Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program (HBN ASP)

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now hiringThe Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program (HBN ASP) is continuously looking for high energy, dedicated, friendly and caring people to join our staff. No teaching certification is required!

Visit our Employment webpage for more info.


Start Dates for September 2018

Here are the start dates for each of our afterschool program groups:

  • Little Hawks (K-1) – begins on Monday, October 1st**
  • Hatch ASP (Grades 2-5) – begins on Wednesday, September 5th
  • Nest/Jr. High (Grades 6-8) – begins on Monday, September 24th

**Please note that the Little Hawks start date was pushed back to 10/1. This is a result of a change in the program location, from JLE Primary School to M.C. Smith Elementary School. We are awaiting approval on the site change from our licensor, which is expected shortly. Therefore, the Little Hawks start date is delayed until 10/1. A note will be sent home with students when school begins. We appreciate your understanding through this transition.

Register Now!

register nowMake the most out of your child's afternoons and register them for the Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program! It's FREE and it provides many enriching activities for your child, including arts and crafts, book clubs, science projects, sports and academic enrichment. There are openings in all of our HBN ASP programs:

  • Little Hawks (Grades K-1) at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School
  • Hatch (Grades 2-5) at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School
  • Nest at Hudson Junior High School (Grades 6-8)

Registration forms for the Hudson Jr. High program will be mailed to families during the first week of September. The first fall afterschool session is still accepting participants and runs through the spring. Slots are available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, call 518-828-4360, extension 3193 (for Little Hawks program), or extension 3112 (for Hatch program).

Events

Parent Advisory Board Meetings (2018-19)feedback leads to success

Help make our afterschool program even better by participating in the HBN ASP Parent Advisory Board! We want to hear your thoughts and ideas about: nearby locations for potential field trips, finding quality staff members and innovative instructors, how the program is going, what activities/services you’d like to see, and more. 

Sub sandwiches will be provided and childcare is also available! Please send an RSVP to Arelis Soto at 518-828-4360, ext. 3192 prior to each meeting. 

Join us at any or all the meetings during the school year and let your voice be heard:

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2019

Parent Advisory Board meetings take place from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Hudson Junior High School Library. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

News

HBN ASP Featured by the Nat'l Association of Elementary School Principals

In May 2017, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) sent a small film crew to Hudson for its documentary about afterschool programs. The full series features eight programs nationwide, and NAESP selected the Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program to represent New York State.

The goal of the NAESP film is to show principals how to incorporate effective afterschool programs in their buildings. The focus of our segment is “Community Collaborations" and how we incorporate the community into our program. Watch our segment here, which was released in early 2018:

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call HBN ASP Program Director Mike Fulton at 518-828-4360, ext. 8320, or Assistant Program Director Joanne Allie at 518-828-4360, ext. 3193. 

For information on specific programs, please call the following Site Coordinators:

Little Hawks (Grades K-1) - Ashley King, 518-828-4360 ext. 3193
Hatch (Grades 2-5) - Sabrina Williams, 518-828-4360 ext. 3112 (or 1193 after 2:30 p.m.)
Hudson Junior/Senior High School (Grades 6-8) - Michael Fulton, 518-828-4360 ext. 8320