Dear Hill Parents:
In the coming weeks at Hill...
Tuesday, October 31
Halloween - parade at 2:00pm, parties following at 2:15pm (see guidelines below)
Wednesday, November 1
K-12 Early Release Day. School will dismiss at 12:40pm. (No lunch is served.)
Thursday, November 2
Kaiser Studio (K-5) picture retake day and preschool picture day (see below)
5th Grade to Warren Community Center to see "James and the Giant Peach"
Sunday, November 5 - Thursday, November 9
"Step Up to the Plate" begins - (See flyer below)
Sunday, November 5
Daylight Savings Time ends - don't forget to set your clocks back one hour
11:00am - 9:00pm - Olga's Restaurant Day @ Big Beaver/John R location (see flyer below)
Tuesday, November 7
Thursday, November 9
5:15pm - Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Recital/Literacy Night (Cafeteria/Classrooms)
Friday, November 10
6:00-9:00pm - PTO Ladies' Night Out Fundraiser (See flyer below)
Monday, November 13
6:15-8:15pm - PTO (5th Grade) Sponsored Skate World Party (see flyer below)
JOG-A-THON (JAT) RESULTS
The final results are in, and the JAT earned over $18,200 for our PTO! A few of the prize winners are listed below:
- Top Dog Trophy Winner: Ms. Mulligan’s room
- 1st Place Top Donator: Nolan Sackrison in Mr. Lenaway’s room wins “Principal for the Day”
- 2nd Place Top Donator: Jack McCarty in Ms. Mulligan’s room wins “Secretary for the Day”
- Skate World Party Winners:
Abbey Pachla in Kindergarten/Ms. Hartley’s room
Lola Piloni in 1st/Mrs. Garner’s room
Tyson Iciek in 2nd/Mrs. Carlin’s room
Jack McCarty in 3rd/Ms. Mulligan’s room
Ethan Hanmer in 4th/Mr. McEvoy’s room
Maia Cromwell in 5th/Mr. Shankin’s room
- The entire first grade donated the most money out of all the grades. They won a free slush from Sonic.
HALLOWEEN PARADES AND PARTIES:
We will hold our Halloween parade and parties on Tuesday, October 31. We will start with the parade at 2:00pm followed by classroom parties at 2:15 pm. Weather permitting, the parade will take place on the track behind the school. If the weather does not cooperate, the parade will be inside. For classrooms that have students with food allergies, please do not send in any food (treats) that have not been approved by the room parent or teacher. Remember, these allergies can be life threatening.
We’d like to remind parents of our school policies regarding costumes:
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. Please do not plan a costume that is ghoulish, morbid, in any way offensive or excessively frightening to younger children. No masks are to be worn. Toy guns, knives or other weapons may not be worn, even if it is a part of your child’s costume.
HALLOWEEN CANDY COLLECTION
Troy Youth Assistance (TYA) is once again doing a collection of unwanted/excess Halloween candy at Hill to donate to other action agencies. Collection runs through Thursday, 11/2. Look for the big orange bin in the office to drop the candy in.
KAISER STUDIO RETAKE DAY
Picture Retake Day (K-5) and Preschool picture day is scheduled for Thursday, November 2. If you are unhappy with your child’s picture or if your child was absent the day pictures were taken, please send your child to school ready to have his/her picture taken. For retakes, your child must return the original package intact and bring it on the day of retakes.
BUILDING AND SITE SINKING FUND 2017
On Tuesday, November 7th , you will be asked to decide an important issue in the November election. The Troy School District is asking voters to consider a 1 mill Building and Site Sinking Fund. This fund would be created at NO INCREASE TO YOUR CURRENT TAX RATE and would allow us to make necessary repairs and refurbishments to HILL ELEMENTARY and the rest of our schools.
If you have questions about this proposal, there is lots of information and a FAQ link on the TSD website:
Or, please reach out to Anne Sackrison or Donna O'Reilly. They have been the Hill representatives for the Citizens and Parents for Education Committee. They would be happy to give you more information about this proposal.
NEWS FROM THE MEDIA CENTER
The Hill Library Media Center has a new Lego Wall and we are looking for Legos!
If you would like to donate to our wall, please send the Legos to school in a zip lock bag.
Please include your child’s name and teacher so we can be sure to thank them for their donation!
Library Book Circulation Policy
Students check out books every other week during library media class. If they forget their books, they may still check out new books. If they forget 2 weeks in a row, they may not check out new books until the old ones are returned.
For a list of book return dates, please click here.
Ms. Apol, Media Specialist/Teacher-Librarian