Blog Bits 3/9/2018
News from the Office…
We have been so fortunate to be able to get the kids outside. Keep in mind, if it is muddy outside, boots is still a good idea. Parent Teacher conferences are coming up and also book fair will be the same week. Be sure to check it out when you come to meet with your child’s teacher!! We hit the month of March!! That means we are getting so close to Spring Break already! 3 more weeks! Time flies when we are having fun! Our first day off for Spring Break is March 30 and will go through April 8.
Next Early Release…
We will be dismissing at 12:15 on April 13. If your child is a car rider, please be at school between 12:10 and 12:15 for pick up. Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days. Children can order a lunch with their teacher in the morning and will have them to take to their destination. The cost will be $2.25. Free and reduced benefits will also apply.
•March 12 – Parent Teacher conference dinner – the PTC is looking for some help with the conference dinner for the teachers. Here is the link to sign up to help if you can. The PTC sincerely appreciates it! Thank you!! If you have any questions, you can email Erin Fredricks at firstname.lastname@example.org
•March 12 – 16 Book Fair
Warmer weather means it’s time for our Spring Scholastic Book Fair! We are so grateful to our Parent Club for sponsoring our book fairs every year. In order to make it a success, we need volunteers!! Please consider donating a couple hours of time to help with this fun event! Your kids will love to see you and you also get a 10% DISCOUNT on all your purchases during book fair week!! Click on this link
to sign up ……
•March 17 – Boys Day OutOur Georgetown PTC is sponsoring a BOYS DAY OUT at Craig’s Cruisers on March 17, 2018 from 12-2pm.
Craig’s Cruisers Location:
5730 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming MI
•March 22 – PTC Meeting in the library at Georgetown elementary from 6:30-7:30.
5th Grade News…
March 15 – Instrument Fittings at school during the day
March 19 – Informational meeting for parents of students interested in middle school band or orchestra ( BMS 7:00 )
March 21 – Same informational meeting as the 19th this one is just held at RMS at 7:00
April 10 thru 19 – M-STEP testing window for 5th grade. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the school day on these dates if at all possible. Thank you!
May 2 – Parent information meeting for fifth grade camp (At Georgetown elementary in Multi-purpose room at 6:00)
May 17 and 18 – Fifth Grade Camp
June 5 – Field Day for 4th and 5th grade
Vote May 8…
PLEASE VOTE TUESDAY, MAY 8
ANNUAL OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL AND
SINKING FUND MILLAGE PROPOSAL
On May 8, two ballot proposals will come before Hudsonville School parents and community members. The first is our annual Non-Homestead Millage renewal. This is an annual renewal voters have approved for the past 23 years and would generate approximately $4.4 million dollars of operating revenue for our school district. Of note, this is not a tax on primary residences and is not a new tax. Additionally, the State of Michigan assumes all districts levy the full 18 mills. If voters reject the proposal, our district’s state aid is reduced accordingly.
The second proposal is our Building and Site Sinking Fund. Effective March of 2017, Public Act 319 expanded a district’s ability to utilize Building and Site Funds for security and technology. The House passed the bill in June, 2016 with a vote of 107-1, and the Senate passed it 36-0 in October, 2016. Even though Hudsonville has had this millage for the past 25 years, because the legislature expanded the use, the ballot language identifies it as a new millage. Of note, both millages will MAINTAIN our citizens’ current millage rate and will not raise taxes. Previous improvements made as a result of this one mill levy have included additional classrooms to accommodate all day every day kindergarten, roof repairs, boiler replacements, and land acquisitions.
Click here for official ballot language.
•The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle 5k ” Brian Carlson Memorial Run” on March 24, 2018 at 9am. The event will take place at Hudsonville High School with the route running through the city of Hudsonville. Each year, the Hudsonville Athletic Boosters seeks to supplement the athletics program with thousands of dollars through various fundraising activities, including the GMB Eagle 5K, whose proceeds will go to athletic scholarships. As an organization, we give ten $1000 scholarships a year to outstanding student-athletes who are pursuing a college education.
