Monday, January 21, 2019

Bauer Parent Club Meeting Minutes from January 15, 2019


JANUARY MEETING
JANUARY 15, 2019 / 7PM
BPC Officers: Emily Brechting (President), Katie Terpstra (Vice President), Lindsey Bolhouse (Secretary), Jill Bosnjak (Treasurer), Katelyn Gates (Member-at-Large)

A. Principal’sReport-Welcome,Mr.Meersma!
Mr. Meersma has now been at Bauer for 4 weeks. He is coming from a school with 700 students (in Fowlerville) and is enjoying getting to work in a smaller school where he can get to know the students better. He has been working on helping staff and students develop common language for behaviors and attitudes at school, especially in areas such as the playground, cafeteria and when lining up.

  1. Financial Summary
    1. Current Status​ - $22,429.51
    2. Fundraisers/Deposits ​- Box Tops ($801.07), Culvers Nights ($787.31),
      Script ($619.04), Pizza Nights (vary from $130-$160 per time)
    3. Recent/Upcoming Expenses​ - 5th Grade Celebration, Father Daughter
      Dance, gifts for Mrs. Opple and Mr. Meersma, Holiday Meals for Bauer Staff
  2. BPCUpdates
    a. RecentEvents
    1. Fall Book Fair
      The November Book Fair brought in $3,600 in Scholastic Dollars. We have decided to divy this up amongst the Bauer teachers; each teacher will receive $140 to spend in their classroom. We have saved $500 to use for future needs. We will earmark the profits from the Spring Scholastic BOGO Book Fair for the Bauer library.
    2. Conference Dinners & Holiday Luncheon
      Conference dinners are almost entirely donation based (thank you Bauer families!) but the Holiday lunch is pulled from the BPC budget.
iii. Secret Santa’s Shop
The Secret Santa shop was a great success this year! Jessica Steigenga and her crew did an amazing job coordinating this fun event. If you have any suggestions for next year’s Shop or if you’d like to volunteer, you may contact the BPC at bauerparentclub@gmail.com​ or Jessica Steigenga at jmsteigenga@yahoo.com​. Thank you!
b. UpcomingEvents&Opportunities
  1. School Supply Restock | January 21-31
    As we approach the middle of the school year, classroom supplies start to run low. Because of this, the BPC is supporting a School Supply Restock. Please check for the paper note or on the Bauer Parent Club Facebook page for a link to each teacher’s supply list. Thank you for considering!
  2. District Wide BPC Board Meeting | January 22
    The BPC board members will be attending a district wide meeting on January 22. If you have any questions or concerns you’d like us to bring up at the meeting, please contact us. Thank you!
  3. Father-Daughter Dance | February 23
    The planning committee has been hard at work planning a night
of Glitz and Glamour for all the girls at Bauer! Each girl is invited to bring a special guest for a night of dancing, photos, prizes, and snacks! Please let Mrs. Opple know if you need any help in attending this event (dress, ticket cost, etc.) We would like every girl at Bauer to feel welcome!
iv. Next BPC Meeting | March 12
D. Staff Scoop
  • ●  Ashley Scholma was the staff representative at our meeting this week. She reports the staff is grateful for both the conference and Holiday lunches.
  • ●  Alison Johnson (P.E. teacher) is working on surveying Bauer students about playground needs (balls, jump ropes, etc.). Each student will take a survey in STEAM and results will be provided to the BPC. We will then purchase new playground equipment for Bauer.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Bauer Bits 1/18/19

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:

JANUARY 24 - PK/K Registration Meeting for the 2019-20 school year at Bauer - 7:00 pm.  If your child is already a PK student at Bauer, you do not need to enroll again.  Your student will be placed in Kindergarten for the next year at Bauer.  If you have a student already at Bauer and you have another one to enroll for PK/K, please call Mrs. Opple.  We are more than happy to send home an enrollment packet! (more details below)

FEBRUARY 1 - Early Release (12:15 pm dismissal), wear your Bauer T-shirt.

