April 14, 2023
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
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 www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org 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
Friday, May 5th, 12:15pm
3811 Port Sheldon Street
Friday, May 26th, 8am to Monday, May 29th, 4pm
This is an online event.
The following Events are community events not sponsored by HPS
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 cetusa.org
If you’re interested or have more questions, please reach out to Lisa Finnie at email ALfinnie@charter.net or call (616)446-1839
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNG LIFE 5K
Saturday, April 22nd, 7:30am
3835 Baldwin Street
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 email@example.com or 616.209.8352
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!
- 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.