Alward Action

December 2, 2022

Santa's Shop

Monday, Dec. 5th, 9am to Thursday, Dec. 8th, 3pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

It is the kids' favorite time of year! The Alward Santa Shop is here! Each class is assigned a time to shop. Please see the schedule below. We are still looking for volunteers to make this successful. There are shifts for helping students shop and wrapping. Please sign up for as many shifts as you are able. Please make sure you have a completed background check for this school year. Please also remember that no younger siblings are allowed.
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Family Movie Night

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 7-9pm

5037 32nd Avenue

Hudsonville, MI

Student Council is participating in Project Night Light with Helen DeVos Childrens' Hospital on Wednesday, December 14th.

In coordination with that event, our students didn't want to go empty handed, so we are showing Elf on Tuesday, December 6th at the Eagle Auditorium at 7:00. We are asking that as admission you bring in a toy from the high need list put out by HDCH.

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Holiday Program

Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 6-9pm

2900 Baldwin Street

Hudsonville, MI

The Holiday Program will take place at Fair Haven Church in Hudsonville. Lower Elementary (Kindergarten - 2nd) will start at 6:30pm and Upper Elementary (3rd-5th) will start around 7:45pm. Please note that PK classes do not participate in the program.

Find all the program details here!

Music Notes

Hello parents!

The kids are very excited to present their concert to you! They have been working very, very hard on their songs! We are now working on our final preparations; things like lineup orders, final song fine tuning, motions and logistics!

You may also hear your child talking about the numbers they have on their songs. I keep track of the progress of classes using a number chart. When a class reaches a 10 on a particular song that means that song is ready for the Program! Some classes have 10s already!

You should have received a communication from the office regarding final Holiday Program instructions.

The date for the Holiday Program is December 13. We will again be at FairHaven Church. Lower Elementary will begin at 6:30 (with a 6:15 call time) and Upper Elementary will begin at 7:45 (7:30 call time).

Please note that in all of the Hudsonville Public Elementary Schools, PreK students do not participate in the Holiday Program.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Mr. Scott Barry

Alward Elementary

Music Teacher

Holiday Spirit Week - Dec. 12 -16

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Holiday Parties

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 9am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Classroom Holiday Parties will be Thursday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Dec. 16. Teachers will communicate to parents what time their parties will start. Only volunteers that are signed up for the party may attend. All volunteers must have a background check completed ahead of time. Please leave younger siblings at home so the focus of the party is your student here.
Teachers Favorite Things

The PTC has put together a list of teacher's favorite things!

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Holiday Break

Monday, Dec. 19th, 8am to Monday, Jan. 2nd 2023 at 4pm

This is an online event.

Enjoy your Holiday Break! School Resumes on January 3, 2023.

Not Sponsored or Endorsed by HPS

Gary Byker Memorial Library Events

Gary Byker Library of Hudsonville Upcoming Events for Kids

Register at (Events > Event Calendar)

NOT Your Normal Book Club (Book: Hazardous Tales: Major Impossible by Nathen Hale): Tues. Dec. 6, 4:30 pm: Ages 9-13
(Once you have registered for the book club, you can swing by the library to pick up your free copy!)
Maker Monday: Holiday Edition: Mon. Dec. 12, 4:30 pm: Ages 9-18
Move to the Music: Mondays & Tuesdays in Nov., 10:30 am: Ages 5 & under
Yoga Storytime: Thursdays in Dec., 10:15 am: Ages 6 & under


Please check out our website for important information on Health Services.

In order for your child to take any medication (prescription and non-prescription) at school, a MEDICATION FORM is required. If your child requires a prescription medication (asthma inhaler, EPI pen, insulin), your physician must complete a portion of the form. The medication forms are available in the school office and will be posted to our website.

Please do not send medications to school with your child. Please come into the office to drop off medications. Thank you!

Texting Opt-In

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All volunteers and visitors are required to have a background check on file. Background Checks must be completed every school year. Please complete the background check now so you are all set for the school year!
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