Message from Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin wants to be a meteorologist when he grows up. He loves making predictions, especially predictions about the weather. He's predicting a snowy winter at Hilton Elementary School. If students want to play in the snow at recess, they must have three VERY important pieces of equipment:
3. GLOVES or MITTENS
District Updates on School Closings
We closely monitor the weather forecast for snow and extremely cold temperatures throughout the winter months. The website I trust most for weather information is www.weather.gov. When the decision to close school is made, the information will first appear on my Twitter feed. You can follow me at @SuperBeeBBH. In addition, parents will receive a phone call and the information will be posted on our website and all major local news stations. Whenever possible, the decision to close school will be made the previous evening. However, closing may be announced as late as 6 a.m. depending on a variety of factors.
There is not a specific temperature policy for the schools, but we use the National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart(http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/windchill-images/windchillchart3.pdf) as a guide, based on their methodology found here:http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/windchill.shtml
In addition, we closely monitor road conditions and the ability of our buses to run on time. We will most likely have school if the temperatures remain in the lightest blue color on the chart and the buses are running on time. However, it is not uncommon for us to close when the wind chill is -15°F or colder for a sustained period of time. We make decisions that are in the best interest of our students with safety as our number one priority.
Parents know their children best. If parents are concerned for their children's safety getting to and from school or activities, we respect their right to keep them home.
When Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools are closed for weather, all evening activities in the elementary and middle school buildings are canceled. High school activities may take place depending on the weather throughout the day. In addition, Preschool and BeeKeepers are canceled and transportation to CVCC is not provided on "snow days." Community groups scheduled to use school facilities on "snow days" (e.g., youth athletic leagues, Scouts, etc.) will have their events canceled.
Please know that while I appreciate good-natured tweets from students begging me for a day off, they play absolutely no factor in my decision making process. Also, Twitter posts from local weathermen making predictions about the chances of having a snow day are made to increase their social media traffic and have no credibility.
National Weather Service Wind Chill Brochure:
LOST AND FOUND
Ever wonder where those missing sweatshirts, coats, hoodies, hats, gloves, or mittens could be? Check the HILTON LOST & FOUND in the lobby!
Any student who turns in 250+ BTs will play Mr. Martin's in basketball. For every 25 BTs turned in your child's name will be entered in drawing to watch the game. 30 names will be picked.
Did you know that our paper recycling bins in the parking lot at Hilton accept wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, and essentially any paper product not stained with food residue? This holiday, clean up after your gift exchange and make Hilton some extra money while being good to the environment! And don't forget to collect all those shopping catalogs and holiday junk mail! Thanks!
BCA - After School Arts Program
Join the Brecksville Center for the Arts for their after-school program, geared for any students grade 1-5. The various 6-week sessions run throughout the school year.
Bricks 4 Kidz After School Program
Use LEGO bricks to teach architecture, engineering, robotics and more! Our action packed classes meet weekly on Tuesdays. Three different sessions will be offered this year, students may register for any individual session or enjoy them all.
Who Are We?
The Hilton PSO (Parent-School Organization) is a group of parents and teachers who work to support the school by organizing events, providing recognition to students/teachers, coordinating volunteer efforts in the school, and raising money for special school projects. Our goal is to enhance the education of each student at Hilton.
Become a member today! Our organization depends on parents like you to volunteer. Click the button below to learn more about membership and volunteering.