Alward Action

January 18, 2019

Skating Party

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

3330 Fairlanes Avenue Southwest

Grandville, MI

Join us for a Skating Party at Tarry Hall in Grandville from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Admission is $5 per student and $1 for skate rental. Students must be accompanied by an adult! Please do not just drop your student's off!

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.

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.

PE Aparrel Sale

It is time for our annual PE Apparel sale. This year, the PE Apparel is available to order online! Please go to the link on the attached flyer or go directly to: bit.ly/2sr1x6M. Online orders will be available until the end of the day on February 1, 2019.


If you have any questions about your online order, please contact Rebecca Fabiano at 616-669-1740 Ext. 3.


If you would like to place an order using cash or check, please print the order form and send that in to your PE Teacher on or before February 1, 2019.

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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

Hudsonville Youth Girls Lacrosse Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 6pm

3835 Baldwin Street

Hudsonville, MI

Hudsonville Youth Girls Lacrosse

2019 Callout Meeting Grades 3-8


January 29th 6-7:30 PM


Location: Baldwin Street Middle School Cafeteria

E-mail: rjholliday@mail.com Web Site: http://hudslax.com

For more information call or text Rebecca Holliday @ 616-935-2919

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!

Daddy Daughter Dance

Save the Date for March 16 for our Daddy Daughter Dance! More details to come!
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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

Student Exchange Host Families Needed!

Bring the world to your doorstep! International Experience (iE-USA) is a non-profit high school student exchange organization, and we are seeking host families for the 2019-2020 school year. Students provide their own spending money to cover personal, school, sports, and recreation expenses, their own health insurance, and a desire to become part of your family. Host families provide a safe and caring home, three meals per day, local transportation, and a quiet place to study. Would you consider learning about the opportunity to open your heart and home to an exchange student? Please contact local coordinator Sarah Boucher at 517-331-3460 or s.boucher@international-experience.net. Sarah lives in Jenison and is close by to be of support throughout the entire exchange experience. You can view available students to host at www.iE-USA.org.


Sarah Boucher

International Experience

www.iE-USA.org

s.boucher@international-experience.net

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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