ALWARD ACTION 3/17/17

OFFICE NEWS……. 

Along with decorating the doors, we are celebrating “March is Reading Month” by having the students bring in new and/or gently used books to benefit local children in need.  We are doing this in hopes of sharing the gift of reading with others in our community.  The book drive will run from MARCH 3-MARCH 24.   The Character Ed team that donates the most books will get a special celebration….. so bring in those books!!!

 

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release is FRIDAY, APRIL 14.  This time will be used by teachers for professional development and professional conversations in regard to meeting the needs of all students.

M-STEP TESTING FOR GRADES 3-5…..  To the parents of 3rd – 5th grade students.  M-Step testing is fast approaching.  With that being said, we would like to get the testing dates out to you in hopes of having all the students in school on the days of testing.  We ask for your help in not scheduling appointments or pulling your student if at all possible on these testing dates.  Our hopes are that with giving you these dates in advance that will help all of us.  Thank you for your cooperation in regards to these testing dates.

5th Grade M-Step Dates ~ APRIL 11-13 and APRIL 18-20

4th Grade M-Step Dates ~ MAY 2-5

3rd Grade M-Step Dates ~ MAY 16-18


MARCH LUNCH INFO………Mar. 2017 Elem.-1 (1)      deposit-slip

HUDSONVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT…….. The Annual Education Report (AER) is designed to meet state and federal requirements for reporting to parents and communities.  The report provides detailed data on state administered student assessment results, accountability results, teacher qualification information, and the state results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Parents and the community can access AER information for the district and individual schools by clicking on the Annual Education Report tab on our website.  If you have any questions regarding the AER information, please contact your child’s building principal or the district curriculum office at 616-669-1740 extension 4.

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5th GRADE NEWS……… Here are some important dates that you will want to have on your calendars for your 5th graders.  Please make sure to get the PARENT INFORMATION MEETING DATE, as this is an informative meeting for the parents.

MARCH 22 ~ Fundraiser PICK UP from your student’s CLASSROOM from 3:00p-4:30p.

APRIL 25 ~ 5th Grade visits Baldwin Street Middle (transportation is provided, students/teachers only)

APRIL 28 ~ Instrument Fittings (Band/Orchestra instructors come and fit students to instruments to see what they may be interested in)

MAY 15 ~ Parent Information Meeting @ Baldwin Street Middle School at 7:00pm in the cafeteria.

 

PTC NEWS….. STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK…….The PTC is looking for volunteers for Staff Appreciation Week, May 1- 5th.  If you would be willing to donate food items, or set-up / clean-up time during that week, please email Sarah Bigelow at sarah.bigelow331@gmail.com.  With your help we look forward to making Staff Appreciation Week a success for our hardworking Alward staff!


COMMUNITY NEWS……….HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH KIDS SPRING/SUMMER SALE……..  (1481 Baldwin St, Jenison)  *Clothing and shoes baby-teen, maternity, baby items, outdoor items, books/games/puzzles/movies, room decor, sports equipment, and lots of toys.  *Friday March 17th 9am -3pm  *Saturday March 18th 9am-1pm (Half Off Sale)  *Free admission  *Sale proceeds help fund youth summer mission trips

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT……… MARCH 24, 2017……March 24, 2017.  Location: Jamestown Upper Elementary

How do a couple of hours without kids sound? Good? Well, your friends at Jamestown Harbor Church want to give you some FREE time to spend doing whatever you’d like without your kids! Use the money you would normally spend on babysitting and spend it on a date night! Grocery Shopping! Girls Night! Go See a Movie! Watch Netflix! A Nap!

Drop your kids off for a few hours of fun activities including movies, crafts, games, and more, at Jamestown Upper Elementary on March 24, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm

All kids ages 4-12 years old welcome.

Pre-register following this link Parents Night Out Registration to claim your spot. The first 200 registered kids are in, so register soon to make sure you are able to enjoy a night out!

BIBLE CLUB MINISTRIES FAMILY FUN DAY……… Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm.  Located at Grandville Bible Church 4122 44th St. SW, Granville.  Children will enjoy fun activities, snacks, prizes and a short program. Everyone is invited! Everything is free! Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Bible Club Ministries at (616) 457-3840

CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY WORKSHOP…….Saturday, March 25,
9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  – Workshop
This program is offered as the March installment of The Breakfast Club, a monthly gathering where parents connect with local experts and other parents to learn from and support each other. Information on depression and anxiety in children and adolescents will be presented by Mike Reiffer, LMSW with Pine Rest Southwest Clinic, followed by discussion and an opportunity to ask questions. This workshop is free and open to all. Free on-site childcare is available.
Register at GUMonline.org or by calling the GUMchurch office at 616.669.0730
INTERNATION EXPERIENCE…..EXCHANGE STUDENTS…..Bring the world to your doorstep!  International Experience (iE-USA) is a non-profit high school student exchange organization, and we are seeking host families for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students provide their own spending money to cover personal, school, sports, and recreation expenses, their own health insurance, and a desire to become part of your family.  Host families provide a safe and caring home, three meals per day, local transportation, and a quiet place to study.  Would you consider learning about the opportunity to open your heart and home to an exchange student?  Please contact local coordinator Sarah Boucher at 507-403-3544or s.boucher@international-experience.net.  Sarah lives in Jenison and is close by to be of support throughout the entire exchange experience.  You can view available students to host at www.iE-USA.org

 

EAGLE 5K…….. The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle ” Brian Carlson Memorial Run” on March 25, 2017 at 9am. The event will take place at Hudsonville High School with the route running through the city of Hudsonville. Special guest speaker this year will be Rebecca

Cruttenden speaking at 8:30am in the gym. Rebecca is the founder and director of theTeam Orphans and the owner of Clara Cookies. She is also a mother of three adopted children and a 6 time Ironman finisher. Be sure to check her out on our website. Come and hear Rebecca's story and see why she is so passionate about helping others.  Be sure to sign up on line at www.classicrace.com or visit our website www.hudsonville5k.com for more information and registration. Online registration only. Packet pickup and late registration will be at Harvest Health March 24 from 4-7pm and Race day morning from 7am to 8:50am. Be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page (GMB Eagle 5k race) also for all updates. All runners will receive lots of post-race refreshments.

SPRING GIRLS LACROSSE……Registration is now open for the Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse Spring Season!  Girls -Grades 5-8th will play for Hudsonville against teams from other communities in a Spring outdoor season.
-Practices begin Late-March, Games begin after Spring Break (no practices over Spring Break).
-New players are welcome.  This is a great time to start playing the fast-growing sport of lacrosse.
Registration is open! For more team information or to contact one of our coaches, visit our team website at:www.hudsonvillegirlslax.com


 

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered…. Girls Volleyball Clinic…..Home Alone Class…..Babysitting Class……Baseball Clinics……Swim/Fitness 

UPCOMING EVENTS…..
3/21 ~ PTC Meeting @ 7pm
3/21 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
3/23 ~ Tarry Hall Skating Party 6:30p-8:30p
3/24 ~ Popcorn Friday/SPIRIT Day!
3/31 – 4/7 ~ SPRING BREAK…… NO SCHOOL
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg : )

 

                                                                                                                                                           
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ALWARD ACTION 3/3/17

 

OFFICE NEWS……. Wow! What a FANTASTIC week here at Alward!  As many of you know, March is “Reading Month” AND it is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, students met in their Character Ed teams (groups of K-5th grade students and an Alward Staff Leader) to decorate classroom, office, and library doors throughout the building.  The doors look AMAZING as the students and staff did a spectacular job!  It is fun to walk through the halls and see the creative designs on the doors, and be reminded that Alward is a community of readers.  Way to go Alward students!!

Along with decorating the doors, we are celebrating “March is Reading Month” by having the students bring in new and/or gently used books to benefit local children in need.  We are doing this in hopes of sharing the gift of reading with others in our community.  The book drive will run from MARCH 3-MARCH 24.   The Character Ed team that donates the most books will get a special celebration….. so bring in those books!!!

 

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release is FRIDAY, MARCH 10.  This time will be used by teachers for professional development and professional conversations in regard to meeting the needs of all students.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES……. are fast approaching!!  These will be held on Monday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 15 from 5:30p-8p, and on Thursday, March 16 from 4:00p-6:30pm.  Conference date/time reminders came home with your student/s this week.  It should be the same day/time as you were scheduled for Fall Conferences.  PLEASE REMEMBER to RETURN these conference slips to your student’s teacher NO LATER than TUESDAY, MARCH 7.  Thank you  : )

M-STEP TESTING FOR GRADES 3-5…..  To the parents of 3rd – 5th grade students.  M-Step testing is fast approaching.  With that being said, we would like to get the testing dates out to you in hopes of having all the students in school on the days of testing.  We ask for your help in not scheduling appointments or pulling your student if at all possible on these testing dates.  Our hopes are that with giving you these dates in advance that will help all of us.  Thank you for your cooperation in regards to these testing dates.

5th Grade M-Step Dates ~ APRIL 11-13 and APRIL 18-20

4th Grade M-Step Dates ~ MAY 2-5

3rd Grade M-Step Dates ~ MAY 16-18


MARCH LUNCH INFO………Mar. 2017 Elem.-1 (1)      deposit-slip

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION……… PK/Kindergarten Registration packets are available in the office.  In order for the registration packets to be turned back in you must have all of the information needed.  The items that are required are listed on the front cover letter of the Registration packet.  Please be sure to turn these in as soon as possible.

 

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5th GRADE NEWS……… Here are some important dates that you will want to have on your calendars for your 5th graders.  Please make sure to get the PARENT INFORMATION MEETING DATE, as this is an informative meeting for the parents.

MARCH 7 ~ Orders DUE for Butter Braid Fundraiser

MARCH 22 ~ Fundraiser PICK UP from your student’s CLASSROOM from 3:00p-4:30p.

APRIL 25 ~ 5th Grade visits Baldwin Street Middle (transportation is provided, students/teachers only)

APRIL 28 ~ Instrument Fittings (Band/Orchestra instructors come and fit students to instruments to see what they may be interested in)

MAY 15 ~ Parent Information Meeting @ Baldwin Street Middle School at 7:00pm in the cafeteria.

