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Conference Week Ahead: March 4-8, 2013

We are looking forward to these things this week:

  1. Meeting with parents and sharing all the growth made by their children so far this year.
  2. Warmer weather.
  3. All School PJ day on FRIDAY!
PJ day is in honor of daylight savings time that will be occur on Sunday, March 1o.  This is the day we turn our clocks ahead one hour, providing us with an extra hour of light during the spring, summer and early fall.
Looking forward to a great week!
Mrs. Reagan

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PJ Day is the BEST!

Madelin and Ben

We started the day off with a time change and dark story skies.  Most of the kids were covered in rain drops and they entered the building.  This ended up being the perfect day for PJ DAY!

When I wasn’t in meetings or reading Love that Dog to a special group of second graders, I wandered about the building to take photos of PJ clad children.

Enjoy this video.  And….go to bed early tonight to help your body adjust to the time change!

Mrs. Reagan

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Spring Ahead to Another Week!

Daylight Savings Time 2012 starts today which means your clocks should be set one hour ahead.  To help us ease into the time change, tomorrow will be ALL SCHOOL PJ DAY.  This coincides with National Napping Day — a behavior worth celebrating.

A snapshot of the school calendar can be found below.  Here’s to BOOK FAIR week and  spring like temperatures!

Mrs. Reagan

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Sunday to Monday

Sunday is DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME which means that Monday is NATIONAL NAPPING DAY!

Set your clocks AHEAD on Sunday then pick out your PJ’s to wear to school on Monday.

A wee bit of history on National Napping Day is below.  Warning:  Reading this may make you snoozy.

Boston University (BU) Professor, William Anthony, Ph.D., and his wife, Camille Anthony, presidents of The Napping Company, began this observance in 1999 to showcase the many health benefits of napping.

“We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight savings time,” said William Anthony.

A recent article authored by the Anthonys that was published in Industrial Health, a journal published by the National Institute of Industrial Health in Japan, backed scientific evidence that napping enhances mood and performance. In the article, Anthony says that the benefits of napping are an example of “research generated knowledge” that needs to affect how people live, work and play.

Based on information gathered from thousands of nappers and would-be-nappers, the Anthonys have identified the following eight significant advantages of napping:

1. Napping improves mood – makes you feel better
2. Napping improves performance – makes you more productive
3. Napping is no cost – no expensive clothes or equipment needed
4. Napping is no sweat – no shower needed
5. Napping is self prescribed – no doctor’s orders needed
6. Napping is non-fattening – you cannot eat while napping 
7. Napping is a non-invasive procedure – no one does anything to you
8. Napping has no dangerous side effects – unless you are driving

SOURCE:  Boston Globe, March 1999


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February Begins This Week!

Where in the world did the month of January go?   February, the shortest month of the year, begins this week.

Two events happen this week that happen only once per year:  Ground Hogs Day (Tuesday) and All School PJ Day (Friday).    This is a lot of excitement for one week!

Here’s to a great week ahead!

Mrs. Reagan


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The Week Ahead: Jan 24-28, 2011

The final week of January has arrived!  We continue to be very busy in our classrooms, focused on improving our learning skills across all content areas.

To stay on top of classroom learning and events, please visit your child’s class blog.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, email the teacher!   We want to make sure that you have easy access to information related to your child’s learning.

We are working very hard on our hallway climate–with extra focus on walking respectfully and quietly.    If you are volunteering to read with students or support learning in anyway at all, please feel free to ask students to walk quietly if you notice they need a reminder.

PJ Day 10Finally, I am happy to announce that one of the most popular theme days is one week away!  Our February 4 Popcorn Day will also be ALL SCHOOL PJ DAY.  Of course, this means that slippers and stuffed animals are welcome to join us at school.

To view a slide show of  PJ day 2009, visit this blog post:  PJ DAY 2009   You will be amazed at how much your child has grown in two years time.

Mark your calendars for this fun day.

Posted below is a snapshot of some events for this week.

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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…….. Things are running along pretty smoothly here at Georgetown.  Just wanted to pass along that we have been seeing more of the stomach flu virus and the fever and sore throat going around.  So please just remind your little ones to be on top of things with the hand washing and trying to get lots of rest!

KINDERGARTEN INFO……. Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm. Please feel free to click the following links for the k registration and the health appraisal.

You may download this and fill them out and return them to Georgetown or you may stop in the office starting on Monday, January 24 to pick these up. We DO ask however, that when dropping off the filled out registrations that you bring in the child’s original birth certificate.

