Blog Bits 3/8/2019
News From the Office…
Parent Teacher conferences and book fair will be taking place next week. Be sure to check out the book fair out when you come to meet with your child’s teacher!! It will be open late on March 11 and 13 during conferences! 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 29 and will go through April 7.
Next Early Release…
Our next early release is on Apr 12. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Apr 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.
M STEP Testing Dates…
Please try your best to avoid scheduling appointments during these times!
Grade 5 – April 16 – 25
Grade 4 – May 7 – 16
Grade 3 – April 30 – May 2
March 9 – Boy’s Event @ BAM in Holland from 1:00 – 4:00. Sign ups are complete.
March 11 – 15 – Book Fair
March 21 – PTC Meeting, 6:30 in the library at school! Open for anyone to get information about the fun things going on at Georgetown. We would love to see you there!
March 22 – Popcorn Friday
April 11 – Jet’s Pizza Night
April 13 – Spring Dance for Georgetown Ladies, sign ups coming soon!!
5th Grade News…
Here are some upcoming dates for the students visiting and getting info about middle school events:
You can go to any of the following Music Information Nights: You will learn more about the different music options available, be able to try different instruments out, receive suggestions on which instrument is a “fit”, and receive information about instrument rental options.
March 12 – Music Information Night at Riley Middle School gym 5:30-9:00
March 13 – Music Information Night at the High School Main Campus Media Center 5:30-9:00
March 14 – Music Information Night at Baldwin Middle School gym 5:30-9:00
April 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 – M-STEP testing dates for fifth grade. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the school day on these dates if at all possible.
We are working our way through Kids Heart Challenge with each class that comes to gym. Our day is focused on jumping! We have different ways for the kids to jump and different “tools/ropes” for them to try. Jumping is great exercise for our hearts and the kids have learned that they need to eat healthy and exercise their hearts! There is still time to register and give to the American Heart Association. Just registering will help our school earn some PE equipment too! Go to: http://www2.heart.org/goto/georgetownhudsonville You have until Friday March 15!!
Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association!
Mrs. Nienhuis & Mrs. VanKoevering
Vote May 7…
On May 7, Hudsonville School parents and community members will have the chance to vote on our annual Non-Homestead Millage renewal. This is an annual renewal request that voters have approved for the past 24 years and , if approved, would generate approximately $4.8 million dollars of operating revenue for our school district. Please note, this is not a tax on primary residences and is not a new tax.
Official ballot language is as follows:
This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance.
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Hudsonville Public Schools, Ottawa and Allegan Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the year 2019, to provide funds for operating purposes: the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2019 is approximately $4,850,000 (this is a renewal of millage that expired with the 2018 tax levy)?
•EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 10am
Hughes Park—40th Avenue, Hudsonville
Kids up to 10 yrs old gather prize-filled eggs!
SEARCH FOR ONE OF THREE GRAND PRIZE EGGS!
Voluntary donations are accepted. All proceeds will go to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
•The Heritage Christian School Spring Children’s Clothing and Toy Sale will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 9am – 12:00. Items for sale include infant to teen clothing, outdoor/indoor toys, sports gear, books, games, shoes, sandals, baby equipment, maternity and more. Delicious baked goods are also for sale! We are now accepting cash, check and credit cards. Located in the large gym at Heritage Christian at 6340 Autumn Dr., Hudsonville. Hope to see you there!
•The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle 5k ” Brian Carlson Memorial Run” on March 23, 2019 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 www.classicrace.com or visit our website www.hudsonville5k.com for more information and registration. Online registration only. Packet pickup and late registration will be at Harvest Health March 22 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.
• You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website. There are many activities for your kids to look into!