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BLOG BITS 1/17/14

Welcome Back Georgetown Parents! winter24letitsnow-th

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. We are hoping that everyone enjoyed their extended Holiday break!!  That might be longest break ever!!  With that being said….. it is really nice that we have snow so the kids can be outside and play.  : )  It was nice starting back with a three day week last week, but man it was a little tough doing five whole days this week!  Do not be surprised if your children are worn out this weekend!!  January is a pretty quiet month over all so there is not much happening at school this month.  Just trying to get back in to the swing of things.  Please try and enjoy the calmness : )

WINTER WEATHER………. Just a friendly reminder that we DO NOT keep students in from recess or before school starts unless the temperature or wind chill is BELOW 0 degrees.  We keep a close eye on this is the office so we are making sure the students are safe.  : )   With this being said we started noticing this trend  before break and it has been increasing since we have returned to school that a lot of students want to enter the building before the first bell rings at 8:45am.  Unless the temperature/windchill is BELOW 0 degrees or it is raining the students MUST go around from the circle drive to their playgrounds.  Please make sure your students come prepared for the chilly weather in the morning to be out on their playgrounds.  If students arrive before 8:45am they will be sent around to their playground.  : )   If you, as a parent, are coming into the building for any reason your child is welcome to come in with you.  Thank you for abiding by these rules.

LUNCH MENU……….  Here is the hot lunch menu for January……. January 2014 Hud Elem-1  Deposit Slip

BACK BUS LOOP…….. Is for Busses ONLY!!!   Please do not drop off or pick up students here.   Students must be picked up/dropped off in front of the school.  Remember that the front loop is for busses only as well in the afternoon..  Please park in a marked parking spot when picking up students.  In the morning you may drive through the circle drive to let students off.  Thank you.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP……….KindergartenBelieve it or not…… it is that time of year!!  Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm.  We will be holding it here at Georgetown Elementary in the Multi-Purpose room.  There will also be a morning session if you are unavailable to attend the evening meeting, it will be held at South Elementary at 10:00am on Thursday, February 27 as well.  Registration packets will be made available in all elementary buildings on Monday, January 20.  Please remember….. it is not a first come, first serve basis, so there is not a rush to get these turned in first.

GIRLS ON THE RUN …… We are in DESPERATE need of at least 2 more coaches for this year’s Girls on the Run program.  Coaching is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run and learn more about the program. You get to experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment that you have made a difference in the lives of the girls and have a ton of fun with your team of coaches and incredible girls!  For more information on coaching please visit…  http://gotroac.org/volunteer/coach/  Without the additional coaches we will have to LIMIT the number of girls that can participate.  Please contact Cheryl Havens at [email protected] or 616-481-4164 if you are interested.  Shoe fittings will take place at Georgetown on TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 from 3:45p to 6:00p.

LIBRARY NEWS…….. The due date written in the January Pizza Hut Book-It calendar is INCORRECT!  Please change the date to FEBRUARY 15!! Thank you : )

PTC NEWS……..Box Top BOX TOPS…… The next Box Top Competition will be ending on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14!  Make sure you are collecting your Box Tops and when you send them in make sure the Student Name/Teacher Name and NUMBER of Box Tops is on the bag!!  This is a huge help to the volunteer moms who count all of our Box Tops  : )   There will be another collection for after Spring Break  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……… EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENT INFORMATION/REGISTRATION NIGHT………

HPS Early Childhood Programs – Parent Information/Registration Night for the 2014-15 School Year and 2014 Summer ProgramPlay:Learn:grow Kids

Information Night Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ Baldwin Middle School Cafe’  6:00-8:00pm

*Programs include: Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten Care, Before/After School Care, Summer Care.

*These evenings are a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit a preschool classroom.  There will not be a formal presentation, so come anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Children are welcome.

*For more information, please call Shellie or Becky at 616-797-0842.
FEEDING AMERICA MOBILE FOOD PANTRY………..  Free Food, Thursday, January 30 , 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry will be at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 – 32nd  Ave.  The food is free to those in our community who are struggling in these tough economic times. There will be an assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items. If you have questions or need more information please call 616-669-1295.
MILES OF SMILES MOBILE DENTAL UNIT……….tooth Is scheduled to be in Allendale School District in February and March!  This unit provides FREE dental services for financially qualifying children.  The Miles of Smiles Mobile Unit will not be coming to Hudsonville, however, Allendale is the closet location that they will be at and you are welcome to schedule them to be seen in Allendale.  : )  You may call 1-800-467-5905 to schedule an appointment or ask questions.  The registration form, parent letter and information flyer are also attached.  Thank you!!  MOS Registration  MOS:Parent Ltr   MOS Flyer Generic
HUDSONVILLE LACROSSE……..  Registration for the spring season will begin February 1st.  Please sign up at www.hudslax.com.  5th-8th grade Boys and 6th-8th grade Girls teams for 2014!!  Questions can be directed to Susan Coxen 669-3662 or Drew Ysseldyke 460-8522.  Lacrosse is not a HPS sanctioned sport and is not sponsored by HPS.
GVSU BASKETBALL GAME FOR YOUTH…….. GVSU is planning a youth basketball themed game on February 1st and they welcome youth basketball teams (8th grade and younger) to be a part of the events that day and watch Grand Valley basketball. Throughout the day (potentially) there will be a scrimmage, promotional giveaways, autographs from players, and pep talk with the coaches. The experience for the players would be very memorable and enjoyable! Please let me know if you are interested? Thanks!
Sincerely,
Tim Layer
630.857.0067
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Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 2.40.54 PMJoin us between games for:  
-Introduction of boys and girls varsity basketball players and who they are representing.
 -A moment of recognition for those impacted by cancer.  
-Special performances by the Hudsonville Drum Line, Pep Band and HHS Dance Team.

Hoops and Hope purple T-shirts and Zox Straps will be sold for $10.00 each during the basketball home games at Hudsonville High School beginning January 24, 2014 and they will also be available at Eagles Landing (while supplies last). By wearing the special T-shirt and/or Zox Strap, students in grades Pre-K through 12th will be able to attend the games for FREE!

