Dear EWIS 5th Grade Parents/Guardians,
With special thanks to our Kiwanis Club of Hudson, we are thrilled to welcome Mr. David Flood to Hudson Middle School on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, to share with our community’s 5th - 8th grade students about kindness and empathy!
A summary of his presentation is provided below and additional information is available here at Top Youth Speakers: DAVID FLOOD The Life-Changing Power of Dignity, Respect, and Compassion:
During David's dignity and respect speech, he will share very personal stories from his life that will connect with your students on an emotional level. His talk is entertaining, engaging, and interactive.
- Look on the inside...we are more alike than different.
- Thank two adults…show respect and connect with the adults in your life.
- No One Eats Alone…how we must "show up" for others.
- Inclusion is paramount in schools and life.
Each of David's personal stories holds within it a lesson to reinforce his challenges. He will also use cyclical learning as he goes on to remind the students of the challenges and how they are connected.
Students and staff will attend David’s presentation as a grade-level in the beautiful middle school Auditorium. The presentation will be from 2:10-3:10 for our 5th grade students. The students will walk over to the middle school Auditorium at 1:50.
Permission slips will be sent home with your child on Friday, September 23rd and need to be returned to your child’s teacher on Friday, September 29th.
If you would like to opt your child out of participating in this assembly presentation, please email Natalie Wininger, EWIS Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any parent/guardian of a 5th - 8th grade student who would like to attend is welcome to do so. Please just RSVP using this Parent/Guardian RSVP Google Form to choose a presentation time. Depending on the number of guests, we may offer the media center as a viewing location to watch the presentation live-streamed. As with all of our visitors, please bring your photo ID to enter our entrance vestibule and obtain a visitor’s badge.
We are truly grateful for the Kiwanis Club of Hudson for procuring this incredible guest speaker and for continually supporting our students’ growth as learners and as citizens of our community and world.
Natalie Wininger, EWIS Principal
Dear EWIS Parents,
It has been a great start to the school year! Thank you for your continued support, as well as making sure your child is ready to learn each and every day. This is the time of year when school events and activities really increase. Please make sure you are reading your classroom teacher’s weekly newsletter to keep up with all of the school’s current information and happenings!
Picture Day Information: Picture Day is this Thursday, September 22. Please be sure to place your picture order with Venditti Studios before Thursday at Venditti Studios website. You will need to enter your child’s student ID number when ordering. This five digit ID number can be found in the registration tab of Home Access Center, just above your student’s name. Your student uses this number for email and purchasing lunches, so you can also just ask them. Yearbook orders must be placed separately via the East Woods link on the Jostens website.
Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures: As the year has gotten underway, I wanted to send out a reminder about our parent drop off and pick up procedures. These procedures are in place to ensure the safety of our students. I know that at times we are in a rush, but I ask that you follow our procedures to keep our students safe. Please click on this link Hudson-EWISTrafficMaps.pdf to see the traffic map for drop-off and pick-up.
- Drop-Off: Students are allowed to enter the building at 8:40 a.m. Students can start exiting the cars around 8:35 and stand by Door C until the bell rings. It is very important that all parents pull all the way up to Door C to drop off. If you stop at Door A, it backs the line up and slows the traffic flow down. It is also recommended that your students exit the car from the right hand side (the passenger side). I have seen students exit from the left side, right in front of other cars. Please make sure they can exit from the right hand side. Please drive slowly and pay close attention to our students who are walking or biking to school.
- Pick-Up: In the afternoon, parents will follow the same process as parent drop-off. Parents will enter through Franklin Street or Evamere driveway and go down the access road between the Middle School and East Woods. Parents will follow the circle in front of East Woods to the front of the building where they will pick up their child. Parents will exit East Woods through Franklin Street or Evamere. Please do not go through the cones and exit onto North Hayden. You need to exit the same way you entered. Please drive slowly and pay close attention to our students who are walking or biking home.
- Please do not pick up or drop off your students in front of East Woods on North Hayden Parkway. Again, this is not safe for our students who are walking and biking to school. We ask that you follow the procedures we have in place. It really does move quickly if everyone is following the proper procedures.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 8:40-8:50. We stop serving at 8:50 so the students have enough time to get back to their classes by the time the tardy bell rings at 8:55. If your child is unable to eat breakfast at home, please make sure they arrive at 8:40 so they have enough time to eat.
Lost and Found: We have a full long table of lost items already. Please have your child check the lost and found in the commons for any missing items. Any unclaimed items will eventually be donated later this fall.
- 9/22 - School Pictures
- 10/5 - Celebrate World Smile Day
- 10/7 - 1st Explore(r) U. Day
- 10/12 - Walk/Bike/Roll to school day
- 10/26 & 10/27 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
- 10/31 - Fall Celebration/Parade (more information to follow in teacher newsletters)
- 11/7 - Ready, Set, Relax & 2nd Explore(r) U. Day
Thank you for your continued support!
East Woods Picture Information
PART ONE: East Woods Intermediate School Picture Day, Thursday, September 22nd
All students in Grades 3,4, & 5 will be photographed by Venditti Studios. Students will be escorted by homeroom to the photographers throughout the day.
