Make a Difference….
The PTO services the school, students, and families in many ways. We are excited to share these accomplishments and strengthen the connection with families by communicating frequently and in multiple formats. This newsletter is just one outlet for staying connected to the PTO. PTO offers various volunteer opportunities that align with the mission of the organization.
- To develop closer connections between school and home by encouraging parent involvement.
- To enhance the educational experience by supporting academic and enrichment activities.
- To improve the environment at the school by providing volunteer and financial support.
How To Get Connected ………
- Like us on Facebook – “Hudson Elementary School PTO “
- Read Mr. Myers’ monthly newsletter on the school website. www.unit5.org/hudson
- Be sure the office has your email address so you can receive communications
- Check out the Hudson calendar of events on the school Website
- Look for bright orange printed PTO communications in your child’s book bag
- Volunteer using Sign-Up Genius
- Check the website for PTO meeting minutes & contact information
Attend PTO meetings held the 1st Tuesday of each month. Meetings are from 6:00-7:00pm in the Art Room. Childcare is provided!! We would love for you to come!!!
PTO uses Sign-Up Genius to request volunteers for each committee, donation and/or event. Sign-Up Genius is a web-based tool. Sign up links are emailed, as opportunities become available. Be on the lookout throughout the year for Sign-Up Genius emails!! The first opportunities will be for your child’s classroom parties.
Volunteer Opportunities and Events
Each classroom needs room parents to plan parties (Halloween, Christmas, Valentines), create a carnival basket, and show their teacher how appreciated they truly are! Even if you are not a room parent, there are many volunteer opportunities you will have to assist the room parents!
Showing appreciation for our teachers at Hudson Elementary is the main objective of PTO Hospitality. With the primary focus on staff, Hospitality committee provides monthly late start breakfasts, birthday gift cards, treats/gifts during appreciation week, and much more. They also provide Donuts with Dads and Muffins with Mom. Volunteers may be requested to make/donate food or assist with set-ups.
The PTO is proud of our school inside and out. The Friendship Garden committee is focused on maintaining the outside of the school. This includes the landscape, basketball hoops, benches, etc. Last year the PTO purchased picnic tables for the Friendship Garden. Volunteers may be requested to donate items such as plants or to donate time to maintain the outside of Hudson School.
Save all of your Box Tops! The school has earned over $6,000 from Box Top donations since 2012. Classroom competitions are held for the most Box Tops collected. Box Tops can be turned in to the classroom at any time on a box top paper or in a baggie. Box Top papers will be sent home to fill as you collect!!
There will be restaurant nights throughout the school year where Hudson will receive a portion of the proceeds. We encourage you to use these opportunities to eat with your family while helping earn money for Hudson School!
Ice Cream Social & Book Fair
The book fair is sponsored by the IMC. However, the PTO supports the library fundraiser by providing ice cream treats & an opportunity for families to visit. Last year the PTO donated $200.00 to each teacher to spend on books! Scholastic matched the PTO’s contribution ($3,000) and donated to charity. Volunteers may be requested to donate treats, serve refreshments, and set-up/clean-up.
Bingo night is a fun, family night where you play bingo and can win wonderful prizes! If you can make it, you don't want to miss it!
Fall Monster Mash - NEW!!!
Calling all cats, ghosts, super heroes, and Disney characters…. Get dressed up in your costume for Halloween and come do the “Monster Mash” at our fall dance. Treats and fun accessories will be available.
Deck the Halls -
Taking it back in time to the original Deck the Halls event! Students will work on decorating their school hallways for the upcoming holiday season. Come see all the new ideas we have to make our school look festive. Cookies and drinks will be served.
Shake Your Shamrock
Come enjoy a DJ, glow bracelets, snacks and lots of fun at Shake Your Shamrock! Admission, treats, and goodies sales are a large fundraiser for the school. Come out and watch the kids dance the night away!! Always so much fun!!
The largest PTO fundraiser!
A night filled with carnival games, silent auction, raffle and dinner. Volunteers may be asked to chair a planning committee, help with decorations, donate items such as cookies and cakes for the cake walk, or set-up/clean-up. Planning for the carnival will begin in the Fall. Volunteers are always needed!
Trivia Night (Adults Only)
Back again this year is an adults’ night out! Tables of 8 will play several rounds of trivia while enjoying appetizers, dessert and drinks at an offsite location! Prizes for winning table!