Cougar Courier

November 20, 2022


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November 22nd – Picture retakes. Please send in your old pictures if you are doing retakes or your order form if your child was absent the first time.

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

December 1st - Home and School Meeting - 7pm @Mulready Library

December 7th - Half Day -11:45 dismissal - Professional Development

December 10th - Jingle Bell Fair

December 24-January 2nd - School Vacation



Chicken Meatballs in Zesty Marinara with Spaghetti

Chicken Patty Sandwich with Cheese

Blueberry Parfait with Granola


Baja Beef Rice Bowl

Chicken Patty Sandwich with Cheese

Blueberry Parfait with Granola

Wednesday – Friday ~ Thanksgiving Break


Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1st at 7 pm in the school library.

Jingle Bell Craft Fair

The Jingle Bell Fair will be happening the morning of Saturday, December 10th from 9 - 12 a.m. in the school gym. This is our biggest event of the school year and will take place entirely in person this year. Contact us at if you’d like to participate in the preparation and we will get you on our Jingle Bell volunteer mailing list. No crafting experience is needed!

If you’re interested in helping with setup the day before or with the event itself on the morning of December 10th, visit to sign up for a volunteer spot.


Mulready Spiritwear is available 24/7 at The last day for free shipping on all orders is November 28th!

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Decorating trees for wildlife

The third and fourth grades will be decorating the three new trees at the intersection in front of Brothers Pizza. With dark nights and winter upon us, the birds and other woodland creatures will need food to eat. So, Mrs. Westberg decided it would be nice if the students made peanut butter based, seed-covered ornaments for the trees. On December 1st, they will walk down and hang them.


As part of their reading and science units, Mrs. Ryll's class read The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, and The Gingerbread Man. After reading, the class discussed the problem in each story and how the animals worked to solve the problem. On Tuesday, the students built bridge, either alone or in groups, that would help the Gingerbread Man cross the river without getting wet. THey could use pipe cleaners, tape, glue, straws, and/or popsicle sticks.


Each week a student in Mrs. Calvanese's class chooses an experiment. The student follows a format for a lab report and review it with the class. The student then performs the experiment. This week, a boy poked three pencils through a Ziplock bag. No water spilled out of the bag when the pencils went in.This happened because Ziploc bags are made of a polymer. When you poke the sharp pencil into the plastic the pencil point slides in between the chain of molecules that make up the polymer. The molecule chains "hug" the pencil, making a seal around the pencil that won't let the water out.

PRE-K Morning Meeting

Stopped by the Pre-K this week. What a busy morning they have! After playtime, they got together on the rug. You should see them all carry their chairs so nicely. They learned the Italian greeting this morning and all went around the circle greeting each other with Ciao! Then, on to the letter G that they had to make with their bodies. Next, they were doing their movements to the Count to 20 video. Believe it or not, the video ended and they all walked right back to their seats in the circles and learned about shapes. As one child said about the activity to Ms. Prockett, "You are trying to trick us!" But, she couldn't because they all knew their shapes!
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November 9, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian:

This introductory letter is to inform you of our programming and enrollment information for the Hudson Public Schools preschool program in the fall of 2023.

Preschool Options:

Hudson Public Schools and CHAPS, Inc. have partnered to offer a part-day inclusion preschool at The Hubert School. This part-day preschool program offers a variety of classes in six classrooms and schedules for children ages 2.9-5 years old. The morning session is held from 8:30-11:30, the afternoon session is held from 12:00-3:00. Transportation is not provided. For your reference, current class choices and tuition rates are at, and information for the 2023-2024 school year will be available in March 2023.

In addition, we have a few spots available in the Farley Integrated Preschool and the Mulready Integrated Child Development Preschool programs. Each preschool has a four-day class that mixes 3 and 4 year old students together. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Children must be 3 years of age by August 31, 2023 to be eligible. Transportation is not provided. Tuition is $2,305.00 and includes a non-refundable $65.00 deposit. Students will attend Kindergarten in their home district schools, which may be different from the preschool they attend.

Enrollment Process:

The Hubert School, operated by CHAPS, Inc., conducts registration in March. This process is coordinated by the Hubert School. Registration forms, fees and all enrollment paperwork are completed with the Hubert School. If you have any questions about the CHAPS part day classes, please contact the Hubert School (978)567-6130 and ask for Mrs. Patulak or

The Farley and Mulready Preschools are operated by Hudson Public Schools. Since there are a limited number of openings, Hudson Public Schools will conduct a lottery for interested parents on December 22, 2022.

The lottery is early to alleviate families’ concerns that they could lose a possible spot in the Hubert School if they do not get one of the few slots in the Farley or Mulready programs.

Lottery Process for Farley and Mulready Preschool:

Any family wishing to enroll their three or four year old child in the Farley or Mulready preschool program will need to enter the lottery which will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Hudson Public Schools Administration Building located at 155 Apsley Street. Families will receive a letter within a couple of weeks of the lottery letting them know if they have a slot for September 2023 or are on the wait list.

Enclosed is a preschool lottery form for Farley and Mulready. To enter the preschool lottery, complete the attached form and mail it to Renee Graca, Student Services Office, Hudson Public Schools, 155 Apsley Street, Hudson, MA 01749. The deadline for lottery applications is 4:00 p.m. on December 20, 2022. Please do not send the $65.00 deposit with your lottery application. If you have any questions about Farley or Mulready, contact me at 978-567-6100 x-42118.


Renee Graca

Office of Student Services

155 Apsley Street

Hudson, MA 01749

Enclosures: Hudson Public Schools Lottery Application


My child will be 3 or 4 by August 31, 2023, please enter them in the preschool lottery.

Please number the options in the order of your preference (1 = first, 2 = second):

______ Mulready Elementary School Integrated Child Development Program Preschool four-day program. This class mixes 3 and 4 year old students together and is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Transportation is not provided. Tuition for this class is $2,305.00 this includes a non-refundable $65.00 deposit.

______ Farley Elementary School Integrated Preschool four-day program. This class mixes 3 and 4 year old students together and is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Transportation is not provided. Tuition for this class is $2,305.00 this includes a non-refundable $65.00 deposit.

Child’s Name: _______________________________________________

Child’s Date of Birth: _________________________

Female: _____ Male: _____

Parent’s/Guardian’s Name: _________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________

Phone: Day: ____________________ Cell: _____________________

E-Mail Address: _______________________________________________________

****Deadline for lottery applications is 4:00 p.m. December 20, 2022****

Hudson Recreation: Registration for Basketball is Open!

CO-ED Grades K-1 Basketball: Recreation Youth Basketball programs are non-competitive programs intended to promote fun, exercise and most importantly the fundamentals of basketball. All Basketball Programs are open to Hudson Residents and/or Children who attend Hudson Public Schools.

UNIFIED BASKETBALL: Hudson Unified Basketball is a collaborative team sport comprised of Players who may or may not have developmental challenges and Partners who are there to assist Players as needed. The program is designed to offer participants a skill-based, non-competitive team sport intended to promote the fundamentals of basketball, fun & exercise through an interactive social learning experience. It is open to children/young adults grade 2 and up.

For more information about games, coaching, etc., please go to You may register on-line there or in-person at the Recreation Department.


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.

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: