Skate Party & More

September 27, 2022

Hilltop Elementary School

TONIGHT: SKATE PARTY!

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We will be holding our first PTSA General Meeting of the 2022-23 school year this Thursday, Sept 29th at 6:30 pm via Zoom!

Principal Somoza will be on hand to share school updates and answer your questions. The general meeting agenda is as follows:

6:30-7:00 School Updates with Principal Somoza

7:00-7:15 General Membership Vote - we need to approve new board members and updates to the 2022-2023 budget and standing rules.

7:15-7:30 Chair/Committee Reports

7:30-8:00 Discussion/Q&A

8:00-8:30 Board Business The link below should send you straight into the meeting.

If you have trouble with it, you can use the info below to join directly through the Zoom app. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81145093810?pwd=MUVFT0tFTzZ1Znlrb1FZWWxoVWQzUT09

All families, including students, are welcome to attend!

Sign Up to Run or Walk in the Edmonds Schools Foundation 5K!

Join Principal Somoza On October 1st! All ages are welcome to participate! Come walk and run in the 5K held at College Place Middle School. Race starts at 8:00 AM. Same day registration starts at 7:00 AM or sign ahead of time with the link below.

Your registration benefits Hilltop Elementary if you sign up to be part of the Hilltop Huskies Team, and it also supports the Edmonds Schools Foundation.

Sign up here: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/cs5k/team/905665/

FROM PTSA - HELP CELEBRATE OUR HILLTOP STAFF!

Fall Favorites Feast - Staff Appreciation Potluck

Hilltop PTSA is hosting a Fall Favorites potluck to celebrate our amazing Hilltop staff and thank

them for all the wonderful things they do!

WHEN: Friday October 7th, 2022

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: Bring your favorite comfort fall foods to our staff appreciation

potluck. Homemade or store-bought welcome!

HOW TO SIGN UP: Scan the QR code to the right Or Click on the link below to view and

choose your preferred slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CA5AB2DABFBC61-fall

DROP OFF: 10:00am on Friday, October 7th to Front Office. Please label your dish and any

items you’d like returned. Those can be picked up the following Monday.

No time to cook? Consider donating online toward the cost of the event:

https://hilltopptsa.org/Packet/Donation/GuestInfoPacketPage/0

Thank you for your help!

Hispanic / Latino / Latina / Latinx Heritage Month

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In September, we want to highlight the diversity, culture, history, and equity issues for our Latinx, Hispanic, and Chicanx students, families, staff, and community. We are hosting a community celebration at the Lynnwood Library - stop by and see books highlighting the Hispanic/Latinx/Chicanx community and participate in a craft activity. Special book readings throughout the night!


Hispanic/Latinx/Chicanx History Month Celebration
Friday, September 30th, 2022
From 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Lynnwood Library - Sno-Isle Libraries
19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Please visit our Padlet to see the ESD - September activity book and more resources. You can also share resources!
https://padlet.com/guzmanreyess/MET

Consider highlighting one of the books from LEAD (Librarians for Equity and Diversity). LEAD is comprised of librarians in Edmonds School District and Sno-Isle Librarians.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRfM9PzvUpbKeAQfr-HHaDj6u1tDGRqTuvA-3VNjpUj89S13FGdpnGxyN_cGvF3Y1FuCnJ5arSDnfmX/pub


Contact: Dr. Sally Guzman, x4267, guzmanreyess@edmonds.wednet.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Sign Ups for 2022-23

1) Don't wait to fill out your volunteer form and vaccination status on the Edmonds Schools Safe Visitor form. for the 2022-23 school year. Note: You need to repeat this process each school year.

2) In 2-3 weeks after completing the form, watch for an approval email.

3) After you get the approval email, you can offer to be a volunteer for your child's classroom, the library, or the office. This approval process is also needed to volunteer for PTSA events, field trips or field day.

We can help families who need translated versions of the form. Call or visit the Hilltop office.

Sign up to be an Art Docent for your child’s classroom!

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The Hilltop Art Docent program is starting up again!


An Art Docent is a volunteer who leads discussions and art projects about famous artists in the classroom.


We need at least one volunteer from each classroom to be an Art Docent. The job includes:

  • Coordinating the day and time for art lessons with the classroom teacher.

  • Leading/co-leading 4 one hour art presentations.

    • Training will be available where you will make the projects yourself and review the Power point presentations.

    • All projects and Power points presentations will be provided.

  • Assisting with set up and take down of Open House Art Show.

  • No previous art experience necessary!

  • Be sure you have completed the on the Edmonds Schools Volunteer form. for the 2022-23 school year.


If interested or for specific questions please contact:

Jennifer Blackstone - blackstonej@edmonds.wednet.edu

MOVE 60 FALL SESSION 2022:

The fall session starts on Monday, October 3, 2022.


Move 60! is intentionally designed to be a recreational opportunity, to help students experience exercise and activity in a fun and engaging way, with the goal of instilling healthy movement habits for lifelong health.


Monday-Thursday

3:15-4:15 pm


Meets in the gym after school, most of the session will occur outside.

Register here.

Frequently asked questions.

We Want EVERY Family to Join our PTSA!

Our PTSA enriches every child's experience at Hilltop. We encourage every family to become a member by visiting the Hilltop PTSA website. PTSA also has many opportunities to volunteer to plan special events for our school community, but their is no volunteering required to become a member. We just appreciate your support!

hilltopptsa.org

COVID19 DASHBOARD

Curious about the number of COVID cases at Hilltop? Check out the district's dashboard where you can track cases at Hilltop. This week, we've had four known COVID19 cases on campus. If there is a positive case in your child's classroom, then an email will be sent directly to you about the exposure.
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Planning for the School Year

Upcoming Dates:

  • Oct 1 - ESD Foundation 5K
  • Oct 7 - Early Release
  • Oct 21 - No School
  • Oct 24 - 28 - Conference Week, Early Release

Early Release, No School and Vacation Calendar

Be sure to plan any school year vacations around the school calendar. Students should only miss school if they are ill.

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 23-25

Winter Break: Dec. 19 - Jan. 2

President's Day Break: Feb 20 - 21

Spring Break: April 3-7

2022-2023 Family Calendar - English
Calendario Escolar 2022-2023 para la Familia - Spanish

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Contact Us:


Main Office: 425-431-7604

Attendance Voice Mail: 425-431-7600 (Call anytime, day or night!)

General Office Email: hilltop_office@edmonds.wednet.edu

Principal Melissa Somoza: SomozaM341@edmonds.wednet.edu
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