McDowell Weekly Updates

    • May 30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
    • June 6 - Field Day
    • June 8 - Last Day of School for Students
    • June 8 - Clap Out for Pre-School and Kindergarten Students (see below)

    PTO School Supply Kits:  PTO Supply Kits are now for sale on the PTO website:

    Elementary kits are available for purchase until June 1st 11:59 pm and will be ready for pick up when the kids start school!  Please reach out to Kellie Johnston at

    Yearbooks: For those who did not order a yearbook during the purchase periods in September and February, we have a limited supply of 2021-22 yearbooks for sale now through June 3rd.  Yearbooks are $25 each.  These can be paid for by cash or check made out to Hudson City Schools. Yearbooks will be on a first come, first served basis. They should be available by Tuesday of next week.  Please contact the office at 330-653-1246 if you are interested in purchasing one.

    End of Year Letter from the Clinic: Please read the following letter that was emailed to families through Final Forms this week.  Letter from McDowell Clinic 

    McDowell Clap Out on June 8: The Preschool and Kindergarten “Clap Out” will be Wednesday, June 8 (the last day) at 11:15 a.m. for AM Preschool and AM Kindergarten and 2:45 p.m. for PM Preschool, PM Kindergarten, and Full Day Kindergarten.  This special McDowell event sends the students out in style!  We ask that the parents line up on the outside of the sidewalk between McDowell and East Woods.  Parents are asked to park in the bus lot between McDowell and East Woods.  Please enter the bus lot through McDowell and exit through East Woods.  If there are not enough spaces, please feel free to park at Evamere or Lavelli Field.

    Supply Lists 2022-2023: Kindergarten Supply List  Preschool Supply List

    First Grade 2022-2023 Orientation Slide Presentation: Please feel free to view the Ellsworth Hill slideshow presentation from May 24th.

    Kindergarten 2022-2023 Parent Orientation Slideshow: Please feel free to view the slideshow presentation from April 12th.  Information folders can be picked up in the McDowell school office during regular business hours if you were not able to make the presentation.

    Final Forms: With the upcoming field trips, we ask that parents please be sure to fill out Final Forms for your student.  These contain important information pertinent to your child should a medical emergency arise.  Students will not be able to go on a field trip if they do not have updated medical and emergency information in their forms.  Please contact the school office at 330-653-1246 with any questions.

    Parental Access to Student Library Accounts: 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 that is then routed to the building’s principal. The information is then forwarded to the Library Media Specialist who would send the directions about how to access the student’s account to those requesting access.

    Update for Student Lunches: It is very difficult for kindergarten students to see other students have lunch brought in from local restaurants.  Therefore, we ask that parents refrain from bringing in outside food for your student.  We thank you for your understanding!

    Hudson PTO Rewards Programs: A GREAT way to support Hudson PTO with purchases you are already making! 
    BOX TOPS: Help PTO get credit for the new scan-only Box Tops you see on packages by downloading the BTFE app at  Look for Bonus Box Tops Offers in the app; they really add up!  
    AMAZON: has made it easier to support Hudson PTO through the AmazonSmile Program.  Once you register an AmazonSmile account on the browser, you can easily activate it in your Amazon mobile app through the main menu (full instructions here:  Make sure to choose Hudson PTO!  Now you can get credit for purchases made in the Amazon app without having to go to a separate AmazonSmile website!  Amazon donates .5% of your annual purchases to the Hudson PTO through no additional cost to you.  
    Reach out to Christa Arite with any questions at

    Parking Reminder: If you are visiting McDowell or East Woods and parking in the Bus Lot, please be sure to park only in the spaces adjacent to the grass.  The other spaces need to be free for the buses to be able to pick up and drop off students.  Thank you!


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