Community Meeting Announcements
Friday, November 15, 2019
Today’s After School Activities
Cross Country- pick up at 4:50 pm
As we are now into the winter months, here are a few things to remember regarding transportation and school closings. If you child takes school district transportation, please make sure that you pay attention to your individual school district’s instructions. If your district is delayed, your child’s bus will be delayed, if your district is closed, your child will not have transportation to Hill Top. If Hill Top is open and your district is closed, your child’s absence will not be counted as a day out of school. If Hill Top closes due to the weather, you will receive an automated phone call letting you know the status of the day. In addition, you will see the information on our school’s website, and all of the major TV stations will have our school name and status on the “crawl” at the bottom of the screen. Our school phone message will have the information as well. Please contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter sports registration forms have been emailed home. Students may also pick up a hard copy at the reception desk. The forms are due back no later than Monday, November 18th. Please contact Mr. Van Dyke with any questions at email@example.com.
A family from Philadelphia visited Hill Top this morning to learn about the middle school for their daughter for next year.
Fun Friday- Philly Rock Gym & SkyZone- 11/22
The Philly Rock Gym & SkyZone trip will take place on Friday, November 22nd. The cost for this trip is 45.00. Students will have a choice of participating in either SkyZone or Philadelphia Rock Gym. Each program is limited to 20 students, and the cost includes 2 hours of jumping/climbing and all necessary training and equipment. Registration forms will be emailed home today, and are also available at the reception desk. Please contact Mr. Betteridge with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Pilot Program: "Day Off STEM Camp"-11/25
Mr. Betteridge announced a new pilot program at Hill Top called "Day Off STEM Camp." This is an opportunity for our students to attend a full-day STEM-based workshop on Hill Top's campus when school is otherwise closed. These will be self-contained workshops that follow a schedule similar to the regular school day and run from 8:30am to 3:30pm. An email with more details about this program has been sent home to parents. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Betteridge at email@example.com.
Plastic Bottle Caps Needed
Bob DiTore is asking for your help in collecting bottle caps for his Project Vortex assignment. The collection bin is in the mansion lobby. Thank you!
Soles4Souls’ Shoe Collection
Hill Top is collecting new and gently used shoes. Donated shoes will be repurposed and distributed through Soles4Souls’, a micro-enterprise program that create jobs in Haiti, Honduras and other developing nations. The program helps individuals start small businesses.
Jared Miller is supporting his brother Zachary with this service project. The collection bin is in the mansion lobby. Thanks in advance for your help!
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
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. Barnes’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.
Updated Hill Top Job Board
The Hill Top Job Board has been updated with part time/seasonal positions. The board is located in the Upper Linden hallway and is divided into the 5 surrounding counties. The jobs posted are suitable positions for students. 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. Gillespie 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.
At the 2019-2020 Hackathon event, students will be confronted with a real world problem that requires collaboration and innovation to develop creative solutions. In an effort to address global challenges and achieve a better future, the Hackathon problem is based on the United Nations global goals. Sponsored by the DCIU intermediate unit. See Mrs. Gillespie for details.
The 24 Challenge is a tournament-style competition organized around the 24 Game. The competition is for students in grades 4-8, sponsored by the DCIU intermediate unit.
Over a period of months preceding the event, teachers use the 24 game in their classrooms to help students hone their mathematics skills. Then, using the official rules made available through DCIU- Schools or districts hold local or district-wide playoffs to determine which students will advance to the Championship Event! See Mrs. Gillespie for details.
Ice Cream Bingo is a fun, all school, all family event. Don’t miss it!
Saturday, November 16
Food, Fun and Prizes!!!
Happy Birthday to Jason Cola & Lorenzo Polillo!