Hilton Weekly Newsletter

Friday, April 9th

Placement Consideration Forms

It is hard to believe that it is already time to begin the process of placing students with teachers for the 2019/20 school year. Although teacher styles may differ from teacher to teacher, the content of the curriculum remains the same within the grade level. A great deal of time and effort is given to grouping children into classes. Our primary concern is to establish productive, balanced classrooms where each child has the opportunity to be successful and is challenged to do their best. If you feel you have compelling information to contribute to the placement decision, our Placement Consideration Forms are available in the office. Please complete the form and submit it to the main office by April 30, 2019. This additional information will help assist us in the construction of balanced classrooms. Please remember that requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

Hilton - Tutors

Below, please find a list of names and contact information if you are looking for a tutor for your child.
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PTO NEWS

Plans are already underway for the 2019/2020 calendar year. Our next meeting is on Tuesday April 9 at 2:30pm. This is a really important meeting because we will be voting on our board members as well as signing up for chairperson positions for next year.


We are accepting nominations for all board positions in the office. Nominations are due by April 8. We have nominations for all positions, but you are always welcome to nominate someone else.

Current chairperson positions available:

Enrichment: All-school assemblies

Family Fun Night

Field Day

Angel Tree

Activity Nights Coordinator (Rollerama, Skyzone, etc.)

Holiday Shop

Hospitality

New Family Welcome

Hound Dog Run

Movie Night

Popcorn Fridays

Please plan on joining us to help give feedback, plan fun events & to know what is going on at Hilton! Every parent is already a member of the PTO and every vote counts!


Thank you!


Sincerely,


Lauren Coffman, PTO President



DATES TO REMEMBER:


April 12- Movie Night! @6:30

April 17 - Hungry Howie’s Pizza Night

April 25 - Chorus Night @6:30

April 26 - Popcorn Friday

May 6th-10th - Staff Appreciation Week

May 15- Hungry Howie’s Pizza Night

May 16 - BOGO Book Fair @ 4:00 - 7:00

May 17 - Popsicle Playground & BOGO Book Fair @ 5:00 pm

May 22 - Last PTO meeting @ 7:00 pm

May 22 - Donate a $1 to wear a hat to school (supporting BHS Senior Survivor Week)

May 22nd - Last PTO meeting for the school year @7:30

May 24 - Last Popcorn Friday

June 10 - Field Day

June 11 - 4th grade Farewell & LAST DAY!!!


Jump Rope Club (Fridays February - May)

Renaming dates are April 5th, 19th, 26th and May 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. To register and/or volunteer, please visit the MSA site at https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w


Hilton family Spring Movie Night (April 12)

Doors open at 6:30, movie starts at 6:45.
The movies showing for Spring Movie Night are, Ralph Breaks The Internet, and Mary Poppins Returns. This is a free family movie night and parents must stay with their children, this is not a drop off event. We also ask parents to sit with their children to help with keeping their children quiet and calm during the movie. Popcorn, pizza, candy and water will be available for purchase, with the option to pre-order a whole Hungry Howie pizzas on My School Anywhere, so your pizza is ready to go for your family. Come in your comfortable clothes (or PJs) and bring your blankets and pillows to enjoy this great family night out.


Popcorn Friday (April 26)

The next Popcorn Friday will be on March 26. For $0.25 (or a Toe Token) your child(ren) can purchase popcorn popped by Hilton’s parents during lunchtime. To volunteer, just visit https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w.


Staff Appreciation Week-

May 6th-10th

Staff Appreciation Week is a fun filled week for our amazing Hilton Staff. We will be asking for donations and volunteers to help the week run smoothly. A little project will come home for your child to fill out and return to school starting May 3rd. Sign up genius will be sent out soon. So please keep an eye out for that!


MySchoolAnywhere

Hilton PTO will be going paperless. For the 2019/2020 school year, MySchoolAnywhere.com (MSA) will be the only source of contact to sign up for events.

If you have not done so already, please go to www.MySchoolAnywhere.com and create an account. The invitation code is “hiltonexplores”. You can also download the free MySchoolAnywhere app. This website hosts many features including the school directory, event forms, event registration, event planning and sign ups, and paypal access. If you have any questions please contact the Hilton PTO at hiltonpto@gmail.com



Hilton Hound Dog Apparel

The following websites are local businesses which now sell Hilton Hound Dog items. Please check them out.


Ivory Vines

https://www.ivoryvines.com

Finland & Fawn Boutique

http://www.facebook.com/finlandandfawn


Artsonia Online Art Gallery

Everyone should have received an email to approve access to Artsonia. The artwork created by our students will be now uploaded to this new online art gallery. You will be able to view your child(ren)’s art online, share with others, create a fan club and order keepsakes. Volunteers are still in the process of uploading artwork to this new system. So please keep checking back. If you have not received an email for approval or have any questions, please contact your PTO at HiltonPTO@gmail.com.


Hilton Recycling Program

Hilton receives money for recycled paper! There is a green dumpster outside the school located next to Hilton Road. Every Friday, Ms. Michael’s class collects recycled paper throughout the school and places it in the dumpster. You can donate also! But only paper please (no cardboard or phone books). It is an easy way for our school to earn money while teaching students how to protect the environment!


Kroger Shoppers

Hilton is now enrolled in the Kroger Rewards Program. Please support the school by linking Hilton Elementary to your Kroger Rewards Card. Hilton’s number is 68151 or you can just type the school’s name in the search window at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards.


Amazon Smile

How fun would it be to shop, while at the same time, earning money for our school? Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com) is through Amazon.com, in which they donate money for most items purchased through their website. The fun part is that the website keeps a running total on your account to see how much money you donate to the school just by shopping with them. Check out this 30 second video to see how you can add a shortcut to your (mobile) home screen to ensure all your Amazon purchases benefit Hilton Elementary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWgglu7ZCDE.


Coca Cola/Powerade Give

Attention all Coca Cola and Powerade drinkers! Another way to earn money for Hilton Elementary is through the Coca Cola Give Program. By collecting Coca Cola caps and and codes, Hilton can earn money to purchase supplies for physical education, sports, technology and/or arts. Most Coca-Cola beverages that have a product code under its cap, or printed on its paper packaging, are eligible to be used for donation. Here is a link to the reference list of participating brands https://us.coca-cola.com/participating-brands. Please collect these clean items in a plastic bag and send to school with your child. There is a drawer in the office for collections.


Background Check

If you are planning to volunteer at school at all this year, BAS requires a background check. Here is the link to complete this step: http://www.applitrack.com/brightonk12/StartForm.aspx?id=3993825.


Hilton Elementary PTO Mission Statement

We as parents wish to support the entire teaching staff and administration to make sure each and every child at Hilton Elementary School has a variety of learning opportunities and experiences.

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