June 10th-August 12th: Hilton Habitat Summer Help, Sign Up
August 14th at 7:00pm: New Family Orientation
August 16th at 4:00pm: Class Lists Posted on School Website & Lobby Doors
August 19th at 5:30pm: 1st Grade Meet the Teacher
August 20th at 6:00pm: 3rd Grade Meet the Teacher
August 20th at 6:30pm: 2nd Grade Meet the Teacher
August 21st: First Day of School for Grades 1-3
August 21, 22, 23: Kindergarten Phase-In (parents will receive notification in the mail)
August 22nd at 6:00pm: Kindergarten Meet the Teacher
August 26th at 6:00pm: Pre-School Orientation
August 26th: First Day of School for Kindergarten (All Day & Mon/Wed)
August 27th: First Day of School for Kindergarten (Tues/Thurs)
August 28th: First Day of School for Pre-School
SAVE THE DATE: Lemonade Stand and Bake Sale in memory of Collin Ryan. Friday, August 16, 2013, 9:00am-5:00pm. Save the date for the 4th annual Lemonade Stand and Bake Sale in memory of Collin Ryan. This year, we will be collecting donations for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. 3005 Wallings Rd., North Royalton.
School Supply Boxes for the 2013-2014 school year can now be ordered through June 30th, 2013. All of the BBH Elementary Schools and Central School have changed to a wonderful, local company called 1st Day School Supplies, which is right here in central Ohio. Just go to the 1st Day School Supplies website, follow the prompts, and your child will be all set for next year. Make sure you follow the directions carefully as it asks for boy or girl for K-2, and last name for grade 3. Boxes will be available for pick up at Hilton the week before school starts. (Exact dates to be announced this summer.) Please check your boxes upon arrival. Any questions, please contact Patti Zoeller at email@example.com.
Camp Invention. June 24th-June 28th, 2013. Camp Invention is coming to BBHCSD. Inspire creativity and inventive thinking during a week long summer adventure of fun and exciting real world challenges led by local educators! Discounts available - this camp will sell out, so register today! Call 800-968-4332 or visit www.campinvention.org. See camp flyer for more information.
Dear Hilton Family: For my last note as Chairperson of the Habitat Committee I'd like to leave a parting gift for the environment. Many people ask me about controlling weeds in their yards and whether Round Up is safe to use. My answer is not one bit! Yes, it does stick around in the soil and yes, it is harmful to wildlife. The safest, most environmentally friendly ways of removing weeds are hand weeding, spraying with vinegar and using hot water. Please see the following link for further information: http://www.gcbl.org/live/home/landscaping/is-there-a-safe-alternative-to-roundup.
I use hand weeding and vinegar only in the Habitat and have taught these methods to many students over the past three years. (Exception: the field horsetail infestation was initially too severe to stick 100% with green methods given the manpower I had available.) Bonus: hand weeding and vinegar spraying can be done by your children. Students love when I get the vinegar bottles out at Hilton! Just be sure they don't do this on a windy day and know to only spray the weeds. Vinegar is a mild acid that will harm any plant. If your children need an incentive for hand weeding consider paying them a nickel a weed or make a game out of it. You'll be amazed how many weeds a child can find and pull if you make it a 10 minute race!
Thank you to everyone who helped me rescue the Habitat from the state it was in three years ago. It took a lot of time, energy and manpower to return it to the beautiful educational garden it is today. Now let's all work together to keep it that way! Melanie Hauer
Hilton Habitat News! Calling summer volunteers! The Hilton Habitat is looking for folks to "adopt" it for a week this summer. It will need to be watered, weeded, mowed, and a few other chores will need to be completed. Families, scout groups and school clubs looking for service hours are all welcome. Grab a friend and come enjoy the summer flowers, check on class plants, and keep the Habitat looking great. See the Sign Up Genius to pick your week!
Swimming. Peak Performance is offering Group Swim Lessons this summer. Check out the flyer for details.
Also, SwimStrong is a competitive, real round swim program serving the Southwest suburbs of Cleveland. For more info on SwimStrong, download the flyer.
New Hilton Playground Project. 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... Click here to read the letter in its entirety and visit the web page for more info. Also, if you haven't already taken the survey, click here for the survey.
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