Community Meeting Announcements
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Today’s After School Activities
Cross Country- pick up at 4:50 pm
Homework Club- pick up at 5 pm
ArtWorks-pick up at 5 pm
There will be a soccer game on Thursday at Stratford Friends. Parent pickup at Stratford Friends at 4:20 or pickup at Hill Top at 5:00.
CPS Tutor Program
Once again this year, Hill Top students will partner with Community Partnership School for their school’s tutoring program. A group of HT students, accompanied by Mr. Needham, will depart at 12:30 each Wednesday, beginning tomorrow, to go to CPS where they will spend the afternoon working with kindergarten students.
Unity Day Celebration-Tomorrow!
Hill Top’s annual Unity Day will be celebrated tomorrow. 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.
Mock Trial Presentation
Students in American Literature participated in a mock trial today, themed around Poe's classic short story, The Tell-Tale Heart. After researching, writing, and talking about their cases, students presented in front of a group of faculty and staff today in class. The defendants won, though both sides presented wonderful and well-reasoned cases. Congratulations to all!
Admissions Open House
An Admissions Open House will take place tomorrow, October 23rd at 9:30 am.
The Fun Friday trip this Friday 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 email@example.com.
Annual Spooktacular Sleepover- 5th- 8th Graders
This year’s Halloween Sleepover will take place this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Save the date for the premiere winter event at Hill Top! Come out and support our performers and the creativity of our community!
Friday, December 13th at 6:30 pm
Mainline School of Rock
511 Old Lancaster Road #4
Berwyn, PA 19312
Art Soup T-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.
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
The Optimist Club is a 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 today. Please contact Mrs. Navarra or Mrs. Mathis with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Hill Top Job Board
The new and improved Hill Top Job 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 the week of 10/21
10/22 Dean College (MA) https://www.dean.edu/
10/23 Allegheny College (PA) https://allegheny.edu/
10/23 @ 7th period Marist College (NY) https://www.marist.edu/ (must have permission from 7th period teacher)
10/24 University of Hartford ArtSchoo(CT) https://www.hartford.edu/academics/schools-colleges/art/admission/undergraduate-admission.aspx (this rep is speaking only about the art school, not about the university in general)
Bingo Ice Cream Social- 11/16 at 6:30: Fun for the whole family!