Each year, Hudson PTO provides HCSD staff the opportunity to apply for grants in our Fall and Spring Grants programs.  These grants are funded by you – the parents, teachers, and students of Hudson who join PTO each year, buy Spirit Wear, support our Rewards programs and events such as the Pancake Breakfast. Just take a look below at some of the fantastic items PTO has granted for Hudson schools throughout the years.

In addition to the grants listed below, Hudson PTO is making two special one-time gifts to support a new playground for East Woods and a bookstore at the new Hudson Middle School, both to be built at the end of the district’s construction.

Current Year Approved Grants

2023 Fall Grants


LOOKIOOS Musical Instruments
Social Emotional Learning Books
Books, Flexible Seating Chair and Table Dividers
Mural Installation Gel and Varnish

Ellsworth Hill

Picture Books
Wireless Earset Microphone with Transmitter
CanDo Pedal Exerciser

East Woods

Sensory Fidget Bins and Sensory Decals
Social Emotional Games and Teaching Manipulatives
Rainbow TopSpot Vinyl Spot

Middle School

Rooftop Garden Supplies
4 wireless buzzers/96 headphones/batteries

High School

Supplies to create items to sell at Christkindlmarkt
3 Graphic Calculators

2024 Spring Grants (TBA)


Ellsworth Hill

East Woods

Middle School

High School

Hudson PTO Fund at Hudson Community Foundation

In 2023, Hudson PTO established the Hudson PTO Fund at the Hudson Community Foundation. This fund allows PTO to consider and support larger requests for projects benefitting Hudson City School District students and teachers. Applicants must be employees of the Hudson City School District and projects must benefit Hudson City School District students. Like other funds held at the Hudson Community Foundation, the Hudson PTO Fund accepts donations from individuals in the community who would like to support this work.

New diving board for Ada Cooper Miller Natatorium at East Woods, $5,824

14 tubanos (drums) of various sizes for music students at Ellsworth Hill, $4,488
15 tubanos (drums) of various sizes for music students at East Woods, $4,621
Transportation for Hudson Middle School Speech and Debate Team, $2,500
Backpack Buddies, $2,500

Previous Years Approved Grants

2022 Fall Grants

Magnetic letters and trays
Light table math trays, light table sorting tray

Flexible seating
Guided reading texts

East Woods
Guitar capos
Games, lighting, music, etc. for a sensory calming area
Art supplies, games, puzzles, ROX supplies

Middle School
Gift card/open PO for cooking materials

High School
Bird feeding station and supplies
Chinese grammar textbooks and workbooks

2023 Spring Grants

Light table and sensory tray
Fine motor and cognitive activities
Bouncy bands/chairs, chair pockets, clipboards
White Boards, magnetic letters, privacy dividers

Ellsworth Hill
Supplies for Starbooks (books and hot chocolate carafe)
Ozobot Evo entry kits
Chair pockets, magnetic clips, vocabulary word tins, light covers
Take-home reading bags
Border Patrol barriers

East Woods
Bird feeders and birdseed
Rechargable LED light up drumsticks

Middle School
Shake, Rattle, and Roll Earthquake Board
Wireless lapel microphones and stationary microphones
Sumdog School Starter Pack
Science materials, art supplies, pre-vocational supplies
Books for reading workshop
Jennifer Nielsen books

High School
Fun Friday t-shirts
Sawgrass Virtuoso SG1000 Complete Sublijet Sublimation Printer Kit
Nikon camera

2021 Fall Grants

Calming Corner items
Sensory pathways for hallways
STEM games & materials
Magnetic letters and trays

Art books for art room library
Social-emotional books and extension activities
Word study kits (letters and trays)

East Woods
Picture Perfect STEM lessons & picture books
Snap Circuit Sets
Biography collection w/ focus on diversity

Middle School
9/11 collection of books for media center
Learning loss support items

High School
Photo scanner
Sweet Sensations Cafe items
Chinese instruments, DVD’s and calligraphy paper

2022 Spring Grants

Digital piano and bench
Ozobot EVO classroom kit
Sensory swing for sensory room

Ellsworth Hill
OT Sensory items
Boogie Board Blackboard
VersaTiles kits
Flexible seating for classroom

East Woods
Pottery Wheel
Squeeze machine for sensory room
30 Ukuleles for music room

Middle School
Snap Circuit STEM bundle
Crazy Contraptions Activities
Jewelry creation kits & supplies for MakerSpace

High School
iPad Pro for digital art classes
Chinese readers & other supplies
Human skeleton for science classes

2020 Fall Grants

Individual word study kits
Surf Black flexible seating seats
Pre-school activity sets

Music notation white board
Glockenspiel mallets
Laminator and laminating pouches
Green screen & lighting set

East Woods
Tower Garden garden growing system
Itinerant Indoor swing & support frame

Middle School
Digital Camera compound microscopes
Books for the media center celebrating students who learn in various ways
Funding for cooking materials for the Living Lab

