Blog Bits 12/5/2014
News From the Office….
Great job to our students for putting on a wonderful Christmas concert! Mrs. Bretz and Mrs. VanRijs have been very busy putting everything together and it was excellent! The holiday shop is complete as well! The kids always have so much fun picking out just the right gift! Thanks to the many many organizers and volunteers that put this together for the kids! This is a short month at school and before you know it, we will be on another break! Hard to believe!! December 19 will be the last day of school and then we start Christmas break. You have 14 more days to get your shopping done before the kids are home! : ) Have a great weekend everyone!
News from PTC….
Sick of cooking after Thanksgiving???? Mark down December 9 and 10 on your calendar to order Jet’s Pizza!! Easy dinner and it helps support our school!!
We also have a Marco’s Pizza night planned for December 17! You can have a break from cooking to gear up for your Christmas meal!
We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize the Teacher Breakfast on Friday December 12 and are still in need of help!! We would love to have you sign up!!! Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/dyA4Aa
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Gifts of Appreciation….
Are you wondering what gift to get your child’s teacher or bus driver for Christmas this year? As we all know, Christmas is a great time to recognize those special people – teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and other staff members – who are a positive influence in your child’s life and school experience. One way to show your appreciation is by making a donation in their name to the Hudsonville Education Foundation. It’s a gift that keeps on giving! Donation forms are available at your child’s school or at the following link.
The first showing of the Christmas program listed on the WCET website is on Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 pm. Here is a link to WCET program schedule for more information.
WCET TV is on AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99
Comcast Ch. 25 and Charter Ch. 189
Channel 25 in Grandville and Georgetown Township and Channel 97 for The City of Hudsonville.
From the Art Room…are you still looking for a special gift or stocking stuffer? , Don’t forget about all the beautiful student artwork on our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery! Your child’s artwork can be printed on everything from holiday cards to mugs and sketchbooks! We have uploaded lots of winter-themed artwork that would be perfect for your holiday gifts! Holiday Special – 25% off select items through December 15th.
Visit Artsonia at http://www.artsonia.com/
Questions or help – contact Mrs. Brouwer at [email protected]
Early Childhood Open House….
HPS Early Childhood Programs-Parent information/Registration Night for the 2014/2015 school year and 2015 Summer Program.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ Early Childhood Center from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Early childhood Center is located at: 5535 School Ave. (entrance off Madison Ave.)
Programs include: 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young fives, Before/After School Care, Summer Care
** This is a change to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit the preschool classrooms. There is no formal presentation; feel free to come anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m. children are welcome and activities will be provided.
- Enjoy Christmas break by going ice skating! Georgetown Ice Center in Hudsonville is having a WINTER BREAK SKATE SPECIAL from December 19-January 4. $5 per person includes skating and skate rental. Public skating times are Monday-Friday 12-2pm, Fridays 7-9pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2-4pm. Please note the rink is closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Hudsonville Hockey Student Night!! Hudsonville, Allendale, and Unity Christian students come cheer on your 2014/2015 Hockey Team!! Free admission with your student ID for grades 6-12.
Student Night Fan Packs available to the first 200 students! Package includes:
-Hudsonville Hockey t-shirt
-Skating with the team after the game($1.00 extra for skate rental)
-Slice of pizza and a pop from BC Pizza
-Entry into raffle for many awesome prizes!
Community Ed News….
Students use custom model plans to learn about and build educational models including motorized machines, using LEGO® bricks. Our classes are designed to be fun, incorporate learning across the spectrum of S.T.E.M subjects, and inspire creativity, problem solving, and teamwork while using LEGO® bricks, motors and battery packs for hands on learning.
They make our life easier! What would life be like if we didn’t have electric mixers? How hard would it be to drive in the rain and snow without windshield wipers? Using LEGO bricks, motors, and battery packs to build famous inventions, kids will learn about and build common inventions, and discover what makes them work!
LEGO® ENGINEERING Classes
Grades 1- 5
Cost: $52 for 4 week class
Time: 3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Georgetown Elementary 12/9 – 1/13 – Tues.
Community Ed Offerings
We have added more fun activities for your kids to do this winter!
Jr. Robotics • Learn to Skate/Rollerblade • Learn to Ice Skate • Intro to Hockey • Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer • Indoor Soccer
Lego Engineering • Jr. Dance Clinic • Bowling • Jr. Eagles Basketball • Learn to Swim • Boys 3rd – 6th Grade Basketball • Beginning Fencing
Click here to view the latest offerings with class descriptions, dates, and cost.