Thursday, October 19, 2017
OCTOBER 19 NEWS
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DADS - LOOKING FOR AN OVERNIGHT GET-AWAY TO RECHARGE?
Here’s a great opportunity for you to relax at Christ Renews His Parish, a retreat for all you “Knights in Shining Armor!” Get off the battlefield and get spiritually refreshed in an overnight at Loyola Retreat House in Clinton, Ohio (30 min. away) Sat, Nov 11 and Sun, Nov 12. No set cost; a free will offering will be taken at the end of the retreat. Take time for yourself and return strengthened and renewed with “God’s armor” to be the greatest blessing you can be for others. Please register before Oct 23 at http://www.sthilarychurch.org/mens-crhp/
BAGS NEEDED FOR BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK
Blessings in a Backpack, the ministry that helps to provide food for children in need, is again requesting plastic grocery bags to package the take-home food for the children. If you have bags to spare, please send them to the school office. Thank you!
HARRY POTTER CLUB TO BEGIN TODAY
The Harry Potter Club will meet for the first time TODAY from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Art Room. Please pick up students promptly at 4:00 p.m. at the Art Room door. Interested students were provided information at the initial meeting in early October. Meeting dates for the year will be: October 19, November 16, December 14, January 18, February 20, March 20, April 17, and May 15. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Woodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOOL PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY TODAY
School picture re-take day for students who were absent on our original picture day (September 6) or who need to have photos re-taken will be TODAY. Students should dress up to have photos taken and need to bring the original photo package with them (if photos were taken on September 6) in order to have re-takes done. Order forms for photos are available in the school office, or go to www.mylifetouch.com and enter Picture Day ID WP047027Y1.
STUDENT COUNCIL INDUCTION TOMORROW
STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY DRESS UP
Student Council officers and homeroom representatives will be inducted at the end of the school Mass TOMORROW. Student Council members may dress up.
FALL FEST IS THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
Admission is $25 at the door the night of the event. The registration flyer is attached - please click the link at the end of this email. Please contact Stephanie Reese with questions or to sign up by email. <email@example.com>
WE STILL NEED MANY ADULT VOLUNTEERS!
The volunteer jobs are:
Clean up crew
Campfire/marshmallow roast supervisors
Please consider taking a shift. To sign-up, please email Stephanie Reese at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or go to this Signup Genius link:
WE ALSO HAVE MANY OPENINGS FOR THE CARNIVAL GAMES
Students in grades 5-12, adults, or younger scouts with their troop leader, should follow the below link to choose a game and time.
Signup Genius link to volunteer for a carnival game:
The games are:
Halloween Tic Tac Toe, Eye Ball Golf, Wheel of Wow spinner, Math Guessing Game, Pumpkin Basketball, Witch Hat Toss, Halloween Bowling, Cat Hockey, Bean Bag Toss, Monster's Eye Spoon Race, Pin-the-nose on the Jack-o-lantern, Corn Hole, Twister, Haunted Fishing Pond, Pop-a-Balloon Dart Throw, Tattoos, Skeleton Puzzle Race, Speed Stacks, Cake Walk, Face Painting, Pumpkin Disk Drop
Signup Genius link to volunteer for a carnival game:
The Event Details are:
St. Hilary School Family Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct. 21, 5:30-9:30 in the school gym.
Please join us for this fun event for your whole family! Many, many volunteers are needed!
Admission is $15 per family if RSVP is received by 10/18/17 or $25 at the door.
5:30- Dinner buffet opens in multipurpose room: pizza, pasta, salad, fruit, lemonade
5:30-7:30 Halloween carnival games in the gym
7:30 Contest winners announced/ dinner ends/ games close
7:45-9:30 Projected movie & popcorn in gym- Disney's Descendants
7:00-9:30 Outside campfire with marshmallow roasting
- Registration flyers are being passed out in classrooms or you can click the link at the end of this email to print the flyer
- Kids are encouraged to wear a costume
- Bring a trick-or-treat bucket
- Donate a bag of individually wrapped candy. Place in Fall Fest candy box in school main hallway the week prior to the event Oct. 16-20.
