The Husky's Howl Week of 10/28/19

Halloween at Hill 2019

The rain didn't stop us from having a wonderful halloween at Hill. Thank you tho all those that volunteered and helped make our classroom parties a success! Here's to hoping next year the rain dosen't cancel the parade.

Troy Youth Assistance Candy Donations

The Troy Youth Assistance is accepting unwanted Halloween candy and will donate it to local agencies. Please feel free to drop off any unwanted candy in the orange bucket located in front office.

Team Spirit Every Wednesday and Friday

Starting this week, students will be encouraged to wear their Hill Husky spirit wear every Wednesday and Friday to show Husky P.R.I.D.E. That's right, teachers, students and parents are encouraged to wear their Hill gear. Don't have Hill gear with the new logo on it, feel free to wear gear old and new or our school colors (red, white, and gray).

Calling all Veterans

Attention Hill Families! We will be having our second annual Veteran’s Day celebration at Hill Elementary on Friday, November 8th from 2:00-3:30pm. Please invite any family, friends, neighbors or acquaintances who have served our country in any military service in the past or who are currently serving. We hope to have a wonderful afternoon allowing honoring these heroes. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Muzljakovich at kmuzljakovich@troy.k12.mi.us. Thank you!

Help Your Child Set Goals and Take Responsibility for Learning

Setting weekly goals helps your child take control of her learning. To help her set goals and achieve them:

  1. Ask your child to identify one goal at the beginning of the week, such as finishing a book she has been reading for school.
  2. Have your child write the goal on a piece of paper and post it on the refrigerator or bulletin board.
  3. Talk about how to accomplish the goal. Help your child break the goal down into smaller steps. For example, “You could read two chapters every day.”
  4. Check your child’s progress in a few days. If problems arise, talk about possible solutions. If your child falls behind in reading, delaying bedtime by 10 minutes might help her catch up.
  5. Help your child evaluate how she did at the end of the week. Did she achieve her goal? Why or why not? Regardless of the outcome, praise your child for trying. Then set a new goal for next week.

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.

When to Keep Your Child Home from School

Schools bring children into close physical contact, thus giving communicable diseases an opportunity to spread quickly. Keep your child home if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Pain and stiffness of neck and headache
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling/tenderness of neck glands
  • Cough, if persistent and productive
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea and persistent abdominal pain
  • Jaundice (yellowing of eyes or skin)
  • Rash
  • Any skin eruptions, if red, swollen and draining
  • Red or runny eyes
  • Sneezing or discharge from nose

Following the above guidelines will help prevent a child from developing possible complications and will keep the school environment a healthy one. More information about communicable diseases can be found at www.oakgov.com/health or 1-800-848-5533.

Picture Retake Day- Monday, November 4

If you are unhappy with your child’s pictures or if your child was absent the day pictures were taken, please send your child to school ready to have his/her picture taken on Monday, November 4. For retakes, your child must return the original package intact and bring it on the day of retakes. Extra order forms are in the school office.

Make Sure Your Child is on the Road to Reading Success

Ask any educator to name the single most important thing parents can do at home to help children learn and do well in school and they will likely say, “Encourage your child to read!” Here are some ways to make reading a priority for your family:

  • Read together. Your child may enjoy reading to you or taking turns reading chapters aloud.
  • Go to the public library. Help your child sign up for a library card. Each week, have him browse and check out new books.
  • Offer suggestions. Think about your child’s interests. Find books or articles about them. Ask the librarian for help.
  • Start a family book club. It doesn’t have to be formal. Just set aside one night each week to talk about something you’ve all read. Better yet, do it during dinner—you’ll get the benefit of one another’s company and a good discussion.
  • Create a reading nook. Some kids love to read anywhere. But a cozy reading spot can make reading more appealing.
  • Suggest a series. When there are several books about a character they like, kids often keep reading, book after book.
  • Let your child see you reading. If your child sees you with your nose in a book, he’ll be more likely to want to read himself. Be sure to talk to him about what you’re reading: “I just read the strangest story in the newspaper.”
  • Talk with the teacher. Ask about your child’s reading progress and strategies you can use at home to strengthen his reading skills.

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.

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Morning Drop-Off Reminders

  1. Please do not park in the drop off lane. This prevents traffic from moving quickly and a safely through the lane.
  2. Please pull all the way forward to allow more cars in the drop off lane.
  3. Please hug and go. Parents are not to enter the building int he morning unless they check in with the front office.

5th Grade Sweatshirt Now Available

Upcoming Calendar of Events

  • Sunday, November 3-Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • Monday, November 4- School Picture Retakes
  • Thursday, November 7- 5th Grade Celebration Parent Meeting 6:30pm
  • Friday, November 8-3rd Grade Veterans' Day Celebration 1-3:15pm
  • Monday, November 11-Veterans' Day
  • Thursday, November 14-Troy Tech Talk (Troy High) 7-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 19-PTO Meeting (Media Center) 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, November 20-Early Release (Dismissal 12:39)
  • Friday, November 22-No School K-5
  • Wednesdaay, November 27-Friday, November 29-NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 2- School Resumes

Shari Pawlus - Principal - Hill Elementary

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