Weekly Hilton Newsletter
November 6th, 2020
BAS District News from the Nurse
The district is requiring physician documentation or a copy of a negative COVID test to return to school in the instance of illness or absences related to pending tests. We appreciate your help in keeping our school safe.
Calling the Attendance Line to Report an Absence
We know that some parents notify the teacher but we also need you to call the attendance line.
Important School Dates to Remember
The following are important dates in November and the first week of December.
Please mark your calendars.
Important Dates to Remember
- November 10th Tuesday - Picture Retake Day
- November 25 - 27 Wed-Fri / Thanksgiving Recess (No School)
- November 30th Monday - Virtual Day
- December 1,2,3,4 will all be in-person days this week (Tues-Fri)
LIFETOUCH ONLINE ORDERING INFORMATION
Due to COVID, we will not be sending home payment forms.
Please order your pictures online at:
Picture Day ID: EVT2JQHKM
POLICY CHANGES - PLEASE READ
For the 20/21 school year, Hilton has some new policy changes due to COVID:
EXTRA CHANGE OF CLOTHING
With the current COVID restrictions, we are not able to offer a change of clothes if your child has an accident, or stumbles in a mud puddle, or gets a nose bleed, or has a mishap in the cafeteria...therefore, it would be helpful if you kept a change of clothing in your student's backpack. If your student does not have spare clothes, we will be calling home to have you bring a change of clothing. Thanks for your assistance with this.
OUTSIDE LUNCHES FOR STUDENTS
Due to COVID, we are unable to accept fast food lunches/restaurant lunches to be dropped off for students.
Dates to Remember
November 4TH Virtual Literacy Night Committee Meeting 7-8pm
November 12TH PTO Meeting 7-8pm
November 19TH Virtual Literacy Event 6-7pm
November 16TH- 25TH Virtual Holiday Gift Shop
Hound Dog Run Final Numbers
Thank you to everyone who donated!
We raised all $5k for the school this year!
Thank You to the following local businesses for sponsoring Hilton’s PTO!
Inside Out Painting & Maintenance
McDonough and Associates
WOW One Day Painting
Evolve Behavioral Health
Sylvan Learning Center
Remax - The Genso Team
Curtis Excavating and Grading
On Point Electrical Contractors, LLC
St Joe Mercy Livingston
R&R Sound and Lighting
A special thank you to our apparel sponsor Ivory Vines!
You can purchase Hilton Hound Dog apparel items all year long at the link below, and Ivory Vines donates 20% back to Hilton!
BVA Pick Up Day Update
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend pick up day. If you were not able to complete your student(s) pick up, your items will be available from Thursday 11/5 until Thursday 11/19. Each morning staff will put the grade level boxes out under the breezeway by 10am and they will be taken back into the school by 4:30pm each day. You will see 5 boxes labelled by grade level. Please find your student(s) grade level and the bags are labelled in alphabetical order by last name. Please wear a mask, but there is no need to enter the building.
The free 2020-2021 t-shirts were delivered to classrooms last week for in-person students and were available for BVA students at pick up day 10/28.
If your student did not receive a t-shirt and you would like to request one please email firstname.lastname@example.org with student(s) Name and Teacher’s Name by 11/10. For those who have already emailed t-shirts requests, they should be in and sent home by the end of the week 11/13.
Boo Bash Trunk or Treat Drive-through
This event was a great success !
Thank you to Remax Platinum Brighton for allowing us to use their space for the night! Also, a big thank you to Panera Bread and Outback in Brighton for donating bags for the event, and to R & R Sound and Lighting for providing music !
Below is a list of the local businesses and individuals who donated and handed out candy to our students!
Boy Scout Pack 342
The Genso Team at Remax
R&R Sound and Lighting
Dr. Outlaw and Family
Mrs. & Mr. Toma
Lynn Kahn- Pampered Chef
Virtual Literacy Night
Our virtual Literacy Night Zoom event for both in-person and BVA students will be on 11/19 at 6:00pm. We will have a guest Author to start the night! Then, volunteers will host special breakout rooms for different grade levels. Students will play games to enhance literacy skills, listen to mystery readers, and have a chance to earn a free book!
If your Student(s) plan on attending our Virtual Literacy night, please sign up by classroom or BVA at the Sign Up Genius link below to receive the play ahead home packet needed to participate.
Virtual Holiday Shop
We are so excited to be able to offer a Virtual Holiday Shop this year ! The virtual shop will run from 11-16-11/25. Everyone can shop in person and BVA, siblings too !
We will post to FB and email blast the link to everyone with our special shopping code, as we get closer to the start date. Fun Services will donate 20% of each order back to Hilton ! There is a flat rate of $5.50 for shipping on orders up to $49.99 and shipping is free for orders $50.00 or more.
This amazing program has been creating wonderful memories for years and teaches kids to budget their money and make decisions on their own !
Our next PTO meeting of the year will be held on November 12th from 7-8pm. Our meetings this year will be virtual, through Zoom. We will not be able to meet in person until further notice. All meeting minutes will be posted and emailed out before the next scheduled meeting.
Please attend by clicking the link below.
Topic: Hilton PTO November Meeting
Time: Nov 12, 2020 07:00 PM America/Detroit
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7456527415?pwd=S2JzYUlkdFpocVVXYUdvZWpTK293UT09 Meeting ID: 745 652 7415 Passcode: HILTONPTO
Hilton PTO Support
Amazon Smile The holidays are coming up! Please make sure Amazon is donating back to Hilton while you are Christmas shopping. Amazon Smile now works on mobile devices too.
Log into Amazon Smile https://smile.amazon.com , click menu, click your amazon smile, and select Hilton Elementary School PTO as your charity! Amazon Smile is the same site as Amazon.com, but they donate a small percentage for most items purchased to back Hilton.
Join a Committee or Chair an event We have several opportunities for parents and staff to volunteer. Please join one of our meetings or email us at email@example.com to learn how you can get involved!
Digital Box Tops Download the app at the link below, select Hilton Elementary School, and scan your receipts for up to 14 days after you shop! https://www.boxtops4education.com
Kroger Shoppers Did you know that you can link Hilton Elementary to your Kroger Rewards Card?
Hilton’s number is 68151 or you can type the school’s name in the search box at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards.
Coca Cola/PowerAde Give By collecting Coca Cola and PowerAde caps and codes, Hilton can earn money to purchase supplies for physical education, sports, technology, and art. Caps can be placed in a zip lock bag, and dropped off to the PTO Station in the office.
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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.