- Enter our famous pumpkin decorating contest. Decorate your pumpkin at home and bring it to the stage area. Categories are: spookiest, most creative, best carved, gross-out, funniest, best painted, prettiest, most team spirit, fictional or real character, cutest, and people's choice.
- Everyone should bring a blanket and pillow for the movie, but keep in car until 7:30.
- For more information contact Stephanie Reese at <email@example.com>
CHESS CLUB MEETS NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 23
Chess Club will meet NEXT MONDAY, October 23. Meetings will be held in the Spanish Room from 3:05 to 4:05 p.m. on October 23 and 30, and November 6. Registration is open to students in grades K-8 and must be done online at https://www.chessscholars.com/signup using the code SCO9.25.17. Questions? Please contact 847-482-9999 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA) MEETS NEXT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24
OPEN TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-8
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is open to all students in grades 6-8 regardless of participation in sports. The next meeting will be NEXT TUESDAY, October 24 from 3:05-3:45 pm in THE SPIRITUAL CENTER – PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION. PARENTS PLEASE PICK UP OUTSIDE THE SPIRITUAL CENTER. The group will meet every other Tuesday after school IN THE SPIRITUAL CENTER. Meeting dates will be October 24, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19, January 16 and 30, February 13 and 27, March 13 and 27, April 10 and 24, and May 8 and 22. The idea is to grow together in our understanding of the Bible and apply to everyday life “through the lens of sports”. Each week we will enjoy a fun activity and ease into a brief lesson that applies to life in sport and ultimately everyday life. We will arrange for guest speakers occasionally as well. Feel free to contact Kelly Kennedy at email@example.com with any questions or interest in assisting in our mission to strengthen our youth sports ministry.
SOAP DRIVE / DRESS DOWN DAY NEXT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26
Student Council will sponsor a soap drive NEXT THURSDAY, October 26 to benefit those in need in our area, including the elderly and about 700 children. A list of items requested from each grade level has been sent home and can be found below. Students who bring in a donation may dress down on October 26. Please remember that rules for dress down days apply. Parents will be called to bring alternative clothes or clothes from the clinic will be provided for students not dressed appropriately. Please click here for dress code information.
Requested Items (2 or more if possible, bottles tightly capped):
K – adult shampoo – no conditioner
1 – bars of soap or body wash
2 – baby wash/shampoo
3 – Suave children’s shampoo (strawberry/fruit scented)
4 – body lotion
5 – tooth paste
6 – bags of razors
7 – deodorant for teens
8 – tooth brushes
Other items needed that can be sent with above items:
Sample toothpaste from dentist, unopened travel shampoo, lotion, etc.
HALLOWEEN PARADE NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
We will hold our annual Halloween parade NEXT FRIDAY, October 27 at 2:15 p.m. Students will walk with their buddies and parade around the school grounds, or through Horning Hall in case of inclement weather. THIS IS NOT A DRESS DOWN DAY DUE TO MASS. Students may bring costumes in a bag to change into before the parade. Face paint, props that have wheels, and props that resemble weapons are not permitted.
HALLOWEEN CANDY, BOOKS TO BE COLLECTED
Boxes will be placed in the hallway outside the school office and in the Spiritual Center to collect any unwanted Halloween candy and gently used children’s or teen’s books. These items will be given to senior citizens, children and teens in need as part of the Christmas Giving Tree project. Thank you for your generosity!
SPEED STACKS MEETS NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
Speed Stacks is a fun activity that challenges students’ eye-hand coordination as they stack cups as quickly and skillfully as possible! The club is open to students in grades K-4, and students do not need to attend each month. Meeting dates are October 27, November 17, December 15, January 26, February 23, March 23, and April 27. Meetings will be held in Horning Hall from 8:00 to 8:20 a.m.
