November 14, 2014 What’s Right with Our School... ★The patriotic spirit displayed by our school community as we honored over 40 veterans today during a special assembly. ★Students and staff who donated to the Army Strong Community Center food drive this week. ★Our girls Swim and Dive team for defeating Jenison on Thursday night and staying undefeated on the season. ★6th grade band brass and percussion students are exceptional about helping one another with band set up (chairs, stands, music). ★Friendships! New friends, old friends, it doesn’t matter. The best part of middle school are the friendships our students make. It’s great to see our kids working together, talking together, laughing together, eating together, singing together, and learning together. ★Mrs. Westveld’s students for making 600 red poppies for the students to "wear" to the Veteran’s Day assembly. ★Substitute teachers who frequently comment, “I can’t wait to come back...the kids here at Riley are great!” ★Parent partners helping our 8th grade students prepare for their government presentations. ★Seeing 6th graders excited for their new classmate who had never seen snow before and sharing in her excitement as she threw her first snow ball! ★S/O to Montana Cates, Rylee Groenink and Logan McClimans who went above and beyond helping a substitute teacher clean up the science lab after class. ★Our partnership with Fair Haven Church in serving our families through Hand2Hand. ★Tyler Ihle for doing a great job welcoming our guests and introducing lineups at our basketball games. ★Riley Teunis for hosting a potential new student today by showing her around the school and introducing her to other students and staff. ★Thank you to Dr. Marilyn Fitzgerald for talking to some of our sixth graders about the journey of writing and for sharing her experience with microfinance. It was an inspiring presentation! ★Jackson Dixon for his hard work and effort this week in ELA! ★Kehan Batt, Andrew Knobloch, and Evan Elling who say "thank you" when leaving class every day. Riley Street Reminder A WEEKLY NEWS NOTE FROM RILEY STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL Riley Street Middle School 2745 Riley Street, Hudsonvi!e, MI 49426 Phone: 616-896-1920 6th Grade Intramural Sports ~ Sixth grade students are encouraged to stay after school until 4:15pm on the following dates: ‣ Thursday, November 20 - 6th grade boys - floor hockey ‣ Monday, December 1 - 6th grade girls - volleyball ‣ Monday, December 8 - 6th grade boys - wiffle ball ‣ Thursday, December 18 - 6th grade girls - basketball Sixth grade students, who want to participate, should report directly to the gym at the conclusion of their 6th hour class on these days. It is recommended that students bring gym clothes to change into on these days. Students will need to arrange for a ride to pick them up at 4:15pm. Contact Mr. Ross for more details. Yearbook Cover Contest ~ Designs are due to the office by Mon., Dec. 1, 2014. ✴ ✴ ✴ ✴ ✴ ✴Your design should be on 8 1/2 x 11 white paper (not notebook paper). The cover must say Riley Street Middle School with the year 2014-2015. You may submit as many designs as you wish. Must be original artwork of a current 6th, 7th, or 8th grader attending Riley Street Middle School. You are encouraged to sign your name on the artwork but it will be covered during judging. Make sure you put your NAME and GRADE on the back of your entry. We will have a front cover and a back cover winner. First place winner will have their entry on the front cover and receive a $20 prize along with a free yearbook. Second place winner will have their entry on the back cover and receive a free yearbook. MS Ski and Snowboarding Club ~ Make plans now to join the Hudsonville MS Ski and Snowboarding Club. Students in grades 6th-8th, siblings, and parents are encouraged to join. Student busses are planning on going to Bittersweet on Monday nights: 12/22, 12/29, 1/5, and 1/12, 1/19. (Notice we have dates planned during Christmas Break.) More information and sign-ups are available in the office. Attention Parents of 7th Graders - Upcoming 7th Grade Health Unit ~ Your 7th grader will be coming home today with a permission slip to participate in the 7th Grade Health Unit that is coming up. These forms are due back by November 21, and are to be turned into their Computer teacher. The 7th grade Health Unit is scheduled to start on Monday, December 1. There is a Parent meeting scheduled for Monday, November 