The UpHill For the week of 11/20/17

Dear Hill Parents:

In the coming weeks at Hill...

Tuesday, November 21

4th Grade - Sheepshank Sam / Lumberjack Day

Last call for "Step Up To The Plate" receipts.

Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24

Thanksgiving Recess, NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 28

9:45am-1:15pm - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Troy Historical Village

Wednesday, November 29

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

K-12 Early Release Day: Hill will dismiss at 12:40pm - PM: Teacher Professional Development.

Thursday, November 30

1:00-2:00pm - Troy Community Coalition presents: "Choose Wisely" to 4th graders. Presented jointly by the Coalition and Troy Police, this classroom program for 4th graders teaches responsible decision-making and behavior.

End of the first marking period. Report cards will be available for parents to view on HAC (Home Access Center) December 8th. The second marking period ends March 8th.

Friday, December 1

K-5 Students Only - NO SCHOOL (teacher workday)

Monday, December 4

Scholastic Book Fair Week - Preview Day (Media Center)

Tuesday, December 5

Scholastic Book Fair Week - Sales for 2B Classes (Media Center)

Wednesday, December 6

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

Scholastic Book Fair Week - Sales for 2C Classes (Media Center)

Thursday, December 7

9:00am--8:00pm Book Fair Sales (Media Center)

5:00-8:00pm - Chris Cakes "Flying Pancake" Dinner (Café)

Friday, December 8

5th Grade to see movie "Wonder" (AMC Theatre)

Thursday, December 21

Last day before winter recess

Friday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 2

K-12 Winter recess, NO SCHOOL


This week, Hill Huskies participated in the One Troy Read Aloud! During the month of November, every elementary school in Troy is reading and discussing books by our featured illustrator, Christian Robinson. One of those books is Last Stop on Market Street, an award-winning picture book written by Matt de la Pena. This week during Husky Teams, every student heard this book read aloud and discussed the theme of gratitude. Then, partners were able to share their thinking by creating short videos about the book using Flipgrid.


Now that colder weather is upon us...

Troy School District policy states that there will be inside line-up/recess when temperatures are below 15°. If temperatures are between 15° and 19°, the wind chill factor will be considered. The decision to hold indoor or outdoor line-up/recess is made according to the weather at the time of line-up/recess.

  • Above 20°F - Line-Up/Recess is held outside
  • From 15-19°F - Wind chill factor will determine - Go by "feels like" temperature
  • Below 15°F - Line-Up/Recess held Inside

It is important that children dress appropriately: boots, hats, gloves/mittens and a warm coat and snow pants when necessary (PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILD'S NAME INSIDE THEIR COAT AND SNOW PANTS). Our goal is to allow children to get exercise and fresh air whenever possible, so please prepare your children for outside activity every day. It's also a good idea to keep an extra pair of socks in your child's backpack in case their socks get wet.

All students are expected to participate in recess. Fresh air, physical play and exercise helps develop fitness and is important to children’s ability to focus during learning times. Generally, if a child is well enough to attend school, he/she is well enough to go outside for a short recess period to take a break and get some fresh air.



Congratulations to the following 1st Grade Hill Artists who currently have artwork on display at the Troy School District Administration Building: Elaria T., Milena T., Mehveen L. and Anya K.


The Hill Library Media Center has a new Lego Wall and and are still collecting Lego's! Please include your child’s name and teacher so we can be sure to thank them for their donation!

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