Alward Action

November 7, 2022

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During the last week of October, PreK students had a blast doing some festive stations practicing overhand throw, underhand toss and rolling. Pumpkins on the Fence is an all-time favorite for the rest of the students!

The month of November is our Nutrition unit learning "Go, Slow and Whoa" foods, food groups, the skeletal system and what our bodies need to stay strong and healthy!

The PE CARES Food Drive is underway and will continue until November 16. Keep sending in those non-perishable foods and essential supplies for those in need!

To see more photos and updates, be sure to follow the Alward Physical Education facebook page!

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 7th, 9am to Friday, Nov. 11th, 12pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

The countdown to the Book Fair is on! From November 7 -11. The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Alward Elementary Library, with hundreds of awesome book options that YOU get to choose from. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Best. Week. Ever.

We've made it very easy this year, you can either pay by check, cash or setting up an eWallet using the link on our Book Fair Page.

Teachers have also had the opportunity to set up eWallets to build their classroom libraries. If you would like to help them do so, please use this link.

Teacher eWallets

As always, thank you for supporting our love of reading!

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Friday, Nov. 11th, 12:15pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Students will be dismissed at 12:15pm. Sack Lunches are available for students to take home for $2.50. Please order with your child's teacher.

Parent Teacher Conferences

As October ends and we head into November, we look forward to meeting with our parents/guardians for conferences! Parent teacher conferences will take place on Monday, November 14 and Wednesday November 16 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. We will be offering in-person and virtual conferences through School Bookings. Sign up here to schedule a conference with your child's teacher. If you need to reschedule or modify your conference after you have submitted your response, please contact the teacher directly.

We look forward to continuing our partnership with families through conferences. As always if you have any specific questions or concerns please reach out to the teacher or Alward office directly.

Conferences with Specialists only need to be scheduled if there is a concern or something specific you'd like to discuss with that teacher.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, Nov. 14th, 4-8pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Sign Up here! Alward School Booking Code: fza2f

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 4-8pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Sign Up here! Alward Sign up code: fza2f
Parent Teacher Conference Dinners - Donation Sign up!

The PTC is providing dinner for teachers during conferences. If you would like to contribute items you can sign up here! If you would like to donate money to sponsor a teacher, you can venmo our PTC Treasurer, Kelly Clough (@Kelly-Clough-2).

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Square 1 Art

Your child's square 1 Art was sent home this week. Get a head start, and start ordering keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art online NOW, if you like!

Simply search for your child's art using Art Search, and enter state, school name, and your student's name. Your student's art and code will appear, and you may order!

Order by: 11/29/2022

Upload additional art if you like, using Art Upload!

If you have questions, or need anything at all, contact customer care online .

Thank you for supporting our school!

Krystal Kingsley

Square 1 Art fundraiser coordinator

Alward Elementary

Thanksgiving Break - No School

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 8am to Friday, Nov. 25th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Santa's Shop

Monday, Dec. 5th, 9am to Thursday, Dec. 8th, 3pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

It is the kids' favorite time of year! The Alward Santa Shop is here! Each class will be assigned a time to shop. Their teachers will communicate to you when their shopping time will be. We are going to need a lot of volunteers to make this successful. There are shifts for helping students shop and wrapping. Please sign up for as many shifts as you are able. Please make sure you have a completed background check for this school year. Please also remember that no younger siblings are allowed.

Not Sponsored or Endorsed by HPS

Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse Information

Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse parent meeting will be on November 8th from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Baldwin St. Middle School.

Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse registration will open on December 1st; late fees start in January.

If you have questions, please reach out to Matt Armock at or visit

Gary Byker Memorial Library Events

Gary Byker Library of Hudsonville Upcoming Events for Kids
Register at (Events > Event Calendar)

NOT Your Normal Book Club (Book: Wink by Rob Harrell): Tues. Nov 8, 4:30 pm: Ages 9-13
Maker Monday- Gnomes!: Mon., Nov 14, 4:30 pm; Ages 9-18
Yoga Storytime: Thurs. Nov. 3 & 17, 10:15am: Ages 6 & under
Move to the Music: Mondays & Tuesdays in Nov., 10:30 am: Ages 5 & under
Used Book Sale: Nov. 10-12, Hundreds of kids & adult books, CDs, DVDs, and more (Sale in the Library’s Lower Level)

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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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