Dear HudsonWay Families,

On behalf of the HWISPA, we’d like to welcome everyone back to school for the 2018-2019 school year.  We look forward to working together on behalf of the HudsonWay parents to build an engaged school community and to support the school in creating an outstanding learning environment for the students.  The HWISPA officers are excited about reinvigorating the HWISPA organization and have been busy planning an active and exciting school year. We look forward to having you get involved.

What is HWISPA?  And why YOU should get involved!

HWISPA is the HudsonWay Immersion School Parents Association.  Our mission is to represent the parent community at Hudson Way, 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 organizing school-wide events and activities and fundraising.  

We welcome all parents and guardians of HudsonWay students to be members of HWISPA.  There are many ways to participate, and you can be as active as you’d like, whether it’s becoming a HWISPA officer or volunteering for some of our many upcoming events and activities.  If you’re interested in getting involved with HWISPA, please contact any of the officers listed at the bottom of this letter via email hwispany@gmail.com or signup on the website https://hwis.wpengine.com/parents/new-york/volunteer/.

HWISPA Programs & Fundraising

The parents of HudsonWay share a common bond:  We believe it’s important for our children to be well versed in multiple languages and different cultures in an increasingly globalizing world.  Our children attend HudsonWay because we want them to be prepared for the future and thrive in the global arena.  

To this end, we will be launching fundraising efforts this school year in order to equip the school with top-quality resources that improve the learning environment for our children, such as providing technology support for students in the classroom, purchasing more books for the school library, and programs to help support teachers.  It’s important for all of us to fundraise in order to achieve these goals.

To create a strong sense of community among the HudsonWay families, we will be organizing a number of activities this year, including:  Welcome Picnic/Autumn Moon Festival, Apple Picking, Movie Night, Class party, Chinese Lion Dancers, Chinese New Year Celebration, Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation, Field Day/End of Year Picnic, and Yearbook.  In order to sponsor these activities, we are collecting annual HWISPA dues from all HudsonWay families.  Payment will be collected with the first tuition payments in September.  

We look forward to a great year together!


Miranda Perkins Arthur Wong Andrew McBrien John Karanikolas Justin Kane James Collins