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BlOG BITS 4/22/2011


bunny17NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……… Can you believe it……. only ONE more week of APRIL!!  Time is flying by, hold on because before you know it school will be done for the year.  Just a few quick notes from the office.  First of all, now that the weather is getting a little nicer out more students are riding their bikes and ripsticks to school.  PLEASE make sure and send a note giving the teachers permission to ride these things home.  Unless they have a note the teachers will place them on the bus to go home.  The other note that we have for all of you is that in the morning BEFORE school (unless it is raining of course!) students MUST go to their playgrounds.  They are not to be coming into the building OR walking through the building to get to their playground.  If you as a parent are coming in with your student this is fine.  We understand that sometimes you come in to meet with teachers, etc.  THANK YOU!!!    Know for the COUNTDOWN…….. 33 days until summer vacation!!  WOO-HOO!!!

LUNCH MENUS……… Here is the MAY/JUNE menu for the elementary schools  ~~  may-june 2011 hud elem

SCHOOL CALENDAR……. I am attaching the school calendar for the upcoming school year of 2011/2012.  I know this seems way too soon to think about this already, however, I know some people like to plan ahead for vacations.  So here you go…..  Student-11-12-revised

A NOTE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT………. Over the past several years the number of students attending  Hudsonville Public Schools has grown significantly.  During the past eighteen months we have been exploring options to address this growth.  Following a lengthy process of study and community input, the Board of Education unanimously approved a bond proposal to bring to the voters.  While this request does not raise the millage rate, it is a comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of our growing K-12 student population.

Please join us for a community gathering to review this proposal that will go before the voters on May 3, 2011.   Location: Hudsonville High School Auditorium  (5037 32nd Ave)   Date: Tuesday, April 19.    Time: 7:00pm.  Thank you!

MAY 3 BOND ELECTION……. We are so fortunate to be in a school community which is growing. Over the past 5 years, Hudsonville Public Schools has
grown by 604 students. This trend is not new to Hudsonville as our enrollment has almost tripled over the last 25 years.  In an effort to address the need for additional classroom space, our Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to go before voters with a bond request. The proposal to be voted on May 3 calls for:
•New 9+ building on the existing high school site
•New South Elementary located on Greenly Street
•New competition pool and fine arts auditorium
•New transportation facility
•Reconfiguring the Freshman Campus to an Early Childhood Center
•Technology upgrades to all school buildings
•Athletic upgrades at Baldwin, Riley, and High School
Since the district is part of the School Bond Revolving Fund (SBRF), which the state makes available to rapidly growing districts, we will be able to build the facilities and improvements without a millage increase. Currently, the districts levies  7.0 mills for debt retirement and the rate will remain at 7.0 mills. The total cost of the proposal will be $82,000,000.00. If  you have questions please visit our website, or call our superintendent, Nick Ceglarek,  616-669-1740 ext 1.

YEARBOOKS…….. Your student should have brought home their yearbooks home this week.  The Office just wants to let you know that we have “extra” yearbooks for sale in the office.  These will be sold for $10 per yearbook. They will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  If you will be writing a check, please make it payable to “GEORGETOWN ELEMENTARY”.

SPRING ART SHOW ………. Save the date!  The 2011 Hudsonville Student Art Show is just around the corner!  There will be a special reception for Georgetown Artists on Tuesday, April 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Check out the flyer… 2011FlyerPDF and visit Mrs. Brouwer’s Art Room Blog for more information about the art show!

PTC NEWS…….MOTHER/SON ROCK JAM ~~ CALLING ALL GEORGETOWN MOMS AND SONS:  The Georgetown Elementary PTC is inviting you to ROCK JAM on Saturday, May 7 from 6-8:30 at the school. Get ready to have fun and celebrate Mother’s Day in a rockin’ new style with awesome music, dancing, basketball activities with our high school players, games, photos and sweet snacks. Tickets are $15/couple (and $5 for each additional son). The Mother/Son flyer has all of the details and the registration form that must be returned to school by THURSDAY, APRIL 28th with your payment

Don’t be late to the event or you’ll miss a special appearance by the Hudsonville High School Drumline!

If you would like to help with the event or have any questions please contact Amanda Troyer at

Mother Son Rock Jam

SPRING CARNIVAL……. Is coming right around the corner!!  It will be held on Friday, May 13 from 5:30p to 8:30p!!  Wristbands purchased in advance will be $8 per person, BUT if you wait they will be $15 the night of!!! The deadline for pre-purchased wristbands is MAY 6th!!  Please contact Stacey Alexander (209-7434) or Susie Coxen (669-3662) if you have any questions.

Attached you will find the flyer with all of the details and the PRE-SALE SLIP for wristbands.    Spring Carnival Wristband Flyer2010

PTC NOMINATIONS……… ATTENTION:  The PTC Board is currently accepting nominations for next school year’s PTC Board. All positions will be available. If you would like to serve on the PTC Board next year, please get your name in to a current PTC Board Member by Friday April 29. We will vote at our May meeting.  Thank you.

5th GRADE NEWS……. Just going to list a few dates for you to put on your calendars to remember for upcoming 5th grade events.  Wow….  hold on tight, before you know it you will have a middle schooler!

