Hilton Weekly Newsletter
Friday, April 16th, 2021
We do our best to keep the classroom environment safe while trying to minimize the number of absences for students. With the spike in COVID cases, we ask parents to use good judgement when deciding to keep kids home if they present symptoms of illness. On a few occasions, families have learned of exposures and fortunately kept their child home, preventing the spread to others.
Just yesterday, the county dropped the quarantine requirements from 14 to 10 days. They strongly caution for anyone exposed to continue monitoring symptoms for 14 days just to be safe. Your discretion in this regard is appreciated.
AM Drop-Off for 2nd Graders
The side parking lot is less crowded than the front lot, so parents of 2nd graders are welcome to use the side lot for AM drop off. This will balance to traffic and make it easier for drivers. Our students have been doing a great job being safe as they walk to their line-up location, and with the snow finally over (hopefully) this will really help.
Chocolate Milk Shortage
This is not an April fools joke! Our supplier informed us there will be no chocolate milk until further notice, beginning Monday. Students are welcome to bring milk from home of course, but we ask that students not bring syrup to add to the white milk provided by the school.
Have a great weekend,
Important Dates to Remember:
4/21 - Virtual Wednesday
4/27 & 4/28 - In Person Book Fair
4/28 - Virtual Wednesday
5/31 - No School - Memorial Day
6/11 - Half Day - Last Day of School
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an in-person book fair from April 27th to April 29th. The book fair will take place outside after school on the back playground on April 27th and 29th. Wednesday, April 28 the book fair will be open during the day under the front awning. Masks and social distancing will be required! The bookcases will be spread out. We also are running 5 registers to move the check-out process along quickly. This will be a great opportunity to get some new books for summer reading. Thank you in advance for supporting our school library so that we can continue to enrich our students with current and relevant books.
If you would like to volunteer, please click on the link to sign up.
Book Fair Hours
Tuesday, April 27th- Tuesday 3:40 PM-6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 28th- 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 29th- Thursday 3:40-6:00 PM
Placement Consideration Forms
It is hard to believe that it is already time to begin the process of placing students with teachers for the 2021/22 school year. Although teacher styles may differ from teacher to teacher, the content of the curriculum remains the same within the grade level. A great deal of time and effort is given to grouping children into classes. Our primary concern is to establish productive, balanced classrooms where each child has the opportunity to be successful and is challenged to do their best.
If you feel you have compelling information to contribute to the placement decision, our Placement Consideration Forms are available in a Red labeled folder that can be found on the cabinet outside by the main office doors.
Please complete the form and submit it to the main office by Friday, May 7th, 2021.
This additional information will help assist us in the construction of balanced classrooms.
Please remember that requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.
Hilton PTO Mother's Day DQ Cake Fundraiser
Hilton PTO and the Brighton Dairy Queen has teamed up for a Mother's Day Blizzard Cake Fundraiser! Each cake cost $27.02 and are 8" and feeds 8-12 people, there are 3 flavors to pick from Oreo, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Extreme. The PTO is excepting payments to Hilton's PTO PayPal or by check made out to Hilton PTO. Orders and payments made by check need to be placed by no later than April 16th, orders with payments to PayPal need to be placed no later than April 23rd. Orders can be picked up April 30th-May 2nd. cakes can be kept in the freezer for up to 10 days. there is no options for writing or personalizing the cakes. Please fill out the Google Form below with your order and payment type.
New Girl Scouts Program
You can visit the link below to learn more!
Flowers are blooming and it is giving us all the summer feels! The sunshine has such a powerful effect on our spirit and energy. I hope you are finding time as a family to enjoy it all! This month in counseling we will focus on problem solving. This could look like reading through scenarios, and talking about possible avenues or solutions to problems. Practicing the use of sentence frames that give students a framework to pull from, and more. When we use effective problem solving, we acknowledge alternative perspectives, respect one another’s emotions, and overall have more successful relationships.
Lets Connect: If you are noticing some behaviors that are interfering with your child’s success in the classroom, please feel free to complete my parent referral form and we can work together to determine if supports are needed at school.
More Resources: The Elementary Counseling Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling (New Updates!) website for ideas and resources to be used at home!
Hilton & Hawkins Elementary
Rachael Fox, NCC
Hawkins & Hilton Elementary
810-534-7932Counselor Website: https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/bas-elementary-counseling/home
Small Town, Big Hearts
We are excited to announce that BAS has been asked to be a part of the Brighton Small Town, Big Hearts Initiative from the DDA. Please join in on the fun and support our community.
All proceeds go to the Small Town, Big Hearts campaign and BHS Senior Survivor.
Attached is the flyer explaining all of the events and information happening throughout the month of April and the first week of May.
COMMUNITY CONNECT EVENT
The event on April 17th will focus on providing basic needs such as personal care items, pantry staples, household paper items and a sack lunch.
This will be a drive through format.
Community resources will also be provided electronically to guests.
No reservations required and we can serve up to 700 guests!
Find more information on Facebook @HomelessCCC.
Thank you for your support!
Community Connect Planning Committee