 

PTC NEWS….. FIVE BELOW FUNDRAISER…… Starting Monday, March 6  through Sunday, March 12 if you shop at Five Below in Grandville 10% of your sales will be donated back to Alward!!  This is an easy way to help show your support for Alward.  Please read the attached flyer with all of the details.  You must take the flyer with you in order for the % to be donated back to Alward.  Five Below Fundraiser

 PRE-SALE CARNIVAL TICKETS……… Tickets for the Carnival will be “Pre-Sale” next week ONLY.   Staring Monday you may turn in the attached flyer for Pre-Sale Carnival tickets.  If you buy them next week they will be 5 for $1.00.  Day of the Carnival the tickets are 4/$1.00.  All games take between 1 and 2 tickets.  Flyers will come home with students on Monday as well.  Forms must be turned in NO LATER than FRIDAY, MARCH 10.   Carnival Ticket Pre-Sale

CLASS BASKET THEMES FOR CARNIVAL…… The PTC just wanted to provide you the list of themes for the Class Baskets for the raffle at the Carnival.  Please feel free to start sending these items in to school with your student.  Thank you!  PS….. this is a great way to earn money at the FIVE BELOW fundraiser for Alward.  : )

Fliestra: Easter Fun
LaLonde: Baking
LePard: Outdoor fun
Pingel: Family Game Night
DeCarlo: Can You Build it
Reisdorff: Animals
Scott: A Glowing Good Time
Harmsen: Chocolate Lovers
Goodger: Summer Fun
Oosting: Maize & Blue
VanSlooten: Candy Lovers
VanderWall: Party Time
Hamming: Gift cards
Louis: Artist Studio
Hawks: Family movie night
Bouwens: Sports
Burmeister: Everything Coffee
Karel: Camping, Fishing & Bonfires

 



ALWARD SCHOOL CARNIVAL……… 
Is almost here…… and without you….. family, friends, siblings.. we cannot make this happen.   Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time to make this fantastic day of fun happen for the students/families of Alward.  This is something the students look forward to every year!!!  Please read the following attachment with all of the details.  Carnival Volunteer  I am also including the online link so you can sign up online!  We cannot make this an easier for you  : )  Please help us out!!  ONLINE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FOR CARNIVAL

NEEDS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR CARNIVAL…… (but need to shadow in this year’s Carnival!) WE NEED two people to shadow Julie Snider this year with the plan on Co-Chairing the Spring Carnival in 2018….these people would be responsible for scheduling volunteers and coordinating the carnival sub committees.  REMEMBER, carnival has A LOT of Chairs!  Thus, these two people need to OVERSEE the operations.  Many hands make light work……are YOU willing to CO-Chair Carnival?  We don’t want this to be the last carnival so PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!!  In order to understand what Julie Snider does we need the volunteers NOW!!!   PLEASE!!!!

COMMUNITY NEWS……….MOM 2 MOM SALE……. Presented by Hudsonville High School’s Eagle Renaissance Program.  9am – 12pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Hudsonville Freshman Campus – 3370 Allen St. Hudsonville, MI 49426.  Admission: $2.  Strollers Welcome All Hours.  Children’s Items + Maternity Items + Big Ticket Children’s Items for sale!  Vendors too!  We appreciate your support for our Eagle Renaissance Program!   All proceeds from this fundraiser will support our Renaissance Program in its efforts to encourage improved academic performance + a stronger Hudsonville Eagle culture!  If you are interested in renting a table to sell, please send an email to: mjesky@hpseagles.net  We will email you the table rental agreement form.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SPRING CHILDREN’S CLOTHING SALE……. will be held on Saturday, March 11 from 9:00 – 12:00. Come shop the great collection of infant to teen clothing, outdoor/indoor toys, books, games, shoes, baby equipment, maternity, and more. Delicious baked goods are also for sale! Located in the large gym at Heritage Christian at 6340 Autumn Dr., Hudsonville. Hope to see you there!

HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH KIDS SPRING/SUMMER SALE……..  (1481 Baldwin St, Jenison)  *Clothing and shoes baby-teen, maternity, baby items, outdoor items, books/games/puzzles/movies, room decor, sports equipment, and lots of toys.  *Friday March 17th 9am -3pm  *Saturday March 18th 9am-1pm (Half Off Sale)  *Free admission  *Sale proceeds help fund youth summer mission trips
INTERNATION EXPERIENCE…..EXCHANGE STUDENTS…..Bring the world to your doorstep!  International Experience (iE-USA) is a non-profit high school student exchange organization, and we are seeking host families for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students provide their own spending money to cover personal, school, sports, and recreation expenses, their own health insurance, and a desire to become part of your family.  Host families provide a safe and caring home, three meals per day, local transportation, and a quiet place to study.  Would you consider learning about the opportunity to open your heart and home to an exchange student?  Please contact local coordinator Sarah Boucher at 507-403-3544or s.boucher@international-experience.net.  Sarah lives in Jenison and is close by to be of support throughout the entire exchange experience.  You can view available students to host at www.iE-USA.org

 

EAGLE 5K…….. The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle ” Brian Carlson Memorial Run” on March 25, 2017 at 9am. The event will take place at Hudsonville High School with the route running through the city of Hudsonville. Special guest speaker this year will be Rebecca

Cruttenden speaking at 8:30am in the gym. Rebecca is the founder and director of theTeam Orphans and the owner of Clara Cookies. She is also a mother of three adopted children and a 6 time Ironman finisher. Be sure to check her out on our website. Come and hear Rebecca's story and see why she is so passionate about helping others.  Be sure to sign up on line at www.classicrace.com or visit our website www.hudsonville5k.com for more information and registration. Online registration only. Packet pickup and late registration will be at Harvest Health March 24 from 4-7pm and Race day morning from 7am to 8:50am. Be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page (GMB Eagle 5k race) also for all updates. All runners will receive lots of post-race refreshments.

SPRING GIRLS LACROSSE……Registration is now open for the Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse Spring Season!  Girls -Grades 5-8th will play for Hudsonville against teams from other communities in a Spring outdoor season.
-Practices begin Late-March, Games begin after Spring Break (no practices over Spring Break).
-New players are welcome.  This is a great time to start playing the fast-growing sport of lacrosse.
Registration is open! For more team information or to contact one of our coaches, visit our team website at:www.hudsonvillegirlslax.com


 

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered…. Girls Volleyball Clinic…..Home Alone Class…..Babysitting Class……Baseball Clinics……Swim/Fitness 

UPCOMING EVENTS…..
3/10 ~ EARLY RELEASE @ 12:15pm
3/13 ~ P/T Conferences 5:30p-8p
3/15 ~ P/T Conferences 5:30p-8p
3/16 ~ P/T Conferences 4p-6:30p
3/18 ~ Spring Carnival  11a-2p
3/21 ~ PTC Meeting @ 7pm
3/21 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
3/23 ~ Tarry Hall Skating Party 6:30p-8:30p
3/24 ~ Popcorn Friday/SPIRIT Day!
3/31 – 4/7 ~ SPRING BREAK…… NO SCHOOL
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg : )

 

                                                                                                                                                           
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ALWARD ACTION 2/17/17

OFFICE NEWS……. It has been a very busy week here at Alward.  Valentine parties went well and here it is Friday already.  We hope all Fathers and Daughters have a great time on Saturday at the Father/Daughter Dance!!!  Just a quick note for next week…. 5th graders will be going to the symphony on Tuesday and 4th graders will be going to the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday.  Then for the best day of the week for me….. FRIDAY….. because it is POPCORN Friday/Spirit day!!

A friendly reminder for parents of 5th graders…. next week will be the LAST week for morning hockey.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES……. are fast approaching!!  These will be held on Monday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 15 from 5:30p-8p, and on Thursday, March 16 from 4:00p-6:30pm.  Conference date/time reminders will come home with your student either Monday, February 27 or Tuesday, February 28.  It should be the same day/time as you were scheduled for Fall Conferences.  PLEASE REMEMBER to RETURN these conference slips to your student’s teacher NO LATER than TUESDAY, MARCH 7.  Thank you  : )

NEA READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK…… is coming soon.  In order to celebrate reading AND Dr. Seuss’ birthday….. we are having a SPIRIT WEEK!!  Woot ~ Woot!!  So here are the details…. (please note…. this is NOT next week, but the following week)

Monday 2/27Crazy socks for FOX IN SOCKS
Tuesday 2/28Wear Stripes and/or your favorite hat for THE CAT IN THE HAT
Wednesday 3/1Wear clothes backwards/mismatched for WACKY WEDNESDAY
Thursday 3/2Wear green for GREEN EGGS AND HAM
     * Dr. Seuss Birthday March 2
Friday 3/3Wear red and/or blue for ONE FISH, TWO FISH

 

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release is FRIDAY, MARCH 10.  This time will be used by teachers for professional development and professional conversations in regard to meeting the needs of all students.

FEBRUARY LUNCH INFO………February 2017 Hud Elem (2)-1       deposit-slip

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION……… PK/Kindergarten Registration packets are available in the office.  In order for the registration packets to be turned back in you must have all of the information needed.  The items that are required are listed on the front cover letter of the Registration packet.  Please be sure to turn these in as soon as possible.

 

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5th GRADE NEWS……… Here are some important dates that you will want to have on your calendars for your 5th graders.  Please make sure to get the PARENT INFORMATION MEETING DATE, as this is an informative meeting for the parents.

FEBRUARY 20 ~ Butter Braid Fundraiser Kick Off.

MARCH 7 ~ Orders DUE for Butter Braid Fundraiser

MARCH 22 ~ Fundraiser PICK UP from your student’s CLASSROOM from 3:00p-4:30p.

APRIL 25 ~ 5th Grade visits Baldwin Street Middle (transportation is provided, students/teachers only)

APRIL 28 ~ Instrument Fittings (Band/Orchestra instructors come and fit students to instruments to see what they may be interested in)

MAY 15 ~ Parent Information Meeting @ Baldwin Street Middle School at 7:00pm in the cafeteria.

 

PTC NEWS….. SPRING BOX TOP CONTEST……. The Spring Box Top contest will run through NEXT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24!!  PLEASE  put your clipped box tops in an envelope or baggie MARKED with the TEACHER’S NAME and send it to school.  They should turn these in to their teacher as they have an envelope to collect these.  Th

 

 



ALWARD SCHOOL CARNIVAL……… 
Is fast approaching…… and without you….. family, friends, siblings.. we cannot make this happen.   Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time to make this fantastic day of fun happen for the students/families of Alward.  This is something the students look forward to every year!!!  Please read the following attachment with all of the details.  Carnival Volunteer  I am also including the online link so you can sign up online!  We cannot make this an easier for you  : )  Please help us out!!  ONLINE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FOR CARNIVAL

NEEDS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR CARNIVAL…… (but need to shadow in this year’s Carnival!) WE NEED two people to shadow Julie Snider this year with the plan on Co-Chairing the Spring Carnival in 2018….these people would be responsible for scheduling volunteers and coordinating the carnival sub committees.  REMEMBER, carnival has A LOT of Chairs!  Thus, these two people need to OVERSEE the operations.  Many hands make light work……are YOU willing to CO-Chair Carnival?  We don’t want this to be the last carnival so PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!!  In order to understand what Julie Snider does we need the volunteers NOW!!!   PLEASE!!!!

COMMUNITY NEWS……….MOM 2 MOM SALE……. Presented by Hudsonville High School’s Eagle Renaissance Program.  9am – 12pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Hudsonville Freshman Campus – 3370 Allen St. Hudsonville, MI 49426.  Admission: $2.  Strollers Welcome All Hours.  Children’s Items + Maternity Items + Big Ticket Children’s Items for sale!  Vendors too!  We appreciate your support for our Eagle Renaissance Program!   All proceeds from this fundraiser will support our Renaissance Program in its efforts to encourage improved academic performance + a stronger Hudsonville Eagle culture!  If you are interested in renting a table to sell, please send an email to: mjesky@hpseagles.net  We will email you the table rental agreement form.

HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH KIDS SPRING/SUMMER SALE……..  (1481 Baldwin St, Jenison)  *Clothing and shoes baby-teen, maternity, baby items, outdoor items, books/games/puzzles/movies, room decor, sports equipment, and lots of toys.  *Friday March 17th 9am -3pm  *Saturday March 18th 9am-1pm (Half Off Sale)  *Free admission  *Sale proceeds help fund youth summer mission trips
LOVE AND LOGIC PARENTING WORKSHOP……  FEBRUARY 22 and the 4 following WEDNESDAYS…… Love and Logic Parenting Workshop, 6-8pm.  Tired of power struggles with your kids and exhausted with trying to keep it cool in hot situations?  Let us help!  Join us for the Love & Logic 5 week parenting Workshop on Wednesday nights beginning on February 22 from 6-8pm here at Fair Haven Church.  In these five sessions, parents will learn valuable techniques that will help transform their homes and create a positive environment for everyone to live in!  FHC is covering the cost of the course; the only purchase that needs to be made by parents is the $10 workbook!  Don’t forget, dinner is offered on Wednesday nights and we are offering free childcare through age 11.  What’s stopping you?  CLICK HERE to sign up for the class and choose your desired childcare option today!

INTERNATION EXPERIENCE…..EXCHANGE STUDENTS…..Bring the world to your doorstep!  International Experience (iE-USA) is a non-profit high school student exchange organization, and we are seeking host families for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students provide their own spending money to cover personal, school, sports, and recreation expenses, their own health insurance, and a desire to become part of your family.  Host families provide a safe and caring home, three meals per day, local transportation, and a quiet place to study.  Would you consider learning about the opportunity to open your heart and home to an exchange student?  Please contact local coordinator Sarah Boucher at 507-403-3544or s.boucher@international-experience.net.  Sarah lives in Jenison and is close by to be of support throughout the entire exchange experience.  You can view available students to host at www.iE-USA.org

EAGLE 5K…….. The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle ” Brian Carlson Memorial Run” on March 25, 2017 at 9am. The event will take place at Hudsonville High School with the route running through the city of Hudsonville. Special guest speaker this year will be Rebecca

Cruttenden speaking at 8:30am in the gym. Rebecca is the founder and director of theTeam Orphans and the owner of Clara Cookies. She is also a mother of three adopted children and a 6 time Ironman finisher. Be sure to check her out on our website. Come and hear Rebecca's story and see why she is so passionate about helping others.  Be sure to sign up on line at www.classicrace.com or visit our website www.hudsonville5k.com for more information and registration. Online registration only. Packet pickup and late registration will be at Harvest Health March 24 from 4-7pm and Race day morning from 7am to 8:50am. Be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page (GMB Eagle 5k race) also for all updates. All runners will receive lots of post-race refreshments.

HUDSONVILLE YOUTH LACROSSE……. Registration for Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse opens Jan 25.  Register online at  Hudslax.com.  Boys lacrosse will be offered for boys in Grades 3-8.  Girls lacrosse will be offered to girls in Grades 5-8.  If a 3rd or 4th Grade girl is interested in playing they may register and they will be playing on a boys team.
BASIC LACROSSE SKILLS TRAINING…… New to LaCrosse??? Join us to learn basic lacrosse skills from our youth coaches before the season begins.
Who:   New players 3rd – 5th grade.  NEW PLAYERS only please!
Where:  Park Elementary gym
When:Monday evenings –  Feb 13-March 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  Free,  you bring your own men’s or women’s lacrosse stick
SPRING GIRLS LACROSSE……Registration is now open for the Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse Spring Season!  Girls -Grades 5-8th will play for Hudsonville against teams from other communities in a Spring outdoor season.
-Practices begin Late-March, Games begin after Spring Break (no practices over Spring Break).
-New players are welcome.  This is a great time to start playing the fast-growing sport of lacrosse.
Registration is open! For more team information or to contact one of our coaches, visit our team website at:www.hudsonvillegirlslax.com


S.O.A.R.. II (STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES TO ACHIEVE RESULTS)…….
Upcoming Survey……. For the past three years, we have been working on accomplishing our district’s long-range planning goals outlined in S.O.A.R. II (Strategic Objectives to Achieve Results).  Teams of teachers, administrators and support staff have been focused on specific goals in the areas of Human Services, Operations, and Teaching and Learning.  S.O.A.R. II points of pride include, but are not limited to, the development and phased implementation of an elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) special, saving millions of taxpayer dollars by renovating a former elementary school, renovating all buildings’ front office areas to provide an extra level of security, and expanding community education offerings.  A complete report of the many accomplishments can be found on our district’s website.

To continue our great tradition of excellence at Hudsonville Public Schools and to elevate our successes, we are asking for your help in the development of our next strategic plan: S.O.A.R. III.  We have completed the first phase of development (Focus Groups) and are very thankful for the wealth of information we received.  Our website contains a summary of findings based on this phase.

We are now entering the second phase in the research; a Randomized Needs Assessment Survey.  If you receive an invitation to participate, PLEASE consider taking part in helping us set the direction for the next three years.

Later in February, we will open the survey to parents and community members who were not part of the random selection process.  We will email the link to the survey when it becomes available.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………KIDS ROCK THE GYM – Grades PK – 6…….. Drop your Pre-K – 6th grade child off with us and we’ll keep them busy with all kinds of fun activities while you go out for dinner, a movie, or just hang out at home.

Movie Room ~ Music & Dancing ~ Crafts & Painting ~ Activities in the Gymnasium (basketball, dodgeball, relay races, kickball) ~ Lip Sync Competition ~ Hot Shot Competition ~Obstacle Race ~ Gaga Pit ~ Volleyball

This program is sponsored and supervised by the Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches, Team, and Parents.

When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where:  Hudsonville High School Gyms, 5037 – 32nd Ave.

Cost:  $20 per child, $30 for 2 kids – same family, $40 for 3 or more – same family

Register online at hudsonvillepublicschools.org and visit the Hudsonville Community Ed. page.

NATIONAL FLAG FOOTBALL – KIDS TEAMS FORMING NOW!!  In Partnership With Hudsonville Community Education.

BOYS AND GIRLS – AGES 4 – 14

LEAGUE INFO

• Flag Football Is All We Do!
• Registration includes NFL Jersey, & Flag Belts For All Players To Keep
• Teams Formed By Buddy Request, School & Grade
• Practices & Games On Weekends Only
• Practices An Hour Before Games
• Coaches Screened & Trained
• Eight Week Season
*3.99% processing fee added to all transactions

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 24th
Season Begins:  April 23rd
Season Ends:  June 18th
In the event of a rain date, season may be extended up to June 25th.

Games played on Sundays at Grandville High School
Questions?  248-454-9700
Register online at www.nationalflagfootball.com

Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered…. Kids Rock the Gym…. Girls Volleyball (Gr 3-6)….. Home Alone Class….. Babysitting Class….. Baseball Clinics….. Indoor Soccer Classes……Learn to  Ice Skate…..Intro to Hockey… Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer….. Lego Engineering…..Swim/Fitness 
UPCOMING EVENTS…..
2/18 ~ Father/Daughter Dance
2/21 ~ 5th GR Symphony Field Trip
2/23 ~ 4th GR Grand Rapids Public Museum Field Trip
2/24 ~ Popcorn Friday/SPIRIT Day!
3/10 ~ EARLY RELEASE @ 12:15pm
3/13 ~ P/T Conferences 5:30p-8p
3/15 ~ P/T Conferences 5:30p-8p
3/16 ~ P/T Conferences 4p-6:30p
3/18 ~ Spring Carnival  11a-2p
3/21 ~ PTC Meeting @ 7pm
3/21 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
3/23 ~ Tarry Hall Skating Party 6:30p-8:30p
3/24 ~ Popcorn Friday/SPIRIT Day!
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg : )

 

                                                                                                                                                           
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ALWARD ACTION 2/3/17

OFFICE NEWS……. It is hard to believe that is February. Please take the time to enjoy this long weekend with your family and friends.  With the business of school and family, it is well deserved.     Now that we are into February and have completed our Kindergarten Registration night, the time between now and conferences in March and  Spring Break in April seems closer than ever.

With this in mind, please try and stay up on the dates that will be coming up.  We have Valentine parties coming, Spring field trips, Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences, Spring Carnival and M-Step testing for our 3-5th graders.

When testing dates have been confirmed, we will get everything on the calendar and in the newsletter.

We hope you enjoy your long weekend.

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release is FRIDAY, MARCH 10.  This time will be used by teachers for professional development and professional conversations in regard to meeting the needs of all students.

VALENTINE PARTIES…. will be on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14.  Times vary by class so please make sure to check teacher blogs for the exact time.  If you are volunteering for a party, please make sure you have completed your Volunteer Background Check.  I am including the link to make it fast and easy for you!  : )   VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK
FEBRUARY LUNCH INFO………February 2017 Hud Elem (2)-1       deposit-slip
KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION……… PK/Kindergarten Registration packets are available in the office.  In order for the registration packets to be turned back in you must have all of the information needed.  The items that are required are listed on the front cover letter of the Registration packet.

PK/K SCREENING DATES…… We will have screening for incoming PK/K students on February 8, 9 and 10.  It is RECOMMENDED that if the child turns 5 AFTER JUNE 1 they should be tested.  It is REQUIRED the child be tested if they turn 5 AFTER SEPTEMBER 1.  You may call the office at 669-6700 any time between 9am and 3pm to schedule screening.  Spaces are filling up fast, so please call soon!

SNOW DAY PROCEDURE FOR HOT LUNCH ~ With snow days a possibility now, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day.  An example: if school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesday and the menu that was scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menu on Monday.  Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on Twitter or the foodservice web page at www.jenhudfood.org. Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thank you! ~ Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director

 

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5th GRADE NEWS……… The 5th Graders will be doing another fundraiser soon.  Please watch for more information coming home with the students in February.   Here are some important dates that you will want to have on your calendars for your 5th graders.  Please make sure to get the PARENT INFORMATION MEETING DATE, as this is an informative meeting for the parents.

APRIL 25 ~ 5th Grade visits Baldwin Street Middle (transportation is provided, students/teachers only)

APRIL 28 ~ Instrument Fittings (Band/Orchestra instructors come and fit students to instruments to see what they may be interested in)

MAY 15 ~ Parent Information Meeting @ Baldwin Street Middle School at 7:00pm in the cafeteria.