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MARKET DAY AND MUSIC………  HOPA is still in need of vendors for its Market Day & Music. This will take place at Hudsonville High School on March 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, contact [email protected] owww.facebook.com/hopamarket. This is another great way to support the Hudsonville Orchestra department. If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know!

OTTAWA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH……. The GRAND HAVEN office has  MOVED!!!  The new address is 1207 South Beechtree Street, Suite B, Grand Haven, MI 49417.  PH.. 616-846-8360…. FAX…616-844-1778….. www.miOttawa.org/miHealth  Grand Haven New Office Hours: Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday &  Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;  Closed 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

S.O.A.R. II………..  For the past three years, we have been working on accomplishing our district’s long-range planning goals outlined in S.O.A.R. I (Strategic Objectives to Achieve Results).  A report of the many accomplishments during the past three years can be found on our district’s website.  Some of the accomplishments include, but are not limited to, implementation of all day every day kindergarten, additional extra curricular opportunities for students (Middle School drama/musical productions and lacrosse as a club sport), and an increased focus on relevance/21st Century Skills in our classrooms.

To continue our great tradition of excellence at Hudsonville Public Schools and to elevate our successes, we are asking for your help in the development of our next strategic plan.  We have completed the first phase of development (Focus Groups) and are very thankful for the wealth of information we received regarding the strengths of Hudsonville Public Schools and areas to focus on in the future.  An executive summary can be found on our website.

We are now entering our next phase in the research:  Randomized Needs Assessment Survey.  If you are asked to participate, please consider taking part in helping us set the direction for the next three years. In February, we will be opening the survey to all parents and community members.  We will email the link to the survey when it becomes available.

Sincerely,

Nick Ceglarek, Superintendent; Ken Hall, Board of Education President

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Listed below are some of the activities that are available currently.

Upcoming Winter Activities to be on the lookout for……….. 3rd-6th GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL…. JR EAGLES BASKETBALL FOR BOYS & GIRLS….JR DANCE CLINIC….KITCHEN CREATIONS….LEARN TO ICE SKATE….BEGINNING FENCING…. INTRO TO HOCKEY….LEARN TO SKATE (ROLLERBLADING)…..PARKING LOT SELF DEFENSE/AWARENESS…..BOWLING (UP THRU ADULT AGE)……YOUNG REMBRANDTS DRAWING

winter24UPCOMING DATES

1/31 ~ NO SCHOOL/WINTER BREAK

2/3 ~ NO SCHOOL/WINTER BREAK

2/4 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

2/7 ~ Popcorn Friday

2/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

2/27 ~ KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP @ 7:00pm

2/28 ~ NO SCHOOL

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

MRS. NURENBERG  : )Snowman

Early Childhood Parent Information/Registration Night

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HPS Early Childhood Programs – Parent Information/Registration Night for the 2014-15 School Year and 2014 Summer Program

Information Night Date/Time:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ Baldwin Middle School Cafe’  6:00-8:00pm
*Programs include: Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten Care, Before/After School Care, Summer Care.

*These evenings are a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit a preschool classroom.  There will not be a formal presentation, so come anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Children are welcome.

*For more information, please call Shellie or Becky at 616-797-0842.
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BLOG BITS 9/27/13

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!!

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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  Wow….. week number 4 is under out belts!  Can you believe it??  We had a great week here at school.  The weather was gorgeous and we had a great day for our Georgetown Walk-A-Thon!  The students had a really good time walking the path and raising money for Georgetown. Next week the Ottawa County Health Department will be here for three days doing vision/hearing testing.  So do not be alarmed if your child comes home and tells you that they had their vision and/or hearing tested at school.  This is something that happens every fall at school.

LUNCH INFORMATION……….  Here is the menu for October and I will also attach a deposit slip if you need one.  Also remember you can deposit money online for your students.  If you choose to do this just call the office and we will give you your student’s ID number.  You will need this to do online deposits.  Oct. 13 Hud Elem Menu 2   Deposit Slip

GIRLS ON THE RUN …………  All the girls in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in the national program, GIRLS ON THE RUN.  Information regarding registration and fees arrived home this week.  To find out more about Girls on the Run and registration please visit the GOTR site at http://gotroac.org/registration/.  Bauer (11/4) and Jamestown (11/26) will be hosting registration for all of Hudsonville schools this year.   If you are interested in coaching the girls this year, please contact Cheryl Havens at 616-481-4164 or[email protected].  We’re in need of inspiring coaches for these wonderful girls.

CIRCLE DRIVE IN FRONT OF SCHOOL……… We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing, but we no longer have enough room in our back bus loop!  Therefor this year we are going to be using the front circle drive as our second bus loop.  This means that you can no longer park here at the START or END of the school day.  The staff will be parking in the large lot so there should be ample parking in the small lot by the Kindergarten playground.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  : )

NEW BUS RULES………  As you all should be aware…… there is a new transportation policy in affect this year and will continue to be a transportation policy in the future.  Students that require a BUS CHANGE for any reason must have a request put in to the Transportation Dept. by 10:00 AM the day of the change.  Parents will be notified by 1:00 PM  if the change was approved or denied.  Transportation will notify the school of the change.  DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE……. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT TRANSPORTATION AT 669-7757.  You may FAX, SUBMIT ONLINE, or SCAN AND EMAIL the Bus Pass to Transportation.  ONLINE BUS PASS   PRINTABLE FORM TO FAX   (Transportation’s fax # 669-4876)  Scan or email the bus pass to Jane Bykerk at [email protected]   Thank you for your cooperation and patience with this new policy.  : )

P.E. NEWS……….  turkey05TURKEY TROT……. It will be held this year on Monday, October 28.  Please make sure to get this date on your calendar.  It is a great event for all of the students within the Hudsonville District. The registration forms for this event came home with your students this week.  Remember you can register the night of the event at the gate, however, you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts on the night of the race are first come/first serve. If you have any questions please contact either Mrs. VanKoevering or Mrs. Nienhuis by calling 797-9797, ext 22422 or emailing at [email protected] or [email protected]

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PTC NEWS…….. WALK-A-THON……. went off without a hitch this week.  The students had a beautiful day to be outside walking and raising money for Georgetown.  REMEMBER, your students have until Monday to turn in their money that they have raised!  So that means they can still go out this weekend and take pledges to help raise money for our school.  As it stands right now….. 3rd Grade ~ Mrs. Flory is in 1st place.  1st Grade ~ Mrs. Woodring is in an EXTREMELY CLOSE SECOND only being 60 CENTS behind first place.  3rd place currently goes to 1st Grade ~ Mrs. VanKoevering. Keep the donations coming and make this a great fundraiser for Georgetown!! 