LOST AND FOUND OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 3
The Lost and Found bins are getting full already! Items in the bins will be placed on tables in the Multi-Purpose Room from October 27 through November 3. Please ask your child to check for missing items, or if you are at school for the Halloween Parade on October 27 or conferences on November 2-3, please stop by the tables and check for anything your child may be missing. All items not claimed by November 3 will be donated. As fall and winter approach, please remember to label all coats, hats, mittens, etc. with your child’s name! Items with names on them can easily be returned if lost and found!
ENGINEERING CLUB REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
REGISTER BY OCTOBER 30 FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Registration is underway for Engineering Club! Engineering Club is open to students in Grades 1-6. Meetings will be November 13, 20 and 27, and December 4, 11 and 18. All meetings will be from 3:05 – 4:05 p.m. in the Spanish Room. Register by October 30 for the early bird discounted price of $105.00. To register, please go tohttps://www.learningmeansfun.com/signup . Enter code SCO11.13.17. Questions? Please contact Afterschool Enrichment Solutions at 847-482-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DECEMBER HOT LUNCH ORDERING BEGINS NOVEMBER 1
Hot Lunch ordering for December will begin November 1. All orders must be placed and paid for online by November 10. For those who like to plan ahead, 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. Automated ordering reminders emailed from the Hot Lunch system will be the only personal reminders sent.
Orders for lunches are placed on the school website, www.st-hilaryschool.org. To place an order, you must have an active account. (If you ordered hot lunches last year, you have an active account.) To create an account, simply click the MySchool button at the top right corner of the home page and follow the prompts for account setup. Please allow 72 hours for account activation.
Please contact Hot Lunch Coordinator Becky Vieltorf at email@example.com with questions.
STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 1
Student Council will meet November 1 in the library from 3:05 to 3:35 p.m. Additional meeting dates will be December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 18, and May 9. A year-end celebration will be held on May 18 from 3:05 to 3:45 p.m. in the Pavilion. Officer meetings for the four officers will be held October 27, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 13, and May 4, all at 8:00 a.m. in Room 118.
BOOK FAIR NOVEMBER 2-10
The Book Fair returns to St. Hilary School on Thursday, November 2. The Book Fair will be open on Thursday evening and Friday morning (November 3) during Parent/Teacher Conferences. And, students will have the opportunity to shop from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, November 6 through Friday, November. 10. Volunteers are needed. Contact Sandee Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
CONFERENCES NOVEMBER 2-3, NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 3
Parent-teacher conferences will be held by appointment the evening of November 2 and the morning of November 3. There will be no school on November 3.
CALLING ALL VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL, AND THEIR FAMILIES – RSVP BY NOVEMBER 3
Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families are invited to a special morning as we honor another group of our angels on earth: our military. On November 10 at 8:00 a.m., please join us for a breakfast honoring our military and their families. A hot breakfast will be served by our 8th grade class in the St. Hilary Gathering Area. Please RSVP by November 3 with your name, military branch, and war / time of service to Tracey Arnone at email@example.com or 330-867-8720. Following the breakfast, please join us at 9:00 a.m. in the Church for a program honoring veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families. Our school Mass featuring a salute to Veterans’ Day will begin at 9:30 a.m. For more about the angels on earth we will honor this school year, please see SCHOOL MASSES / EVENTS TO HONOR “EARTH ANGELS” below.
PROJECT EDBEAR COLLECTION IN OFFICE THROUGH EARLY NOVEMBER
Because so many of our school families benefit from the services provided by Akron Children’s Hospital, and some have even received oncology services there, St. Hilary School is collecting optional donations to support Project EdBear, which provides a host of incredible support and amenities for pediatric cancer patients and their families served by the hospital. If you would like to make a donation, simply stop by the office and drop it in the collection jar on the counter. The jar will be available through early November.
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB NOVEMBER 10
Birthday Book Club will be held each month to allow students celebrating birthdays to choose a special book to read and donate to the school library. Students with birthdays in the particular month will receive an invitation with details about how to participate. Birthday Book Club will be held in the Library from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. on the following dates: November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 20, and May 11 (May, June and July).
