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
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.
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 email@example.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
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.
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