Hilton Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, December 19th

Happy Holidays!

Hilton Families,


I hope the winter break provides you time to spend with your family and friends. The staff at Hilton is grateful for the amazing children you send to our school. We appreciate the value you place on the academic and social emotional growth of your child. Thank you for all your support. We couldn't do it without you.


Have a great break. We'll see you in the New Year!


Sincerely,


Jeff Eisele

Hilton Principal

Important Dates to Remember

December 20 - January 1 - Winter Recess

January 2 - School Resumes

PTO NEWS

PTO Meetings

The first PTO meeting in the new year 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.


Box Tops (December 19)

Please continue to collect box tops. The next deadline submission will be December 19. December’s prize if a coupon for free bowling at Pinz!

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.


*NEW* Bountiful Harvest Food Can Drive (January 7 - 11)

After a busy (and hopefully relaxing) Holiday break, we thought this would be an excellent time to clean out our cupboards of excess food. This would be a great way for our kids to help “clear out” the house as well as give back to our community. Hilton will be collecting non-expired canned items everyday from Monday (January 7) till Friday (January 11). All canned items will be donated to the local Food Bank, Bountiful Harvest. There will be a little friendly competition between the grades to see who can collect the most cans. A flyer will be coming home in the Friday Folders with more information.


Popcorn Friday (January 25)

Due to the Holiday break, the next Popcorn Friday will be on January 25, 2019! 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.


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.