Alward Action

January 11, 2019

Polite Champions

Today, we had an assembly to kick off our Polite Champion Theme for the month of January! We talked about what it means to be Polite in our assembly and then met in our teams to think of ways we can be polite! At the end of the month, teachers will nominate students who have shown this character trait all month long.

Jet's Pizza Night

Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 7pm

3735 Baldwin Street

Hudsonville, MI

Plan to order pizza from Jet's on January 16 and a portion of all sales from Alward will be donated back to the Alward PTC! Don't forget to mention that you are ordering from Alward and your student's teachers name! The class with the most orders will win a pizza party! Last month, Mrs. LaLonde's class won the pizza party!

PTC Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 7pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Come join us for updates on what is happening with PTC events and news! Following a time of updates, we will have a guest speaker on anti-bullying. We will meet in the library at 7pm. Please park in the east parking lot (staff lot) and enter through door M. We hope to see you there!

Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 7pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Elementary buildings are holding parent information meetings on Thursday, January 24 regarding enrolling children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2019. All buildings will have a 7:00 p.m. meeting. South Elementary will also hold a 10:00 a.m. meeting. We encourage parents from other buildings to attend the morning meeting if daytime is your best option. This meeting is for parents only.


Registration forms and additional information are available on our website or at any of the elementary buildings. If you are unsure of what building your child will attend, call Robin at 669-1740, ext. 1.


All Currently enrolled Pre-K students are automatically enrolled in Kindergarten for the next year.


*If child’s birth date is between September 2 - December 1, 2014, parents must complete a waiver request.

HPS Early Childhood Programs Open House Registration Night

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 6:30-8pm

5535 School Avenue

Hudsonville, MI

HPS Early Childhood Programs – Open House/Registration

for the 2019-2020 School Year and 2019 Summer Program


Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:30-8:00 p.m.


Programs include: 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care, and Summer Care.

*This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit preschool classrooms. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. There is no formal presentation, and children are welcome.

Registration forms are accepted that evening with a $40.00 non-refundable registration fee per child and a $100.00 non-refundable deposit per family. Please note that enrollment fills quickly.

For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext. 1. Registrations will be available online on Jan 22 to print.

Art Fun at Alward!

Mrs. Bandstra is starting a new art project, called Upcycling Dot with a few of our classes at Alward! She is collecting colorful plastic bags, like chip bags, and plastic gift bags. We would love your help in collecting these bags to make art! We will clean them, cut them and fold them into strips. All you have to do is send them in with your students! Check out the images attached to see what ours could look like. Thank you for your help!

Popcorn Friday

Friday, Jan. 25th, 9am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Early Release

Friday, Feb. 1st, 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, 8:45am to Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 3:45pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Early Release

Friday, March 8th, 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!

Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser

Friday, March 8th, 11am-9pm

3108 Alpine Avenue Northwest

Walker, MI

Looking for something fun to do on early release Friday, March 8? Take the kids to Chuck E Cheese between 11am and 9pm and 20% of your order will be donated to the Alward PTC! Don't forget to mention Alward when you order! Students will all be given 10 free tokens to use as well!
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Boys Youth Lacrosse Registration

Registration for Boys Youth Lacrosse Grades K-8 is Open as of December 1, 2018, for early registration. Registration continues from January 1-January 31, 2019 with a LATE FEE!


Registration for Girls Youth Lacrosse Grades 3-8 is Open as of December 1, 2018, for early registration. Registration continues from January 1, -January 31, 2019, with a LATE FEE!


Because we understand December can get very expensive, NO fees are due until Feb 1, 2019, so there is no reason not to sign up NOW!

(It helps us plan and schedule games when we have a general idea of the number of players/teams we will have in the coming season)


Sign-ups require a membership to USA Lacrosse - This covers insurance. ($30) the link to US Lacrosse is accessible through our web registration at www.hudslax.com

Hudsonville Little League Registration

Hudsonville Little League Spring Registrations are now open. For Boys 4-16 (as of 8-31-19) and Girls 4-16 (as of 12-31-18). Deadline is January 12
Visit HudsonvilleLittleLeague.com for more info and to register.
Eligibility to play in Hudsonville LL is based on 1 of 3 criteria: home address, school address, or qualified waiver.

*All students attending (or with participating siblings attending) the following schools may play: Hudsonville HS, Riley St. MS, Jamestown Elem, South Elem, Park Elem, Forest Grove Elem, & Early Childhood Center

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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