Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dear Families in the Middle,

Fall Student-Parent-Teacher conferences are such a wonderful opportunity to visit with you about your child's learning progress, strategies we can collaboratively use to support each child through moments of frustration, and to share stories that make us laugh and cry. Please call our office and talk to Cheryl or Terri or Kelly for assistance in scheduling your child's conferences. 

Many thanks to our parent group for a delicious meal before conferences! Sandwich fixings, salads, soup, fruits and vegetables, chips, salsa and sweet treats provided a joyful atmosphere around which to visit with each other for a few minutes before the evening began. A video may have more vividly conveyed the immense appreciation for your kindness! THANK YOU!!

We hope you enjoyed the "mini mall" during conferences. Between our Book Fair, our Yankee Candle Fundraiser and several entrepreneurial student products - yes, I hear these items will be available during next week's conferences as well - there is something for everyone!

An opportunity to meet the architects and learn more about our HMS building addition happens next Tuesday evening, October 18 at 6 PM with a community update to follow. HMS Student Ambassadors and Staff and Student Learning Space Team members as well as our district leaders will be present for a "Groundbreaking" ceremony. Please join us! 

Please mark your calendars for our FALL PARENT SEMINAR! Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 - 8 PM, Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. Alison Feigh is returning to Hudson for a highly touted message regarding online security. Alison will share practical ways parents can support responsible and thoughtful use of tech tools and social media. 

We know many of you (and we) have been challenged with the introduction of new technology, platforms, and communication tools. We are striving to align our communication to make it easier for families to see, hear, and learn about their child's Middle School learning experiences.

While we work with students to update the House Communication tab on this blog with the most effective way to find information, support student learning, and communicate with your child's teachers, we think this guide might help you navigate and find teachers and their web pages in our Hudson Middle School Learning Community.  At the present, every House is not using the same system. However, we are moving in that direction and hope to be there before the end of next year. Thank you for your patience and perseverance and positive suggestions as we navigate these new systems and identify a platform most of our families will find easier to navigate. Here's another basic introduction to finding staff and their classroom information from our website.

Happy autumn!


1 comment:

  1. The HMS Entrepreneur Club is AMAZING! Way to cultivate resourceful, inventive, creative, thoughtful, and compassionate human beings! Hats off and many thanks to you!