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Blog Bits 11/21/2014

Blog Bits 11/21/2014    

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Everyone!!!



News From the Office….

Well the snow has definitely arrived!! With that said, please remember to send your child’s winter gear and label with their name. That makes it much easier to find the owner when they get lost!! Thank you! When we get back from break, the kids will be going to the Holiday Gift Shop. Thanksgiving break is Nov. 26 – 30. We hope you enjoy your extra few days to spend with family and friends! I know I am looking forward to it!

 News From Lunch Service….

SNOW DAY PROCEDURE FOR HOT LUNCH ~ With snow just around the corner, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day.  An example: if school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesday and the menu that was scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’smenu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menuon Monday.  Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on Twitter or the foodservice web page at Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be.

Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director

News From PTC….

  • Holiday Gift Shop

    Hard to believe but the Holiday Gift Shop is right around the corner.  Classes will be shopping December 3-5.  Keep an eye out for your student’s classroom schedule and money envelope to be coming home soon!

    We will also be doing a Georgetown Tee and Sweatshirt order at this time.  They make great Christmas gifts.  The order form is due by December 5th and the items will be delivered the week of December 15th, just in time for the holidays.  ORDER FORM:  holiday shirt order form

    We will need MANY volunteers for this event!  Jobs include shopping with the students and wrapping their gifts, which is ALWAYS so much fun, along with set up and tear down.  If you’re interested but don’t want to use volunteerspot (information below) please contact Nicole McIntosh at

    We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

    Please sign up for 2014 Holiday Gift Shop – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

      1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:

      2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

      3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

    Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

  • The winner of the last Jets Pizza night was……… Mrs. Stutz’s Kindergarten class!! Great Job! They were able to enjoy a pizza party last week!
  • The winner of the last Marco’s Pizza night was………….Mrs. Kuieck’s 2nd grade class!! Way to go!! Mrs Kuieck will schedule a day for them to enjoy a pizza party together!!
  • PTC MINUTES for November:  PTCNov2014Minutes
  • Remember to earn money for us at Target and Meijer!
  • Girls On The Run

girls on the run  All of the girls in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in the national program, GIRLS ON THE RUN. Girls on the Run uses running as a tool to  teach girls about physical, emotional, mental and social health. Information regarding registration and fees arrived home last week. To find out  more about Girls on the Run and registration please visit the GOTR site at www.GOTROAC.ORG New this year- ONLINE    REGISTRATION! Registration opens: November 1st, 2014 at 9am Registration closes: November 30th, 2014 at midnight.

November 19 Jamestown Elementary will be hosting an Open House for all of Hudsonville schools from 3:40pm-6:00pm.

Music News….

kids singing Mark the date on your calendar! Tuesday, December 2 is when you get to hear the kids sing their hearts out at the Christmas Program. It is at Fairhaven starting at 6:30 with K – 2nd grade and 7:45 for 3rd – 5th grade.  If you are interested in ordering a DVD of the program, you can fill out an order form and turn it into the office NO LATER THAN Friday, December 5.  DVD ORDER FORM:  Holiday DVD Form

Community News….


Christmas giftsAre you wondering what gift to get your child’s teacher or bus driver for Christmas this year?  As we all know, Christmas is a great time to recognize those special people – teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and other staff members – who are a positive influence in your child’s life and school experience.  One way to show your appreciation is by making a donation in their name to the Hudsonville Education Foundation.  It’s a gift that keeps on giving!  Donation forms are available at your child’s school or at the following link.


  • turkeytrotDo you want that extra piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving day?  Come to Evergreen Ministries Thanksgiving day Gobble Hobble 5k and you will have no guilt over eating extra anything.  Evergreen Ministries is hosting a Thanksgiving day Gobble Hobble 5k race to raise funds to the high school summer mission trip.  Pre race fee is $25 and race day fee is $35.  Registration is happening now and packets can be picked up from 7-7:45 am on November 27th at EGM.  Race starts at8:00am.  All are welcome as is to the 10:00 Thanksgiving day service.  Contact  Rebecca Steigenga for more info or go to to register.

  • Kids love the Grand Rapids Symphony!

    musicEach year the GR Symphony presents a variety of concerts geared just for kids and families.  With low prices and programming that is a feast for eyes and ears, there is something to excite everyone about great music played by our Grammy-Nominated orchestra!

     HOT OF THE PRESSES!  We are thrilled to announce that we have just added the amazing performers from Cirque de la Symphonie to our fall Family Series Concert on November 22.  These gifted acrobatic artists will be paired with student artwork to tell the story of Stravinsky’sFirebird!

     For more information on this and all of the kid-friendly programs that the GR Symphony offers, be sure to check out our 14-15 Symphony Kidsbrochure! Link to our On-line Symphony Kids brochure


  • santa paradeIt is that time of year again! Its the 21st Annual Hudsonville Holiday Parade on November 22 at 10am, presented by the City of Hudsonville & the Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Come celebrate this festive time close to home.  The parade route runs along 32nd Ave from Highland Drive to Central Blvd.  The parade route ends at the Hudsonville Fire station on Central Blvd., but the fun doesn’t end there.  Join us and your neighbors at the Fire Station for hot beverages, snacks, Santa and the Reindeer, and fun activities immediately following the parade. Any questions?  Contact Michelle Fare or call 669-0200.

  •  Christmas Tree LightingPlease join RE/MAX Grand Valley in kicking off the Christmas Season at their Hudsonville Christmas Tree Lighting Event on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 4:30 – 7:30pm in Downtown Hudsonville – 3499 Kelly Street, between Keegstra’s Dollar Store, Gemmens Hardware and Family Fare Supermarket.The entire community is invited to come and enjoy all of the FREE activities and entertainment that will be available. This event will feature Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Hot Air Balloon Glow (weather permitting), Refreshments, Pictures with Santa (bring your own camera), a chance to personalize an ornament for the tree, and Mayor VanDoeselaar of Hudsonville to light the tree at 6:30pm. All while listening to a DJ play all of your favorite Christmas music.

    Please visit for more information. Thank you to the Hudsonville DDA for their financial support and DeVries Landscaping for providing and installing the Christmas tree lighting.

  • Please mark your calendar for the following important date:

    On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, a Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Truck, will be at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ to distribute free food to those in need.

    Location: 4950 32nd Ave. Hudsonville, 616 669-1295

    Co-sponsored by: Sunrise Ministry and Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ.


Community Ed News….

Babysitting, Boys Basketball, Gymnastics, Dance & More Camps, Home Alone, Home Alone/Babysitting Combo, Lego – Bricks4Kidz,Tae Kwon Do, Tennis Lessons, Wrestling, Young Rembrandts – Fall

2014 Fall/Winter Offerings Brochure

Upcoming Events….

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