Saturday, September 27, 2014

Walk-A-Thon Fun!

What a great time we had at the annual Walk-A-Thon! Lots of families came out to support and cheer on the students. We lucked out with the weather being so beautiful and the kids really enjoyed the fund raising activity.

I want to send out a big thank you to the friends and families that donated, the parents that came out to help, and the staff for joining in the fun. A very special thanks goes to Katie Terpstra and Michelle Sadler for doing such a great job organizing this event. An event like this doesn't happen so smoothly without a lot of careful planning. Thanks everyone and enjoy some pictures from our day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Turkey Trot

Please note the below revision to the school calendar for March 2015

We have made the following revisions to our 14/15 calendar in response to a late change in the State's 2015 Spring Assessment Schedule:  

•  The PD/Records Day originally scheduled for March 6 will be moving to March 9.  
•  High school second trimester exams will be given on March 5 and 6.  
•  Friday, March 6, 2015 will now be a regular day of attendance for all Hudsonville students.  
•  Students will not report on Monday, March 9, 2015.  

Human Resources Department, Hudsonville Public Schools 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Student Leadership Idea

One of our wonderful 4th grade students came up with a fun leadership activity for his class. Tyler created a pinata with the word "Leader" across the front. Inside the pinata were small bags of candy with a slip of paper to inspire each student.

Here are the inspirational sayings he came up with:
*be inspirational
*be cheerful
*be welcoming
*be nice
*be loyal
*be giving
*be kind
*be open-minded
*be yourself
*be funny
*be considerate
*be sympathetic
*be fun
*be helpful
*be trustworthy
*be truthful
*be pleasant
*be selfless
*be thoughtful
*be sensitive
*be sweet
*be generous
*be gentle
*be dependable
*be positive

What a great idea Tyler! Way to be a leader!

Bauer Bits 9/19/14

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Thursday, September 18, 2014


Looking for volunteers for our upcoming Fall Book fair that runs 10/30-11/6.  Shifts will be 2-3 hours during the day and also the nights of 11/5 & 11/6 during conferences.  If you are interested, please contact Sue Olep at 662-5011 or and leave availability or day/time preference.  This event has been very successful for Bauer and our fabulous readers!  Please consider helping us to bring more books to our students! Also make your shopping lists for upcoming birthday and Christmas presents to purchase from our fair.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hager Park Church coordinates hand2hand for Bauer Elementary which helps many students in our school. Please consider supporting this wonderful program by ordering pizza from Jet's Pizza on the below dates:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Spirit Week ~ Next Week

Bauer Walk-A-Thon Returns!

Our big fundraiser for Bauer is scheduled for September 26th. Parent Club is organizing our annual Walk-A-Thon again and they have added a new twist. As was the case before, if a student raises at least $25 they are entered into a raffle to win fantastic prizes. The twist this year is that if students raise $50 they are entered into a bonus raffle which gives them the opportunity to throw a pie in Mrs. Gortsema's or a teacher's face during our Walk-A-Thon Award Assembly!!

Parent Club uses money raised to help support classroom needs. Last year funds raised bought us our very popular Gaga Ball Pit and have also helped us to purchase more classroom iPads and class books. Thank you to all the parents that help and to our fabulous students who are raising money for our school in a very fun way!

Don't Miss Out!

The 5th Annual HEF Family Fun Fest Fundraiser is coming Friday, September 19th from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Eagles Stadium.  The activities will take place before the home Varsity football game against Rockford and will include showing off your football throwing skills, bouncing around in the bounce house, getting your face painted, a raffle for an iPad, and much more. Especially don't miss out that Mrs.Dmitruk (Bauer Teacher) will be in the Dunk Tank at 6:15 pm. At 6:30 pm Mrs. Gortsema and Mr. Mac will each be in a dunk tank! 

Buy your raffle tickets at any home game to win this great prize.  This event is sponsored by the Hudsonville Education Foundation and all proceeds will be used to fund grants for resources and innovations that directly enhance the education of our students in Hudsonville Public Schools.  

Hope to see you there!

Bauer Bits

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Our First Week Back

It has been a warm week back to school but a good one. Enjoy some pictures of our friends!

Another Great Way to Support Our Children

This fall Bauer Elementary received a check from Target for $441.55! The money was raised from families who signed up for Target's "Take Charge of Education" program. The money raised from this program will now go directly back to support our children in the classrooms. 

How does it work? Basically if you use the REDcard at Target and designate our school, Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases back to us. If you are interested you can find more information by going to the Target website.