Community Meeting Announcements
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Today’s After School Activities
Thorncroft- pick up at 4:30 pm at Thorncroft
Fitness Club- pick up at 4:00 pm
Dog Walking Training- pick up at 4:00 pm
Middle School Field Trip-10/17
Tomorrow, the middle school students in grades 5-8 are going to see the play Matilda, by Roald Dahl at the Media Theatre. If the weather allows, we will head to a local park afterward for lunch and fun activities. Please pack a brown bag lunch for your student. We’re looking forward to a great day! Contact Mr. Cohen with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity Day Celebration-10/23
Hill Top’s annual Unity Day will be celebrated on 10/23. Unity Day is a national event to speak out against bullying and stand up for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Students are wearing orange to send a unified message of support. Hill Top's Unity Day event is co-sponsored by the Middle School Student Council, and Upper School Student Council.
Annual Spooktacular Sleepover- 5th- 8th Graders
This year’s Halloween Sleepover will take place on Saturday, October 26th from 6pm until pick-up after breakfast @ 9am on Sunday, October 27th! An email with details of the annual sleepover has been sent to the parents of students in grades 5th-8th. Please contact Ms. Gargiulo at email@example.com with any questions.
2019 Art SoupT-Shirt Design Contest
This year the visual & performing arts department is offering a contest open to all students for the design of this year's Art Soup t-shirt. Students can work traditionally or digitally to create a design and submit it to Ms. Gulczynski. The contest deadline is Monday, October 28th! Any questions, please ask Ms. Gulczynski.
Art Soup is our winter performance event that supports our talented students in House Band, Garage Band, and Poetry Team. The event is taking place on Friday, December 13th this year at Main Line School of Rock. More details about the event coming soon!
Box Tops for Education Campaign
The MSSC has renewed sponsorship of the Box Tops for Education campaign. These are the pink and white coupons found on cereal boxes, other General Mills products, paper products, household cleaning products, and many other products, including food storage products such as Ziplock Bags. The school gets ten cents for each one we submit. It may not sound like much, but it will add up if we take the time to cut them out and bring them in. A collection box will be on Mrs. Stamler’s desk.
We have collected $41.00 from everyone's Box Top coupons. Our goal is to double that by the next collection period in April.
Now there's an easier way to do it. Simply scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online.
See how at BTFE.com. (Your phone should be set to automatically update the Box Tops app.)
All unexpired clipped Box Top coupons are still being accepted.
The next Fun Friday event will take place on Friday, October 25th. The Fun Friday trip will be to The Bates Motel Haunted House, Hayride, and Corn Maze, and is open to the entire student community. The cost of this trip is 60.00, and includes pizza. Students will be leaving at 3:30 pm and returning at 9:30 pm. Information for this event has been sent home. Any questions, please contact Mr. Betteridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hill Top Spirit Scarves!
Hill Top Spirit Scarves will keep you warm this winter while supporting Hill Top's 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit. The Hill Top Horticulture Club is selling school spirit scarves for $15. Quantities are limited! Please contact Mrs. Stretch for details at email@example.com.
Optimist Club- Open to All Hill Top Students
Mrs. Mathis and Mrs. Navarra announced that once again the Optimist Club will begin their community service activity group. All Hill Top students are encouraged to join. The Optimist Club students get involved in outside community service projects both on and off campus in a variety of charitable ways. Beginning today, students may join by signing up on the sheets hanging in the Solarium and the Snapple rooms. The club will meet every other Thursday at lunch time beginning on 10/17. Please contact Mrs. Navarra or Mrs. Mathis with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
POETRY TEAM REHEARSALS BEGIN!!!
Student poets in grades 9-12 must do three things:
1. Submit poetry that you are willing to have edited to Mrs. Selinsky electronically, ASAP.
2. Attend rehearsal every Thursday during Mentor Period. Arrive promptly, bringing a good attitude.
3. Perform at Art Soup on Friday, December 13.
Rewards include fun w/friends, writing, editing, and public speaking experience, pizza, and a tee shirt. Contact Mrs. Selinsky with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hill Top Job Board
Mrs. Navarra unveiled the new and improved Hill Top Job Board. The board is located in the Upper Linden hallway and is divided into the 5 surrounding counties. The jobs posted are suitable for students and are part-time positions. Students who are seeking a job are encouraged to take a posting as well as let Mrs. Navarra know if they have a job to post. Mrs. Navarra also offered to assist any student in seeking employment.
College for a Day workshops - see Mrs. Gillepsie for details!
Social Justice: This session includes four interrelated principles (equity, access, participation, and rights) across the disciplines of Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology. Participants will address each of the four interrelated principles and contribute to meaningful dialogue and discussion of actions steps that can lead to positive change.
Theatre & Creative Writing: From Script to Stage: Do you ever wonder how a play goes from a story on paper to a performance on stage? Join us for a creative writing workshop led by professors from the English and Drama departments at Delaware County Community College.
Career Exploration in Business, Computing Science, & Paralegal Studies: join the Business, Computing Science, and Paralegal Studies departments for an immersive experience and hear from panelists about current and future career opportunities in these fields. Participants will have a chance to network with Delaware County Community College students and faculty and participate in a variety of workshops.
College Visits for this week
10/17 - Immaculata University (PA) https://www.immaculata.edu/
Junior Information Night - Thursday, 10/17 6:30PM
This is a night for all juniors and their families to learn about the college application process, SAT/ACT testing, and graduation project requirements. Students may stay after school for the meeting. Please send a note to Mrs. Stamler. If your student would like pizza for dinner, please send them in with $5.00.
Bingo Ice Cream Social- 11/16 at 6:30: Fun for the whole family!