PHT Paws-itively News
March 28th, 2022
Dear Page Hilltop Families:
I am not telling you anything you don't already know when I say we have some really amazing students at Page Hilltop. In recent weeks I have been approached by students in various grades asking if we can do something to show support for all of the children who are involved in the tragedies that are taking place in Ukraine.
Students asked if we could get a Ukrainian flag to hang with all of the other world flags we have in our cafe. This past week the flag arrived at Page Hilltop and is now hanging in our cafe.
We will also be holding a "Coins of Compassion" school activity from Monday, March 28th - Friday, April 15th. All Page Hilltop students, staff & families are invited to consider donating any coins you may like for this cause. We will accept any and all coins that you may wish to donate, beginning with a single penny. We ask that you make this a family project and discuss it with your children. As adults, you may choose to go without your morning cup of coffee on a certain day and instead donate that amount of coins. If students happen to receive a weekly allowance, perhaps they choose to donate a portion of that amount. If they don't currently receive an allowance, perhaps they can do a special family chore and earn a few coins to donate.
There will be a collection jar outside the cafeteria where all donated coins may be placed. This will allow students to view the "Coins of Compassion" collection each day as they go to breakfast/lunch.
All donations received by April 15th will be sent to the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) who will use the funds to help provide support for the families of Ukraine.
On Friday, April 15th we will tally the donations and make a school announcement. All students and staff are encouraged to wear "Blue" and "Yellow" on that day.
Thanks, as always, for sharing your children with us!
Fred Deppe, Principal
Matt Lutinski, Assistant Principal
UPCOMING APRIL DATES TO REMEMBER
- March 28th -- Trimester 2 Report Cards Issued
- March 31st -- 1/2 Day (Preschool - 5) for PTC Dismissal @ 12:15 -- Lunch offered
- April 1st -- 1/2 Day (Preschool - 5) for PTC Dismissal @ 12:15 -- Lunch offered
- April 1st -- Wear BLUE to recognize Autism Awareness Day
- April 4th -- 5th Grade ELA MCAS Session 1
- April 6th -- 5th Grade ELA MCAS Session 2
- April 7th -- Lynch Leadership Academy Site Visit
- April 7th -- PTO Meeting via ZOOM
- April 11th -- Bike Rodeo on Playground @ 3:30
- April 12th -- 4th Grade ELA MCAS Session 1
- April 13th -- Early Release Dismissal @ 1:45
- April 14th -- 4th Grade ELA MCAS Session 2
- April 15th -- Wear BLUE & YELLOW for Ukraine
- April 18th - 22nd -- April Vacation
- April 25th -- 3rd Grade ELA MCAS Session 1
- April 27th -- 3rd Grade ELA MCAS Session 2
- April 29th -- Class Color Competition -- see details below
APRIL SPIRIT DAYS
Friday, April 15th: Wear blue and yellow to support Ukraine
Friday, April 29th: Class Color Competition -- Each grade wears their assigned color, and we will see who has the most school spirit!
- Preschool -- Red
- Kindergarten -- Red
- 1st Grade -- Orange
- 2nd Grade -- Yellow
- 3rd Grade -- Green
- 4th Grade -- Purple
- 5th Grade -- Blue
WORLD DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY -- 3/21/22
The preschool team participated in creating our Down Syndrome Awareness window. Preschool students colored colorful socks during class. A few students wore socks in recognition of The Rock Your Socks campaign on Monday, March 21st.
The preschool team will also be decorating our window for Autism Awareness Day on April 2. We will be celebrating it on April 1 by wearing blue that day. Please wear your blue to show your support of Autism Awareness Day!
BUILD A PANTHER OR PANTHER PAL
You can build a...
- Panda (Sold Out!)
- German Shepherd (Sold Out!)
- Black Bear
- Sponsor a Kit! -- this kit will go to a deserving student
MUNCHKIN MEDIATION: CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN OZ
On Friday, March 25th, 27 3rd graders from Page Hilltop Elementary put on a performance of Munchkin Mediation for their families and classmates. The play was organized by Mrs. Bezerra and her daughter, Sabrina Bezerra, as part of a high school community service project. Donations were collected in order to help raise money for the upcoming field trip to Plimoth Plantation in June of 2022.
It was fantastic to see everyone back in the Cultural Arts for our first live performance in two years. Great job third graders, you all did phenomenal.
MEET THE CAST -- CLICK HERE
Special "Thank You" to Mrs. Bezerra, Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Richter, Mrs. Cowley, and show producer / choreographer Sabrina Bezerra.
Our friends from APAC were in attendance to videotape the show. We will let you know when that video is ready for release.
BIKE SAFETY RODEO
GOOD MANNERS CHALLENGE
PANTHER POWER news
Remember to wear your t-shirt to school on these two days.
BE ON THE SAME SCHEDULE AS YOUR STUDENT?
Page Hilltop is looking for people interesting in providing coverage for classroom teachers and paraprofessionals (on an interim substitute basis). Interested applicants must submit a copy of this application. Applicants, if hired, will need to complete a CORI in the main office and also be fingerprinted. Please email Fred Deppe, at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Current Employment Opportunities can be found on SchoolSpring -- CLICK HERE
INCOMING PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
Preschool Registration Slide Deck -- CLICK HERE
Preschool Registration Packet -- CLICK HERE
Kindergarten Registration Slide Deck -- CLICK HERE
Kindergarten Registration Packet -- CLICK HERE
AT HOME COVID TESTING PROTOCOLS
To opt into this new testing program use the link to this Google Form -- CLICK HERE
Testing kits will be sent home with students every other Tuesday. Students will need to test at home by 6:30 pm every Tuesday and report positive cases only using the QR code to the Google Form provided with testing kits.
SPRING MCAS DATES
- Grade 5: April 4 & 6
- Grade 4: April 12 & 14
- Grade 3: April 25 & 27
- Grade 4: May 10 & 12
- Grade 5: May 16 & 18
- Grade 3: May 17 & 19
STE MCAS (5th-Grade Only)
- Grade 5: May 23 & 25
NEXT PTO MEETING: Thursday, April 7th @ 7:00 PM via ZOOM
PTO Website -- LINK
PTO Facebook Page -- Link
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