Today's Email

Monday, December 10, 2018

DECEMBER 10 NEWS

 

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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WEAR

Please email  wearnumberone@gmail.com if you would like St. Hilary Spiritwear for  Christmas. We have a selection of St. Hilary logo T shirts, Sherpas and sweatshirts in stock.  Quantities are limited. Don’t delay! Christmas is around the corner!  Email Marie-France Londa with questions at wearnumberone@gmail.com.  

 

 

JANUARY HOT LUNCH ORDERING ENDS TODAY

Hot Lunch ordering for January is underway.  All orders must be placed and paid for online by TODAY.  All lunch ordering periods will run from the first through the tenth of every month for the following month, with reminders in the mass emails and through the Hot Lunch system. 

All students who did not pre-order a lunch must bring a lunch from home.  Lunchables are available for students who forget lunch on any day, in which case accounts will be charged $2.75.

Please remember to print the calendar showing your orders so you will know which days to send a lunch from home.  Here's how to access the printable lunch calendar feature:

  1. Login in MYSCHOOL
  2. Select Hot Lunch
  3. Click Current Meals
  4. Select the name(s) for whom you would like to view orders
  5. Select the month for which you would like to view orders
  6. Click Printable Calendar
  7. Select the name(s) for whom you would like to view orders
  8. Click Update
  9. Print the calendar

Please click here for 2018-2019 lunch / recess periods.  Please also note alternate schedules with revised lunch / recess periods (see Alternate Schedule info below).

For Hot Lunch questions, please contact Hot Lunch Coordinator Becky Vieltorf at bvieltorf@st-hilary.org

 

 

ENGINEERING CLUB MEETS TODAY

Engineering Club is open to students in grades 1-6.  Meeting dates will be on Mondays from 3:05 to 4:05 p.m. in the Spanish Room on the following dates:  December 10, and December 17.  To register, please go to https://www.learningmeansfun.com/signup and enter the code SCO11.12.18.  Please contact Afterschool Enrichment Solutions at 847-482-9999 or info@learningmeansfun.com for more information.

 

 

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE TEAM PRACTICE TOMORROW

The Academic Challenge Team will practice every Tuesday.  The next practice is December 11 from 3:20 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 206.  

 



STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Student Council officers and homeroom representatives will meet monthly on the following dates from 3:10 to 3:40 p.m. in the Science Lab: December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 8.

 


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN KIDS CRAFT CLUB
NEXT MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

It's not too late to join the Kids Craft Club! Open to students in grades 3-8, the club meets on the second Wednesday of each month after school until 4:30 p.m.  Meeting dates are December 12January 9February 13March 13April 10, and May 8.  The December craft is glitter ornaments!  Students will make 4 ornaments, including 2 personalized ones.  Details and registration at www.liveloveandcreate.com/book-online under St. Hilary.

 

 

SPEED STACKS MEETS THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Speed Stacks is a fun way to build eye-hand coordination and friendships while quickly stacking cups!  Speed Stacks is open to students in grades K-5.  Meeting dates are December 13, January 24, February 21, March 21, and May 2.  Come occasionally or every month!  Speed Stacks meets from 8:00 to 8:20 a.m. in Horning Hall.

 

 

ST. HILARY NIGHT OUT AT CAVS GAME THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Hello St. Hilary CAVS Fans!  The St. Hilary Athletic Association continues to sell CAVS tickets for Friday December 14th.  The Milwaukee Bucks are traveling to Cleveland to give us a great show with their NBA All Star the “Greek Freak.”  Tickets are $30 per person and you will be in the lower bowl!! No more Loudville. 

Looking at our seat location online, these seats have a very nice lower view.  For a 3D view of our seats, along where most of our seats are located, please contact Jennifer Sevald at jennifer@sevald.net.  On the Cleveland CAVS website, these seats are selling for $80 -$100 plus fees.  To order your tickets, please click the link at the end of this email for a flyer with details. 

Thank you for supporting SHAA and all our CYO athletes!