.. Be sure to sign up on line at www.classicrace.com or visit our website www.hudsonville5k.com for more information and registration. Online registration only. Packet pickup and late registration will be at Harvest Health March 23 from 4-6pm and Race day morning from 7am to 8:50am. Be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page (GMB Eagle 5k race) also for all updates. All runners will receive lots of post-race refreshments.
•Please Join us for the Hudsonville Athletic Booster Bash and help support Hudsonville Athletic Program and our student athletes
When: April 28 @5:30
Where: Pinnacle Center
Cost: $45 per person (Includes dinner)
Silent and Live Auctions
Hawaii condo (one week) $20 raffle tickets
You can purchase tickets by contacting Trish Boomsma or Mike Petroelje at HAB49426@gmail.com
•Jr. Dance Clinic
Clinic participants will be taught dance techniques and a routine by the varsity dance team and coaches. At the end of the day, a performance will be given for parents. Your
child will also do a craft and have a snack during a short break. *Please be sure to wear athletic shoes and dress comfortably!
Who: K – 6th grade
When: Saturday, March 17
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Cost: $20, includes t-shirt, craft & snack
Where: High School Main Gym 5037 – 32nd Ave.
•FAMILY FUN DAY
Everyone is invited to the Annual Bible Club Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 17, 2018
, from 2-4 p.m.
at Grandville Bible Church 4122 44th St. SW
(north of Rivertown Parkway, West of Wilson.) Families will enjoy fun activities, prizes snacks and a short program featuring chalk artist, Terre Ritchie. Everything is free. Sponsored by BCM International Western Michigan, 710 Baldwin St. Jenison, MI 49428
•Camp Invention ~ Invent the Future Today Explore the technology behind self-driving cars and invent a vehicle of the future. Design futuristic dream homes with smart furniture and smart energy. Build and personalize a robotic dog and construct a one-of-a-kind dog park.
Your local Camp Invention site information:
Price $225 (before discount) | For children entering grades K–6
Register at campinvention.org or 800.968.4332
$25 off if you register by 3/23 – use code: IDEA25
$15 off if you register between 3/24 – 5/4 – use code: IDEA15
$25 off per sibling – use code: SIBLING
Oakwood Intermediate School | 10505 Learning Lane, Allendale, MI 49401
June 18 – 22, 2018 from 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Directed by Carlos Esquivel
•The Heritage Christian School Children’s Clothing and Toy Sale
will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 am – 12:00
. Items include infant to teen clothing,
outdoor/indoor toys, books, games, shoes, baby equipment, maternity, and more. Delicious baked goods are also for sale! Located in the large gym at Heritage Christian at 6340 Autumn Dr., Hudsonville
. Hope to see you there!
•HOLY CROSS KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE
March 23 and 24 – 9 am
Spring/summer clothing for babies–teens, shoes, toys, outdoor items, sports equipment, baby items and much more!!
Sat. is 1/2 off many items (9am-1pm).
Free admission, cash or check only.
•FREE EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 10am
Hughes Park—40th Avenue, Hudsonville
Voluntary donations are accepted. All proceeds will go to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
Kids up to 10 yrs old gather prize-filled eggs!
SEARCH FOR ONE OF THREE GRAND PRIZE EGGS!
•Do you have a horse? Do you love horses?
The Hudsonville Equestrian team will be holding an informational meeting on March 15 from 6:30 – 7:30
at Riley Street Middle School Cafeteria.
We accept anyone in grade 5 – 12 with an interest in horses with all levels of experience. Even students without horses may participate as a groom.
•Protect Young Eyes-The Digital Culture of Kids Today
Protect Young Eyes wants to give busy parents and tech-savvy kids the information and tools they need to use technology awesomely. The Protect Young Eyes team, led by Founder Chris McKenna, presents around the country, and is featured regularly on local news, podcasts, and radio stations for their in-depth research.
When: Monday, March 26, 2018 7pm – NO TICKETS REQUIRED
Where: Hudsonville HS Eagle Auditorium (Not Freshman Campus)
Questions?’s Contact: Emily Kitchen 616-669-9362
Brought to you by your Hudsonville Public Elementary PTC’s
Event is free and is open to the HPS Elementary Parents
• You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website or click link below to see the new offerings.