The UpHill For the week of October 2, 2017

Dear Parents:

IT'S JOG-A-THON WEEK! Also, in the coming weeks at Hill...

*Wednesday, October 4

Count Day for public schools in the State of Michigan is Wednesday, October 4. 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 on Wednesday. If your child is sick, please keep them home and have him/her return when he/she is feeling better.

7:00pm - Troy Tech Talks @ TSD Services Bldg. (see flyer below)

*Friday, October 6

10th Annual Hill Jog-A-Thon (JAT) (10 minute warm-up / 20 minute jog)

2nd grade - 9:10-9:20am warm-up / 9:20-9:40am jog

1st grade - 9:50-10:00am warm-up / 10:00 - 10:20am jog

Kindergarten - 10:30-10:40am warm-up / 10:40-11:00am jog

5th grade - 11:05-11:15am warm-up / 11:15-11:35am jog

4th grade - 1:10-1:20pm warm-up / 1:20-1:40pm jog

3rd grade - 1:50-2:00pm warm-up / 2:00-2:20pm jog

See below for the JAT "Shout Out" sheet

*Friday, October 13

Jog-A-Thon donations are due

*Thursday, October 19

7:00pm - PTO meeting - TSD Superintendent Dr. Machesky will be visiting us and sharing information about the Building and Site Sinking Fund (BSSF) bond proposal on the November 7th ballot. Also, the final budget will be approved.

*Friday, October 20

2:30-3:20pm - JAT Awards Assembly

*Wednesday, October 25

Half Day - School dismisses at 12:30pm

Conferences - 1:00-4:00pm, 5:00-8:00pm (sign-up coming soon)

*Thursday, October 26

Half Day - School dismisses at 12:30pm

Conferences - 1:00-4:00pm, 5:00-8:00pm (sign-up coming soon)

*Tuesday, October 31

Halloween - parade at 2:00pm, parties following at 2:15pm


*Just a reminder, please don't forget to call the ATTENDANCE LINE (248) 823-3501 for all tardies and absences. Simply telling your classroom teacher your student will be tardy or absent is not enough.

*Time to turn in BOX TOPS! Send them to the classrooms by Monday, Oct 2. Our goal is to raise $2500 this year but we need your help. Every 25 Box Tops you submit gives your family a chance to win a prize! Don’t forget to put your student’s name on the baggie. The class with the biggest submission will hold the traveling trophy until winter!

*HELP WANTED: The Troy School District Special Education Department, contracted through PESG, is looking for compassionate individuals who would like to work with our special needs students, providing assistance in classrooms and other school settings including implementation of behavior management strategies.

Work Year, Hours & Compensation: $12.80 per hour, 6.5 hours per day, school days only

A Health Care Aide’s job functions include:

• Working with students who require one-to-one attention and supervision

• Recognize the importance of fostering the independence of the student

• Provide the necessary support to ensure the health and safety of the student

• Duties will take place in programs for students with cognitive impairments and/or autism

• Represent the District and PESG in a professional manner by performing all job functions at a satisfactory or above level

• Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents, and the community in positive, supportive, and cooperative ways

• Performs other related duties, including special projects, as required or requested, consistent with reasonable expectations with the contracted position


The Entertainment Book Sale has come to an end. If you are purchasing a book, please send in $30 ASAP. If you are not interested in purchasing a book, please return the book ASAP.


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