Questions?  Jennifer Sevald, 330-697-7775, jennifer@sevald.net

 

 

GRADES 7 & 8 EXAMS NEXT MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 18 AND 19

Seventh and eighth grade students will take mid-term exams on December 17, 18 and 19 per the following schedule:

Monday, December 17:  Science and Reading
Tuesday, December 18:  English and Religion
Wednesday, December 19:  Math and Social Studies

Students should contact their teachers directly with any questions about exams.

 


ART CLUB MEETING NEXT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

Art Club will meet one Tuesday each month from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the Art Room.  Parents can pick students up at the door near the Art Room.  Meeting dates will be December 18, January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30, and May 21.  Please contact Mrs. Metzger at mmetzger@st-hilary.org with questions.

 

 

GREEN TEAM MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

The St. Hilary School Green Team meets once monthly (Wednesdays) from 3:15-4:15 in room 111.  Meeting dates are: December 19, January 30, February 27, March 27, and May 1.  Please contact Katie McCarthy at ktmccarthy19@gmail.com with any questions.

 

FINAL DEADLINE TO TURN IN SKI CLUB REGISTRATION, FORMS AND MONEY IS NEXT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Students interested in participating in Ski Club need to register online with Brandywine and turn bus forms and money in at school by December 19 in order to have passes in time for the start of Ski Club in January.   The deadline to register and receive ski passes in time to use over Christmas Break has passed.  Questions?  Please contact Elsy Nemr at 330-310-0078 or elsynemr@gmail.com.

 

 

WINTER GEAR DRIVE THROUGH NEXT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
The 4th grade Girl Scouts are enthusiastically collecting new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and boots from now until Christmas break. Clean out your closets and send in your gently used winter gear so that the residents of the Access shelter in downtown Akron can stay warm this winter! Donations can be placed in the collection box outside the office. Troop #186 thanks you! 

 

 

STUDENTS DISMISSED AT 11:30 A.M. NEXT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

St. Hilary School students will be dismissed from school for Christmas Break at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday December 20.  There will be no lunch periods, and no afternoon buses or Latchkey will be available.  To safely and efficiently accommodate the large number of families picking students up, we will follow the procedure below for early dismissal:

There will be no pick-up line.  All children will be held inside the building for dismissal.  Parents are asked to park on or near the St. Hilary School property and walk to the building to retrieve children.  Parents may enter the building through one of three sets of doors:
The main doors (by the Jesus statue), the Horning Hall doors, and the Moorfield Road doors.

Students will be called in groups over the PA and held in two locations for dismissal based on the last name of the school family with whom they will go home.

1.  If a student will be going home with a family whose last name begins with A-G, he or she should report to the Multi-Purpose Room when called and wait there to be picked up.

2.  If a student will be going home with a family whose last name begins with H-Z, he or she should report to Horning Hall when called and wait there to be picked up.

If a grandparent, neighbor, or other “non-school family” driver will pick up your child for you, your child should go by his or her own last name. Students who ride the Kids Country bus should report to Horning Hall.  Students with a note on file permitting them to walk home may exit through the Moorfield Road doors ONLY and walk as usual.  Students will be supervised by school staff during dismissal.

We are following this procedure in response to parent suggestions.  To assist us in safely and efficiently dismissing your children, your cooperation is needed with the following:

· ALL STUDENTS MUST KNOW HOW THEY ARE GOING HOME WHEN THEY COME TO SCHOOL.  If you will not be picking up your own child, please make sure he or she knows on the morning of December 20 who will be picking him or her up, and whether to report to the Multi-Purpose Room or Horning Hall.

· PARENTS MUST WALK CHILDREN FROM THE BUILDING TO THE CAR.  While we will have school staff assisting in the parking lot, there will be an incredibly large volume of traffic moving in the lot, with cars pulling into and backing out of spaces.  Please make sure you walk with your children using our marked crosswalks.

· PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE SCHOOL PERSONNEL ON DUTY to make this procedure go safely and smoothly for all.

Please contact us with any questions.  As always, your child’s safety is our top priority.

 

 

RSVP FOR KINDERGARTEN KALEIDOSCOPE BY DECEMBER 27
St. Hilary School invites prospective 2019-2020 Kindergarten students and their parents to join us for Kindergarten Kaleidoscope!
Thursday, January 10, 2019  ~  9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Tour the school and learn what we offer while your child experiences our Kindergarten program!
Space is limited!  Call 330-867-8720, ext. 343 by December 27to reserve a space for your child!
To fully benefit from this event, children should be 5 by September 30, 2019.
St. Hilary School Offers Tuition Assistance To Help Make Catholic Education Affordable For All.  529 Plan Funds May Be Able To Be Used Toward Tuition.

