Hilton Weekly Newsletter

September 21, 2018

Important Dates to Remember

9/28 - Hound Dog Run - Turn in pledges to your teacher. Mr E's DJ Dance Party with $12K Raised

9/28 - Popcorn Friday - sold at all lunches - .25 per bag

10/1-10/4 - Toe Token Challenge (see info below in PTO News)

10/2, 9, 16, 23 - Lego Block Party (see sign up link below in PTO News)

10/5 - Brighton Homecoming - Wear your spirit wear or orange and black or Hilton apparel

10/16 - PTO Meeting - 2:30 p.m.

10/18 - Picture Day

10/26 - Hilton Family Fun Night - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

10/31 - Hilton Halloween Parade

Principal's Message

Hello Hilton Families,


As we approach our 4th week of school, we look forward to establishing our routines and transitioning our energy toward academic pursuits. The school day requires considerable energy for young children, with their effort focused on thinking, learning and socializing. For this reason it is very important for students to get good rest, eat well and limit screen time in the evening before school.


Our school day begins at 8:47. If your child is a drop-off, it is extremely important to allow them plenty of time to get into the building. Children need time to put items in their locker, make their lunch selection and get mentally settled before they gather in their group. The start of the day is a very important time for their learning.


There is a general increase in anxiety with students, and as parents, you can help. See the information below for ideas to aid your child's independence and reduce anxiety.

Anxiety and Independence

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PTO NEWS

PTO Meetings

The next PTO meeting will be held on October 16 at 2:30 pm. All parents of Hilton students are members of the PTO. Please join us to offer your support, ideas, and most important, to make this an amazing year for our students.


Hound Dog Run (September 28)

Every student will be participating in our 2nd annual Hound Dog Run. All students will receive a Hound Dog T shirt to wear the day of the run. Brighton Yoga Center is coming to do warm ups and cool downs with students before and after the run. Busch’s is providing a refreshing and healthy snack. Each student is encouraged to collect at least $30, which is due before or on September 28th. Below is a list of all the prizes that all students in each grade level will get to experience.

Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. Volunteers are also needed. Please visit MySchoolAnywhere for volunteer sign up and to submit donations https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w.


Prizes for the Hound Dog Run

$2500 raised = Tattoos @ recess

$5000 raised = Goblies Throwable Paintballs Mural @ recess

$7500 raised = Obstacle Course @ recess

$10,000 raised = Free Popcorn Friday!

$12,000+ raised = Mr. Eisele DJ Dance Party @ recess

(ALL students will experience the prizes at each level)

Trophy:

The classroom that raises the most money will win the coveted Hound Dog Trophy to proudly display in their classroom for the entire school year


Background Check

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

http://www.applitrack.com/brightonk12/StartForm.aspx?id=3993825


Popcorn Friday (September 28)

The first Popcorn Friday will be held on September 28th. For $0.25 your child(ren) can purchase popcorn popped by Hilton’s parents during lunchtime. To volunteer, just visit https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/join.a5w.


Box Tops (September 28)

Please submit all your box tops that you have collected by September 28. You can send them to school in a plastic bag with your child’s name and teachers name on it. The class that submits the most Box Tops in September will win a free game of lazer tag at Zap Zone! In the past, money raised through this program financed the field trip transportation as well as granted up to $100 to each classroom for much needed supplies.


Toe Token Challenge (October 1 - 4)

The Toe Token Challenge is a fun way for the students to engage in physical activity during recess. By running or walking laps, students can earn “Toe Tokens” which can then be used for free popcorn on Popcorn Fridays. There will be prizes for one classroom from each grade that does the most laps at the end of the week. Have your children wear running shoes every day. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACAC22A7F58-toetoken1


Lego Block Party (October 2, 9, 16 and 23)

Does your child(ren) like to build with Legos? Lego Block Party is available for students (JK-2nd grade) on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm. Students can stay after school to free build with thousands of Legos! Let their imaginations and creativity run wild as they build and bond with their classmates. Here is the link to sign up https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/join.a5w .


Brighton Homecoming (October 5)

Spirit Day! Please have your child(ren) wear orange and black or your favorite Hilton apparel!


Hilton Family Fun Night (October 26 6pm-8pm)

Mark Your Calendars! Our fall festival is open to all Hilton families and friends! Halloween costumes are welcome but must stay in the school guidelines! Wristband and Ticket pre-sales will begin October 22nd. Details will be sent home at the beginning of October!


*My School Anywhere- New Online Directory, Store, and Sign Ups*

To join the directory, please visit https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/join.a5w to input your child’s information and privacy settings. Hilton’s invitation code is “hiltonexplores”. This site will also be used to send PTO updates, sign up for events and after school clubs, accept donations and hold emergency contact information. You can also download the MySchoolAnywhere app to your smartphone to receive updated information on the go. If you don’t want personal info on the directory you can opt to not share. Your information will then only be used for emergency purposes.


Kroger Shoppers

Hilton is now enrolled in the Kroger Rewards Program. Please support the school by linking us to your Kroger Rewards Card. Our number is 68151 or you can just type our school 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.


Any questions about PTO news can be emailed to- hiltonpto@gmail.com

Picture Day is October 18th - More info to come home soon

Hilton Elementary School
Picture Day ID: LM418065Y0
Picture Day is: Thursday, October 18