Alward Action

December 14, 2018

A Note from Mrs. McClure

Happy Holidays Alward Families and Friends!


What a fun and exciting, but busy time of the year for everyone! These past few weeks, we have been taking time to reflect on all the ways that we can spread kindness, love, and appreciation for those around us through random acts of kindness. Today, we celebrated during our Grinchmas Celebration! Students shared how they have been growing their hearts three sizes together in their Alward teams and with our guest readers. We would like to extend a special shout out to our animated guest readers that read How the Grinch Stole Christmas to all of our students. We appreciate your willingness to read to our students and open up about how you are growing your heart as well!


Finally, I would like to recognize Kennedy Thompson for sharing her passion and love of reading with the school board last night and her idea about starting lending libraries throughout the district! She did a wonderful job sharing how important reading is to help our students grow as learners. Her vision will hopefully come to fruition this spring! Thank you Kennedy for doing such a great job representing our school and being a student leader.


As we draw closer to winter break, I want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday! Enjoy time with your family and friends.


Happy Holidays,


Melanie McClure

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Holiday Break - No School

December 22 - January 6.

Early Release

Friday, Jan. 11th 2019 at 12:15pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Early Release Friday: Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. on Friday. Please make sure to contact your child’s teacher if they need a sack lunch. If your child will have a change in transportation home, please email the office and the classroom teacher to ensure your child gets to the right place at the end of the day!

Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, Jan. 24th 2019 at 7pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Mark your calendars for Kindergarten Registration on January 24. More details to come!

Popcorn Friday

Friday, Jan. 25th 2019 at 9am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Early Release

Friday, Feb. 1st 2019 at 12:15pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Early Release Friday: Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. on Friday. Please make sure to contact your child’s teacher if they need a sack lunch. If your child will have a change in transportation home, please email the office and the classroom teacher to ensure your child gets to the right place at the end of the day!

Winter Break

Monday, Feb. 4th 2019 at 8:45am to Tuesday, Feb. 5th 2019 at 3:45pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

PTC News


  • The Alward Parent-Teacher Club is looking for parents interested in helping with activities this year. We have lots of opportunities to help, and many are outside the school day. Please complete our quick, online Parent Profile and let us know what skills you can share and when you are availalble: https://tinyurl.com/AES1819ParentProfile
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Book Fair - we need two people to work with Kristin Stoub and Tami Carter this year and learn the job, taking over responsibilities for 2019-2020.
    • Santa's Secret Shop - we need two people to work with Katie Van Kempen and Tricia DeGroot this year and learn the job, taking over responsibilities for 2019-2020.
    • Carnival Raffle - We need someone to contact local businesses and coordinate donations for the Raffle we hold at Carnival. You also get to run the drawings and announce the winners at Carnival :D


Ski and Board Club

NEW this year! Hudsonville Ski club is available to elementary students and families! The Hudsonville Ski & Board Club's purpose is to give HPS students and parents the opportunity to Ski and Board by offering a Club Discount Card to Bittersweet in Otsego.

We are pleased to offer this online registration process.

https://2018skiboardclub.itemorder.com

Step 1: Fill out the required online information on this website

Step 2: Make checks payable to Hudsonville Public Schools and deliver payment to the Elementary, Middle School, or High School office of your choice. Please label envelope Hudsonville Ski and Board Club.

Ski and Board Club merchandise is also available online. Check out some of the great gift ideas for the upcoming Holidays!

3 Signup Deadlines:

1) Sunday Nov. 18 with Cards delivered before Thanksgiving Break

2) Friday, December 14 - Cards delivered before Christmas Vacation

3) Thursday, January 3 - Cards delivered Monday, January 7

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Count on Me-Alward Students and Staff Making a Difference

This year, our students and staff are working on taking initiative to make a difference in the lives of others. If you hear about how an Alward student, teacher, or staff member made a difference in someone else's life, please fill out the Google Form below. We will be posting these "Count on Me" sightings on our new bulletin boards right outside the main office. Students, parents and staff members can recognize others for things as simple as someone always saying hello to them or holding the door for them. We can also recognize others for going as far as helping out in the community. We want to know how our students and staff are making a difference at Alward and out in the community and celebrate these acts of kindness this year! Thank you for taking the time to support this "Count on Me" initiative this school year!

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