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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…….  Well as much as I would like to say the stomach virus has passed……. it has NOT!!!  We have had a lot of it again here this week at school.  We have sent many students home each day that have come down with it.  So with that being said,  PLEASE make sure you are washing your hands and sanitizing things!!  Remember too if your student has been ill with the stomach flu to not send them back to school until they have been sympton FREE for 24 hours.  Thanks for this!!  : )

ATTENTION ALL 4th GRADERS/PARENTS OF 4th GRADERS……  ONE MORE WEEK OF SWIMMING.  Everyday, January 23 – 27 the 4th graders will be going to the High School for swimming lessons.  REMEMBER to send swim suits/towels OR the “NEEDED” essentials to change into after swimming if your student wears their suit under their clothes in morning.  Thank you, this saves the office ALOT of phone calls home  : )

5TH GRADE NEWS………  Immunization Requirements for 2012-2013 School Year ~ All incoming 6th graders (current 5th grade students) will have the immunization requirements as stated below:

1.  Two doses of Varicella vaccine or have a history of having chickenpox.
2.  One dose of meningococcal vaccine. (Students must be 11 yrs old before getting this dose)
3.  One dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) (if 5 years or more have passed since last dose of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine – DTaP, Td or DT).

If your child needs immunizations, please make work of completing these immunizations during the 5th grade school year. Doing so will be a great help to the Middle School Secretaries who need to check for immunization compliance for every 6th grade student in our district.

Please be advised that any child who has not had all of his/her immunizations will not be allowed to start 6th grade.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH GRADERS……..  March 22 ~ 5th graders will be visiting the Middle School that they will be attending next fall.    April 10 ~ Instrument Fittings at Georgetown Elementary.  (This helps the students determine if and what instrument they might like to play in Middle School Band.)  April 18 ~ Parent Informational Meeting for parents of 5th graders.  This will be held at Baldwin Middle School in the Cafeteria at 7:00pm.

PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT PACKETS…….  These will be available in the front office starting on TUESDAY, JANUARY 31.   We are not allowed to hand these out any sooner.  PLEASE REMEMBER that preferences are not determined by the date the enrollments are turned in.

FOOD SERVICE NEWS………  Hiring for Substitutes…..The food service department is hiring for substitute positions with the department.  If you are interested, an application can be found on the food service webpage at  Applications can be mailed to the address listed on the application, faxed to 667-2119 or dropped off at the food service office Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm.

EARLY CHILDHOOD INFORMATION NIGHTS……  HPS Early Childhood Programs is holding two Parent Information and Registration Evenings in late-January for our 2012 Summer Program and our 2012-2013 School Year Programs.  Identical information is available on both evenings.  Please consider attending if you wish to learn more about the programs offered throughout our district.  Feel free to share this flyer and information with family, friends, and neighbors that may benefit from our options.

Open House Dates/Times:

Thursday, January 26 @ Riley Middle School Cafe’, 6:00-7:00pm

Monday, January 30 @ Bauer Elementary Gym, 6:00-7:00pm

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 6:00-7:00pm.  Children are welcome also.  Registration forms and information will be available on the Hudsonville website under the Early Childhood tab as of January 26.  Hope to see you there.

P.E. NEWS…….  P.E. Apparel……  It is that time of year again.  Our P.E. departments are having their annual t-shirt/sweatshirt sale.  Your student should have come home with the flier this week from gym.  It was sent home with the youngest and only in the building.  The DEADLINE for ORDERING is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1!  I will attach the order form also in case you need another one.   P.E.-Apparel-s9xgf9  

COMMUNITY NEWS…….   LACROSSE FOR CURRENT 5TH GRADERS…… Registration is open for current 5th graders to learn and play competitive lacrosse in the spring.   Go to for more information and to register.    Registration is open till Jan 30, or until the team is full.

Deadline: March 2, 2012
Grades 3rd thru 8th boys & girls
$100/Team – Advance Registration Required
Concessions Available
For registration forms go to

THERAPY DOGS AT PATMOS LIBRARY……..  Read to a Therapy Dog at Patmos Library, 2445 Riley Street in Jamestown, Tuesdays in January.  6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 896-9798 to schedule child’s reading time.

TODD BURPO ~ Heaven Is For Real…….  Todd Burpo will be appearing at Daybreak church on Sunday, January 29th at 9:30am and 11:00am. Todd has been number one on the New York Times best selling list for over fifty weeks with his book, Heaven Is For Real. This book explores the realities of Heaven and relays the dramatic story of Todd’s son, Colton, who had a near death experience that defies explanation. Over six million copies of the book are in print and a movie is now in production. For more information on this free event, go to

LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS……….                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hudsonville Little League Sign-Ups
deadline is January 28

Georgetown Little League Sign-Ups
deadline is February 24

*Each league has specific boundaries.  Be sure to look at the maps that they have posted online to see which league you should sign you child up for.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……..  KIDS ROCK THE GYM…..  Please read the attached flier in regards to this fun night out for students AND parents.  You may register on line or by printing this flier.  It will be held Saturday, February 25.  rockgym2012

Listed below are other Community Ed Activities that are currently available for registration.

Hudsonville Community Education Offerings

•Jr. Dance Clinic – Grades K – 8

•Inline Speed Skating – Experienced Skaters – Ages 5 – Adult

•Learn to Skate – Ages 4 and up

•HEAT Jr. Swim Team – ages 5 – 11

•HEAT Middle School Jr. Swim Team – Grades 6 – 8

•Parking Lot Self Defense Awareness – Ages 14 – Adult

•Kids Rock the Gym – Grades PK – 6th

•Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer – Ages 3 and up

To register for any of the above offerings, please visit


1/27 ~ ECSE Field Trip to Playworld

1/31 ~ Pre-K/K Enrollment Packets Available

2/7 ~  Jet’s Pizza Night

2/10 ~ Popcorn Friday

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )





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