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December 10, 2021

Good morning Hudson Families and Happy Friday!  Below is helpful information:
 
Upcoming Dates:
12/22-1/3:  Winter Break
 
Webster Rock Hill Ministries Donations
  Thank you to our Hudson community!  We delivered a packed truckload of food and supplies to Webster Rock Hill Ministries this week.  This organization provides needed support to individuals and families in our area.  You can learn more at wrhm.org.
 

Hudson Book Fair

Attached you will find two flyers regarding our upcoming book fair.   Parents can access the online book fair link beginning now, so you can go ahead and set up the e-wallet in advance of the fair and/or begin online shopping on the 9th.  Just a reminder that onsite shopping at Hudson shopping is for KIDS ONLY during school hours. 

 
Shoes! Shoes! and More Shoes! Thank you to everyone who has donated shoes to our shoe drive in partnership with the Fundraising Company. When we collect 700 pairs of athletic shoes we earn $1,500. We've collected 135 pairs to date so we've decided to keep the fundraiser going through the remainder of the school year or until we hit our goal. 
 
Here are the guidelines on what we can accept:
  1. Shoes must have a rubber sole.
  2. Shoes must be in good condition. Gently worn shoes means that there are NO holes and they have good soles.
  3. Shoes with holes, tears, or rips will NOT be accepted. 
  4. Keep all shoes paired by rubber bands or shoe laces or place in a bag and we can rubber band them for you.
  5. NO sandals 

Notes From the Nurse:

 

If your child has completed both COVID vaccines, please send me an image of their vaccination record card. I will then add this information to our school health records. Quarantine requirements are different for those who are fully vaccinated. Remember, your child is not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after their last vaccine date.

 

A few pairs of leggings or pants for girls in sizes 5 and 6 are needed in the Health office. If you have some that are gently used, please consider donating them here. You may send them to school with your student.

 

Hudson Dine Out

Mark your calendar and on Tuesday, December 14 head to the Parkmoor Drive-In (Webster Groves) and 20% of sales will benefit the Hudson PTO.  Be sure to let them know, "I'm with Hudson!"  Thank you!

Community Book Club

The Webster Equity Bridge and the Alliance for Interracial Dignity are sponsoring a communitywide book read of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. Join our PTO equity group as we dive in together!

 

This communitywide book study will explore the social and economic costs of racism that all of us pay. Author Heather McGhee shows that racism is the understory of many problems in America, from rising student debt to collapsing infrastructure. She discusses how the false notion of a “zero-sum paradigm” has resulted in a mindset among many white Americans that they’ll suffer if Black Americans make gains. The book illustrates how this way of thinking has led to negative consequences in education, housing, labor, political representation, and the environment. Ultimately, McGhee makes the case for racial unity, which would result in the enrichment of all Americans.


Organizers are excited about this opportunity for neighbors to work together to build a community of learners interested in nurturing each other's perspectives, growth, and humanity. We will foster constructive conversations with nuance, work to seek multiple viewpoints, and consider the dividends that solidarity can yield. Plan to read from November through January, and then discuss in late January and early February.


More information regarding where to check out or purchase discounted copies of the book and register to join a discussion can be found at the website
 
Take care,
Lisa