--PTO Cookie Dough sale- October 23-November 2
--October 23-Hillview Photo Day
Please note! The board of education work session to discuss the district's reserve fund accounts has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in the board room at Central Avenue School.
We had a fantastic transition into a brand new school year. September provided us with a perfect time to learn new routines, along with the ability to reunite with good friends at school. Parents also had a nice opportunity to visit the school, meet with teachers and learn about the curriculum at our September 21st Open House. I am pleased to share that ninety-one percent of our Hillview families were represented that evening.
P.A.R.P. (Parents as Reading Partners) begins in October. P.A.R.P. serves as a great way for parents to support their child’s love of reading. Students who participate in P.A.R.P. have a chance to win a ride to school on a Bowmansville fire truck. Each month, several qualifying students are chosen randomly to participate in the “Read to Ride” Program. While on the Bowmansville fire truck, these students are escorted by firefighters and one of our lucky Hillview staff members. This motivational reading program has proudly existed at Hillview for over ten years. In addition, Hillview educators recommend other ideas to support young learners at home: read often with your child, visit the public library and borrow a variety of fiction and non-fiction book choices. Write about the story or the informational text in a special notebook. Practice math fact flash cards to enhance fact fluency. Keep a math journal so that your child can author real world math problems. We appreciate all the ways that parents/guardians support our students beyond the school day.
Hillview will celebrate kindness and caring on the bus with our school’s first Peace Bus Program meeting at 8:50 am on Wednesday, October 4th. During Peace Bus meetings, students meet with their bus drivers, Hillview staff members and fellow bus riders to create goals for the bus. This initiative also promotes a positive culture, while reinforcing appropriate behaviors and safety on the school bus. As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, our Character Safari Program celebrates friendship and teamwork in October. We acknowledge and celebrate character traits and our love for reading at our “Gift of the Month” assemblies throughout the school year. Every classroom receives a character-themed book before the assemblies, and then the entire school meets to discuss and review the characters traits that were discovered in the books. Classes also take turns performing brief presentations about the books.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, October 19th at our Family Fall Festival and Theme Basket Raffle from 6-7:30 pm. There will be entertainment in the auditorium and allergy safe snacks will be available in the cafeteria. Students can wear Halloween costumes and receive “trick or treat” prizes in the first wing. A couple of food trucks will also be parked in the bus loop in case you would like to have an outdoor dinner that evening with your family. We are grateful to our PTO for organizing and hosting this fun and memorable event for our families.
Please remember that due to student food allergies, food items/treats cannot be shared in the cafeteria if you are visiting your child during lunches. All food items must be checked by Mrs. Bacher, our school nurse, before anything is distributed to students. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please consider following us on Twitter using the name “HillviewES.” Many fun and exciting moments are captured on our Twitter feed. We look forward to enjoying the first full month of autumn at school!