Hilton Weekly Newsletter

September 14th, 2018

Principal's Message

It was great to see all of our Hound Families at our Hot Dog Open House. It's my favorite event of the year, as the Hilton community gets together to celebrate the start of a new school year.

Book Fair

The book fair was a great success. Students were eager to find books to meet their goal of reading 20 minutes per day. If you need tips or ideas to aid your child in the reading process, visit our literacy website by clicking the button below.

Meet our School Counselor

We are pleased to announce we have added a school counselor to work with students on social, emotional and academic goals. Scott Storey comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience that he has already begun implementing to help students success.

Restorative Discipline Practices

Mr. Storey has introduced to the Hilton staff, the practice of Restorative Discipline Practices. Restorative Discipline is an effective alternative to punitive responses to student behavior. It brings together persons harmed with persons responsible for harm in a safe and respectful space, promoting dialogue, accountability, and a stronger sense of community. Restorative justice is a philosophical framework that can be applied in a variety of contexts -- the justice system, schools, families, communities, and others.

Next week is Pink Week

At Hilton, we will celebrate Pink Week with a pink-out on Friday, September 21st. With respect to the age of our student population, we share with them that Pink Week is a time to recognize the hardships associated with cancer in general. We leave more in depth discussions to individual families.

The kids are off to a terrific start!

Have a great weekend!


Mr. Eisele

Lead Learner and Head Hound

Important Dates to Remember

9/19 - Hungry Howie's Pizza Night

9/21 - Pink Day - Wear Pink to support Cancer Awareness

9/28 - Hound Dog Run

9/28 - Popcorn Friday - sold at lunch .25 per bag

10/5 - Homecoming

10/18 - PICTURE DAY!

10/31 - Halloween Parade

PTO News

First PTO Meeting

Our first PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18th at 7pm. It will be located in the STEAM Center along with snacks and childcare. The PTO has a lot of great events planned for this school year. All parents of Hilton students are members of the PTO. Please join us to offer your support, ideas, and most important, to make this an amazing year for our students.


*New Online Directory*

We have a new online directory. To join our directory, please visit https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/join.a5w to input your child’s information and privacy settings. Hilton’s invitation code is “hiltonexplores”. This site will also be used to send PTO updates, accept donations and hold emergency contact information. You can also download the MySchoolAnywhere app to your smartphone to receive updated information on the go.


Hound Dog Run

Every student will be participating 2nd annual Hound Dog Run held on September 28th from 2 to 3:15pm. All students will receive a Hound Dog T shirt and a refreshing snack as the run/walk with their classmates. Each student is encouraged to collect at least $30 during our one-time-only fundraising event. Packets will be sent home in your children(s) friday folders which will explain donations and T-shirt ordering. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. The PTO is also looking for volunteers for this event. Please visit MySchoolAnywhere to sign up https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w.


Sponsorship

Hilton is still looking for Sponsors for the 2018/2019 school year. Sponsorship prices range from $25 to $500 with the benefit of promoting your business in a number for different ways. For donations and sponsorships you can email hiltonpto@gmail.com or donate online at paypal.me/hiltonpto. Also, a big THANK YOU for all the sponsors to already donated for this school year. We are off to a great start.


Popcorn Fridays

New this year-popcorn friday will be held ONLY on the last friday of the month. For just $0.25 your child(ren) can enjoy a small bag of popcorn popped by Hilton’s parents. To sign up for these fun events, just visit https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/join.a5w


Box Tops

Please start and continue collecting Box Tops throughout the year. In the past, money raised through this program and financed the field trip transportation as well as granted up to $100 to each classroom for much needed supplies. Throughout the year, contest will be held to see which classrooms collect the most box tops.


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.


Any questions about PTO news can be emailed to- hiltonpto@gmail.com

Brighton A Capella Camp

4th - 8th graders, join us for the first ever Brighton a Cappella Camp!

Event Timing: October 16th-17th, 2018 4:30pm - 6pm, October 18th, 6:00pm - rehearsals. Students should bring a snack, we'll break for snack at 5:10pm

October 18th, 6pm - Brighton Idol Concert. Students wear camp t shirts and jeans or black slacks, and meet on stage in the BCPA for sound check. 7pm they will open the concert performing what they learned at camp!

Topics covered in camp will include; singing on mic, tone, blend, style, beatboxing/vocal percussion and stage presence. Solo opportunities will be available!

Learning part tracks will be available for "Believer" by Imagine Dragons, and "No Tears Left to Cry" by Ariana Grande.

Event Address: Brighton HS Choir Room (A38), 7878 Brighton Road, Brighton Mi 48116

Contact Phil Johnson, BHS Choir Teacher, at (810) 299-4100 or johnsop@brightonk12.com

Fee: $50. Send checks to:

Brighton Choir Boosters

c/o Phil Johnson

7878 Brighton Road,

Brighton Mi 48116

Fee includes t-Shirt and one adult ticket to the concert. Additional tickets can be purchased in advance from your favorite HS choir student, or at the door for $5 a piece.

Link for registration and payment information is here:

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