4/27 ~ Course Selection/Enrollments due back to your 5th Gr teacher

5/2 ~ 7pm  6th Gr Orientation for 5th Gr parents and students

5/19 ~ 5th grade CAMP meeting

5/25 thru 5/27 ~ 5th grade CAMP

6/3 ~ 5th Grade CELEBRATION!!!!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Rock & Bowl ~~ Attention all boys, girls, moms & dads, Rock and Bowl is here!!  Please read the attached flyer for all of the details.   Rock&Bowl2011 Please remember you can visit the Community Ed website for all of the activities that are currently available and you are ALSO able to register on line for these courses through this link! .

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER…….. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign up dates on Saturday, June 11th and Saturday, July 23rd. Registrations will be held at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost of registration is $50 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy. An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one. Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The 1st-6th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games and the 7th & 8th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games. Check out the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info ( If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail I look forward to seeing you at registration!

BOATER SAFETY CLASSES…….. These will be offered through Community Ed ALSO!!  You may also register for these online at the Community Ed website too.  Here is the information though if you are interested…….

AGES:  12 & UP;  WHEN: Saturday, May 21;  TIME: 9am to 3pm;  WHERE: Hudsonville High School, Room #109 (enter through the front entrance, turn right by office, then turn left to #109);  COST:  $10 per person.

COMMUNITY NEWS……… A COMMUNITY EGG HUNT ~~ Remax Grand Valley Invites you to a Community Egg Hunt
Gather prize-filled eggs!  SEARCH FOR ONE OF THREE GRAND PRIZE EGGS!
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 10am
Hughes Park – 40th Avenue, Hudsonville

The event is FREE but we are asking the kids to bring a NEW English or Spanish reading book (for ages birth to 18 yrs), Children’s DVD, or Board Game to be donated to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.  Any questions, please call RE/MAX Grand Valley  669-0990.

WEST MICHIGAN FLIGHT ACADEMY DAY CAMP……….. Wonderful learning and fun-filled camp for kids 5th to 8th Grade!  Summer Day Camp Kids will learn the basics of flight at this summer day camp and will even get to fly an airplane:

Riverview Airport in Jenison through the West Michigan Flight Academy who is sponsoring this event.  805 Taylor St. Jenison, MI.  Kids from 5th to 8th Grade.  No experience needed.  Field trip to FAA Tower at Gerald R. Ford Airport.  Learn about:  Navigation, Rockets, Kites, Radio Controlled airplanes And Real Airplanes!   9 am to 1:30 Monday through Friday and 12 to 3 pm on Saturday.  $10 non refundable Registration.  $200 fee checks to  WMFA P.O. Box 7747 Grand Rapids MI. 49510-7747 Visit us online @ Or Call: 616.633.3179


YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids ~~  Do your children have health insurance? Did you know, a family of four can make up to $44,000 per year and still qualify for Michigan’s free or low cost health insurance? Children 18 years and under
can be insured under this comprehensive health program. Regular check-ups, vision and dental care, immunizations, and prescriptions are all covered! Even if you have insurance, you might be able to use this program for secondary insurance. The YMCA is an assisting agency and will guide you through the registration process in a private, dignified manner. For complete information please call Deborah or Penny at 616-855-9686 or contact them via email at

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES…….. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more (over 51 camps to choose from) The programs will feature “hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN yet challenging way. A camper manual (for use in the camp) and a parent manual will be provided for each session. To register or for more information, visit our website at For questions, e-mail us at or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

FEEDING AMERICA WEST MICHIGAN……. Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, April 30th.  The food distribution will take place at Bauer Elementary School’s parking lot, located at 8136 – 48th Avenue in Hudsonville, from 10:00 am to Noon.  Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it.  There will be a large assortment of food, made up of seasonal produce and other high quality groceries.
TASTE OF HUDSONVILLE……On Saturday, May 7th the Hudsonville Band Boosters will be sponsoring “Taste of Hudsonville” in the Hudsonville High School gymnasium from 2-5pm.  This community-wide event will showcase food from at least thirteen area restaurants as well as the instrumental music talent of the Hudsonville Band program.  In addition to great food and music, a large silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held.  Tickets for the event can be purchased daily in the Hudsonville High School and Middle School offices, in the high school lobby on Tuesdays from 5-6pm, at the Avon Store and at Lake Michigan Credit Union on 32nd Ave. beginning Monday, April 11th.  Advanced sale tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for children 10 and under  (all tickets are an additional $2 at the door).
4/26  Art Show @ Park Elementary   2011FlyerPDF-tbjb01
5/3  Jet’s Pizza Night
5/4 – 5/6  Raey Guang visit
5/5  PTC Mtg at 6:30p
5/7  Mother/Son Event ~~ More info to come from PTC!
5/13  Popcorn Friday
5/16 – 5/20  Just Write
5/18  Marco’s Pizza Night
5/19  5th Gr. Camp Mtg at 6p
5/25 – 5/27  5th Gr. CAMP
5/30  NO SCHOOL ~~ Memorial Day  eggs02
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )
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