 

 

 

 


ACME COMMUNITY CASH BACK PROGRAM ENDING DECEMBER 31    

 

The Acme Community Cash Back Program is drawing to a close for this school year.  Go ahead and clean out your saved receipts - now is the time to send all Acme receipts to the school office in an envelope marked ACME RECEIPTS.  Receipts can also be placed in the bin marked ACME RECEIPTS in the metal closet located in the Spiritual Center hallway.  Please send your receipts now!  The program ends on December 31, 2018 so please keep saving all those receipts until the year end.  The collection bins will be in place until the end of January.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sharon Stock at 330-670-1166.

 

 

NEW ITEM!!
FACULTY / STAFF MEETING JANUARY 3
STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP ON TIME

There will be a faculty/staff meeting after school on January 3.  All students picked up by car or in the hallway must be picked up on time. As a reminder, our dismissal time for car or hallway pick up is 3:05 p.m.  Students not picked up by 3:25 p.m. will be taken to Latchkey and may be picked up there.  (Bus riders will be supervised until their buses arrive.)  Your cooperation is appreciated.

 



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MAKE CHOCOLATE BARS ON JANUARY 3

Chocolate Bar making day for the Feast of St. Hilary will be on Thursday, January 3, 2019.  Volunteers are needed!  Please click here to volunteer via Sign Up Genius.  We will meet in the church kitchen starting at 8 am and working until 2 or 3 in the afternoon.  The signup is split into two hour shifts.  Sign up for one or multiple shifts.  Jobs include melting/stirring, pouring into molds, transferring carts to outside "freezer", trimming, and packaging, and of course, clean up.  Please come and join us!  Questions?  Please contact Missy Cheney atmelissacheney@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER FOR WINTER SESSION OF CHESS CLUB BY JANUARY 4

The winter session of Chess Club will meet on Mondays from 3:05 to 4:05 p.m. in the Spanish Room, beginning January 28.  Meeting dates are January 28, February 4, 11 and 25, and March 4, 11 and 18.  There will be no meeting on February 18.  Please go to  https://www.chessscholars.com/signup  and enter code SCO1.28.19 by January 4 for the early bird price of $108.  Questions?  Please contact Chess Scholars at 847-482-9999 or registration@chessscholars.com.

 

 

NEW ITEM!!
MAP TESTING BEGINS JANUARY 7

Our second round of MAP testing will begin on January 7 and will continue for approximately three weeks.  Please avoid scheduling appointments for students during this time, as MAP testing is very important in assessing student progress.  More information will be provided.

 


ROSARY CLUB MEETS JANUARY 7

The St. Hilary School Rosary Club is open to students in grades K-8.  The club will meet in the library from 3:07-3:45 p.m. on scheduled days. Students may bring a snack to enjoy as we pray and make Rosaries.  The meeting dates are as follows: January 7, February 11, March 4, April 8, and May 13 (practice for the school rosary).  The Rosary Club will also lead the school Rosary on October 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Church, and on May 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Church.

 

NEW ITEM!!
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB JANUARY 11

Birthday Book Club is a fun way for students to celebrate their birthdays and donate a book to our school library.  Students will receive invitations to attend in the month of their birthday.  The next session of Birthday Book Club, for students celebrating birthdays in January, will be January 11 from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the Library.  Additional dates are: February 15, March 15, April 5, and May 3 (for May, June and July birthdays). Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Slanina at eslanina@st-hilary.org.

 

 

DINNER HOST FAMILIES NEEDED JANUARY 29

This winter, we have an exciting opportunity for our St Hilary School families! For several years, our school has partnered with the International Partnership of Education Research and Communication (IPERC) to expand our interactions with students and educators from China, and to help share the cultures of our respective countries to truly develop global learners. Putting these ideals into practice, students from St. Hilary School visited China in June 2017 and toured many historic cities including Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. While on their journey, students visited our sister school, Tangshan No.26 Middle School, where they immersed themselves in activities both in and out of the classroom.

