Holiday Program Information

The Georgetown Music Program is this week Thursday, December 14.   The kids are excited and have been practicing very  hard!

The program is at Fair Haven Church: 2900 Baldwin St. in Hudsonville.

Kindergarten through 2nd grade begins at 6:303rd through 5th grade begins at 7:45.  This link will take you to ALL the DETAILs you need to know for the music program.

Important note: 

  • Please keep your child’s coats with you.  Do not leave coats in the drop off room.   Kids will be dismissed to parents from the performance area, which means parents need to have coats with them.

If you would like to order a DVD of the program, please fill out this paper  HolidayDVDForm-1oe9scd and return it with your payment to the office no later than Monday, Dec. 18. Checks can be made payable to WCET TV. The cost is $15.

Holiday Program Details

 

holidayprogramThe big program is coming…It is this Tuesday evening, Dec. 1st!  Details of our K-5 holiday program are below.

 Where is the church?

Address: 2900 Baldwin Street  Hudsonville, MI 49426;  Fair Haven Ministries is located down the road from Georgetown Elementary at the corner of Baldwin Street and 28th Ave.  This program is led by Georgetown’s two music teachers: Mrs. VanRiijs Gr K-2 and Mrs. Bretz Gr 1-5.

What time do students need to be at the church? 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM

  • K, Gr. 1, Gr 2:  Arrive at 6:15 pm;  Performance at 6:30
  • Grades 3,4 and 5:  Arrive at 7:30 pm; Performance at 7:45

Where does my child need to go when they get to the church?

There will be signs at the church directing you to your child’s classroom assignment and also this information will be sent home prior to the program.  Below are the room assignments by grade.  To view a map of the room locations, click here:  fairhavenmap

  • K – Family Life Center
  • 1st – 100 Wing
  • 2nd – 400 Middle
  • 3rd – 100 Wing
  • 4th – 400 Middle
  • 5th – Family Life Center

How long will the program be? Each group will perform for about 30 minutes.

 What order are the grades singing?

K, followed by 1st/2nd grades; Grade 3 followed by 4th/5th Grades.

 Can we save seats prior to the program?

No. The only reserved seats will be for the directors, videographer, and teachers.

  • The doors to the sanctuary (where the children perform) will open at 6:15.  There is AMPLE seating so we want you to know that you will have a WONDERFUL SEAT no matter where you are seated.
  • Please be respectful and courteous to other families as you make your way into the sanctuary and during the performance.
  • WCET TV will be taping and televising the program so that families who are unable to attend can still see it.  If you do not want your child to be shown on WCET TV, do not attend the program.   Notify your child’s teacher and Mrs. Bretz/Mrs. VanRiijs that your child will be staying home rather than participating.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM December 2, 2014

Posted by  on Saturday, November 22nd 2014
holidayprogramThe big program is coming…the first week of December!    Details of our K-5 holiday program are below.  Read and re-read before the program on December 2!
Where is the church?
Address: 2900 Baldwin Street  Hudsonville, MI 49426;  Fair Haven Ministries is located down the road from Georgetown Elementary at the corner of Baldwin Street and 28th Ave.  This program is led by Georgetown’s two music teachers: Mrs. VanRiijs Gr K and Mrs. Bretz Gr 1-5.
What time do students need to be at the church? 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM
  • K, Gr. 1, Gr 2:  Arrive at 6:15 pm;  Performance at 6:30
  • Grades 3,4 and 5:  Arrive at 7:30 pm; Performance at 7:45
Where does my child need to go when they get to the church?
There will be signs at the church directing you to your child’s classroom assignment and also this information will be sent home prior to the program.  Below are the room assignments by grade.  To view a map of the room locations, click here:  fairhavenmap
  • PK/K – Family Life Center
  • 1st – 100 Wing
  • 2nd – 400 Middle
  • 3rd – 100 Wing
  • 4th – 400 Middle
  • 5th – Family Life Center
How long will the program be? Each group will perform for about 30 minutes.
What order are the grades singing?
K, followed by 1st/2nd grades; Grade 3 followed by 4th/5th Grades.
Can we save seats prior to the program?
No. The only reserved seats will be for the directors, videographer, and teachers.
  • The doors to the sanctuary (where the children perform) will open at 6:15.  There is AMPLE seating so we want you to know that you will have a WONDERFUL SEAT no matter where you are seated.
  • Please be respectful and courteous to other families as you make your way into the sanctuary and during the performance.
  • WCET TV will be taping and televising the program so that families who are unable to attend can still see it.  If you do not want your child to be shown on WCET TV, do not attend the program.   Notify your child’s teacher and Mrs. Bretz/Mrs. VanRiijs that your child will be staying home rather than participating.
Is food or drink allowed in the church?  
No food or drink is allowed in the church.
Do the students need to wear anything special?
No. Most students love to dress up and will wear special Christmas dresses or “church clothes”, but there is no requirement. Exception:  Children who have a part and require special costumes.  Mrs. Bretz would have sent a note home to you if this were the case–so you will be aware in advance.
How do students get special parts?
  • Auditions during or after class time.
  • History of prior solo or part performance in past years.
  • There are 600+ students and we do our best to make this process fair and equitable over time.
Additional Information:
  • MAP of the CHURCH will arrive home on Tuesday. It is also available here: fairhavenmap
  • DVD order form will be attached to this information.  You can also download the order form here: Holiday DVD Order Form
  • NOTE:  Georgetown does NOT set the price for the DVD.  This is done by WCET.  The cost of the DVD goes toward programming fees, staff compensation, materials, etc.
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Tidbits

