Hope everyone had a nice break with family and friends. We know everyone is busy during the holidays and trying to keep it all together. Following find a helpful recap of all our near term planned events and programming.
NEW! –FREE Internet safety SemInar
A few parents have told us that there was interest in Internet safety seminars. The Parents Association connected with The Hoboken Public Library and they plan to host a seminar that will be delivered by Detectives at our Hoboken Police Department for Parents and their teens/tweens on December 11th (see flier attached for details).
Topics covered: Basics on protecting your privacy online, Cyberbullying and some of the real life legal ramifications for actions taken online. There will be time for questions.
Don’t miss this important seminar. Kids can learn from it, and so can we!
Giving is Great- Give at The Hudson School!
Giving back is an important focus for our school to demonstrate to students how important it is to give back to your community and help those who are less fortunate.
There are 4 collections in the main lobby (boxes are all labelled for each cause):
Oliver Fontaine (8th grade student) is collecting gently used soccer gear for children who need it most overseas. Donate cleats, shin guards, soccer balls, & jerseys. Please gather all items and donate in the main lobby before 12/1. Oliver is sending the equipment collected to SEND (Soccer Equipment Neighborhood Drive) based in Ridgewood, NJ.
Toys for Tots Drive:
Mr. Jacobs is collecting for his 4th annual Toys for tots drive. He says “This program is special to meas it helps put smiles on children’s faces. Every kids should get a gift during the holiday season.” If you wish to donate, please bring a new and unwrapped toy to the school to be delivered to children in need. Collection box is in the lobby until 12/15.
Hoboken Shelter Drive: The shelter needs personal care supplies, backpacks, warm socks & gloves, Students bring items weekly to the shelter along with sandwiches they prepare throguh the LOTS program.
Make the Mutts Merry Liberty Humane Society Drive: Help our furry friends this holiday! Flier attached detailing needs for the shelter located in Jersey City. The shelter’s wish list follows below and box will be in the lobby until 12/18.
-Contractor garbage bags
-Bully sticks (made in USA)
-Home Depot / Lowes gift cards
-Wet/Dry Cat Food
-Blankets and towels
And, if anyone has a Pup and would like to come support Liberty Humane Society at the Friday, 12/1 Yappy hour this Friday at Ale House (between 10th and 11th and Willow) you can bring your pup and socialize with other dog owners. $5 wristbands at the door for discounted drinks (all wristband sales are donated back to Liberty Humane). Break out your pup’s Ugly Holiday Sweater!
Near Term Fundraisers-Save the dates
Little City Books (100 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ)-Proceeds benefit the school’s Scholarship fund. See flier attached with shoppable link for Teacher holiday wish lists if you’d like to give back to your teachers. Books they have asked for are to further their professional growth or are to be used within the classroom. Please begin your shopping on 12/2 so Hudson School benefits from your donation.
Please try and make the 12/5 Wine and cheese holiday shopping event from 6-8 pm at Little City Books too! This will be a fun event with your fellow Hudson parents and help get some holiday shopping done early! Mention The Hudson School at the register.
12/13 Chipotle Night- 4-8 PM–50% Of proceeds donated back to our school (flier attached) . Make sure to bring flier or save to your smart phone and show at the register.
- When shopping on Amazon this holiday, remember to donate back to your school through Amazon Smile! Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2221017 to do all of your Amazon shopping The school has already earned over $500+ dollars already just through all of us shopping as we already do on Amazon.
- The Box Tops Box is in the front lobby, so if you have Box Tops to contribute, simply drop them in the box and we’ll submit them to earn money back for our school. Due before 2/1/18.
- If any parent is willing to host the Faculty holiday luncheon at their home or at another space you have access to, please respond back to this email. The date is 12/15 and it would start shortly after school closes that day around (1 pm). This is an opportunity for all Hudson families to thank the faculty for all they do for our kids by providing them with a potluck holiday luncheon. Volunteer to bring something to the holiday potluck OR donate $30 to the event. See signupgenius link below. To donate $30 to the holiday luncheon you can visit the Hudson School website at https://www.thehudsonschool.org/parents-association/ and make sure in comments you note this is your gift for the Holiday faculty luncheon.
- If any parents are interested in joining a committee to identify a possible new lunch program provider for next year, please email us directly at this email. We will be having a meeting with a possible new provider early January and we would like to include interested parents. We’re not saying we are switching providers, we simply are exploring options available.
Reach out as always if you have any questions.
Bonnie Murray & Lia Abrams
Co-Chairs of The Hudson School Parents Association 2017-2018