Blog Bits 4/28/2017
News from the Office…
It is so nice to see the flowers popping up and smell spring in the air!! We have been busy taking M STEP and the kids are doing great! The fifth graders are done and third and fourth have it coming up. You can see the schedule below. Keep up the hard work! We love it when the weather cooperates and they can take a much needed break outside!
- Grade 3: May 2, 3, 4, 5 (9am-12 pm)
- Grade 4: May 9,10, 11, 16, 17 (9am-12pm)
The school calendar for next year has come out. You should have gotten an email about it, but if you haven’t seen it, it is attached here. 17-18-Student.pdf or click here for link.
We are starting the countdown until the end of this year! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone! 29 More SCHOOL Days until we are done on June 9. June 9 we will be released at 12:15 PM.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Next Early Release…
We have our next early release Friday on May 12.
We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Friday, May 12! 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.
May 2 and 3 – Jet’s Pizza Nights!
May 5 – Popcorn Friday
May 11 – Last PTC Meeting at 6:30 in the Library, they are looking to get some volunteers for next year so if you are interested, please come to the meeting!
5th Grade News…
May 1 – Instrument Fittings in the Afternoon
May 2 – Camp Parent Meeting @ 6:30
May 15 – Band and Orchestra Parent Information Meeting: Baldwin Middle School at 7:00
May 16 – Middle School Scheduling Sheets Are Due
May 18 and 19 – Fifth Grade Camp
June 6 – Fourth and Fifth Grade Field Day with June 7 as a make up day if there is rain
PLEASE VOTE TUESDAY, MAY 2
ANNUAL OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
On May 2, voters will be asked whether to renew Hudsonville Public School’s non-homestead millage. This is an annual renewal voters have approved for the past 22 years and would generate approximately $4.2 million dollars of operating revenue for our school district.
It is important to note this is NOT a tax on primary residences and is NOT a new tax. It is a proposal to continue the existing 18 mill assessment on only non-homestead properties such as industrial and commercial property and second homes. State law requires school districts levy this tax or lose a significant portion of their state per-pupil foundation allowance funding, which would potentially require cuts to student programs.
For more information, including ballot language, please click here.
•Attention, Bridge Card holders: Double Up Food Bucks will be back at your area’s farmers’ markets starting in June. When you use your Bridge Card at a participating farmers’ market, the Double Up Food Bucks program will match you dollar for dollar with bonus funds – up to $20 – that you can use in the market to buy more fresh, Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. It’s that simple – spend up to $20 on your Bridge Card at the market, and you’ll get up to $20 more, free, to spend on healthy, local foods. Most farmers’ markets and some on-farm produce stands in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties are participating. Visit www.doubleupfoodbucks.org or call toll-free 1-866-586-2796 for market locations and more information, or just visit your favorite market starting in June!
•Michigan Ballet Academy is presenting a world premiere production of Coppelia, a full-length ballet with original choreography by internationally renowned Artistic Director Nikoloz Makhateli. Coppelia is a romantic comedy ballet about love and mistaken identity. It is a charming light-hearted romp, perfect for all ages, with a sparkling musical score by Delibes.
Coppelia is one of the most well-loved comic ballets, with something for everyone: mischief, romance, dancing mechanical dolls, and a large wedding celebration at the end which ends happily ever after.
Coppelia is being performed on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM at the beautiful new 1200 seat Jenison Center For The Arts, 8375 20th Avenue, Jenison, MI 49428. Hudsonville Public School students receive a special discounted ticket price of $10.00. Adults are $18.00. Tickets can be purchased at: www.michiganballet.org.
On Sunday, May 7 at 1:00 P.M, there will be a Coppelia Tea Party before the 2:30 PM performance. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite doll to the party. The cost of the Tea Party is $18.00. The Tea Party includes a delicious lunch, special ballet-themed desserts, lemonade/tea, a beautiful craft activity, story-telling which reveals the humorous plot of Coppelia, photographs with the dancers in costume, a unique party favor for the children, and wonderful door prizes.
•MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 am to Noon
Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food
Distribution. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at
2635 Bauer Road in Jenison. Sign-in is required, although the food is FREE to anyone that
needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other
high-quality grocery items.
•Meet Up and Eat Up
Meet Up and Eat Up is a federally funded program that provides FREE meals and activities to children of all ages. This summer’s program will take place at the Presidential Estates Club House (5075 Presidential Lane, Hudsonville), Monday
, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
, from June 19 – August 18
. The food portion of this program is provided by Jenison/Hudsonville School Food Service through the National School Lunch Program. Various activities will be provided by local volunteers. A meeting will be held on May 18 at 5:00 p.m.
just before the food truck. This will be a time for parents to meet the volunteers and learn more about the program and how they can get involved. Feel free to contact Shana DeWent at email@example.com
if you have any questions. This institution (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider.
The summer brochure came out last week. There are many activities for your kids to get involved in over the summer!! Click here to view the brochure.
You can also register online!!
Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
Hudsonville Community Education 669-1740, ext #3
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