The Husky's Howl Week 26- 3/18/19

Reading Madness: As each classroom works hard to read this month, the minutes are recorded on this hallway display. Which class will read the most? Keep reading Huskies you can do it!

More Reading Madness

Hill Readers are having fun each day throughout our school during the month of March. Our philosophy of teaching reading includes two parts: foster the LOVE of reading and teach the SKILLS of reading. This month we have focused on loving reading with these great opportunities.

  • Cozy Reading with Coach Pawlus
  • Weekly Reading Logs and prizes
  • Book reviews featured on Station K.I.D.S.
  • Throwback Thursday
  • Reading with your buddy class
  • Cozy Reading Day
  • Tournament of Books
  • Read in the dark day
  • Mystery Readers, guest readers and much more!

Ask your child what their favorite part of this month has been and work to incorporate the love of reading into your home with their help.

I would like to thank all of the teachers that have planned, organized, and helped make March Is Reading Month fun for all students. You are the best!

Second Grade Restaurant Opening

The Hill second graders have been learning about the economy in social studies. We’ve got a special culminating event coming up next week, and YOU’RE INVITED! To give students a real experience with jobs, budgets, investors, profits, etc. we are planning a restaurant. Yes, that’s right, each second grade classroom will be transformed into a restaurant… for one morning only! Come see us at our GRAND OPENING, and bring cash – these young entrepreneurs mean business! Please mark your calendars!

  • WHERE: Hill Elementary, Rooms 21, 22, and 23
  • WHEN: March 28th, 9:30 – 11:00 am
  • WHY: To create a memorable learning experience.

Second grade students even made their own commercials to advertise! Check them out at the links below:

Hill M-Step Schedule

Parents of third, fourth and fifth graders: The M-STEP Assessment begins when we return from Spring Break. To view the schedule and information about this state mandated test, please read the letter linked below.

TSD Late Pick Up Policy

Beginning April 8, 2019, children not picked up in a timely manner after dismissal will be designated as a Late Pick-Up situation. Parents will be charged $60 for supervision of their child and be given a Late Pick-Up Packet that must be completed and returned to the school office. This CARE Late Pick-Up Registration does not guarantee ongoing enrollment in CARE. This packet must be completed to comply with state licensing policy. Note: the registration packet will contain a letter with greater details.

5 Tips for teaching your Child Boundaries

Many of us think of boundaries as the lines on a sports field. They mark the line that you don’t cross to avoid going out of bounds, stopping the game, or getting penalized. Boundaries in healthy relationships can be understood in much the same way. It’s like drawing a line that you don’t want someone to cross and telling them it is not ok to treat you a certain way – and it works both ways. In relationships, that might sound something like, “I want you to stop calling me that nickname, I don’t like it” or “I don’t want you to touch me that way.”

So, it’s important for your kids to not only set boundaries for themselves but to also respect the boundaries that others set. As parents, you can help guide your kids down this path and set an example for them. Setting boundaries teach people how to be in healthy relationships with you. Learning these skills early will help your kids know what to do in future relationships Here are 5 things to teach your kids when helping them understand boundaries.

1. Ask what needs to be diff­erent. - Before setting a boundary, your child needs to figure out what needs to change. Have them think about what feels bad and what they wish wouldn’t happen anymore. Getting clarity is the first step to setting boundaries.

2. Make the message clear. - If you are setting a boundary with someone, they should know exactly what you want or don’t want. It is important to use clear and firm language and not words like “maybe”, “it would be nice if”, or “I think”. Each of these examples water down what’s being asked.

3. Be consistent and follow through. - This can be hard. Aft­er a boundary has been set, it may or may not be respected by others and you may have to protect your boundary. If someone continues to disrespect the boundary, it’s important to let them know every time that it’s not ok.

4. Treat others how you want to be treated. - A way to help other kids understand something is to model it. If your child wants people to respect their boundaries, then they need to respect the boundaries of others. It is important to teach your kids to respect boundaries and not be a boundary violator. Boundary setting and respecting go two ways.

5. Remember NO means NO. - Everyone has a right to set their own boundaries. Sometimes boundaries won’t make sense to your child. Just because something may not seem like a big deal to them, doesn’t mean it isn’t an issue for someone else. If someone sets a boundary with your kids, it is not ok for them to try and find a way around it. Respect for boundaries is a two-way street.

Boundary setting and respecting is an important skill for people of all ages to learn. It is vital to healthy, lasting relationships.

This article is published by Family First and All Pro Dad. Copyright © 2019.

5th Grade Troy Fitness Run

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A Note from the Hill Library Media Center

It has been brought to our attention that we have many students who enjoy visiting the Troy Public Library, along with the Hill Library Media Center. This makes us very happy! However, we do need to ask that when returning books to either library that extra care is taken and the book is being returned to the correct library. We have had many of our Hill books returned to the Troy Public Library and it is not the easiest process getting our books returned or returning books back to the Troy Public Library. Please look carefully at your books to see if the barcode says Troy Public Library and starts with 31273 OR if it says one of the Hill Media Center and has a number that starts with 33318 so you can then return your books to the correct library.

For more information about the Hill Library Media Center please visit our Website!

Warm Weather Dress Code Policy

We want students to be as comfortable as possible while attending school, yet we request that their clothing be appropriate for a school environment. Please follow these guidelines in helping your child dress appropriately for school.

  • Students should not wear short shorts, cutoffs, or high-cut athletic shorts.
  • Students (boys and girls) should not wear halter tops or midriff tops. Spaghetti-strap tops should also not be worn.
  • Clothing that advertises alcohol, cigarettes, or that have inappropriate sayings or language are not to be worn to school.
  • Sandals, slides, flip flops, clogs, roller shoes, and high heels are discouraged since they do not offer sufficient protection for the feet while children are playing at recess.

No School: March 29—April 7

Classes will resume Monday, April 8.

Drop Off Reminders

  • Please pull forward as far as you can BEFORE letting your child out of the car. This will help us get more cars in the drop off lane and get students into school faster.
  • Please encourage your child to have everything ready as you approach the drop off lane, this will also help us to keep traffic moving.
  • Please note the first bell rings at 8:34. Students may not to enter the building before that time.
  • MONDAY 3/25 - Kaiser Studio Fun Day Pictures
  • WEDNESDAY 3/27 - K-12 - Early Release Day - Dismissal at 12:39pm
  • WEDNESDAY 3/27 - Oakland County Outdoor Warning System Test - 1:00pm
  • FRIDAY 3/29 - FRIDAY 4/5 - K-12 Spring Break
  • MONDAY 5/6 - FRIDAY 5/10 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • WEDNESDAY 5/15 - Box Tops Due
  • THURSDAY 5/16 - PTO Meeting
  • FRIDAY 5/31 - Hill PTO Family Fun Fair

Shari Pawlus - Principal - Hill Elementary


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