Posted on

Blog Bits 5/24/2019

 

Blog Bits 5/24/2019

News From the Office…

We are slowly getting closer to the last few things going on at school.   Remember that we do not have a lot of room in our freezer so please do not bring in frozen treats without arranging it with your child’s teacher. We have 9 SCHOOL Days left. Remember there is no school on Monday, Memorial Day and it is an early release on our last day of school. The last day is Friday, June 7 and the kids will be dismissed at 12:15. We hope you have a wonderful long weekend and can enjoy some time with family and friends!

Next Early Release…

Our next early release is on our last day June 7. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on June 7. 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.

Medication Pick Up…

Just an end of the year reminder about medication. If your child has any meds at school (prescription or over the counter) , they must be picked up by the last day of school. Anything left after the last day will be disposed of by the health department. Thank you!!

4th and 5th Grade News…

June 4 – Field Day (June 5 is a back up rain date)

Transportation survey for the Fall…

To help prepare for school bus routing next year, the transportation department needs your help.   Bus routes will be planned this summer according to our board policy and the information you supply.  Please help us gather the most current information by submitting your response on this survey at your earliest convenience. *If this information is not returned to our department, your child may not be placed on a school bus, even if they qualify for district transportation.

Community News…

•Feeding America West Michigan Local Distribution Announcement
Hager Park Church
Saturday, June 8, 2019
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 FREE to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high-quality grocery items.
Saturday Slip N Slide – June 15, 2019, Noon-5pm
Enjoy a Slip N Slide down the hill of the Soccer Bowl  (Rosewood Park) after school gets out for the summer.  Bring your family and friends to this community sponsored event and enjoy a kick-off to summer fun!  Activities include four giant slip n slides, raffle, toddler water park, bounce houses, foam pit, clowns, balloons and so much more!  All proceeds will go directly back into our community to support Love INC.  More information at www.saturdayslipnslide.com
•Registration Information for Rocket Cheerleading
Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will have their registration dates on Monday, June 17th, and Thursday, August 1st.  Both will be from 5-8pm and take place at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The registration deadline is Thursday, August 1st, at 8 pm – the end of the final registration (no late registrations will be accepted).  For more information, please visit www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.com or email Coach Britni via e-mail at hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.
•Registration is now open for the Hudsonville Youth Football League!  
To register, please visit hudsonvilleyouthfootball.com
•Meet Up and Eat Up
Join us for a Free food, fun, and friends this summer.
Where: Presidential Estates – 5075 Presidential Lane in Hudsonville
When: Monday thru Thursday June 17 – August 1 ( closed July 3 and 4) from 1200 – 1:00
What: Lunch and Activities for everyone 18 and under! No registration required.

Community Ed…

 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!

Upcoming Events

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on

Week 36: May 20-24, 2019

Welcome to the WIND UP to WIND DOWN!  We have 13.5 days of school to go and like all teachers, we are going to make use of every single minute!

If you gaze at the calendar below, you’ll see that the most common activity is FIELD TRIPS.  In addition, every classroom will be wrapping up units of study and completing assessments for report cards.

Stay connected with your child’s classroom via their class blog regarding end of year due dates, etc.

The end of the year brings transitions…and the biggest and most sentimental is our 5th grade transition from elementary school to middle school.  Most of our 5ht graders have been at Georgetown for six years…some of them seven years.  One particular 5th graders is the veteran of Georgetown — attending  for nine years: 3 years of ECSE + K-5 for six years.  His name is Kellan Gainey and if you haven’t met him, you are MISSING OUT!

This past Thursday, our 5th graders headed to Camp Henry for the culminating team building experience of elementary school.  Our veteran student, Kellan, did something absolutely exceptional and brave.  As a visually impaired person, he climbed to the top of a zip line tower and zipped bravely down while his classmates cheered him on.  His father, Jim, zipped down next to Kellan.  Enjoy this clip — it represents the beauty and magic  of growing and learning together for 6+ years!

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on

Week 35: May 13-17, 2019

Why doing school work this afternoon, it dawned on me that we have just four weeks remaining  — 19 school days!  This year has FLOWN by…and as usual we feel like we need more time to do everything that we hoped to accomplish this year.

As exciting as it is to look back on all that the children have learned in the past year, it is difficult to wrap up and say our farewells to our class families.  We know that the end of the year can increase anxiety for some kids, so we are doing our best to maintain schedules while at the same time preparing kids for their transition from a school schedule to a summer schedule.

As we get closer to the end, there will be posts from me and your classroom teachers (visit class blogs) about suggestions for summer learning and activities.  We encourage all parents to devote some time everyday to helping your child’s brain stay engaged in learning.

This week we have a special event for all 5th graders:  FIFTH GRADE CAMP at Camp Henry.  They leave Thursday morning and return Friday early evening.  It is an amazing experience at a beautiful facility.  Thank you to all parents who are chaperoning and the PTC who supports our camp funding.

A BIG BIG APPRECIATION shout out to all parents and the PTC for making our week last week extra special with snacks, lunches and kind notes throughout the week.  As you know, those who go into education give much more than 8 hours per day.  Those hours are student contact hours that are 100% focused on meeting learning, emotional and social needs.  The prep work for this takes place after hours — and often involves use of personal funds for material purchases or course work.  Your works of appreciation give us the fuel we need to know that what we’re doing makes a difference.