High School
Digital library books focused on diversity, equity and inclusion
Funding for supplies for the Hydroponic Lab
Beginner & Intermediate sets of Chinese readers

2021 Spring Grants

Snap word cards
OSMO tech & loose materials
Zones of Regulation cards
“I’m Not Just A Scribble” materials
Light sandbox, transparent letters, numbers and attribute blocks

Ellsworth Hill
Self-regulation tools
Smartboard platform materials

East Woods
Sensory room equipment
Breakout Edu Kit & Subscription
Calming Corner supplies for guidance

Middle School
Flesh-tone colored pencils and markers
Outdoor recess games
Self-regulation tools
Board games for promoting social, emotional and life skills
Diversity books for Media Center

High School
2 Flinn hot plates for science department
Conover Resources for Life Skills
Circuit Maker & Button Maker for Maker-Space
Chinese readers, calligraphy brushes, DVDs

2019 Fall Grants

STEM manipulatives and kits
Emotional skills tools

Drums alive curriculum
Theatre Materials
Duct tape creation station (minus the duct tape)

McDowell/East Woods
Social Thinking/Sensory tools
Lego supplies

East Woods
Musical Theatre

Middle School
Flag Plaques 
Anxiety Tools

High School
Library Media Technology
Laminator and laminating sheets
Ohaus Digital Scale 

2020 Spring Grants

Ozobot Evo classroom kit
Bean Bag and therapy seating 
Magnetic letters

Ellsworth Hill
Lego kits
Diversity books (shared with McDowell)
iPad and apps
Writing Center
Markerboard table
Supplemental reading – Snyder/Smith

Diversity books (shared with East Woods) 

East Woods
Voting and Election books 
Magnetic manipulatives

Middle School
Schoolwide subscription to generation genius

High School
Animal Skulls
4 scales
Photo Printer
C-Reader Pens

2018 Fall Grants

STEM Materials
Finger Heart Rate Monitors
6 Stretched Art Canvases

Reading Materials
Recess Equipment
Social Thinking Games

HOKKI stools
Character Study Book Sets

East Woods
Musical Theater Project
UltraFit Fitness Bar Rack

Middle School
Inventor Cloud Mars Rover Kits
6 Kiln Shelves
Multi-Cultural Books

High School
6 Desk Bikes
Family and Consumer Science Software

2019 Spring Grants

Portable Stereo System
Fine Motor Skills Kits
Reading Recovery Book Bags
2 Giant Connect 4 Games

Ellsworth Hill
1 Marimba
STEM Cart 

Stand Up Desks and Surf Desks

East Woods

Middle School
Hands of Gratitude

High School
2 Electronic Balances
LED Frames 

2017 Fall Grants

STEM bin supplies
Word Work Manipulatives
Social Thinking Books

Kitchen mitts, pot holders & knives
Writing displays

Art Drying Racks

East Woods
Mike Ford of the Bloodhound Project Visit
Life Jackets

Middle School
Adaptive Physical Education Items
Book Club Books

High School
Pre-vocational Task Sets
10 Chipotle Gift Cards for the Drug Free Club

2018 Spring Grants

Playground balls & equipment
Reading Recovery Books
Kindergarten Chair Pockets
Hokki Stools and Weighted Vests
Supplemental Reading Tools

Ellsworth Hill
Apple TV projector system
Smart Board
Mystery Science website

Hokki Stools
Art Tables
KidBlock Membership

East Woods
Hokki Stools
STEM kits
Kids Love Musical Program
Q-Ball Microphone
Reading Games & Fluency Tools
KidBlock Membership

Middle School
6th grade Newsela webside
3-D doodler pens & accessories for Maker Space
Book Club Books
Flipcharts, Organizers & Dry Erase Prompts

High School
Comparison Microscope
Circuit Maker Premium Access and Accessories
Q-ball microphone

2016 Fall Grants

Listening Center materials
Triangular swing
Units of Study for reading
Educational Games

Audio books
Social Thinking books

Hokki stools
Moby Max

East Woods
Educational games
Sensory tools
Reading Room seating
Book bins
Large paper rolls

Middle School
Ball chairs
Wiggle cushions
Social Thinking games
Science materials
7th Grade Respect Community field trip

High School
Breakout EDU game
Amino Acid starter kits
Chipotle gift cards for attendance incentive

2017 Spring Grants

Gymnastics Mats
Book bins & bags
Sit spots and pencil boxes
Project read supplemental materials
Read alouds/mentor texts
Small group reading books

Ellsworth Hill
Outdoor Sign for Garden
60 sets of books for fragile readers
Hokki Stools
Units of Study for Teaching Reading
Animal Antics/Mouse Math & math concept books

Volleyball set
Standing desk and stool
Hokki Stools

East Woods
Recess Rack
Sway Fun Glider
Moldable stackable chairs
Augmented Reality Sandbox

Middle School
Augmented Reality Sandbox
Lego Mindstorm Robotic sets and legos
Cartooning materials


