Friday, November 15, 2019

BAUER BITS 11/15/19

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:
NOVEMBER 18 & 20 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Ms. Johnson & Mr. Beimers-PE, Mrs. McDonald& Mrs. Woodring-STEAM will be at Bauer on November 18 and Mrs. Anderson & Mrs. Sietz-ART, Mrs. VanRijs & Mr. Bouwman-Music will be at Bauer on November 20.) Make sure to check out the Lost & Found!
NOVEMBER 18-21 - Book Fair Week
NOVEMBER 23 - Hudsonville Holiday Parade
NOVEMBER 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break
DECEMBER 3 - Bauer Holiday Program (Students will be transported by grade level throughout the morning to Fair Haven Church for rehearsal.)
DECEMBER 6 - Spirit Day-Twin (or more) Day and Popcorn Day

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
BOOK FAIR INFORMATION FROM OUR PARENT CLUB


  • Our Fall Book Fair is happening next week! Bauer Book Fair home page: http://bit.ly/2NF8tIS.
  • 1st-5th grade students will preview the Book Fair with their classrooms on Monday and Tuesday. Please check backpacks for Wish Lists!
  • PreK-Kindergarten students and parents can preview and shop at our Breakfast with Books event, Wednesday, 8:15-8:45am.
  • All students will have an opportunity to shop with their classrooms during the school day on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Please send cash or check to school with your students, INCLUDING sales tax. Checks should be made payable to Bauer Parent Club.
  • NEW! Go cash free and set up an eWallet at http://bit.ly/32CeCtH.
  • Parents can also shop during our conference nights, Monday and Wednesday, 4:30-8:00pm.

  • Look up Wish List books and shop online at http://bit.ly/2CO06EZ or download the Scholastic app: http://bit.ly/2XeSkxe
  • Purchase a book for a teacher’s classroom library! Stop in to make a purchase, indicate your preference on your student’s Wish List, or email us at bauerparentclub@gmail.com.
  • Remember that books make great gifts -- the holidays are right around the corner. :) 
  • Thank you for your support! All proceeds from this Book Fair go directly back into our classrooms!

Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Hudsonville Public Schools Art Department is excited to announce that our students have the opportunity to participate in ArtPrize 20/20!  During art class, students in grades K-12 will have the opportunity to create a small piece of art that will be included in the district-wide collaborative work of art, "20/20 Vision." 
Please understand, students' artwork will NOT be returned to students after ArtPrize.  All pieces will be permanently attached and Hudsonville Public Schools will retain ownership of the finished artwork after ArtPrize.  We are very excited about our “20/20 Vision” project and are thrilled to have your child participate.
If you would prefer to NOT have your child participate, please respond to this email stating that you DO NOT want your child to participate. 
If you do not respond to this email, we will accept that as your permission to participate.
Thank you,
Jessica Seitz & Amanda Anderson
Art Teachers


Bauer's Giving Tree

Bauer Elementary is offering to families who might benefit from assistance this holiday season, our Giving Tree.  Although it is a small gesture, we would like to offer this confidential opportunity.  If you would like to have a few gifts purchased for your child/children, please contact Mrs. Opple by Tuesday, November 26 with gift suggestions and sizes where appropriate.  

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS
If you plan to help in a classroom or attend a field trip, you must complete a Volunteer Background Check.  Please click on Volunteer Background Check to do so.  Thanks!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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.

GIRLS ON THE RUN
Registration begins November 1 and ends November 30.  To register online, visit WWW.GOTROAC.ORG and click on the Register Now tab.  If you have questions, please call Mrs. Opple at 616-669-6824.

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR IN HUDSONVILLE
Hudsonville is celebrating its 26th annual Holiday Parade on November 23rd at 10 am. The parade, sponsored by Sunset Retirement Communities, takes off from Pinnacle Center Drive and will travel north on 32 nd Ave, ending on school street off of Central Blvd. Immediately following the parade, there will be a Christmas celebration held at Terra Square filled with Santa and Mrs. Claus, kid's activities, cookies, and hot chocolate. This is an excellent opportunity to welcome in the holidays with your family and neighbors! Look for floats, horses, snow dogs, trucks, bands, and more in the Hudsonville Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 23.



SKI AND BOARD CLUB
HPS Middle School and Elementary students, parents, siblings as well as Hudsonville Community members -  We are pleased once again to offer a ski and board club for Hudsonville.  Members can receive discounted rates at Bittersweet in Otsego, Michigan.  

Contact Mrs. Opple for the forms that need to be filled out and returned along with payment, to your respected school office. (Sorry no online forms this year, Bittersweet needs the signed documents)  If you don't have a student in Elementary or Middle School please return forms to the Riley Street Middle School office. 

The club day is Monday where many head to Bittersweet after school for a fun day, but remember with the purchase of the card, discounts are good just about every day. 

Middle School Students can also purchase chaperoned bus rides to the slopes. $20 for all 4 dates.

Bus Dates: 
Monday, January 13
Monday, January 20
Monday, February 10
Monday, February 24


Let it snow! 


HHS STUDENT COUNCIL

If you are looking for an easy meal on Tuesday, November 19 go to On the Border in Grandville. If you mention HHS Student Council, they will donate 20% of your bill to us! We get some money and you don't have to cook! Win-Win Here is the link if you would like more information. #fireupgoeagles

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Friday, November 8, 2019

BAUER BITS 11/08/19

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:
NOVEMBER 11-15 - BPC Coin War (watch for details)
NOVEMBER 12 - Jet's Pizza Night (Don't forget to mention your classroom teacher's name), 3rd Grade travels to the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
NOVEMBER 15 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - Dismissal at 12:15 pm and students wear their Bauer T-shirts.
NOVEMBER 18 & 20 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Ms. Johnson & Mr. Beimers-PE, Mrs. McDonald& Mrs. Woodring-STEAM will be at Bauer on November 18 and Mrs. Anderson & Mrs. Sietz-ART, Mrs. VanRijs & Mr. Bouwman-Music will be at Bauer on November 20.)
NOVEMBER 18-21 - Book Fair

Looking ahead... The Bauer Holiday Program will be Tuesday, December 3.  (Students will be transported by grade level throughout the morning to Fair Haven Church for rehearsal.)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
ALL FOR BOOKS COIN WAR
BPC will be holding our All For Books COIN WAR next week, November 11-14. This program benefits 
students in our own school as well as students nationwide by putting books into kids’ hands who otherwise 
would not be able to afford them. We will have three containers available for students to put their coins 
into -- Michigan, Michigan State & Other. Last year, we were able to gift each of our classroom teachers with 
$50 in new books, as well as $140 for our Bauer library, through the change collected in our Coin War. 
Let's see what we can do this year!

A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BOOK FAIR PLEASE!
We still have a few volunteer slots to fill: http://bit.ly/35UwfrB. Our biggest need is on Wednesday, November 20
from 4:30-6:15 (conference shopping). Questions? Please contact Jamie Bunting (jamie_bunting@ymail.com
or Stephanie Martin (slmartin722@gmail.com). THANK YOU!    
Bauer's Giving Tree

Bauer Elementary is offering to families who might benefit from assistance this holiday season, our Giving Tree.  Although it is a small gesture, we would like to offer this confidential opportunity.  If you would like to have a few gifts purchased for your child/children, please contact Mrs. Opple by Tuesday, November 26 with gift suggestions and sizes where appropriate.  

