Alward Action

May 13, 2019

M-Step Testing

Tuesday, May 14th, 9am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

3rd Grade testing dates:

  • May 14, 15, 21, 22 (9am-12 pm)

  • Make-up dates: May 16, 17, 23, and 24 (9am-12 pm)

Please read the attached document below for all the M-Step information and tips!

Yearbook Orders

If you missed ordering a yearbook or would like another one, you can place your orders here. Just click to go to the online ordering! Yearbooks are $8 each.

PTC Meeting

Monday, May 13th, 7-8pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Please join us for a PTC meeting on May 13 at 7pm! We will be meeting in the library. Please park on the East side of the building and enter through door M. Our meeting will begin with PTC business and updates and then we will have Mrs. McClure speaking on Preventing Summer Slide. We hope to see you there!

Popcorn Friday

Friday, May 17th, 8:30am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Our last popcorn Friday of the year! We are still looking for one more volunteer to help! Sign up here!

International Celebration

Friday, May 17th, 5:30pm

5037 32nd Avenue

Hudsonville, MI

Please join the EL (English Learners) department in a celebration of countries around the world.

Friday, May 17 at 5:30 pm in the Hudsonville Freshman Campus Lobby.

Your entire family is welcome to attend. This event is open to all Hudsonville students and families.

There will be a showcase of food, music, clothing, dances, poems, etc. from many different cultures.

If you and your family would like to come to the International Celebration, please respond on this form: International Celebration response form. On this form, you can indicate if you would like to represent a country in someway. It can be by marching with a country flag, bringing food from another country and/or representing your country in a different way. You do not have to bring food or represent a country in order to attend the celebration.

Please complete the form linked above by Monday, May 13 if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Cooley at or Rachel Manzer at

End of Year Reading Incentives

We are closing in on the end of the year and that means students are coming down to the last few weeks to meet their Reading Counts Goals. Here are a few fun things coming up:

  • As a school, if we read 85,000,000 words, Mrs. McClure will die her hair a color voted on by the students!
  • Every student that reaches his/her reading goal will get a ticket for a free throw at the dunk tank at the End of Year Celebration!
  • The student with the most Reading Counts points at each grade level will get to go on a limo ride for lunch!
  • Million Words Club Party!

End of Year Reading Celebration

Monday, May 20th, 5-7pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

We will be celebrating the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, May 20th, 2019 with an all school picnic! We will have hotdogs, chips, and pop/water for sale ($1/piece) for families to purchase. We will also have dunk tanks with different staff members making a splash! Every student that reaches his/her reading goal will get a free throw at the dunk tank. All other throws will cost $1 or $5 to press the red button. All proceeds from the event will go towards future reading celebrations for our students! Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair will also be open for families to purchase books to get a jump start on some summer reading! Let's get together to celebrate the amazing accomplishments that our students have made this year and kick-off summer!
RSVP for Reading Celebration

Please RSVP to help us plan for food to plan for the picnic!

Spring BOGO Book Fair

Monday, May 20th, 9am to Thursday, May 23rd, 4pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

The Spring BOGO Book Fair is coming! Watch your students folders for information on when their class "Look days" and "Buy Days" will be! The Book Fair will also be open on May 20 during our reading celebration from 5pm -7pm so families can shop together. If you would like to volunteer for a shift, please sign up here!

Memorial Day Program

Friday, May 24th, 9:30am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

The Annual Alward Memorial Day Program and Run will be held on May 24 at 9:30am. The program will be outside on the basketball courts on the North Side of the Building. Parents and Families are invited to attend and encouraged to bring a chair. More details coming soon!

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, May 27th, 8am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Early Release - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Friday, June 7th, 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!

Family Fare Receipts

Did you know we collect Family Fare receipts and earn money for our school? We recently received our first check for $1000!! All you have to do is send in your receipts with your child and we will take care of the rest! Thank you for supporting Alward!!
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Feeding America West Michigan Food Truck

Saturday, June 8th, 10am-12pm

2635 Bauer Road

Georgetown Township, MI

Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food

Distribution. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison. Sign-in is required, although the food is FREE to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high-quality grocery items.

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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!

Hudsonville Public Schools Annual Education Report

The Annual Education Report (AER) is designed to meet state and federal requirements for reporting to parents and communities. The report provides detailed data on state administered student assessment results, accountability results, teacher qualification information, and the state results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Parents and the community can access AER information for the district and individual schools by clicking on the Annual Education Report tab on our website. If you have any questions regarding the AER information, please contact your child’s building principal or the district curriculum office at 616-669-1740 extension 4.

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