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Good Friday afternoon!


PTC MEETING…. We would love to have a great turnout out for our meeting next week.  The PTC will be having their meeting on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm. Our wonderful superintendent, Nick Ceglarek, will be there to talk about the school funding issues.  Should be a very informative meeting to attend.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP……..  We held Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday and it went very well.  It looks like we will be having a wonderful new bunch of little ones coming our way in the fall.  We will be doing our Kindergarten screening next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact the office.

READING COUNTS…. These are the winners of the 3rd reading counts drawing.  Each winner will receive a gift certificate for a FREE book of their choice valued at $4.99 or less from the bookfair next week.  These certificates will be waiting for them at the bookfair for the students to use when they shop.

2ND GRADE  —  Jessa VanHaitsma, Emma Koeman, Damian Cook, Brandon Pepper and Danielle Maleski
3RD GRADE —  Kendra Kamer, Harleen Mand, Cierra Nieboer and Haley Tiesman
4TH GRADE — Jared York, Jordan Brower, Gavin O’Brien, Carson Beer and Mallory King
5TH GRADE — Jack Nurenberg, Oliver Owen, Drake Ellis and Jack Peterson

RAISE A READER SCHOOL CHALLENGE….   If you have not signed up for the Raise A Reader School Challenge it is NOT too late.  To do so, just go to Mrs. VandenBerg’s Library News Blog and you will find the link to enroll.  Remember this is our chance to WIN $5,000 for our Library here at Georgetown Elementary.

BOOK FAIR……  Don’t forget our Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place next week here at Georgetown.  It will be held in the Sensory Motor Room in the Early Childhood hallway, room 109.  Don’t forget parents that there will be “Family Shopping” on Tuesday night, March 16.  It will take place from 3:30pm through 7:00pm.

4TH GRADE NEWS…..  Wednesday, March 17 is the 4th graders trip to Lansing.  Students will come to school as usual, but they will NEED TO BE PICKED UP by a parent/guardian after school at around 4:30pm.  Students MUST bring a sack lunch.  This is a great trip and I am sure they will all enjoy this!

5TH GRADE NEWS…..  Just a few reminders for upcoming dates for our 5th grade students.    March 17 5th graders visit the middle school; April 13 instrument fittings for students wanting to join band; April 21/22 Band meeting for parents; April 28 Course selections due back to 5th grade teachers; May 3 Sixth grade orientation meeting for parents at BMS; May 11 Parent meeting for camp; May 19-21 5th grade Camp.  Wow before you know it they will be on to Middle School!!   Take time to enjoy those 5th graders, before you know it Spring will be gone and school will be out!

GEORGETOWN TALENT SHOW….. Important info in regards to the upcoming Talent Show.  Only 3rd through 5th grade are able to audition.  Audition sheets must be turned in by MONDAY, MARCH 15.  Auditions will be held Wednesday, March 17 through Friday, March 19.  The talent show will be held on Thursday, April 1.  Practices MUST be arranged outside of school and the office will not be making phone calls to set up practices for student.  This is the parent’s responsibility.  Thank you for taking care of this at home.

FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE…..  In-District Building Transfer Requests & Schools-of-Choice Hudsonville Public Schools will be considering In-District Building Transfer Requests and Schools-of-Choice Applications for all buildings (room permitting) for the 2010-2011 school year.  The following conditions apply:

  1. The staffing and building facilities can accommodate the transfer.  Openings will be determined by grade level allowing open positions for move-in students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Due to staffing, student transportation, or other considerations, the district may opt to deny a request.
  2. In-district building transfers, once approved, will remain in effect unless a major shift in student population or redistricting occurs.
  3. Schools-of-Choice (non-resident) students are required to apply annually.

Visit our website for application forms.  Please call 669-1740, ext. 1 if you have questions.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……  No new activities came out this week.  Please feel free to stop by the racks outside the Multi-Purpose Room for the activities that Community Ed is currently offering.  You may also visit the Community Ed website to look at and register for upcoming activities.

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

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 .

