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The Husky's Howl Week 7 - 10/8/18

Principal's Message

Hello Husky Families,

Happy Fall Friday! Chilly weather is here and I'm enjoying the cooler weather as it means cider mills, pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween! What are your families fall favorites?

It was a great week of learning in the Hill community. At the dinner table, ask your students specific questions about their learning throughout the day. Sometimes asking a vague questions like "what did you do today?" is overwhelming for students because there was so much so it is easier to say...nothing. But we know that is not true. Instead try asking more specific questions such as...

  • What are you writing about during writing workshop?
  • What book are you reading?
  • What is your favorite part of the day? Why?
  • What is something your teacher did today that made you laugh/smile?
  • What is something you are struggling with right now?
  • Who are your best friend(s) at school? Why do you like him/her?

Conversation at the dinner table, in the car on the way to practice, or while walking through the grocery store is a great way to get your child talking and to hear about what is happening each day at school.

In this week's issue of the Husky's Howl, you will find jog-a-thon donation updates, school dance information, parent teacher conference sign up link and more!

Have a great weekend!

Shari Pawlus

Jog-a-thon Fundraiser UPDATE

Thank you so much for all the donations that keep rolling in from the Jog-a-thon. We met our first goal and as promised I "dyed" my hair red for a day. Next up I will get a pie in the face on the morning announcements because we met and exceeded our building benchmark goal of $8000. In fact, right now we are at $10, 500. Please see the pictures below for my red hair, other Jog-a-thon goals and the thermometer keeping track of all our donations. Tune in next week as I will post the video of the pie in the face that will also air on the morning announcements. Remember, we are still working toward a school goal of $18,000 and I will be slimed, $20,000 and the students get a surprise. I know we can do it!

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign- Up

The online scheduling system PTCFast is available for parents to secure times(s) for fall conferences. Conferences are being held Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25th from 1:00-4:00p and 5:00-8:00p. Conferences are 15 minutes in length with 5 minutes travel time between conferences for those who have more than one child at Hill. Please click this link below to sign up with your child's teacher.

Veterans' Day Program

Calling all Veterans! If you are a Veteran or have a loved one that has served in the armed forces the Hill Huskies would like to honor you! We are having a Veterans’ Day celebration November 9th and would like to reach out to Veterans in our community or families of Veterans interested in participating. If you would like more information about the program or would like to get involved, please email Mrs. Muzljakovish at kmuzljakovich@troy.k12.mi.us.

Halloween Costume Reminders

Halloween Costumes have been on sale at Costco since August, and if you're kids are anything like mine they have been begging you to buy them one since they arrived in stores. As you purchase costumes please keep the following in mind....

  • Please do not plan a costume that is ghoulish, morbid or in any way offensive. No masks are to be worn.
  • Please do not plan a costume that is excessively frightening to younger children.
  • Toy guns, knives or other weapons may not be worn, even if it is a part of your child’s costume. The crowded nature of the parades and parties makes such weapons a potential hazard.
  • 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.

The district will be collecting fleece ahead of time at parent/teacher conferences for the district MLK Day of Service. TSD students will be making blankets for children, veterans, and adults in need. Please consider donating Fleece and bringing it to parent/teacher conferences in October. We will have a box in our front lobby for fleece donations.

Hill Hoedown

October Events

  • TUESDAY 10/2/18 2:30 - JAT kick-off assembly
  • WEDNESDAY 10/3/18 - Count Day
  • THURSDAY 10/4/18 7:00pm - A.L.I.C.E. Parent Information Meeting (Smith Middle School)
  • FRIDAY 10/5/18 - Hill Jog-a-Thon
  • TUESDAY 10/9/18 7:00pm – A.L.I.C.E. Parent Information Meeting (Boulan Park Middle School)
  • WEDNESDAY 10/10/18 7:00pm – A.L.I.C.E. Parent Information Meeting (Baker Middle School)
  • THURSDAY, 10/11/18 7:00pm – A.L.I.C.E. Parent Information Meeting (Larson Middle School)
  • THURSDAY, 10/18/18 7:00pm - PTO Meeting
  • MONDAY, 10/22/18 - 1st, 3rd, 5th grade Troy Fire Department Fire Safety
  • WEDNESDAY, 10/24/18 - 1/2 Day; Parent Teacher Conferences
  • THURSDAY, 10/25/18 -1/2 Day; Parent Teacher Conferences
  • WEDNESDAY, 10/31/18 - Halloween Parade & Parties

Shari Pawlus - Principal - Hill Elementary

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