SQUARE 1 ART Fundraiser Our students have once again completed fabulous artwork that will be available for purchase on a variety of items through the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Students PK-5th grade will receive order packets this week. A few of the items available include keychains, cookie dishes, pillowcases, and ceramic tiles; all with your child's very own artwork on them! Ordered items will arrive by the holidays, and make perfect gifts. This year funds will go towards some special supplies for our upcoming all district student ArtPrize entry for 20/20! Visit square1art.com for more details, or feel free to email with questions. Order Due Date: 11/13/19 Thank you for supporting our art program! Mrs. Anderson & Mrs. Seitz aanders3@hpseagles.net jseitz@hpseagles.net

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS
If you plan to help in a classroom or attend a field trip, you must complete a Volunteer Background Check.  Please click on Volunteer Background Check to do so.  Thanks!


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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.

GIRLS ON THE RUN
Registration begins November 1 and ends November 30.  To register online, visit WWW.GOTROAC.ORG and click on the Register Now tab.  If you have questions, please call Mrs. Opple at 616-669-6824.

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR IN HUDSONVILLE
Hudsonville is celebrating its 26th annual Holiday Parade on November 23rd at 10 am. The parade, sponsored by Sunset Retirement Communities, takes off from Pinnacle Center Drive and will travel north on 32 nd Ave, ending on school street off of Central Blvd. Immediately following the parade, there will be a Christmas celebration held at Terra Square filled with Santa and Mrs. Claus, kid's activities, cookies, and hot chocolate. This is an excellent opportunity to welcome in the holidays with your family and neighbors! Look for floats, horses, snow dogs, trucks, bands, and more in the Hudsonville Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 23.

Do you like to bowl? 
Home Free West Michigan, a local non-profit based in Hudsonville is seeking bowlers to help raise money for their organization.  Home Free West Michigan provides furniture, including but not limited to beds, dressers, kitchen tables, chairs, couches, etc, to families in need in Ottawa County. 
Come and join them on Saturday, November 9, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For $10 per person, you will get two games of bowling and food!
100% of proceeds will go to help families in need.

MICHIGAN CHILD PROTECTION REGISTRY
Every day kids are learning about all the new apps, social media sites, and illegal products available online from their peers. It is very important that parents know about the Michigan Child Protection Registry in order to keep kids safe while online. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, administered under our Secretary of State’s office, is dedicated to stopping minors, parents, and other caregivers from receiving any solicitations from gambling, tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and pornography companies via email and text messaging. You can visit the Registry at www.ProtectMIChild.com.




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Twitter:  @BauerElementary
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Friday, November 1, 2019

BAUER BITS 11/1/19

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:

NOVEMBER 5 - Bauer Parent Club Meeting 7:00 pm AND please take the time to Vote. Thank you!
NOVEMBER 8 - Hat Day and Popcorn Day!
NOVEMBER 11-15 - BPC Coin War (watch for details)
NOVEMBER 12 - Jet's Pizza Night (Don't forget to mention your classroom teacher's name), 3rd Grade travels to the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Looking ahead... The Bauer Holiday Program will be Tuesday, December 3.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
TURKEY TROT RESULTS
The 2019 Turkey Trot was COLD but a huge success! Over 1000 Hudsonville students ran in the event this year. Congratulations to the winners from Bauer.

Pre-K 
1st Place - John Gaona
2nd Place - Sawyer Slotman
3rd Place - Brantley Rosema

1st Grade 
2nd Place - Alexandra Adams

5th Grade 
3rd Place - Cassie Karasinski

BOOK FAIR      
Our Fall Book Fair will be held November 18-22. We have a few more volunteers slots to fill!
  • In order to make conference shopping available to parents, we NEED help on 11/18 and 11/20 from 4:30pm-6:15.
  • We also need volunteers on 11/20 from 8-9am to help with Breakfast with Books.
  • Lastly, we need 1-2 more parents to help students shop on 11/20 from 12:45-3:30pm.
Please check your schedule and lend a hand if you can! Go to our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bauerelementary OR use this link to sign-up: http://bit.ly/35UwfrB. Thank you!

