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Morning Surprise!

Milo’s pillow with the tooth underneath.

On Tuesday, Milo lost a tooth.  I put it under his pillow to see if he would get something in return from the ‘dog fairy.’

Many of you placed a guess as to what would be left behind in a survey posted on the blog.  Here are the results of the survey:

Bacon Treats were the leading vote getter.

And here is a photo of our happy Milo with the treat he found under his pillow in the morning!

Milo is HAPPY! He loves Beggin’ Bacon Strips!
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Parent Survey: Classlists 2012-12

This survey will close on May 1.  Before it closes, we would like to have your input regarding your child’s needs for next year.  Complete this confidential Parent Survey for Classlists 2012-13.  If you have more than one child, you will need to complete a survey for EACH CHILD.

Full details on the purpose of the survey can be found on this APRIL 5 Post.

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Spring Break Plans?

Earlier this week, I invited blog readers to complete a survey entitled, “What are your plans for spring break?”

The respondents to the survey shared the following:

Some of the other destinations include:  Wisconsin Dells, Detroit area, Saginaw, Mississippi, Minnesota, Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Arizona and the Eastern Caribbean.

And for those of us staying home, our biggest hope for plans include hanging out with friends and playing outside.

No matter where you are for spring break, I wish you the best of times!

Mrs. Reagan

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Parent Survey

As part of the state requirement for continuous school improvement, Hudsonville Public School District is conducting an annual parent survey which will be used to help improve system practices.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey by April 13, 2012.The survey should take no more than ten minutes to complete.  In order to complete the survey, please go to:

For families with children in multiple buildings, please complete a survey for each building.  To do so, you will need to open the link above for each survey.  You may also complete this survey at your child’s school.

If you need technical assistance to complete this survey, please e-mail AdvancED at or call 888-413-3669 Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Karla Akins at or 616-669-1740 x 4.

Please be assured that your responses will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Karla Akins
Director of Curriculum of Instruction
Hudsonville Public Schools

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Happy Spring Vacation!

imgresI know that many of your are heading out for a week of vacation outside of Michigan and some are staying in the area.  Please complete this just for fun survey to help us get an idea of who is doing what for our week away from school!  I will share the results on April 12.

To participate, click on this link:  Where will you be spending your spring vacation?

I hope to have the GOT TALENT videos uploaded to our blog by the end of the coming weekend.  Check the page tab in the upper left corner of the blog for the links.

For those of you who are home, feel free to complete the Class Placement Survey for next year.  The blog post that explains this can be found here: PARENT SURVEY INFORMATION

Class Placement Survey for PARENTS:  UPDATED on March 30, 2011.

Wishing you all safe travels and wonderful adventures…and fun times wherever you are the week of April 4-8!

Mrs. Reagan

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Taiwanese Visitors in May!

Our sister school, Raey Guang Elementary, will be coming for another visit this May!twoschools They plan to bring 30 students and six teachers for a two day visit.  The estimated date of arrival is May 1 (Sunday) with departure on May 3 (Tuesday).  We would meet them at school on Sunday for host family match up.

The ages of the students fall between 10 and 14 (grades 3-6).

The Raey Guang children would stay at your home for two nights—experiencing your family life, traditions, routines, language, food and fun.

This is a link to a post about the visit last year. It was incredible in every way.

If you are interested in hosting two students or one teacher in your home, please complete this survey.  RAEY GUANG HOST FAMILY

For those of you with smart phone barcode readers,  you can scan this code to take your survey from your phone.  How cool is this?!

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Health Department Seeking Input

Health Department Seeking Public Opinion
What is the most important health issue facing your community?  The Ottawa County Health Department is seeking the input of residents to this question and more as it plans for the future.  Citizens are invited to share their opinions in a survey at The 54 question survey includes a wide variety of topics ranging from knowledge of services, top health priorities, satisfaction with services and even internet use.  It takes about ten minutes to complete.

Residents who are not connected to the internet are encouraged to complete a survey at one of the three Ottawa County Health Department offices in Holland, Hudsonville or Grand Haven.

Communications Specialist 
Ottawa County Health Department

12251 James Street Suite 400
Holland, Michigan 49424
Office: 616-494-5597
Cell: 616-638-1276
Fax: 616-393-5643
The Ottawa County Health Department is committed to providing environmental protection, health promotion, disease prevention and assuring quality health services to Ottawa County residents. Established in 1931, the department employs 105 dedicated public health ambassadors. Offices are located in Holland, Hudsonville, and Grand Haven. For detailed information about our services

The information contained in this message including attachments, may be privileged, confidential, protected from disclosure, and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete it and destroy any copies of the original message. Thank you.
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A very short week ahead…Nov 22 & 23

glass globe with pilgim at thanksgiving harvest animated gifWe will be in school for just two days this coming week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.    I had hoped to have a scavenger hunt before the holiday, but this one snuck up on me!

Some of the fun links I had plan to share when I kicked off the scavenger hunt are still worthy of posting for your reading (and voting) pleasure.

If you are interested in finding out more about Thanksgiving, the History Channel website is full of resources.   Of course, there is the History of Thanksgiving but also check out the Mayflower Reconstructed.

Visit the  TURKEY FACTS site to brush up on your turkey knowledge.  My favorite fact:  Wild turkey’s sleep in trees at night.

And, speaking of turkeys, take the poll below to let us know if you eat turkey for Thanksgiving dinner or not.    I know one family that eats a traditional dinner of roasted duck and another of homemade pasta and sauce.  This poll doesn’t permit everyone to tell what they eat..but gives us an idea of who eats turkey ….or something else!

Have a wonderful holiday with family and friends…be well!

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Thanksgiving Survey Results

I started a new just for fun feature on our site…SURVEYS!  This is a great way for us to learn about one another and a cool tool to share with our children.

The results of our Thanksgiving Survey have been tabulated.  We had 56 people respond to the survey. Results below:

I have added a NEW FAMILY survey to our FAMILY BLOG site.  Once the results are completed, these will be shared to help us get to know one another (Georgetown Families and Raey Guang Families).  

If you are interested in being a “family penpal blogger” complete the survey form below. So far, we have 10 families, and we are in need of 40.  
View Survey