Community Meeting Announcements
Friday, February 7, 2020
The Academic Award Ceremony is today at 2:40 pm in the Gym.
If you are attending the ceremony and plan on taking your child home with you at the end of day please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 610-527-3230. This will allow me to get in touch with school districts to notify them of changes in your child’s normal transportation home.
Today’s Skiing Snowboarding and Tubing Trip is Postponed
Contact Mr. Van Dyke with questions at email@example.com.
Congratulations to Griffin Goetz who has been accepted to Thaddeus Stevens College!
Last night, Mr. Penny, Mr. Needham, and the boarding students enjoyed a night out to dinner and a movie!
9th Grade Academy/Upper School Preview
On Tuesday, February 11th from 8:30-9:30am, the 9th Grade Academy/Upper School Preview will take place at Hill Top. Congrats to the following students who are invited to participate in a Q&A panel: Eliott Boettcher, Connor Harvey, Michael Freda, Will Morrissey, and Austin Newbold.
USSC Valentine Card Sale-Next Week
The Upper School Student Council will be selling student designed valentine cards for 1.00 each.
MSSC Valentine’s Candy Sale
All next week after community meeting, the Middle School Student Council will be selling delicious Whitman chocolate hearts for only $1.50 each. No pre-ordering is necessary. Students can buy them for themselves and for friends and family.
Sugar Cookie & Lemonade & Upcycle Art Sale-2/19-2/20
The 8th grade sent out an interest survey to faculty and staff on Monday in preparation for the Lemonade & Cookie sale. Cookies will sell for 2/$1 and lemonade will be $1/cup.
Before winter break, the 8th grade collected donations of aluminum cans and plastic bottles. They turned those donations into products to be sold at the Upcycle Art sale! The products sold will be no more than $3.
The profits from both sales will support the creation of a Monarch Butterfly Garden on Campus.
The sale is scheduled for February 19th and 20th at break after community meeting
Thank you for supporting the 8th grade and the UNLESS contest!
Hill Top Prom
Although it seems early in the year to talk about Prom, plans are being put in place now.
Mr. Sedgwick is currently running a contest to design this year's prom ticket. The contest is open to students in the Upper School, and the prize is one free ticket to the event.
Rules for Prom Ticket Contest
• Ticket size cannot be more than ½ of a regular sheet of paper.
• Ticket must be reproducible--can be digital or scannable.
• Ticket must include the following details:
Hill Top Preparatory Prom 2020
May 8, 7-11 pm
Radnor Valley Country Club
• Add other visual detail, decor, or art as you see fit!
Prize: One free prom ticket.
Due date: last day of Feb.
POETRY TEAM RESUMES
Student poets in grades 9-12 will meet on Thursday’s during mentor period.
Contact Mrs. Selinsky with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated Hill Top Job Board
The Hill Top Job Board has been updated with part time/afterschool and weekend
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.
Box Tops for Education Campaign
We have collected $49.10 made out to Hill Top for the Box Tops for Ed that everybody put in the box on Mrs. Barnes’ desk last year. Thank you for cutting them out.
Now there's an easier way. No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. Here’s how to do it:
Get the free Box Tops app on your phone from the app store.
Tap the scan button and take a photo of your store receipt within 14 days of purchase.
Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically added to our school's earnings online.
All unexpired clipped Box Top coupons are still being accepted. Thank you again for your participation.
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.
Lebanon Valley College is hosting A Day at the Valley on March 27th. This is an opportunity for students to see the campus, sit in on two classes, talk with professors, and sample the food in the cafeteria (their sundae bar gets high marks from past students). Any juniors interested in attending should talk with Mrs. Gillespie. (Any parents interested in attending can email Mrs. Gillespie or go to https://www.lvc.edu/admission-aid/visit-lvc/)
Looking for summer programs on a college campus? This list is updated as programs come in: https://padlet.com/agillespie4/summerprograms
A non-comprehensive collection of test optional schools: https://padlet.com/agillespie4/nosat
Mark your Calendars!
Please join us Wednesday, February 19th for a Mid-Year Breakfast. It’s a great opportunity to catch up and welcome those new to Hill Top. See link below for details and replies.
Happy Birthday to: Mrs.Fitzpatrick 2/7 and, Mrs.Gillespie, 2/9!