Alward Action

March 12, 2023

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Dudes on Duty Interest Survey!

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PTC Board for 2023/24 School Year

The PTC is looking for new board members for the 2023/24 school year. If you are interested, please email Andi Butler @ or Heather LaLonde at The vote for new board members will be at the May 16 public PTC meeting.

World Down Syndrome Day Fundraiser

Alward will be honoring World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st. The 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. The World Down Syndrome organization theme for 2023 is With Us Not For Us. Please see the following link for additional information.

On March 21st, Alward will participate in World Down Syndrome day by wearing crazy socks to school! We have partnered with the Pals Sock company to support special education inclusion in our building. We have the opportunity to purchase awesome socks and support this great cause at Alward! Anyone who purchases socks between now and 4/27, with our ALWARD promo code, will receive 5% of their order and 25% of sales will be given to Alward Elementary.

Alward is thankful for our community as we support and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st. You can join us in honoring this day by wearing any fun and crazy socks from anywhere!

Please note the change to March 14 and 21. The new calendar is below!

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High School Musical

The story of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a tale of a boy with the gift of interpreting dreams. Jacob bestows an amazing coat of many colors to his favorite son, Joseph, and this becomes the object of his other sons’ jealousy. Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery, but just when Joseph has almost given up, his fortune takes a turn for the better. This charismatic story of a boy who goes from zero to hero is sure to capture your heart!

This show boasts 67 Hudsonville High School students, 47 elementary students representing every Hudsonville elementary school, 55 high schoolers backstage running the show, and over 50 parent volunteers behind the scenes!

This family-friendly musical has a run time of approximately 1:20 and is appropriate for all ages. We are expected to sell out all five shows, so be sure to grab your tickets soon!

Tickets are available beginning Monday, February 27 at:

Thursday, March 16 @ 7pm

Friday, March 17 @ 7pm

Saturday, March 18 @ 3pm & 7pm

Sunday, March 19 @ 7pm

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Early Release

Friday, March 17th, 12:15pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Students will be dismissed at 12:15pm. Sack Lunches are available for students to take home. If you would like to order a lunch, please let your child's teacher know.

Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser

Friday, March 17th, 11:15am-10pm

3108 Alpine Avenue Northwest

Walker, MI

Parents, a great way to spend our 1/2 day Friday on March 17th is to come to Chucke E Cheese! Up to 20% of the money spent is donated back to the PTC! A flyer will come home with 10 free play points and coupons! We hope to see you there!

PTC Skating Party

Tuesday, March 21st, 6-8pm

3330 Fairlanes Avenue Southwest

Grandville, MI

Join us for a fun night of skating with friends! Admission is $6/skater. Bring your own skates or rent rollerblades $3 or $2 for roller skates. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Please do not just drop your children off!

Spring Break

Thursday, March 30th, 8am to Friday, April 7th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Enjoy your break!
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Mother/Son Event

Saturday, April 22nd, 2pm

4500 West River Drive Northeast

Comstock Park, MI

Join us for the Mother/Son event at the LMCU Ballpark on Saturday April 22, 2023. The game starts at 2pm. We have the Founders Rooftop Deck reserved for the whole game, the deck has a limit of 250 people total.

COST: $15 per person, includes ticket for the game, food and drink.

PARKING: Each vehicle will need a parking pass. If purchased in advance on the community ed site with your ticket, it is $7. $8-$10 at the stadium depending on vehicle size.

TICKETS: Purchase online here. Tickets and parking pass (if purchased) will be sent home with the students.

Host an Exchange Student

Do you want to open your heart and home and give a foreign exchange student a lifetime experience? Please consider hosting an exchange Student for the 2023/2024 school year. There are over 1,000 students to choose from all over the world. For more detailed information, visit

If you’re interested or have more questions, please reach out to Lisa Finnie at email or call (616)446-1839

Staff Appreciation Feedback

We have AMAZING staff members at Hudsonville Public Schools. A group of parents is collecting stories of positive ways that HPS staff are impacting our students and the greater community. We will be sharing these with staff as a way to express our gratitude and encourage them in their good work. Please use the link or QR code below to share your story. Thank you!
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Yearbooks were sent home this week! If you did not order a yearbook and would still like to, you may order directly from Geskus. Orders will be shipped directly to your house.
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2023/24 PK/Kindergarten Enrollment

PK/K enrollment for the 2023/24 school year is now open! Enroll online today!
5/6G Building Update from Mrs. Mcclure

Click here for the 5/6G Building newsletter


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

Click here and follow the instructions to opt in for texting messages from HPS!


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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  • Visit Our Website: Our school website will be updated on a regular basis as it will be the main source of information for our parents and community members. Past newsletters will be linked under NEWS.
  • School Messenger: Regular communication from school messenger will be sent out via email, phone calls, or text messages to keep you in the loop on what is taking place at Alward!

  • Social Media: Follow our story by liking us Facebook


  • Google Classrooms: Teacher google sites are linked under staff members. Teachers will be updating their Google Classroom Sites on a weekly basis.