FROM THE BUS GARAGE
We would like to remind everyone that transportation safety protocol allows for two addresses for drop off and pick up.  These addresses must be consistent (for example, M/T one address and W/TH/F second address).  
Early release Fridays are not a consistent second address.  The last early dismissal, many elementary students rode the bus home on early release Friday -- and this change had not been approved by the Transportation Department.  As a result, we had some children who got off at the wrong address. We want all our kids SAFE before and after school!
If you would like to request a change to your child’s drop off or pick up, complete the ONLINE BUS PASS FORM each time a change is needed. This is managed by the Transportation Department.
Thank you for your help!

SQUARE 1 ART Fundraiser Our students have once again completed fabulous artwork that will be available for purchase on a variety of items through the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Students PK-5th grade will receive order packets this week. A few of the items available include keychains, cookie dishes, pillowcases, and ceramic tiles; all with your child's very own artwork on them! Ordered items will arrive by the holidays, and make perfect gifts. This year funds will go towards some special supplies for our upcoming all district student ArtPrize entry for 20/20! Visit square1art.com for more details, or feel free to email with questions. Order Due Date: 11/13/19 Thank you for supporting our art program! Mrs. Anderson & Mrs. Seitz aanders3@hpseagles.net jseitz@hpseagles.net

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS
If you plan to help in a classroom or attend a field trip, you must complete a Volunteer Background Check.  Please click on Volunteer Background Check to do so.  Thanks!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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.

GIRLS ON THE RUN
Registration begins November 1 and ends November 30.  To register online, visit WWW.GOTROAC.ORG and click on the Register Now tab.  If you have questions, please call Mrs. Opple at 616-669-6824.

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR IN HUDSONVILLE
Hudsonville is celebrating its 26th annual Holiday Parade on November 23rd at 10 am. The parade, sponsored by Sunset Retirement Communities, takes off from Pinnacle Center Drive and will travel north on 32 nd Ave, ending on school street off of Central Blvd. Immediately following the parade, there will be a Christmas celebration held at Terra Square filled with Santa and Mrs. Claus, kid's activities, cookies, and hot chocolate. This is an excellent opportunity to welcome in the holidays with your family and neighbors! Look for floats, horses, snow dogs, trucks, bands, and more in the Hudsonville Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 23.

Hudsonville Eagles Aquatics Team to Host Free Swim Night!

The Hudsonville Eagles Aquatic Teams (HEAT) will be hosting a FREE swim night for your child to come and learn more about joining this competitive swim team.  

All elementary and middle school kids are welcome to join us on Friday, November 8, from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Hudsonville Competition Pool, 3370 Allen St.

Students must have a parent/guardian present during the free swim event.

For more information, please visit hudsonvllepublicschools.org or contact 
Aquatics Director, Ian Koes at ikobes@hpseagles.net 
or HEAT Head Coach Michaela Rookus at mrookus@hpseagles.net

Do you like to bowl? 
Home Free West Michigan, a local non-profit based in Hudsonville is seeking bowlers to help raise money for their organization.  Home Free West Michigan provides furniture, including but not limited to beds, dressers, kitchen tables, chairs, couches, etc, to families in need in Ottawa County. 
Come and join them on Saturday, November 9, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For $10 per person, you will get two games of bowling and food!
100% of proceeds will go to help families in need.

Hudsonville Youth Girls Lacrosse Stick Skills Clinic ~ Join Us!
Monday Nights Nov. 4 - Dec 16
6-7 PM for 3-6 grades
7-8 PM for 7-8 grades
LocationJamestown Upper Elementary School, 3291 Lincoln St.$25.00 for all sessions
Please E-mail us at HudsonGirlsYouthLax@gmail.com to sign up or if you have questions.
Please follow our Facebook page to get information about upcoming events. Search for Hudsonville Girls Lacrosse 
An informational meeting for the spring season will be held at Jamestown Upper Elementary on December 16, from 8 - 8:30 p.m. ~ Please mark your calendars!



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