New Jersey Families
HudsonWay Immersion School is unique for its intimate, diverse and supportive community of leaders, staff, parents, alumni and students.
We bring our community together each year for events such as the traditional Autumn Moon picnic, Chinese New Year performance, Hispanic Heritage Month, Spanish Winter show, and Art Festival.
Parents are as essential to the success of our school as the students.
All parents and guardians of enrolled students are members of the HudsonWay Immersion School Parents Association (HWISPA). We welcome you to get involved as an officer, committee chair, event coordinator, class parent, or volunteer for upcoming events and activities. Please go to the HWISPA NJ website to stay informed about school events and participation opportunities.
A Message from Our HWISPA President
Dear HudsonWay NJ Families,
Welcome everyone for the 2023-2024 school year! I am very happy to be serving as HWISPA President for the 2nd year of my term.
I look forward to working together with you to build an engaged school community and to support the school in creating an outstanding learning environment for the students and teachers. This year’s HWISPA Officers and Committee Chairs have been busy planning an active and exciting school year. We look forward to getting to know you as, we hope, you get involved and attend school functions and classroom celebrations.
If you are interested in helping us plan events or have suggestions about how we can better serve your community, please contact us by email at [hyperlink] HWISPA-NJ@hwis.org or speak to myself or any of the HWISPA Board members in person at school drop-off, pick-up, or any event.
2022-2024 HWISPA President
HudsonWay Immersion School Parents Association (HWISPA) members are unified in the belief that students should learn and be fluent in a second language as well as become well-versed in different cultures. Our mission is to:
• Represent the diverse community of parents at HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS)
• Promote a sense of community among the families and the administration
• Support the school in creating an outstanding learning environment for the students, and
• Enrich the student experience through the organization of school-wide events, activities and fundraising campaigns
Email is our primary means of communication, so please add our email address to your contacts to ensure our
messages reach your inbox. If you have any questions, feel free to write us at HWISPA-NJ@hwis.org.
Andrea Lawson, President and Teacher Appreciation Committee Chair
Jessica Peña, Vice President to Teachers & Staff
Jordan Jones, Vice President to Parents & Families
Nina Liu, Treasurer
Carter Bassett, Secretary
Elizabeth Song, Community Service Committee Chair
Alston Nelson, Publications Committee Chair
Nikki Godbold, Books Committee Chair
Christina La Salle, School Events Committee Chair
Johanna Dy, Fundraising Committee Chair
HWIS School Swag - online store
Lands’ End, school code: 900144858
White, yellow or green polo shirts with khaki pants, skirt, or shorts. On gym days students should wear navy bottoms (gym shorts and/or navy sweats), white t-shirt, and sneakers. For safety reasons, sandals, crocs or flats are discouraged. Learn more.
People to Know
Principal - David Heller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Mandarin ECE leader - Ying Tso: email@example.com
Educational Spanish ECE leader - Patty Miranda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Mandarin elementary leader - Jian Zhang: email@example.com
Educational Spanish elementary leader - Sara Fernandez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational English leader - Katie McNamee: email@example.com
Chief Administrative Officer and COVID Coordinator - Bill Hicks: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing and Admissions Director - Sharon Huang: email@example.com
Marketing manager - Priyanka Agarwal: firstname.lastname@example.org
After school and Extended care manager - Karla Soto: email@example.com
Billing manager - Jim Todd: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions director - Tracie Xiong: email@example.com
Hours of operation
Preschool-8th Grade: 8:30am - 3:30pm (except on Mondays when the school day ends at 3:00 p.m.)
Preschool half day dismissal is at 12pm (noon).
Before Care: 7:30am-8:20am
After Care: 3:30pm-6:00pm
Those interested in bus transport from Maplewood/South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills and Summit, please fill in this form.