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Friday, May 14th, 2021
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
5/31 - No School - Memorial Day
6/2 - Wednesday - In person learning (No Virtual Day due to Memorial Day)
6/9 - Wednesday - In person learning (No Virtual Day due to 1/2 day on the last day of school)
6/9 - Retirement Parade for Ms. Barclay, Beaupre, Gluth, Michaels and Mr. Eisele - 7 PM (see below)
6/10 - Field Day
6/11 - Half Day - Last Day of School
Hello Hound Families,
On behalf of the entire staff, I'd like to thank all of our Hilton families for their generosity during Teacher Appreciation week. We receive positive notes and emails from parents all year long which makes a difference and makes us feel special. The community as a whole makes us feel appreciated, and we are grateful for that. The weeklong celebration of Teacher Appreciation kept us well fed and happy to be part of the Brighton Community.
Hilton Coin Drive to Support BHS Senior Survivor Week
The elementary buildings have been invited to support two local charities, I Will Right Now, and Fund a Life, during the BHS Senior Survivor Week. Students wishing to participate can bring in coins to donate to the cause all next week.
Reading throughout the summer months is so beneficial for student growth. The more kids read, they more they enjoy it, and it builds their skill and confidence. The Brighton District Library has terrific virtual summer reading programs, along with other creative events designed to support and educate young students. Below is a promotional video that provides more detail on the Brighton Library summer programs.
Also included below is a special offer from Epic! We use Epic in the classroom and kids really enjoy it. Families can purchases an account for the entire summer for only $9.99
Epic is the leading digital reading platform—built on a collection of 40,000+ popular, high-quality books from 250+ of the world’s best publishers—that safely fuels curiosity and reading confidence for kids 12 and under.
Brighton Library Summer Reading Promotional Video https://youtu.be/iXjwyIDXf8Y
Epic Promotional Program https://www.getepic.com/sign-in
4th Grade M-Step
Congratulations to our 4th graders for their effort on the Spring ELA and Math M-Step tests. Student took the ELA tests. We will be continuing testing next week for make-ups and those needing additional time to finish.
Have a great weekend,
Some of our parents send emails, notes or texts to the teachers (which is great), but those messages sometimes don't reach the office. Please call the 24 Hour Attendance Line at 810-299-3954 to report an absence or tardy.
Our attendance secretary, Mrs. Campeau, records all the attendance on the computer after listening to the voicemail messages. This is your child's official attendance record, so it is extremely important that you follow this procedure. Thank you!
THE MCKINNEY VENTO ACT
The Brighton Area Schools is part of a consortium to serve students in temporary living situations that provides financial support for educational needs, referral for housing, clothing and other needs, general support and technical assistance. To ensure compliance with federal law, all school staff must help identify student living in the following situations: emergency shelters/transitional housing, motels/hotels, car, parks or public spaces, shared housing due to a loss of housing or economic hardship, or living temporarily with non-parent or guardian.
The district’s homeless liaison is Starr Acromite and each building has trained staff members to assist in the endeavor. Our consortium contact at the Livingston Educational Service Agency is Candice Uyttendaele.
Please contact your building principal or Starr Acromite at 810-299-4040 for information/assistance.
Brighton Public Library - Summer Reading Program
Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last month, when the sun is shining and energy is high! And after so many months of hurdles and challenges, it is time to celebrate all that we accomplished and overcame during this school year. From masks and cohort bubbles to virtual lessons and synchronous learning, we have done it all in a year like no other. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths with a Social-Emotional lesson centered around self-concept. We plan to take time with classrooms to reflect on what we CAN DO, what we DO WELL, and what makes us UNIQUE. We want to end this year on a positive note and recognize how truly resilient our students are, and we hope that you take some time at home to do this as well.
Thank you for the amazing support from our staff and parents as we worked to connect with and support all of our students this year. We are already working towards our plans for next school year and look forward to expanding our avenues of support.
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!
Hilton & Hawkins Elementary
JOIN US! JUNE 9, 2021 | HILTON'S VICTORY LAP
We would love to have your family join us on June 9 at 7:00 pm as we celebrate the careers of Ms. Barclay, Ms. Beaupre, Mrs. Gluth, Mrs. Michaels, and Mr. Eisele.
Below is a link to event details.
Please Note: Information is included over three scrolls or taps of your screen.
We hope to see you there!
Brighton Athletics - Summer Camps!
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.