The UpHill For the week of 4/16/18

Dear Hill Parents:

This week's picture features Tuesday's Red Wing Assembly.

In the coming weeks at Hill...

Monday, April 16 - 9:50am - 5th Grade M-Step Testing

Tuesday, April 17 - 9:15-11:15am - 1st Grade (Garner) Field Trip to Troy Historical Village

Wednesday, April 18 - 9:50am - 5th Grade M-Step Testing

- Husky Team Meeting (wear your spirit shirts)

Thursday, April 19 - 9:00am - 5th Grade M-Step Testing

7:00pm - PTO Mtg. - Dr. Machesky attends (Media Center)

Friday, April 20 - 5:15-7:15pm - Hill PTO Skate World Party @ Skate World on Maple Rd.

Monday, April 23 - Troy Fire Department "Smoke House" for Gr. 1, 3, 5 (see below)

Tuesday, April 24 - 9:50am - 5th Grade M-Step Testing

Wednesday, April 25 - 9:15-11:15am - 1st Grade (Kolber) Field Trip to Troy Historical Village

-9:15-11:45am - Kindergarten Field Trip to Macomb Center for Performing Arts

Thursday, April 26 - K-12 Early Release Day, school dismisses at 12:40pm

- 9:15 - 11:15am - 1st Grade (Kaspari) Field Trip to Troy Historical Village

Saturday, April 28 - Mom to Mom Sale - CANCELED

Monday, April 30 - 9:00am - 3rd Grade M-Step Testing

Wednesday, May 2 - 9:00am - 3rd Grade M-Step Testing

Thursday, May 10 - 9:00am - 4th Grade M-Step Testing

Friday, May 11 - Art Smarts Presentation for Grades 3-5 (LGI)

Thursday, May 17 - 9:00am - 4th Grade M-Step Testing

Monday, May 21 - Friday, May 25 - Spring Book Fair Week

Monday, May 28 - No School, Memorial Day

Friday, June 1 - Hill Family Picnic

Tuesday, June 5 - Field Day

Wednesday - Friday, June 13-15 - Half Days - dismissal at 12:30pm

Friday, June 15 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!


Wednesday, April 18 - 7:00pm Student/Parent Welcome Night at Larson M.S. (alternative night is Thursday, April 19) (rescheduled from Tuesday, April 17)

Monday, April 23 - 7:00pm - Band Concert @ AHS

Tuesday, April 24 - -2:00-3:00pm - Camp Michindoh visits for Hill 5th Graders

-6:00-7:00p - Camp Michindoh visits for Hill Parents

Thursday, April 26 - Band/Orchestra "switch day" - band will be in the a.m.

Wednesday, May 2 - 9:15am - 5th Grade Safety & Service Squad to "Orange Bowl" @ Troy Eats and Crafts (formerly Troy Lanes)

- 7:00pm - String Concert @ AHS

Saturday, May 12 - 9:45am - T.R.O.Y. Fitness Run @ Boulan Park & Middle School (see below)

Monday, May 14 - 9:00am - 12:00pm - 5th Grade to visit & lunch at Larson

Wednesday - Friday, June 6 - 8 - 5th Grade Camp

Tuesday, June 12 - 5th Grade Celebration


Attention families of 5th Grade students! Have you registered yet for the annual 5th grade T.R.O.Y. Fitness Run? The fun 2-mile walk/jog will take place on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at Boulan Park & Middle School. Online registration is open NOW. Please see our website for more information:


With the end of the school year fast approaching, I would like to share our procedures for moving students to their next grade level teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. We use a comprehensive procedure to determine grade/teacher placement. The process is outlined below:

1. Teachers will fill out a student profile sheet on each student in his/her class. The profile sheet will allow teachers to identify each student’s strengths and needs.

2. A team consisting of the grade level teachers, principal, and other pertinent staff such as the reading specialist, special education personnel, and/or ELL teacher will meet to place students into classes. The class lists will be constructed so that each class is relatively equal with regards to gender, academic abilities, learning needs, and social-emotional developmental levels.

3. A team consisting of the specials teachers and other pertinent staff will meet to review the class lists and make any necessary changes.

4. Parents and students will be informed of the placement for the school year in late August.

Occasionally, parents have concerns regarding the needs of their child or specific circumstances. If there is a concern, parents may bring a letter to my attention (NO EMAILS) with information regarding their child’s learning style and specific educational needs by no later than Friday, April 27. Please do not make specific teacher requests as we do not accept requests. Please be aware that once classroom assignments are emailed in late August, changes will not be made. We feel confident that with our current classroom assignment process, each student will be placed in a classroom that will allow him/her to have a successful year.

Janice Brzezinski, Principal


Each spring our third, fourth, and fifth graders participate in the standardized state assessment, the M-STEP. The purpose of this assessment is to: 1) Provide state, district, and building data to determine the effectiveness of our programming; and 2) Provide parents and teachers with individual student performance data. Third through fifth grade students will take an online English Language Arts (ELA) and Math assessment on their iPads. In addition, fifth grade will be taking a Science Field Test and a two part Social Studies assessment. All testing will take place in the morning.

The testing dates for fifth grade assessments will be Mon 4/16, Wed 4/18, Thu 4/19, Tue 4/24

The testing dates for fourth grade assessments will be Thu 5/10, Thu 5/17

The testing dates for third grade assessments will be Mon 4/30, Wed 5/2

Mrs. Brzezinski


The spring visit is a follow-up fire safety education lesson consisting of 15 minutes for each class of students in their regular classroom. This is directly followed with an additional 15 minutes in the Fire Safety House.

**** **** **** 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. Please contact the office if you are interested. (248) 823-3500.

**** **** **** HELP WANTED IN FOOD SERVICE **** **** ****

The Troy Schools Food Service Department, which is contracted by the Sodexo Corporation, is gearing up to expand our Food Service Staff by seeking friendly people willing to fill various vacancies that are responsible for providing lunches to the students of the Troy School District. Not to worry if you haven’t had previous experience, as “on the job” training will be provided!

Depending on the school, the hours would primarily be during the middle of the day and would range from 3 to 4 hours a day. And you would be earning some extra money while your students are in school! We are especially seeking elementary cooks, which does have more hours. So, come join our team by calling 248-823-5089, or email Nicole Gervais at ngervais@troy.k12.mi.us, or come into the office at the Service Center, 4420 Livernois, Troy 48098 for an application. I look forward to hearing from you!

Gayle M. Moran, Director, General Manager Sodexo Corporation



Golf Lessons (grades K-5) 6510-18S05 Tuesday 04/10/2018 - 05/29/2018 3:40 - 4:40 PM Hill - Gym

Chess Wizards- Strategies for Life! 6051-18S05 Tuesday 04/10/2018 - 05/29/2018 3:40 - 4:40 PM Hill - LGI

Cheer/Dance/Pom 6055-18S05 Friday 04/13/2018 - 06/01/2018 3:40 - 4:40 PM Hill - Gym

Drawing with Young Rembrandts 6210-18S05 Monday 04/16/2018 - 06/04/2018 3:40 - 4:40 PM Hill - Art

Floor Hockey 7016-18S02 Wednesday 04/18/2018 - 05/23/2018 3:40 - 4:40 PM Hill - Gym



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.

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