Below is information that I wanted to pass along…….

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3,  is our annual Holiday program!  More information will be coming home soon from Mrs. Bretz/Mrs. Van Rijs. 12/3 ~ Holiday Program (Grades K-2 @ 6:30p; Grades 3-5 @ 7:45p at Fair Haven Church).

 

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP……… Hard to believe but the Holiday Gift Shop is right around the corner.  Classes will be shopping December 4-6. Keep an eye out for your student’s classroom schedule and money envelope to be coming home soon!  We will also be doing a Hudsonville Apparel order at this time.  More information will be coming home soon!  If you’d prefer to shop with your student the Holiday Gift Shop will be staying open until 6:30 on Thursday, December 5th so feel free to stop by to shop during that time.

 

Calling for healthy/salty snacks for our Walenta Warehouse. We need pretzels/animal crackers/vanilla wafers/  etc to be donated to our warehouse. Thank you! 🙂

 

toysTOYS FOR TOTS……….. Georgetown as a school is collecting toys for Toys for Tots this Holiday season.  The drop box is now located in the lobby out side of the office.  Some of you may have seen this already on TV, but we have joined in the collection with Channel 13 News.  Lets try to do our very best to make this a very happy Holiday season for many children in our area!  No matter how little or how large the gift,  it can bring a HUGE smile to a child’s face!!  This is a great way show our children that the Holidays are for sharing.  : )  The collection box will be in the lobby until THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12!!

Tidbits

1. Our class will be going bowling on Tuesday, December 18th in the afternoon because we won PE cares. We will leave here at 12:00 and return at 2:00. We are looking forward to a fun classroom event! 🙂

 

2.Mrs. Reagan wanted to get this information out to you right away so you can watch the program on TV.

Georgetown’s Holiday Program will be aired TONIGHT on WCET at 6:00.  It will also be on Saturday at 4:00.  The cable stations are as follows:
Comcast:  Channel 25
Charter:  Channel 97
ATT Uverse:  Channel 99 to get to menu and select Hudsonville

Have a good evening  : )

Tidbits!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and got a chance to relax.

  • Now that we are 1/3 of the way into the school year I am changing how the reading logs will be working each week. I am hoping to make reading a habit to help bridge the kids for reading homework each night in 6th grade.  Beginning this week (Nov.26) students will be required to turn in their reading log by Tuesday the following week.  Students will earn one Smile Buck for turning the reading log in on time with 100-149 minutes and earn another Smile Buck for reading 150 minutes or more.  If students do not turn in their reading log by the following Tuesday they will be required to pay 5 Smile Bucks to me.  Research proves that the more students read the more they will make progress in this skill. I know and understand that kids have extracurricular activities in which they participate, however; they should still be able to plan out the week and set aside time to do their reading homework.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this reading requirement.  Thanks for all your help in this matter.