FEBRUARY 4 & 5 - WINTER BREAK/NO SCHOOL

FEBRUARY 12 - JET'S PIZZA NIGHT... A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bauer which will help fund activities, supplies, and events for our students.  When ordering, please tell them that you are from Bauer and your classroom teacher's name. This is a fun competition for a class pizza party!

FEBRUARY 14 - Valentine's Day Parties - please inform the classroom teacher if you plan on attending and complete a Background Check if you have not done so already.  Background Check

FEBRUARY 15 - 5th Graders attend Symphony.  (watch for details)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
HPS Early Childhood Programs – Open House/Registration Night
for the 2019-2020 School Year and 2019 Summer Program
Early Childhood Center Open House/Registration Night:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Early Childhood Center is located at: 5535 School Ave. (main entrance off Madison Ave.)
Programs include: 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care, and Summer Care.
*This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit preschool classrooms.  Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. There is no formal presentation, and children are welcome.
Registration forms are accepted that evening with a $40.00 non-refundable registration fee per child and a $100.00 non-refundable deposit per family.  Please note that enrollment fills quickly.
For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext. 1. Registrations will be available online on Jan 22 to print.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GIRLS ON THE RUN!
Bauer's Girls on the Run program is looking for coaches! If you would like to be a coach for the upcoming GOTR season (March-June), please visit https://www.gotroac.org and click on the volunteer tab. 

RUNNING CLUB                                                                                                                        Information and registration forms will be going home at the beginning of February. The Eagle 5K will be March 23, 2019!

Remember to check out:
Facebook:  /BauerElementary
Twitter:  @BauerElementary


Bauer Parent Club is helping to facilitate a school-wide School Supply Restock! 
If you would like to contribute to your child's classroom, all links are available 
at www.facebook.com/groups/bauerelementary. You can also email Parent Club 
at bauerparentclub@gmail.com for more information. 
Please send supplies in with your child by January 31
If you choose to send items directly to school via an online site, please specify 
your teacher’s name so we can get them to the right place. For Amazon orders, 
check "This Item is a Gift" and then add a Gift Message (teacher's name) 
on the check out page.  THANK YOU in advance for your support!
Attachments area
ROCK THE RED CARPET

Click on https://www.tickettailor.com/events/bauerparentclub/225978 to purchase tickets for Rock the Red Carpet or contact Mrs. Rische at Catherine.rische@gmail.com to purchase tickets if you are not able to purchase online.  PLEASE call Mrs. Opple if you need any confidential financial assistance with this event (tickets, dress, etc.).

PE APPAREL SALE
It is time for our annual PE Apparel sale.  This year, the PE Apparel is available to order online! 
Please go to this link to order:  bit.ly/2sr1x6M.  
Online orders will be available until the end of the day on February 1, 2019.  
If you have any questions about your online order, please contact Rebecca Fabiano at 616-669-1740 Ext. 3.
Paper orders can be sent into school to Ms. Johnson and online orders are due February 1, 2019.
(Watch for a flyer coming home soon!)


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These activities and promotions are NOT sponsored by Hudsonville Public Schools. Activities and promotions are listed as a service to the Hudsonville Public School community.
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Hudsonville Youth Girls Lacrosse
2019 Callout Meeting Grades 3-8
January 29th 6-7:30 PM
Location: Baldwin Street Middle School Cafeteria
For more information call or text Rebecca Holliday @ 616-935-2919
Bring the world to your doorstep!  
International Experience (iE-USA) is a non-profit high school student exchange organization, and we are seeking host families for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students provide their own spending money to cover personal, school, sports, and recreation expenses, their own health insurance, and a desire to become part of your family.  Host families provide a safe and caring home, three meals per day, local transportation, and a quiet place to study.  Would you consider learning about the opportunity to open your heart and home to an exchange student?  Please contact local coordinator Sarah Boucher at 517-331-3460 or s.boucher@international-experience.net.  Sarah lives in Jenison and is close by to be of support throughout the entire exchange experience.  You can view available students to host at www.iE-USA.org.
Sarah Boucher
International Experience




Friday, January 11, 2019

BAUER BITS 1/11/19

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:

JANUARY 15 - Marco's Pizza Night (see below for coupons), Bauer Parent Club Meeting at 7:00 pm.