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION……… 
It’s never too late to start saving Box Tops for Education. Send your trimmed & non-expired Box Tops to school with your student now and throughout the year, labeled with teacher names and we will keep track of classroom totals. The classroom with the highest total will be awarded a surprise treat! We have two contests each year, ending on November 1 & March 1, respectively.

Last year we raised $2,029! It is our goal to raise $2,300 this year. Go to www.boxtops4education.com to learn the following 3 tips: (1) what products have Box Tops, (2) print off collection sheets, and (3) how to earn $ for our school through your online purchases at over 250 stores like iTunes, Macy’s, Cabela’s, and Anthropologie!

Contact Shannon Klein, Volunteer Coordinator, via email at [email protected] with any questions.

MARCO’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…….. The winners of the first Marco’s Pizza Party for lunch is………. 1st Grade……….. Mrs. VanKoevering.  Way to go 1st Graders!!  Enjoy your pizza party for lunch!! : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……… HUDSONVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT…… The Hudsonville Public Schools Annual Education Report (AER) was presented to the Board of Education on September 12, 2013.  The AER is designed to meet state and federal requirements for reporting to parents and communities. The report provides detailed data on state administered student assessment results, accountability results, teacher qualification information, and the state results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Parents and the community can access AER information for the district and individual schools by clicking on the Annual Education Report tab on our website, www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org. If you have any questions regarding the AER information, please contact the district curriculum office at 616-669-1740 extension 4.

FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS NEEDED………..Bethany Christian Services of Holland needs foster care and adoptive parents! There are many children in your community, in your neighborhood, who need a safe place to call home. Please consider becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent and changing the life of a child.  If you don’t think you can become a licensed foster or adoptive parent right now, here are some other ways for you to get involved:  • Mentor a foster or adoptive child in the community   • Provide transportation for foster or adoptive families   • Start an orphan care ministry at your church.  If you would like more information about the services that Bethany provides or would like to volunteer at the Bethany office, please contact:  April Kiekintveld at 616-499-2609,  [email protected]

appleMOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………  Saturday, October 5, 2013, 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 available to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

RECYCLE DRIVE…….. Will be held on OCTOBER 5 from 8am to 11am at River City Flooring. Please read the attached flyer with more information.  recycling info

HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FUND FUN FEST FUNDRAISER……….. The 4th Annual HEF Fun Fest Fundraiser is coming Friday, October 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Eagles Stadium. The activities will take place on homecoming before the home varsity football game against Grand Haven and include dunking HPS staff members in one of our dunk tanks, showing off your football throwing skills, bouncing around in the bounce house, getting your face painted, 50/50 raffle and much more. Once again, there will be a raffle for a 50” TV and gaming system to be given away at half time of the last home game on October 25. Buy your raffle tickets at any home game for your chance to win this great prize.  This event is sponsored by the Hudsonville Education Foundation and all proceeds will be used to fund grants for resources and innovations that directly enhance the education of our students in Hudsonville Public Schools.

IS IT DYSLEXIA?……… Dyslexia Correction Foundation an affiliate of New Chapter.  Learning will provide a free informational seminar on the thinking  style, learning differences, and gifts of the visual thinker. What are the characteristics of dyslexia, the root cause of dyslexia, and how the problem can be corrected. Students generally gain 2-3 grade levels in reading during the one-week program. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 PM at Grandville Middle School; 3535 Wilson Ave. SW. Grandville, Room 200.  All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling 616-534-1385. For more information please visit www.newchapterlearning.net.

“PARENT SUMMIT”……….. We all know that parenting is not easy, but it is easier with the right tools, resources, and people around to help. To experience  all of these things, join us at the “Parent Summit”.  It will be held at EverGreen Ministries.  Oct. 19th – 8:30am – 3:45pm.  Go to egm.org to find more details and to create an account and register for the Parent Summit.  $10 until Oct. 5th then $15.  Lunch and snacks are provided.

GEORGETOWN ICE CENTER……….  at 8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville, has several opportunities for kids from elementary to high school and families.  We have begun our Learn To Skate and Learn To Play Hockey 6-week sessions.  We also offer public skating on weekends with skate rental and skate mates available.  Looking for a unique place to have a birthday party?  Rent our party room.  Party packages are close to being finalized with our new concession stand.  Visit our new and improved website, www.georgetownice.com for more information. 

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………..Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Listed below are some of the activities that are available currently.

BEGINNING FENCING……. BOWLING……. GYMNASTICS/DANCE/CHEER……..LEARN TO ICE SKATE……LEARN TO SWIM……GIRLS BASKETBALL……HOME ALONE/BABYSITTING CLASS.

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UPCOMING DATES

10/1 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

10/4 ~ Popcorn Friday

10/8 ~ K Field Trip for Bohl/Estefan

10/8 ~ MEAP Reading  Grades 3-5

10/9 ~ K Field Trip for Stutz/Yankee

10/9 ~ MEAP Reading  Grades 3-5

10/10 ~ MEAP Writing Grades 3-5

10/11 ~ HEF FAmily Fun Fest @ Home Football Game 4:30p

10/15 ~ MEAP Math Grades 3-5

10/16 ~ MEAP Writing Grade 4/Science Grade 5

10/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

10/28 ~ Turkey Trot – BMS Stadium

10/29 ~ Picture Retakes

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!      Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

BLOG BITS 9/13/13

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!!