ROSARY CLUB MEETS NOVEMBER 13
The Rosary Club will meet November 13 from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. in the library. Students in grades K-8 are invited to attend and may bring a snack to enjoy as the group meets to pray and make rosaries. The Rosary Club will also help to plan our two school rosary services for the school year. Meeting dates will be November 13, December 11, January 22, February 12, March 12, April 16, April 23 (practice for school rosary service), and May 21.
TWO ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOVEMBER 14
Thank you to the parents who helped to supervise students during our September 12 faculty-staff meeting. We will not have an October faculty/staff meeting due to the inservice day on October 13. Help is needed to supervise students in our Multi-Purpose Room from 7:30 to approximately 8:30 a.m. during our November 14 faculty/staff meeting. Two additional volunteers are needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you are able to help.
NO BEFORE-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES NOVEMBER 14
Due to the faculty/staff meeting on November 14, there will be no before-school activities except band. All students are to report to the Multi-Purpose Room and wait for teachers to dismiss them, even if the bell has rung.
STUDENT COUNCIL FOOD DRIVE NOVEMBER 16
Student Council will sponsor a food drive on November 16 to benefit those in need in our area. A list of items requested from each grade level will be sent home in November. Students who bring in a donation may dress down on November 16. Please remember that rules for dress down days apply. Parents will be called to bring alternative clothes or clothes from the clinic will be provided for students not dressed appropriately. Please click here for dress code information.
CAVS VS SUNS TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED TIME
HELP SUPPORT ST. HILARY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The St. Hilary Athletic Association presents CAVS vs. SUNS at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Join the St. Hilary community for a second time to cheer on the CAVS! Tickets are $40 per person. A limited number is available so act quickly! To purchase a ticket, please send a check made payable to St. Hilary Athletic Association c/o Audrey Sevald, Room 113. Indicate the number of tickets you would like, your cell number, and an email address for flashseats. Tickets will be delivered 3 weeks before the game via flashseats. SHAA will also run the CAVS 50/50 raffle for the night. If you are interested in volunteering for the 50/50 or would like more information about this event, please call Jennifer Sevald at 330-697-7775 or email email@example.com.
HELP MAKE CELEBRATION 2018 A SUCCESS!
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, St. Hilary School will hold its annual “Celebration” raffle and auction. “Celebration” is the cornerstone of all fundraising events for our school. The proceeds from this event contribute to the operation of our school, providing necessary funding for technology, academic programs, and curriculum development. This year’s adult only event will be at Portage Country Club and will feature a Monopoly theme. Watch for upcoming announcements about highlights of the evening!
Celebration’s success directly impacts our children. Celebration 2017 provided funding for a Digital Technology Lab, a Maker Space, junior high career elective classes, Gradelink,iPad replacements and Chromebooks, religious educational experiences, classroom supplies, professional development for our teaching staff, self-image programming for 6th grade boys and girls, 5th grade science camp, 4th grade character building and social skills development, class field trips, and kindergarten and 1st grade music enrichment classes. This year, we hope to provide funding to expand our Maker Space and junior high career elective classes, as well as to replace the playground surface!
We hope that you will consider donating an item to be auctioned, advertising in our program, or making a financial donation to assist in underwriting the event. Your name and donation will be listed on our BidPal auction site, in our printed auction catalog and displayed at the event. What better way to highlight a business while supporting a great cause! To learn more about our wish list and suggestions for items to donate, please click here.
The deadline for your donation item or advertisement to be listed in our program is February 15, 2018. We thank you for your consideration and appreciate your help in making this year’s Celebration a success. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of our co-chairs.