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center. This meeting is designed to inform parents about the content of the adolescence and reproduction unit. At this time parents will have the opportunity to preview the packet of information that all students will be given and will also be given the opportunity to preview any or all of the videos that students will be watching. Any questions regarding this Health Unit, please call: Connie Brady, Counselor - 896-1920 ext. 18322 or email [email protected] Steve Barnhart - PE teacher - 896-1920 ext. 18126 or email [email protected] After School Homework Help Schedule ~ We recently changed our after school homework help schedule to include specific grade level focus. These sessions are available in our Media Center after school until 3:30 according to the following schedule: *Tues: ALL Grade Levels *Wed: 7th Grade ONLY *Thurs: 8th Grade ONLY *Mon: 6th Grade ONLY Tie Shoes ~ A group of 8th grade students are collecting new or gently used tie shoes. You can drop these off in the basket in the office through November 25. All shoes will go to orphans in Uganda, Africa. 8th Grade East Coast Trip 2015 ~ It's fundraising time! On November 11, we introduced "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" This fundraiser will run through January 6, 2015. Before a student can fundraise, they must return their fundraising agreement form (which they received on November 11). If you have not signed up for the trip yet and would like to, there is still room for you!!! See Mrs. Freeman for information or sign up online at www.eastcoasttrip.com/rileystreet-middle-school.html. Don't miss out on this opportunity to make middle school memories that will last a lifetime! Band Key Card Sale ~ The bands will be selling key cards. Each card sells for $25 and includes the 2015 coupon book and unlimited use of your card. The cards are valid now through the end of 2015. If you would like to purchase a card please contact any band student, or Mr. Good at [email protected] Box Top for Education ~ Please help our school by collecting Box Tops from many of your favorite products. For each 30 Box Tops submitted to school by February 13, 2015, your child’s name will be placed in a drawing for (4) four Michigan’s Adventure Fun Park passes for summer 2015!! Be sure to submit your box tops in groups of 30 in a bag or envelope with your child’s name on it. Please do not put box tops on the paper charts. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office or call 616-292-0818. Paper Gator ~ Riley Street Middle School has a Paper Gator for your use. We will accept only paper (newsprint, office paper, etc.) no cardboard, trash, glass or metal. The Gator is located in the east parking lot and is open to receive paper 24/7. This is a free service to you that benefits our students financially, so please feel free to use it at any time. Magazine Sale Fundraising ~ Be sure to visit www.gaschoolstore.com to purchase or renew magazine subscriptions using account #2679793. Nearly 50% of your invoice total will be donated to RMS. Riley Band Notes ~ Just some friendly reminders to band students and parents! • All 6th grade band students were given an envelope with an informational letter and a refrigerator magnet concerning their Charms account. Please make sure you received this from your student. Additional information is available on the band booster website (www.hudsonvillebands.org). • Key cards sales are continuing. Please help the boosters make this a successful sale. They support all of our bands. The cards are available from the directors and must be paid for when picked up. Please make one check payable to Hudsonville Band Boosters for the total number of cards. • The Christmas Concert will be held on Thursday, December 4 at 6:45 p.m. in the high school gym. It will include 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands. All family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend. A complete information sheet will be emailed home before Thanksgiving. • The band boosters are once again selling poinsettias to help decorate the gym for the Christmas Concert. All band families should have received an email with ordering information. The information can also be found on the booster website. • Please check the band booster website to find out more information about our scrip program. You can earn money for your student's account while doing your Christmas shopping! As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail! Mr. Good