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PTC MINUTES – February 2018 Mtg

We have a PTC Mtg tonight (3/24) at 6:30 pm in the library.  Our kindergarten teachers will be sharing highlights of their curriculum and we will discuss the parent/child events and start planning forward for next year.  All are invited to attend.

The minutes from our February meeting can be found here:  PTCFEB-1503k98

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BOYS DAY OUT • 3/17/18

The PTC sponsored BOYS DAY OUT event was a SUCCESS!  Erin Fredricks’ shared her photos.  This a small sample of the many boys and their parents who attended the event.  MANY thanks to the parents who volunteered to organize this event…and Kristi Floriana who chaired the event.

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Week 28: March 19-23, 2018

Last week was incredibly successful with our SPRING BOOK FAIR and nearly perfect Parent/Teacher Conference attendance.  Many thanks to you, our amazing parents, who support your children and our school.

We have a quiet week ahead with many classes beginning their spring units of study … getting in as much learning as possible during the remaining nine days before spring vacation.

Enjoy the SUNSHINE FILLED spring-like weather this weekend!

Mrs. Reagan

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M-STEP Testing Schedule for grades 3 – 5

The M-STEP State testing for grades 3-5 will take place this spring.  To find out more information about this required statewide test, visit this link: M-STEP: WHAT IT IS and HOW IT WORKS.

***Please avoid all doctors appointments and vacation days on the dates that your child is scheduled to participate in the state wide M-STEP testing.  Thank you for your attention to these dates.***

NOTE: If your child is ill, we will administer the tests on make-up dates.  Do not send your child to school ill. We ask only that you avoid late arrivals, doctor appointments and vacation days on the dates listed below.

  • Grade 5: April 10, 11, 12, ,17 (9am – 12pm)

  • Grade 3: April 24, 26 (9am-12 pm)

  • Grade 4: May 8, 10 (9am-12pm)

  1. Get plenty of sleep.

  2. Arrive to school on time.

  3. Bring:  2 healthy snacks and a water bottle.

  4. Remind your child that all of our learning all year long has prepared us for these tests.  This is our opportunity to show what we know!

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Box Tops Totals!

Thank you so much for sending in all of your box tops to school!!

You were able to raise $276.40 for Georgetown!! Way to go! It is so appreciated and the parents club appreciates your participation!

A big congratulations to Mrs. Estefan’s class who was the top earning class!!

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Blog Bits 3/9/2018

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.

PTC News…

•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

•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 ……
Thank you for all your help! If you have any questions, contact Jody Hunt

•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…




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.

Community News…

•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 or  visit our website 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
•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.
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 49428616-457-3840.

•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 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!
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.


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! 


•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.
Please contact Jen Degraff at if you have any questions
•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

Community Ed…

 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.

Upcoming Events


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Early Release Reminder 3/9/2018

Just a reminder, we have Early Release tomorrow. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on March 9. 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 $2.50.  Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

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BOYS DAY OUT at Craig’s Cruisers! • MARCH 17, 2018 • 12-2 PM

Our Georgetown PTC is sponsoring a BOYS DAY OUT at Craig’s Cruisers on March 17, 2018 from 12-2pm.

The cost is $17.00 for an adult chaperone and $16.00 for each boy.

Craig’s Cruisers Location:

5730 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming MI

REGISTRATION is a two step process.  

  1. Register online here.
  2.  Print this form ( 2018 Boys Day Out Invitation ) and send it to school with your cash or check made out to Georgetown PTC.

Once we have both forms, you will be registered for the BOYS DAY OUT at Craig’s Cruisers event.

REGISTRATION FORMS (Online and paper) ARE DUE BY Wed, March 7.

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WEEK 26: March 5-9, 2018

This week is our first full week of March – and this month brings inconsistent weather (sunshine, rain, snow, sleet, wind), higher energy levels (children), longer teacher work hours (report card and parent/teacher conference prep + the preparing for 420 minutes per day of instruction), and increased time for independent learning as curriculum demands increase for all grades this time of year.

Grades 3-5 has been state test preparation (M-STEP).  This is a required test and it will take place in the weeks immediately following spring break.  The schedule is to the right.  Please make sure you look ahead on your family calendar (Gr 3,4,5) to make sure that your child is at school on the days listed.   Please change any appointments so they do not occur the mornings of testing.

We have a JET’S PIZZA NIGHT on Thursday.  When you order, give your child’s teacher name to help earn a pizza lunch for the classroom. Remember:  Early Release on Friday.  

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend.  Here’s to Week 26!

Mrs. Reagan