JANUARY 18 - Spirit Day/Wear your favorite sport attire and Popcorn Day.

JANUARY 24 - PK/K Registration Meeting for the 2019-20 school year at Bauer - 7:00 pm.  If your child is already a PK student at Bauer, you do not need to enroll again.  Your student will be placed in Kindergarten for the next year at Bauer.  If you have a student already at Bauer and you have another one to enroll for PK/K, please call Mrs. Opple.  We are more than happy to send home an enrollment packet!

FEBRUARY 1 - Early Release (12:15 pm dismissal), wear your Bauer T-shirt.

FEBRUARY 4 & 5 - WINTER BREAK/NO SCHOOL

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
BOX TOPS
Thank you for all your hard work on cutting and collecting Box Tops.  Our BPC received a check for $801.70.  That is amazing!  Thank you to Katelyn Gates who organizes this on going fundraiser.

HPS Early Childhood Programs – Open House/Registration Night
for the 2019-2020 School Year and 2019 Summer Program
Early Childhood Center Open House/Registration Night:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Early Childhood Center is located at: 5535 School Ave. (main entrance off Madison Ave.)
Programs include: 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care, and Summer Care.
*This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit preschool classrooms.  Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. There is no formal presentation, and children are welcome.
Registration forms are accepted that evening with a $40.00 non-refundable registration fee per child and a $100.00 non-refundable deposit per family.  Please note that enrollment fills quickly.
For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext. 1. Registrations will be available online on Jan 22 to print.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GIRLS ON THE RUN!
Bauer's Girls on the Run program is looking for coaches! If you would like to be a coach for the upcoming GOTR season (March-June), please visit https://www.gotroac.org and click on the volunteer tab. 

Remember to check out:
Facebook:  /BauerElementary
Twitter:  @BauerElementary












These activities and promotions are NOT sponsored by Hudsonville Public Schools. Activities and promotions are listed as a service to the Hudsonville Public School community.
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Sign up for Girls LaCrosse!  Click below for details....
http://hudslax.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=85855&org=HUDSLAX.COM 

Friday, December 21, 2018

BAUER BITS 12/21/18

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:

DECEMBER 24-JANUARY 4 - Holiday Break (school resumes on January 7, 2019).

JANUARY 11 - Early Release (12:15 pm dismissal), wear your Bauer T-shirt.

JANUARY 15 - Marco's Pizza Night, Bauer Parent Club Meeting at 7:00 pm.

JANUARY 18 - Spirit Day/Wear your favorite sport attire and Popcorn Day.

JANUARY 24 - PK/K Registration Meeting for the 2019-20 school year at Bauer - 7:00 pm.  If your child is already a PK student at Bauer, you do not need to enroll again.  Your student will be placed in Kindergarten for the next year at Bauer.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
YEARBOOK ORDERING
If you did not order a yearbook with your picture packet and would like to order one... click on this site   http://geskusphoto.com/?YB=33.

SECRET SANTA SHOP
Thank you to our amazing Secret Santa Shop committee - Jessica Steigenga-coordinator, Sara Kersaan, Alisha Slotman, Jessica Llewellyn, Stephanie VanRhee, and Katelyn Gates.  Also, thank you to Jessica Troost, Lindsay Tuttle, Catherine Rische, Kay Poortenga, and everyone else who donated time and supplies.  This committee shops year round to make this successful and fun for our students.

THANK YOU BAUER PARENT CLUB
A huge thank you to Emily Brechting, Carmen Bakker, and our Parent Club for hosting a delicious holiday luncheon for the Bauer staff.  We so appreciate you all!

