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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. Believe it or not…….. it is here……. the last week of school!  4 more days until summer break!!  Please remember that the LAST day of school is Thursday, June 6 and it is a FULL day of school.  We just have a couple of notes from the office this week.  We know that parents/students like to bring in treats for the end of year and this is great, HOWEVER, we do NOT have freezer space for all of the cold treats that come in.  If you plan on bringing something that needs to be kept cold/frozen we ask that you bring them directly to the classroom when they are going to have the treat.  Thank you.  The last reminder from the office is for MEDICATION PICK-UP.  If your student has medication in the office this must be picked up by a parent.  We WILL NOT send it home with the student.  We will be in the office on Friday, June 7 and Monday, June 10 from 8am to 3pm.  You may come any time between now and Monday, June 10 to pick these up.  If any medication is left after June 10 it will be disposed of.  Thank you.

Here are the upcoming events that are planned for the grade levels for the last week of school.  Make sure to get these on your calendars.

1st GRADE ~ Bubble and Chalk Party, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 in the morning.

2nd/3rd GRADE ~ Field Day, THURSDAY, JUNE 6. 9:15a to 12:00p with a picnic from 12:00p to 1:00p.

4th/5th GRADE ~ Field Day at BALDWIN MIDDLE SCHOOL, TUESDAY, JUNE 4.  All day.  (Rain date of Wednesday, June 5)

is offering discounts for Michigan families.  A discount of $300 will be offered!  Please read the attached flyer with all of the important information.  Official CPW MI Family Discount Flyer

HUDSONVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL……..  is currently accepting registrations.   These will take place until JULY 21!  Please visit this website with all of the information.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION’S FAMILY ENGINEERING PROGRAM………  Family Engineering is a new program developed with support from the National Science Foundation to actively engage parents and their children in fun, hands-on engineering activities and events. Modeled after the popular Family Math and Family Science programs, Family Engineering will introduce parents and elementary-aged children to the exciting world of engineering.  Engineering and engineering practices are new areas of emphasis in the Next Generation Science Standards, which need to be incorporated into K-12 classrooms.

 Through this workshop, teachers and administrators will learn how to engage elementary children & parents in engineering through fun, hands-on activities and events for the whole family! These are fun, hands-on engineering activities and events that help elementary and middle school students and parents learn about what engineers do and the role engineering plays in all aspects of our lives are also appropriate for classroom use.  Family Engineering also raises awareness of the many career opportunities in engineering.   Visit Family Engineering at:  to learn about this new national program!

Workshop Date:  Thursday, August 15, 2013

Session Times: Morning: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m; Afternoon: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.  
Cost: $10.00, includes refreshments and materials (Family Engineering book in either English or Spanish)

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……… Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday,June 1st. 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 alarge assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items. 

LEARN TO PLAY BOYS LACROSSE………. Hudsonville Lacrosse coaches and varsity players will teach you the fundamentals of the game.   You will need a short boys lacrosse stick, and no other specialized equipment.  Who:  Boys currently in 3rd to 7th grade from any school district.  When:  June 11,12 and 13 6-8 pm.  Where:  Field at north end of Hughes park, next to Hudsonville Schools administration building on Van Buren Street.  Cost:  $30 plus you purchase your own stick beforehand.  Register online at

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER………. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their first sign up date on Monday, June 3rd from 6-9pm at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus cafeteria. The cost of registration is $75 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 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!

KIDS DAY 2013………. Bring your family for a fun time of games and entertainment at Kids Day 2013 onSaturday, June 8, 2013, at the Hudsonville Fairground from 10am-3pm.  Great family friendly prices for food, games for 25 cents and free entertainment for families. All proceeds to benefit Jehovah Jireh Ministries.

it's summerART IN THE PARK……….  Art in the open air on a summer day. That’s what you’ll find when you visit the5th Annual Art in the Park event at Veteran’s Park on June 8, 2013.  Stop by Veteran’s Park (3275 Central Blvd) for a day filled with art. The festivities run from 9am to 3pm.  Art in the Park features live music and performances. There will also be numerous artists demonstrating their trades, so be sure to stop by to see live demonstrations, including pottery, loom work, wood burning, and sneaker art among others.  For the little artists, there will be several hands-on art projects, a bounce house, and a chance to meet local fire fighters from the Hudsonville Fire Department.  Swing through the vendor area where you’ll find handcrafted art and craft items for sale, and delicious homemade treats.  Vendors interested in participating in the event can sign up through June 1 at Student artists can rent a booth for half price.

SATURDAY SLIP~N~SLIDE……….  The Saturday Slip N Slide is returning to Rosewood Park (a.k.a. Charlie’s Dump) on Saturday, June 15, from Noon until 5pm!  Wristbands for the waterslides can be purchased the day of the event for $1 or a non-perishable food donation for Hand2Hand Ministries.  Please visit our for full details and to purchase raffle tickets.  All proceeds from this event benefit KIDS HOPE USA.  Volunteers are still needed to help the day of the event.  If you are interested in giving a couple hours of your time, please contact Lori at City2Shore Real Estate 616-662-9664.

GRAND RAPIDS CREW JUNIORS………… Online registration for the 2013/14 soccer season is now open.  With teams located in Grandville, Byron Center/Kentwood and Grand Rapids, GRCJ has become the premier West Michigan Soccer Club.  Athletes are provided with licensed coaches, various trainings as well as their season of games.  Jr Academy is also available for 5-7 year olds.  Please go to for more information.

CURIOUS KIDS………  Do you tend to hear “I’m bored” after a few weeks of summer vacation? How does Ooey, Gooey Science or Island Getaway sound? Join us at Curious Kids this summer and you won’t have to worry about your children getting bored! Jamestown Reformed Church is excited to announce new reduced rates for their Summer Enrichment Program for children 4 years old through entering 3rd grade.  Four different themed classes are offered throughout the summer. For more information, please contact Carrie at 616-896-9732 or

SCIENCE CAMP FOR ALL AGES……… Hope College offers exciting opportunities for children grades Pre K – 10th to explore the wonderful world of science and more.  The programs feature hands-on investigations designed to teach concepts in a FUN yet challenging way.  Among the 34 different sessions are opportunities to learn the science behind the adventures of Phineas and Ferb, examine the world of animals, uncover the inquisitive life of a crime scene investigator, and explore and create 2D and 3D art.  Click here to view all available sessions, learn more about the program, and to register online.   Contact:  Science Camp office, 616-395-7628

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES/CLOTHING…………Please read the attached flyers in regards to this wonderful program being offered to students preschool age through 8th grade.  Love In the Name of Christ will help you get off to a good start for the 2013/2014 school year.  Love In the Name of Christ is ALSO looking for local churches and individuals who would be willing to donate to this program.  Please see flyers for more info. PARENT FORM – Hudsonville 2013  Clothe-a-kid Ministry Brochure2  School Supplies Ministry Brochure

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….   Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Please refer to the Community Ed Summer Booklet that came home a while ago for upcoming summer programs.  : )

Have a great weekend and get ready for the week to fly by next week!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )summer sign


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