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BLOG BITS 9/14/12


NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..Can you believe it??!  We have just completed our second week of school already!  We here in the office feel like we are running like a fine oiled machine.  Maybe that is what happens after 6 years?  I must say also that our Kindergartners are doing a fabulous job!  They seem to be handling all day every day kindergarten very well.  Kudos to Kindergartners!  : )

PICTURE DAY……..  Is MONDAY!!!  September 17.  Please remember to send in your order form with your student.  Do not worry if your student is going to be a late arrival on Monday, they can go and have their picture taken when they get here if there class has already gone.

NOTES TO TEACHERS, ETC……….  This is just a friendly suggestion to help out our wonderful teachers.  When sending in notes to the teachers it is EXTREMELY helpful if you DATE the note.  Sometimes inadvertently the teacher will not remove the note from folders or leave it posted up and if there is not date on it, they can get confused as to which day the note is for.  Thank you.

LUNCH INFO……..  I am attaching the SEPTEMBER hot lunch menu and a deposit slip for you.  Remember too that you are able to make deposits to your student’s lunch account online now.  You will need their student ID # which you can get from our office.  The website for online lunch access is   Sept. 2012 Elementary Menu       Deposit Slip (1)

HEF FAMILY FUN FEST FUNDRAISER………..  has been rescheduled for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28.  It will take place at the Varsity Stadium from 4:30pm to 7:00 pm.  There will be lots of fun activities for the kids.    Hope to see you all there!!  : )

P.E. NEWS……..  Once again the Hudsonville Elementary P.E. teachers are gearing up for the Turkey Trot!  This race involves all the Hudsonville Elementary school students and families.  The race will be held on October 23 and more information will be coming home soon.  We are looking for businesses to sponsor our Turkey Trot race.  If you have a large or small business and you would like some more advertising this could be for you.  We have over 1,000 runners and families that would see your ad!  Please let Mrs. Nienhuis or Mrs. VanKoevering (your P.E. teachers) know if you are interested and have more questions.

PTC NEWS……….  The PTC is still looking for some help with some events for the school.  They really need volunteers to step up and help out with these fun activities for the kids otherwise the events may not be able to take place.  : (  These are the areas where they are looking for help:  Chairpersons for both the Book Fairs, Conference Dinners for Staff, Box Top Competitions, Mother/Son Event, Father/Daughter Event, and 5th Grade Celebration.  If you are able and interested please contact Stacey Alexander at 616.914.6896.  Thank you

COMMUNITY EVENTS………. HEART OF HUDSONVILLE PHOTO CONTEST……..  Please read the attached flyer in regards to all of the information for this event.  In the attachment there is also an entry form and a model release form.  2012 Heart of Hudsonville Photo Contest

SEPTEMBER ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR……….. sponsored by Hudsonville Christian School will be on Saturday, September 15, from 9-3 at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds. Admission is $2 for adults. 12 and under are free.  A food tent is available for refreshments and lunch.  150 booths represent a wide variety of products from the finest local vendors. This is a juried show of only handcrafted items with dozens of selected new vendors.  For more information, search “Septemberfest Arts and Craft Show” on Facebook.

WEST MICHIGAN MOM’S SALE……. Buy and sell gently used children’s clothing, toys, baby gear, and maternity wear at the Midwest’s largest Mom-to-Mom sale! Free admission!  Strollers allowed!  September 15, from 9:  a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

IS IT DYSLEXIA………  Dyslexia Correction Foundation, an affiliate of New Chapter Learning will provide a free informational seminar on the thinking
style, learning differences, and gifts of the visual thinker. What are the characteristics of dyslexia, the root cause of dyslexia, and how the problem can be corrected. The seminar will be held on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30 PM at Grandville Middle School; 3535 Wilson Ave, Grandville, MI. Room 200.  All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling 616-534-1385. For more information please visit

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………  Saturday, September 29, 2012. Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, September 29th. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, 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, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

HUDSONVILLE AREA SCOUT PROGRAM………..  The Cub Scouting program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys (Grades 1st through 5th) and their parents, through offering fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together. Activities your child can participate in: White Caps games, Griffins games, social service events, day camps, hiking, sledding, pinewood derby, food drives, bottle rockets, push cart races, and much more! Boys Cub Scout Pack 3149 Registration for 2012/2013 will be Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Riley Street Middle School (cafeteria). Cost of initial registration is $15 per child – please note this registration is for NEW scouts only. If you are interested in having your child participate in Cub Scouts, but are unable to attend registration, please contact Nicole VanEe or 379-1245.

GIRL SCOUT INFORMATION……….  You are invited to learn about Girl Scouts and help us celebrate 100 years of scouting!  Please join us in the gym at Park Elementary School, Thursday, September 20th from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  All current scouts and girls interested in learning more about Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend.  http:/ /    Please read the attached flier with more information   Hudsonville 2012 Fall flyer

FALL/WINTER CLOTHING SALE………. Heritage Christian School is hosting its annual Fall/Winter Clothing Sale on Saturday, September 29 from 9AM to Noon.  40+ vendors will be selling quality used toys, games, sporting equipment, baby paraphenalia, and children’s clothing sizes newborn – junior high.  There will also be baked goods for sale!  Heritage Christian is located at 4900 40th Avenue across from W.W. Greenhouse in Hudsonville.

HUDSONVILLE COMMUNITY ED………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids this fall.  For more information or to register, please visit or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.

Jr. Cheer Clinic – Grades PK – 5th
Beginning Fencing – Ages 5 – 7
Youth & Adult Fencing – Ages 7 – Adult
Learn to Ice Skate – Ages 3 & up
Intro to Hockey – Boys and girls with ice skating experience.
Home Alone Class – Ages 9 – 13
Babysitting Class – Ages 9 – 13
Learn to Rollerblade – Ages 4 & up
Bowling – Ages 3 & up
Tae Kwon Do – Ages 8 & up
Girls Basketball – Grades 3 – 6
Golf Lessons – Grades 1 – 8
Learn to Swim – Ages 6 months & up
Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes – Ages 6 12


9/17 ~ School Picture Day  : )

9/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

9/28 ~ HEF Fun Fest

9/28 ~ ECSE Parent Involvement Activity “Taste of ECSE”

10/2 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

Have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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