WE WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL AND SAFE HOLIDAY!
Remember to check out:
Facebook:  /BauerElementary
Twitter:  @BauerElementary


These activities and promotions are NOT sponsored by Hudsonville Public Schools. Activities and promotions are listed as a service to the Hudsonville Public School community.
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YOUTH LACROSS REGISTRATION
Registration for Boys Youth Lacrosse Grades K-8 is Open as of December 1, 2018, for early registration.  Registration continues from January 1-January 31, 2019 with a LATE FEE!

Registration for Girls Youth Lacrosse Grades 3-8 is Open as of December 1, 2018, for early registration.  Registration continues from January 1, -January 31, 2019, with a LATE FEE!

Because we understand December can get very expensive, NO fees are due until Feb 1, 2019, so there is no reason not to sign up NOW! 
(It helps us plan and schedule games when we have a general idea of the number of players/teams we will have in the coming season)

Sign-ups require a membership to USA Lacrosse - This covers insurance. ($30) the link to US Lacrosse is accessible through our web registration at www.hudslax.com

LITTLE LEAGUE SPRING REGISTRATION
Hudsonville Little League Spring Registrations are now open.  For Boys 4-16 (as of 8-31-19) and Girls 4-16 (as of 12-31-18).  Deadline is January 12
Visit HudsonvilleLittleLeague.com for more info and to register.
Eligibility to play in Hudsonville LL is based on 1 of 3 criteria: home address, school address, or qualified waiver.

*All students attending (or with participating siblings attending) the following schools may play: Hudsonville HS, Riley St. MS, Jamestown Elem, South Elem, Park Elem, Forest Grove Elem, & Early Childhood Center

Friday, December 14, 2018

BAUER BITS 12/14/18

SOMETHING NEW FOR BAUER!
We are excited to launch our school social media pages!  To kick things off we produced our first "Learning Update" VLOG featuring happenings from around Bauer.  You will find the video at www.facebook.com/BauerElementary or on Twitter @BauerElementary.  With so much happening in our building the videos will be rather long so to help you see specific grade levels there are time stamps in the video description.  We will address audio quality moving forward but for the time being...ENJOY!



MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17  - Santa Hat or Reindeer Antler Day and Secret Santa Shop

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 Winter Wonderland Day - Wear Blue/White/Silver and Secret Santa Shop

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 - Crazy Sock Day

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 - Holiday Parties - Please make sure you have informed the classroom teacher that you will be attending and that a Background Check is completed at our (you may click on link) Background CheckWear Red/Green

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 - Pajama Day

DECEMBER 24-JANUARY 4 - Holiday Break (school resumes on January 7, 2019)

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
LOST AND FOUND
Please check out the Lost and Found at Bauer.  After the first of the year, we will be donating all items.  Thank you!

YEARBOOK ORDERING
If you did not order a yearbook with your picture packet and would like to order one... click on this site   http://geskusphoto.com/?YB=33.

Friday, December 7, 2018

BAUER BITS 12/7/18

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 - BPC Jet's Pizza Night  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bauer which will help fund activities, supplies, and events for our students.  When ordering, please tell them that you are from Bauer and your classroom teacher's name. This is a fun competition for a class pizza party!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 - Early Release Day (12:15 pm Dismissal), Wear your Bauer T-Shirt

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17  - Santa Hat or Reindeer Antler Day and Secret Santa Shop

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 - Winter Wonderland Day - Wear Blue/White/Silver and Secret Santa Shop

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 - Crazy Sock Day

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 - Holiday Parties, Wear Red/Green

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 - Pajama Day

DECEMBER 24-JANUARY 4 - Holiday Break (school resumes on January 7, 2019)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                                     
HOLIDAY PROGRAM DVD
If you would like to purchase a DVD of the Bauer Holiday Program, please send $15.00 in an envelope to Bauer Office labeled Holiday DVD and your child's name by Friday, December 14.  (Checks made out to WCET-TV).

