Archive | October 2013

Book Fair :)

The Fall Book Fair is coming November 4-8!  The Book Fair will be located in the Georgetown Library and will start Monday morning and continue through Friday at lunch time.  We will have Family Shopping Hours during conferences on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  We will also have Parent Shopping on Friday morning.

Our class will preview books on Monday, Nov. 4 and purchase books on Wed. Nov. 6.

THE BOOK FAIR IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON-LINE!  Starting 10/30 through 11/13 parents will be able to shop at check out the fair and buy some great books for reading at home and school!

Halloween Party!!

Hi All!

Our Halloween (Fall) party will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 2:30- 3:30.  You are invited to join in on the fun!!

As far as costumes… the 4th graders will be able to put them on during recess from 2:10- 2:30.  Your child will be wearing his/her costume home because there will not be time to change before the end of the day.

Please let me know if you have any questions!!




Who will win?



The competition is on this year!  Let’s see which Michigan team has the biggest fans at Georgetown prior to their showdown in Lansing on November 2nd, the Saturday before we kick off our Book Fair.


This is the fun part, if MSU fans bring in more coins Mr. Kooiker will wear MSU colors and if U of M fans bring in more coins Mr. Bowen will wear U of M colors on Wednesday, October 30th for Spirit Day!  Which team will it be?  Help us decide with your loose change!


Along with supporting your team your loose change will help us purchase book for classroom libraries.  This helps get more kids reading and those kids reading more.


The All for Books money we collect also helps readers beyond our school and community. Scholastic Book Fairs matches monetary donations with a donation of up to one million books to the Kids In Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.


Please send in your donation prior to October 29th.  Baggies and book slips will be sent home the week of October 21st.  We’ll be weighing the coins at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 29th to determine the winner!


Please join us on October 30th and wear your favorite team’s apparel.  


Your act of kindness helps to bring more knowledge, imagination, and love for reading into the lives of our students.



Thank you!  Mrs. Havens, Chair of Book Fair and Georgetown Staff

Eagle Pride!!

Hello Parents and Students!

Tomorrow night is the Homecoming game between our Hudsonville Eagles and Grand Haven!

To support our team, the students are invited to wear MAIZE and BLUE tomorrow (Friday, 10/11)!!

There will also be special guests to help us get fired up for the game!!!


MEAP Rules and Schedule…It’s HERE!!!

Hi Parents!
As you know from my earlier blog post (Oct 1), the MEAP begins this week.  I have listed our grade level test times below.  The test days are mandated by the State. 

On test days, all students must be on time.  If they are late, and the test has begun, they cannot take the test that day.  Late students will need to sit in the office until the test is completed and take the test on one of the make up dates (also mandated and determined by the state).

Furthermore, if you child needs to leave during the test time, any unanswered questions are scored as wrong.  We ask that you NOT interrupt the MEAP test schedule. 

We want all children to do their very best.  This is a high stakes test and we want to do all we can to support them.

Thank you for your support!
Mrs. H’s MEAP Rules:  Please see that your child gets plenty of sleep and eats a good breakfast 🙂
4th Grade MEAP schedule:
Tues. Oct. 8- (Reading Day 1)  Part 1- 11:00- 12:00, Part 2- 1:15- 2:00
Wed. Oct. 9- (Reading Day 2)  10:45- 12:20
Thurs. Oct. 10- (Writing Day 1)  Part 1- 10:50- 12:00,  Parts 2 & 3- 1:10- 2:30
Fri. Oct 11- Make Up Day
Tues. Oct. 15- (Math)  Part 1- 11:00- 12:00, Part 2- 1:10- 1:45
Wed. Oct. 16- (Writing Day 2)  Part 1- 11:00- 12:00, Part 2- 1:10- 1:30, Part 3- 1:40- 2:40
Thurs. Oct 17/ Fri Oct. 18- Make Up Days

HEF Fun Fest!!!

The 4th Annual HEF Fun Fest Fundraiser is coming Friday, October 11th from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Eagles Stadium.  The activities will take place on homecoming before the home varsity football game against Grand Haven and include dunking HPS staff members in one of our dunk tanks, showing off your football throwing skills, bouncing around in the bounce house, getting your face painted, 50/50 raffle and much more.

Once again, there will be a raffle for a 50” TV and gaming system to be given away at half time of the last home game on October 25.  Buy your raffle tickets at any home game for your chance to win this great prize.  This event is sponsored by the Hudsonville Education Foundation and all proceeds will be used to fund grants for resources and innovations that directly enhance the education of our students in Hudsonville Public Schools.

AND…the GEORGETOWN DUNK TANK time period is at 4:30 pm.  We will have Mr. Kooiker and Mrs. Stadt in the tank for 15 minutes.  (4:30 to 4:45pm).  Please come and support the HEF and take a turn at dunking two of our wonderful teachers.

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