Please order your child’s pictures online prior to September 22nd at:
If your child is absent on September 22nd, Retake Day is Wednesday, November 2nd.
If your student has been approved to receive free or reduced lunch and you would like assistance with a picture package, please contact Julie Schultz at 330-653-1443 or email her at email@example.com.
PART TWO: Yearbook Orders – Order Online before October 31st
Yearbooks will be created by Jostens. Jostens specializes in making yearbooks, and we are excited to work with them again this year.
PLEASE NOTE: Yearbooks are NOT INCLUDED with the Picture Day Packages.
Yearbooks are a beautiful reminder of the school year and include a page for each classroom with photos of students, teachers, and staff members. Pages will also include numerous candid photos of special happenings at East Woods Intermediate School.
YOU MUST PURCHASE A YEARBOOK SEPARATELY BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK:
Yearbooks must be purchased in advance in order to receive one. We do not guarantee that there will be extra yearbooks to purchase at the end of the school year.
Please direct questions about East Woods School Pictures or Yearbooks to Kristen Hatchett in the East Woods Main Office at 330-653-1256.
Lost and Found Reminder: We have a full long table of lost items already. Please have your child check the lost and found in the commons for any missing items. Any unclaimed items will eventually be donated later this fall.
Are you interested in learning more about Hudson Community First? Would you like to be part of a Hudson organization that promotes positive youth development through programs and events that strive to give young people the tools they need to be healthy and responsible and make smart choices? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit anyone’s schedule. No dues necessary. All we need is you! Check out www.hudsoncommunityfirst.
com for more information, and email Jennifer Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Jones at email@example.com to join.Do you know someone who makes a difference for young people in Hudson? Have you seen a person take a moment out of their busy day to show that they care and support the youth around them? That action makes a difference in the way kids perceive adults and themselves and is a founding principle for Hudson Community First.October is Hudson Community First’s Take a Second. Make a Difference. month! Since 2010 more than 700 community members have been nominated and over 100 people have been recognized as Take a Second winners, including kids, teachers, coaches, neighbors, and merchants. Click here to nominate a child or adult and tell us how they have taken a second to make a difference for Hudson’s youth! Please contact Jennifer Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The below welcome letter was sent to parents through Blackboard.
Dear EWIS Families,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. We are so excited to welcome all returning families, 3rd graders, and new families to East Woods Intermediate School (EWIS)! It has been a busy summer at EWIS. We are welcoming 16 new staff members and roughly 50 new students. I apologize up front for the length of this email, but there is a lot of important information to share with you before the start of the school year.
Please let me start by introducing the administrative team at EWIS. My name is Natalie Wininger and I am the principal at EWIS. I am in my 24th year of education, 21 of those years have been here in Hudson. I am also a Hudson graduate….Go Explorers! Mr. Jeff Morris is the 3rd grade and half of 4th (Williams, Sutton, Maag, Flanders, Antes, Robbins, Benduhn, Koneval) grade assistant principal. Mr. Morris has worked at East Woods for the past 10 years. Mrs. Maureen Schreiner is the 5th grade and half of 4th grade (Mummey, Tremblay, Alesci, Harper, Binns, Goetz) assistant principal. Mrs. Schreiner has worked in the district for the past 8 years. We are looking forward to supporting each student and helping them grow as young men and women.
Counselors per grade level
3rd Grade - Kristen Gilliland
4th Grade - Amy Dorsey
5th Grade - Alec Carey
Class Lists Posting: You will be able to see your child’s teacher on Friday, August 12th at 4pm in Home Access Center How to login to HAC.pdf (HAC).
Open House: EWIS Open House is on Monday, August 15th, from 4:00-6:00pm. Come in to meet your student’s teacher before the first day of school on Wednesday, August 17th! Please feel free to bring any of your students supplies during this time. You can leave all the supplies in your student’s locker. If you order a supply box you can pick it up in the commons area before heading to your classroom.
First Day Of School: Wednesday, August 17th
Start/Stop times: Students will be able to enter the building at 8:40am and the tardy bell rings at 8:55. The day ends at 3:40pm. All walkers, bikers, and car riders will be dismissed first, followed by bus riders. Students will remain in their homerooms until they are dismissed.
Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures: In order to make the environment safe and orderly for our students, we will continue to utilize specific procedures for the drop-off and pick-up of students. Please click on this link Hudson-EWISTrafficMaps.pdf to see the traffic map for drop-off and pick-up.
Drop-Off: Students will be allowed in the building at 8:40 a.m. The school’s responsibility for supervision begins at 8:40 a.m. when the students may enter the building and ends when the students are dismissed at the end of the day. (Students on school grounds before 8:40 a.m. or after dismissal should be under the direct supervision of their parent, coach, club supervisor or other adult.)
