You may have noticed boxes in the lobby marked “Haiti Toy Donations.” A few third graders approached me and asked if they could do a toy drive for children in Haiti. Years ago, we donated $2,200 to a gentleman in Haiti by the name of Wayne Evans (a friend of Diana Madar working in Haiti) who used the money to repair life sustaining wells that were destroyed in the earthquake. Wayne visited Hilton a few weeks ago and gave a short presentation on what kind of toys children need/like in Haiti. It’s NOT cell phones, Play Stations, or iPods. The children in Haiti LOVE simple toys like kites, balloons, and Frisbees. Wayne has connections to a pre-school/nutrition center in Haiti that will assist in distributing the toys to outlying villages. Please help. Thank you!
Wow! What a great final assembly Hilton had today! Basketball Jones visited us http://jimbasketballjones.com/assemblies/elementary He had ALL students TOTALLY engaged and listening for over an hour! Basketball Jones reinforced very important character concepts such as kindness, respect, putting others first, responsibility, patient listening, trying your best, and never giving up. Thank you Sue Ryan for some awesome assemblies over the years, but this one tops the list! Also, thank you Hilton PSO for making this possible!
At Hilton, we love our WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS! We could not do what we do each and every day without the valuable help and assistance from our volunteers. Whether it’s helping out in the cafeteria or recess, assisting with work in the classrooms, taking students on Habitat Hikes, or setting/cleaning up before and after a Hilton Family event, we truly appreciate everything you do! Because Hilton has the “Sweetest Volunteers” the staff at Hilton would like to say THANK YOU to all the volunteers who have helped throughout the school year. Please join us in the Media Center for a ”Sweet” luncheon Tuesday, May 14 at 11:30 (after the PSO Meeting). Click here to download and print the RSVP appreciation invite 2013 Hope to see you there! HURRY! RSVP by May 9!
As a convenience to our families, the Hilton PSO for the last few years has worked with a school supplies company to offer our Hilton families “One-Stop Shopping” for school supplies. If you’d like, you can take advantage of this by clicking on this link: http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/ Be sure to enter 44141 as the zip code, choose boy or girl K-2nd, and by last name for 3rd. The DEADLINE is June 30.
Hilton was treated to a wonderful school-wide assembly by the Cleveland Playhouse today! The story was “Margie & Mike” http://www.clevelandplayhouse.com/new-ground-theatre-festival/2012-2013/margie-and-mike THANK YOU Sue Ryan of the Hilton PSO for organizing this wonderful event!
March 16, 2013 | | Leave a Comment
March 18-22 is Right-to-Read week at Hilton. It’s a BUSY, BUSY, BUSY week for everyone! On March 22, we will have our annual Art Show and Book Fair from 5:00-8:00. During the week, there will be lots of fun literacy activities for the students. Our Right-to-Read week theme is SCIENCE!
Dear Hilton Community: February 22, 2013
It gives us great pleasure to announce the kickoff of the New Hilton Playground Project! While many of you may have heard that the Hilton PSO, Hilton School, and the BBHCSD are planning this wonderful and important project for our children, this letter constitutes its official beginning. Allow us to briefly outline the purpose, vision and initial needs of the New Hilton Playground Project.
Why do we need a new playground at Hilton?
The current Hilton playground was last renovated in 1993 – making much of the playground equipment unsound and outdated. As a result, the playground is not nearly as safe as it should be, not effective for recreational physical activity, and not in compliance with ADA standards (and therefore not available to all students.) A new playground would allow ALL of our children to participate in much safer and more effective recreational physical activities – resulting in less injuries, optimum health and wellness, and maximum opportunities for building important life-long social skills.
What do we need to do?
This massive—but extremely vital—project will require an enormous amount of energy, dedication, creativity and persistence from the entire Hilton Community. To complete this project, we will need a) your ideas, insights and talents; b) a dedicated committee to keep this project moving forward; and c) substantial funding efforts.
How will we work out the details?
Because of the scope of this project, there will be many details to consider. But we have many talents and resources in our community, and are encouraging all of you to think about how you can help. Even if you do not have experience with playground design, perhaps you are experienced in construction proposals, concrete, fundraising, grants, the needs of children with disabilities, etc. We believe everyone can contribute at some level!
We realize that many of you will be moving on to Central School next year. Please know that your children – as well as all the other children in the community – will be able to benefit from the new playground after school, on the weekends, and during school breaks.
Our Hilton Community has a long history of putting the needs of our children first and working together to get the job done! Please join us in literally “building” the future for our children! Stay tuned for regular communication on the “New Hilton Playground Project!”
Thank you for your support!
David Martin, Principal Dacia Pitzer, PSO President
It’s been busy at Hilton lately! Recently, we had JRFH (Jump Rope For Heart) where our students, staff and families raised $3,000! Science Discover Zone (topic: life cycle of plants) was a great learning experience in which our very own BBHHS students came down and worked with our elementary children. We had a very successful, fun, and filled-to-capacity Family Bingo Night on February 15. ”Zero the Hero” visited a kindergarten room today as it was the 100th day of school! Thanks to our SUPER Hilton PSO we had Dave Ruch today sing songs from around the world, many of African origin, in our school-wide assembly. Dave Lubinger (high school history teacher) teamed up with Beth Kerzman (2nd grade teacher) to have high school students work with second graders on report writing focusing on historical biographies.
I am happy to announce the Brecksville Center for the Arts is now registering students for its annual After School Art Program. This is an engaging, fun and affordable program. Please consider signing up! Click here to visit the BCA website