Wrapping with warm wishes for all mothers of all kinds on this mother’s day weekend.  I hope you have time to relax and be appreciated!

Warmly,

Mrs. Reagan

 

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on

Blog Bits 5/10/2019

Blog Bits 5/10/2019

News From the Office…

We want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Elizabeth Schollaart for spoiling the staff for teacher appreciation week!! She did an amazing job and it is very much appreciated! Also, thank you to everyone who volunteered to bring in items to contribute throughout the week!  We are almost done with M-Step!! The kids are doing so well and we are very proud of them! Our countdown continues with 18 1/2  SCHOOL days left!! Hard to Believe!! Here are a couple of end of the year reminders.

  1. Please keep in mind we do not have a lot of extra room in the lounge freezer. Please do not drop off popsicles or other frozen treats without clearing it through your child’s teacher. Thanks for your help with this!!
  2. The calendars for next year were revised with a change for the early release in September. Here is a copy of the new calendar. 2019-2020 Revised Student Calendar

MEDICATION PICK UP…

Just an end of the year reminder about medication. If your child has any meds at school (prescription or over the counter) , they must be picked up by the last day of school. Anything left after the last day will be disposed of by the health department. Thank you!!

Next Early Release…

Our next early release is on our last day June 7. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on June 7. 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…

May 24 – Popcorn Friday

EL News…

International Celebration 

Please join the EL (English Learners) department in a celebration of countries around the world.

Friday, May 17 at 5:30 pm in the Hudsonville Freshman Campus Lobby.

Your entire family is welcome to attend. This event is open to all Hudsonville students and families.

There will be a showcase of food, music, clothing, dances, poems, etc. from many different cultures.

If you and your family would like to come to the International Celebration, please respond on this form: International Celebration response form. On this form, you can indicate if you would like to represent a country in someway.  It can be by marching with a country flag, bringing food from another country and/or representing your country in a different way.   You do not have to bring food or represent a country in order to attend the celebration.

Please complete the form linked above by Monday, May 13 if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Cooley at vcooley@hpsegles.net or Rachel Manzer at rmanzer@hpseages.net

Library News…

It is that time of year again when we are going to celebrate all of our Georgetown Millionaires!!  If you are one of those students that is tracking and counting your words to become a Million Word Reader,  it is time to turn in your sheets of books and word totals!  Remember, if you have taken any Reading Counts quizzes the computer keeps track of those words so no need to write those down.  Turn in your Word Count sheets by Friday, May 24 to Mrs. VandenBerg in the Library! There are links on the Blog that can help you in counting your words under Reading Counts.

Music News…

Please read the wonderful article that the Muskegon Times did on the Link Up concert and the year long program all of our fourth graders participated in!  It was indeed one of the best days ever!

https://muskegontimes.com/2019/05/01/the-best-day-of-their-lives-how-the-west-michigan-symphony-link-up-program-is-changing-the-way-students-see-music/

5th Grade News…

May 16 and 17 – Fifth grade camp

June 4 – Field Day (June 5 is a back up rain date)

Community News…

•Feeding America West Michigan Food Truck
Hager Park Church
Saturday, June 8, 2019
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 FREE to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high-quality grocery items.

Community Ed…

 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!

Upcoming Events

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on

Early Release Friday 5/10/2019

 

Tomorrow is early release Friday, May 10. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on May 10. If your child is a car rider, please be at school by 12:10 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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on

Week 34: May 6-10, 2019

Week 34 brings a little bit of sun, some rain….and most importantly STAFF APPRECIATION!   We have many important and amazing people to get your kids to school, supervise their play, feed them and teach team.  We also have staff members who make sure the phones are answered, medication dispensed and SO MUCH MORE!  And…where would we even be without MR. ROB, the most incredible custodian on the planet.  Because of him, our 14 year old building is sparkling clean and looks like NEW.

A special committee of parent volunteers will be celebrating the staff all week.  If you get a moment, send a note of appreciation to one of the staff members who supports your kids each day.

The video collection above includes photos of nearly all our staff.  Missing photos of each bus drivers.  They don’t like their photos taken…and they are also very busy people!

TONIGHT is CULVER’s NIGHT….so stop on by to have a staff member bring you your dinner.  A portion of the earnings between 5-8 goes back to Georgetown!

Some addition highlights of the week are below!

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on

Week 33: April into May

If you see white stuff falling from the sky, the only advice I have to offer is this:  CLOSE YOUR CURTAINS or BLINDS until late Sunday.   The calendar turns too May on Wednesday — and I have the highest of hopes that we have better weather ahead.

Our LOST and FOUND reflects the weather changes with a mix of winter and spring coats.  If you think you’re missing a jacket, encourage your child to check their locker or visit Lost & Found.

Congratulations to our 5th Graders who completed their final series of M-STEP tests this week.  They took six tests (ELA, MATH, Science – 2 tests, Social Studies 2-tests) and stayed focused and worked hard throughout each test.  This testing involved six half days over the past two weeks and we are happy to have it behind us.   This week our third graders will take the ELA and MATH M-STEP tests on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

In addition to M-STEP testing, our students in grades 1-3 have been taking new district assessments called the STAR 360. These are online assessments in reading and math.  These test results serve as a comparison of our student performance with similar students in each grade across the nation. Like the M-STEP test, these are a snapshot of our student academic progress.

Highlights of the week are below.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend…and here’s to next week!

Mrs. Reagan

 

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email