This event is always festive and fun — especially when it falls on a Friday. Hacienda hosts one of the most popular Cinco de Mayo parties in the area, and their parking lot fills up quickly. The closest overflow parking lot available to Hacienda revelers is the lot across Manchester (where SSM Health and Olympia are). We manage that lot and the Hudson parking lot throughout the day/evening — collecting donations from each Hacienda patron that uses those lots.
Please see the flyer for details about an upcoming camp.
Please see the flyer for details regarding a celebration for our Hudson retirees!
Upcoming Art Shows
May 4thDistrict 5th Grade Show: WGSD Art Department presents the annual District 5th Grade Art show on Thursday, May 4th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hixson Middle School. The art show will be on display in the hallway by the auditorium. (Art from this event will be on display during the Hudson Art Show on May 12.
May 12th Hudson Art Show:It's time to celebrate the amazing art of our Hudson artists! Hudson families are invited to join us on Friday, May 12, during the PTO Spring Picnic, to view the Hudson Student Art Show from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Please join me in welcoming Lily Dunigan to Hudson. Currently Lily is an intern in first grade and has done a wonderful job! She will join Denise Foley in second grade. JaNekka Hutchinson will now replace Carla Yokley as a new teammate to Grant Bearden in fourth grade!
From Mr. Reichold:
Our annual talent show will be held Friday, May 19th at 12:30 p.m. I am asking each student that signs up to show me their prepared talent so I can help them have the strongest performance possible. If they would like to sign up, please sign up HERE
Because there are so many strong acts, Hudson Faculty and Staff put a twist on the yearly talent show. Our talent show is a talent festival, “Hudstock." At Hudson we are advocates of democratic learning which supports students having a voice in their learning. At “Hudstock” the students will choose one of three acts they would like to go see every 5 minutes or so. There will be multiple stages throughout the Hudson campus being used. Our K-2 students will be paired with their 3-5 buddies throughout the fest learning how to read a schedule, spend their “ticket money” wisely on popcorn, snow cones, or drinks as well as creating a family bonding atmosphere. This will be a great learning opportunity for the students and will help them develop as an independent learner. Please talk to your child about Talent Fest sign ups if they haven’t talked to you already. Students will soon be making posters promoting their act in the talent show. I’m allowing students until Monday, May 2nd to sign up. This will allow me to see each act and help them succeed in front of their peers.
We are asking families to donate boxes of Capri Suns, Unfrozen Popsicles or Big Bags of Movie Popcorn (found at Dierbergs.) If you have any questions or concerns please call or email me.
See the image for details on our student-led clothing drive!
Last Day of School Fun
Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck Hudson Fun! Join other Hudson Families on Friday, May 26th for a gathering with the Kona Ice Truck at Warson Woods Royal Oak Park when school lets out at 11:45am on the last day of school! The Kona Truck is reserved just for us so we'll be able to quickly get through the line to purchase a treat and the kids can start playing! We will gather there starting at 11:45am until whenever.
Bonfire on the Last Day of School! We have also reserved Royal Oak Park that evening for a bonfire so Hudson families can casually gather with a picnic dinner or after dinner for a bonfire, smores, and a chance to hangout. Very casual. We'd love to have you join us anytime from 6:30-9:30pm! Bring lawn chairs and BYOB.
WG Tennis Camp
Please see the image for details regarding this camp.
Junior Statesmen Softball Camp
Join the Statesmen coaches and guest instructors this summer for a four day camp covering all of the basics of fundamental fastpitch softball. Campers will learn drills and play the same games the Statesmen use in practice while receiving plenty of small group and age appropriate instruction.
Adventure Club Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year
The enrollment window for Adventure Club for next school year is currently open. If you wish to enroll your child(ren) in before or after school care, please navigate to the Adventure Club website, click on the link titled “2023-24 Adventure Club Waitlist”, and follow the prompts to be placed on the waitlist. The waitlist form will still be accessible after April 14. Families will be notified after April 24 on the status of their enrollment.
Webster Groves PAC Meetings
From the Hudson PTO
This is your chance to get involved and meet other Hudson Parents!
The interest and nomination form for next year's Hudson PTO Board is now open! We welcome self-nominations or we encourage you to nominate someone who you think would be great. Most of our executive board members have already served for two years, so we have many open roles and we welcome new parents to get involved!
Please help us treat our Hudson staff throughout the year by keeping the teacher's lounge stocked with snacks at the end of each month. In an effort to streamline this process, we have created a Target Registry in which items can be delivered directly to school. https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/hudson-elementary-pto. Items are updated monthly. If you like, you can also choose to purchase a gift card through the registry. Your gift card donation will go towards Hudson Staff Appreciation. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep track of gift card purchases. Thank you so much for supporting Hudson staff.
Hudson Buzz Book
The Hudson Buzz Book is now live in our new Membership Toolkit app!
Register at this link and then download the "Membership Toolkit" app to your phone and login to have the searchable directory on your phone.
This is a new app this year for us, so let us now what you think! Hixson uses this for their buzz book, so we thought we'd give it a try for Hudson this year and see how parents like it.
Late Start Mondays
This year the District will be implementing Late Start Mondays. On these days students who are enrolled in late start supervision need to arrive between 7:40 and 7:50. For all other students, arrival will begin at 8:50 with the final bell/class beginning at 9:05. For those arriving between 7:40 and 7:50, students will need to enter through the main door only.
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