ELECTRONIC DEVICES REMINDER
Electronic devices such as iPods, iPads, Nooks, Kindles, handheld game systems, etc. are to be left at home.  If your student needs a cell phone at school, it must be turned off and remain in their backpack during school hours. Electronic devices are only permitted when they are used with classroom instruction and with explicit permission given by the classroom teacher.  If they are allowed for instruction, once that lesson is finished, the electronic device must return to the child’s backpack.

LOST AND FOUND
Please check out the Lost and Found at Bauer.  After the first of the year, we will be donating all items.  Thank you!

SECRET SANTA DONATIONS
Our Parent Club is looking for donations of Christmas gift bags/tissue/tape for the Secret Santa Shop.  Please send them to school by Friday, December 14.  They are also in need of MANY volunteers to shop with students and/or wrap presents on December 17 & 18.  Please click on https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ca9af2aaafb6-santas1 to sign up.  Thank you!

These activities and promotions are NOT sponsored by Hudsonville Public Schools. Activities and promotions are listed as a service to the Hudsonville Public School community.
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Friday, November 30, 2018

Bauer Bits 11/30/18

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 - BPC Jet's Pizza Night  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bauer which will help fund activities, supplies, and events for our students.  When ordering, please tell them that you are from Bauer and your classroom teacher's name. This is a fun competition for a class pizza party!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 - Early Release Day (12:15 pm Dismissal), Wear your Bauer T-Shirt

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 & TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 - Secret Santa Shop (watch for details)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 - Holiday Parties, Wear Red/Green

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 - Pajama Day

DECEMBER 24-JANUARY 4 - Holiday Break (school resumes on January 7, 2019)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Dear Bauer Families,
It is with great joy and sadness that I enter retirement from public education after working with energetic, uninhibited, and spontaneous children for over 36 years.  The program last evening was a metaphor of my career.  Hundreds of student voices coming together in one clear resounding song signified our children that come from diverse backgrounds and create one classroom and school family that takes on unique and obvious character traits.
The props and instruments our little ones showcased are like the academic, social, and emotional skills we intentionally equip each child so that they are contributing members of our school, community, and society.
As witnessed by the audience, every community has the serious, silly, shy, confident, humorous (the list goes on!) member.  Watching our individual students on stage made clear the necessity of diversity of personality and talent.  How blessed we are to have talents and personality as many, and unique, as our children.
Mrs. VanRijs and Mr. Bowman represented the adults that guide, prepare, and nurture us to be the very best we can be.  Leaders that give us multiple opportunities to demonstrate what we are capable of, even when it means starting a song over again!
Lastly, the audience is symbolic of our village.  The quote by Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has", has hung in my office for as long as I can recall.  Each and every one present contributes to changing the world.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me the awesome privilege of serving at your pleasure for over three years.  I will miss the students, staff, families, and friends of Bauer Elementary,

Best regards,


Julie VanBergen



                                                                           

HOLIDAY PROGRAM DVD

If you would like to purchase a DVD of the Bauer Holiday Program, please send $15.00 in an envelope labeled Holiday DVD and your child's name by Friday, December 14.  (Checks made out to WCET-TV).

LOST AND FOUND
Please check out the Lost and Found at Bauer.  After the first of the year, we will be donating all items.  Thank you!

BPC SCRIP PROGRAM
Win a $25 Gift Card by placing a Bauer SCRIP order (This month only!)
Orders are due Wednesday, December 5 and will be available for you on December 13th.  Place your online order: www.shopwithscrip.com (Bauer enrollment code - 817E45BA6L851) or return your paper order form and a check.  Gift cards make great teacher gifts!  If you have questions, please email bauerscrip@gmail.com.

SECRET SANTA DONATIONS
Our Parent Club is looking for donations of Christmas gift bags/tissue/tape for the Secret Santa Shop.  Please send them to school by Friday, December 14.  They are also in need of MANY volunteers to shop with students and/or wrap presents on December 17 & 18.  Please click on https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ca9af2aaafb6-santas1 to sign up.  Thank you!