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22 2019

Park Elem en tar y

IMPORTANT DATES: A Note from Mrs. Heerema:
Dear Parents,
Mar. 4-8 Change War Fundraiser -
more info on second pg. February and March typically afford us long stretches of
instructional time, uninterrupted by breaks and holidays.
Mar. 5 Running Club Begins @ Park Although we’ve had a few snow days fighting to get in the
3:45-4:30 way of this valuable time this year, we are still working hard
to make the most of every minute we have with students.
Mar. 7 All School Skate. Terry Hall This is a time of the year when we begin to think about and
6:30-8:30PM measure growth from the beginning of the year to the winter.
This week, teachers met individually with students to
Fri. Mar 8 Early Release 12:15 PM measure their reading growth. These one-on-one
assessments are invaluable to us because they allows
March 19 & 21 Parent Teacher Conferences teachers to have personal conversations, provide specific
encouragement and feedback, and learn more about the
March 19 & 21 Book Fair - BOGO skills and strategies each student needs to meet his or her
full potential by the end of the school year. Using the data
Fri. 28 - Apr. 7 Spring Break from the assessments, teachers work with students to
understand themselves as readers and set goals for
continued growth. At Park, we are celebrating the hard work
and growth our students are making. Teachers are looking
forward to sharing information about your child (children) at
the upcoming parent teacher conferences on March 19 and
Middle School Parents! We have attached 21. Watch for information about your family’s date and
middle school information on the music time(s) to come home next week.
program. Please take a
Have a great weekend,
moment to view this link
Thank you.


Notes from STEAM:

In the next few newsletters, I will be focusing on what we are doing in each grade level. This week we are focusing
on Kindergarten. The Kindergarteners have just completed their second STEAM module - Structure and Function :
Human Body.  After hearing a fictional story about a girl named, Angelina, that fell on the playground and hurt her
arm, they began investigating how our bodies work and how our bones fit together.  We zoomed into our body and
investigated major structures of the body and identified organs that perform different functions.  Through stations,
we used models to: understand how our bones and muscles work together, see our lungs take in oxygen, and look
at how our food food travels down the esophagus into the stomach.  As the story progressed, Angelina went to the
hospital to have an x-ray taken of her arm.  We made handprints with white paint and solved a puzzle of bones and
glued pieces onto our hands.  After Angelina’s diagnosis of a broken arm, the Kindergarteners worked together
through the engineering design process to design, create, test and evaluate a cast.  Our next unit will be Pushes
and Pulls.

Have a great weekend! ~Mrs. Kunzi



On May 7, Hudsonville School parents and community members will have the chance to vote on
our annual Non-Homestead Millage renewal. This is an annual renewal request that voters have
approved for the past 24 years and, if approved, would generate approximately $4.8 million
dollars of operating revenue for our school district. Please note, this is not a tax on primary
residences and is not a new tax. See the following link for more details.

Job Opportunity
Do you love working with children, have an excellent driving record, a good sense of
direction with the ability to follow maps? Our transportation department needs you.
Starting pay is $16.96 per hour and we will train you. Please call 669-7757 or apply
on our website

The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle 5k "Brian Carlson Memorial Run" on March 23,
2019 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 22 from 4-6pm and race day morning from 7am to 8:50am.

PreK/Kindergarten Enrollment
Registration forms and additional information is
available on our website or at any of the elementary
buildings. If you are unsure of what building your child
will attend, call Robin at 669-1740, ext. 1.

Please see the Hudsonville Community Education
link at the school’s website at or call
669-7747, ext. #3 for information regarding all the
activities being offered.

Hudsonville Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age height, weight, marital status, handicap, disability, or limited English proficiency in any of its programs or
activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Personnel Director, Hudsonville Public Schools 3886 VanBuren, Hudsonville, MI 49426 (616) 669-174

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