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November 3, 2023

Hudson Elementary Weekly Update


Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates


1: No School

10: Math Morning-8:00-9:00-see below for details

13: Late Start Monday

13-16: Conferences by Appointment

21: Turkey Day Pep Rally for Students (wear orange, black, Hudson gear)

22-24: No School

27: Late Start Monday




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


Conference Information

Fall Conferences will be happening for most grade levels during the week of November 13th. Teachers have reached out to families regarding scheduling. Below is a link that includes information for all staff members. Please call the office @ 314-963-6466 if you have any questions!


Veterans Day Celebration

2023 Hudson Veterans Day Celebration Board: Hudson wants to join your family in celebrating Veterans that are near and dear to your heart and our community through this virtual board. Please join us by uploading a photo or video of a veteran or several who are near and dear to your family and your Hudson student’s heart. No login is required to post. You may post a photo of your student with the veteran or you can post a photo of the Veteran, or you can just post text with their name.

We look forward to gathering the stories of veterans who are near and dear to our Hudson community here: Feel free to include details in the caption about their service branch, years of service, and their relationship to your Hudson student. You may add to the board anytime through Veterans Day and the month of November.


Panorama Results

Recently students in grades 3-5 completed Panorama surveys in their classrooms. At Hudson, we meet in grade-level teams to examine individual and school-wide data. We determine action steps to support areas identified for growth and also celebrate the many strengths of our school community. Additionally, we work to incorporate this data into our systems of support to meet individual student needs. You will receive, via ParentSquare, a family report sharing the results for your student(s).

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Hudson library the week of November 13th-16th. Monday the 13th each student will have time to preview the fair and make a list of books they are interested in. The easiest way to make sure your student's money makes it to the book fair is to use Scholastic's E-Wallet.

Click here to set up an E-Wallet for your student.

Email if you have any questions!

Science Fair

Science Fair

Please see the flyer for details regarding our upcoming science fair.
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Counselor's Corner

Counselor's Corner

Find photos, updates, and school information in Ms. Diemler’s recent newsletter here.
Dine Out

Dine Out

The next Hudson dine out is on November 14th!

Let's Help Stock the Teacher/Staff Lounge!

Our fantastic Hudson Teachers are special to us and they are working hard to create a great environment for our kids! Please help the PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee stock the teacher/staff lounge so our teachers can have an easy spot to grab a drink or treat throughout the day, like coffee, tea, flavored waters, and snacks. We created an Amazon wishlist to make it easy to have things shipped directly to school.



Here is a link to the Amazon Wishlist:


If you'd rather purchase items & deliver them yourself, you can drop them by the front office (during school hours) and let Ms. Croft at the front office know it is for the teachers/staff lounge.


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.

Hudson PTO

Hudson PTO

Hudson Hikes

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.

Nurse's Notes

Nurse's Notes

Exclusion from school due to illness - Students and staff who exhibit the following signs and/or symptoms should be excluded until symptom-free or a licensed care provider submits a note of non-contagious status:

  1. Fever of 100 F or more during the school day, that persists or increases, or if the nurse's professional judgement warrants.
  2. Any student excused with a temperature of 100F or more must remain at home until the temperature is normal for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  3. Any undiagnosed rash accompanied by fever or weeping lesions.
  4. Any untreated or suspected cases of conjunctivitis (with discharge).
  5. Any cases of untreated Impetigo or scabies
  6. Vomiting accompanied by fever and/or nausea
  7. Diarrhea - more than twice
  8. Communicable diseases such as influenza, chicken pox, pertussis, measles, mumps
  9. Tinea Capitis (ringworm of the scalp) - Student must be treated with oral medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Need note from clinic/physician when returns.
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 (

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.


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.


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