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October 13, 2023

Hudson Elementary Weekly Update


Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates


18: Fall Parties @ 2:00

18: National Unity Day-wear orange if you choose:

19/20: No School

23: Late Start Monday

25: Picture Day Retakes

27: PTO Fall Festival

31: Mix It Up Day


Here is a link to a “paper” copy of our calendar:

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Fall Party Attendance

Fall Party Attendance

On October 18th we will be having Fall parties. These parties will begin at 2:00 in classrooms. If you plan to attend, you will need to complete the Raptor volunteer application. Keep in mind if you also plan to attend field trips, you might want to complete Raptor level 2 so both events are covered. If you only plan to use this application for party attendance, you can complete level 1. Because this application can only be completed once, we want everyone to be aware of what is needed for certain events.


Staff Favorite Things

Teacher and Staff Favorites List: Each year, PTO sends the teachers and staff at Hudson a survey so we can collect some ideas of their favorite things. This can be helpful for parents who want to treat our teachers at any time of the year, so we wanted to share the list with you all.

We encourage you to check out some of your teacher's favorites or look at when their birthday is to help us build a culture of small moments of teacher and staff appreciation throughout the building.



Raptor Instructions

Raptor Instructions

When completing the raptor application for this school year we are requiring you to complete the level 2 application. There are two key factors to ensure you have level 2 clearance, you have checked the level 2 boxes on the functions page (step 4) and you input your social security number on the disclaimer page of the application (step 6). If these two steps are not completed you will not have level 2 clearance and will not be able to participate in Hudson activities/field trips.



Check out the counseling update here.

Nurse's Notes

Nurse's Notes

Parents, please remember to let the nurse know if you are sending over the counter medication to school for your child.

Thank you!

Hudson Spirit Wear

Hudson Spirit Wear

If you would like to order Hudson spirit wear, please use the following link. We have some new designs and items! Hudson Spiritwear | Prime Sports MidWest | powered by OrderMyGear (

Costume Drive

Lauren Knapp, a student member of the St Louis Aids Refugees Today club at Webster Groves High School, shared that they are holding a Halloween Costume drive. If you would like to donate any gently-used, cleaned costumes, you can bring them to the office by October 20th.
Hudson PTO

Hudson PTO

Hudson Trunk or Treat

6:00 event starts raffle open for ticket sales
6:30-7:30 trunk or treat
Concession stand this year will have pretzel boys, snacks, and drinks.
8:00 announce raffle winners!
We hope you and family can join us!



Raptor Levels

Fall festival classroom celebrations are quickly approaching. If you want to take part in your child’s classroom celebration you must fill out the Raptor level 1 application at a minimum, however we encourage you to do level 2 (explanation below).

For field trips, we also need several parents to get level 2 certification so that we can put parents in charge of small groups of kids on the field trip. To attend a field trip, you only need level 1, but our teachers would like several level 2 volunteers for each field trip, so please do level 2 if you are willing to chaperone and assist the teacher with responsibility for a small group at the field trip.

Please use the link below to do Raptor level 2 background check today!

Raptor link



Hudson Hikes

October 21: Buder North Park (tentative)

November 11: Grant's Trail

Contacts: Meagan Wade and Melissa Jackson



Hudson PTO Committee Volunteer Signup

Hudson PTO committees are jumping in and getting started planning for this year, and we would love to have your help on the committees. Please indicate here which committee you are interested in helping with and we will pass these names along to the chair so that they can contact you when that committee work begins.

Committee link




November 14th via Zoom from 7:00-8:00pm PTO meeting


Hudson Buzz Book

The 2023-2024 Hudson Buzz Book is hot off the press! We are only sharing it via this newsletter to protect your information as much as possible. Please bookmark this link or save it as an icon on your phone to make it easy to access.


Link to Buzz Book


Special thanks to Colin Aardsma for his work formatting the document.


If you see any errors/additions, email us at and we can update it quickly.


WG Parents' Advisory Group

Does your child have a 504 or an IEP? Then let’s meet!

No matter what level of support your child needs to achieve, we are stronger together! The purpose of the Parents Advisory Council is to support one another for our children to have an inclusive school experience.

For the 2023-24 school year, the Parents Advisory Council is scheduled to meet four times. Each meeting will consist of a topic and/or guest speaker and time to get to know one another. Feel free to bring in your own meal or snack.

Meetings will be on the following dates at Global Brew in Rock Hill on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

September 12

November 14

February 13

April 9

For questions please contact JJ Gossrau at We look forward to seeing you there!

Lunch and Breakfast Information

Lunch and Breakfast Information

Lunch and Breakfast Information



Breakfast and lunch menus are coming soon and can be found here.


If you think your family qualifies for free and reduced meals, it’s important to apply for assistance. You can apply for Free and Reduced meals here.


You can deposit money in your child's meals account via credit/debit card here or by check or cash at your child's school.




Late Start Mondays

Beginning last school year, the Webster Groves School District added late start days to the school calendar.

Late start days will allow additional time for our teachers to use data and collaboratively plan to continue to address the needs of all of our students.

The schedule for late starts is below:

Late Start Supervision Program - 7:40am-8:50am

School Day Arrival Begins - 8:50am

School Begins - 9:05am

Families who need help with student supervision on late start days can participate in a program available at each building.

Beginning next week, the district will send out information for families to sign up for the late start supervision program.


Members of the Hudson staff will manage the Late Start Supervision Program. Families who participate in the morning Adventure Club Program will automatically be enrolled in the Late Start Supervision Program.



Late Start Dates for the 23-24 School Year


  • September 11th
  • September 25th
  • October 9th
  • October 23rd
  • November 13th
  • November 27th
  • December 11th
  • January 8th
  • January 22nd
  • February 12th
  • February 26th
  • March 11th
  • March 25th
  • April 8th
  • April 22nd
  • May 13th


For additional information on the late start program, please check out our district website:


If you have any questions please contact Kyla Croft at 314.963.6466 or


Subscribing to the Hudson Calendar

We have created a live Hudson Calendar to share events with you throughout the year. If you would like to subscribe to our calendar here is the link along with instructions on how to subscribe the calendar to your device. Please note, the calendar has had changes since it was sent out at the end of last year.

iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
To subscribe using your iPhone or iPad:

Click your iPhone Settings icon.
Select Calendar
Select Accounts.
Select Add Account
Select Other
Select Add Subscribed Calendar at the bottom of the list.
Enter the subscription link (shown above) in the server field.
Click Next in the top right hand corner of the screen.
The URL will be verified, and your subscription information will display.
Click Save.

To view this calendar on your iPhone:

Click the Calendar icon on your iPhone’s home screen.
Click the Calendars button on the bottom of your default calendar screen.
Select the name of the calendar you have just added. A check mark will appear next to it.
Click Done.
Events from this calendar will now display on your iPhone calendar.

Android Devices and Google Calendar
To subscribe using your Google Calendar:

Open your Google Calendar.
Locate Other Calendars on the left hand side of the screen toward the bottom.
Click the arrow to the right of Other Calendars.
Select Add by URL from the list.
Enter the subscription link (shown above) in the field. If you would like these events to be public, check the box next to Make the calendar publicly accessible.
Click Add Calendar.
Microsoft Outlook
To subscribe manually using Outlook 2010, 2016, or Outlook 365:

Click Calendar in Outlook.
Click Open Calendar.
Select From Internet.
Enter the subscription link (shown above) in the field.
Click Add.