Currently, students from our sister school in China are preparing to visit St Hilary School this winter. There are 9 students and 1 teacher coming from Tangshan to spend 2-1/2 days at St. Hilary School.  For this exciting opportunity, IPERC is searching for families interested in hosting dinner with these students on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  A huge component of their experience in the US is to immerse themselves in both activities and family life; in this way, the host family component of their journey is incredibly important – it’s typically their favorite experience while in the US!

Host families would be expected to meet their guest students at 3 pm at the school Multi-Purpose Room, provide transportation from St. Hilary School, provide dinner, and provide transportation back to the guest students’ hotel (in Montrose area) on Tuesday, January 29.  Each host family will be given a $30 stipend per student. In order to keep students together, we are hoping that families are willing to host 2-3 students at once; however, we can certainly be flexible if a family can only host one student.

This is a wonderful opportunity for both the students and host families to broaden their global perspective and make new friends! If you are interested, please click the link at the end of this email, complete the attached registration form, and send it directly to IPERC program director Justin Osborn (justinosborn.iperc@gmail.com) orBecky Zhou (beckyzhou@iperc.org).  If you have additional questions, please contact Justin Osborn at 614-553-8513 Office/ 740-708-2390 Mobile.

IPERC is a non-profit educational exchange organization that aims to promote cross-cultural connections and understanding through many educational avenues including its sister school program, where Chinese students come to the US and visit their sister schools. Or please visit us at www.iperc.org or send email to info@iperc.org for additional information.

 

 

CELEBRATION 2019 - ADVERTISING FORMS AND AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED!

Celebration, our school's largest annual fundraiser, will be held on March 16, 2019 at Portage Country Club. We are in need of donations for the silent and live auctions. Please consider a donation that will help raise funds to support extra programs and items that benefit all of our students. Also, please don’t forget to turn in your Advertising form to be featured in this year’s program! Please click here to find the Donation Commitment Form and Sponsorship / Advertising Form on the school website’s Celebration page.

Please contact Celebration Co-Chairs Lindsey Yoder at tlm456@aol.com or Lisa Crane at lisamariesmu@aol.comwith any questions.

 


REUSABLE BAGS AND ENVELOPES FOR WEAR NUMBER ONE

In an effort to reduce waste and recycle, please return to the office the clear plastic bags and envelopes that Wear Number One is now using to deliver spirit wear and uniforms.

 

 

COPLEY AND REVERE BUS REMINDERS

 

All families residing in the Copley and Revere school districts received information via our One Call Now mass email system in August regarding changes in bus service provided by these districts on days their schools are not in session.  This information can also be found in the Red Folder under Forms and Documents / Miscellaneous Documents on the school website, or under Parent Resources / Bus Transportation on the school website.

 

As a reminder, this information is repeated below with a recap of remaining affected dates for this school year.  Please note these dates in your calendar at home so that appropriate arrangements can be made for your child’s transportation as necessary.

 

 

The Copley Transportation Department provides bus transportation on an alternate schedule for St. Hilary School students on dates Copley Schools are not in session.  During the 2018-2019 school year, Copley will provide one morning bus with a direct route to St. Hilary School, and all afternoon buses will run as usual, on the following dates:

January 18
March 4
April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

The Revere Transportation Department does not provide any bus transportation for St. Hilary School students on dates Revere Schools are not in session.  During the 2018-2019 school year, Revere will not provide any bus transportation for St. Hilary School students on the following dates:

 

January 3, 4

February 15

March 4

March 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

 

 

CHILDREN’S BOOK COLLECTION

New and gently used books for toddlers to teens (no adult books, please) are being collected for the children served by the Giving Tree.  Books can be placed in the labeled box outside the school office.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

 

A FEW REMINDERS

Forgotten Lunches – Over the past few months, there has been an incredible number of students needing to pick up a replacement lunch due to not having ordered a hot lunch and not having a lunch from home.  In just the past two months, there have been over 180 “forgotten lunches”. Our kitchen staff is finding it very difficult to keep up with the inventory needed to meet the demand for Lunchables replacement lunches.  We are not able to provide the hot lunch meal of the day to students who forget lunches, as there is a limited quantity of food prepared for those who pre-ordered and paid for hot lunches. Parents, please remember that the “forgotten lunch” service is intended for rare “emergency” situations in which a child does not have a hot lunch ordered and truly forgets to bring one from home.  It is not intended as an optional service for families who need a quick last-minute lunch solution.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Parking Lot Safety –

· During morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, please remember to keep the marked crosswalk area clear for pedestrian traffic crossing between the parking lot and the building.

