Community Meeting Announcements
Monday, December 16, 2019
Today’s After School Activities are Cancelled because of possible Inclement Weather
Homework Club- Cancelled
Middle School Art Club- Cancelled
Hill Top had an amazing Friday night with our annual performance event, Art Soup! Although the weather was dreary, students were able to shine through performances of poetry, singing, artistic designs, and musical compositions. We had a special performance from the duo Maddy & Austin (Positive Thoughts) as well as the Art Soup debut of our faculty band, Hot Mess. Thanks to all who came out to support our school!
Congratulations to Ella Ferris who has been accepted to Saint Joe’s University with a generous scholarship!
Middle School & 9th Grade Academy Party-12/20
The Middle School and the 9th Grade Academy is having a party on Friday at 12:40 pm. There will be lots of treats and fun activities.
Skiing Snowboarding and Tubing Trip- 1/10 & 2/7
Mr. Van Dyke has sent home an email with the Skiing & Riding Club trip information. Look for the trip form attached to Mr. Van Dyke’s email. Students interested in the Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing trip should return forms by 12/20. Forms are also available in the school lobby. Contact Mr. Van Dyke with questions regarding the field trips at email@example.com.
Winter White Out Dance-Ticket Design Contest-1/25
The Winter White Out Dance will take place on Saturday, January 25th at Hill Top. 9th through 12th graders interested in submitting a ticket design for this event should sign up on the contest sheet hanging in the Snapple room.
Horticulture Club Fundraiser 12/11 - 12/17
This holiday season, rather than sending merry tweets, let's send each other joyful sweets!
Hill Top Horticulture will be selling Happy Holiday Grams. Surprise your friends or yourself with a sweet treat and a jolly note right before break.
Cookie grams are being sold for $1 each or 2 candy cane grams for $1. The sale will run through Tuesday December 17th with Holiday grams being delivered on Friday December 20th.
Parents who wish to order a Happy Holiday Gram can give their money to Mrs. Barnes along with your choice of cookie or candy canes. Please include what you would like to have written on your holiday gram tag. Cookie choices include Pappy's Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Sugar, and Snowballs. Candy Canes are from Spangler and free of the top common allergens and gluten free. Please contact Mrs. Stretch with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Winterfest at the Delaware River Rink- 12/20
Our next Fun Friday trip will be to WINTERFEST at the Delaware River Rink at Penn’s Landing on December 20th. We're looking forward to a fun night of ice skating, festive holiday music, and hot chocolate.
The cost is $40 and includes admission, skate rental, and bus transportation. Please contact Mr. Betteridge with any questions at email@example.com.
Philadelphia Zoo’s Unless Project
The eighth graders have been participating in the Philadelphia Zoo’s Unless Contest, which highlights an endangered animal and helps protect it. To help our efforts in the Unless Contest, please bring in aluminum cans and plastic bottles to school by Friday, December 20th for the Upcycle Art Sale, which will be in January. There are boxes in the gym and in the Snapple room to place your donations. Contact Ms. Gulczynski with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Middle School Student Council Promoting Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on Amazon Smile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate half of a percent of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
The MSSC is supporting a sign-up campaign for students, faculty, family and friends to go to Smile.Amazon.com and designate Hill Top as your non-profit charity. It is important to type Hill Top Preparatory NOT Hill Top Prep; otherwise, our school does not appear in the search.
It’s free to sign up, fun to shop and free money for Hill Top.
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.
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.
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.