Hilton Weekly Newsletter

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Principal's Message

4th Grade M-Step Begins Monday

M-Step testing begins this Monday at 9 am. Our 4th grade students will take the ELA test on Monday and Tuesday of this week. They will take the math test on Monday and Tuesday, May 6th and 7th.


Plenty of rest and a healthy breakfast will help students perform to their potential. Parents are asked to avoid arranging appointments during testing. Students do best when testing with their peers in their classroom.


Third grade testing begins the week of May 13th. The full testing schedule for 3rd and 4th grade (in addition to the NWEA testing for all Hilton students) can be found below.

M-Step and NWEA Testing Schedule

Click here for the full testing schedule

Leukemia Coin Drive

Thank you Hilton families for your support in the Leukemia coin drive. So far, we have raised well over $1500. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Have a great weekend,


Jeff Eisele

Hilton Principal

NWEA Testing

All Hilton students are assessed in Reading and Math using the NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) MAP Growth tests. These tests, given three times per year, measure what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance. The schedule for grade level testing is available by clicking the gray bar above.

Note from the school Nurse - TICKS

It is that time of the year when kids are outside a lot more and so are ticks! Please be sure to check your children thoroughly for ticks on their clothing and skin after playing outdoors. Common places for ticks to nestle include: under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, back of the knees, in and around hair, between the legs and around the waist. If a tick is found, remove it as soon as possible. For detailed information about tick removal, see www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html. If your child develops a rash or a fever within several weeks of being bit by a tick, seek medical attention.

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STEAM Center

3D printing and CAD software at an elementary school... oh yeah, we rock! The 3rd and 4th-grade classes were challenged with a design project where they need to create a newly “Discovered” animal using the Tinkercad software. Once their designs are engineered on the Chromebooks we will then take it to the next level and print them with our 3D Printers. Students are also creating habitats for their animals in the makerspace! Stay tuned for our final projects! They are going to be amazing!!


2nd Graders are getting ready for 3rd grade by improving their typing skills on the Chromebooks. Students have been participating in lessons on typing.com. I am already impressed by their progress!


In the Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes we read the book “The Most Magnificent Thing”. The students were then put into groups and given objects to create the most magnificent thing. Their designs were so creative and fun to see!



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Courtney Lauer

Media Specialist

Hilton Elementary

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PTO News

PTO Meetings

The next and last PTO meeting will be held on May 22nd at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in Library. Please join us to offer your support and ideas. This will be the last PTO meeting this school year.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

May 6th-10th - Staff Appreciation Week

May 9th- Comedy Night and Silent Auction. 21 and older.

May 15- Hungry Howie’s Pizza Night

May 16 - BOGO Book Fair @ 4:00 - 7:00

May 17 - Popsicle Playground & BOGO Book Fair @ 5:00 pm

May 22 - Last PTO meeting @ 7:00 pm

May 22 - Donate a $1 to wear a hat to school (supporting BHS Senior Survivor Week)

May 24 - Popcorn Friday

June 10 - Field Day

June 11 - 4th grade Farewell & LAST DAY!!!


Staff Appreciation Week- May 6th - 10th

Staff Appreciation Week is a fun filled week for our amazing Hilton Staff. We are asking for donations and volunteers to help the week run smoothly. A little project will come home for your child to fill out and return to school starting May 3rd. Please sign up below to donate items for that week at: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=30E0B45AEA628ABFE3-staff2&useFullSite=true


NEW! Hilton’s Night of Comedy & Silent Auction - May 9 from 7-10pm

Get a sitter & save the date! Comedians Zach Martina and Corbin Recke (a Hilton grad) will be entertaining us with their wit and humor at Mt. Brighton! We are raising funds to improve our side playground (also known as the kindergarten playground - but all grades use it).


This 21+ adults only event will be a chance to visit outside of school, bid on some amazing items and laugh like crazy. Content is very adult-only.


There will be a cash bar and food available for purchase. This is a community event so please invite friends, family & neighbors!


The link to purchase tickets is:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hilton-elementary-pto-19960033995?s=93979662


If you would like to donate items, gift cards, services or a gift basket for our Silent Auction, please contact us at hiltonauction@yahoo.com


Jump Rope Club (Fridays February - May)

Remaining dates are May 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. To register and/or volunteer, please visit the MSA site at https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w


Popcorn Friday

The Last Popcorn Friday for the year will be on May 24. 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.


Open chair positions

We have a number of open chair positions available for next year! There’s a position for every lifestyle!


Still have a little one at home but want to contribute? Consider Service Project Chair- helps with Angel Tree supplies and volunteer sign up, plans and executes yearly service projects like a food or hygiene drive. Typically won’t need to be at school for long periods, just to coordinate and do pick up and drop off of items.


Love planning larger fun events? We need someone to run our Hound Dog Run and Our Fall Family Festival! Both would be best for a team of 2 people to take on.


Looking to try a smaller position and enjoy event planning? How about Movie Night chairperson. There are 2 movie nights per year-these are quick easy nights to plan!


Not much time, but could make some phone calls? Activity Night Planner is for you! This person contacts local businesses like Skyzone and Rollerama to schedule exclusive Hilton Family nights.

We are also looking for a few parents who love landscaping/gardening to help with our gardens and outdoor classroom.


And much more! Our PTO does so many amazing things! If you’re interested in one of these or another position, please email hiltonpto@gmail.com for more info!


MySchoolAnywhere

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


Hilton Hound Dog Apparel

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


Ivory Vines

https://www.ivoryvines.com

Finland & Fawn Boutique

http://www.facebook.com/finlandandfawn


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 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: 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.


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Hilton Elementary School

Mission Statement: The Hilton Community prepares students to live and learn in an ever changing and diverse world as responsible citizens