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WOW what a week!!!!  “Just Write” was another huge success this year!

18 school days and counting!  Hold on tight, these last few days will be a whirlwind!  But FUN!!!

Please forgive me for not getting a FTO for the last few weeks, but the office has been a little crazy with visitors and we are really hard at work trying to get all the Kindergarten lists finalized.

**Please do not forget to view our calendar on the right hand side of the blog.  This will have our calendar of dates for important events through the rest of the year.

Please keep an eye on your child’s account balance as we get to the end of the school year. Your child will not be allowed to start the new school year with a negative lunch account balance. This is also true if your child will be going to the middle school or junior high building and they have a negative amount left from the elementary building. You can use the online system to check on balances or you can contact the Food Service office at 457-2400 to find out what your balance is. Final balances will be available after June 8, 2009. Money that is left in your child’s account will be carried over to the next school year. If your child is a 5th/6th or 8th grader, their remaining money will be moved to their account at the middle school, junior high or senior high. If you wish to transfer money between your children’s accounts, you need to send a note to the server in your school letting them know from which account you want the money taken from and which account you want it deposited in. Please write the full first and full last name of all children when asking for a transfer. If you do not want the money in your child’s account to carry over the summer, you will need to send a written request to your school for a refund. The request must include your child’s name, school building and where you would like the money sent to. Refund checks will be issued after June 8, 2009.
Requests received after June 8, 2009 will not be processed until August 25, 2009. It is also important to let the food service department know if your child will be moving to a different building or district for the 2009/10 school year. You do not need to let us know if they will be moving up to secondary building in your same district. The lunch and milk prices for 2009/2010 will remain the same. A reminder that we WILL NOT be sending out a lunch packet in August. You will be receiving a bright yellow postcard that will direct you to our website ( This website will have all the lunch information including a copy of the free and reduced lunch application. You can also apply for free or reduced price meals after August 1, 2009 at A new free/reduced lunch application must be filled out every year.  A paper packet with all of this information will be available in the school office and at the district office for those homes that do not have access to the Internet or just would prefer to pick up a packet. Look for your bright yellow postcard in the mail the week of August 10.  Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or concerns.
Stacey L. Wykoski – Director

A very important date to put on your calendar…..The Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1p-4p.  Wristbands will be available for purchase the day of the carnival for $10 and this will allow you to participate in all of the games and includes popcorn, snowcones, and cotton candy!!!  SWEET!!  : )

Serving Georgetown, Hudsonville, Jamestown, and Jenison areas. You must be between the ages of 4 and 18 years old as of July 31, 2009 to be eligible to play. If your child did not play last season, you will be required to bring a birth certificate or passport.

How to Pre‑Register Your Player: Go to, under Region 676 follow instructions to register
your child, print 1 form.  How to Pre‑Register as a Volunteer:  Go to, under Region 676, follow instructions, print 2 forms.  Bring all printed forms with you to one of our registration events. Preprinted forms will not be available this year.

Registration will be at the Jenison Junior High School Cafeteria on Thursday, May 14th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm or Saturday, May 16th, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  Any questions, visit our website at

It is time again to sign up for Hudsonville Youth Football.    If your son will be in 1st‑ 6th grade in the fall of 2009 they can play youth football.  All grades will be tackle football and the cost is $60.
The easiest and best way to sign up is at www.hudsonvilleyouthfootball.comand  we would prefer you to sign up online.  We are having two sign up days at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The first sign up day is Saturday, May 16, from 9 am‑ noon.  The second sign up date is Monday, July 27, from 6 pm‑  9pm.  We will have used equipment for sale at the July 27 sign ups.    For more information on the rules, player evaluations and when the season starts go to  Any questions please call Karl at 616.662.9917 or email
Hudsonville Youth Football is not affiliated with Hudsonville Public Schools.

We are pleased to announce that registration is taking place for the summer HEAT Swim Team.  Registration Dates are as follows:
NOW:  At the Hudsonville Community Education Office

Registration at the pool the following dates:
Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 ‑7:30 p.m., for HEAT levels 3 & 4.  Practice at 7:00 p.m. ‑ 8:30 p.m.
Monday, May 18, 3:30 p.m. ‑4:00 p.m., for HEAT level 2.  Practice from 4:00 p.m. ‑5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 4:30 p.m. ‑5:00 p.m., for HEAT beginners.  Practice from 5:00 p.m. ‑6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 5:30 p.m. ‑6:00 p.m., for HEAT level 1.  Practice from 6:00 p.m. ‑7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 8, 1/2 hour before schedule practice ‑ Beg. & Level 1 practice time ‑10:00 a.m. ‑ 10:45a.m.
Monday, June 8, 1/2 hour before schedule practice ‑ Level 2 practice time ‑10:45 a.m. ‑12:15 p.m.
Beginner HEAT ‑ $60
Level 1 ‑$80
Level 2 ‑$100 (additional cost for USA meet participation)
Level 3 ‑$120 (additional cost for USA meet participation)
Level 4 ‑$140 (additional cost for USA meet participation)

For further information regarding levels, dates, meets, and expectations, please visit

Want to know what enrichment opportunities are available around the West Michigan area for this coming summer?  Check out the new Enrichment Opportunities tab on Hudsonville’s home page.  It has links to camps and activities in the area of math, science, computers, art, music and drama.  This one stop shopping guide can be found at  .

