Blog Bits 2/23/2018
News From the Office…
I can’t believe that the last of the classroom parties are done already! This year is just flying by! We hit the 100th day of school and the kindergartener’s always have fun celebrating that! I can’t believe we are on the countdown for Spring Break! We only have 5 more weeks until Spring Break! CRAZY!! We will be having Parent Teacher conferences on March 12 and 14 and book fair is also that same week. More information will be coming out soon!! We do still have a couple yearbooks left in the office if your child wanted one. They are $10 and you can get them in the office. Thank you and have a great weekend!
Spring Break dates – March 30 – April 8
Next Early Release…
Just a reminder, we have our next Early Release on Friday, Mar. 9. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Mar. 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.
•••Just a note, food service had the menus wrong. The February menu had March 2 as a Early Release. It is really on March 9.•••
•Mar.2 – Popcorn Friday
•Mar. 3 – PTC Girls Event Our Georgetown PTC is sponsoring a GIRLS BAM BOWLING Day Out on March 3, 2018 from 1-5.
•Mar. 8 – Jet’s Pizza Night
•Mar 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 ……
•It’s time to turn in your box tops!! This week is the last week to turn them in for the last competition!! Please remember to put your child’s teachers name on them!
Vote on May 8…
PLEASE VOTE TUESDAY, MAY 8
ANNUAL OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL AND
SINKING FUND MILLAGE PROPOSAL
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.
5th Grade News…
March 15 – Instrument Fittings – Teachers from the middle school will be coming to Georgetown from 12:00 – 3:30 and will bring band and orchestra instruments here to have the students try them out.
March 19 – Parent Informational Meeting – 7:00 Baldwin St. Middle School and March 21 the same meeting is at Riley St Middle School. These meetings are for the parents to get additional information on the band and orchestra programs as well as hear presentations from music companies on how to get an instrument for your child.
•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 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 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 HAB49426@gmail.com
•Interested in trying out the fastest growing sport in the country?
Hudsonville Lacrosse is excited to be offering girl’s teams for 5/6th and 7/8th graders again this spring!
Registration will open in Mid February & we look forward to seeing you out on the field! Go Eagles!
•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!
• 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.