· As our pick-up line can be quite lengthy, please pull as close as safely possible to the car in front of you in line in order to keep the line condensed and moving.

· Please also remember that students are never permitted to cross between the building and the parking lot on their own, no matter how old they are or what grade they are in.  This is for their safety while they are on school property.  Please do not ask your child to walk alone from the building to meet you in the parking lot or send your child unescorted from the lot to the building.  Please make sure that others picking up your child understand this policy, as well.  Each day, we make the safety of your children a priority while they are on our campus, and we need you to share this priority in order to fully safeguard your children.  Thank you!

 

 

UPDATES FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE

Parents, we need your cooperation with several matters.

The office is being inundated with requests to deliver forgotten items to students during the school day.  Please note that classes will not be interrupted to deliver these items or to call classrooms for students come to the office to pick these up.  Teachers will be emailed about items dropped off in the office, but we cannot guarantee that students will receive forgotten items in time for a particular class.  Please help your child learn to be responsible by making sure everything is packed up for the day before leaving home in the morning.  We want students to not only be successful academically, but to learn important organizational skills, as well.

Similarly, our maintenance staff is being asked to unlock classroom doors well into the evening for items forgotten at school.  Our maintenance staff is not permitted to allow students or parents back into the building or into classrooms in the evening, so please do not put them in an awkward position by requesting this.  Students will be permitted back into the building to retrieve a forgotten item until 3:30 p.m.  After that time, re-entry is not permitted. 

To help students ensure that they remember everything they need to take home with them, we have implemented a school-wide silent pack-up time beginning at 2:55 p.m. each day.  Please remind your child to make sure everything that needs to be brought home is packed up during this time as re-entry into the building will not be permitted after 3:30 p.m.

Finally, in line with our ongoing efforts to make our building as secure as possible during afternoon pick-up time, please be reminded that if you are picking up a student in the main hallway, our pick-up time is 3:05 p.m.  The door is opened for entry at 2:55 p.m. and we ask that you please arrive by 3:05 p.m. and vacate the building with your child no later than 3:15 p.m.  Students not picked up by 3:25 p.m. will be sent to Latchkey to be supervised until a ride arrives.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

BAGS NEEDED FOR BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK

Bags are needed for the St. Hilary Blessings in a Backpack ministry that provides food to children who might otherwise go hungry on the weekends.  Please place plastic grocery bags in the brown storage benches outside the school office.  Thank you!

 

 

ORDER 2018-2019 YEARBOOKS ONLINE

Online ordering is now open for the 2018-2019 St. Hilary School yearbook.  Visit www.ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter Yearbook ID Code 3685719 to order this beautiful full-color book that will include memories from the entire 2018-2019 school year.  Soft cover books cost $25; hard cover books cost $30.  Yearbooks may be ordered online only – please do not send checks to the school.  Please keep a record of your order as the school has no access to orders placed and no record of who has ordered and who has not.  Books will be delivered to students next fall.

 

 

JOIN PRAYER MOMS ON THURSDAYS

Calling all Prayer Moms!  

Please join the St. Hilary Prayer Moms every Thursday morning between 8:30-9:00 in the St. Hilary Church Library to pray the intentions of the school children, faculty and staff!  Each week, we collect the prayer intentions from the school children/staff and then meet in the church library to read the intentions and say a few short prayers!  No commitment is necessary, just come when you can.  Parents of all grades are welcome and new moms with young children are welcome also.  Please join this wonderful group of moms to pray for our school community!!!  Any questions, contact Marita Gore 330.204.4308 or maritadgore@gmail.com

 

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM UNDERWAY

Did you know that saving Box Tops can raise a lot of money for our school?  Please save your Box Tops and send them to the school office, or to Barb Jackson, c/o Rylee in Room 201.  Thank you for your support of this ongoing school fundraiser!

