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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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WALK-A-THON Fundraiser! Trek for Tech!


This year’s annual Walk-a-thon is rapidly approaching. This year’s theme is to “Trek for Tech”. Our school goal is to raise $15,000 and focus on technology needs with the usage of funds. The Walk-a-thon is a our largest fundraiser of the year, and we would love to have every child participate in raising funds for the school.

A fundraising packet/envelope has already been sent home. Please consider helping us raise funds for classroom needs. The Walk-a-thon is taking place on Thursday, September 26, 2013 RAIN OR SHINE!

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

All donation forms and money is due back to school on Monday, September 30, 2013.


Each student who raises $25 or more will receive a blue cowbell with the Eagles logo in late October.

The top money earners in the school get a pool party with Mrs. Reagan in May!

The top earning classroom will get a limo ride and lunch at Pizza Ranch!!!

The top earning student in each grade will get a pizza and desert lunch from Mrs. Reagan!

Other various prizes will also be awarded too.


If the entire school can raise $15,000 or more, Mr. Rob will take on Mr. Bowen, Mr. Kooiker, Mr. Bialochowski, and Mr. Gort in an epic sumo wrestling challenge for the school’s viewing pleasure!  Well now, THAT should be a motivator!!

Please help us reach our goal!!!



Go Eagles Go!! From Mrs. Bretz

Whether you cheer for Michigan, Michigan State or Notre Dame, one thing we ALL cheer for is

This week, 4th and 5th grade are studying anthems.
We began by playing a name-that-tune game of favorite college fight songs (even though some student fans insisted their ears were bleeding when we played the rival college song!!  To make it fair, I DID play both Michigan and Michigan State!!)

Then we all cheered together and learned the words to our very own Hudsonville Fight Song!
If you don’t know it, ask your child to teach it to you!


Go Hudsie High School
Plunge right through that line
With your colors flying,
we will cheer you all the time!  RAH RAH RAH

Go Hudsie High School
Fight for victory
Spread far the fame of our fair name
and GO YOU EAGLES win this game! 

We are continuing our discussion of anthems by celebrating the anniversary of the “Star Spangled Banner.”  We have learned a mini history lesson of how it was written and have played a few games to help us learn the words.  Go team USA!

Book Bags are coming home tonight :)


My wonderful 4th grade students learned today how we will be using our reading logs during the school year. Today they received a book bag and reading log. Every day they will be bringing home their book bag. Inside the bag will be their book and reading log. They will be reading the same book at school and at home.

Tonight, please have your 4th grader show you their book bag/reading log and explain what they need to fill in each time they read both at school and at home. It is the students’ responsibility to carry these materials to and from school every day.

Research shows the more reading the students do…the stronger readers they will become. The reading logs are a way for the students to see if they are using their reading time effectively; by keeping track of the amount of pages read in a certain time period.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Reading! :)

Mindy H.

Do YOU love pizza?

Hello Georgetown Families!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 10) is a JET’S Pizza Night.  This is a great way to earn money for Georgetown!  Easy too!!  Think of it this way……. it is a good way to get out of making dinner also.  What could be better?!  : )

Please remember when ordering to give them your student’s teacher name.  The class with the most participation will win a pizza party for lunch on behalf of JET’S Pizza!!

Enjoy your pizza!

The Georgetown PTC


Open House Thank You!


open houseHi Parents and Students!

Thanks so much for coming to our Georgetown open house!  I enjoyed meeting you, and look forward to working with you this school year!

Enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend and I’ll see you next Tuesday, September 3!

See you soon!!

Mrs. H.

New Bus Pass Policy


Beginning Fall 2013, changes in bus transportation for Grade 1-5 must be approved by the Transportation Director.  

Parents must submit a BUS PASS to the transportation office by 10:00 am the morning of the transportation change.  Parents will be notified by 1:00 pm if the change is approved or denied.  


This policy applies to grades 1-5.  Kindergarteners are NOT allowed to change busses.  


The Gr 1-5 Bus Pass  can be found here.


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