Alward Action

February 8, 2019

Congratulations to our January Champions of the Month!

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PE Aparrel Sale

Due to the weather-related school closings, for your convenience, we will be extending the Hudsonville PE Apparel sale until Monday, February 11.

You can place your order online, or you may print the order form attached, fill it out and return it with your payment to your building PE teacher.

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 11, 2019.

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Won't you be my Genius? Family Genius Night

Monday, Feb. 11th, 5-8pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Join Us for Our 2nd Annual Family Genius Night!

What: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math fun for the whole family!

When: Monday, February 11th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Alward Elementary

Main Attraction: K-9 Unit from Ottawa County

Other Side Shows: We will have various hands-on, exploratory activities related to coding, makerspace activities, and careers (STEM). Some of these events include: presentations from the Hudsonville Robotics Team, Blandford Nature Center, a local veterinarian, and Wood TV 8. You’ll also have the chance to program robots, dig for treasure in the “snow”, build rockets, and more! Take a sneak peek at all the events below!


To help us prepare enough materials for our families in attendance, please let us know if you and your family will be able to attend by completing the Google Form by Friday, February 8.

Author Visit Coming to AES for Grades 3-5

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 9:15am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

We are so excited to have author and illustrator Marcus Emerson visit with our 3rd through 5th grade students on February 14th. As part of his visit, we have the opportunity to advance purchase one of his books, The Super Life of Ben Braver, and have it signed by him! We would like to extend the invitation to any Alward student (grades pk-5th) that would like to purchase a book and him sign it to please print out the attached for and send in a check for $8.58 by Wednesday, February 13th. A hard copy of this form was also sent home with your students on Wednesday. *Be sure to let us know who you would like the book made out. To find our more about the book, The Super Life of Ben Braver, click on the link below. Thank you!

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Valentine's Class Parties

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 9am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Please check your child's teacher's blog for their specific class party time! All volunteers and visitors coming into the building must have a background check completed each school year. You can fill out the background check form here.

Our school is very busy on party days! We ask that you please leave siblings with a sitter so the focus of the party can be on the students here (This is actually school policy all year long)! Thank you for your cooperation and helping make party days a success!

PK/KDG Round-Up and Registration Follow-Up

Thank you to all of the families that braved the weather to come to our PK/KDG Round-Up registration last week on Thursday evening. We are so excited to welcome your youngsters to Alward this fall and make them a part of the Alward family. If you were unable to make it to last week's presentation or have any questions regarding registration, screenings and paperwork, please feel free to take a look at the presentation that was discussed on Thursday and/or call our main office at 669-6700. We are more than happy to answer any further questions! Once you have completed all of the required paperwork (mentioned in the presentation), please turn the paperwork into the main office at Alward. Thank you!

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!

School Carnival - Save the Date

Friday, April 12th, 5:30-8:30pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Alward Families, It’s that time a year again where we are starting to plan the carnival and the raffle at carnival. If you our someone in your family owns a business and would like to make a donation, please contact Andi Butler at We will again this year be giving extra advertising and signage at the carnival for our Alward family businesses. Thank you in advance for your support!

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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