The Husky's Howl Week 8 - 10/15/18

Mrs. Kaspari's 1st grade class shows their support for The University of Michigan and Michigan State. It was a great day for students to cheer on their favorite teams! We will see who is victorious this weekend during the Big Game on Saturday!

Principal's Message

Teachers are looking forward to sharing information with you about your child's progress at the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences on Oct. 24 and 25. My goal is that 100% of our students will have at least one parent that checks in on his/her child’s progress. If you haven’t signed up for a conference with your child’s teacher, please do so at the link below. Sign-up for conferences will be shut down at Noon on Monday. I have included an article that may help you get the most out of your parent-teacher conference. I look forward to seeing you at conferences!

Make the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference

Parent-teacher conferences are a great way to find out what your child will be learning this year--and what you need to do to help. Preparation is the key to a successful conference. Here are things to do before, during and after your conference:

Before the conference:

  • Make a list of things you should tell your child's teacher, such as your child's favorite subjects, activities, difficulties in school, medical needs and sensitive issues.
  • Make a list of things to ask your child's teacher. Ask about grades, homework, attitude, behavior, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Let your child know you are having a conference. Ask her what you and the teacher should discuss.

During the conference:

  • Be on time. Teachers have many conferences, and a five-minute delay can throw off their schedule.
  • Start the conference on a positive note. You and your child's teacher want what's best for your child.
  • Use the lists you prepared of things you want to tell the teacher and questions you want to ask.
  • Listen carefully and make notes as the teacher talks about your child's progress.

After the conference:

  • Talk over the results of the conference with your child.
  • Stress the good things the teacher said. Talk about the suggestions she made for improvement--and how you plan to help your child carry these out.

Reprinted with permission from the October 2013 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2013 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc.

Jog-a-thon Fundraiser UPDATE

Thank you so much for all the donations that keep rolling in from the Jog-a-thon. We met our second goal and as promised I got a pie to the face. Next up I will get duct taped to the wall because we met our building benchmark goal of $13,000. Please see the pictures below for the pie in the face before and after pictures. If you want to watch it unfold on the morning announcements check out the Hill PTO page. Remember, we are still working toward a school goal of $18,000. If we make it I will be slimed by the class with the top donations during our Jog-a-thon celebration assembly.

Before and after the Pie in the face! It was so much fun and it made all of us laugh!

Halloween Costume Reminders

Our Halloween Parade and parties are almost here. October 31st will be our annual all school parade at 2pm. As you purchase costumes please keep the following in mind....

  • Please do not plan a costume that is ghoulish, morbid or in any way offensive. No masks are to be worn.
  • Please do not plan a costume that is excessively frightening to younger children.
  • Toy guns, knives or other weapons may not be worn, even if it is a part of your child’s costume. The crowded nature of the parades and parties makes such weapons a potential hazard.
  • Students may not wear their costumes OR makeup, special hair sprays, etc. to school. All costumes are to be brought to school in a bag.

Extra Halloween Candy?

Troy Youth Assistance is hosting their annual collection of unwanted/excess Halloween candy at the elementary schools for donation to other action agencies. We will have collection bins in our front lobby from Monday, 10/29 through Friday, Nov. 9.

Parent Involvement Supports Students' Academic Success

Getting involved with your child’s education doesn’t just feel rewarding. It is rewarding! Hundreds of studies link parent involvement—at home and at school—to student success.

Parent involvement raises students’ chances of earning higher grades, getting along with others, finishing homework, graduating from high school, and more! To benefit your child the most, be sure to:

  • Start early and stay involved. When parents get involved early on, kids benefit more. And research shows parent involvement should continue through middle and high school.
  • Explore your options. Your involvement can be as simple as asking, “What did you learn at school today?” or as complex as running a fundraiser. Ask about the school’s needs and match them to your time and talents.
  • Be confident. No matter how you get involved, remember that it makes a difference. All primary caregivers—mothers, fathers, grandparents and others—have valuable contributions to make.

Reprinted with permission from the October 2018 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2018 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc.

PTO Presents...The Hill Hoedown

Calling All Artists

Veterans' Day Program

Calling all Veterans! If you are a Veteran or have a loved one that has served in the armed forces the Hill Huskies would like to honor you! We are having a Veterans’ Day celebration November 9th and would like to reach out to Veterans in our community or families of Veterans interested in participating. If you would like more information about the program or would like to get involved, please email Mrs. Muzljakovish at kmuzljakovich@troy.k12.mi.us.

October Events

  • TUESDAY 10/2/18 2:30 - JAT kick-off assembly
  • WEDNESDAY 10/3/18 - Count Day
  • THURSDAY 10/4/18 7:00pm - A.L.I.C.E. Parent Information Meeting (Smith Middle School)
  • FRIDAY 10/5/18 - Hill Jog-a-Thon
  • TUESDAY 10/9/18 7:00pm – A.L.I.C.E. Parent Information Meeting (Boulan Park Middle School)
  • WEDNESDAY 10/10/18 7:00pm – A.L.I.C.E. Parent Information Meeting (Baker Middle School)
  • THURSDAY, 10/11/18 7:00pm – A.L.I.C.E. Parent Information Meeting (Larson Middle School)
  • THURSDAY, 10/18/18 7:00pm - PTO Meeting
  • MONDAY, 10/22/18 - 1st, 3rd, 5th grade Troy Fire Department Fire Safety
  • WEDNESDAY, 10/24/18 - 1/2 Day; Parent Teacher Conferences
  • THURSDAY, 10/25/18 -1/2 Day; Parent Teacher Conferences
  • WEDNESDAY, 10/31/18 - Halloween Parade & Parties

Shari Pawlus - Principal - Hill Elementary

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