Alward Action

April 14, 2023

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Mother/Son Event

Saturday, April 22nd, 2pm

4500 West River Drive Northeast

Comstock Park, MI

We still have 35 tickets for the whitecaps event! Those tickets are now open to anyone at the school to use. If interested, please purchase through Community Ed.

COST: $15 per person, includes ticket for the game, food and drink.

PARKING: $10 at the gate

TICKETS: Purchase online here by April 19. Tickets and parking pass (if purchased) will be sent home with the students next week - make sure you check your child's backpack!

MSTEP Testing Dates for 3rd - 5th grade please see attached letter

5/6G Building Newsletter

April 14, 2023 Newsletter

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Special Election Monday, May 2

Hudsonville Public Schools will be asking voters to consider two important ballot initiatives on May 2, 2023.

First, there is the Non-Homestead Millage which, if approved, would levy 18 mills from commercial and industrial properties. This does not affect the taxes on residential property owners unless they own a second home in the district. The Non-Homestead Millage would generate approximately 6.8 million dollars, which makes up about 7.2% of the school district’s total general budget. Only 16% of voters cast a ballot in the 2022 Non-Homestead Millage Election, so your voice in this election is very important.

If passed, this millage will not increase taxes for families who only own a primary residence in the district. It will have minimal impact on the property tax bill of businesses and second homes because it will only be a continuation of the 18 mills that have been levied in past years. These funds are used to directly support staffing, programming, and various other student supports.

Next is the Sinking Fund Millage Renewal. A sinking fund is a savings account into which a local school district can deposit voter-approved local millage revenue in order to pay cash for projects or repairs as they arise rather than having to borrow through short-term notes or long-term bonds.

This enables the district to pay directly for unforeseen maintenance, such as a new boiler, a roof leak, parking lot repairs, updated technology infrastructure, and individual student technology. Hudsonville Public Schools has been operating with a sinking fund for the past 25 years, and continuous funding is needed since our buildings continue to age.

If you have any questions, please go to our website at or call the district office at 669-1740.

Thank you for spending the time to learn about these two important ballot items.

Please vote on May 2.

PTC Skating Party

Thursday, May 4th, 6-8pm

3330 Fairlanes Avenue Southwest

Grandville, MI

Join us for a fun night of skating with friends! Admission is $6, skate rental is $2 and Roller blade rental is $3.

Early Release

Friday, May 5th, 12:15pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Students will be dismissed at 12:15pm. Sack Lunches are available to order. If your child needs a sack lunch to take home, please let their teacher know.


Friday, May 26th, 8am to Monday, May 29th, 4pm

This is an online event.

No School for Memorial Day weekend!
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Dudes on Duty Sign Up!

Click here to sign up!

The following Events are community events not sponsored by HPS

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Host an Exchange Student

Do you want to open your heart and home and give a foreign exchange student a lifetime experience? Please consider hosting an exchange Student for the 2023/2024 school year. There are over 1,000 students to choose from all over the world. For more detailed information, visit

If you’re interested or have more questions, please reach out to Lisa Finnie at email or call (616)446-1839

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AYSO Soccer

REGISTRATION FOR: Fall 2023/Spring 2024
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION ONLY: Open from April 1st to April 30th (Opens at noon on 04/01)
*** Only coaches/volunteers can register during this time. (NO PLAYERS)
*** Depending on how many coaches volunteer will determine how many spots we can open for players.

PLAYER REGISTRATION ONLY: Open from May 1st to May 30th (Opens at 7:00 PM on 05/01)
*** Will be open for Player Registration ONLY – No Volunteers.
*** Will open as many player spots as we have coaches for.
For information/questions, email:

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Saturday, April 22nd, 7:30am

3835 Baldwin Street

Hudsonville, MI

Where: Hudsonville Eagle Stadium (3835 Baldwin St, Hudsonville) near Baldwin St Middle

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023 | check-in, t-shirt pick up & day of registration opens at 7:30 AM

Fun Run starts @ 8:00 AM - one lap around the track, ages 10+under

5K Run/Walk starts @ 8:45 AM - course includes pavement & short section of grass, open to all!

Cost: includes event, t-shirt, & refreshments after

Early Registration: $20 (by April 14) | Late Registration: $25 (after April 14)

Questions? Contact us at or 616.209.8352

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2023/24 PK/Kindergarten Enrollment

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


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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  • Google Classrooms: Teacher google sites are linked under staff members. Teachers will be updating their Google Classroom Sites on a weekly basis.