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Community Meeting Announcements September 24, 2021


Community Meeting Announcements
September 24, 2021



Reminder: Cross Country practice is cancelled today.

Today we watched an incredible video produced by Jonah Lynn. A special thank you to Jonah for putting together a beautiful video from the Washington State Trip this past summer.


The Back-to-School Cookout- Tonight!
We hope that you will join us for a Back to School Picnic tomorrow. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the school, we're making the celebration a little bigger by including alumni, former faculty, trustees and the founding Fisher Family to dedicate Fisher Hall. The general schedule is as follows:

3:30- Faculty/Alumni vs. Soccer Team game on the Soccer Field

4:30- Cookout
The Hill Top Community gathers to kick-off this memorable school year.

5:00- Fisher Hall Dedication
The Fisher Family with Dr. Elissa Fisher will join us as we honor their commitment to Hill Top Prep.

5:30- Dessert Reception
Take some time to reconnect with the Founding Family and other HIll Top Community with a celebratory cake.

Please plan to attend with your whole family – grandparents, friends and alumni are all invited!

If you would like your child to stay after school to watch the soccer game and then meet your child at the cookout, an email giving your student permission must be sent by the morning of 9/24. (This excludes soccer team members). I will then notify afternoon transportation accordingly. All students who will be staying will be attending the soccer game. If we don't receive an email, we will assume that your child should take their regular transportation home.

Spirit of the Hawk
Mr. Cohen awarded Sam Bullock with a Spirit of the Hawk for Leadership. Yesterday, the students were forced to stay in the gym for an extra 10 minutes because of the storm. This was unexpected and students were agitated so Sam Bullock organized a soccer game to help the time go by faster. Congratulations Sam!

KYW News Program for High School Students
Mrs. Gillespie announced that KYW news has a program for high school students interested in journalism and radio production. Students in 11th or 12th grade who would like to learn how the radio industry works should speak with Mrs. Gillespie. Students may have an opportunity to create their own news story that would be broadcasted on the air!


Visiting Family
On Monday, we will have a family from the Lower Merion school district touring Hill Top. They are looking at the middle school for their son.

ArtWorks- The deadline to register for the fall session for Artworks is today.

Artworks is our after school program for students in ninth grade through Horizons. Ms Gulczynski announced that the first session of the ArtWorks- String Art, after school art activity will begin on Tuesday, 9/28. Registration forms are in the mansion lobby. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gulczynski at agulczynski@hilltopprep.org.

SAGA Meeting Today
What it is: a group aimed around acceptance and support of all people, and learning more about identity expressions.
Club name: SAGA
Stands for: Sexuality and Gender Acceptance
Meetings: every Friday during mentor period in UL7, Ms. Ortiz’s room.
Students with questions, please see Ms. Ortiz, Mr. Peselli, or Mr. Clarke.

Attendance Procedure
We will follow the attendance procedure we implemented last year. If there is any change in your child's attendance, please email attendance@hilltopprep.org or call 610-527-3230. We will not be requiring hand-written notes, but do need a parent to either email or call in order to make a change. A change may be a late arrival, early dismissal, or absence in either online or in-person attendance.

Parents Corner:


All Parents/Guardians Breakfast- 9/28

Please join us for the parents/guardians breakfast hosted by the Hill Top PA:

Tuesday, September 28
8:30am - 9:30am
Head’s Residence

RSVP here: https://www.hilltopprep.org/apps/form/PABreakfast

We look forward to seeing you there!