PHT Paws-itively News
BACK TO SCHOOL
Dear Page Hilltop Families:
We hope this finds you all enjoying the last couple weeks of summer vacation. We look forward to the return of all of our current students and families. We are also excited to welcome all of our new students and families to our Page Hilltop School community.
One of our keys to students' success is maintaining consistent lines of communication between home and school. One of our "communication tools" is the SMORES newsletter that you are currently reading. This newsletter will be emailed home, on a weekly basis, throughout the school year. We hope you enjoy reading it each week.
Please take a few minutes to check out the information listed below. We hope that it will help provide a smooth transition into the new school year.
Thanks, as always, for sharing your children with us!
Fred Deppe, Principal
Matt Lutinski, Assistant Principal
SUMMER DATES TO REMEMBER:
August 31st -- First Day of School (Grades 1-12)
September 1st -- Kindergarten Orientation
September 2nd -- No School
September 6th -- First Day of School (Kindergarten)
September 9th -- Preschool Orientation
September 12th -- First Day of School (Preschool)
September 14th -- 90-minute Early Release (Preschool-12)
September 28th -- Welcome Back Family Picnic & Open House
STUDENT SUPPLY LISTS
Click below to view the school supply lists for the upcoming 2022/2023 school year. If any family needs assistance in supplying their student with the required materials, please reach out to our main office for assistance.
School Supply Lists:
- Wednesday, August 24th between 9:30 - 11:30 am
- Thursday, August 25th between 3:00 - 5:00 pm
You do not need to sign up ahead of time. Just come to the Page Hilltop School entrance (top of the hill) at any time during those time periods.
You will be given a guided tour by some of our student leaders.
You will have the opportunity to meet both Principal Fred Deppe & Assistant Principal Matt Lutinski and ask any questions you may have.
We will have backpacks and school supplies available to anyone who may need some.
You will get to see Nemo and other fish in our awesome aquarium.
You may enjoy a delicious ice cream treat served up by our PH Concession Queen, Mrs. Reeves.
Kindergarten Popsicle Party
WHAT HAVE YOUR TEACHERS BEEN DOING THIS SUMMER?
Welcome Mr. Houle
Tom Houle: Director of Food & Nutrition
Tom Graduated from Framingham State University with a BS in Food & Nutrition. Since then he has worked in the school nutrition field in several different capacities.
From Catering manager at Merrimack College to Director of Food & Nutrition at Ayer Shirley Regional School District (with a 2-year sales stint in food sales tucked in between), Tom has over 25 years of School Nutrition experience. Tom’s passion for what he does, serving the students of the Ayer Shirley District, the most appealing, nutritious, and delicious meal options possible is what keeps him so active and motivated. Tom and his team are always looking for the most innovative ways to prepare and serve the food for their customers in their district.
Tom is also a Past President of the School Nutrition Association of Massachusetts and has been an SNA member for 20+ years serving on the executive board and many committees throughout the years. He served 10 years as the chairman and health inspector for his local board of health and three years as a selectman. He also owned and operated his own restaurant and catering business prior to becoming a Schools Nutrition Director, from which he brought a great deal of practical experience to the school side of food operations.
OPEN HOUSE & PICNIC
Mark your calendar for the evening of Wednesday, September 28th! More details will be sent home when students return to school.
DANCE FOR KINDNESS
PANTHER POWER Student Leadership Team
Upcoming PTO activities / events: Opening meeting: Thursday, Sept. 8th @ 7:00 pm
PTO Website -- LINK
PTO Facebook Page -- Link
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