Hilton Weekly Newsletter
Friday, February 1st, 2019
Our newest Hound is a Golden Lab!
Our thanks goes out to all the families that have donated supplies through our Sign-Up Genius. If you are interested in purchasing a leash, dog bed or a bone, click the bar below.
Have a great weekend!
Parents as Partners in Literacy
We are excited to bring this learning opportunity to our parents! Learn practical ways
to help your child become a better reader! This workshop will be led by the BAS Early
Literacy Coaches and will be geared to support parents of K-2 students. Parents will be
provided with ideas and tips to use at home!
When: Friday, February 8, 2019
Location: Hawkins Elementary
Important Dates to Remember
2/11 - 2/15 - Bountiful Harvest Canned Food Drive
2/22 - Box Tops Due
2/27 - Family Science FairNight
2/27 & 2/28 - Book Fair
3/1 - Lunch with a Loved One and Book Fair during all lunch recess times
3- 1 - Mrs. Beane’s Class Downtown Economics Tour (9:15-1:00pm) and Mini-Society Family Day (2:05-3:05pm)
The next PTO meeting will be held on February 5 at 2:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the office conference room. Please join us to offer your support and ideas.
Box Tops (February 22)
Please continue to collect box tops. The next deadline submission will be February 22. We will no longer be sending home Box Top Sheets. You can send them to school in a plastic bag with your child’s name and teachers name on it. In the past, money raised through this program financed field trip transportation as well as granted up to $100 to each classroom for much needed supplies.
Jump Rope Club (Starting Friday February 1)
It is that time of year again to keep our students active during these cold winter months. Starting every friday from February 1 to May 10 (8:00am - 8:47am), student(s) can be dropped off early to “burn off” some energy prior to the start of the school day. An electronic flyer will be sent out through Facebook. Registration will only be through MySchoolAnyWhere. There is a requested donation of $5 per family. We are also looking for volunteers to help turn ropes and supervise. To register and/or volunteer, please visit the MSA site at https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w
*NEW* Show the Love - Bountiful Harvest Food Can Drive- (February 11-15)
During Valentine’s Day week, we thought this would be a wonderful time to “Show the Love” to others in our community. We would like our students to collect non perishable food items and/or money that will be donated to our local Food Pantry, Bountiful Harvest. There will be a little friendly competition between the grades to see who can “Show the Most Love”. A flyer will be coming home soon in the Friday Folders with more information.
Popcorn Friday (February 22)
The next Popcorn Friday will be on February 22. 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.
Family Science Night (February 27) *New Option*
Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, February 27, from 5-7pm, Hilton will host a Family Science Night which will take place of the traditional Science Fair. Our students will have a choice to either enter a judged competition or submit a family project just for educational fun! The family project is a new option for our students and families to learn together. The projects can be a demonstration project or a fun “take-away”. The choice is yours!
There will also be local companies conducting demonstrations. This is a free family learning event. All registrations must be completed by February 8. Also, poster boards will be on sale February 1 and February 4-8 in the office for $3. Parents can drop off projects on Tuesday, February 26, from 6 to 8 pm. We are looking for many volunteers for this event. To offer your time and talent, please visit https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w
Registration can be completed at www.MySchoolAnywhere.com or you can print off the registration form that is on our Facebook drive (Hilton Elementary PTO) or there are printed forms in the office and going home in Friday folders today! If you have any questions, please email Lauren Coffman or Tracie Nord at email@example.com
Book Fair (February 27 and 28)
Hilton will be hosting a Book Fair for 4pm to 7pm on February 27th and 28th. The books that will be on sale will be selected specially for our Hilton family. We do not have hours during the school day for students to shop alone. Come, enjoy and support our school library!
Annual Lunch with a Loved Once (March 1)
On Friday, March 1 we will host Lunch with a Loved One. Students may invite any special adult to join them for lunch and then visit the Book Fair during recess time. This event is popular with grandparents, as well as, moms and dads. Younger siblings are welcome.
Lunch Times: JK/K 11:15-12:00, 1st 11:45-12:30, 2nd 12:15-1:00, 4th 12:45-1:30, 3rd 1:15-2:00
Hilton Hound Dog Apparel
The following websites are local businesses which now sell Hilton Hound Dog items. Please check them out.
Finland & Fawn Boutique
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. These could make the perfect Holiday gift. 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 too! 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!
Hilton is now enrolled in the Kroger Rewards Program. Please support the school by linking us to your Kroger Rewards Card. Our number is 68151 or you can just type our school name in the search window at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
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 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. We have already earned $70! Every little bit helps!
If you are planning to volunteer at school at all this year, BAS requires a background check. Here is the link to get that done: 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.
Hilton Elementary IHOP Restaurant Day! 2/7/19
Join us on Thursday, February 7th and IHOP will donate 20% of your bill back to Hilton!