High School
Dremel Tool
Electronic Balance
Utility Food Cart
2 Breathalyzers

2015 Fall Grants

Reading Intervention Games
Books and CDs
Chair Pockets

Balance Bike
A-Z and Raz Kids Subscriptions

All About Me Books

East Woods
Utility Cart
TV Stand (partial approval of $250)

Middle School
Desks and Stools
Woodcock Johnson Form A
Work Station, Eliptical, Footbands, Balance Ball and Chair

High School
Photography Equipment
Resource English Field Trip

Multiple Schools
Ellsworth/East Woods – Balance Balls
All Elementary Schools – English Books

2016 Spring Grants

Gym projector system
Wiggle ushions, balls, therabands and stool
Send home book bags
Guided reading sets

Ellsworth Hill
Zones of discipline books
Raz Kids subscription
Standing desks
Rotary cutter

Standing desks
Digital piano
Supplemental reading corner

East Woods
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support equipment
Rugby balls and cricket sets
Therapy balls , stands and pumps

Middle School
Google cardboard
Tools for sensory processing
Peace Project supplies
Media center furniture

High School
Router table
LCE transition curriculum
Science field trip

Multiple Schools

2014 Fall Grants

Writers Workshop Mentor Texts
Book Bins and Seat Storage Pockets
LA Games and Activities
Ellsworth Hills
Leader In Me Binders
Fine Motor Skills Games and Activities
Razz Kids Subscription
Student Vocal Tools
Erase Steel Skin
East Woods
Readers Workshop Books
Recess Equipment
Bitstrips Software Licence
Middle School
Social Studies Books
High School
Skeleton Bones
Reading Books, Bookcase and Chairs

2015 Spring Grants

Badminton and Tennis Equipment and Programs
Guided Reading Books
Book Boxes and Dry Erase Boards
A-Z Reading Subscription and Pocket Chart
8 x Wobble Chairs

Ellsworth Hills
Books and Games
Technology Equipment for PE and Music
2 x Chrome Books


East Woods
Contribution Towards Courtyard Project
Science Investigation Equipment
Red Cat Microphones

Middle School
16 x Microscopes
6 x Chrome Books for use in Modern Languages

High School
Tables and Chairs for “Starbooks” area
Biscuit Joiner
Art Display Boards

2013 Fall Grants

PE Equipment
Math Place Value Items
Parent Toolkits
Puppets & Props
Book Boxes

Ellsworth Hill
Scootpad Licence
OT Items
Economic Books


East Woods
Digital Camera – Art Dept.
Chromebook – Music Dept.
Lunch Bins
ELL Grammar Cards
Childhood Issue Books

Middle School
iReady Seats (computer based diagnostic tools)
Non-Fiction Books – Science Dept.

High School
Frames, Cards and Banner – Student of the Month Program

2014 Spring Grants

Smart Board
Gardening Tools
Book Boxes
Math Bins
Book Pouches
Sliders and Theater

Ellsworth Hill
4 Star Boards
Planners (2014-2015 School Year)
Recess Equipment
7 Habits Supplies
1 Xylophone

7 Habits Supplies

East Woods
Courtyard Repair Funds

Middle School
Science Lab Items
Rush Hour Games
6 Chromebooks
Peace Poles (Courtyard project)

High School
Skeleton (art class)
2 Balances
1 Microscope
Room Dividers

2012 Fall Grants

AnyBook Readers/Recorders
Attention posters, sheets with manual
Easi Speak microphones with stand

Ellsworth Hill
Attention/focus body skills posters
Fiction and non-fiction book sets
Lightweight portable standards for PE (net stands)

Digital Camera

East Woods
Barnes & Noble gift cards for Nook titles
Digital Camera
Life Vests
NEXUS 7 (8GB) tablet
Therapeutic pre-writing equipment

Middle School
Gods/Goddesses of Olympus Book Set
NEXUS 7 (8GB) tablet

High School
16GB iPad2 & iTunes gift card
Supplies for sensory room
Wireless keyboard/mouse & chargers

2013 Spring Grants

OT Supplies for Loan
Art Classroom Run
Phonemic Awareness Games
Book and Binder Holders
2 iDock 4 station wireless listening centers
Non-fiction booksets/Easi-Speak microphone
Place value math items
Pocket chart stand with paper pal
Online literacy resource & book bins

Ellsworth Hill
4 Hitachi Interactive Pens
Leader In Me Books
Orff Xylophones
4’x16′ bulletin board
Ellison dies

Leader in Me Materials
Self-Regulation Materials
Long are staplers/date stampers

3 pulse Oximeters and non-contact Thermometer

East Woods
Health books for EW Library
Online writing resource/assistive notebooks
4 Samsung Chromebooks with software
12 Samsung Chromebooks

Middle School
Geological Processes Models
25 presentation boards
3 LULU self-published books

High School
5 Electronic Balances
Class set of entrepreneurial book
Air Compressor
Canon EOS Rebel Camera kit, bag, card, lens
Material for Hug Machine Therapy
Field Trip Sub pay and Bus Costs

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