205 S. Mclean St.
Hudson, IL 61748
Phone: (309) 557-4419
Attendance Line: (309) 557-4468
Fax: (309) 557-4520 
Principal: Scott Myers                                                                             
       (click to email)
 "Today I will try my best to be my best in all that I say and do."
STAR = Be Safe, Be part of the Team, Always be respectful and be Responsible!

Upcoming Events

From the Desk of Mr. Myers


    The Hudson Elementary GroupRaise you committed to eat at on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at Windy City Wieners has raised enough support to happen! The best part is that you were on the ground floor of supporting this cause as Number 1 of the first 20 supporters, making you extra awesome (Facebook status update!).

    This Meal still needs 80 more commitments to reach their total goal! Please help out and keep sharing this link with others to invite them to eat for Hudson Elementary! To help this meal be successful get 3 others to commit to eat as well!


    On the day of the event, remember to follow the restaurant's donation instructions to make sure your meal is counted for the cause!

    We will send you an email reminder the day before the event to give you a flashback to your commitment.

    If you would like to set up your own GroupRaise Meal click the link below:

    -The GroupRaise Team www.GroupRaise.com

    Got questions? We've got answers! Read our FAQ (https://www.groupraise.com/help) or send us an email at info@groupraise.com.


    A parent reminder that we do not celebrate birthdays with food items here at school. Please do not send birthday treats with your child to pass out. This is a district-wide policy. A non-food item is allowed. Thank you for your cooperation.


    Congratulations to Mrs.Smith's third grade class who won last month's BOX TOP collection. Yes, we are still collecting Box Tops here at Hudson so please keep saving them at home and bringing them in to your child's teacher. Thanks so much!

    Collecting box tops is an easy way for Hudson School to earn money. 

    Our box top goal for the 2016-2017 school year is $2,000. 

    As of January, we have earned $1,100 from box tops collected in the 2016-2017 school year.


    2016-2017 School Year



    Winning Class

    Number of box tops






















    Box Top Contacts:

    Kara Heuer – kara.heuer@gmail.com

    Aubree Cottone – asyasko@yahoo.com

    Dawn Sheppelman - sheppeld@myunit5.org



    Our latest edition of the Jaguar Journal for MARCH is available for viewing and printing off by going to the newsletter tab above.



    As a staff, we have chosen a focus on manners and respect as part of our school improvement plan for this school year. Mr. Myers will be using lessons from Manners of the Heart curriculum each week during morning assemblies. Manners of the Heart was founded to help students become respectful children who grow up to become respectful adults. We will post our themes on this school website with some suggestions on how you can reinforce those themes at home. 

    This Week's Theme: Respecting Our Community (Mr. Myers talked to the students about being respectful while enjoying the areas of the community such as the movie theatre). Our communities function more smoothly, efficiently, and pleasantly when both children and adults practice common respect for others.


    Here are some ways your child can show respect while in a movie theatre:

    * Wait patiently and quietly while waiting in line. Do not push anyone or fool around in the line.

    * If you need to get through a crowded area, make sure you say "excuse me".

    * Use your inside voice in the movie theatre before the movie begins, and whisper if you need to talk during the movie.

    * You should try to use the restroom BEFORE the movie starts so you do not disturb those around you when you have to leave.

    * Keep arms and legs in your own space. Do not put your feet up on the seats and do not kick the seat in front of you.

    *Always say thank you to the person taking your ticket.

    *If you have snacks or drinks, please take trash with you as you exit the theatre to be thrown into a waste can.




    Thank you for your partnership in achieving our common goal of developing good manners in your child.



    Our school office is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 



    The new Hudson School times are:

    • 7:00 a.m. School office opens
    • 7:20 a.m. Students may enter school, supervision begins
    • 7:30 a.m. Gym opens for La-Petit students
    • 7:40 a.m. Morning Assembly for all students
    • 7:45 a.m. Official start of school (students are tardy if they arrive after this time)
    • 11:05 a.m. First lunch period begins for Kdg, 1st and 2nd grade  
    •                   First recess begins for for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade
    • 11:30 a.m. Second lunch begins for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade
    •                    Second recess begins for Kdg, 1st and 2nd grade
    • 11:55 a.m. Second lunch and recess ends, afternoon classes begin
    • 2:30 p.m. Dismissal for students
    • 3:30 p.m. Office closes



    As part of our all-school behavior system, students earn tickets to get the chance to win various prizes at the end of each month. We are seeking any donations of age-appropriate items that students might be interested in. These do not have to be new items but could even be things your own children no longer play with or things you notice at garage sales going on right now. Items can be dropped off in the office throughout the school year. Thank you so much!
    Important information regarding student drop-off/pick-up  
    All Hudson families should note our drop off and pick up procedures this year. In the morning all students (except La Petite and bus students)  need to enter the main doors off of our parking lot.
    Students may enter the building beginning at 7:10 a.m. with teacher supervision beginning at 7:20 a.m. Students are to wait in our main hallway outside the office until the 7:30 a.m. bell and then proceed to the gym until morning announcements are given at 7:40 a.m.
    The school day officially begins at 7:45 a.m. so students arriving after that time will be considered tardy and will need to be signed in at the office by a responsible adult. At the end of the day, a dismissal bell will ring at 2:30 p.m. Students will be dismissed out of the following doors: All bus riders exit the west door onto the bus lane. All walkers and bike riders exit the east door off of McLean Street. This is where parents should pick up students if they are not using the car lane.  
    All students being picked up by cars in our car lane will exit the main south doors. They wait inside the school and will be called out to their pick-up car by a staff member. If you are picking up students by car, you should make sure you display your car tag on your inside mirror so that our staff can correctly call students to the pick-up lane. Car tags are available at our school office. It is very important that you communicate any change of pick-up to your child, your child's teacher, and the school office. 


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  • Get Your Hudson Spirit Wear!!!Order through March 25th! Click Here.
    OUR ALL-SCHOOL REWARD EVENT FOR THE SECOND TRIMESTER WILL BE A SKATING PARTY AT SKATE N' PLACE IN BLOOMINGTON ON SUNDAY APRIL 9TH FROM 4-6 p.m. Details will be sent home to those students who did not get two or more office referrals this grading period.
    The School Board has voted to reduce the number of Late Starts this school year. This is different than what is on the original school calendar you received. THERE WILL NOT BE LATE STARTS ON MARCH 22 OR APRIL 12. Please take note that there will now be regular start times on those two dates. 






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