 

 

GIANT EAGLE APPLES FOR STUDENTS PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY

 

Shop. Scan. Support Our School. Apples for the Students starts again.  Giant Eagle’s Apples for the Students Program allows you to support our school while you shop.  Enroll your Giant Eagle Advantage Card and earn points for free educational rewards with every shopping trip. This program is a great way for our school to earn educational rewards such as computers, software, video equipment, gym and playground gear, and more.   Is your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® registered?  Now’s the time to check.   All you need is our school code 1955 to verify a card or register a new card.

1.  Visit www.GiantEagle.com/AFTS.

2. Enter your Giant Eagle Advantage Card number (which appears under the bar code).

3. Enter the school code, 1955.

4. Done!

Please encourage your extended family and friends to register too.

Please contact Maria Donatelli Peterson at
330 715-7604 or 
mariadonatellipeterson@gmail.com with questions.

 

 

 

 

 

NO ST. HILARY PARKING AT CITIZENS BANK AT ANY TIME

Please do not park in the Citizens Bank lot at any time this school year.  Citizens Bank management has asked that we keep their lot clear for Citizens Bank employees and customers.  Your cooperation in being courteous to our neighbors is appreciated.

 

 

SAFETY REMINDERS

1 - ALL VISITORS to the school entering the building for ANY REASON, including volunteering for Hot Lunch, dropping off forgotten lunches, assisting in classrooms, attending school assemblies and academic bees, or any other reason, MUST REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE AND SIGN INTO THE VISITOR LOG before going to any other part of the building. Please be sure that grandparents, older siblings and others in your family who may visit the school for any reason are aware of this procedure.  This will enable us to know who is in the building at any given time and to maintain accurate records in case of an emergency.  Visitors should also report back to the school office to sign out in the log book before leaving the building.

2 - Additionally, we ask that you do not hold the door open for others entering behind you, that you drive carefully in our parking lot, and that you obey signs and the supervisors on duty.

3 - Please also be especially cautious when driving through the Fairlawn Heights neighborhood.  The speed limit on all Fairlawn Heights roads is 25 mph and there are no sidewalks for pedestrians to use, so driving slowly and safely is imperative.

Your cooperation with us in ensuring the safety of your children is greatly appreciated.

 

 

ALTERNATE SCHEDULES RETURN THIS YEAR

On all regular school days, our first bell will ring at 8:20 a.m., at which time students may report to classrooms.  Our tardy bell will ring at 8:30 a.m.  Ideally, students should be in their seats and ready to begin the day by 8:30 a.m. when morning announcements start.  We realize there will be students who may arrive after this time due to late buses, but we appreciate your cooperation in dropping off your child in time to allow him or her to be ready to begin the day at 8:30 a.m.  

In order to accommodate days on which we have Mass, assemblies, delayed start due to weather, etc., we will be following alternate schedules. On days when alternate schedules are in effect, period times and lunch times shift from those on a normal day.  This will allow us to maximize instructional time by aligning class periods with the start and end times of events and delayed starts that alter our normal daily schedule. 

For our complete daily schedule and alternate schedules for 2018-2019, please click here.

You may wish to print and save a copy of the alternate schedules to refer to if you are dropping off lunches for your child on one of these days. 

 

 

DISMISSAL ARRANGEMENTS -
WHEN TO NOTIFY THE TEACHER, WHEN TO NOTIFY THE OFFICE

Please be sure your child knows how he or she is going home BEFORE he or she leaves home in the morning.  Confusion at the end of the day causes tearful students and difficulty as the office staff tries to determine what arrangements parents wish to be followed.

*If there is a change from your child’s normal dismissal routine on a particular day, please send a note to the teacher in the morning.

*If, during the day, there is a change in your child’s dismissal arrangements from what was decided in the morning, please be sure to call the office as early in the day as possible and a message will be given to your child.

Please do not call the office regarding dismissal arrangements at the end of the day unless it is an emergency as dismissal is a very busy time and it is very difficult to reach your child with your message at this time in the day.  Your cooperation is appreciated!

