Congratulations! We reached our school goal of $15K. In fact, we have surpassed our goal and I will announce the final total Monday morning on Station K.I.D.S. Now for the big question...What will I do now? During lunch on Monday, students will vote on one of three things they want me to do during the final Jog-a-thon assembly and celebration. Stayed tuned and thank you so much for your donations!
Manage Your Child's Screen Time By Creating a Family Media Plan
Digital devices are an important part of our world— and can be very appealing to kids. Technology helps your child discover new ideas, connect with others and access educational information for school. However, too much recreational screen time can negatively affect his schoolwork, health, activity levels and face-to-face communication skills. To help your child strike a healthy balance, experts recommend creating a personalized family media plan that answers the following questions:
- What devices do I want my child to have access to?
- Where will devices be allowed and where will they be off-limits?
- How much time will my child be allowed to use them?
- Will the same rules apply during weekends and school breaks?
- What content is appropriate for my child to access?
- How will I maintain consistency?
- What consequences will there be for misusing devices?
- What example am I setting through my own use of technology?
Reprinted with permission from the October 2019 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2019 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc. Source: Ways Parents Can Manage Kids’ Technology Use, QuickTip Brochure, The Parent Institute.
Indoor Line Up Procedures
If it is raining or too cold, students will line up indoors. ALL students must enter the school through the front doors by the office. I ask that you drop your child off and know that we will take care of them from there (Please Hug and Go). Teachers will go over the Indoor lineup locations with students in school. We will have staff and fifth grade safeties in all locations inside the building to monitor the students until the attendance bell rings. In order to avoid traffic backups in the circle drive, I ask that you consider dropping your child off between 8:20-8:25 a.m.
Halloween at Hill
Halloween Costumes have been on sale at Costco since August, and if your kids are anything like mine they have been begging you to buy one since they arrived in stores. 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.
Upcoming Calendar of Events
- Tuesday, October 1- Stacey Bettelon's Birthday (it's her last birthday with us at Hill...let's make is special)
- Wednesday, October 23-Half Day (Dismissal 12:29pm) Afternoon & Evening Conferences
- Monday, October 21 7pm (Media Center)-Hill SSPAC Meet Up
- Thursday, October 24-Half Day (Dismissal 12:29pm) Afternoon & Evening Conferences
- Wednesday, October 30-Early Dismissal (Dismissal 12:39)
- Thursday, October 31-Halloween Building wide Parade 3-3:20pm
Noon Aides Information and Training
- Who?: Anyone that is interested in working 2 hours a day. Days are flexible.
- Where?: Hill Elementary School
- Why?: You want to help and be part of the school community
- When?: Join us Friday, October 11 at 1:15 for more information and a brief training
Shari Pawlus - Principal - Hill Elementary