Hilton Weekly Newsletter
Friday, April 9th, 2021
Hello Hound Families,
Our return from break has been terrific! Students picked up right were they left off, digging into their learning and showing the same enthusiasm they've displayed all year. The nice weather provides plenty of opportunity for masks breaks and recess, which helps to keep kids fresh and ready for instruction. I'd like to thank our families for taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe by following state and local COVID guidelines. Our goal is to continue with our in-person instruction, and we couldn't do it without your help.
Planning for the 2021-22 School Year
Plans for the 2021-22 school year are well underway. Knowing how many students plan to return in person will be our biggest challenge. To help in this matter, families are asked to fill out the Fall Educational Choice Form for each child currently enrolled in BAS before April 16th.
Here is the link:
If one of your JK-11 students does not plan to return to the Brighton Area Schools in the fall for any reason, please fill out this form as well.
This is the direct link if the hyperlink does not work: https://forms.gle/hJuXtMs35owg1hi27
The state of Michigan has confirmed that students will be taking the M-Step test this year. Our third graders will begin testing the week of April 26th, with 4th grade beginning the week of May 10th. A good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast will assist with their success on this important assessment. Classroom teachers will share more details about testing in the weeks to come.
If anyone in your household has a pending COVID test, your student(s) are not able to come to school until negative COVID test results are received in our office.
The state has returned the required quarantine period to 14 days for people exposed to positive cases of COVID-19. If you or a family member test positive, or have been exposed, please use the self reporting form to assist the county and our school community to keep everyone safe.
The link to the Self Reporting Form can be accessed by clicking the bar below.
Have a great weekend,
Important Dates to Remember
4/14 - Virtual Wednesday
4/21 - Virtual Wednesday
4/27 & 4/28 - In Person Book Fair
4/28 - Virtual Wednesday
5/31 - No School - Memorial Day
6/11 - Half Day - Last Day of School
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an in-person book fair from April 27th to April 29th. The book fair will take place outside after school on the back playground on April 27th and 29th. Wednesday, April 28 the book fair will be open during the day under the front awning. Masks and social distancing will be required! The bookcases will be spread out. We also are running 5 registers to move the check-out process along quickly. This will be a great opportunity to get some new books for summer reading. Thank you in advance for supporting our school library so that we can continue to enrich our students with current and relevant books.
If you would like to volunteer, please click on the link to sign up.
Book Fair Hours
Tuesday, April 27th- Tuesday 3:40 PM-6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 28th- 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 29th- Thursday 3:40-6:00 PM
Hilton PTO Mother's Day DQ Cake Fundraiser
Hilton PTO and the Brighton Dairy Queen has teamed up for a Mother's Day Blizzard Cake Fundraiser! Each cake cost $27.02 and are 8" and feeds 8-12 people, there are 3 flavors to pick from Oreo, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Extreme. The PTO is excepting payments to Hilton's PTO PayPal or by check made out to Hilton PTO. Orders and payments made by check need to be placed by no later than April 16th, orders with payments to PayPal need to be placed no later than April 23rd. Orders can be picked up April 30th-May 2nd. cakes can be kept in the freezer for up to 10 days. there is no options for writing or personalizing the cakes. Please fill out the Google Form below with your order and payment type.
New Girl Scouts Program
You can visit girlscouts.org/becomingme to learn more!
Flowers are blooming and it is giving us all the summer feels! The sunshine has such a powerful effect on our spirit and energy. I hope you are finding time as a family to enjoy it all! This month in counseling we will focus on problem solving. This could look like reading through scenarios, and talking about possible avenues or solutions to problems. Practicing the use of sentence frames that give students a framework to pull from, and more. When we use effective problem solving, we acknowledge alternative perspectives, respect one another’s emotions, and overall have more successful relationships.
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 (New Updates!) website for ideas and resources to be used at home!
Hilton & Hawkins Elementary
Rachael Fox, NCC
Hawkins & Hilton Elementary
810-534-7932Counselor Website: https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/bas-elementary-counseling/home
SMALL TOWN, BIG HEARTS
We are excited to announce that BAS has been asked to be a part of the Brighton Small Town, Big Hearts Initiative from the DDA. Please join in on the fun and support our community.
All proceeds go to the Small Town, Big Hearts campaign and BHS Senior Survivor.
Attached is the flyer explaining all of the events and information happening throughout the month of April and the first week of May.
COMMUNITY CONNECT EVENT
The event will focus on providing basic needs such as personal care items, pantry staples, household paper items and a sack lunch.
This will be a drive through format.
Community resources will also be provided electronically to guests.
No reservations required and we can serve up to 700 guests!
Find more information on Facebook @HomelessCCC.
See flyer below.
Thank you for your support!
Community Connect Planning Committee