NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. We are hoping that everyone enjoyed their extended Holiday break!! That might be longest break ever!! With that being said….. it is really nice that we have snow so the kids can be outside and play. : ) It was nice starting back with a three day week last week, but man it was a little tough doing five whole days this week! Do not be surprised if your children are worn out this weekend!! January is a pretty quiet month over all so there is not much happening at school this month. Just trying to get back in to the swing of things. Please try and enjoy the calmness : )
WINTER WEATHER………. Just a friendly reminder that we DO NOT keep students in from recess or before school starts unless the temperature or wind chill is BELOW 0 degrees. We keep a close eye on this is the office so we are making sure the students are safe. : ) With this being said we started noticing this trend before break and it has been increasing since we have returned to school that a lot of students want to enter the building before the first bell rings at 8:45am. Unless the temperature/windchill is BELOW 0 degrees or it is raining the students MUST go around from the circle drive to their playgrounds. Please make sure your students come prepared for the chilly weather in the morning to be out on their playgrounds. If students arrive before 8:45am they will be sent around to their playground. : ) If you, as a parent, are coming into the building for any reason your child is welcome to come in with you. Thank you for abiding by these rules.
BACK BUS LOOP…….. Is for Busses ONLY!!! Please do not drop off or pick up students here. Students must be picked up/dropped off in front of the school. Remember that the front loop is for busses only as well in the afternoon.. Please park in a marked parking spot when picking up students. In the morning you may drive through the circle drive to let students off. Thank you.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP……….Believe it or not…… it is that time of year!! Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm. We will be holding it here at Georgetown Elementary in the Multi-Purpose room. There will also be a morning session if you are unavailable to attend the evening meeting, it will be held at South Elementary at 10:00am on Thursday, February 27 as well. Registration packets will be made available in all elementary buildings on Monday, January 20. Please remember….. it is not a first come, first serve basis, so there is not a rush to get these turned in first.
GIRLS ON THE RUN …… We are in DESPERATE need of at least 2 more coaches for this year’s Girls on the Run program. Coaching is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run and learn more about the program. You get to experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment that you have made a difference in the lives of the girls and have a ton of fun with your team of coaches and incredible girls! For more information on coaching please visit… http://gotroac.org/volunteer/
LIBRARY NEWS…….. The due date written in the January Pizza Hut Book-It calendar is INCORRECT! Please change the date to FEBRUARY 15!! Thank you : )
PTC NEWS…….. BOX TOPS…… The next Box Top Competition will be ending on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14! Make sure you are collecting your Box Tops and when you send them in make sure the Student Name/Teacher Name and NUMBER of Box Tops is on the bag!! This is a huge help to the volunteer moms who count all of our Box Tops : ) There will be another collection for after Spring Break : )
COMMUNITY NEWS……… EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENT INFORMATION/REGISTRATION NIGHT………
Information Night Date/Time: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ Baldwin Middle School Cafe’ 6:00-8:00pm
*These evenings are a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit a preschool classroom. There will not be a formal presentation, so come anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m. Children are welcome.
Hoops and Hope purple T-shirts and Zox Straps will be sold for $10.00 each during the basketball home games at Hudsonville High School beginning January 24, 2014 and they will also be available at Eagles Landing (while supplies last). By wearing the special T-shirt and/or Zox Strap, students in grades Pre-K through 12th will be able to attend the games for FREE!
MARKET DAY AND MUSIC……… HOPA is still in need of vendors for its Market Day & Music. This will take place at Hudsonville High School on March 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org o
OTTAWA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH……. The GRAND HAVEN office has MOVED!!! The new address is 1207 South Beechtree Street, Suite B, Grand Haven, MI 49417. PH.. 616-846-8360…. FAX…616-844-1778….. www.miOttawa.org/miHealth Grand Haven New Office Hours: Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
S.O.A.R. II……….. For the past three years, we have been working on accomplishing our district’s long-range planning goals outlined in S.O.A.R. I (Strategic Objectives to Achieve Results). A report of the many accomplishments during the past three years can be found on our district’s website. Some of the accomplishments include, but are not limited to, implementation of all day every day kindergarten, additional extra curricular opportunities for students (Middle School drama/musical productions and lacrosse as a club sport), and an increased focus on relevance/21st Century Skills in our classrooms.
To continue our great tradition of excellence at Hudsonville Public Schools and to elevate our successes, we are asking for your help in the development of our next strategic plan. We have completed the first phase of development (Focus Groups) and are very thankful for the wealth of information we received regarding the strengths of Hudsonville Public Schools and areas to focus on in the future. An executive summary can be found on our website.
We are now entering our next phase in the research: Randomized Needs Assessment Survey. If you are asked to participate, please consider taking part in helping us set the direction for the next three years. In February, we will be opening the survey to all parents and community members. We will email the link to the survey when it becomes available.
Nick Ceglarek, Superintendent; Ken Hall, Board of Education President
COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids. For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3. Listed below are some of the activities that are available currently.
Upcoming Winter Activities to be on the lookout for……….. 3rd-6th GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL…. JR EAGLES BASKETBALL FOR BOYS & GIRLS….JR DANCE CLINIC….KITCHEN CREATIONS….LEARN TO ICE SKATE….BEGINNING FENCING…. INTRO TO HOCKEY….LEARN TO SKATE (ROLLERBLADING)…..PARKING LOT SELF DEFENSE/AWARENESS…..BOWLING (UP THRU ADULT AGE)……YOUNG REMBRANDTS DRAWING
1/31 ~ NO SCHOOL/WINTER BREAK
2/3 ~ NO SCHOOL/WINTER BREAK
2/4 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
2/7 ~ Popcorn Friday
2/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
2/27 ~ KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP @ 7:00pm
2/28 ~ NO SCHOOL
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!