 

PTC NEWS….. TARRY HALL SKATING PARTY…..
is this coming MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Please read the following attachment with all of the details.   Skating party

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE……  SAVE THE DATE…… Saturday, February 18 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Baldwin Street Middle School.  Please make sure to get this on your calendars.  Registrations are due by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10!  I have attached a registration form in case you misplaced the one that was sent home.  : )  Father:Daughter 2017

 

 

BOX TOP NEWS…… PLEASE read the following attachment to help earn Alward a chance to win 50,000 Bonus Box Tops!!  Box Tops for Education is partnering with Walmart for this incentive program. This program will run through MARCH 1, 2017. BoxTopINFO

 


ALWARD SCHOOL CARNIVAL……… 
Is fast approaching…… and without you….. family, friends, siblings.. we cannot make this happen.   Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time to make this fantastic day of fun happen for the students/families of Alward.  This is something the students look forward to every year!!!  Please read the following attachment with all of the details.  Carnival Volunteer  I am also including the online link so you can sign up online!  We cannot make this an easier for you  : )  Please help us out!!  ONLINE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FOR CARNIVAL

NEEDS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR CARNIVAL…… (but need to shadow in this year’s Carnival!) WE NEED two people to shadow Julie Snider this year with the plan on Co-Chairing the Spring Carnival in 2018….these people would be responsible for scheduling volunteers and coordinating the carnival sub committees.  REMEMBER, carnival has A LOT of Chairs!  Thus, these two people need to OVERSEE the operations.  Many hands make light work……are YOU willing to CO-Chair Carnival?  We don’t want this to be the last carnival so PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!!  In order to understand what Julie Snider does we need the volunteers NOW!!!   PLEASE!!!!

COMMUNITY NEWS………. LOVE AND LOGIC PARENTING WORKSHOP……  FEBRUARY 22 and the 4 following WEDNESDAYS…… Love and Logic Parenting Workshop, 6-8pm.  Tired of power struggles with your kids and exhausted with trying to keep it cool in hot situations?  Let us help!  Join us for the Love & Logic 5 week parenting Workshop on Wednesday nights beginning on February 22 from 6-8pm here at Fair Haven Church.  In these five sessions, parents will learn valuable techniques that will help transform their homes and create a positive environment for everyone to live in!  FHC is covering the cost of the course; the only purchase that needs to be made by parents is the $10 workbook!  Don’t forget, dinner is offered on Wednesday nights and we are offering free childcare through age 11.  What’s stopping you?  CLICK HERE to sign up for the class and choose your desired childcare option today!

EAGLE 5K…….. The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle ” Brian Carlson Memorial Run” on March 25, 2017 at 9am. The event will take place at Hudsonville High School with the route running through the city of Hudsonville. Special guest speaker this year will be Rebecca

Cruttenden speaking at 8:30am in the gym. Rebecca is the founder and director of theTeam Orphans and the owner of Clara Cookies. She is also a mother of three adopted children and a 6 time Ironman finisher. Be sure to check her out on our website. Come and hear Rebecca's story and see why she is so passionate about helping others.  Be sure to sign up on line at www.classicrace.com or visit our website www.hudsonville5k.com for more information and registration. Online registration only. Packet pickup and late registration will be at Harvest Health March 24 from 4-7pm and Race day morning from 7am to 8:50am. Be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page (GMB Eagle 5k race) also for all updates. All runners will receive lots of post-race refreshments.

HUDSONVILLE YOUTH LACROSSE……. Registration for Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse opens Jan 25.  Register online at  Hudslax.com.  Boys lacrosse will be offered for boys in Grades 3-8.  Girls lacrosse will be offered to girls in Grades 5-8.  If a 3rd or 4th Grade girl is interested in playing they may register and they will be playing on a boys team.
BASIC LACROSSE SKILLS TRAINING…… New to LaCrosse??? Join us to learn basic lacrosse skills from our youth coaches before the season begins.
Who:   New players 3rd – 5th grade.  NEW PLAYERS only please!
Where:  Park Elementary gym
When:   Monday evenings Feb 13-March 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  Free,  you bring your own men’s or women’s lacrosse stick


S.O.A.R.. II (STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES TO ACHIEVE RESULTS)…….
Upcoming Survey……. For the past three years, we have been working on accomplishing our district’s long-range planning goals outlined in S.O.A.R. II (Strategic Objectives to Achieve Results).  Teams of teachers, administrators and support staff have been focused on specific goals in the areas of Human Services, Operations, and Teaching and Learning.  S.O.A.R. II points of pride include, but are not limited to, the development and phased implementation of an elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) special, saving millions of taxpayer dollars by renovating a former elementary school, renovating all buildings’ front office areas to provide an extra level of security, and expanding community education offerings.  A complete report of the many accomplishments can be found on our district’s website.

To continue our great tradition of excellence at Hudsonville Public Schools and to elevate our successes, we are asking for your help in the development of our next strategic plan: S.O.A.R. III.  We have completed the first phase of development (Focus Groups) and are very thankful for the wealth of information we received.  Our website contains a summary of findings based on this phase.

We are now entering the second phase in the research; a Randomized Needs Assessment Survey.  If you receive an invitation to participate, PLEASE consider taking part in helping us set the direction for the next three years.

Later in February, we will open the survey to parents and community members who were not part of the random selection process.  We will email the link to the survey when it becomes available.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………KIDS ROCK THE GYM – Grades PK – 6…….. Drop your Pre-K – 6th grade child off with us and we’ll keep them busy with all kinds of fun activities while you go out for dinner, a movie, or just hang out at home.

Movie Room ~ Music & Dancing ~ Crafts & Painting ~ Activities in the Gymnasium (basketball, dodgeball, relay races, kickball) ~ Lip Sync Competition ~ Hot Shot Competition ~Obstacle Race ~ Gaga Pit ~ Volleyball

This program is sponsored and supervised by the Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches, Team, and Parents.

When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where:  Hudsonville High School Gyms, 5037 – 32nd Ave.

Cost:  $20 per child, $30 for 2 kids – same family, $40 for 3 or more – same family

Register online at hudsonvillepublicschools.org and visit the Hudsonville Community Ed. page.

NATIONAL FLAG FOOTBALL – KIDS TEAMS FORMING NOW!!  In Partnership With Hudsonville Community Education.

BOYS AND GIRLS – AGES 4 – 14

LEAGUE INFO

• Flag Football Is All We Do!
• Registration includes NFL Jersey, & Flag Belts For All Players To Keep
• Teams Formed By Buddy Request, School & Grade
• Practices & Games On Weekends Only
• Practices An Hour Before Games
• Coaches Screened & Trained
• Eight Week Season
*3.99% processing fee added to all transactions

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Deadline:  Monday, February 24th
Season Begins:  April 23rd
Season Ends:  June 18th
In the event of a rain date, season may be extended up to June 25th.

Games played on Sundays at Grandville High School
Questions?  248-454-9700
Register online at www.nationalflagfootball.com

Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered…. Kids Rock the Gym…. Girls Volleyball (Gr 3-6)….. Home Alone Class….. Babysitting Class….. Baseball Clinics….. Indoor Soccer Classes……Learn to  Ice Skate…..Intro to Hockey… Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer….. Lego Engineering…..Swim/Fitness 
UPCOMING EVENTS…..
2/6 ~ WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL
2/6 ~ Tarry Hall Skating Party 6:30p-8:30p
2/7 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
2/8-2/10 ~ PK/K Screening (Please call and schedule w/the office)
2/14 ~ Valentine Parties
2/18 ~ Father/Daughter Dance
2/21 ~ 5th GR Symphony Field Trip
2/23 ~ 4th GR Grand Rapids Public Museum Field Trip
2/24 ~ Popcorn Friday/SPIRIT Day!
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg : )

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ALWARD ACTION 1/20/17

 

OFFICE NEWS……. Well we did it, we made it through our first FIVE day week since Christmas break!   Things have been smooth sailing here at Alward. We can now enjoy the quiet months of January and February before the craziness of spring starts.  As you know, spring brings M-Step, book fair, parent/teacher conferences, 5th grade transitions, and much, much more.

As we are relaxing, please take a moment to celebrate with your child and with the Alward teaching staff.  Alward Elementary is once again a Reward School as reported on our  Accountability Scorecard put out by the state.  Great job Alward staff and students.

CONSTRUCTION….As you can see, Alward is quickly changing.  Our 4 new Kindergarten classrooms, two additional grade level classrooms, and the new office, music room, art room, and gymnasium are all taking shape.  Students and staff have been flexible and patient with sounds, temporary walls, and exposed hallway ceilings (which we view as our temporary “industrial” look).  We can’t wait to see where the construction will be by spring.

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3.  This time will be used by teachers for professional development and professional conversations in regard to meeting the needs of all students.

VALENTINE PARTIES…. will be on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14.  Times vary by class so please make sure to check teacher blogs for the exact time.

JANUARY LUNCH INFO………jan2017hudelemdeposit-slip

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP……… The date has been set for Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming 17/18 school year.  The Registration meeting will be held on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 @ 7pm at Alward.  There will be 10am session as well at South Elementary for those who are not able to make it to the evening session.  REMEMBER….. your child MUST turn 5 by DECEMBER 1, 2017 to register them for PK OR Kindergarten.  PLEASE NOTE….. If your child turns FIVE between SEPTEMBER 2 and DECEMBER 1 you MUST fill out the Kindergarten Waiver Request that is in the Registration packet.

PK/Kindergarten Registration packets are available in the office.  In order for the registration packets to be turned back in you must have all of the information needed.  The items that are required are listed on the front cover letter of the Registration packet.

PK/K SCREENING DATES…… We will have screening for incoming PK/K students on February 8, 9 and 10.  It is RECOMMENDED that if the child turns 5 AFTER JUNE 1 they should be tested.  It is REQUIRED the child be tested if they turn 5 AFTER SEPTEMBER 1.  You may call the office at 669-6700 any time between 9am and 3pm to schedule screening.

SNOW DAY PROCEDURE FOR HOT LUNCH ~ With snow days a possibility now, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day.  An example: if school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesday and the menu that was scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menu on Monday.  Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on Twitter or the foodservice web page at www.jenhudfood.org. Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thank you! ~ Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director

HUDSONVILLE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS – PARENT INFORMATION/REGISTRATION NIGHT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR…… TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:00-8:00pm.  The Early Childhood Center is located at 5535 School Ave (main entrance off Madison Ave.).  Programs include 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care AND Summer Care.

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**This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff and visit the preschool classrooms.  There is no formal presentation; feel free to come anytime between 6:00-8:00pm.  Children are welcome and activities will be provided.  Registration forms accepted that evening with at $40.00 registration fee per child.  For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext 1.

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5th GRADE NEWS……… The 5th Graders will be doing another fundraiser soon.  Please watch for more information coming home with the students in February.