 

 

 

RECYCLED UNIFORMS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT SCHOOL YEAR

Gently used and sometimes new uniforms are available throughout the school year.  Email or call the Recycled Uniforms coordinators below to request items.  Please be sure to leave a size, child's name and homeroom number with your request and the items will be sent to your child's room.  If you have items to donate, drop them off in the copy room in the main office.  PLEASE BAG YOUR DONATED ITEMS.  You don't have to donate to receive items – there are plenty of items available.  To request any plaid items (jumpers, skirts, skorts),  sweatshirts, polo shirts, blouses, and/or sweaters contact Jen Warmus at 216-308-0630 or jenwarmus@gmail.com.   To request pants, shorts (navy and khaki), sweatshirts, gym uniforms (shirts and black shorts) contact Debbie Yarcheck, 330-730-2415 or ardvark309@sbcglobal.net

 

 

STUDENTS RIDING BUSES HOME WITH FRIENDS

From time to time, students ask to ride buses home with their friends.  Because in most cases, buses are full with just the students who normally ride, there is not room for extra students to ride with friends.  Please help us remind your children that they cannot ride buses home with friends, and they cannot simply hand a note to the driver of the bus they intend to board in the afternoon, even with a phone number listed, as drivers are not able to contact you.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

LUNCHTIME VISITS

Parents and grandparents are welcome to occasionally visit students at lunchtime.  Please go to the office to sign in, take a visitor’s badge, and then go to the lunchroom to meet your child.  Once lunch concludes and recess begins, we ask that parents and grandparents, and especially siblings visiting with them, not accompany students to the playground.  For safety and supervision reasons, we need to limit those on our playground to our students and supervisory staff.  Families wishing to play together on our playground are welcome to do so after school hours.

 

 

 

SUBMIT INFORMATION FOR CALENDAR, EMAILS

The start of a new school year signals a slate of new dates to be added to the calendar.  Be sure your school-related event does not get missed - email your date, time and information to dsinopoli@st-hilary.org for the school’s online calendar.  Complete information about items of interest to school families can be submitted to dsinopoli@st-hilary.org for the mass emails, per the guidelines below.  Mass emails are sent on Monday and Thursday mornings during the school year, and at other times as needed.  Items for Monday’s email must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the previous Friday, and items for Thursday’s email must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  Email is our primary means of regular communication. 

 

 

ABOUT THE MASS EMAILS AND SCHOOL CALENDAR

Emails aresent on Monday and Thursday mornings with information intended to be helpful to the entire school community.  Every effort is made to consolidate information to these two emails; however, requests are often made after deadlines, and additional emails may be sent as needed, particularly to specific grade levels.  We are a large, busy school with many activities.  To expedite your reading, information in the Monday-Thursday emails is organized with the most timely news at the top, then by date beginning with the most current date.  Older news is moved to the bottom for reminders/reference as it ages, and removed as it expires.  NEW or UPDATED ITEMS are flagged as such in blue.  The weekly update provides a quick glance at coming events for the week ahead, but the school Google calendar  is updated regularly and provides more extensive information about our many school events throughout the year.   Please continue to check both the emails and the school calendar throughout the school year.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Leadership group bylaws:Our two parent leadership groups, Parents’ Association and School Board, both have bylaws in place.  Bylaws for both groups are on the school website and can be found by clicking here and then clicking the link for the group you wish to learn more about.

Need to check a date?  All dates that have been set for the school year so far can be viewed on the school Google calendar, available on the school website under the Red Folder tab.  The calendar is updated regularly.

Need an email address or phone number for a teacher or staff member?  All faculty and staff contact information is available on the school website under the Contact Us tab.  Click an email link and go directly to the email address for that person.

Need help with Gradelink?  School secretary, Mrs. Smith, handles Gradelink and can be reached at msmith@st-hilary.org or at 330-867-872, ext. 221.

Need to update your information in One Call Now?  You can update your email address(es) and/or phone number(s) for mass emails and phone notifications by logging into the MySchool portal on our school website and entering the secure One Call Now Self-Update Portal.

