georgetown!!  As a school you donated 1,307 chapsticks!  These were donated to the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital for children undergoing surgery.  The chapstick is used to “sweeten the smell” of the anesthesia when rubbed on the inside of the mask for children undergoing surgery.  Happy Bainbridge and Alaina DePuy did this service project for their Girl Scout Troup #2955.  Way to go girls!

HOLIDAY PROGRAM……. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our annual Holiday Program!  It will be on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 AT 7PM!  It will be at Resurrection Life Church in Grandville.  (The same place as last year.)  Please visit this blog post for more info    HOLIDAY PROGRAM.

P.E. NEWS…….. We had another great year for our P.E. Cares program!  As a school we collected 2,398 food items that were donated to a local church’s food pantry.  The winning class of the bowling field trip and t-shirts was 5th Grade – Mrs. Burdis.  Way to go 5th graders!  As a class they collected 284 items!  Please visit the P.E. Blog for the top 5 classes that collected the most items.

PTC NEWS……. Marco’s Pizza Night winner……… was Mrs. Jabaay’s Kindergarten class! Way to go Kindergartners!!  You guys are going to get a pizza party for lunch one day.  We once again had great participation and earned $110 for Georgetown.  What an easy way for families to help support our school and put food on the table!  Thanks again!!!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….. We still have the other two activities also that we mentioned last week from Community Ed.  The new programs being offered are Hudsonville Youth Wrestling and Soccer. Youth Wrestling is being offered for grades K – 6th and starts Tuesday, November 30.  Soccer is available for ages 5 thru 12 and starts Monday, November 22 or Wednesday, November 24.  I will attach both of these forms below.

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Questions about Community Ed Activities… contact 669-1740 or go to

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  Help support the HHS Senior All Night Committee by purchasing bag chairs that have the eagle logo!  These are great to use for athletic events or camping and would make an awesome Christmas gift!

The chairs are selling for $35 each and for an additional $2 your name can be put on the chair as well.  Checks can be made payable to HHS Senior All Nighter. Please submit order with payment to Ginny Hager 1482 – 36th Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426 by November 24. Delivery will be by December 15. FYI, we will be placing another order after the first of the year.  If you have any questions, please contact Ginny Hager at  Thanks for helping to support the Senior All Nighter!

HOLIDAY ARTISTS’ MARKET & SHOP……. Join us for the 22nd annual Holiday Artists’ Market at UICA. This unique sale is a delight for holiday shoppers who seek one-of-a-kind works by the region’s most exciting artists.  Enjoy free admission and parking.

Children’s Workshop……….  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 10 AM TO 3 PM………  Create your own holiday ornaments, pins, bracelets, mini-figures or small paintings using colorful yarn and other mixed media materials. UICA Education Staff will be on hand to teach children new techniques and encourage individual creativity in a cooperative and festive studio environment. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
41 Sheldon Boulevard SE
Grand Rapids Michigan 49503-4227
616 454 7000 |



11/29 – 12/3 Holiday Gift Shop

12/3  Popcorn Friday

12/7  Jet’s Pizza Night


12/15  Marco’s Pizza Night

12/16  T/TH K Holiday Parties

12/17  Holiday Parties

12/20 – 12/31  HOLIDAY BREAK – NO SCHOOL  : )

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )


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Marco’s Pizza Night A Success!

marcosGeorgetown had another successful pizza night!  A total of 48 pizza’s were purchased–double our first Marco’s night this year.  These orders earned $116. 27 for our Parent Club.  GO GEORGETOWN and GO MARCO’s PIZZA!

Miss Taber’s first grade classroom came in first place with 8 pizza’s ordered.  They will receive a pizza lunch as a reward.

Mr. Bowen’s came in 2nd place with 7 pizza’s ordered.   Great work!   I have a feeling that you will be challenging Miss Taber’s class on the next Pizza Night.

Thank you to everyone for supporting our school.