Blog Bits 3/22/2018
News From the Office…
Thank you to Audrey Straub and her amazing team of volunteers for another successful book fair! The kids get so excited and we love to see them excited about books! We also want to say thank you to Kristi Floriana and Liz Schollart for putting together another wonderful teacher conference dinner! Thanks to everyone who contributed to this! It is very much appreciated!
We are so fortunate at Georgetown to have such great parents showing your support at conferences! It means a lot to the kids and to the teachers! It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of the year already! For those of you traveling for Spring Break, we hope you are safe and have a great vacation! For those of you staying home, we hope for nice weather for you to enjoy! The first day off for Spring Break is Friday, March 29 and we return back to school on Monday, April 8! We jump right into the M-STEP when we get back and the schedule can be found just below. Rest up and we will see you after break!
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…
The M-STEP State testing for grades 3-5 will take place this spring. 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 16 – 25
Grade 4 – May 7 – 16
Grade 3 – April 30 – May 2
IMPORTANT TESTING DAY TIPS:
Get plenty of sleep.
Arrive to school on time.
Bring: 2 healthy snacks and a water bottle.
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!
5th Grade News…
April 16-25 – M STEP testing dates, please avoid making appointments during this time.
May 8 – Parent information meeting for fifth grade camp 6:00 in the multi-purpose room
May 16 and 17 – Fifth grade camp
June 4 – Field Day (June 5 is a back up rain date)
March 22 – Popcorn Friday
April 11 – Jet’s Pizza Night
April 13 – Spring Dance for Georgetown Ladies, signs ups ended today. Any questions, contact Audrey Straub at email@example.com
We’d like to celebrate student participation in the PE KIDS HEART CHALLENGE. As a school, we moved to online registration/payment. The purpose: Eliminate hundreds of dollars sent to school. Security of funds is my priority! We were thrilled with the results: $11,384 — breaking our all time record by $2000+. Thank you for supporting this service project — and our transition to online payment!!!
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 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!