Hilton Weekly Newsletter

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Principal's Reading Club

November marks the beginning of the Principal's Reading Club. Each month throughout the year, students will join me at lunch recess to enjoy a story, pick a new book and participate in an activity. All students will be included before the year ends. In addition to a new book, students will receive a certificate and a coupon to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. I look forward to celebrating the joy of reading with your child!

Hilton's New Recess KLUB

The Recess KLUB (Kindness and Leadership Uniting Buddies) was started by two years ago by 6th grader Charlotte Mandziuk, and is now in place at Hilton Elementary. The club organizes collaborative games, twice each month, for students at lunch recess. Along with the program comes our Buddy Bench. The Buddy Bench can be used at any time by students looking for someone to play with. The Recess KLUB recruits grade level leaders to organize games. Your child can apply to be a leader by completing the Recess KLUB application form.

Winter Clothing

Students are required to wear coats, hats, snow pants and mittens or gloves to participate in all recess activities. Be sure to send students to school with the proper clothing each day.

PTO News

PTO Meetings

The next meeting will be held on November 14 at 7pm in the STEAM Center. Child care and food will be provided. Please join us to offer your support, ideas, and most important, to make this an amazing year for our students.

Hilton Family Movie Night (November 16)

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

The first family movie night of the year will be held on November 16. The votes are in! The movies with the most votes are Incredibles 2 (which will be shown in the gym) and Hotel Transylvania 3 (which will play in the Large Motor Room). This is a free movie night. Popcorn, water and candy will be available for purchase and the possibility of a gift basket raffle and a door prize! So come in your comfortable clothes (or PJs) and bring your blankets and pillows to enjoy this great family night out. Please note that this is a family night. Therefore parents must remain with their 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/join.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 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:


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

Hilton Musical Theatre

Hilton Musical Theatre and Hilton Chorus is proud to present: Winter Wishes on December 3 at Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. The curtain will lift at 7:00pm. Bring the whole family to celebrate the spirit of the season, and support your Hilton friends. Admission is free.

Hilton Musical Theatre News:

We have rehearsals on the following dates:

Monday, November 12

Monday, November 19

Tuesday, November 27

Our field trip to BCPA is Monday, December 3.

Please be sure you are set with your family supplied costume parts. All cast members will need black pants, black socks, black shoes, mitten/gloves and hat/earmuffs. HERE is a link to costume information.

Our cast party is Friday, December 7 at Skyzone. We need all cast members to RSVP via THIS FORM by Friday, November 30 at 4:00pm so we can get your jump passes prepared for the party.

Have a wonderful weekend!
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