Cougar Courier

September 18, 2022



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September 21st - Scarlet Lewis from Choose Love speaks at HHS - 7pm (see below)

September 21st - Professional Development Day - half day - 11:45 dismissal

October 7th - No School - Professional Development Day

October 10th - No School - Columbus Day

October 13th - Math Night (in-person)

October 24th - Fun Run

November 11th - No School - Veterans Day

November 16th and 17 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 1/2 days - 11:45am dismissal

November 23rd, 24th, and 25th - Thanksgiving break - no school

SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 21st – 7-8:30 pm @HHS

Come and learn about the social emotional learning curriculum Hudson Public Schools is implementing this school year. The program is called Choose Love and will be taught in Pre-K through grade 12. We invite you to attend the in-person Choose Love Kickoff for Parents by Scarlett Lewis, founder of Choose Love. Parents will learn the researched benefits of the four character values of the Choose Love formula and understand how vital they are to implement in our daily lives. The four units (character values) are courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion in action.

Scarlet Lewis founded Choose Love after the death of her son, Jesse Lewis, who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Scarlet Lewis turned the pain of her loss into developing a social emotional program that provides students with strategies and tools to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy, meaningful relationships.

Courage+Gratitude+Forgiveness+Compassion in Action=Choose Love


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Home & School Association

Next Meeting

Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, October 6th at 7 pm in the school library.


Thanks to all who stopped by the table at the Open House to say hi and to sign up to help with upcoming events. We will do our best to keep you posted about upcoming opportunities to get involved and as always, feel free to reach out to the Home and School Association if you have any questions.

Ohana Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 28th from 5:30 - 7 pm (rain date: Friday, November 4th)

For those who would like to decorate a car and pass out candy, you can reserve a parking spot via this link

School Directory

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International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration. It was celebrated for the first time in a single classroom in 2009 and has grown into a global event. Today, people from across the world participate in a dot-filled day of making your mark!

“The Dot” is a tale of an inspiring teacher who encourages a shy student to believe in herself and ‘make her mark.’ Based on the book “The Dot”, by Peter H. Reynolds, students are encouraged to wear Dots on their clothing to school on Thursday, celebrating their making their mark on the world!


Fourth graders have the opportunity to join band this year!

Instrument choices are Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion Kit (Both Glockenspiel and Snare Drum). Students will have a group lesson once a week during the school day. *Families are responsible for renting or purchasing their own instrument.

To sign up your child, please return the registration form that was sent home with your child.


Students who like to sing, should consider joining chorus. Chorus is no cost and will rehearse Thursday morning during the school day. We will have several performances throughout the year.

*Students can participate in both band and chorus.

QUESTIONS? Contact Band Director: Ashley Steinhaus

What you need to know:

1. Band is a financial commitment.

Families are responsible for renting and maintaining their student’s instrument. We work with Leonard’s Music Company if you need to rent an instrument.

When renting, repair insurance is highly recommended. Clarinet and Saxophone players will also need to purchase and have at least 3 reeds for their instruments.

Students will also need to purchase their lesson book for their instrument they are playing. We use the Standard of Excellence Book 1 (red book) for lessons.

Amazon and local music stores carry this book.

Standard of Excellence Book 1 (choose the instrument your child is playing)

2. Students need to have time to practice at home.

If your child has a very busy schedule during the week, learning an instrument may not be a good fit. Students should have at least 15-20 minutes to practice at home 3-5 times per week. Students will not improve their playing if they do not have the opportunity outside of school to practice their skills.

3. Band encourages students to be responsible.

Students will be expected to be prepared for their lesson each week. They will receive a lesson schedule and will be responsible for bringing their instrument and book to school for each of these lessons.

4. Students will have at least one concert.

Elementary Band students will have at least one concert at the end of the school year to demonstrate the skills they have learned.


Student/District Handbooks hard copies are given to all Kindergarten students. For everyone else, it is accessible on our school website ( It is located under the Parents tab, then Important Documents.
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When you are dropping off or picking up your child, please pull up as far as you can and as close to each other as you safely can. We want to alleviate any traffic on Cox Street. Please do not block the entrance/exit on Cox Street and the bus entrance/exit. Children should exit and enter cars on the right side of your vehicle. Do not exit your car to help your child. Staff will assist them.


We have three tables of sweatshirts, jackets, lunchboxes and backpacks. Please label your child's belongings. That way we can be sure that the items get back to their owners.

Also, if your child is missing clothing or a backpack or lunchbox, feel free to stop by and check out our tables.


Hats and hoodies are not allowed to be worn during the school day. The exception is that hats can be worn on some spirit days. There are children who are hiding inside of their hoodies in the classrooms.

Cell phones are not allowed to be seen or heard in school. If a child has one, it must be turned off and not seen or heard (kept in backpack). If it is seen or heard, it will be sent to the office and have to be picked-up by a parent. All phone calls from students will go through the office. Cell phones can only be used at CHAPS and the Boys and Girls Club.

No electronics are allowed to be used on the bus.

SCHOOL WEBSITES: (If link does not work, copy and paste it into the address bar.)

Mrs. Caloggero’s Reading Website:

Mr. Glines’s Class weather website:

Mrs. Colarullo’s website:

Mrs. Buscemi’s Math website:

Ms. Steinhaus’s music website:

Mrs. Westberg’s Art site:

The technology department website for the 1:1 program is: There is also a link there for tutorials.

Mrs. Hughes’s School Psychology site: