Alward Action

February 3, 2023

5/6 @ Georgetown Building Update

Click here for a NEW update on the 5/6 @ Georgetown Building from Mrs. McClure!

The Rundown on Ruler

As Hudsonville Public Schools continues the second year of piloting the RULER curriculum for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in grades K-5, we'd love to take this opportunity to highlight the several family resources available to you to stay current with what your child(ren) is/are learning from these lessons. In order to make this information easily accessible, we have created a document that has a variety of resources about the curriculum, including videos and documents to illustrate what these lessons look like in action and how you can support your child's learning on these skills through the optional home-school partnership pages. Students will also be taking home a flyer next week that will include a QR code to take you to the digital version of this document with embedded links.
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2023/24 PK/Kindergarten Enrollment

PK/K enrollment for the 2023/24 school year is now open! Enroll online today!


The PTC is looking for new board members to join the PTC board for 2023-2024 school year. It’s a great way to be involved at the school and to help plan the fun events. Please reach out to to get more information.

Valentine's Day Parties!

Friday, Feb. 10th, 9am-4pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Valentine's Parties will be held on February 10. Teachers will send out their specific party times. Please note that only parents signed up to volunteer at the party may attend. To keep the focus of the party on the students at Alward, we ask that younger siblings not attend. All volunteers must have a background check on file before attending the party! You can complete the background check form here.

Winter Break - No School

Monday, Feb. 13th, 8am to Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 4pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

No School for Winter Break!

Early Release

Friday, Feb. 24th, 12pm

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.

Alward Luau Dance

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 6-8:30pm

3835 Baldwin Street

Hudsonville, MI

It’s that special time of year again where daughters grab their dads, uncles, grandpa, brother,
etc. and bring them out for an evening of memories! Join friends and spend the evening
snacking, crafting, laughing … but mostly dancing! We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets are $20 per couple and $5 for additional children. Tickets can be purchased here.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, Feb. 27th, 4-8pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Mark your calendars for parent teacher conferences on Feb. 27 and March 1! Sign ups will be emailed out soon!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 1st, 4-8pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Mark your calendars for parent teacher conferences on Feb. 27 and March 1! Sign ups will be emailed out soon!

Book Fair

Monday, Feb. 27th, 9am to Thursday, March 2nd, 3pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Mark your calendars for the Spring Book Fair! Each class will have a look day to make their wish list to bring home for parents approval. Then, they will have a buy day to come back with their approved list to make their purchases. The book fair will also be open Wednesday night during parent teacher conferences. Teachers will communicate with parents when their look day and buy day is scheduled.
Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

We need several volunteers to make the book fair run smoothly! This is a great way to get involved at school and meet other parents! Please sign up for a shift or two if you are able!

PTC January 24, 2023 Meeting Minnutes

Click here for the meeting minutes from the January 24 meeting.


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.