PTC NEWS….. DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE……  SAVE THE DATE…… Saturday, February 18 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Baldwin Street Middle School.  Please make sure to get this on your calendars.  More information will be coming home soon.  : )

 

BOX TOP NEWS……  PLEASE read the following attachment to help earn Alward a chance to win 50,000 Bonus Box Tops!!  Box Tops for Education is partnering with Walmart for this incentive program. This program will run through MARCH 1, 2017. BoxTopINFO



ALWARD SCHOOL CARNIVAL……… 
A very important note to all……. if you plan this far ahead…… the date for the Spring Carnival has been changed!!  It will be on SATURDAY, MARCH 18!!  So since we are discussing the Spring Carnival….. the Carnival Committee are still in need of help for this year’s Carnival.  We CANNOT make this happen with out a HUGE amount of volunteer help.  This is what is still needed for THIS year… Chairperson for Ticket Sales, Co-Chairs (2 people)for Games and ONE person to Co-Chair the Class Baskets.  Please email or call  Laurie Elgersma or Jessica Dugauy and VOLUNTEER TODAY!!!  Laurie: SisLKB@aol.com or 662-3820 or Jess at jras83@aol.com or 318-2775.

NEEDS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR CARNIVAL…… (but need to shadow in this year’s Carnival!) In ADDITION WE NEED two people to shadow Julie Snider this year with the plan on Co-Chairing the Spring Carnival in 2018….these people would be responsible for scheduling volunteers and coordinating the carnival sub committees.  REMEMBER, carnival has A LOT of Chairs!  Thus, these two people need to OVERSEE the operations.  Many hands make light work……are YOU willing to CO-Chair Carnival?  We don’t want this to be the last carnival so PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!!  In order to understand what Julie Snider does we need the volunteers NOW!!!   PLEASE!!!!

COMMUNITY NEWS……….  KIDS AND FAMILY EXPO…….Saturday, January 21 from 10am-5pm at DeVos Place.  Please read the following 2 attachments with all of the details.  Sounds like a good time! : )  KidsFamilyExpoKidsFamilyExpo-2
HUDSONVILLE YOUTH LACROSSE……. Registration for Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse opens Jan 25.  Register online at  Hudslax.com.  Boys lacrosse will be offered for boys in Grades 3-8.  Girls lacrosse will be offered to girls in Grades 5-8.  If a 3rd or 4th Grade girl is interested in playing they may register and they will be playing on a boys team.

4TH GRADE GIRL SCOUTS………Join Girl Scouts!  Girl Scout Troop 4259 is accepting registrations for 4th grade girls looking to make new friends, go on fun trips, learn new exciting things and make a difference in our community.  Our troop meets two Thursday evenings per month.  If you think Girl Scouts is right for your daughter, please email brazellew@gmail.com or caseyclendening@yahoo.com for more information.


S.O.A.R.. II (STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES TO ACHIEVE RESULTS)…….
Upcoming Survey……. For the past three years, we have been working on accomplishing our district’s long-range planning goals outlined in S.O.A.R. II (Strategic Objectives to Achieve Results).  Teams of teachers, administrators and support staff have been focused on specific goals in the areas of Human Services, Operations, and Teaching and Learning.  S.O.A.R. II points of pride include, but are not limited to, the development and phased implementation of an elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) special, saving millions of taxpayer dollars by renovating a former elementary school, renovating all buildings’ front office areas to provide an extra level of security, and expanding community education offerings.  A complete report of the many accomplishments can be found on our district’s website.

To continue our great tradition of excellence at Hudsonville Public Schools and to elevate our successes, we are asking for your help in the development of our next strategic plan: S.O.A.R. III.  We have completed the first phase of development (Focus Groups) and are very thankful for the wealth of information we received.  Our website contains a summary of findings based on this phase.

We are now entering the second phase in the research; a Randomized Needs Assessment Survey.  If you receive an invitation to participate, PLEASE consider taking part in helping us set the direction for the next three years.

Later in February, we will open the survey to parents and community members who were not part of the random selection process.  We will email the link to the survey when it becomes available.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… NATIONAL FLAG FOOTBALL – KIDS TEAMS FORMING NOW!!  In Partnership With Hudsonville Community Education.

BOYS AND GIRLS – AGES 4 – 14

LEAGUE INFO

• Flag Football Is All We Do!
• Registration includes NFL Jersey, & Flag Belts For All Players To Keep
• Teams Formed By Buddy Request, School & Grade
• Practices & Games On Weekends Only
• Practices An Hour Before Games
• Coaches Screened & Trained
• Eight Week Season
*3.99% processing fee added to all transactions

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Deadline:  Monday, February 24th
Season Begins:  April 23rd
Season Ends:  June 18th
In the event of a rain date, season may be extended up to June 25th.

Games played on Sundays at Grandville High School
Questions?  248-454-9700
Register online at www.nationalflagfootball.com

Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered…. Jr Eagles Basketball (Grades K-2)….. Indoor Soccer Classes….. Learn to Ice Skate….. Intro to Hockey….. Learn to Skate/Rollerblade….. Minecraft Modification Bootcamp…..Video Game Development Bootcamp…. Bowling… Swim/Fitness Info…..  COMING SOON……. Kitchen Creations… Jr. Dance Clinic…. Guitar Clinic…. Girls Volleyball (Grades 3-6)…. Baseball Clinics…. Rock the Gym…. Home Alone/Babysitting Classes
UPCOMING EVENTS…..
1/27 ~ Popcorn Friday/SPIRIT Day!
2/2 ~ Kindergarten Registration Mtg – 7pm @ Alward
2/3 ~ EARLY RELEASE @ 12:15pm
2/6 ~ WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL
2/6 ~ Tarry Hall Skating Party 6:30p-8:30p
2/7 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
2/8-2/10 ~ PK/K Screening
2/14 ~ Valentine Parties
2/18 ~ Father/Daughter Dance
2/21 ~ 5th GR Symphony Field Trip
2/23 ~ 4th GR Grand Rapids Public Museum Field Trip
2/24 ~ Popcorn Friday/SPIRIT Day!
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg : )

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ALWARD ACTION 1/6/17

OFFICE NEWS……. Well here we are, back from Holiday Break.  Man that sure did go by fast!!  With that being said, we have all managed to get right back in to the swing of things here at Alward.  It has been quite a low key week….. just the way we like them!  : )  Things are looking pretty quiet on the Alward calendar for the next couple of months, so sit back, relax and enjoy the down time.  Before we know it the craziness will start up again!

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release is FRIDAY, JANUARY 13!!

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KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP……… The date has been set for Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming 17/18 school year.  The Registration meeting will be held on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 @ 7pm at Alward.  There will be 10am session as well at South Elementary for those who are not able to make it to the evening session.  REMEMBER….. your child MUST turn 5 by DECEMBER 1, 2017 to register them for PK OR Kindergarten.  PLEASE NOTE….. If your child turns FIVE between SEPTEMBER 2 and DECEMBER 1 you MUST fill out the Kindergarten Waiver Request that is in the Registration packet.

PK/Kindergarten Registration packets are available in the office.  In order for the registration packets to be turned back in you must have all of the information needed.  The items that are required are listed on the front cover letter of the Registration packet.

SCHOOL MESSENGER EMAILS…… Parents if you feel like you have been missing some important emails from Alward….. please check your SPAM!!!  It seems as though the past few emails I have sent from the office through School Messenger some people have not been receiving.  Once I spoke with a few parents and staff we discovered they were going to their SPAM!  I have checked with our Technology Dept and there is not anything they can do on their end to resolve this.  Technology has received complaints from other schools as well that this has been happening.  The only thing they can think of is that individual email’s have changed their securities have become more strict.  So….. if you check your SPAM and this is where you find these emails you will need to mark them as “NOT SPAM” in order for them to be delivered to your “inbox”.  Technology also mentioned that you may need to do this a couple of times for it to take affect.  So keep checking  : )

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SNOW DAY PROCEDURE FOR HOT LUNCH ~ With snow days a possibility now, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day.  An example: if school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesdayand the menu that was scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menu on Monday.  Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on Twitter or the foodservice web page at www.jenhudfood.org. Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thank you! ~ Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director

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HUDSONVILLE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS – PARENT INFORMATION/REGISTRATION NIGHT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR…… TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:00-8:00pm.  The Early Childhood Center is located at 5535 School Ave (main entrance off Madison Ave.).  Programs include 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care AND Summer Care.

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**This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff and visit the preschool classrooms.  There is no formal presentation; feel free to come anytime between 6:00-8:00pm.  Children are welcome and activities will be provided.  Registration forms accepted that evening with at $40.00 registration fee per child.  For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext 1.

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5th GRADE NEWS……… There will be a lot of special activities, events, and fundraisers this upcoming year.   This year will fly by with all of the “extras” that the 5th graders do, so cherish these moments -even when you are selling butter braids for 5th grade camp.  Miss Doni and I will do our best to keep a list of dates/activities/etc.  listed here and on the blog calendar that you may refer to and keep track of.  (Nothing coming up right now)

PTC NEWS….. BOX TOP NEWS……  PLEASE read the following attachment to help earn Alward a chance to win 50,000 Bonus Box Tops!!  Box Tops for Education is partnering with Walmart for this incentive program. This program will run through MARCH 1, 2017. BoxTopINFO

imgres-1ALWARD SCHOOL CARNIVAL……… A very important note to all……. if you plan this far ahead…… the date for the Spring Carnival has been changed!!  It will be on SATURDAY, MARCH 18!!  So since we are discussing the Spring Carnival….. the Carnival Committee are still in need of help for this year’s Carnival.  We CANNOT make this happen with out a HUGE amount of volunteer help.  This is what is still needed for THIS year… Chairperson for Ticket Sales, Co-Chairs (2 people)for Games and ONE person to Co-Chair the Class Baskets.  Please email or call  Laurie Elgersma or Jessica Dugauy and VOLUNTEER TODAY!!!  Laurie: SisLKB@aol.com or 662-3820 or Jess at jras83@aol.com or 318-2775.

NEEDS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR CARNIVAL…… (but need to shadow in this year’s Carnival!) In ADDITION WE NEED two people to shadow Julie Snider this year with the plan on Co-Chairing the Spring Carnival in 2018….these people would be responsible for scheduling volunteers and coordinating the carnival sub committees.  REMEMBER, carnival has A LOT of Chairs!  Thus, these two people need to OVERSEE the operations.  Many hands make light work……are YOU willing to CO-Chair Carnival?  We don’t want this to be the last carnival so PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!!  In order to understand what Julie Snider does we need the volunteers NOW!!!   PLEASE!!!!

COMMUNITY NEWS………. HUDSONVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION…… Deadline is January 13 – Don’t miss out!  Visit www.HudsonvilleLittleLeague.com for details and registration.  Questions: email registrations@hudsonvillelittleleague.com

 

 

KIDS AND FAMILY EXPO…….Saturday, January 21 from 10am-5pm at DeVos Place.  Please read the following 2 attachments with all of the details.  Sounds like a good time! : )  KidsFamilyExpoKidsFamilyExpo-2

4TH GRADE GIRL SCOUTS………Join Girl Scouts!  Girl Scout Troop 4259 is accepting registrations for 4th grade girls looking to make new friends, go on fun trips, learn new exciting things and make a difference in our community.  Our troop meets two Thursday evenings per month.  If you think Girl Scouts is right for your daughter, please email brazellew@gmail.com or caseyclendening@yahoo.com for more information.


