Holiday Program Audience Participation!

For the first time ever, we are going to have audience participation for our final song this year!  The students are very excited to share this experience with you, however, in order to be ready to join in on the fun, we are asking families to download this free jingle bell playing app PRIOR to the holiday program on their phones if you will be attending the 3rd-5th grade performance.  THANKS!!

iJingle Bells (John Slater) is available on iPhone

Christmas Jingle Bells (Bytza Entertainmet) is available for Android

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Hudsonville Ski and Snowboard Club!

Hudsonville is opening our Ski and Snowboard Club to elementary schools again this year!  The cards are for Bittersweet Ski Area in Otsego.  This is a great family opportunity for an inexpensive price.  Stop by the office today to get a packet.



Club Card – $16

Lift Ticket – $16

Ski or snowboard rental – $16

Helmet rental – $10


The card is valid after 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Weekdays (non-holidays), the cards are valid from 10am – 10pm.

Please contact Karman VanderStel with any questions at

A Busy December!

Charlie brownxmasHello Friends and Families!  We have a BUSY two and a half weeks as we count down to Christmas vacation!  Here are a few of the December Highlights for the next weeks ahead!

December Highlights:

Dec. 7 – Penguin Patch Holiday Shop – students will be able to shop for family members and KEEP IT A SECRET!  HA-HA!  Maybe!  Maybe not!

Dec. 13 – Georgetown Holiday Program – at Fair Haven Church, 2900 Baldwin Street Hudsonville.  K – 2nd grade is from 6:30 – 7:00 and 3rd – 5th grade is from 7:45 – 8:15.

Dec. 19 or 20 – TBA – Science Test for Mrs. Huizenga’s class – Students should be bringing home flashcards to study along the way, as they have a couple of important quizzes too!

Dec. 20 – Classroom Holiday Party – our party will be held from 2:15 – 3:15!  We DO NOT exchange gifts between students.  We WILL play some fun games, do a craft, and eat a yummy snack!

Dec. 21 – Electronics/PJ/Popcorn/Movie Day! – These guys have earned it!  They have earned “Living Legend” ten more times because of great behavior, so we are going to celebrate a job well done that day.

Have a blessed holiday with family and friends!


With love, Mrs. Quigley

Annual 5th Grade Candy Cane Sale!!!

The annual 5th grade Candy Cane sale is officially here!
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The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our 5th-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities.
This year the sale runs from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16.    
The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered.
Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!

Fall Update

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First and Very Important:

Study today/tonight for our economics test tomorrow!  Lots of vocabulary terms to know and explain.


Halloween Party is October 31, from 2:20 – 3:20 pm.  

Costumes can be brought to school in a bag.  We will dismiss for recess that day at 2 pm so students may go out for recess and/or get their costumes on for the party.  Parents are welcome to set up for the party at that time. Please, no weapons, clowns, or ultra scarey costumes should be worn at school.  Thanks!

Curriculum Update:

Math: Unit 1 test is done.  Data binders should have come home for parents to peruse.  The goal behind these binders is to help your student self-monitor their growth through the year and feel proud of their accomplishments.  We are on to Unit 2, which is multiplication.  Watch for parent explanation sheets of methods to come home.  Hopefully, we may get a few student explanations filmed for the blog too!

Reading: Q is the level your student is considered proficient at this time of year.  Be sure your student is exercising their reading muscles nightly for at least 20-25 minutes!

Writing: We have turned in a published personal narrative and now we are on to our favorite! Writing realistic fiction! Students are off and running, developing characters and believable plots for their stories.

Science: After our econ test, we start our science unit off with the study of matter! We’ve got lots of great hands on experiments coming up!


Just want our parents to know what a great group of kids we are!  We have been getting “Outstanding” Awards from Mrs. Reagan and other teachers, and lots of compliments too!  Everywhere we go, we want to show that we are “Gentle Giants” – leaders who make good choices without needing a lot of reminders.

Have a great few weeks!