Hilton Weekly Newsletter

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Principal's Message

As we enter the holiday season, I can't help to think how fortunate I am to work in such a great school community. I am thankful for the emphasis on education, and the community support for those in need. The dedication of the teaching staff, along with a strong PTO and terrific family support, all create a learning environment which helps students grow socially, emotionally and academically. As a result, our students come to school excited to learn. Their hard work and positive attitude is a reflection of the collective efforts of the adults in their life. Thank you for your continued support.

Last Sunday, our school community came to Skyzone in support of the Angel Tree Fund and helped raise $3,000.00 for local families. This, in addition to the ELF program, blessings in a backpack and other programs, will help make the holiday season a little brighter for all. I want to thank Skyzone and Brighton families for their generosity and support of the Angel Tree Fund.

The snow caught most of us by surprise. While it is a little early for me, seeing the kids so excited makes it easy to enjoy. Be sure to be extra careful while driving in the school parking lot. Visibility and stopping distance are reduced and students can't see as well when bundled in their winter clothes. Please allow extra time for drop-off and pick-up, and always send students with boots, snow pants and other winter weather gear.


Individual NWEA student reports came home in Friday folders. Be sure to read the report and contact your child's teacher if you have any questions. The trimester ends on November 20th. Report cards will come home on Friday, December 7th.

Have a great weekend!

Jeff Eisele / Hilton Principal

Important Dates to Remember

November 21-23 - Thanksgiving Recess

November 26 - No School for Students

November 27 - School Resumes

November 29 - Brighton Ford Window Painting

November 29 - Picture Re-take Day

December 4-7 - Hilton Holiday Shop

December 7 - Report Cards go Home with Students

December 11 - Brighton Ford Santa Night

December 20 - January 1 - Winter Recess

January 2 - School Resumes

PTO News

PTO Meetings

The next meeting will be held on December 11th at 2:30 pm. Please join us to offer your support and ideas.

Hilton Family Movie Night-Tonight

Doors open at 6:30, movie starts at 6:45

Come in your comfortable clothes (or PJs) and bring your blankets and pillows to enjoy this great family night out!!! This is a free event to attend, with the option to purchase pizza, candy, drinks and popcorn. Hotel Transylvania 3 will be shown in the Large Motor room. Incredibles 2 will be shown in the gym. If you RSVP’d to the event on Facebook, you are automatically entered into a drawing for a Movie Night Gift Basket!! If you don’t have Facebook, you can enter at movie night. You must be present at movie night to win. This is a family night so parents please stay with your children.

Popcorn Friday (November 30)

The next Popcorn Friday will be November 30th. 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 (November 30)

Please continue to collect box tops. The next deadline submission will be November 30. 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 the field trip transportation as well as granted up to $100 to each classroom for much needed supplies.

Hilton Holiday Gift Shop (Dec. 4th through 7th)

During this week, our students will have the opportunity to shop for their friends and families during school hours. More information will be sent home explaining procedures and prices. This is a fun event which will be enjoyable to everyone if we can get some volunteers. Please go to https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w to sign up.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Every year, the PTO organizes a luncheon for Hilton’s teachers and staff to show our appreciation for their hard work and to thank them for taking such good care of our children. We will host this event on Thursday, December 13th in the Staff Lounge. We are in need of volunteers! If you would like to donate food, beverages or paper products, please sign up via the link below.

Hilton Hound Dog Apparel

The following websites are local businesses which now sell Hilton Hound Dog items. Please check them out. The Holidays will be here soon!

Ivory Vines


Finland & Fawn Boutique


*New* 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:


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