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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  Well can you believe it……. we have just finished our second week of school.  Some of the littler ones did notice it was a 5 day week.  They started getting a bit more tired by Thursday.  It is hard work coming to school 5 days a week!!  : )  The first two weeks here have gone exceptionally well.  We here in the office believe it is the smoothest start to the school year ever!  Way to go parents and students.  : )

SCHOOL PICTURES…….  Remember these are MONDAY!!!   Make sure the teeth are brushed and sparkly white and we are in our best attire  : )

CIRCLE DRIVE IN FRONT OF SCHOOL……… We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing, but we no longer have enough room in our back bus loop!  Therefor this year we are going to be using the front circle drive as our second bus loop.  This means that you can no longer park here at the START or END of the school day.  The staff will be parking in the large lot so there should be ample parking in the small lot by the Kindergarten playground.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  : )

SNACKS……… We are no longer able to get “extra” snacks from the local food pantry that was assisting us with this.  With that being said we are asking parents to make sure that your student comes to school each day with a snack.  Maybe even put a few extra ones in the backpack so if you or your student happens to forget to pack one they have an extra “stash” in their backpack.  One more helpful hint….. you can always pack snacks in the backpacks the night before.  : )  Thanks for the understanding in this matter.

NEW BUS RULES………  As you all should be aware…… there is a new transportation policy in affect this year and will continue to be a transportation policy in the future.  Students that require a BUS CHANGE for any reason must have a request put in to the Transportation Dept. by 10:00 AM the day of the change.  Parents will be notified by 1:00 PM  if the change was approved or denied.  Transportation will notify the school of the change.  DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE……. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT TRANSPORTATION AT 669-7757.  You may FAX, SUBMIT ONLINE, or SCAN AND EMAIL the Bus Pass to Transportation.  ONLINE BUS PASS   PRINTABLE FORM TO FAX   (Transportation’s fax # 669-4876)  Scan or email the bus pass to Jane Bykerk at [email protected]   Thank you for your cooperation and patience with this new policy.  : )

P.E. NEWS……….  TURKEY TROT……. is fast approaching.  It will be held this year on Tuesday, October 29.  Please make sure to get this date on your calendar.  It is a great event for all of the students within the Hudsonville District.  The P.E. teachers are currently seeking our sponsors for this great event.  If you or someone you know would be willing to sponsor this great event please contact one of our P.E. teachers here at Georgetown.  Please contact either Mrs. VanKoevering or Mrs. Nienhuis by calling 797-9797, ext 22422 or emailing at [email protected] or [email protected]

PTC NEWS……..  WALK-A-THON……..  Please remember that Georgetown’s fall fundraiser is coming up!  The date for the Walk-A-Thon is THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26.  This is a great and easy way to earn money for Georgetown!!  Watch for information to come home with your student. 

JET’S PIZZA WINNER…….  Drumroll please………. the first class to win a pizza party for lunch from Jet’s pizza is…….. 4th Grade…… Mrs. Walenta!!  Way to go 4th graders!!

COMMUNITY NEWS………  STUDENT HEART SCREENING…… this will be taking place this Saturday, September 14.  It will take place form 8am to 12 noon at Metro Health Cascade, 4300 Cascade RD SE, Grand Rapids.  Please read the attached flyer for more information    Student Heart Screen Flyer Sept 2013.donorfunded_1

MOM TO MOM SALE ……… NOW AT DEVOS PLACE!!  Saturday, Sept 14, 9am – 2pm.  Buy or Sell your gently used baby, childrens, boys, girls clothing (size 0-16), maternity clothing, toys, nursery furniture, and anything else that is baby, child, or maternity related at Midwest’s largest Mom-to-Mom Sale!  Strollers Allowed!  www.westmichiganmomssale.com

FALL/WINTER CHILDREN’S CLOTHING SALE………  Come to Heritage Christian School for the Fall/Winter Clothing Sale on Saturday, September 28 from 9AM – NOON!  Lots of clothing for baby to Juniors, sports equipment, toys, baby/toddler equipment, and BAKED GOODS! 

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………  Saturday, October 5, 2013, 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 available to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

RECYCLE DRIVE…….. Will be held on OCTOBER 5 from 8am to 11am at River City Flooring. Please read the attached flyer with more information.  recycling info

HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FUND FUN FEST FUNDRAISER……….. The 4th Annual HEF Fun Fest Fundraiser is coming Friday, October 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Eagles Stadium. The activities will take place on homecoming before the home varsity football game against Grand Haven and include dunking HPS staff members in one of our dunk tanks, showing off your football throwing skills, bouncing around in the bounce house, getting your face painted, 50/50 raffle and much more. Once again, there will be a raffle for a 50” TV and gaming system to be given away at half time of the last home game on October 25. Buy your raffle tickets at any home game for your chance to win this great prize.  This event is sponsored by the Hudsonville Education Foundation and all proceeds will be used to fund grants for resources and innovations that directly enhance the education of our students in Hudsonville Public Schools.

“PARENT SUMMIT”……….. We all know that parenting is not easy, but it is easier with the right tools, resources, and people around to help. To experience  all of these things, join us at the “Parent Summit”.  It will be held at EverGreen Ministries.  Oct. 19th – 8:30am – 3:45pm.  Go to egm.org to find more details and to create an account and register for the Parent Summit.  $10 until Oct. 5th then $15.  Lunch and snacks are provided.

CUB SCOUTS……..  Please come to the information night on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 6:30pm at Riley Street Middle School in the school cafeteria.  Registration fee will be $65.  Please read the attached flyer with more information.  Cub Scout Flyer

GEORGETOWN ICE CENTER……….  at 8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville, has several opportunities for kids from elementary to high school and families.  We have begun our Learn To Skate and Learn To Play Hockey 6-week sessions.  We also offer public skating on weekends with skate rental and skate mates available.  Looking for a unique place to have a birthday party?  Rent our party room.  Party packages are close to being finalized with our new concession stand.  Visit our new and improved website, www.georgetownice.com for more information. 

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………..Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Listed below are some of the activities that are available currently.