Have a great weekend and enjoy this time before school’s out for summer!!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

12 Tarry Hall Skating Party
12 Marco’s Night
14 T/TH K Field trip to Timbertown and the Outdoor Discovery Center
14 Talent Show @ 10a and 1p
14 PTC meeting
15 Popcorn Friday
15 Reading Counts Party
16 Spring Carnival 1-4p
18 M/W K-Mrs. Bohl Field Trip to John Ball Zoo
18 Hair Assembly @ 2:30p
20-22 5th Grade Camp
21 3rd Grade Field trip to Pigeon Creek Park and Tunnel Park
21 1st Grade Stadt/Woodring Field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center
22 1st Grade Huizenga/Veldman Field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center
22 ECSE Field trip to Hager Park
27 Marco’s Pizza Night
27 Pre-K Estefan Field trip to Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
28 ECSE Last Day

1 5th Grade Celebration
1 Jet’s Pizza Night
2 4th and 5th Grade Field Day at Baldwin Middle School
3 M/W Pre-K and K Final Day of school
3 4th and 5th Grade Rain Date for Field day at Baldwin Middle School
4 Final Day of School  Dismissal at 1:00p  Hooray!!!  : )

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Happy First Friday back from Spring Break!

OKAY are you ready for this….. ONLY 33 more school days left!!  Let’s get the countdown started!  : )

Now down to business….just an FYI that the Hudsonville Public Schools Elementary Art Show is taking place at the end of the month, so don’t forget.  It will be held at Park Elementary in the Community Room starting Monday, April 27 and going through Thursday, April 30.  Georgetown Elementary’s reception night is Wednesday, April 29 5:30-7:30p.

5th Grade Parents – Please be reminded that Baldwin Street Middle School will be holding its 6th Grade Parent/Student Orientation Night on Monday, May 4, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  On this night parents and students will meet the administrators and counselors.  They will also learn about the academic, exploratory, prime time, and extended opportunity programs, and have ample time to ask questions.  The Orientation Night schedule is as follows:

7:00-7:45 – Overview of Middle School Program
7:45-8:00 – Q&A Session
8:00-8:30 – Opportunity to tour the building
If you have questions, please contact BMS at 669-7750.

**Please do not forget to view our calendar on the right hand side of the blog.  This will have our calendar of dates for important events through the rest of the year.

A very important date to put on your calendar…..The Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1p-4p.  Wristbands will be $7 and this will allow you to participate in all of the games and includes popcorn, snowcones, and cotton candy!!!  SWEET!!  : )

A reminder that you can still order Scrip but we are not selling “on‑hand” after school on Fridays anymore.  Contact Carrie Clark-Berry directly if you are  interested in purchasing anything “on‑hand” at

Jenison/Hudsonville Cancer Support Group is honored to be a part of this fine community!  We are so thankful to the many who support our neighbors with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.  In keeping with this tradition, our group supports families who are experiencing the shock of a recent diagnosis or the effects of on‑going treatments for cancer.  Children’s Support Members:  Jim and Jean Krzewski, Evan and Linda Iacoboni and Bruce and Sheri Malone.  Adult Support Members:  Sarah and Tim Huizen, Tari and John Koziatek and Shirley and Gary Kerkstra.  These families represent only a tiny fraction of those in our community who have experienced cancer in their immediate families.  We want to help!  If you are in need of support, please call 662‑ 0951.  Thank you!
Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheerleading?  Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign‑up date on Saturday, May 16th.  Registration will be held at the Hudsonville High School Cafeteria from 9:00a.m- 12:00 p.m.  The cost of registration is $50 and includes an end of the year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available for the 1st‑6th graders on a first‑come, first‑serve basis.  The season runs from mid‑August until late October.  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.  If you have questions about the program, please contact us.  E‑mail or call coach Britni at 616‑634‑9580 or coach Katy at 616‑826‑ 6148.  We look forward to seeing you at registration!

Please see the attached forms in regards to a couple of other events being offered.  One is Cartoon Creations offered to boys and girls in grades 2-6.  Contact Community Ed with questions at 669-7747 Ext. #3.  The other event is a Ladies Weekend with scrapbooking and a craft fundraiser.  This is being sponsored by the Hudsonville Cheer Program.  If you have any questions in regards to this event contact Amanda Cooper @ 896-1920 or

Have a great weekend and enjoy the spring like weather!!   : )
Mrs. Nurenberg

20 Play to Learn
21 Marco’s Pizza Night
22 5th Gr Parent Instrumental Mtg @BMS
23 5th Gr Parent Instrumental Mtg @ RSMS
24 T/TH Kindergarten
24 ECSE Field Trip to Meijer Gardens
27-30 Elementary Art Show @ Park Elementary Community Room 5:30-7:30p
29 Georgetown Reception @ the Art Show 5:30-7:30p
29 3rd Gr Field Trip to HHS Drama play
29 Marco’s Night
30 Young Author’s trip to Calvin College

1 M/W Kindergarten
1 Pink Day (Wear as much pink as possible!!)
4 Jet’s Pizza
4 Just Write 5th Gr and T/TH K
4 5th Gr Student/Parent Orientation @BMS
5 Just Write 4th Gr and K
6 Just Write 3rd Gr and M/W PK/K
6 4th Gr Field Trip to the Voyageur Canoe Trip
7 Just Write 1st Gr
7 Just Write Author Visit from Shirley Neitzel
7 ECSE Field Trip to Teusink’s Farm
7 5th Gr Camp Mtg for Parents/Chaperones 6-7:30p
8 Just Write 2nd Gr