The UpHill For the week of 2/12/18

Dear Hill Parents:

This week's picture is from last week's 3rd grade Super Bowl celebration in the LGI.

In the coming weeks at Hill...

Tuesday, February 13 - RESCHEDULED - 5th Grade Instrumental Music Concert at Baker Middle School (instead of Athens HS)

Wednesday, February 14

- Caps for a Cause: Wear a hat, donate $1.00

- State of Michigan Count Day

Thursday, February 15 - 7:00pm - PTO meeting (Media Center)

Monday-Tuesday, February 19-20 - NO SCHOOL K-12: Mid-Winter recess

Wednesday, February 21 - Caps for a Cause: Wear a hat, donate $1.00

Thursday, February 22 - 6:00-8:00pm - Variety Show run through (Café)

Monday, February 26

- 6:00-8:00pm - Variety Show dress rehearsal (Café)

- 6:30-7:45pm - Grades K-2 Reading and Writing Parent Night @ Troy Union Elementary (for parents only, no students) - see flyer below

Wednesday, February 28

- Caps for a Cause: Wear a hat, donate $1.00

-Early Release Day - School Dismissed at 12:40pm; Teacher Professional Development in the afternoon

Friday, March 2 - Thursday, March 9 - Oakland County Hearing Screening for Grades K, 2, 4 and preschool 4's

Monday, March 5 - 1:30-7:30pm - Red Cross Blood Drive (gym)

Tuesday, March 6 - 6:30-7:30pm - TSD Preschool Parent Information Night (Services Bldg.)

Thursday, March 8

- 6:00pm - Hill Variety Show (Cafeteria)

- End of Second Marking Period #2/3

Friday, March 9 - Grades K-5 only - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

Tuesday, March 13 - 6:30-7:30pm - TSD Preschool Parent Open House (various locations)

Wednesday, March 14 - 6:30-8:00pm - Kindergarten Round-Up

Tuesday, March 20 - 4th Grade field trip to Lansing

Thursday, March 22

- Grades K-5 - Half Day - School Dismissed at 12:30pm

- Spring Conferences - 1:20-4:00pm and 5:00-8:00pm - by invitation only

Tuesday, March 27 - 3rd Grade International Festival (Café & Gym)

Thursday - Friday, March 29 30 - No School

Monday - Friday, April 2 - 6 - No School - Spring Break

**** **** **** HELP WANTED IN THE LUNCH ROOM **** **** ****

We are in need of noon aides to work in the lunch room. Hours are 11:25am - 1:10pm. You could work one or more days! Please contact the office if you are interested. (248) 823-3500.


We have a link to Pictavo Community for parents, teachers, or staff to upload photos for the yearbook. We are looking for candid photos of the students either at school or school events.

We do have some criteria to keep in mind as well:

1) There should be at least three students in the photo (due to limited yearbook pages we like to feature as many students as possible). 2) All students should be looking towards the camera. 3) Smiling faces are preferred. Please know that not every photo will make it in the yearbook due to the yearbook page limit; but any photos that are submitted are appreciated!

Here is the link to Pictavo Community:

The user will need to create a login, complete a simple search for our school and then from there they can upload their photos.


(formerly known as "Bounty in a Backpack")

In February, Hill will be collecting non-perishable food donations for a great program that serves the most at-risk students in the Troy School District. This weekend meal program provides “bridge food” for families that are at risk for food scarcity on weekends during the school year. Last year 80 Troy families were served weekly through this program. Hill has participated for approximately 10 years, and the PTO is happy to coordinate this food drive for our sponsor month. We may be one of the smallest schools in the district, but our hearts are big and our donations toward this program are very much appreciated. Each grade at Hill is asked to send in a particular type and quantity of non-perishable food. We’ll collect the whole month of February and deliver our food drive collection the first week of March. The Troy Optimist Club and other volunteers package and distribute food to the at-risk students.

We are collecting the following items starting Feb 1 and no later than Feb 28:

Kindergarten: 120 boxes of Macaroni & Cheese, 60 packages of juice boxes (10 in a pack)

First grade: 120 cans of fruit, 60 boxes/bags of rice or pasta

Second grade: 120 cans of vegetables, 60 boxes of cereal (this is in high demand)

Third grade: 100 cans of Spaghettios (prefer non-meat kind), 50 boxes of Saltine crackers (4 in a pack)

Fourth grade: 75 packages of granola bars or fruit snacks (8-12per box), 75 jars of peanut butter (18-oz, plastic jar)

Fifth grade: 60 boxes of cereal (this is in high demand), 120 packages of Ramen noodles

We have boxes in the front hallway marked for your donations. Every item feeds families in Troy. Thank you!


Count Day for public schools in the state of Michigan is Wednesday, February 14. We have to give an accurate count of our student enrollment to receive the appropriate funding for our schools. Please do everything you can to have your child on time and at school that morning. If your child is sick, please keep them home and have him/her return when he/she is feeling better.


If you have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1st, 2018, please call or email the office to make sure your child is on our kindergarten list. If you email (hit REPLY), please include your child's name, address, parents' name, phone, email and child's date of birth.

Click on the link below and look for the NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT button for more information.

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