Hilton School News
- Tuesday, April 30-Reading Assessment, 9:30-12:00
- Thursday, May 2-Math Assessment, 9:30-12:00
- Get a good night's sleep;
- Eat a nutritious breakfast;
- Avoid unnecessary absences, if possible; and,
- Give your child positive, encouraging thoughts.
The week of March 18th is sure to be a fun one at Hilton Elementary! This year’s Right To Read Week/Book Fair theme is Scholastic Story Laboratory. The students will be reading nonfiction science books, conducting daily science experiments and participating in a school-wide Coin Challenge to support All-For-Books! Our High School students will be arriving in the morning of Friday, March 22 for Science DZ, and the fun-filled day will end in the evening with our Book Fair and Art Show. Our students will become ‘Readioactive’ the week of March 18-22!
We kicked off our right to read week with a fabulous assembly filled with fun and exciting science experiments presented by two college science professors with a little help from our own resident mad scientist, Mr. Martin! Thank you to Mrs. Ryan and the PSO for organizing this and making it possible! Another big thank you goes to Mrs. Zunich for creating or wonderful lobby reading lab where students can go and read with their class, as well as , organizing our daily coin challenge. All the money collected goes to All-For-Books.
All for Books™ provides an easy and effective way to unite the school community and provide more books for kids and teachers. All funds collected through All for Books are used to buy more books from the Book Fair. Funds can be used to:
- Give more students a chance to participate in the Book Fair.
- Add books to the school library.
- Help teachers build and refresh their classroom libraries.
- Donate to another school or community organization in need of books.
Each year, thousands of schools across the country participate in All for Books. Scholastic matches the monetary donations schools generate, with a donation of up to one million books to two national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping kids and families in need: Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. and the Kids In Need Foundation.
Congratulations to music teacher Rachel Burkholder and the second grade at Hilton for another successful and entertaining musical! This year the musical was called NUTS and was all about the circle of life within a woodland community! And what a fitting theme since next week is Hilton's Right to Read week during which the theme is science! Second grade way to get us ready for our Right to Read festivities!
As most of you know February is National Heart Health awareness month. Here at Hilton the students participated in a fundraiser for the American Heart Association called Jump Rope for Heart. It was organized by our own physcial education teacher Amy Mauceri. Overall the students raised $3,936.15!! Fantastic!! The top student fundraiser was Grace Hunt who brought in a whopping $275.00!! Thank you Miss Mauceri for organizing such a successful fundraiser and helping our students understand and appreciate the value of keeping active and staying in shape! A healthy heart is a happy heart!!
Hilton second grader, "Principal Shefali" earned the privilege of being "Principal for a Day" on Thursday, February 14, 2013. She earned this by putting only three tickets in the "Girl Principal for a Day" basket at the Fun-n-Stuff PSO fundraiser. She has been fulfilling all the the duties of principal and more. She has taken time out of her busy day to read with a number of kindergarten and 1st grade classes! Congratulations on this achievement and on a job well done Principal Shefali!