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Blog Bits 1/27/2018

Blog Bits 1/26/2018

News from the Office…

Yearbooks came home this week and I’m sure the kids had fun paging through them! We do have a few extras in the office if you forgot to order one. The cost is $10. Just call the office to let us know. As Winter break and Spring break get closer, we start to think about vacations!! Please remember that if your child is going to miss school for a vacation, to fill out a vacation form. You can stop in the office for one or print one off from the tab above.

If you or you know of anyone that has a child going into PK or K, the registration meeting is next week Thursday, Feb 1 at 7:00! We have registration packets in the office you can get or you can print them off online. We also have a screening schedule going as well. If you want to set up a screening for your child, call the office. It is not required unless your child’s birthday is from September 2 – December 1 2013. Have a great weekend!

Early Release and Winter Break…

The next early release in on Feb. 2. The students will be dismissed at 12:15. We also have Winter Break the following Monday and Tuesday on Feb. 5 and 6. Students will return to school on Wednesday, Feb 7.

PTC News…

Feb 8 – Jet’s Night

Feb 9 – Popcorn Friday

Upcoming Events – Girls Day Out, Saturday March 3 from 1:00 to 5:00 at BAM and Boys Day Out on Saturday March 17 from noon to 2:00 at Craigs Cruisers. Mark your calendars for these events. More information and sign ups will be coming soon.

PE News…

Once again the Elementary P.E. Department will be selling Hudsonville Physical Education Apparel   Orders are due by January 30.  

Click on the link to see what selections are available this year.   You can also print this form if you need an extra one

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Kindergarten Meeting/Registration…

The district’s PK•Kindergarten Enrollment Meeting will be on 2/1/18  at 7 pm in all buildings.  Georgetown’s session will be in the Multi-Purpose Room/Cafeteria.  If you are unsure which school your child will attend next year, contact Robin Vandenberg in the HPS District Office: or 616-669-1740 x1

This meeting is for parents only and will run from 7-7:30pm.

If you cannot attend, visit the tab above and print off the registration, look over the information and drop off your materials in the school office M-F from 9-3 pm. You can also find the materials here:

PK •K Registration Materials

Reminder:  Please have the following on hand when you turn in registration materials.  We will make copies at school:

  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Utility Bill
  • Driver’s License for one parent

*If you are unsure of whether you want PK or K and you want your child screened, please call the office and we can set that up for you. Also, if your child’s birthdate falls in between Sept 2 and Dec 1 (the waiver period), we need to set up a screening no matter if you want PK or K. Our number is 797-9797.

Vote on May 8…




On May 8, two ballot proposals will come before Hudsonville School parents and community members.  The first is our annual Non-Homestead Millage renewal.  This is an annual renewal voters have approved for the past 23 years and would generate approximately $4.4 million dollars of operating revenue for our school district.  Of note, this is not a tax on primary residences and is not a new tax.  Additionally, the State of Michigan assumes all districts levy the full 18 mills. If voters reject the proposal, our district’s state aid is reduced accordingly.  

The second proposal is our Building and Site Sinking Fund.  Effective March of 2017, Public Act 319 expanded a district’s ability to utilize Building and Site Funds for security and technology.  The House passed the bill in June, 2016 with a vote of 107-1, and the Senate passed it 36-0 in October, 2016.  Even though Hudsonville has had this millage for the past 25 years, because the legislature expanded the use, the ballot language identifies it as a new millage.  Of note, both millages will MAINTAIN our citizens’ current millage rate and will not raise taxes. Previous improvements made as a result of this one mill levy have included additional classrooms to accommodate all day every day kindergarten, roof repairs, boiler replacements, and land acquisitions.

Click here for official ballot language.

Community News…

•The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle 5k ” Brian Carlson Memorial Run” on March 24, 2018 at 9am. The event will take place at Hudsonville High School with the route running through the city of Hudsonville. Each year, the Hudsonville Athletic Boosters seeks to supplement the athletics program with thousands of dollars through various fundraising activities, including the GMB Eagle 5K, whose proceeds will go to athletic scholarships. As an organization, we give ten $1000 scholarships a year to outstanding student-athletes who are pursuing a college education.
.. Be sure to sign up on line at or  visit our website for more information and registration. Online registration only. Packet pickup and late registration will be at Harvest Health March 23 from 4-6pm and Race day morning from 7am to 8:50am. Be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page (GMB Eagle 5k race) also for all updates.  All runners will receive lots of post-race refreshments.

•Strengthening Families Program
Attention, families with 10-14 year-olds! Practice being a strong family. Strengthen relationships and build communication during pre-teen years. Come to this FREE 7-week programs.
When: Every Monday, Feb. 5 – March 19
Where: Sandy Hill Elementary School, 1990 Baldwin Street in Jenison. (enter through the front doors and head to the library)
To Register: Contact Howard Matthews at (616)396-2301 ext. 145 or email at
•Michigan Fire Juniors ~ Sparks Program 2018 Spring Season
for ages 5 – 8
The Sparks program is the first step in the Michigan Fire Juniors soccer ladder. The program
has been revamped for the upcoming 2017-2018 season with a new curriculum designed to enhance player development and enjoyment.
• On the field – To develop intelligent players who
can eventually progress into our MFJ select
program with the correct tools and skills to perform.
• Off the field – To create a fun and safe environment
that allows kids to have fun, make friends and want
to continue to play soccer.
For More Information contact us at
Kids and Family Expo
Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10am – 5pm at DeVos Place – Grand Rapids, MI
Come support the be nice. initiative at the Kids and Family Expo! Check out this flyer for more information! KFE18 Be Nice Postcard – Front & Back-t2jgbl
•Food resources are available in Ottawa County, and it’s now easier than ever to find those resources online. Residents can search for food pantries and community meals, either by date or location, at


GVSU vs. Purdue Northwest

January 27

Kids 12 and under receive FREE ticket


GVSU Fieldhouse

Men @ 1pm

Women @ 3pm


Community Ed…

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website or click link below to see the new winter offerings.

Upcoming Events


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