S.O.A.R.. II (STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES TO ACHIEVE RESULTS)…….
Upcoming Survey……. For the past three years, we have been working on accomplishing our district’s long-range planning goals outlined in S.O.A.R. II (Strategic Objectives to Achieve Results).  Teams of teachers, administrators and support staff have been focused on specific goals in the areas of Human Services, Operations, and Teaching and Learning.  S.O.A.R. II points of pride include, but are not limited to, the development and phased implementation of an elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) special, saving millions of taxpayer dollars by renovating a former elementary school, renovating all buildings’ front office areas to provide an extra level of security, and expanding community education offerings.  A complete report of the many accomplishments can be found on our district’s website.

To continue our great tradition of excellence at Hudsonville Public Schools and to elevate our successes, we are asking for your help in the development of our next strategic plan: S.O.A.R. III.  We have completed the first phase of development (Focus Groups) and are very thankful for the wealth of information we received.  Our website contains a summary of findings based on this phase.

We are now entering the second phase in the research; a Randomized Needs Assessment Survey.  If you receive an invitation to participate, PLEASE consider taking part in helping us set the direction for the next three years.

Later in February, we will open the survey to parents and community members who were not part of the random selection process.  We will email the link to the survey when it becomes available.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered…. Jr Eagles Basketball (Grades K-2)….. Indoor Soccer Classes….. Learn to Ice Skate….. Intro to Hockey….. Learn to Skate/Rollerblade….. Minecraft Modification Bootcamp…..Video Game Development Bootcamp…. Bowling… Swim/Fitness Info…..  COMING SOON……. Kitchen Creations… Jr. Dance Clinic…. Guitar Clinic…. Girls Volleyball (Grades 3-6)…. Baseball Clinics…. Rock the Gym…. Home Alone/Babysitting Classes
UPCOMING EVENTS…..
1/13 ~ EARLY RELEASE @ 12:15pm
1/17 ~ PTC Mtg @ 7pm
1/17 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
1/27 ~ Popcorn Friday/SPIRIT Day!
2/2 ~ Kindergarten Registration Mtg – 7pm @ Alward
2/3 ~ EARLY RELEASE @ 12:15pm
2/6 ~ WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL
2/6 ~ Tarry Hall Skating Party 6:30p-8:30p
2/7 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
2/14 ~ Valentine Parties
2/18 ~ Father/Daughter Event
2/21 ~ 5th GR Symphony Field Trip
2/23 ~ 4th GR Grand Rapids Public Museum Field Trip
2/24 ~ Popcorn Friday/SPIRIT Day!
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg : )

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ALWARD ACTION 12/21/16

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OFFICE NEWS……. Wow….. is all I can say!  What a crazy week and a half it has been since our last Alward Action!  I am not sure we have ever had as many days of inside recess due to the cold!  It was hard on everyone!  The kids just feel if there is snow they should be able to be outside and play in it!  Darn the luck!  Thankfully the last couple of days they were able to get outside and play.  Holiday parties went off without a hitch and thanks goes to the PTC for organizing these and providing the volunteers who sign parents in and out for these.  : )  Miss Doni really appreciates their help with this!  We hope you all enjoy the little break we have coming and take time to spend with your kids and families!!  Enjoy the season and cherish all of the memories to be made.  : )

EAGLE’S LANDING GIFT BASKET RAFFLE……. Every year the High School Students from the Eagle’s Landing store organize and provide a gift basket for every school in the district!!  It is simply amazing what these students pull off every year!!  Here at Alward we do a raffle drawing and draw one lucky student and their family as the big winners.  It is such a fun thing to do and incredibly exciting!  Mrs. Moore always takes the gift basket (actually a sled packed full of gifts) in to the lunchroom the day prior to the raffle to show the students what will be raffled.  It is so fun to see and here their excitement.  Once the family has been drawn we contact the parent/s and ask them to come for the presentation.  We were able to pull this off as a huge surprise this week on Tuesday morning!  Mrs. Moore made the exciting announcement over the intercom and called the student to the crossroads to make the presentation.  All the classrooms get to come out in the hall to see and we were very fortunate to have a bunch of the students who work at Eagle’s Landing here as well!!  It was sooooo cool!!  Our winning student this year was…….. JEROME SMITH!!  Woot ~ Woot!  Merry Christmas to Jerome and his family!!!

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SCHOOL MESSENGER EMAILS…… Parents if you feel like you have been missing some important emails from Alward….. please check your SPAM!!!  It seems as though the past few emails I have sent from the office through School Messenger some people have not been receiving.  Once I spoke with a few parents and staff we discovered they were going to their SPAM!  I have checked with our Technology Dept and there is not anything they can do on their end to resolve this.  Technology has received complaints from other schools as well that this has been happening.  The only thing they can think of is that individual email’s have changed their securities have become more strict.  So….. if you check your SPAM and this is where you find these emails you will need to mark them as “NOT SPAM” in order for them to be delivered to your “inbox”.  Technology also mentioned that you may need to do this a couple of times for it to take affect.  So keep checking  : )

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP……… The date has been set for Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming 17/18 school year.  The Registration meeting will be held on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 @ 7pm at Alward.  There will be 10am session as well at South Elementary for those who are not able to make it to the evening session.  REMEMBER….. your child MUST turn 5 by DECEMBER 1, 2017 to register them for PK OR Kindergarten.  PLEASE NOTE….. If your child turns FIVE between SEPTEMBER 2 and DECEMBER 1 you MUST fill out the Kindergarten Waiver Request that is in the Registration packet.

PK/Kindergarten Registration packets will be available in the office for pick up starting on Tuesday, January 3.  In order for the registration packets to be turned back in you must have all of the information needed.  The items that are required are listed on the front cover letter of the Registration packet.

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release is FRIDAY, JANUARY 13!!

JANUARY LUNCH INFO……… jan2017hudelem     deposit-slip

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SNOW DAY PROCEDURE FOR HOT LUNCH ~ With snow just around the corner, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day.  An example: if school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesdayand the menu that was scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menu on Monday.  Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on Twitter or the foodservice web page at www.jenhudfood.org. Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thank you! ~ Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director

 

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HUDSONVILLE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS – PARENT INFORMATION/REGISTRATION NIGHT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR…… TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:00-8:00pm.  The Early Childhood Center is located at 5535 School Ave (main entrance off Madison Ave.).  Programs include 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care AND Summer Care.

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**This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff and visit the preschool classrooms.  There is no formal presentation; feel free to come anytime between 6:00-8:00pm.  Children are welcome and activities will be provided.  Registration forms accepted that evening with at $40.00 registration fee per child.  For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext 1.

GIFTS OF APPRECIATION……. A great way to recognize your Hudsonville Staff.  Please read the attachment included that explains a great way to appreciate those at the Holiday Season.  : )  gifts-of-appr-dec-2016

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5th GRADE NEWS……… There will be a lot of special activities, events, and fundraisers this upcoming year.   This year will fly by with all of the “extras” that the 5th graders do, so cherish these moments -even when you are selling butter braids for 5th grade camp.  Miss Doni and I will do our best to keep a list of dates/activities/etc.  listed here and on the blog calendar that you may refer to and keep track of.  (Nothing coming up right now)

  

 

PTC NEWS….. 

imgres-1ALWARD SCHOOL CARNIVAL……… A very important note to all……. if you plan this far ahead…… the date for the Spring Carnival has been changed!!  It will be on SATURDAY, MARCH 18!!  So since we are discussing the Spring Carnival….. the Carnival Committee are still in need of help for this year’s Carnival.  We CANNOT make this happen with out a HUGE amount of volunteer help.  This is what is still needed for THIS year… Chairperson for Ticket Sales, Co-Chairs (2 people)for Games and ONE person to Co-Chair the Class Baskets.  Please email or call  Laurie Elgersma or Jessica Dugauy and VOLUNTEER TODAY!!!  Laurie: SisLKB@aol.com or 662-3820 or Jess at jras83@aol.com or 318-2775.

NEEDS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR CARNIVAL…… (but need to shadow in this year’s Carnival!) In ADDITION WE NEED two people to shadow Julie Snider this year with the plan on Co-Chairing the Spring Carnival in 2018….these people would be responsible for scheduling volunteers and coordinating the carnival sub committees.  REMEMBER, carnival has A LOT of Chairs!  Thus, these two people need to OVERSEE the operations.  Many hands make light work……are YOU willing to CO-Chair Carnival?  We don’t want this to be the last carnival so PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!!  In order to understand what Julie Snider does we need the volunteers NOW!!!   PLEASE!!!!

 COMMUNITY NEWS………. JOIN THE FUN AT BIBLE CLUB…….Enjoy a Bible story, songs, prizes and more! Bible Club Ministries of Western Michigan offers a free after school Bible Club to elementary students. Clubs are held once a week after school (except for Park Elementary *See below) Enrollment forms are available outside of the office or you may contact Bible Club at (616) 457-3840or bcmintwm@sbcglobal.net. BCM’s website is bcmwm.org.  Here is the day/time and location for Bible Club at Alward……. Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45in Mr. Karel’s room beginning Oct. 11; grades 1-5.  You may join at any time…….  here is a permission slip as well…… bibleclub
COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… imgresBOYS 3RD-6TH GRADE BASKETBALL LEAGUE…….The Boys 3rd-6th Grade basketball deadline is fast approaching!  Sign up by January 4 to guarantee your child a spot on a team.  Practices begin the week of January 9.  Games will be on Saturdays starting on January 14.  Cost is $90.  For more information and/or to register, visit hudsonvillepublicschools.org and click the Community Education link.  Please call Rebecca if you have any questions at 669-1740.
Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered…. Boys Baseketball League (Grades 3-6)…… Jr Eagles Basketball (Grades K-2)….. Indoor Soccer Classes….. Learn to Ice Skate….. Intro to Hockey….. Learn to Skate/Rollerblade….. Minecraft Modification Bootcamp…..Video Game Development Bootcamp….Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer…. Bowling… Swim/Fitness Info…..  COMING SOON……. Kitchen Creations… Jr. Dance Clinic…. Guitar Clinic…. Girls Volleyball (Grades 3-6)…. Baseball Clinics…. Rock the Gym…. Home Alone/Babysitting Classes
UPCOMING EVENTS…..
12/22-1/2 ~ Holiday Break……. NO SCHOOL
1/3 ~ First day back to school
1/13 ~ EARLY RELEASE @ 12:15pm
1/17 ~ PTC Mtg @ 7pm
1/17 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
2/2 ~ Kindergarten Registration Mtg – 7pm @ Alward
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg : )

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ALWARD ACTION 12/9/16

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OFFICE NEWS…….  Well I believe we can actually say Winter has decided to arrive.  It has been a blustery couple of days!  With the arrival of cold weather we are sending out our friendly reminder from the office  : )  PLEASE REMEMBER to send your students to school with boots, snow pants, hats and gloves/mittens.  Even if there is NO snow, we want the students to have their BOOTS!!  It is still COLD and our playground gets pretty messy now that we have had some snow and this keeps the mess from the classrooms as well.  Thank you for helping us with this!  : )

We are hoping you enjoyed the Holiday program this past Tuesday!  Miss Baker does an amazing job with this, she puts her heart and soul into this program, so if you see her here in the halls at Alward please tell her how much she is appreciated!!  The DVD’s were ordered this afternoon and I expect they will be delivered the middle of next week and should be sent home with the students by Friday.