BEGINNING FENCING……. BOWLING……. GYMNASTICS/DANCE/CHEER……..LEARN TO ICE SKATE……LEARN TO SWIM……GIRLS BASKETBALL……HOME ALONE/BABYSITTING CLASS.

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UPCOMING DATES

9/16 ~ School Pictures

9/18 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

9/26 ~ Georgetown Walk-A-Thon

10/1 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

10/4 ~ Popcorn Friday

10/8 ~ K Field Trip for Bohl/Estefan

10/8 ~ MEAP Reading  Grades 3-5

10/9 ~ K Field Trip for Stutz/Yankee

10/9 ~ MEAP Reading  Grades 3-5

10/10 ~ MEAP Writing Grades 3-5

10/11 ~ HEF FAmily Fun Fest @ Home Football Game 4:30p

10/15 ~ MEAP Math Grades 3-5

10/16 ~ MEAP Writing Grade 4/Science Grade 5

10/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

10/29 ~ Turkey Trot – BMS Stadium

10/29 ~ Picture Retakes

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!      Mrs. Nurenberg  : ) 

 

BLOG BITS 5/24/13

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents! 1386-1201-2519-25391386-1201-2519-2412

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……Well we are getting right down to the wire now……… ONLY 8 more school days until summer!  We hope that everyone will enjoy their long holiday weekend and come back ready to go for the last two weeks of school.  Please REMEMBER that our last day of school is THURSDAY, JUNE 6 and it will be a FULL day.  : )   

Here are the upcoming events that are planned for the grade levels during the last few days of school.  Make sure to get these on your calendar!  

KINDERGARTEN ~ Kindergarten Olympics, FRIDAY, MAY 31 from 8:45a to 12:00p with a picnic lunch.

1st GRADE ~ Bubble and Chalk Party, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 in the morning.

2nd/3rd GRADE ~ Field Day, THURSDAY, JUNE 6. 9:15a to 12:00p with a picnic from 12:00p to 1:00p.

4th/5th GRADE ~ Field Day at BALDWIN MIDDLE SCHOOL, TUESDAY, JUNE 4.  All day.

5th GRADE ~ Celebration, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29.  All day.  

5th GRADE NEWS………   5th GRADE CELEBRATION……. The parent volunteers who are organizing this event are in need of some help.  Please if you are able visit the links below if you are able to help them out with any of this.  Thank you!

Food donation:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/R6UAZ4
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
 
Volunteer List:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/rBAsiU
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

PTC NEWS………  Our last Jet’s Pizza Night winner was………..  3rd grade…….  Mrs. Flory!  Way to go third graders!  They have already enjoyed their free pizza lunch!  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……….  LEARN TO PLAY BOYS LACROSSE………. Hudsonville Lacrosse coaches and varsity players will teach you the fundamentals of the game.   You will need a short boys lacrosse stick, and no other specialized equipment.  Who:  Boys currently in 3rd to 7th grade from any school district.  When:  June 11,12 and 13 6-8 pm.  Where:  Field at north end of Hughes park, next to Hudsonville Schools administration building on Van Buren Street.  Cost:  $30 plus you purchase your own stick beforehand.  Register online at hudslax.com

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……… Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday,June 1st. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, from 10:00 am to Noon. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it. There will be alarge assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER………. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their first sign up date on Monday, June 3rd from 6-9pm at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus cafeteria. The cost of registration is $75 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  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.com).  If you have questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

KIDS DAY 2013………. Bring your family for a fun time of games and entertainment at Kids Day 2013 onSaturday, June 8, 2013, at the Hudsonville Fairground from 10am-3pm.  Great family friendly prices for food, games for 25 cents and free entertainment for families. All proceeds to benefit Jehovah Jireh Ministries.

ART IN THE PARK……….  Art in the open air on a summer day. That’s what you’ll find when you visit the5th Annual Art in the Park event at Veteran’s Park on June 8, 2013.  Stop by Veteran’s Park (3275 Central Blvd) for a day filled with art. The festivities run from 9am to 3pm.  Art in the Park features live music and performances. There will also be numerous artists demonstrating their trades, so be sure to stop by to see live demonstrations, including pottery, loom work, wood burning, and sneaker art among others.  For the little artists, there will be several hands-on art projects, a bounce house, and a chance to meet local fire fighters from the Hudsonville Fire Department.  Swing through the vendor area where you’ll find handcrafted art and craft items for sale, and delicious homemade treats.  Vendors interested in participating in the event can sign up through June 1 at www.hudsonville.org. Student artists can rent a booth for half price.

SATURDAY SLIP~N~SLIDE……….  The Saturday Slip N Slide is returning to Rosewood Park (a.k.a. Charlie’s Dump) on Saturday, June 15, from Noon until 5pm!  Wristbands for the waterslides can be purchased the day of the event for $1 or a non-perishable food donation for Hand2Hand Ministries.  Please visit our websitewww.SaturdaySlipNSlide.com for full details and to purchase raffle tickets.  All proceeds from this event benefit KIDS HOPE USA.  Volunteers are still needed to help the day of the event.  If you are interested in giving a couple hours of your time, please contact Lori at City2Shore Real Estate 616-662-9664.

GRAND RAPIDS CREW JUNIORS………… Online registration for the 2013/14 soccer season is now open.  With teams located in Grandville, Byron Center/Kentwood and Grand Rapids, GRCJ has become the premier West Michigan Soccer Club.  Athletes are provided with licensed coaches, various trainings as well as their season of games.  Jr Academy is also available for 5-7 year olds.  Please go to grcrewjuniors.org for more information.

CURIOUS KIDS………  Do you tend to hear “I’m bored” after a few weeks of summer vacation? How does Ooey, Gooey Science or Island Getaway sound? Join us at Curious Kids this summer and you won’t have to worry about your children getting bored! Jamestown Reformed Church is excited to announce new reduced rates for their Summer Enrichment Program for children 4 years old through entering 3rd grade.  Four different themed classes are offered throughout the summer. For more information, please contact Carrie at 616-896-9732 or [email protected].

