March 12, 2023
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.
Use this link palssocks.com and our promo code: ALWARD
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!
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
Friday, March 17th, 12:15pm
3811 Port Sheldon Street
Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser
Friday, March 17th, 11:15am-10pm
3108 Alpine Avenue Northwest
PTC Skating Party
Tuesday, March 21st, 6-8pm
3330 Fairlanes Avenue Southwest
Thursday, March 30th, 8am to Friday, April 7th, 4pm
This is an online event.
Saturday, April 22nd, 2pm
4500 West River Drive Northeast
Comstock Park, MI
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 cetusa.org
If you’re interested or have more questions, please reach out to Lisa Finnie at email ALfinnie@charter.net or call (616)446-1839
Staff Appreciation Feedback
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!
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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!
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Google Classrooms: Teacher google sites are linked under staff members. Teachers will be updating their Google Classroom Sites on a weekly basis.