Holiday parties will be held on Wednesday, December 21.  Party times vary by grade/teacher.  Please check the individual teacher blog’s to determine the time of your student’s party.  We will be doing the sign in/out by the office as we have in the past.   Please remember that party days are very busy and congested so we ask that you make arrangements for younger siblings.  Thank you : )

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP……… I cannot even believe I just typed that!!  Holy toledo!  The date has been set for Kindergarten Round UP for the upcoming 17/18 school year.  Round Up will be held on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 @ 7pm at Alward.  There will be 10am session as well at South Elementary for those who are not able to make it to the evening session.  REMEMBER….. your child MUST turn 5 by DECEMBER 1, 2017 to register them for PK OR Kindergarten.  

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release is FRIDAY, JANUARY 13!!

DECEMBER LUNCH INFO……… december-2016-hud-elem       deposit-slip

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SNOW DAY PROCEDURE FOR HOT LUNCH ~ With snow just around the corner, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day.  An example: if school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesdayand the menu that was scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menu on Monday.  Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on Twitter or the foodservice web page at www.jenhudfood.org. Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thank you! ~ Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director

 


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HUDSONVILLE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS – PARENT INFORMATION/REGISTRATION NIGHT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR…… TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:00-8:00pm.  The Early Childhood Center is located at 5535 School Ave (main entrance off Madison Ave.).  Programs include 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care AND Summer Care.

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**This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff and visit the preschool classrooms.  There is no formal presentation; feel free to come anytime between 6:00-8:00pm.  Children are welcome and activities will be provided.  Registration forms accepted that evening with at $40.00 registration fee per child.  For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext 1.

GIFTS OF APPRECIATION……. A great way to recognize your Hudsonville Staff.  Please read the attachment included that explains a great way to appreciate those at the Holiday Season.  : )  gifts-of-appr-dec-2016

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5th GRADE NEWS……… There will be a lot of special activities, events, and fundraisers this upcoming year.   This year will fly by with all of the “extras” that the 5th graders do, so cherish these moments -even when you are selling butter braids for 5th grade camp.  Miss Doni and I will do our best to keep a list of dates/activities/etc.  listed here and on the blog calendar that you may refer to and keep track of.  (Nothing coming up right now)

LIBRARY NEWS………   READING COUNTS…….imgres-2 Reading Counts is a program that all of our 3nd-5thgrade students are encouraged to participate in.  The 3rd-5th grade students have been hard at work taking quizzes!  The program runs from September to May.  In May, we have a celebration for the students that reached their goal.

STUDENT GOALS:

3RD GRADE – 60 POINTS

4TH GRADE – 75 POINTS

5TH GRADE – 100 POINTS

The way the RC program works is that a student reads a book in their reading level, takes a quiz about the book on a computer.  They can only take quizzes on computers or iPads at school.  If the student answers at least 8/10 questions correct (80%), they earn points.  Students are encouraged to check out at least one Reading Counts book each week.  It is recommended that a student take the quiz within 24 hours of completion of the book, when possible. If a child gets less than 8 correct, they may retake the quiz after 24 hours.  If you would like to find out if the books your child has at hame have a RC quiz for them or not, you can go to this website:
https://readingcountsbookexpert.tgds.hmhco.com/bookexpert/detail_title.asp   If your child checks out books from the public library, they can use this same web link to find out if those books have RC quizzes or not.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Fellows for any questions you may have regarding Reading Counts.

 

PTC NEWS….. SECRET SANTA SHOP….. another year is in the books for our Secret Santa Shop.  Thanks to all who volunteered to help make this a fun event for our Alward Students!!!  : )

imgres-1ALWARD SCHOOL CARNIVAL……… A very important note to all……. if you plan this far ahead…… the date for the Spring Carnival has been changed!!  It will be on SATURDAY, MARCH 18!!  So since we are discussing the Spring Carnival….. the Carnival Committee are still in need of help for this year’s Carnival.  We CANNOT make this happen with out a HUGE amount of volunteer help.  This is what is still needed for THIS year… Chairperson for Ticket Sales, Co-Chairs (2 people)for Games and ONE person to Co-Chair the Class Baskets.  Please email or call  Laurie Elgersma or Jessica Dugauy and VOLUNTEER TODAY!!!  Laurie: SisLKB@aol.com or 662-3820 or Jess at jras83@aol.com or 318-2775.

NEEDS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR CARNIVAL…… (but need to shadow in this year’s Carnival!) In ADDITION WE NEED two people to shadow Julie Snider this year with the plan on Co-Chairing the Spring Carnival in 2018….these people would be responsible for scheduling volunteers and coordinating the carnival sub committees.  REMEMBER, carnival has A LOT of Chairs!  Thus, these two people need to OVERSEE the operations.  Many hands make light work……are YOU willing to CO-Chair Carnival?  We don’t want this to be the last carnival so PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!!  In order to understand what Julie Snider does we need the volunteers NOW!!!   PLEASE!!!!

 COMMUNITY NEWS………. JOIN THE FUN AT BIBLE CLUB…….Enjoy a Bible story, songs, prizes and more! Bible Club Ministries of Western Michigan offers a free after school Bible Club to elementary students. Clubs are held once a week after school (except for Park Elementary *See below) Enrollment forms are available outside of the office or you may contact Bible Club at (616) 457-3840or bcmintwm@sbcglobal.net. BCM’s website is bcmwm.org.  Here is the day/time and location for Bible Club at Alward……. Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45in Mr. Karel’s room beginning Oct. 11; grades 1-5.  You may join at any time…….  here is a permission slip as well…… bibleclub
COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered…. BOYS BASKETBALL LEAUGE (GR 3-6)…. JR EAGLES BASKETBALL (GR K-2)….WRESTLING CLUB (GR K-8)…… TAE KWON DO…… LEGO ENGINEERING CLASSES (GR 1-5)…..  MINECRAFT ‘MODIFICATION’ BOOTCAMP……. VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT BOOTCAMP……. HEAT/SWIM/FITNESS INFO.
UPCOMING EVENTS…..
12/16 ~ Popcorn Friday
12/21 ~ Holiday Parties
12/22-1/2 ~ Holiday Break……. NO SCHOOL
1/3 ~ First day back to school
1/13 ~ EARLY RELEASE @ 12:15pm
1/17 ~ PTC Mtg @ 7pm
1/17 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg : )

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Alward Action 11/22/16

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OFFICE NEWS……. Holy Toledo…… that is all I have right now!!!  I cannot believe it is Thanksgiving already!!  My apologies for the delay in getting the Alward Action out, I was just a bit under the weather last week and a few things just had to wait.  There is a lot of new information in this Alward Action so make sure to read through and take it all in!  : )

Our 3rd graders had an amazing Thanksgiving Feast today and we had a few movie/pajama celebrations so I think everyone left today ready for the holiday weekend.  We hope everyone enjoys being with their family and friends and the extra time off.  Brace yourselves for the return to the schedules and craziness on Monday, because before we know it that next big holiday will be here.  Make sure to get the Holiday Program on your calendars for Tuesday, December 6.  Hold on tight……  2017 is creeping right up on us!!

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release is NEXT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2!!

DECEMBER LUNCH INFO……… december-2016-hud-elem       deposit-slip

SNOW DAY PROCEDURE FOR HOT LUNCH ~ With snow just around the corner, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day.  An example: if school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesday and the menu that was scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menu on Monday.  Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on Twitter or the foodservice web page at www.jenhudfood.org. Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thank you! ~ Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director


imgres-3ELEMENTARY SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB……… 
  The Hudsonville Ski and Board Club would like to invite students, siblings and parents of HPS Elementary Schools to purchase discount ski club cards to Bittersweet Ski Resort in Otsego. These cards allow discounted rates on lift tickets and rentals.  Monday is the official HPS club day, and we invite you to bring the family to Bittersweet for some fun with other HPS families.   Discount prices are also good everyday of the week after 3:30pm.   Pick up information in the officeRegistration due December 9.

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HUDSONVILLE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS – PARENT INFORMATION/REGISTRATION NIGHT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR…… TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:00-8:00pm.  The Early Childhood Center is located at 5535 School Ave (main entrance off Madison Ave.).  Programs include 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care AND Summer Care.

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**This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff and visit the preschool classrooms.  There is no formal presentation; feel free to come anytime between 6:00-8:00pm.  Children are welcome and activities will be provided.  Registration forms accepted that evening with at $40.00 registration fee per child.  For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext 1.

GIFTS OF APPRECIATION……. A great way to recognize your Hudsonville Staff.  Please read the attachment included that explains a great way to appreciate those at the Holiday Season.  : )  gifts-of-appr-dec-2016

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GIRLS ON THE RUN……. REGISTRATION ENDS NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30!!!!   Time to sign up for Girls on the Run!!  This is an amazing program for girls in grades 3-5.  Alward had been fortunate enough to participate in this program for few years now.  Please read the attached flyer with all of the details.  NOTE… Registration opens NOVEMBER 1st and closes on NOVEMBER 30.  If you have a daughter in grades 3-5 they will also be bringing information home.  gotr-2017-info-flyer

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5th GRADE NEWS……… There will be a lot of special activities, events, and fundraisers this upcoming year.   This year will fly by with all of the “extras” that the 5th graders do, so cherish these moments -even when you are selling butter braids for 5th grade camp.  Miss Doni and I will do our best to keep a list of dates/activities/etc.  listed here and on the blog calendar that you may refer to and keep track of.  (Nothing coming up right now)

LIBRARY NEWS………   READING COUNTS…….imgres-2 Reading Counts is a program that all of our 3nd-5th grade students are encouraged to participate in.  The 3rd-5th grade students have been hard at work taking quizzes!  The program runs from September to May.  In May, we have a celebration for the students that reached their goal.

STUDENT GOALS:

3RD GRADE – 60 POINTS

4TH GRADE – 75 POINTS

5TH GRADE – 100 POINTS

The way the RC program works is that a student reads a book in their reading level, takes a quiz about the book on a computer.  They can only take quizzes on computers or iPads at school.  If the student answers at least 8/10 questions correct (80%), they earn points.  Students are encouraged to check out at least one Reading Counts book each week.  It is recommended that a student take the quiz within 24 hours of completion of the book, when possible. If a child gets less than 8 correct, they may retake the quiz after 24 hours.  If you would like to find out if the books your child has at hame have a RC quiz for them or not, you can go to this website:
https://readingcountsbookexpert.tgds.hmhco.com/bookexpert/detail_title.asp   If your child checks out books from the public library, they can use this same web link to find out if those books have RC quizzes or not.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Fellows for any questions you may have regarding Reading Counts.

