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July 2017                            

 

Dear Parents,               

 

 

Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 school year! We are looking forward to an exciting year!

In order to get the school year off to a good start we have several forms for you to complete and return to us by the start of school. Some forms can be filled out and submitted online and some can be printed and brought to school. These forms include a lunch request form, a media release, an aftercare contract, nurse reminder, and a school calendar. Classroom supply lists can also be found on the website.  There will be hard copies available in the office if you are unable to access these forms online.  

School hours are 8:45 am – 3:15 pm.   

There will be a Primary Supply Drop-off Day on Friday, September 1, for all Primary students.  New Primary Students will begin school on Wednesday, September 6.  The first day of school for returning Primary Students will be Thursday, September 7.  

Finally, I would like to remind parents to check the Hudson Hills Montessori website for updates throughout the summer and during the 2017 – 2018 school year.

Wishing you all a safe and healthy summer!

Warmest Regards,

Asma Siddiqui, School Director


 


Hudson Hills Academy Media Release Form 2017-2018

Dear Parent(s): In order to promote the Hudson Hills Academy, we will frequently take photographs of our children. Some of these photos will be used in promotional pamphlets, community newsletters, newspaper advertisements, annual reports and on the school website, among other places. On occasion, we will invite print local newspapers to Hudson Hills Academy to cover events. Your child’s name and image may appear in newspapers if he or she is participating in one of these events, wins a special award, etc. If you agree to provide permission for your child’s name and image to appear in the media or in any publication, please sign and return this form.
has my permission to be photographed by Hudson Hills staff or the media throughout the 2017-2018 calendar year as a part of any promotional story about Hudson Hills Academy.

Parent Handbook 2017-2018

The information policies set forth in the Hudson Hills Academy handbook are extremely important. Therefore, it is mandatory that each Hudson Hills Academy family thoroughly read the parent handbook. After reading, please sign your electronic signature via our website submission form. All signed forms are due in the office by the first day of school in September 2017. This acknowledges that you have read and understand our policies.
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Hudson Hills – Newburgh 2017/20178 Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Parents,

We are very excited for the upcoming school year and look forward to growing our community with new and returning families! In the spirit of coming together to support our children, we ask that all families participate in school activities throughout the year. Below is a list of some of the events that will be taking place this year and opportunities for your involvement. We hold monthly Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) Meetings where general school topics are discussed as well as preparations for upcoming events. We ask that all families sign up for at least 2 of the volunteer opportunities below to support our children, our teachers, and our school. Thank you very much!

OPPORTUNITES AND EVENTS SUMMARY

June 20 & September 2 Orientation: Parent meet and greet and parent volunteer sign-up sheet available.   PTO table set up meet and greet new parents and direct them to their child’s classroom and have the parent volunteer sign-up sheet available. Need two returning parent volunteers.

All Year Class Parent Coordinator: Each class needs a parent to serve as the main point person for the class. This parent will coordinate the emergency phone tree and work with the PTO coordinators to remind parents of events and volunteer assignments as well as reminding them to review emails and other communication from the school.  This position helps parents feel more connected to the classroom and each other.  As a Classroom Parent Coordinator you may be called on by the teacher to tell parents about a specific event or need for the classroom. 

Ms. Dorothy's Class , Toddler (ages 18-36 months)
Ms. Dorothy's Class , Toddler (ages 18-36 months)
Ms. Jody's and Catrin's Class , Primary (ages 3-6 years old)
Ms. Jody's and Catrin's Class , Primary (ages 3-6 years old)
Ms. Michelle's Class , Lower Elementary (1st ,2nd, &3rd)
Ms. Michelle's Class , Lower Elementary (1st ,2nd, &3rd)
Ms. Kate's Class , Lower Elementary (1st,2nd,&3rd)
Ms. Kate's Class , Lower Elementary (1st,2nd,&3rd)
Ms. Cathy's Class , Upper Elementary (4th & 5th)
Ms. Cathy's Class , Upper Elementary (4th & 5th)
Ms. Kristen's Class , Middle School (6th, 7th & 8th)
Ms. Kristen's Class , Middle School (6th, 7th & 8th)

October Welcome Back/Pancake Breakfast: First community event of the year. Some jobs may be as follows: cooking, set up, clean up craft activities booths, music. Committee chair will direct you to jobs for that day.  This event is held on the Newburgh Campus.   

Coffee House Volunteers needed to organize the program and work with families and students to plan this event. Someone with audio and lighting experience would be helpful. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down the venue. Volunteers to promote the event: create a flyer and inform the families of the event. Hospitality committee will provide refreshments. This event is held on the Newburgh Campus.

December Book Fair/Winterfest: Volunteers needed to organize and promote craft and vendor tables. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down the book fair. Someone is needed to organize the children’s song performances. The teachers will teach their class a song to perform, the volunteer will work with the teachers to organize the music and set the program for performances. Volunteers needed to be cashiers. Hospitality committee will organize food.  This event is held on the Newburgh Campus.

TBD Annual Gala: This is our major fundraising event. This committee will secure an appropriate venue for the Gala. They will work with the teachers to organize the classroom art works and baskets. This committee will work to promote this event within the school and community.   This event will be held on alternating sides of the river, as directed by Asma.  Need 15 parent volunteers.

May Teacher Appreciation: Parents will organize food and drink for the teachers after school the first week in May.

Lunch Time Help:  Parents will come and help during lunch.  Children will need help opening items and parents can supervise the children sweeping and cleaning the tables and clean up after the children go out to recess.  After the children go out to recess Parent Volunteers can follow up with any wiping or sweeping if needed.  Need 10 parent volunteers.

June Graduation and School Picnic: The last event of the school year. The last event of the school year. Committee chair will direct you to jobs for that day. Some jobs may be as follows: cooking (grilling), set up, clean up, craft activities booths, music. This event is held on the Newburgh Campus. Many parent volunteers are needed. 

July Summer Picnic: Volunteers needed to secure a venue for the picnic and to inform the school community as to the date and venue. Volunteers to set up and clean up.