Hilton - Weekly Newsletter

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Principal's Update

Staff Professional Development


On Monday, the Hilton staff will spend the day increasing our knowledge of teaching and learning. The morning will be focused on strategies to developing personalized learning for all students through engagement in five key areas: Knowing our students; knowing ourselves; knowing our curriculum, our assets and collegial relationships.


In the afternoon, teachers will join virtual breakout sessions to extend their learning in a number of different areas. They include:


-Student Social-Emotional Support

-Thinking Routines and Visible Thinking Strategies for the Classroom

-Fiction and Non-Fiction Literature for Elementary Students

-Conscious Discipline Strategies



Parking Lot Safety


Safety is our number one priority - This is especially true during drop-off and pick-up


For Overall Safety, drivers are asked to observe the following:


-No cell phone use in the parking lot or lines leading into the parking lot.

-Drive slowly and look forward when moving.

-Observe lowered speed limit on Hilton Road leading up to the school.



Expediting the Pick-up and Drop-Off Process - Getting you in and out quickly


K-2 drop-Off Area - Be sure to pull all the way down so we can unload an entire row of cars.

3-4 drop-Off Area - One car past the crosswalk and two-three cars behind the crosswalk can unload.


Teach your children to look at the eyes of the driver when using the crosswalk. If the driver isn't looking at you, they most likely don't know you are there.


Have a great weekend,


Jeff Eisele

Hilton Principal

Congratulations to Mrs. Beane - Our own Exemplary Bulldog!

Dr. Outlaw was here on Friday in a surprise visit to award this month's Exemplary Bulldog award to Mrs. Beane. Mary was nominated by several people and the following are a few of the comments shared about this extraordinary educator:


  • "Mrs. Beane goes above and beyond with everything that she does. The thought and careful planning that goes into everything that she does is just amazing."
  • "Mrs. Beane cares so much about every student and they know it. It is such an incredible environment for children to learn in."
  • "Mary puts in so much time and effort. Teaching isn't a job to her but something that comes from the core of who she is. She is always looking for the newest trends in education seeking the best ways to educate her students."
  • "Mrs. Beane is all-in Brighton. She does such a great job in her classes, but she also does whatever she can to help the entire district."

In a district full of amazing educators, it is such an honor to announce Mary Beane as this month's Extraordinary Bulldog Award Winner. Thank you Mary and all of our outstanding teachers for everything that you are doing for our students! Go Dogs!

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Important Dates To Remember

1/18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/19 - 1/22 - FACE TO FACE LEARNING

1/20 - NO VIRTUAL WEDNESDAY

1/27 - Virtual Wednesday

2/11 - Hilton PTO meeting (mtg link is listed below)

2/18 & 2/19 - Vision Screening

Hilton PTO - Career Week Information

Reminder Career Week Videos are due tonight!


If you have any issues uploading videos, please email the file to hiltonpto@gmail.com, and PTO can add them in. Links to record are below!


Links To Record Career Day Videos:

Monday's Flipgrid Link: https://flipgrid.com/3d8c7270

Tuesday's Flipgrid Link: https://flipgrid.com/47d41f45

Wednesday's Flipgrid Link: https://flipgrid.com/3fc933c5

Thursday's Flipgrid Link: https://flipgrid.com/940b4c93

Friday's Flipgrid Link: https://flipgrid.com/179a5a5f

More Careers to Explore https://flipgrid.com/c5ebdf25

Here is also a link with directions to record a video on Flipgrid:

https://help.flipgrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044723514-How-to-record-and-submit-a-video


Thank you ! Hilton PTO

Hilton PTO February Meeting

Topic: February PTO Meeting

Time: Feb 11, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82824257985?pwd=TFBQaC8yWFF3Tktja2RhZVBUdjdaUT09

Meeting ID: 828 2425 7985

Passcode: HILTONPTO

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Counselor Corner!

Happy New Year from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. Fox! I hope you had a well rested, and memory filled, time with your loved ones. For the month of January we are taking time to further acknowledge and support that extra added stress this crazy year has brought us. We are diving into mindfulness, yoga, and other practices, that treat the mind, body, and soul. The goal of these lessons is to promote self-regulation and self-reflection in our young learners, as well as to practice a sense of peace and calm during our days.



Lets Connect: If you are noticing some behaviors that are interfering with your child’s success in the classroom, please feel free to complete my parent referral form and we can work together to determine if supports are needed at school.


More Resources: The Elementary Counseling Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!



Mrs. Fox

Hilton & Hawkins Elementary

foxra@brightonk12.com

Livingston County Health Department - Vision Screening

Hilton Elementary will be having the annual Vision Screening done by LCHD on February 18 & 19 for our 1st & 3rd grade students and follow-ups for students from last year.


Please read the information and guidelines below for additional information.


If your student is attending BVA and you would like to have their vision screened free of charge, you can call the Livingston County Health Department at 517-552-9850 to make an appointment. They have appointments available twice a month.

Free Lunch for Families Extended

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended nationwide waivers to provide meals to all children during the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year under the extended summer food service program. These program flexibilities are now available through June 30, 2021.