SCIENCE CAMP FOR ALL AGES……… Hope College offers exciting opportunities for children grades Pre K – 10th to explore the wonderful world of science and more.  The programs feature hands-on investigations designed to teach concepts in a FUN yet challenging way.  Among the 34 different sessions are opportunities to learn the science behind the adventures of Phineas and Ferb, examine the world of animals, uncover the inquisitive life of a crime scene investigator, and explore and create 2D and 3D art.  Click here to view all available sessions, learn more about the program, and to register online.   Contact:  Science Camp office, 616-395-7628  [email protected]

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES/CLOTHING…………Please read the attached flyers in regards to this wonderful program being offered to students preschool age through 8th grade.  Love In the Name of Christ will help you get off to a good start for the 2013/2014 school year.  Love In the Name of Christ is ALSO looking for local churches and individuals who would be willing to donate to this program.  Please see flyers for more info. PARENT FORM – Hudsonville 2013  Clothe-a-kid Ministry Brochure2  School Supplies Ministry Brochure

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….   Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Please refer to the Community Ed Summer Booklet that came home a while ago for upcoming summer programs.  : )

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/27 ~ NO SCHOOL
5/29 ~ 5th Gr Celebration
5/30 ~ 3rd GR Field Trip to Tunnel Park
5/30 ~ ECSE last day of school!
6/4 ~ Grades 4/5 Field Day at BMS
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenbergspring-caterpillar-thumb

 

BLOG BITS 3/28/13

Happy Thursday Georgetown Parents!!  Happy Spring  : )


NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….
Woo ~ Hoo….. we made it!!!  It is Spring Break officially!  We wish all of you a great Spring Break and enjoy the time off with your family.  : )  Once we return to school the spring will fly by with all of the new activities that the students are enrolled in, so hold on tight the rest of the school year will fly by!! 

APRIL LUNCH MENU……. the April lunch menu and an extra deposit slip are attached.    April 2013 Hud Elem    Deposit Slip

SCHOOL SAFETY……. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is implementing an adopt a school opportunity for their officers.  We are fortunate enough to have TWO officers adopt Georgetown Elementary.   Mrs. Valerie Weiss, who is a parent at Georgetown and Mr. Mike Petroelje, who has children at Baldwin Middle and Bauer and also teaches our S.A.V.E. program here, are officers with the Sheriff’s Department.  The purpose of this will be to have a presence of security on our campus.   Mrs. Weiss or Mr. Petroelje may be seen occasionally in our parking lot, at our entrance or in our building.  We appreciate Mrs. Weiss and Mr. Petroelje adopting us and look forward to seeing them around.  Please greet them when you see them around Georgetown. : )

 

5th GRADE NEWS…………  It is that time of year again to start adding important dates to the calendar for your 5th grader.  The time from here until the end of the school year is going to fly by for you……. so hold on tight!   Here are some upcoming dates that you will want to keep track of.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

April 9 ~ Instrument fittings for 5th graders at Georgetown in the afternoon.  They will do this at Georgetown.

April 17 ~ Baldwin St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria. For Band/Orchestra families only.

April 18 ~ Riley St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.  For Band/Orchestra families only.

PTC NEWS………  MOTHER/SON BASEBALL BONANZA………. Please save the date…. SATURDAY, MAY 4 @ 6:30 PM.  We will be going to the Whitecaps!! : )   More information to come soon!!

MARCO’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…….. Drumroll please……. the winner of March’s Marco’s Pizza night is…….. 5th Grade…… Mrs. Walenta!  Way to go 5th graders.  You will soon be enjoying a pizza party lunch provided by Marco’s.  : )

ART NEWS………. FROM THE ART ROOM…. Parents – be sure to check out our on-line Student Art Gallery at ARTSONIA!  New student artwork is being uploaded daily.  This is a great way to see some of the stellar projects your kids have been creating in art – and don’t forget, you can purchase items printed with your child’s artwork from the Artsonia Gift Shop.  Visit the Artsonia Student Gallery here:  ARTSONIA MUSEUM.  Contact Mrs. Brouwer if you need your child’s secure key code to access their artwork  at [email protected].

SAVE THE DATE!…….  Our 13th Annual district wide Student Art Show is right around the corner!  This event features amazing artwork from all students in the district, including 100 pieces from our own Georgetown artists.  The Art Show will be April 22 through 25, with a special reception for Georgetown artists on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM.

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  ICE SKATING FUN…… Friday, March 29 – Saturday, April 6th. During any of our Public Skating  Sessions: M-W-F 12-2, Fri 7-9, Sat 2-4;  $5 – includes skate rental (or $3 admission if you have your own skates)  Georgetown Ice Center,  8500 48th Ave Hudsonville, MI 49426  (616) 662-2800  www.georgetownice.com

8th ANNUAL HUDSONVILLE COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT………  sponsored by RE/MAX Grand Valley and Grace Community Church. To be held Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10:00am at Hughes Park on 40th Ave in Hudsonville. Kids up to 10 years old are invited to come and gather prize-filled eggs and have a chance to win one of three Grand Prizes. There will also be a short presentation hosted by The Critter Barn after the Easter Egg Hunt. These events are FREE; however, if you are able to make a voluntary donation, all proceeds will go to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES…….  Please click on the link here…… http://grkids.com/spring-break-guide-2013/   for some great ideas for families/kids to do over spring break if you are staying in the area.  Some are even FREE!!  : )

MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE………  The Hudsonville Orchestra Parents Association (HOPA) is holding a Mother’s Day Boutique on April 27th at the HHS Gymnasium.  This event is open to any vendors who would like to purchase a 10′X10′ space to sell their products to members of the community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heidi at [email protected]

