Hilton Weekly Newsletter

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Spring Picture Day is TUESDAY 2/19!

Spring Picture Day will take place on Tuesday, February 19th. There will not be a re-take day.

Forms will be coming home in today's Friday Folder. These forms will need to be filled out and returned. No Payment is required at this time.

Thank you!

News from our Literacy Coach

How you can help your reader at home

Your child may or may not be on an Individualized Reading Improvement Plan this year. Did you know that EVERYONE can access our website that is full of literacy activities? These would be great to pull out on one of our many snow days! Visit https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/irip/home to see! This site is also linked on Hilton's homepage. If you have questions about how to support your reader at home, contact our Literacy Coach, Cody Alexander, at alexanderc@brightonk12.com.

Hearing Screening Grades: Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th Only

Livingston County Health Department is providing Hearing Screening on:

March 4th, 6th, 11th for Grades K, 2, and 4.

Also screened are last-year follow-ups and parent/teacher


Please call the school and provide your child’s name and teacher if:

 You do not want your child screened.

 Your child has hearing aids but cannot remove/replace themselves.

 You have a concern for your child and your child is not in above grades.

(Technicians will accept parent/teacher requests on the first day of screening.)

Please call the Health Department at (517) 546-9850 and ask for the Hearing & Vision

Coordinator if:

 Your child has a programmable shunt (child should not be screened due to

magnets in audiometer headphones).

 You have questions regarding Hearing Screening.

Re Screens are scheduled for: March 18 - 20th.

Parent Workshop

Great Start Livingston is excited to partner with MSU Extension to host a new parent workshop - "The Parent Talk System".

Workshop dates - Tuesdays: March 5, 12, 19 and April 2, 9, 16 (No class on March 26)

FREE Dinner & Child Care (Child care is limited!)

This 6-week parenting class explores the language we use with our children. The goal is to improve communication and provide practical verbal strategies to use with our children. Weekly topics include:

  • Eliminating unwanted behaviors
  • Setting limits
  • Teaching about consequences
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Promoting independence
  • Developing character

Training is geared towards parents of children ages toddlers to teens, but all parents are welcome.

To Register: Parent Talk Workshop Registration

Kathy Virden

Collaborative Support Specialist

Great Start Livingston & Livingston Promise


Kindergarten Round Up at Hilton Elementary - Tuesday, February 26th

Lunch Times

11:15 - JK / Kindergarten

11:45 - 1st Grade

12:15 - 2nd Grade

1:15 - 3rd Grade

12:45 - 4th Grade

Important Dates to Remember


2/20 - Hungry Howie's Pizza Night

2/22 - Box Tops Due

2/26 - Kindergarten Round Up at Hilton - 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

2/27 - Family Science Fair Night

2/27 & 2/28 - Book Fair Family Nights 4 - 7 pm

3/1 - Lunch with a Loved One and Book Fair during all lunch recess times

3- 1 - Mrs. Beane’s Class Downtown Economics Tour (9:00-1:15 p.m.) and Mini-Society Family Day (2:05-3:05 p.m.)

3/4, 3/6, 3/11 - Hearing Screenings - Grades Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th Grades only

3/4 - Hilton Art Club Starts

3/13 - PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.

3/18-3/20 - Hearing Re-screening

PTO News


Hilton PTO will be going paperless. For the 2019/2020 school year, MySchoolAnywhere.com (MSA) will be the only source of contact to sign up for events. If you have not done so already, please go to www.MySchoolAnywhere.com and create an account. The invitation code is “hiltonexplores”. You can also download the free MySchoolAnywhere app. This website hosts many features including the school directory, event forms, event registration, event planning and sign ups, and paypal access. If you have any questions please contact the Hilton PTO at HiltonPTO@gmail.com.

PTO Meetings

The next PTO meeting will be held on March 13 at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in the STEAM Center. Childcare will be provided. Please join us to offer your support and ideas.

Jump Rope Club (Fridays February - May)

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. Registration is only through MySchoolAnyWhere. There is a requested donation of $5 per family. You can come and jump for as many of the Fridays that you like. So if you missed the first one (or two or three) you can still join in the fun. We also ask to bring a change of shoes (gym shoes preferred) to keep our gym clean on wet and snowy winter mornings. 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

School Assembly - Karin and Darrin Brege (February 18)

The Best Selling Author and Illustrator Karin and Darrin Brege (from Brighton) will be giving a entertaining assembly to our students on February 18. Order forms have been sent home if you would like to order an autographed copy of one of their books. Thank you Watts family for sponsoring this event.

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)

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, February 27, from 5-7pm, Hilton will host a Family Science Night. 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. If you have any questions, please email Lauren Coffman or Tracie Nord at hiltonpto@gmail.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 Art Club Spring 2019

The moment your creative kids have been waiting for is here, it’s time for Art Club! This will be a very STEAM-y Art Club session as we learn about Kinetic Art! Kinetic Art is art that moves. We'll learn both static and kinetic art techniques, and we'll then experiment with a few different ways to put our creations in motion. The pinnacle project of this session will be making and assembling a lamp, and if we're lucky...it will spin! We'll also work on creating a mobile and a wire sculpture. Art club dates are as follows, Mondays immediately after school until 5:30pm each day. Students will meet in the cafeteria:

March 4th

March 11th

March 18th

(Spring break week)

April 1st

April 8th

Cost of $25 per artist can be paid by cash, check or through the MySchoolAnywhere store. Checks sent to school should be made out to HILTON PTO (Please add your child's name(s) to the memo of the check.) Jk and Kinder students MUST have an adult in attendance with them each week. Questions? Contact Club Coordinator Charlotte Perkins: 810-623-4887 or cstperkins@yahoo.com.

Hilton Hound Dog Apparel

The following websites are local businesses which now sell Hilton Hound Dog items. Please check them out.

Ivory Vines


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. 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 also! 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!

Kroger Shoppers

Hilton is now enrolled in the Kroger Rewards Program. Please support the school by linking Hilton Elementary to your Kroger Rewards Card. Hilton’s number is 68151 or you can just type the school’s name in the search window at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Amazon Smile

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.

Background Check

If you are planning to volunteer at school at all this year, BAS requires a background check. Here is the link to complete this step:


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.

Girls On The Run Registration Information

Flyers will be coming home today. You may register online now at:


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