Parents will enter either Franklin Street or Evamere driveway. They will access the access road between the Middle School and East Woods. They will proceed around the circle in front of East Woods and drop off in front of the building. Parents will exit through Franklin Street or Evamere. Please pull all the way up to Door C (the cafeteria entrance) when dropping your child off. This will help keep the traffic flowing. It also helps if your children have all their belongings ready to go so they can quickly get out of the car.
Please drive slowly and pay close attention to our students who are walking or biking to school.
Pick-Up: In the afternoon, parents will follow the same process as parent drop-off. Parents will enter through Franklin Street or Evamere driveway and go down the access road between the Middle School and East Woods. Parents will follow the circle in front of East Woods to the front of the building where they will pick up their child. Parents must have their child’s last name, first name written largely and boldly on a piece of paper on the dashboard, this will help us get your students to you in a timely manner. Parents will exit East Woods through Franklin Street or Evamere.
Please drive slowly and pay close attention to our students who are walking or biking home.
Buses: All buses will pick-up students in the bus lot between East Woods and McDowell. Buses will exit through East Woods out onto North Hayden. Students who normally travel home on the bus each day must have a written note from a parent each time another arrangement for going home is necessary.
Walkers/Bike Riders: Walkers and bike riders will be dismissed with parent pick-up. Students are to walk their bikes when they are in front of any building, especially during dismissal. Students are to stay on the sidewalks around the campus area until they are on the main roads.
Doors to enter by grade level
Door A - 3rd grade bus riders
Door C - Parent drop-off and pick-up
Door K- 4th grade bus riders
Door L - 5th grade bus riders
Walkers & Bikers can use closest door to their classroom
Attendance: If your child is going to be absent or late to school, please make sure to call the attendance line at 330-653-1300. This line is available 24 hours a day.
Students are able to purchase breakfast and lunch at EWIS. Breakfast is between $1.75-$2.00 and lunches are $2.75. If your student wants to buy only milk, this will cost $0.50. For more information on how to set up/add money to a lunch account, please visit the Nutrition Services website.
Medication Drop-off for the Clinic: Clinic staff will be available for medication drop off for families at Open House.
EWIS Announcements: Announcements provide important information regarding the students’ school day, upcoming events or important need-to-know information. Subscribing to EWIS Announcements, delivers a link to your email inbox whenever the webpage has been updated. Subscribing to these E-Alerts is a great way to stay in the know! Please make sure you subscribe to the EWIS Announcements. How To Subscribe to Daily Announcements.pdf
PTO Information: Please consider joining or renewing your Annual PTO Membership Today!
The annual Membership Drive is one of the biggest fundraising events for the Hudson PTO, allowing the PTO to support classroom grants and numerous school events including, Teacher of the Year, Bon Voyage, Hoedown, Right-to-Read Week and the Pancake Breakfast just to name a few. Please support and make these amazing events possible by joining Hudson PTO. The cost of an annual membership is $20 and covers all students attending the HCSD for one year. Please find this information on hudsonpto.org.
Job Opportunities at East Woods Intermediate School:
EWIS is currently looking for Lunch Aides and Special Education Aides! This is a perfect opportunity to be a part of the East Woods Staff family! If interested, please go to our Human Resources webpage to apply. Feel free to contact Maureen Schreiner, assistant principal, at 330-653-1256 with any questions.
8/15/22 - Open House, 4:00-6:00
8/17/22 - First Day of School
9/5/22 - No School, Labor Day
9/22/22 - School Pictures
10/14/22 - No School
10/26 & 10/27/22 - Parent Teacher Conferences
10/27 - 10/28/22 - No School
11/02/22 - Picture Retake Day
11/7/22 - Ready, Set, Relax
11/10/22 - End of the 1st Trimester
11/11/22 - No School
We are sincerely looking forward to working with each student and family. East Woods Intermediate School is a special place, and this is going to be a wonderful year together!
If you have questions regarding this newsletter or any other information, please feel free to contact us at 330-653-1256.
We look forward to seeing you at Open House and throughout the year! Go Explorers!
Natalie Wininger, Principal
Jeff Morris, Assistant Principal
Maureen Schreiner, Assistant Principal
To: EWIS Parents
Join or renew your Annual, PTO Membership Today!The annual Membership Drive is one of the biggest fundraising events for the Hudson PTO, allowing the PTO to support numerous school events including, the EWI Howdown & Bonvoyage, along with Right-to-Read Week, Teacher of the Year, the Pancake Breakfast and PTO sponsored teacher/staff grants just to name a few.
Please support and make these amazing events and programs possible by joining Hudson PTO. The cost of an annual membership is $20 and covers all students attending the HCSD for one year. Please note, Membership does not require your involvement in the PTO. You can be as involved as much or as little as you like.
To join and pay online, please visit the PTO website by clicking on the link below. Please note registration and payment is online only.
Thank you for your support!
Please contact Susan Dukes at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Parental Access to Library Account
Like the public library, parents, guardians and students can now check school media accounts online to see what books students have checked out, when they’re due, any bills, options to renew and know when a book on hold is available for pickup. To launch this new initiative, simply click on this FORM (also posted on the library webpage) and submit the information. Please allow up to three days to process and receive the instructions on account access.