Preparing for kindergarten meeting March 15

Join Hudson Preschool Parents and other local organizations for parents focusing on how best to prepare preschoolers for a successful transition to kindergarten and beyond March 15 at 6 p.m. at the Hudson library's South Flood Room.

Featured speakers Sarah Jackson and Susan Hirko-Korey, early learning consultants from Summit ESC, will share techniques that can help you get your children off to a healthy start, build relationships with them throughout their lives, equip them with the necessary structure for healthy brain development and assist them in increasing their academic achievement. Instructional strategies that parents can use to address the visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic modalities of their children will also be addressed. The event will end with a Q&A session with Hudson City Schools administrators and current Kindergarten teachers.

Please RSVP by March 10 at hudsonpreschoolparents.org.

Citizens Committee for Hudson Schools seeking volunteers

The Citizens Committee for Hudson Schools (CCHS) is gearing up for a Permanent Improvement Fund Levy (PIF) campaign this spring with a May 2nd vote at the general election. The PIF vote is a RENEWAL vote at a rate not to exceed 1.5 mills for each dollar of valuation for 5 years, first due in January 2018. All PIF dollars must be used for expenditures that will last five years or longer including technology, heating and cooling systems, school safety and security systems, building maintenance and repair and transportation. Funds from this levy can NOT be used for operating purposes including salaries and benefits.

This renewal levy will result in no new taxes. The cost for a home appraised at $200,000 is $91.88 per year.

The Citizens Committee for Hudson Schools is a volunteer group that supports the schools. If you are willing to help with the campaign in a variety of areas, please visit our website forhudsonschools.com.