Cancer Support Group of Jenison/Hudsonville…..  Has a cancer diagnosis recently affected your family?  Does someone you love need support while going though chemotherapy and/or radiation?  Are you dealing with the affects of therapy?  Cancer Support Group of Jenison/Hudsonville is made up of families from our area who have been through cancer in the past and now want to support other families who are dealing with it.
We are so proud to live in this community, where awareness and support have grown by leaps and bounds!
For more information, please contact:  Kean Krzewski at 662-0951 (Support for children with cancer, Tari Koziatek at 457-9918 (Support for adults with cancer)

Have a great weekend and enjoy this spring like weather!!!

Mrs. Nurenberg

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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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Just a few “bits” from the office as we are counting down the days until Christmas break. We know all of you want to know that the countdown as of today, Thursday, December 3, we only have 11 school days until Christmas break! Woo-Hoo!!

We wanted to let you know first of all due to the Thanksgiving holiday last week, it will be a  MONDAY/WEDNESDAY Kindergarten Friday.

Georgetown’s Holiday Shop will be taking place next week. It will be held in the media center starting on Monday, December 7 and going through Thursday, December 10. In the past the students have been handed a coupon for the ferry to Mackinac Island, but this year Fun Services is Going Green! Mackinac Island Ferry coupons are now available online.  To print this coupon, click on Santa’s Secret Shop and then on the Star Line Ferry Logo. Fill out the form using the code GRR and print. These coupons are valid only for students at schools hosting a Fun Services Holiday Gift Shop or Santa Secret Shop Program. Maximum age is 12 years. Coupons are not transferable. One paying adult per two student coupons is required.

Attached is you will also find the schedule for when classes will be shopping and for when volunteers are signed up to work.
HGS Final Schedule

Please make sure to visit your child’s teacher’s blog for the day and time of their holiday parties which will be held in a couple of weeks.

Georgetown’s Holiday program is FAST approaching!!! Mark your calendars for next Thursday, December 10 at 7:00pm.

We hope everyone enjoys the upcoming holiday season and have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg


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With snow just around the corner, the food service program
would like to remind parents and students about what will
happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is
closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow
day will be moved to the next school day. An example: if
school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s
menu will be served on Wednesday and the menu that was
scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.
Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be
no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to
order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this
policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s
menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with
the regular menu on Monday. Information on what menu will
be served on the day you return will be available on the food
service web page at Please feel free to
contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have
any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thank
you! -Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director


Just a friendly reminder from the office……..  PLEASE remember to send a note in the morning to your child’s teacher if you will be picking them up at the end of the day. The office is very busy towards the end of the day and it can be very hard to contact the teachers about end of the day changes due to the students being at specials and the teachers getting ready for the buses.  Thankk you for your consideration in this matter!

Have a great day!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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Good Thursday Afternoon Georgetown Parents!

Nothing to spectacular coming from the office this week!!  Valentine’s parties went well!  Just a reminder that NEXT FRIDAY is POPCORN FRIDAY and PJ DAY!!!

Kindergarten Parents…. Please remember that next Friday, February 20, is a Tuesday/Thursday Friday.  This is due to having Friday, February 13 off.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held March 2-4.  At this time they will having the Classroom Basket Raffles again this year.  These will be displayed in the hall by the library.

Mark your calendars…….The Mother/Son Night will be Friday, March 13 at Lost City! We will be sending home more infomation soon!

NO new Community Ed news this week.

The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are bringing back the Tradition with the Eagle 10k in the city of Hudsonville. On Saturday March 28, the runs will take place at Hudsonville High School starting at 9:00am. For more information please go to or If you would like to volunteer to help out with this event please email at or call 893-5830.


16 Play to Learn
16 Marimbamania Assembly
17 Ciao Bella’s Night
17 Tarry Hall Skating Party
19 PTC Meeting 7p
20 Popcorn Day and ALL School PJ Day!
24 Ciao Bella’s Night
25 Marco’s Night

Have a great weekend!   Mrs. Nurenberg