Choir Announcements ~ • • Century Resources Fundraiser - Items will be delivered to school on Wednesday, November 19. Please arrange for transportation that day to help students carefully carry the products. Also, please take care to refrigerate any items that need to stay cold (i.e., cold pack cheese). Students should then deliver orders and collect money. Checks can be made payable to: Hudsonville Choir. Please turn in all money by Friday, December 5. Grand Rapids Drive NBA D-league Basketball Game! Our 7th and 8th Grade Choir students have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the December 5 game at the Deltaplex and watch the game together. Families are welcome! Tickets are $8. Ticket orders are due by Monday, November 17. Renaissance News Gold Level Members Hudsonville Lanes is our November Business of the Month with an offer for Buy One Game of Bowling, Get One Game of Bowling Free! Doug Boomsma and has crew have been proud supporters of the program from the beginning and we thank them for their efforts in honoring our Renaissance kids. It's businesses like this that make our community great! Thanks Doug and all the staff at Hudsonville Lanes! Blue & Gold Level Members We want to again recognize our partnership with Orange Leaf FroYo in Grandville. At the beginning of December all of our Blue & Gold Members will get a 3oz serving of FroYo to honor their work inside & outside the classroom. Thanks again to Jeremy and Orange Leaf for partnering with us. Cheers to our Blue & Gold! Renaissance is all about recognizing kids and building school culture at Riley. To learn more about the Renaissance Program, check out our website or scan our QR code to see who's on Renaissance, how to become a member, and how to be Follow us on a part of the Renaissance Crew: https://sites.google.com/a/hpseagles.net/rms-eagle-renaissance/. 2014-‐2 @RMS_Renaissance #RileyRenaissance LUNCH MENU Day Mon. For the week of November 17, 2014 Daily Special Taco in a Bag (VM) Yogurt Bar (MD)/Salad - Chicken Caesar Tues. Turkey Slices with Roll (MD) Side: Mashed Potatoes/Gravy/ Sweet Potato Puffs/Salad - Oriental Wed. Turkey Monte Cristo(MD) Side: Baked Beans/Salad - Michigan Thurs. Honey Rib Sandwich on Bun (VM) Side: Baked Fries/Salad - Cobb Fri. Pasta Bar with Garlic Bread (SM) Side: California Blend Veggies/Salad - Greek Value Meal (VM) $2.50 Meal Deal (MD) $2.75 Super Meal (SM) $3.00 Breakfast $1.50 UPCOMING DATES Nov. 25 Trimester 1 Ends / Term 2 Ends Nov. 26-28 Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday-Friday) Dec. 4 Band Concert, 6:45p.m. @ HHS Gym Dec. 8 Choir Concert, 8:00 p.m. @ HHS Auditorium Dec. 10 Late Start Dec. 14 Middle & HS Orchestra Concert Dec. 20-Jan.4 Holiday Break Jan. 30-Feb. 2 Winter Break (No School for Students) Feb 12 Band Concert Community Ed Information The following are current offerings through Hudsonville Community Education. You may register online at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or pick up a registration form in our office. Registration forms can be mailed or dropped off at the Community Education Office located at 3886 Van Buren, Hudsonville, MI 49426 Community Ed Options: We are accepting registrations online, in person, and by mail for all of the above programs. To register online, visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org and click on the Community Ed. link. Boys Basketball ! Intro to Hockey Learn to Skate (Rollerblade) Heat Swim Teams Learn to Ice Skate Lego - Bricks4Kidz ADVANCED LEGO® ENGINEERING Grades 6 - 8 Cost: $57 for 4 week class Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. A fun, engaging, and challenging 4 week class! Designed for kids grades 6 and above, using lego bricks, motors, and battery packs, students will build more difficult models and have more difficult design challenges than in our traditional classes for the younger builder. Students will also be challenged to redesign models to meet specific objectives in the class. Each 4 week class session is different with all new models being built. These classes will be a great precursor to the Jr. Robotics classes that we will have beginning in January of 2015. Baldwin Nov. 20 - Dec. 18 - Thurs. Riley Nov. 21 - Dec. 19 - Fri. LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse our programs or our web site. Athletics Eagle Select Boys Basketball Riley Street Middle School Boys Basketball Tues.! Nov. 18! ! North Rockford - @ Baldwin Grandville - A (3535 