ADE Friday Update

For Week 21 - Feb 1-5

This Week's News from the ADE News Crew

January 29th, 2016

Here's Everything You Need to Know about the Spring Concert =>

Family Fun Day is Coming in February!

Hello Alton Darby families, it’s that time of year again!!

The annual Family Fun Day is coming, February 20, 2016. Each year during Family Fun Day a silent auction is held in the school library.

We are in need of wonderful donations for this auction from our ADE families.

We are seeking out anyone who has a local business or can provide a service, and would like to provide a donation. Appropriate items to donate might include gift cards, merchandise, coupons, family oriented activities or products or various types of services.

The Alton Darby PTO is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to financially support and promote programs that improve the educational opportunities for our students and community involvement in our school. As one of our biggest fund raisers, this auction assists the PTO in supporting programs such as Publishing Shop, Family Community Events, Staff Appreciation, Professional Development, Author Visits, Professionals in Schools, Field Day and classroom improvements. The PTO will advertise your business during the auction and in the school newsletter. We will also follow up with a formal letter confirming your donation for your records.

If you or someone you know would be interested in donating, please contact the Silent Auction Chair, Kelly Miller at 614 565-1398 or, or the ADE PTO.

Thank you in advance for your support, assistance and contribution.

Yearbook Sale Ends Feb 5th!

Get Your Question Ready for #ASKHCS

Join Superintendent John Marschhausen online for a Twitter Chat on Monday, February 1 at 8pm. You can ask questions you have regarding the school district. You can also follow along and find out what questions other community members are asking. Just follow us on Twitter @HilliardSchools and @drjcm, and remember to use #ASKHCS.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-17 school year has begun!

If your child will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2016, he/she is eligible to start kindergarten during the 2016-17 school year.

Parents should complete the online registration and sign up for a registration appointment by using the online tool SignUp Genius. Please don’t delay. Appointment times fill up quickly and this will give you a better opportunity to reserve a screening time that works well for you.

Parents will be given the option to upload their documentation with the online registration form. Parents with students already enrolled in Hilliard City Schools will have the option to schedule a phone conference.

New parents to our district will need to make an appointment to come to our Welcome Center at 2140 Atlas Street, Columbus.

Contact the Hilliard City Schools Records Compliance Office at (614) 921-7096 with questions. Register Now

Credit Union of Ohio and Hilliard Offer FAFSA Help

Hilliard seniors are invited to attend a session to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Innovative Learning Center, 5323 Cemetery Road.

The session will walk students and parents through completing a FAFSA application to receive assistance towards higher education. Those interested in attending must email to register. A list of items registrants must bring to complete the application and link to register can be found at

ADE School Events Calendar

Important ADE Dates for Families

A look ahead to the rest of the school year!

Jan 19-Feb 29 -- Scholastic Reading Inventory window (Grades 2 to 5)

Jan 25-Feb 26 -- Calkins Writing Assessment window (Grades K to 5)

Jan 29 -- K-5 Interim Reports

Feb 1 -- ADE PTO Meeting, 7pm

Feb 1 -- Elementary Student Transfer Request Forms available

Feb 2 -- ADE Kindergarten Registration Day

Feb 5 -- Yearbook Sale Ends

Feb 8-11 February Conference Week

Feb 10 -- Conference Evening

Feb 10 -- Band/Orchestra Demos, 10:30-11:30am

Feb 12 -- Parent/Teacher Conference Comp Day, NO SCHOOL

Feb 15 -- Presidents’ Day, NO SCHOOL

Feb 20 -- Family Fun Day, 9:00am -12:00pm

Feb 26 -- End of K-5 Grading Period

Mar 7 -- ADE PTO Meeting, 7pm

Mar 7-11 -- OLSAT (Gifted), Grades 1 to 5 by recommendation

Mar 9 -- Spring Concert, 7pm, Bradley HS

Mar 15 -- Professional Development Day -- No SCHOOL (Students)

Mar 18 -- Elementary Student Transfer Request Forms Due

Mar 18-24 -- Spring Break -- NO SCHOOL

Mar 25 -- Holiday -- NO SCHOOL

Apr 4 -- ADE PTO Meeting, 7pm

Apr 4-May 4 -- Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words assessment window (Grades K and 1)

Apr 4-May 27 -- Spring Literacy Assessment window (Grades K to 5)

Apr 8-May 15 -- Math Placement Test (Grades 4 to 5)

***State Testing Dates ***

Apr 12 -- Grades 3, 4, 5 English Language Arts State Assessment

Apr 19 -- Grades 3, 4, 5 Math State Assessment

Apr 26 -- Grade 4 Social Studies State Assessment

Apr 26 -- Grade 5 Science State Assessment

Apr 21 -- New Kindergarten Parent Night, 6:30-7:30pm

Apr 22 -- K-5 Interim Reports

Apr 27 -- ADE Walk-a-thon

Apr 28 -- Elementary Student Transfer Meeting

May 2 -- ADE PTO Meeting, 7pm

May 2-6 -- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 -- Spring Flower Sale Pick-Up (This date may change.)

May 14 -- AD/DC Warrior Dash

May 30 -- Holiday, NO SCHOOL

May 31 -- ADE PTO Family Luau

Jun 3 -- Last Day of School (Students)