Blog Bits 4/29/2016
News from the Office….
We have been busy with taking the M STEP and the kids are doing great! These tests can be long and take some deep thinking and we are proud of the students for how well they are doing! Keep it up!! We are hoping for beautiful weather so the kids can take much needed breaks outside!
The calendar for next school year was sent out last week and we wanted to pass it along to you. Click 16_17Student(1) to view.
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 10. June 10 we will be released at 1:00 PM.
M STEP DATES To Keep In Mind….
- Grade 4: May 9-May 23
Vote on May 3….
On Tuesday, May 3, Hudsonville voters will be asked to consider our non-homestead annual millage renewal request. This is not a millage increase. The renewal request is seeking to maintain current millage status.
In 1994, with the passage of Proposal A, the statewide 6 mill education tax is delegated to Lansing for funding distribution to support K-12 education. The State “assumes” that each local district levies the maximum 18 mills on non-homestead properties. Based on this assumption, the State provides a district’s foundation allowance on a per student basis. If a district does not levy the 18 mills on non-homestead property, a district foundation grant is reduced proportionately.
Consequently, the non-homestead renewal request is something that is before our voters every year. It provides approximately $4.1 million dollars of operational funding.
A copy of the official ballot language can be found on the front page of our website. Please remember to vote on May 3!
Thur May 5 – PTC Meeting 6:30
Fri May 6 – Popcorn Friday
Wed May 18 – Marco’s Pizza Night. Order a quick and easy supper from Marco’s, tell them your child’s teachers name and the class with the highest order total will win a pizza party! Marco’s will also donate a portion of what they make back to the school! Thanks for all of your support!
•Jamestown Memorial Day Parade
Parade starts promptly @ 10:00 a.m. – Monday, May 30, 2016
Lineup @ 8:30 a.m. @ Jamestown Baptist Church, 2472 Quincy
The parade ends at Riley Street Middle School parking lot.
You’re Invited to Participate! – Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!
Prizes awarded in the following categories:
Walkers / Bikes, Skateboards, Roller Blades /Walking Floats /
Motorized Floats / Animals / Tractors / Antique Cars
Judging 9:00 -9:20 a.m.
The following four awards will be given for each of the above categories:
Most Creative / Most Patriotic / Vintage / Judge’s Choice
All Children participating in the parade will get a treat at our special “General Store” located in the Riley Street Middle School parking lot after they finish the parade.
•Jamestown Memorial Day Essay Contest
This is an essay contest to help us focus on what Memorial Day is all about and to reflect on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the price for our freedoms. There are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes as well as different age groups. Deadline for submission is May 13. You can find more information about the contest as well as the entry form in this link. Jamestown Essay Contest
•Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their registration dates on Tuesday, June 7th and Monday, August 1st. Both will be from 5-8pm and take place at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria. The registration deadline is Monday, August 1st (no late registrations will be accepted). The cost of registration is $75 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy. 1st – 6th grade girls are required to purchase a new uniform for $50, as we are getting new uniforms this year. 7th and 8th grade girls are required to pay a $10 uniform rental fee. The 1st-6th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games and the 7th & 8th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games. Check out the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info (www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.
Four years ago the Hudsonville Education Foundation (HEF) approved the Innovation in Education Award. This award is intended for an individual or group of individuals who exhibits a passion for innovation and directly impacts students in the Hudsonville Public School District. Recipients of the award could include teachers, administrators, employees, and volunteers.
Nominations for the Innovation in Education Award are being accepted April 1- May 2, 2016. The HEF Board will review the nominations and the $500 award will be delivered to the winning nominee(s) at our welcome back celebration in August.
Submit a nomination here.
Community Ed News….
• You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website.