Husky Howler

November 18, 2022

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This Week's Note From Mr. Evan Chelman, Principal

Dear Hill-Roberts Families,

Well, we were back to normal with a 5-day week! Of course, we're on to a short week before heading into Thanksgiving. Next week, we only have school on Monday and Tuesday. Be sure to see the flyer for the Spirit Days below.

Report Cards will be posted on December 9. Make sure you know how to login to your ASPEN account. If you're unsure, call our front office and Mary Ellen and Kelly will help you out!

I will make sure to send the Howler on Wednesday next week.


Evan Chelman, Principal

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Please send canned goods to HRES! (see flyer below)

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Gratitude Challenge

For the next few months Hill Roberts will be focusing on Gratitude and social awareness as a community. Giving thanks and appreciating what we have helps to foster more social and self awareness. There will be several school based activities and projects for grade levels to participate in, but we wanted to extend the invite to families.

Gratitude is the simplest way to change one’s perspective of the world. Learning to be grateful helps us appreciate the little things in life that we tend to take for granted. This practice can help to bring about a feeling of satisfaction and hope.

Being grateful does not mean that we need to deny the fact that negative things happen in life; but taking time to focus on the good things can help us to find some peace and appreciation amongst the bitterness and hardship we may be enduring.

There are a lot of ways to teach and show gratitude. Attached is a family activity you can participate in. If you would like to share how you are practicing gratitude in your home, please send photos, or thoughts to

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Some Friday Photos!

So many photos from Literacy Night! Mrs. DeGrace's class planted tulips awarded to our PTO which they won in a contest. Our art teacher, Mrs. DeBor, painted Kindness Rocks with Mrs. Camelo's first-graders with the help of our Eagle Scout Derek. Enjoy!

HRES Literacy Night!


See the flyer below to be sure your APS APP is functioning for you!

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Howliday Shop Update (flyers below)

Howliday Shop

We hope you are getting excited for the Howliday Shop coming up on Dec. 2 & 3! The student shop will have items priced from $1-$4 and purchases will be bagged and labeled for the recipients. Come enjoy our Family Café and connect with other families, including some PTO Board and Committee Chairs.

Interested in helping? The more, the merrier!

· Volunteer

· Contribute to the bake sale

· Donate bags and adhesive gift tags in the bin outside the HRES front office

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Amazon Smile!

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Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Are you a regular Amazon shopper? (us TOO!)

Your holiday shopping (and year round purchases!) can earn Hill Roberts PTO funds for FREE!

Simply go to and...

1) login to your Amazon account

2) click "select your charity" and choose Hill Roberts Elementary School PTO Inc

3) Every time you shop, Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase amount to us!

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Upcoming Important Information & Dates

Save the Date!

12/2 &12/3 – Howliday Shop

12/12 – Restaurant Night at Chipotle

12/13 - Next General PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in person or via Zoom