Greetings Hilltop Families,
We have a few short announcements/reminders as we begin this new week.
Acts of Kindness: This year our newly assembled student council members have chosen to do “Acts of Kindness” as a school service project. Beginning this week, if your child does something kind for someone else they can write it on slips of paper that will be located in your child’s classroom (please see list of ideas on attached paper). Acts of kindness slips will be linked together and will be displayed in the gym during the second semester. Additionally, if you snap a photo of your child doing something kind for someone else we will display it in the gym with their Acts of Kindness slip.
India Mission Trip: We have an opportunity to serve/give to students at the Graceland Adventist School in India next month. Pastor Kris, (Antioch SDA Church Pastor), and his wife, will be going on a mission trip next month to India to help assist in remodeling Graceland Adventist Elementary school. The school is in need of classroom supplies and can use the following new items:
Pencils, pens, erasers, glue sticks, Ziploc freezer bags (quart size), bags of cotton balls, coloring crayons, pipe cleaners, backpacks, rulers, composition books.
If you could help with donating any of these items, please drop them off in the school office by February 8th. We will give the items to the Pastor that week as he heads to India to deliver the school supplies to Graceland Adventist.
Curriculum Fair: Save the date, Thursday January 26 is our school Curriculum Fair in the gym at 7:00pm. This year the theme for the fair is “Social Studies”. Please invite family and friends.
Save the Date: Sunday February, 12. Polynesian Fire Dance and Luau Dinner 5:00pm-8:00pm at HCS. Proceeds will go towards the scholarship fund and Home and School benefiting Hilltop students. Tickets can be purchased online at https://hcsfiredance.eventbrite.com or by contacting Rosalind Altheimer our Home and School Coordinator. Rosalind can be reached at: (510) 375-8068. Ticket prices are: Children 11 and under $10, adults $30 and a table of 8 can be purchased for $160.
After School Activities/Extended Care: There are many after school activities here at Hilltop throughout the week. As a safety reminder, once your child has been excused from his/her activity, they should report to extended care if their ride is not present. Students CANNOT wait in the school lobby or outside for their ride as these areas are not supervised. Thank you for your attention on this important matter.
Parking Lot Speed: As a friendly reminder, the speed limit on our campus is 5mph. Please reduce your speed when arriving/departing campus each day. Thank you for help in keeping our school safe.
Box Tops for Education: Has your child been collecting box tops? remember, Box Tops should be turned into your child’s classroom teacher. The class with the most Box Tops collected at the end of each quarter will receive a special treat from Home and School. Thank you for your help with this ongoing fundraiser for our school.
Tardies: If you arrive anytime after 8:30am please have your child check-in at the school office so they can be issued a tardy pass. There is now a clock located outside the gym entrance for your convenience.
Need Parent Participation? If you give HCS a review on yelp.com and submit a parent participation voucher to the school office, you will receive 1 hour of participation. This is an excellent way to let potential families know how great our school is! Don’t forget to give a “star” rating in order for your review to appear.
Thank you and have a wonderful week!