Hilton Weekly Newsletter

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy New Year!

There is nothing better to start the new year than to be greeted by a crowd of smiling children. Their excitement and enthusiasm is what makes this job special for all of the Hilton staff. We feel honored to be a part of a community that is so involved and supportive. We want to thank the Hilton PTO and all the parents who provided food for the holiday luncheon. That is the next best thing to seeing your children!


While the weather has been relatively mild, the snow will be coming soon. Please remember to be extra cautious in the parking lot and allow extra time to get to school.


I hope your holidays were terrific!


All the best,


Jeff Eisele

Hilton Principal

PTO News

PTO Meetings

The first PTO meeting will be held on January 9 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will take place in the STEAM Center with childcare provided. Please join us to offer your support and ideas.


Bountiful Harvest Food Can Drive *Coming Soon*

After a busy (and hopefully relaxing) Holiday break, it has been decided to put the Food Can Drive on hold for the moment. So please hold onto your items and stay tuned for when to bring them in.


Popcorn Friday (January 25)

The next Popcorn Friday will be on January 25. 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.


Box Tops (January 31)

Please continue to collect box tops. The next deadline submission will be January 31. The prize is a coupon for free Bowling at Brighton Bowl.

We will no longer be sending home Box Top Sheets. You can send them to school in a plastic bag with your child’s name and teachers name on it. In the past, money raised through this program financed field trip transportation as well as granted up to $100 to each classroom for much needed supplies.


Hilton Science Fair Night (February 27) *New Option*

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, February 27, from 5-7pm, Hilton will host its Annual Science Fair. Our students have a choice to either enter a judged competition or submit a family project just for educational fun! The family project is a new option for our students and families to learn together. The projects can be a demonstration project or a fun “take-away”. The choice is yours! There will also be local companies conducting demonstrations also. This is a free family learning event. Look for more information coming home soon.


Book Fair (February 27 and 28)

Hilton will be hosting a Book Fair for 4pm to 7pm on February 27th and 28th. The books that will be on sale will be selected specially for our Hilton family. We do not have hours during the school day for students to shop alone. Come, enjoy and support our school library!


Annual Lunch with a Loved Once (March 1)

On Friday, March 1 we will host Lunch with a Loved One. Students may invite any special adult to join them for lunch and then visit the Book Fair during recess time. This event is popular with grandparents, as well as, moms and dads. Younger siblings are welcome.


Lunch Times: JK/K 11:15-12:00, 1st 11:45-12:30, 2nd 12:15-1:00, 4th 12:45-1:30, 3rd 1:15-2:00


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. These could make the perfect Holiday gift. 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 too! 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 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.


Coca Cola Give

Attention all Coca Cola drinkers! Another way to earn money for Hilton Elementary is through the Coca Cola Give Program. By collecting Coca Cola caps 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 get that done:

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.

BRIGHTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The BAS after school orchestra, Brighton Chamber Orchestra is getting ready to start the spring semester. Interested students looking to join should be in grades 7-12 with prior string experience (Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass).


The focus of this group is repertoire based, with a lot of music reading. Rehearsals will run from approximately 3-4PM at Maltby Intermediate School. Note that rehearsals are once a week. This schedule is designed for students to learn and review notes in independent practice, with the purpose of rehearsals being to establish standards for performance and organize ensemble playing.


During the fall semester, the group played for members of the community at Caretel Inns, U of

M Brighton center for specialty care, and Bed, Bath and Beyond. BAS would like to thank those organizations for allowing us to perform at their facilities.


Rehearsal dates are listed below:

1/10, 1/16, 1/23, 1/31, 2/6, 2/14, 2/20, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/21, 4/3, 4/11, 4/17, 4/24, 5/2

There will be a concert, In May. We are currently looking at possible concert venues. If other concert opportunities arise, we will keep everyone informed. This program will grow and evolve over time. We look forward to this exciting opportunity, as we hope you all are as well.

Please direct any questions to either: Mr. Fernández at fernandezs@brightonk12.com , or Marcus Leon at leonm@brightonk12.com.