HPE Family Newsletter
December 1, 2022
Thank you for your participation in fall conferences! We thoroughly enjoyed being able to host the conferences in-person last month. If you were unable to schedule a conference, please reach out to your student’s teacher or call the Hudson Park office. Our goal is to meet with 100% of all families for fall conferences. Developing a partnership between school and home is imperative to the success of each student, so thank you for your support.
Beginning Tuesday, December 6, 2022, Hudson Park Elementary will provide tutoring for students in grades K-6 after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students will be working on reading i-Ready My Path on Tuesdays and math i-Ready My Path on Thursdays, which provides individualized lessons online based on students' beginning of year i-Ready assessment results. Students participating in the tutoring will be provided a snack and will be able to ride the activities bus home, which departs from the junior senior high school @ 4:15. Please complete one registration form for each student you would like to participate in tutoring. The registration deadline is Friday, December 2, 2022. Please email Principal Keplinger with any questions about tutoring: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Briarcliff Pool Activities/Swim Lessons
We are excited to announce an upcoming event during winter break, Swimming with Santa, December 19 from 3-6 p.m. @ the Briarcliff Pool. Cost is $15/ticket and tickets can be purchased prior to the event at the Briarcliff Pool or the District Office. Click here for the event flyer.
We will continue with the same swim lessons schedule this month and next, which includes swimming on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only. On Mondays and Fridays, we will provide regular PE instruction instead of swim lessons. Students in grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 will continue with swim lessons through the end of the first semester (January 26, 2023). See below for the December and January swim lessons schedule. Students in PreK (tentative), K, 6, and multi-age will participate in swim lessons February through June 2023. A schedule for second semester swim lessons will be sent out prior to the start of swim lessons in February 2023. Please email your questions about the Briarcliff Pool to pool manager, Destinee Ryder, email@example.com.
K-6 Awards Assembly, January 2023
We are excited to announce our first in-person awards assembly this year, which will take place in the Hudson Park Elementary gym, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 1:30. We will be presenting awards, enjoy a school spirit half-time show put on by staff, and end with our Cougar Credit prize drawing, which will be for the months of December and January. Mark your calendar if you’d like to attend. All visitors will need to check in at the Hudson Park main office window first.
We are grateful for the donations we have received thus far! Thank you! We will continue to accept donations of the following items throughout the school year:
New or like-new swimsuits children’s size 10/12 or larger (We do not need swim trunks at this time.)
New, reusable water bottles
Playground equipment (E.g., basketballs, soccer balls, wall balls, jump ropes, soft footballs only, etc.)
Please drop off your donations at the Hudson Park Elementary office window or send them to school with your student along with a note indicating the items are a donation.
Kindles for Books Program
Hudson Park students (grades K-6) are making progress toward the lofty target of meeting our reading goals 2,925 times this school year! Questions about the Kindles for Books Program? Email the program coordinator, Louise Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students greatly benefit from your involvement! To become an approved volunteer, please complete the volunteer packet and submit it to the district office. Click here to access the volunteer packet online. A print copy of the volunteer packet is also available at the school office. Please note, volunteers must be fully vaccinated, or apply for an exception, which is outlined on the volunteer webpage linked here.
The Hudson Park Elementary office is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please stop by the outside office window to conduct school business in-person. To contact the office via phone, call: 503.556.0196. You may also email the office secretaries:
Erin Knox, email@example.com
Carrie Vawter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Daily Schedule:
8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays *EARLY RELEASE
*Students may be dropped off no earlier than 7:45 a.m. each day. Staff are unable to provide supervision for students prior to 7:45 a.m.
Thank you for recognizing the importance of regular attendance at school, and for notifying the school when your student will be absent. Please note that students’ attendance is monitored and letters will be sent to families with excessive absences.
Please call 503.556.9140 with any transportation-related questions or concerns. Click here for bus route information including the 2022-2023 Snow Routes.
To access the December menus, click here. Breakfast is provided at no charge for all students. Lunch for K-5 is $3.25 and for grades 6-12 is $3.75. To add money to your student's lunch account, click here to access Mealtime Online. You may also send a check or cash with your student to school and the money will be added to your student's lunch account.
Free and reduced lunch program applications can be completed online. Hard copies are also available at the HPE office. Please email Nutrition Services Director, Debby Webster, with any questions: email@example.com
If you have questions about student services, please feel free to reach out to Heidi Schafer, Student Services Director, 503.556.9121, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louise Johnson, Hudson Park’s Reading Specialist, is providing reading support to students in grades 1-6. If your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grader receives extra support from Mrs. Johnson, they should be bringing one or two books home each week to continue practicing the phonics skills they are working on in the reading intervention group. Thank you for all you do to support and encourage your reader! Questions about reading support? Email Louise Johnson, email@example.com.
If you feel your student needs counseling support, please contact Sara Gray to arrange for services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Hudson Park Elementary office.
December 2022 and January 2023 Swim Lessons Schedule
The entire Hudson Park Elementary staff is thankful for your commitment to a positive and successful school to home partnership as we all engage in this important work of learning.
Under Oregon law, (ORS, Chapter 339), all students between the ages of 6 and 18, who have not completed grade 12, are required to attend school regularly unless otherwise exempted by law. All students, five years of age, who have been enrolled in a public school are also required to attend regularly. “Regular attendance” means attendance which does not include more than eight unexcused one-half day absences, or the equivalent thereof, in any four-week period in which the school is in session. Oregon state law requires that we withdraw students who miss ten consecutive days of school. If a student is absent for any reason for ten consecutive days, they will be withdrawn from school and will have to re-enroll when they return.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: Filing a Program Complaint as a USDA Customer webpage, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 Complaint form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Click here to download a printable PDF version of this letter.