Wilson) Wed.! ! Nov. 19! ! ! ! Holland Christian - A 850 Ottawa Ave! ! Nov. 24! ! Valleywood - H Team Pictures @ 3pm Mon.! Nov. 24! ! Jenison - @Baldwin! Mon. Dec. 1! Byron Center - A (8654 Homerich) Mon. ! Dec. 1! ! ! ! ! Holland Heights - A 373 E. 24th St Wed. Dec. 3! Baldwin - H Mon. Dec. 8 Pinewood - A (2100 60th) Mon.! ! Dec. 8! ! ! ! East Rockford - A 8615 9 Mile Rd ! ! Wed. Dec. 10! Jenison - A (8295 20th) Wed.! Dec. 10 !! Grand Haven - @ Riley Mon. ! Dec. 15! East Rockford - H Mon.! ! Dec. 15! ! ! ! Grandville - A 3839 Prairie St Wed. Dec. 17! Macatawa Bay - A (3700 140th Ave) Wed.! Dec. 17! ! Byron Center @ Riley Tues. Nov. 18! North Rockford - H Thurs. Nov. 20! Mon. ! ! Coaches: 7th - Mr. Barnhart 8th - Mr. Roberts 7th grade games begin at 4:00pm; 8th grade games follow. ! ! Coaches: 7th - Mr. Fischer! ! 8th - Mr. Opple 7th grade starts at 4:00; 8th Grade follows Riley Street Middle School Competitive Cheer Hudsonville Middle School Sat. ! Dec. 6! East Rockford Invitational ! ! (Held at 8615 9 Mile Rd) ! Girls Swimming and Diving Thurs.!Dec. 11! Grandville Invitational ! (Held at Grandville HS - 4700 Canal SW) Sat. ! Dec. 13! Jenison Invitational ! ! (Held at Jenison HS - 2140 Bauer Road) Tues. Dec. 16 Mona Shores ! Sat. ! Dec. 20!Reeths Puﬀer Invitational ! (Held at Reeths Puﬀer HS - 1545 N Roberts Rd) Sat.! ! ! Sat. ! Tues. Nov. 18! Grandville - A (3535 Wilson) Thurs. Nov. 20! Zeeland - A (@ City Side 320 E. Main) Tues. Dec. 2! Hamilton - H Dec. 4! ! Holland Christian - A (Aquatic Center 550 Maple Ave) Dec. 12! Dec. 13! Conference Dive Meet at Zeeland West HS Thurs. ! Jan. 10! West Ottawa Invitational ! (Held at West Ottawa HS North Building ! 3685 Butternut Dr) Jan. 17 Hudsonville Invitational ! (Held at Hudsonville HS - 5037 32nd Ave) ! Fri.! Sat. Conference Swim Meet at Zeeland West HS Coach: Mr. Zuidema Home meets begin at 4:00pm at Hudsonville High School. Coaches: 7th & 8th - Amy Roellin GIRLS ON TRACK WHAT: A 10-week after school healthy living/running program for all middle school girls. Participants will engage in lessons, games, activities, fun and physical activity with the goal of learning to lead a healthy lifestyle. WHEN: Begins in March 2015 COST: $120/participant with scholarships available. Cost includes a new pair of New Balance shoes, a practice t-shirt, a 5-k celebration t-shirt and a water bottle. Held twice a week after school for 1.5 hrs. Days to be determined. REGISTRATION: New this year, registration will be online beginning Nov. 1-Nov. 30. Here is the link: www.GOTROAC.ORG (click on the ‘Registration’ tab) There will also be registration held at a few schools throughout the month. COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD These activities and promotions are NOT sponsored by Hudsonville Public Schools. Activities and promotions are posted as a service to the Hudsonville Public School community. Softball Winter Training Signup ~ Winter training @ the HS Auxiliary Gym. Our first time slot is Tuesday, November 18 @ 7-9pm. Cost - $2/session. Questions? Contact Mark Virkstis [email protected] or Dan Brandt [email protected] Our 7th and 8th grade club teams are NOT sponsored by or affiliated with Hudsonville Public Schools. We exist to provide a path for improvement, prior to little league and travel softball seasons. Feeding America Food Truck & Community Dinner Nov. 14 ~ On Friday Nov 14, 2014 GUMchurch (Georgetown United Methodist 2766 Baldwin Street Jenison MI 49428) will host a Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry and a free community dinner from 6pm to 8pm. The food is fresh, free, and available to anyone who comes to get it! For more info, visit www.GUMonline.org or call 616-669-0730 Would your 7th or 8th grade son like to try LACROSSE? Registration for Indoor Winter Lacrosse Leagues is open! Games are played at Woodland Sportsplex one night a week with no practice between games. Cost is $1195/team (approx. $60/student) This is a great opportunity to learn a new sport or to enhance your stick skills before Hudsonville Eagles Spring sport begins. If interested, please contact Kim & Guy Bickford @ [email protected] or by phone @ 616-304-1005 before December 1, 2014. The Hudsonville Holiday Parade ~ It is that time of year again! Its the 21st Annual Hudsonville Holiday Parade on November 22 at 10am, presented by the City of Hudsonville and the Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Come celebrate this festive time close to home. The parade route runs along 