Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dear Families in the MIddle,

In the middle of the middle of September, we have a couple of invitations to share with you! 

Please mark your calendars for our Parent Chromebook Orientation Monday, September 19, 5:30 PM in the Media Center. John Kurkowski, Steve Schoeneker (Instructional Technology Coaches) and Jen Lotze (District Technology Coordinator) will share information to help you navigate use of the Chromebook, Google Classroom, School Blocks and our district website to support your child's learning at the middle level. ALL grade level parents are welcome! Our first fall Parent Group Network meeting follows at 6:30 PM, also in the Media Center. 

As a Learning Community, we are focusing on Knowing ourselves AND each other as learners. Asking thoughtful questions is one way to learn more about each other. Check out this blog post link for a terrific family KEY JAR idea! Please consider posting a question you've included in your family jar for others to try as well! 

TECHNOLOGY Council - Our district is changing the structure of the technology council. There will actually be two groups - a smaller group including one parent representative from each building, a teacher from each level, and administrative representation. This group will meet three times each year and will help to develop the agenda for the TILT meeting. The TILT (Technology Integration Leadership Team) will function as the tech council previously has, but will only consist of Hudson staff members. As we build the new Tech Council group, please use this link: Tech Council Application if you think you might be interested in representing our building as a middle school parent. The form will close on Friday, September 16. Ms. Jennifer lotze, District Technology Coordinator, will notify applicants when decisions are made.

We are in need of a Lifeguard at Hudson Middle School during the school day:
 7 hours / day 150 days / year
Please share and use this WECAN link to apply.

Lastly, we want to share with you a few reminders we shared with staff last week as we begin another school year: 

*Please review the cell phone and Personal Device Use guidelines for yourself and with your child Click Here
*Gum chewing by students is at the discretion of each teacher
*Water bottles are allowed and should be clear.
*A Chromebook advisory activity is required for all students to become familiar with the student and family handbook. Students will sign a form indicating their understanding of the information in the student family handbook by Friday, September 23. 

Thank you for your attentiveness to these reminders. We appreciate your questions and positive support of student learning! 


Mrs. Ann Mitchell

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