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED……... Still in DESPERATE NEED of host families!!  We still need to place 30 students by May 25. Host Families are needed (of any size, age, etc.) to open up their home for 4 or 6 weeks this summer for students ages 12-18 from Spain who are coming to this area to practice their (already good) English.  The 4-week program is June 26-July 24, and the students attend activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville.  The 6-week program is June 25-August 6, and these students do not attend any activities but only live with the host family.  Both programs are flexible and students may go on vacation or to summer camp with you.  Students come fully insured and with their own spending money.  Host Families are also needed for the school year for public or private high schools. Please contact Mayah Bischoff at [email protected] or 662-0050 for more information.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN…….. Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 16, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Dan Seaborn will be sharing on practical ways to build a healthy family. This conference also includes 40+ breakouts with topics such as Discipline 101, Kids Yoga, Parenting with Love and Logic, Living with Food Allergies, Planning for College, Enjoying Your Teenager and Your Child’s Online Footprint.  Register online atwww.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.  Please read the attached flyer for more info and to see the Registration form.  Challenge of Children 2013 Flyer (1)

HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……… In 2012 the HEF approved a new award titled, The Innovation in Education Award.  This award has been made possible through a donation from a family in the Hudsonville Public School District in honor of Theresa Reagan, Principal of Georgetown Elementary.  The donor family wanted to recognize Theresa for her unquenchable desire to innovate, both in the classroom and throughout her building.  The Innovation in Education 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 will be accepted from March 1 – April 15, 2013.  Nominations can be submitted by HPS staff and community members.  The HEF Board will review the nominations and the $500 award will be delivered to the winning nominee(s) in September at the beginning of the next school year.  Award Nomination Forms are available in each school office or can be accessed at  www.hudsonvilleeducationfoundation.org.

CAMP INVENTION…….. Returning to Hudsonville Christian School June 17-21, the Camp Invention program is a week-long adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades one through six in exciting, hands-on learning, disguised as fun activities.  This summer, children will become expedition trainees, navigating their way to special treasure-filled caches and creating solutions to challenges posed by youth from around the world. They will be embarking on a global adventure, uncovering hidden messages from the earth, investigating several extreme natural wonders of the world and building a device to launch international ducks back home.  Discounts are available – register today!  Call800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org.  Contact Sharon Leerar, camp director, with any questions. [email protected]  616.915.1861

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….   Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer

Learn to Swim

Learn to Skate

Golf Lessons

Stroke School (Swimming)

Young Rembrandts Drawing

UPCOMING EVENTS

3/29 – 4/5 ~ SPRING BREAK  : )
 
4/9 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
 
4/17 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
 
4/19 ~ Popcorn Friday
 
4/23 ~ Georgetown Art Show at Park Elementary
 
Have a great Spring Break!!
Mrs. Nurenberg : ) 

 

BLOG BITS 5/11/12

Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………….  I cannot believe I am even saying this……… but there are ONLY 4 more weeks of school left!!!  Hold on tight because it is going to fly by!!!  So many things are going on like field trips, field days and 5th grade camp!!!  So knowing it is absolutely crazy at school and probably at home too,  just try to enjoy every moment of this with your children and remember patience is a virtue!!  : )

A HUGE thank you to Hudsonville Public Schools for all your help in making the basketball game fundraiser so special!!!  We were able to raise approximately $20,000 to be given to the Meyer family in honor of Spencer.  We are blessed to be a part of such a giving and caring community!!

Another HUGE thank you to our wonderful Georgetown PTC AND Parents!!!  This week has been amazing with all of the special treats provided to the staff for our Staff Appreciation Week!  At this time of year it is great to know how much we are appreciated.  The little things in life really do make a big difference!  : )

PTC NEWS……….  MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOWL-A-PALOOZA……..  Friday, May 18 with two start times to choose from.  5:30pm and 7:30pm.  At the Hudsonville Lanes Bowling Alley.  Cost is $5 per person and this includes 2 games of bowling and shoes.  Food will be extra.  Please download the attached registration form with all of the information.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 15!!    Bowl-a-Palooza

GEORGETOWN SPRING CARNIVAL………. is coming soon!  Save the date of Friday, June 1st, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm!  Wristbands are $10 before / $15 day of the event, this includes all games, the Cake Walk and Face Painting. Look for the flyer coming home soon to purchase wrist bands. We will need donated baked goods the week of the carnival, and volunteers are needed to help with games, concessions, set-up and clean-up. Volunteer as a family, grandparents, and older siblings are welcome to volunteer too! Call Stacey Alexander with any questions, (616) 914-6896

COMMUNITY NEWS……….  AYSO REGISTRATION…….. Player Fee Drop-off….. May 22 / 24…..6:00pm to 8:00pm,  Registration is at Jenison Junior High School Cafeteria located at 8295 20th Avenue.  Cost For Soccer Registration………$80 for 1st player; $75 for 2nd players;  $70 for 3rd and on.
$60 for U14 & U19.  Players must be 4 ½ years old by August 1st.

Register your child at:  www.eayso.org  Youth soccer teams for boys and girls 4 to 18 years old.  www.ayso676soccer.com

ARTISTS AT HUGHES PARK……….. Artists and crafters of all kinds are signing up to be part of the annual Art in the Park event in Hudsonville. This year, the event, hosted by the Hudsonville Arts Council, will be held on June 9, 2012 from 9am to 3pm.

HEF……HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……..  please read the attached flyer with all of the new spring  information from the HEF.  It will also be found in the upcoming Appleseed.  SpringNews

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……….  Saturday, June 2, 2012……… Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, June 2. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, from 10:00 am to Noon. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it.There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

2012 SUMMER EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES……...  Ali Bendert – Elementary Music Teacher ~ Classes will be held at Hudsonville United Church of Christ  (4950 32nd Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426) in the Choir Room. Please e-mail me at [email protected] or call me at 517.256.3720 if you would like more information or would like to sign up for a class for you and your child.  Classes will run from June 25 – August 10 and will be once a week. Classes are $10 each per child, but if you sign up for the whole summer, the cost is $50 (two free classes!).

Not Sure? Check out a FREE Sample Class!  I will be having free sample classes on Saturday, June 9 at 10am (infants and toddlers) and
11am (preschoolers). This will allow you to try the music class for free to see if it is right for you and your child. Please contact me ([email protected] or 517.256.3720) if you are interested in the free classes.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEERLEADING………  Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign up dates on Saturday, June 16th and Saturday, July 28th.   Registrations will be held at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost of registration is $50 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  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.com).  If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@yahoo.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

MICHIGAN FIRE JUNIORS………  Youth Recreational Soccer Program…..  The Michigan Fire Juniors announces the Sparks Player Academy program (formerly Junior Rangers). This is a recreational soccer program with an emphasis on player and skills development. Players, ages 4 to 9 will learn to play from experienced and paid trainers/coaches in a fun and exciting way. There will be skills and techniques taught that will enable them go on to play soccer at whatever level their ability will take them. The youth soccer player is the foundation to the continued growth and success of soccer in West Michigan. No tryouts are necessary……

2012 – 2013 OPEN REGISTRATION (no tryouts)
Michigan Fire Juniors – Sparks Player Academy (age 4 – 9 based on 2012-2013 school year)
Registration Dates: May 12 and May 19, 2012
Registration Location: Jenison Christian Church (next to the Ranger Fields on 28th Ave, Jenison
Registration Time: 9:00 am – 11 am
Cost: Fall & Spring $175.00 (8 weeks- fall / 8 weeks-spring includes uniform)
Website: www.michiganfirejuniors.com/

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN CONFERENCE…….  Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 17, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Bob Lancer be speaking on Raising Children, Raising Ourselves: Taking charge in our relationship with children begins with taking charge of ourselves first, because we cannot improve a child’s self-control while we are losing ours. This conference also includes several breakouts with topics such as Transforming Difficult Children, Special Needs Children,Preparing for College Costs,Dealing with Picky Eaters, Parenting with Love & Logic, Autism Spectrum Disorder and MUCH more!Register online at www.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.     Challenge of Children Flyer 2012 electronic (3)

West Michigan Flight Academy 3rd Annual Pancake Carnival……… All you can eat – kids 5 and under free, 6-12 yrs. $5, adults $10.  Games, prizes, pony rides, pilots offering flights & much more, there issomething for everyone!
When: Saturday, June 9th, 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Riverview Airport, 805 Taylor Street, Jenison Michigan
Why: Annual Pancake Carnival fundraiser benefits West Michigan Flight Academy’s flight programs.
These programs give children the opportunity to pursue careers in Aviation & Aerospace, while improving grades in Math & Science.  This event is one of many ways to reach as many kids & parents as possible, as well as raising funds for fuel and maintenance cost.  More: Internationally acclaimed aviation artist Rick Herter – Framed prints will be auctioned.  Mr. Herter will be in attendance to personalize the prints for the winning bidders.

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE AND MORE CAMPS 2012………. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more. The programs will feature
“hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN and challenging way as well as hands-on, skill and technique building experiences in the non-science camps. Enrollment is based on the grade your student will enter Fall ‘12. You may register one grade either side if there is space available. To register, or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.htm  l. For questions, e-mail us at [email protected] or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

HOPE COLLEGE SOCCER CAMPS……..  The Hope College Soccer camps are designed specifically for local soccer players that desire to grow in their soccer abilities.  Campers ages six to 14 attend day camps in June for a fun educational experience in a great team based setting.  At the Hope Soccer Camps we do more than build technical and tactical ability.  We also develop relationships that allows each player to build friendships with the other players and staff.  Two weeks are available from June18-22 and June 25-29.  Come for the best week of soccer ever.  Learn more at www.hopesoccercamp.com.

2012 CREATE CAMP INVENTION COMING TO HUDSONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL THIS SUMMER!………  In partnership with Invent Now, Hudsonville Christian School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. Camp Invention will run from 9:00 – 3:30 from June 18-22, 2012. This exciting, week-long adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Hudsonville Christian staff members will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Register on or before March 30 to receiver $25 OFF the base price of $215. Look for a flyer on Hudsonville Christian School’s websitewww.hudsonvillechristian.org, or there is a flyer available at school. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……….. We have many different classes and camps planned for your kids this summer.  Your student should have brought the brochure home last week one day.  Otherwise, please feel free to browse the PDF of the Summer Brochure that I have attached to this email.    Summer2012

Online registration for all summer programming begins on Monday, April 16, 2012.    Register online at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org

Classes and camps fill quickly, so do not delay in getting your child registered.  Please feel free to contact Community Ed with any questions you may have at 669-1740.

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/14-5/18 ~ Just Write

5/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

5/18 ~ PK-Boes Field Trip to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

5/23-5/25 ~ 5th Grade Camp

5/25 ~ ECSE Family Picnic at Hager Park

5/30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

Parent Survey

As part of the state requirement for continuous school improvement, Hudsonville Public School District is conducting an annual parent survey which will be used to help improve system practices.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey by April 13, 2012.The survey should take no more than ten minutes to complete.  In order to complete the survey, please go to:

http://bit.ly/hps12

For families with children in multiple buildings, please complete a survey for each building.  To do so, you will need to open the link above for each survey.  You may also complete this survey at your child’s school.

If you need technical assistance to complete this survey, please e-mail AdvancED at [email protected] or call 888-413-3669 Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Karla Akins at [email protected] or 616-669-1740 x 4.

Please be assured that your responses will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Karla Akins
Director of Curriculum of Instruction
Hudsonville Public Schools


Appleseed: March/April Edition

Our district wide newsletter is now available.   In this edition, you will find articles about our Art Program  and our PE sponsored Georgetown Jogger After School Club.

You can read it by clicking here:  Appleseed2-12red

Health Education Update

 

 

From our Curriculum Office:

In compliance with Michigan law, the HPS Sex Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) has approved a program of instruction for teaching students about blood borne illnesses including HIV/AIDS. Lessons specific to HIV/AIDS are taught as part of a comprehensive K – 12 health curriculum.  We have recently updated the 5th grade heath curriculum to include a lesson on blood borne illnesses to align with the Michigan standards.

According to Michigan law, public review of new or revised health curricula must be provided prior to formal board approval.  Therefore, we are making the new 5th grade HIV/AIDS lesson available for parent review until February 22.  Our next step will be to seek final board approval to include this lesson in our comprehensive health program.

You can view this content by visiting our Health google site .

Karla Akins, Director of Instruction