LIBRARY NEWS….. Please read the important message from Mrs. VandenBerg in regards to the new Overdue Library Book Email Notification system.  Some of you may have received an email this week informing you of overdue Library books.  These email notifications will be going out every Monday, beginning January 24, if your child has any books that are 21 days or more  overdue. We do not charge overdue fines so please don’t be alarmed.  The students are reminded weekly during their Library time of overdue books but may forget about these by the time they reach home.  Hopefully this will help get some of those books back.  Have a great day!  Mrs. VandenBerg

5TH GRADE NEWS…… Just a date to put on your calendar.  5th grade Camp informational meeting for parents will be held at Georgetown on Thursday, May 19 at 6pm. It will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room.  There will a chaperone meeting immediately following the parent meeting.  It will be held in the library.

PTC NEWS…… CALLING ALL GEORGETOWN DADS AND DAUGHTERS…….  The Georgetown Elementary PTC is inviting you to One Enchanted Evening on Saturday, February 12 from 6-8:30. Get ready to get all dressed up for some special father/daughter time, dancing, games and sweet treats! Tickets are $15/couple (and $5 for each additional daughter). The Father/Daughter flyer attached has all of the details and the registration form that must be returned to school by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 with your payment!! Please print the attached flyer if you need to so you can register now for this fun event     Father Daughter Flyer4

Marco’s Pizza Night……. we will have information soon on how our Marco’s Pizza Night went with the decorated pizza boxes.  I will post this as soon as I have it.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……. The first new activity to publish this week is for students in grade K-8.  It is a Jr. Dance Clinic.  If you would like you can print the attached form   2011DanceClinic or feel free to contact Community Ed directly at 669-7747, ext #3.  You may also register online by visiting .

Grand Valley State University……….Winter Youth Football Camp
Who: Grades 1-8
When: February 20, 2011
What Time: 2:00-5:00
Where: Laker Turf Building
How Much: $30
The Winter Youth Camp will emphasize football fundamentals – blocking, tackling, passing, catching. Both offensive and defensive skills will be taught. GVSU’s coaches and players will provide instruction on a variety of football skills. Games and competitions will be held with a focus on fun and skill development. Please see the attached link for more info.

COMMUNITY NEWS……… Hudsonville Little League Registration Information
Registration info is at for AGES 4-18.  We also have a Challenger Division for disadvantaged kids.
GIRL SCOUTS…….. There will be a parent information meeting at the Park Elementary Community Room on Tuesday, January 25 at 7pm.  If you have any questions please contact Michelle Curnow at 616-662-8983 or   Please read the attached flyer also for more info   Hudsonville_VolunteerLetter

Now Enrolling for Hudsonville Public School – Preschool, Kindergarten Care, Before and After School Care, and Summer Programs
Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.

Free 4 year old Preschool (child must turn four by Dec. 1, 2011)
GSRP (Great Start Readiness Preschool) is a FREE state-funded preschool program for Hudsonville four year olds who meet certain criteria. This program allows children who qualify an opportunity to receive a high-quality preschool experience who may not otherwise have the chance. Parent/Guardian’s must provide transportation to and from the program.

Children meeting at least two of the 25 criteria listed on the application can qualify.
Some examples of the criteria include: household income, single parent, unemployed parent, and many others.

The Hudsonville Public Schools’ GSRP program has openings as long as state budget allocations allow. Families who show the greatest need will be enrolled first. Registration begins January 10, 2011. Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.


2/1  Jet’s Pizza Night

2/4  Popcorn Friday AND School WIDE PJ DAY!

2/11  T/TH Kindergarten Valentine’s Parties

2/12  Father/Daughter Evening 6p to 8p

2/14  Valentine’s Parties

2/16  Marco’s Pizza Night


2/25  M/W Kindergarten

2/28 thru 3/2  Parent teacher conferences

Have a great day,

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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The Half Way Mark: Week 20 of School

Where is this year going?   We are half way through the 2009-10 school year–and to me it seems that it is flying by!  As we look ahead to this week, please note that our all school PJ and Popcorn Day is this coming Friday!

In addition, the first parent meeting regarding changes in the programing for the Cognitively Impaired Program will be held at Park Elementary on Thursday at 4 pm.  An additional meeting will be held on February 1 at 7 pm.  The topic of the meetings will be identical.

Many, many thanks to all of you have contributed to the “SHOUT OUTS” for donations these past few weeks.  Every small donation for the Haiti victims, Takin’ Down Cancer Coin War and Bustin’ Through Books Collection is appreciated.

If you would like to donate to our Bustin’ Through Books collection, we are still taking $1.00 per student for books, old vinyl bean bags, and old books!  If you are a father who would like to read with the students during their reading time, complete our form online.

Two of our incredible Georgetown families have been in the news these past two weeks.  If you have missed the coverage , you can find links here:  Megan Assink, a survivor of Pompe’s Disease, and her family have been covered by many media outlets.  In addition, the Randolf Family welcomed home their forever adopted children from Haiti on Friday night.

Here’s to a great week ahead!

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