St. Hilary Parents’ Association Celebration Co-Chairs
Kirsten Bevilacqua Dana Saporito
(330) 472-6774 (330) 352-2025
CELEBRATION 2019 CO-CHAIRS SOUGHT TO SHADOW PLANNING NOW
As planning for Celebration 2018 is underway, Co-Chairs are being sought to oversee Celebration 2019, and to shadow this year’s Co-Chairs now to learn the ropes and ensure a smooth transition. Thinking you have too much on your plate to take this on? This is a job that can be done even with a full-time job and other commitments, as you would be leading a team and have plenty of help with details and tasks along the way. Think of the last time you planned a big party on your own… with this event, you would have an entire committee of helpers to support you! If you would like to learn more about what is involved, or if you have an interest in serving as a Co-Chair for Celebration 2019, please contact Celebration Co-Chairs Dana Saporito at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kirsten Bevilacqua at email@example.com.
As safety is always our first concern, we want to remind you of the importance of keeping our students safe as you take and post photos of students on school field trips or at school events. The school media release form covers only photos taken by school personnel for school use. It does not give parents permission to take and post to their own personal social media accounts photos of our students. Please refrain from posting photos of children other than your own unless you have parental permission to do so. Please also keep in mind that by posting photos and commenting about the location while a field trip is underway, you are widely publicizing the whereabouts of an entire class of St. Hilary School students. Please use discretion in the information you post. For this reason, no photos from school field trips are posted to the school Facebook page until the field trip concludes.
Thank you for your understanding and for helping us to keep all of our students safe!
PLAYGROUND MONITORS NEEDED
Looking for a fun way to be involved at school, see your child during the school day, get some fresh air, and make some extra money? Consider being a playground monitor! Help is needed for the 2017-2018 school year in order to ensure that our students are properly supervised during recess. Monitors work just a few hours each day, so this is the perfect part-time job for those with limited time! If you are interested in learning more, please contact Playground Supervisor Laura Pszonowsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330 289 9678.
VERIFY & UPDATE ONE CALL NOW INFORMATION VIA SELF-UPDATE PORTAL
As the new year begins, please make sure we have your current telephone number(s) and email address(es) in our One Call Now database. Doing so will ensure you receive the latest mass email updates, as well as phone calls in the event of snow days or school emergencies.
New families: Please make sure you have returned the yellow One Call Now form contained in your child’s acceptance packet so your One Call Now account can be set up.
Returning families and new families who have returned yellow One Call Now forms: Please click the My School button at the top right corner of the school website, login, and click the One Call Now link to be directed to our new One Call Now Self-Update Portal. Click the green SIGN UP button as a first-time user to create your login for the secure portal. Users will be able to view only their own information. Follow the prompts to verify and update your information as needed. Please retain your login information so you can return to the portal and simply login to make any necessary future updates.
Please contact Mrs. Smith at email@example.com with questions.
STOCK UP ON FALL AND WINTER UNIFORM ITEMS
With the cold weather approaching, take the time now to order long sleeve uniform shirts, sweaters and pants online at wearnumberone.weebly.com. Our supplier, Wear Number One, has size samples of these items outside the office for your convenience. Please contact Wear Number One at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
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), polo shirts, blouses, and/or sweaters contact Darci Houser at 330-328-3847, email email@example.com. To request pants, shorts (navy and khaki), sweatshirts, gym uniforms (shirts and black shorts) contact Debbie Yarcheck, 330-730-2415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE ORDERS BEING TAKEN NOW FOR 2017-2018 YEARBOOKS
Orders are being taken now for 2017-2018 school yearbooks! These beautiful full-color books capture memories from the entire school year and will be distributed when school begins next August. The base price for a soft cover book remains at $25, with the option to upgrade to a hard cover book for $30 or add other extras for various prices. All orders must be placed online at www.ybpay.lifetouch.com. Please enter the yearbook ID code 3685718. Please print and keep your receipt for your records until you receive your book next August. The school is not involved in processing yearbook orders and does not maintain order records.
SCHOOL MASSES / EVENTS TO HONOR “EARTH ANGELS”
Now that our school theme for 2017-2018, “Calling All Angels”, has been unveiled, we would like to let all of you know about something special we have planned to honor our “earth angels” - those who give of themselves to serve and make our lives better each day.