 

 

 

IN THE OFFICE

The following can currently be found in the school office:

Flyers for Firestone Akron Swim Team (FAST) swimming programs

Flyers for piano lessons with Fern Kulow at St. Hilary

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATE

Monday, December 10
January Hot Lunch ordering ends – all orders must be placed and paid for online by today

3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Engineering Club

 

Tuesday, December 11
WE WILL FOLLOW SCHEDULE C TODAY DUE TO ASSEMBLY
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Grade 4 to Weathervane

2:00 p.m.
Christmas Program Performed by Grades 1 & 2
Horning Hall

3:20 – 4:00 p.m.
Academic Challenge Practice
Room 206

7:00 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Faculty Room
All Are Welcome!

 

Wednesday, December 12
3:10 – 3:40 p.m.
Student Council Meeting
Science Lab

6:30 p.m.
Grades 1 & 2 Christmas Program
Horning Hall

 

Thursday, December 13
8:00 – 8:20 a.m.
Speed Stacks – open to Grades K-5
Horning Hall

 

Friday, December 14
WE WILL FOLLOW SCHEDULE B TODAY DUE TO MASS
9:30 a.m.
School Mass for Grades 1-8
Please join us!

2:00 p.m.
Room 105 Christmas Play
Spiritual Center Lower Level

2:15 p.m.
Room 102 Christmas Play
Multi-Purpose Room

 

 

Monday, December 17
Grade 2 First Reconciliation Books Due

Grades 7 & 8 Exams

3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Engineering Club
Spanish Room

 

Tuesday, December 18
Grades 7 & 8 Exams

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Art Club
Art Room

 

Wednesday, December 19
Grades 7 & 8 Exams

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Choir to St. Ed’s

2:00 p.m.
Room 101 Advent Play
Spiritual Center Lower Level

3:15 p.m.
Green Team Meeting
Room 111

 

Thursday, December 20
11:30 a.m.
Students dismissed for Christmas Break – No lunch periods
Please see information above about dismissal procedures

 

Friday, December 21 – Wednesday, January 2
Christmas Break – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Thursday, December 27
Deadline to RSVP for Kindergarten Kaleidoscope

Friday, December 28
Grades 7 & 8 Retreat

 

Tuesday, January 1
February Hot Lunch ordering begins – all orders must be placed and paid for online by January 10

 

Thursday, January 3
School Resumes

3:30 p.m.
Faculty/Staff Meeting
All students must be picked up on time

 

Friday, January 4
WE WILL FOLLOW SCHEDULE B TODAY DUE TO MASS
Second Quarter Ends

9:30 a.m.
School Mass for Grades K-8
Please join us!

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

 

EMAIL GUIDELINES: Mass emails are published every Monday and Thursday morning during the school year, with exceptions when these days fall on non-school days. Submissions for the mass emails must be made to dsinopoli@st-hilary.org by 4:00 p.m. of the weekday prior to the email (Friday for Monday, Wednesday for Thursday). Earlier submissions are encouraged whenever possible. Emails can be sent to specific grade levels by request, and urgent news can be emailed outside of the Monday/Thursday schedule at the discretion of St. Hilary School.

In the case of submissions on behalf of a group or organization, please confer with others in the group (particularly group leaders) to be sure all necessary information is included in one submission and approved for publication.

Submissions are assumed to be complete and accurate as submitted and further assumed to be approved for publication, so please be sure information contains all relevant details, is accurate and is approved for mass dissemination before submitting.

Submissions referring to Internet or email links should include the actual links. Please copy and paste the desired URL or email address into the submission to ensure accuracy.

Attachments can be included with the mass emails provided they fit within the One Call Now technical parameters. In some cases, items may not be able to be attached.

Appropriate subject matter includes items of interest to the general school population for the benefit of our students, parents, school and / or parish. Information about lost / found pets, animals seeking homes, non-school-related / non-student-related goods or services for sale, private non-charitable social gatherings, and similar topics outside the scope of school / parish interest will not be included in mass emails. St. Hilary School reserves the right to determine items appropriate for inclusion in mass emails.

Please also note that the email addresses to which mass emails are sent are stored in the One Call Now database for school use and do not exist as a distribution list, nor can they be provided to individuals for personal use. Email addresses for school families wishing to share them for personal use can be found in the school directory published each fall.

Your understanding of and cooperation with these guidelines is greatly appreciated.

 


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, January 06, 2019:
Host Family Registration.pdf
SHAA Flyer (2).pdf