Blog Bits 5/12/2017
News From the Office…
One more week of M-Step testing! 5th grade is done and 3rd grade is done! 4th grade has one week down and one week to go!! The kids are doing great with the testing and we are very proud of them! The countdown to summer is down to 19 more SCHOOL DAYS! Just a reminder that we will be off on May 29 for Memorial Day. Our last day of school is on June 9 and we will be dismissing the kids at 12:15!
The school calendar for next year has come out. You should have gotten an email about it, but if you haven’t seen it, it is attached here. 17-18-Student.pdf or click here for link. As you can see, we are starting earlier than normal in the fall.
Hope everyone has a chance to get outside and enjoy the weekend!
Medication Pick Up…
Just an end of the year reminder about medication. If your child has meds at school, they must be picked up by the last day of school. Anything left after the last day will be disposed of.
News From the Library…
1. 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 Wednesday, 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.
2. The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is a great way to encourage Summer reading and at the same time your child can earn a FREE book. For more information go to BN.COM/summerreading
online. Happy Reading!!
May 18 – Marco’s Pizza Night, It’s our last pizza night for the year! Thank you for all of your support!
5th Grade News…
May 15 – Band and Orchestra Parent Information Meeting: Baldwin Middle School at 7:00
May 16 – Middle School Scheduling Sheets Are Due
May 18 and 19 – Fifth Grade Camp
June 6 – Fourth and Fifth Grade Field Day with June 7 as a make up day if there is rain
•Attention, Bridge Card holders: Double Up Food Bucks will be back at your area’s farmers’ markets starting in June. When you use your Bridge Card at a participating farmers’ market, the Double Up Food Bucks program will match you dollar for dollar with bonus funds – up to $20 – that you can use in the market to buy more fresh, Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. It’s that simple – spend up to $20 on your Bridge Card at the market, and you’ll get up to $20 more, free, to spend on healthy, local foods. Most farmers’ markets and some on-farm produce stands in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties are participating. Visit www.doubleupfoodbucks.org or call toll-free 1-866-586-2796 for market locations and more information, or just visit your favorite market starting in June!
•Meet Up and Eat Up
Meet Up and Eat Up is a federally funded program that provides FREE meals and activities to children of all ages. This summer’s program will take place at the Presidential Estates Club House (5075 Presidential Lane, Hudsonville), Monday
, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
, from June 19 – August 18
. The food portion of this program is provided by Jenison/Hudsonville School Food Service through the National School Lunch Program. Various activities will be provided by local volunteers. A meeting will be held on May 18 at 5:00 p.m.
just before the food truck. This will be a time for parents to meet the volunteers and learn more about the program and how they can get involved. Feel free to contact Shana DeWent at email@example.com
if you have any questions. This institution (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider.
•Saturday, June 10 – Kids Day 2017!
Kids! Moms!, Dads! – get your summer off to a great start with an affordable, family-friendly event. Come to the 8th annual Kids Day at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds between 10 am and 2 pm (note time change). Enjoy free stage shows, $.25 games, door prizes, affordable kid-friendly food, and much more. We’ll be there come rain or shine. Kids Day is organized by Jehovah Jireh Ministries, and is supported by several local businesses, churches, and organizations.
•Saturday Slip N Slide 5K, June 17, 2017, 8:00am
Get out this spring and start running or walking with your family. Then, register to participate in the 5th annual Saturday Slip N Slide 5K! This family-friendly event will be a highlight of your summer. Register by June 1 to receive a Dri-fit race shirt. More information at www.saturdayslipnslide.com.
•Summer Arts Camp at Evergreen Ministries
Theme: Under Construction
Elementary Arts Camp: July 31-August 3, 9 am-1 pm
Middle School Arts Camp: July 30-August 2, 6 pm – 9 pm
Registration opens on June 1
and is lottery based if the camps get full. Registration will be at egm.org
(follow the links on the home page).
Arts Camp Share night is August 3 at 6:30 pm
4512 – 48th Ave
•AYSO Soccer Registration for Fall Season
We’re happy to announce that registration is now open for this fall. Please visit www.ayso676.org to begin the registration and volunteer process. The early-bird discount is available until Memorial Day so act fast!
If you have questions about the new website, hit the “support” button in the bottom-left corner of the web page for immediate assistance. They have videos and instructions that are very helpful.
Every year, we keep building on the success of the last. Over 1,600 children enjoy this program because our entire community recognizes that this is a labor of love. I encourage all of you to consider joining this winning team in some capacity.
If you have registration questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arenda Van Klompenberg
AYSO 676 Registrar
AYSO – The World’s Biggest Soccer Club
•Hudsonville Robotics Open House
Vex Robotics is a fun and innovative program where teams build robots that compete on the field. If your student is interested in STEM then join us at our open house on Thu, May 25 at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 7 – 8 pm. We will be sharing information about the HS/MS VexEDR program and the newly expanded VexIQ elementary school program (gr: 4-6), introducing the new game and we will have our world tournament robots on display. Visit HudsonvilleRobotics.com for more information.
The summer brochure came out last week. There are many activities for your kids to get involved in over the summer!! Click here to view the brochure.
You can also register online!!
Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
Hudsonville Community Education 669-1740, ext #3
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