  • Don’t forget that our Holiday Program is tomorrow at Fair Haven Ministries. Program begins at 7:45, be at the church at 7:30. The 5th grade will be meeting in the Family Life Center. It is the big room on the far east side of the building.

Holiday Program: November 27 at FairHaven

Where is the church?
Address: 2900 Baldwin Street  Hudsonville, MI 49426;  Fair Haven Ministries is located down the road from Georgetown Elementary at the corner of Baldwin Street and 28th Ave.  This program is led by Georgetown’s two music teachers: Mrs. VanRiijs Gr K and Mrs. Bretz Gr 1-5What time do students need to be at the church? 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM
  • K, Gr. 1, Gr 2:  6:15 pm
  • Grades 3,4 and 5:  7:30 pm
Where does my child need to go when they get to the church?
There will be signs at the church directing you to your child’s classroom assignment and also this information will be sent home prior to the program.  Below are the room assignments by grade.  To view a map of the room locations, click here:  fairhavenmap
  • PK/K – Family Life Center
  • 1st – 100 Wing
  • 2nd – 400 Middle
  • 3rd – 100 Wing
  • 4th – 400 Middle
  • 5th – Family Life Center
How long will the program be? Each group will perform for about 30 minutes.What order are the grades singing?
K, followed by 1st/2nd grades; Grade 3 followed by 4th/5th Grades.Can we save seats prior to the program?
No. The only reserved seats will be for the directors, videographer, and teachers.
  • Doors will open at 6:30 and seating is first come first served.
  • Please be respectful and courteous to other families.
  • WCET TV will be taping and televising the program so that families who are unable to attend can still see it.  If you do not want your child to be shown on WCET TV, do not attend the program.   Notify your child’s teacher and Mrs. Bretz/Mrs. VanRiijs that your child will be staying home rather than participating.
Is food or drink allowed in the church?  No food or drink is allowed in the church. Do the students need to wear anything special?No. Most students love to dress up and will wear special Christmas dresses or “church clothes”, but there is no requirement. Exception:  Children who have a part and require special costumes.  Mrs. Bretz would have sent a note home to you if this were the case–so you will be aware in advance.
Special Props Needed:
How do students get special parts?
  • Auditions during or after class time.
  • History of prior solo or part performance in past years.
  • There are 600+ students and we do our best to make this process fair and equitable over time.
Additional Information:
  • MAP of the CHURCH will arrive home on Tuesday. It is also available here: fairhavenmap
  • DVD order form will be attached to this information.  You can also download the order form here.  Holiday dvd
  • NOTE:  Georgetown does NOT set the price for the DVD.  This is done by WCET.  The cost of the DVD goes toward programming fees, staff compensation, materials, etc.

Holiday Program

We will be holding our annual holiday music program on November 27 this year!   There will be two performances at Fair Haven Ministries located on the corner of Baldwin Ave. and 28th Ave. (Grads K-2 @ 6:30  and Grades 3-5 @ 7:45). Specific details about drop off times for each performance will arrive home following Thanksgiving Break.
 
Also, Mrs. Bretz would like the 5th grade students to bring in a normal size flashlight?  (Please not the tiny ones, these need to be the standard size – about 3″ diameter ones)  Students need to have their names on them and they will bring them home with them after the program.  We will be practicing with these in class so the sooner they can bring them in, the better.  Mrs. Bretz will have boxes to store them in the music room.
 
Lastly, Mrs. Bretz is asking all the fourth and fifth graders to bring in pictures celebrating the Holidays. She will not be able to include everyone’s pictures due to the length of the song, but it will be a surprise to see who’s pictures make it into the slideshow.These  pictures are needed as soon as possible in order to get them into a slideshow, so please start bringing in your pictures.   Here is Mrs. Bretz’s e-mail address if the parents want to e-mail her a digital version: abretz@hpseagles.net

Holiday Program Information

 

Please see the notice below from Mrs. Bretz.

 Students need to bring in a normal size flashlight for the music program. (Please not the tiny ones, these need to be the standard size – about 3″ diameter ones)  Students need to have their names on them and they will bring them home with them after the program.  We will be practicing with these in class so the sooner they can bring them in, the better.  I will have boxes to store them in the music room.  

P.S.  Please remind your students to bring in Christmas pictures.  I would like to have all the pictures by Friday.