P.E. NEWS……. P.E. C.A.R.E.S………imgresThe Alward Elementary PE CARES Food Drive brought in a whopping total of 4226 items.  WOW!!!  The students exceeded their goal by over 100 items!  Our Alward family is beyond generous!!  With the Food Drive and All For Books donations the past couple of weeks, it just makes my heart smile to know how giving our students and families are!!!   : )  All the students received a free bowling coupon and the two winning teams that get to go bowling with Miss Stokes were Mrs. Flietstra’s and Miss Baker’s teams!!

PTC NEWS….. ALL FOR BOOKS….  WOW!!  Our families and students ROCK at Alward.  We are very excited to tell all of you that as a school we raised a total of $1140.17 during our coin war for “All For Books”.  So we were able to donate $1140 worth of books to children that are not as fortunate as some AND Scholastic matched it for Alward and we were able to have $1140 to spend on new books for our students!  It is a win-win  : )  The classroom with the largest donation was Mrs. Bouwens, 5th grade, and they were able to spend $223 on new books for their classroom library!  Way to go!

imgres-1ALWARD SCHOOL CARNIVAL……… A very important note to all……. if you plan this far ahead…… the date for the Spring Carnival has been changed!!  It will be on SATURDAY, MARCH 18!!  So since we are discussing the Spring Carnival….. the Carnival Committee are still in need of help for this year’s Carnival.  We CANNOT make this happen with out a HUGE amount of volunteer help.  This is what is still needed for THIS year… Chairperson for Ticket Sales, Co-Chairs (2 people)for Games and ONE person to Co-Chair the Class Baskets.  Please email or call  Laurie Elgersma or Jessica Dugauy and VOLUNTEER TODAY!!!  Laurie: SisLKB@aol.com or 662-3820 or Jess at jras83@aol.com or 318-2775.

NEEDS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR CARNIVAL…… (but need to shadow in this year’s Carnival!) In ADDITION WE NEED two people to shadow Julie Snider this year with the plan on Co-Chairing the Spring Carnival in 2018….these people would be responsible for scheduling volunteers and coordinating the carnival sub committees.  REMEMBER, carnival has A LOT of Chairs!  Thus, these two people need to OVERSEE the operations.  Many hands make light work……are YOU willing to CO-Chair Carnival?  We don’t want this to be the last carnival so PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!!  In order to understand what Julie Snider does we need the volunteers NOW!!!   PLEASE!!!!

 COMMUNITY NEWS……….imagesTHE NUTCRACKER……. Presented by Michigan Ballet Academy and Artistic Director, Nikoloz Makhateli.  At the Jenison Fine Arts Center.
Purchase Tickets at www.MichiganBallet.org.  2 & under Free | 2-12 $12 | 13 and up $18.  Character Tea $10/$15.  Hudsonville School Students purchase Student Tickets for only $10 each ~ Use code HPS10
Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 3 at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 pm
Special Character Tea, Sunday at 1:00 pm

JOIN THE FUN AT BIBLE CLUB…….Enjoy a Bible story, songs, prizes and more! Bible Club Ministries of Western Michigan offers a free after school Bible Club to elementary students. Clubs are held once a week after school (except for Park Elementary *See below) Enrollment forms are available outside of the office or you may contact Bible Club at (616) 457-3840or bcmintwm@sbcglobal.net. BCM’s website is bcmwm.org.  Here is the day/time and location for Bible Club at Alward……. Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 in Mr. Karel’s room beginning Oct. 11; grades 1-5.  You may join at any time…….  here is a permission slip as well…… bibleclub

 
COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered…. BOYS BASKETBALL LEAUGE (GR 3-6)…. JR EAGLES BASKETBALL (GR K-2)….WRESTLING CLUB (GR K-8)…… TAE KWON DO…… LEGO ENGINEERING CLASSES (GR 1-5)…..  MINECRAFT ‘MODIFICATION’ BOOTCAMP……. VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT BOOTCAMP……. HEAT/SWIM/FITNESS INFO.
UPCOMING EVENTS…..
11/23-25 ~ THANKSGIVING BREAK
12/2 ~ EARLY RELEASE @ 12:15pm
12/6 ~ Holiday Program  K-2 @ 6:30/3-5 @ 7:30
12/6-12/8 ~ Secret Santa Shop
12/16 ~ Popcorn Friday
12/21 ~ Holiday Parties
12/22-1/2 ~ Holiday Break……. NO SCHOOL
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg

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Alward Action 11/4/16

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OFFICE NEWS……. I cannot even believe I am going to type this……. but it is already Parent/Teacher Conference time and Fall Book Fair time!  Where does the fall go??  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held next week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Please make to double check your calendar and we hope to see all of you here.  : )  When you are in the building it is a great time for parents to check out our Book Fair in the library AND to bring in lots of non-perishable food for our PE CARES service project!!

EARLY RELEASE…… Our next early release day is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2!!

NOVEMBER LUNCH INFO……… november-2016-hudsonville-elem        deposit-slip

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GIRLS ON THE RUN……. Believe it or not, it is that time again.  Time to sign up for Girls on the Run!!  This is an amazing program for girls in grades 3-5.  Alward had been fortunate enough to participate in this program for few years now.  Please read the attached flyer with all of the details.  NOTE… Registration opens NOVEMBER 1st and closes on NOVEMBER 30.  If you have a daughter in grades 3-5 they will also be bringing information home.  gotr-2017-info-flyer

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5th GRADE NEWS……… There will be a lot of special activities, events, and fundraisers this upcoming year.   This year will fly by with all of the “extras” that the 5th graders do, so cherish these moments -even when you are selling butter braids for 5th grade camp.  Miss Doni and I will do our best to keep a list of dates/activities/etc.  listed here and on the blog calendar that you may refer to and keep track of.  (Nothing coming up right now)

LIBRARY NEWS……… PUMPKIN CONTEST WINNERS…….. Landon VanderVeen (K-LP), Sydney Vick (2-H), Hannah Sokolowski (3-VS), Caden Koenig (4-L) and Jenna Slattery (5-BU).   Thanks to all who participated in this fun fall activity.  All of the pumpkins looked great!!

READING COUNTS…….imgres-2 Reading Counts is a program that all of our 3nd-5th grade students are encouraged to participate in.  The 3rd-5th grade students have been hard at work taking quizzes!  The program runs from September to May.  In May, we have a celebration for the students that reached their goal.

STUDENT GOALS:

3RD GRADE – 60 POINTS

4TH GRADE – 75 POINTS

5TH GRADE – 100 POINTS

The way the RC program works is that a student reads a book in their reading level, takes a quiz about the book on a computer.  They can only take quizzes on computers or iPads at school.  If the student answers at least 8/10 questions correct (80%), they earn points.  Students are encouraged to check out at least one Reading Counts book each week.  It is recommended that a student take the quiz within 24 hours of completion of the book, when possible. If a child gets less than 8 correct, they may retake the quiz after 24 hours.  If you would like to find out if the books your child has at hame have a RC quiz for them or not, you can go to this website:
https://readingcountsbookexpert.tgds.hmhco.com/bookexpert/detail_title.asp   If your child checks out books from the public library, they can use this same web link to find out if those books have RC quizzes or not.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Fellows for any questions you may have regarding Reading Counts.

P.E. NEWS……. P.E. C.A.R.E.S………imgresThe Alward Elementary PE CARES Food Drive will take place from November 2 – 21.  We are collecting canned, boxed or bagged food items that have not exceeded their expiration date.  Students should bring the items to school in the morning and take them to their Alward Team Bin in the hallway near the gym.  We will count the bins daily.  The top 2 teams that bring in the most items will go bowling with Ms. Stokes.  If the school brings in a total of 4119 or more food items by November 21, each child will get a coupon for free bowling at Hudsonville Lanes.  Donations begin Wednesday, November 2.

PTC NEWS…..

imgres-2BOOKANEER FALL BOOK FAIR……. is next week,  NOVEMBER 7-11!  The Book Fair will be open on Monday/Wednesday, 11/7 and 11/9 from 5:30p to 7:45p during Parent/Teacher Conferences.  We will keep you posted as to who won the change war for providing books for those children less fortunate.  Our Book Fair Chairperson thinks our students brought in more change than ever before!! Way to go Alward students!!

imgres-1JET’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…..  was 5th Grade…… Miss Burmeister!  Way to go 5th graders.  They will be enjoying a pizza lunch soon!

BOX TOP WINNERS….. Thank you teachers, parents and students for your participation with the Box Top program. We would like to congratulate all of the students on turning in 8,338 box tops. This is quite an accomplishment!  We are happy to announce Mrs. Hawk’s fourth grade class as the winning class. They collected 1,090 box tops.  They will be treated to cider and donuts for a job well done!

COMMUNITY NEWS………. GIRL SCOUTS……

imgres Girl Scouts is looking to form a new troops in Hudsonville Public Schools! We are looking for parents to volunteer as troop leaders in order to form new troops and get girls involved. Girl Scouts offers unique opportunities for girls to learn new leadership, teambuilding, and other fun skills. Please join us at Jamestown Upper Elementary for an informational meeting on Monday November 7th at 6pm to learn more about volunteering with Girl Scouts as well as how to get your daughter involved.  For more information, Katie Perschbacher at kperschbacher@gsmists.org    *Cost to Join: $20.00 for Girls, $15.00 for Adults

JOIN THE FUN AT BIBLE CLUB…….Enjoy a Bible story, songs, prizes and more! Bible Club Ministries of Western Michigan offers a free after school Bible Club to elementary students. Clubs are held once a week after school (except for Park Elementary *See below) Enrollment forms are available outside of the office or you may contact Bible Club at (616) 457-3840 or bcmintwm@sbcglobal.net. BCM’s website is bcmwm.org.  Here is the day/time and location for Bible Club at Alward……. Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 in Mr. Karel’s room beginning Oct. 11; grades 1-5.  You may join at any time…….  here is a permission slip as well…… bibleclub

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities that are currently being offered….SWIM/FITNESS….. BOYS WRESTLING….. LEARN TO SKATE/ROLLERBLADE….. LEGO ENGINEERING….. INDOOR SOCCER CLASS…… GYMNASTICS/DANCE/CHEER…. KITCHEN CREATIONS…. HOME ALONE CLASS….. BABYSITTING CLASS
UPCOMING EVENTS…..
11/7, 11/9-10 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/7-11/11 ~ Book Fair
11/15 ~ PTC Meeting @ 7pm
11/18 ~ Popcorn/Spirit Friday
11/22 ~ JET’S Pizza Night
11/23-25 ~ THANKSGIVING BREAK
Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg

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