Hill Elementary School ~ April 19, 2015

Wow! We had an amazing Friday night at our Hill Family Dance. This is truly a wonderful event with outstanding staff participation and our students and families had an amazing time. Thank you, thank you, thank you! The event raised over $1500.00, not including the money from the coin toss that will go directly back to classrooms. Kudos to all of you for your hard work and dedication to this event.

As you know, after spring break, everything really begins to amp up. Don't forget to take a breath, have some fun, and keep everyone focused through the activities, events, and testing. Student learning is #1!

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I love you Julie! We can't forget the "clean-up" crew. You were such a good sport!

Celebrations and Announcements

Miss Flaig's class earned Media Class of the Week! Great job Room 8!

Happy Birthday Linda Strine! (4/19)

Please join me in congratulating Anita Flewelling! Anita has announced her retirement effective at the end of the school year. She will be greatly missed. Congratulations and wishing you a very happy retirement Anita! You deserve it!

The week ahead....

Wow Word: Mrs. Buzzell's class leads the WOW word this week. Our WOW word is healthy.

CARDINAL CODE: Please review Cardinal Code expectations for the cafeteria.

Monday, 4-20-15

Tuesday, 4-21-15

Author Visit: 9:30 - 10:15 Kindergarten/1st Grade, 10:30-11:15 - 4th Grade, 12:45-1:30- 2nd/3rd Grade

4:00-6:00- Mock interviews at Hahn - (Jen)

Wednesday, 4-22-15

Kindergarten Helmet fitting

Administrative Professionals Day (Secretary's Day)

Thursday, 4-23-15

7:40-8:20- Staff Meeting


Fire Drill

9:30- Elementary Principal's Meeting

K-4 ELA Meeting

5:30 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Friday, 4-24-15

District Jean Day - $5.00 (Relay for Life)

Farm Day - Kindergarten at Thomson

Looking ahead.....

April 27 - M-Step begins (4th Grade), SRG Training

April 29- Mr. Lieske visits, playground meeting

April 30 - PD

May 4 - 8 - Staff Appreciation Week

May 4 -15 - DIBELS Assessment window

May 12 - Blueberry Ambassador Award Ceremony at Flint Farmer's Market

May 11 -15- Hill's Star Math window

May 11 -15 & May 26-29 - Hill's DRA window

May 5 - 1st and 2nd Grade concert

May 18 - 21 - Intersession III

May 18 - 25- Intersession break

May 26-School Resumes, M-Step window begins for 3rd Grade

June 2 - Hill Family Picnic

June 8- DHS commencements

June 10 - DAE graduation

June 12 - Kindergarten Literacy Celebration

June 15 - 1/2 Student Day

June 16 - 1/2 Student Day; Grades 1 - 4 Literacy Celebrations

June 18 - Field Day

June 19- Last Day of School

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One of the many reasons that I LOVE my job. One of Michelle's kiddos wrote this letter to me earlier in the week. Seeing this letter helps solidify to me that students feel safe to express their own thoughts and opinions, and in a very respectful way I might add. Our school community has done a stellar job empowering students. I want to give a huge shout out to Lisa for inspiring our students and help foster that love of music. It's awesome that they want to take their recorders outside at recess. I wrote the student back on chart paper for the class to see. Of course, I supported taking the recorders out at recess, with a few Cardinal Code expectations!

On that note.....have a wonderful week! :)