32nd Avenue from Highland Drive to Central Blvd. The parade route ends at the Hudsonville Fire Station on Central Blvd., but the fun doesn't end there. Join us and your neighbors at the Fire Station for hot beverages, snacks, Santa and the Reindeer, and fun activities immediately following the parade. Any questions? Contact Michelle Fare at [email protected] or call 669-0200. Thanksgiving Day Gobble Hobble 5k ~ Do you want that extra piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving day? Come to Evergreen Ministries Thanksgiving day Gobble Hobble 5k and you will have no guilt over eating extra anything. Evergreen Ministries is hosting a Thanksgiving day Gobble Hobble 5k race to raise funds to the high school summer mission trip. Pre-race fee is $25 and race day fee is $35. Registration is happening now and packets can be picked up from 7-7:45 am on November 27th at EGM. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. All are welcome as is to the 10:00 Thanksgiving day service. Contact Rebecca Steigenga [email protected] for more info or go to egm.org to register. Holiday Assistance through Love INC ~ The year has gone by quickly and we at Love In the Name of Christ are preparing for the holiday season. Even though the economy has improved – there are still many families in need. We offer Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance to struggling families that either live in our service area of Jenison, Hudsonville and Grandville, attend a church participating with Love INC, or attend a school in our service area. The applications are available at the Love INC office (Monday through Friday 9 am – 4 pm), 3300 Van Buren, Hudsonville, or on their website: loveinthenameofchrist.org. Moms in Prayer ~ Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch) hold their meetings on Tuesdays (formerly Thursdays) at 1:15pm at Jamestown Reformed Church - 2554 Riley St. We will be meeting in the "youth room" to the left of the front entrance. If you are interested in meeting with other moms and spending an hour in prayer for the staff and students of Riley Street Middle School, then you are invited to come and join us. If you would like to get weekly email updates from Riley Moms in Prayer, even if you are unable to join us, please email Lesli Kwiatkowski at [email protected] for this or any other questions. We hope to see you there! Griff’s Reading Goals ~ Hey Kids! Griff wants to give you an assist for reaching your reading goals. Each hour of reading means you score with Pepsi, Craig’s Cruisers and the Grand Rapids Griffins. If you are interested in two (2) free upper level Griffins tickets and other great area prizes, stop into the office to pick up your reading bookmark. The dates of the hockey games are approaching fast. Stop in soon so you don’t miss out on these great prizes! Kids love the Grand Rapids Symphony! ~ Each year the GR Symphony presents a variety of concerts geared just for kids and families. With low prices and programming that is a feast for eyes and ears, there is something to excite everyone about great music played by our Grammy-Nominated orchestra! HOT OFF THE PRESSES! We are thrilled to announce that we have just added the amazing performers from Cirque de la Symphonie to our fall Family Series Concert on November 22. These gifted acrobatic artists will be paired with student artwork to tell the story of Stravinsky’s Firebird! For more information on this and all of the kid-friendly programs that the GR Symphony offers, be sure to check out our 14-15 Symphony Kids brochure! Link to our On-line Symphony Kids brochure. Wyldlife Club ~ Riley Street Wyldlife is a ministry focusing specifically on the students that go to Riley Street Middle School. We will be having our next Wyldlife club on Thursday, November 20 from 7-8pm at Searchlight Ministries located at 4020 22nd, in Jamestown. At Wyldlife club you will meet new friends, play games, and get a chance to hear a message from one of the leaders. No money is needed, just come ready for an awesome night hanging out with friends. If you would like to know more information about Wyldlife feel free to email Eric at [email protected] or Mackenzie at [email protected] and check out our website at rsms.younglife.org. 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 nondiscrimination policies: Personnel Director, Hudsonville Public Schools, 3886 Van Buren, Hudsonville, MI 49426, (616) 669-7747.
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