We began the school year with our opening ceremony, at which we honored our wonderful school maintenance staff. During the 2017-2018 school year, one school Mass or other special event each month will be designated to honor a certain group of “earth angels”. Please see the schedule below and plan to attend the Mass or event for the group of which you are a member. Please also invite your family and friends to join us for the Mass or event set aside for them. Groups will be honored with a special blessing. All Masses begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Church and last approximately 50-60 minutes.
November 10 – Mass honoring Members of the Military
December 8 – Mass honoring Priests, Sisters and those discerning a religious vocation
January 26 – Mass honoring Police Officers
February 23 – Mass honoring Bus Drivers and Coaches
March 9 – Mass honoring Food Workers (Farmers, Grocers, Food Service / Cafeteria / Restaurant)
April 20 – Mass honoring Health Care and Social Services Professionals
May 11 – Mass honoring Teachers
We hope you can join us!
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 email@example.com.
VISITORS ARE NEVER PERMITTED TO GO DIRECTLY TO CLASSROOMS
ALL VISITORS FOR ANY REASON MUST SIGN IN AT OFFICE
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. 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. Your cooperation with us in ensuring the safety of your children is greatly appreciated.
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!
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 at www.st-hilaryschool.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY
Did you know that our school receives thousands of dollars each year from the Box Tops for Education program? Please cut out Box Tops and send to Rylee Jackson in Room 205, or to the school office. Thank you for your help with this ongoing fundraiser!
GIANT EAGLE APPLES FOR STUDENTS 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.
Please encourage your extended family and friends to register too.
Click here for a flyer with details.
Please contact Maria Donatelli Peterson at
330 715-7604 or email@example.com with questions.
ACME COMMUNITY CASH BACK PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY
The Acme Community Cash Back program has begun! This year the program will run from August 10 – December 30, 2017. Last year, this program provided over $1,000 to our school. To help earning cash this year, please save your Acme receipts (originals only, no copies). Receipts should be sent to the school office in an envelope marked ACME RECEIPTS. There will also be a collection bin placed in the Spiritual Center near the hallway desk for your convenience. Save your receipts! Spread the word and encourage friends, family, and co-workers to save receipts for St. Hilary School. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sharon Stock at 330-670-1166.
IN THE OFFICE
The following items are available for students and parents to pick up in the school office:
Copies of the 2017-2018 Catholic High School Directory
Flyers for St. Edward Basketball Academy (October, Grades 4-8)
Flyers for free student admission to select October Walsh Jesuit sports events
Flyers for St. Hilary Athletic Association CAVS vs SUNS event
Flyers for Fall Fest October 21
Order forms for tickets to Nutcracker at Akron Civic Theater (November 25-December 3)
Thursday, October 19
School Picture Re-take Day
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Harry Potter Club
Friday, October 20
WE WILL FOLLOW SCHEDULE B TODAY DUE TO MASS
School Mass for Grades 1-8
Student Council Induction
Please join us!
Saturday, October 21
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday, October 23
Fire Safety for Rooms 101, 102, 106, 204, 205, 207, 209
3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24
Fire Safety for Rooms 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 206, 208
3:05 – 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25
Grade 8 Confirmation Meeting
Thursday, October 26
First Quarter Report Cards
Student Council Soap Drive / Dress Down Day – Students who bring a donation may dress down
Friday, October 27
WE WILL FOLLOW SCHEDULE B TODAY DUE TO MASS
8:00 – 8:20 a.m.
Speed Stacks – open to grades K-5
8:00 – 8:20 a.m.
Student Council officers meeting
School Mass for Grades 1-8
First Quarter Angel Awards presented
Please join us!
School Grounds (Horning Hall in case of rain)
Monday, October 30
First Quarter Angel Award Field Trip
3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Friday, November 17, 2017:
Fall Fest Registration Flyer .pdf