Alward Action

April 26, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 6th, 9am to Friday, May 10th, 4pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI


The week of May 6th is Teacher Appreciation week. It is a great week to let our teachers and staff know how much we appreciate what they do for our kids.

Below is a link for some donations we need to show our teachers our Appreciation.

We have a fun week planned for them.

Monday- Amazing Appreciation (Surprise)

Tuesday- Sweet Treat with a chocolate fountain

Wednesday- MadCap Coffee is brewing up the teachers their favorite beverages and we are going to have breakfast treats to go with it.

Thursday- A special surprise from students and a day to have your child send in a letter, picture, your teacher’s favorite drink or treat.

Friday- Mexican Lunch catered by Quick Time Burritos

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Andi Butler @ 616-457-5284

M-Step Testing

Monday, April 22nd, 9am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

4th Grade testing dates:

  • April 30, May 1, 7, 8 (9am-12pm)

  • Make-up dates: May 2, 3, 9, and 10 (9am-12pm)

3rd Grade testing dates:

  • May 14, 15, 21, 22 (9am-12 pm)

  • Make-up dates: May 16, 17, 23, and 24 (9am-12 pm)

Please read the attached document below for all the M-Step information and tips!

Hudsonville Public School Art Show

Monday, April 22nd, 5:30pm to Thursday, May 2nd, 7:30pm

3275 Central Boulevard

Hudsonville, MI

Come see student's artwork from the entire Hudsonville District! It will be on display at Hudsonville City Hall at 3275 Central Blvd. The show is open from April 22 to May 2. You may view the artwork during regular City Hall hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) and during evening receptions (M-Th, 5:30pm-7:30pm). Alward's reception night will be Monday, April 29 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Mrs. Bandstra would love to see you there!
Yearbook Orders

If you missed ordering a yearbook or would like another one, you can place your orders here. Just click to go to the online ordering! Yearbooks are $8 each.

AYSO Soccer Registration Event Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Season

Tuesday, April 30th, 6-8pm

3350 Baldwin Street

Hudsonville, MI

When: Tuesday, April 30 from 6-8

Where: Chapel Pointe Church (gymnasium), 3350 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428

Who: ages 3-14

Registration Fees: $115 per registered player

$15 concussion form discount for each player until May 15

Scholarships are available and are taken into consideration upon a written request.

Online registration will be open May 1 - June 10

Details: Register early for next season because teams fill up fast

Complete your concussion form on the spot

Find out about volunteer opportunities

Meet your AYSO board members

We will have jersey sizes available to try on

There will be a kids craft table

Please bring the following: The child/children you are registering unless you bring a pre-signed concussion form (It is state law that the player signs also)

Birth certificate

Credit/Debit card or Visa gift card (no checks or cash accepted)

Please Vote Tuesday, May 7



On May 7, Hudsonville School parents and community members will have the chance to vote on our annual Non-Homestead Millage renewal. This is an annual renewal request that voters have approved for the past 24 years and, if approved, would generate approximately $4.8 million dollars of operating revenue for our school district. Please note, this is not a tax on primary residences and is not a new tax.

Official ballot language is as follows:

Hudsonville Public Schools

Operating Millage Renewal Proposal

This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Hudsonville Public Schools, Ottawa and Allegan Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the year 2019, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2019 is approximately $4,850,000 (this is a renewal of millage that expired with the 2018 tax levy)?

Early Release

Friday, May 10th, 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!

PTC Meeting

Monday, May 13th, 7-8pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Please join us for a PTC meeting on May 13 at 7pm! We will be meeting in the library. Please park on the East side of the building and enter through door M. Our meeting will begin with PTC business and updates and then we will have Mrs. McClure speaking on Preventing Summer Slide. We hope to see you there!

End of Year Reading Incentives

We are closing in on the end of the year and that means students are coming down to the last few weeks to meet their Reading Counts Goals. Here are a few fun things coming up:

  • As a school, if we read 85,000,000 words, Mrs. McClure will die her hair a color voted on by the students!
  • Every student that reaches his/her reading goal will get a ticket for a free throw at the dunk tank at the End of Year Celebration!
  • The student with the most Reading Counts points at each grade level will get to go on a limo ride for lunch!
  • Million Words Club Party!

End of Year Reading Celebration

Monday, May 20th, 5-7pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

We will be celebrating the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, May 20th, 2019 with an all school picnic! We will have hotdogs, chips, and pop/water for sale ($1/piece) for families to purchase. We will also have dunk tanks with different staff members making a splash! Every student that reaches his/her reading goal will get a free throw at the dunk tank. All other throws will cost $1 or $5 to press the red button. All proceeds from the event will go towards future reading celebrations for our students! Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair will also be open for families to purchase books to get a jump start on some summer reading! Let's get together to celebrate the amazing accomplishments that our students have made this year and kick-off summer!

Spring BOGO Book Fair

Monday, May 20th, 9am to Thursday, May 23rd, 4pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

The Spring BOGO Book Fair is coming! Watch your students folders for information on when their class "Look days" and "Buy Days" will be! The Book Fair will also be open on May 20 during our reading celebration from 5pm -7pm so families can shop together. Look for a volunteer sign up coming soon!

Memorial Day Program

Friday, May 24th, 9:30am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

The Annual Alward Memorial Day Program and Run will be held on May 24 at 9:30am. The program will be outside on the basketball courts on the North Side of the Building. Parents and Families are invited to attend and encouraged to bring a chair. More details coming soon!

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, May 27th, 8am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Feeding America West Michigan Food Truck

Saturday, June 8th, 10am-12pm

2635 Bauer Road

Georgetown Township, MI

Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food

Distribution. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison. Sign-in is required, although the food is FREE to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high-quality grocery items.

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!

Hudsonville Public Schools Annual Education Report

The Annual Education Report (AER) is designed to meet state and federal requirements for reporting to parents and communities. The report provides detailed data on state administered student assessment results, accountability results, teacher qualification information, and the state results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Parents and the community can access AER information for the district and individual schools by clicking on the Annual Education Report tab on our website. If you have any questions regarding the AER information, please contact your child’s building principal or the district curriculum office at 616-669-1740 extension 4.

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