Hilton Weekly Newsletter

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Note from the school Nurse - TICKS

It is that time of the year when kids are outside a lot more and so are ticks! Please be sure to check your children thoroughly for ticks on their clothing and skin after playing outdoors. Common places for ticks to nestle include: under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, back of the knees, in and around hair, between the legs and around the waist. If a tick is found, remove it as soon as possible. For detailed information about tick removal, see www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html. If your child develops a rash or a fever within several weeks of being bit by a tick, seek medical attention.
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Senior Survivor

Dear Brighton Area Schools Administration,

As you know, our yearly Senior Survivor event is coming up. It will be taking place from May 20th through May 24th at the high school, and we invite everyone from the Brighton community to participate. With your help, last year, we were able to raise over $5,000 for our previous charity. This year, the BHS National Honor Society has selected a local charity, Fund a Life, which is an organization founded by stage IV melanoma survivor, Mark Howell. He uses his drive in order to provide assistance to local individuals and families struggling with an unexpected and life-altering event. As a school system, we hope to get participation from all of the schools. Each school is welcome to host their own events to raise money, with the hope of donating these funds to our chosen charity. In the past, schools have hosted hat days, pajama days, and bake sales in order to contribute to the cause. We aspire to help our community in every way, and Fund a Life has given us the opportunity to raise money for a great cause. Please let us know if you would be interested in meeting with our chair committee to discuss fundraising opportunities. She is available to meet at your school any week day between noon and one.

Thank you,

BHS National Honor Society


Senior Survivor is having an event at Sky Zone on Tuesday May 7th. It is from 4-8 to raise money for Fund-A-Life

Children's Entrepreneurship Fair Downtown Brighton May 11, 2019

This event is an opportunity for young minds to innovate and become entrepreneurs. Prior to the fair, children think of a business idea and then prepare their products or service. The day of the fair, these young entrepreneurs decorate their booth and get to experience the thrill of selling their products or service to the public. Come see these entrepreneurs in action on Saturday, May 11, 10am-Noon in downtown Brighton in the parking lot of The State Bank (across from the farmer's market). I invite you to watch the video from last year's fair to see what it's all about, KidFair.biz.


Any support you are able to offer these young entrepreneurs by spreading the word about the event is enormously appreciated.

Thank you very much,


Scott Taylor
586-337-9300 (mobile)

PTO News

PTO Meetings

The next and last PTO meeting will be held on May 22nd at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in Library. Please join us to offer your support and ideas. This will be the last PTO meeting this school year.


May 6th-10th - Staff Appreciation Week

May 9th- Comedy Night and Silent Auction. 21 and older.

May 15- Hungry Howie’s Pizza Night

May 16 - BOGO Book Fair @ 4:00 - 7:00

May 17 - Popsicle Playground & BOGO Book Fair @ 5:00 pm

May 22 - Last PTO meeting @ 7:00 pm

May 22 - Donate a $1 to wear a hat to school (supporting BHS Senior Survivor Week)

May 24 - Popcorn Friday

June 10 - Field Day

June 11 - 4th grade Farewell & LAST DAY!!!

Staff Appreciation Week- May 6th - 10th

Staff Appreciation Week is a fun filled week for our amazing Hilton Staff. We are asking for donations and volunteers to help the week run smoothly. A little project will come home for your child to fill out and return to school starting May 3rd. Please sign up below to donate items for that week at: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=30E0B45AEA628ABFE3-staff2&useFullSite=true

NEW! Hilton’s Night of Comedy & Silent Auction - May 9 from 7-10pm

Get a sitter & save the date! Comedians Zach Martina and Corbin Recke (a Hilton grad) will be entertaining us with their wit and humor at Mt. Brighton! We are raising funds to improve our side playground (also known as the kindergarten playground - but all grades use it).

This 21+ adults only event will be a chance to visit outside of school, bid on some amazing items and laugh like crazy. Content is very adult-only.

There will be a cash bar and food available for purchase. This is a community event so please invite friends, family & neighbors!

The link to purchase tickets is:


If you would like to donate items, gift cards, services or a gift basket for our Silent Auction, please contact us at hiltonauction@yahoo.com

Jump Rope Club (Fridays February - May)

Remaining dates are May 10th, 17th, and 24th. To register and/or volunteer, please visit the MSA site at https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w

Popcorn Friday

The Last Popcorn Friday for the year will be on May 24. 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.

Open chair positions

We have a number of open chair positions available for next year! There’s a position for every lifestyle!

Still have a little one at home but want to contribute? Consider Service Project Chair- helps with Angel Tree supplies and volunteer sign up, plans and executes yearly service projects like a food or hygiene drive. Typically won’t need to be at school for long periods, just to coordinate and do pick up and drop off of items.

Love planning larger fun events? We need someone to run our Hound Dog Run and Our Fall Family Festival! Both would be best for a team of 2 people to take on.

Looking to try a smaller position and enjoy event planning? How about Movie Night chairperson. There are 2 movie nights per year-these are quick easy nights to plan!

Not much time, but could make some phone calls? Activity Night Planner is for you! This person contacts local businesses like Skyzone and Rollerama to schedule exclusive Hilton Family nights.

We are also looking for a few parents who love landscaping/gardening to help with our gardens and outdoor classroom.

And much more! Our PTO does so many amazing things! If you’re interested in one of these or another position, please email hiltonpto@gmail.com for more info!


Hilton PTO will be going paperless. For the 2019/2020 school year, MySchoolAnywhere.com (MSA) will be the only source of contact to sign up for events. If you have not done so already, please go to www.MySchoolAnywhere.com and create an account. The invitation code is “hiltonexplores”. You can also download the free MySchoolAnywhere app. This website hosts many features including the school directory, event forms, event registration, event planning and sign ups, and paypal access. If you have any questions please contact the Hilton PTO at hiltonpto@gmail.com

Hilton Hound Dog Apparel

The following websites are local businesses which now sell Hilton Hound Dog items. Please check them out.

Ivory Vines


Finland & Fawn Boutique


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. 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 also! 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 Hilton Elementary to your Kroger Rewards Card. Hilton’s number is 68151 or you can just type the school’s 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/Powerade Give

Attention all Coca Cola and Powerade drinkers! Another way to earn money for Hilton Elementary is through the Coca Cola Give Program. By collecting Coca Cola caps and 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 complete this step: 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.

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Hilton Elementary School

Mission Statement: The Hilton Community prepares students to live and learn in an ever changing and diverse world as responsible citizens.