Tuesday, February 19, 2019
FEBRUARY 19 NEWS
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CELEBRATION RSVP’S AND RAFFLE TICKETS
Celebration invitations were recently sent home. Please remember to return the RSVP card along with a check to purchase event tickets and raffle tickets. Or, use the link below to purchase your event tickets.
Raffle tickets will also be sold at Mass the weekend of March 9th and 10th, as well as at the door the night of the event. We are still accepting donation items. Please contact Lisa Crane firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsey Yoder email@example.com with any questions.
LOCKDOWN DRILL COMING THIS WEEK
We will be conducting a lockdown drill THIS WEEK. No one will be permitted to enter or leave the building during the drill. In order to effectively practice this scenario, we will not be announcing the exact day or time of the drill. However, we want to let you know that the drill will take placeone afternoon this week so that you can keep this in mind in regard to appointments and so as not to cause alarm if you come to the school and find us temporarily locked down. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to make safety a priority.
ACADEMIC CHALLENGE TEAM PRACTICE TODAY
The Academic Challenge Team will practice every Tuesday. The next practice is February 19 from 3:20 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 206.
SPEED STACKS MEETS THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
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 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.
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
St. Hilary scholarship applicationswere due January 18. The application process is now closed. Complete applications will be reviewed and those receiving awards will be individually notified by February 22.
CHESS CLUB MEETS NEXT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (NO MEETING FEBRUARY 18)
The winter session of Chess Club will meet on Mondays from 3:05 to 4:05 p.m. in the Spanish Room. Meeting dates are February 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 to register. Questions? Please contact Chess Scholars at 847-482-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
St. Hilary Spring Sports for 2019
Spring Sports registration opens February 1. The CLOSE DATE FOR ALL CYO SPORTS IS Feb. 26th. NO EXCEPTION.
If your son or daughter DID NOT play a fall or winter CYO sport they WILL NEED TO FILL OUT A PPF (athlete physical form SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN BEFORE PRACTICE STARTS end of February)
Boys Volleyball grades 3-8 - $100– Registration closes Feb. 26
· If we do not have enough athletes and coaches to field our own teams we will combine with neighboring schools to form a CYO team.
Girls High School Volleyball and Co-Ed High School Volleyball - $95 – Registration closes Feb. 26
· HS Athletes NEED TO FILL OUT PPF form
Lacrosse - $85 for registration, $30 Jersey fee (you keep the jersey) – Registration closes Feb. 26
· This is a new spring sport. If we do not have enough to field our own team we will combine with other neighboring schools.
· Practice will (most likely) be held at St. Hilary Yahner Field and Horning Hall
· Athletes will need to provide their own equipment
· Teams broken into 3rd-6th grade on one team and 7th-8th on the other
· Boys and Girls teams
Track and Field - $60, $18 jersey fee if you do not have one from last year – Registration closes Feb. 26
- WE ARE IN NEED OF A TRACK COMMISSIONER
- IF YOU HAVE THROWING EXPERIENCE OR FIELD EVENT EXPERIENCE COACHES ARE NEEDED
PLEASE CONTACT KELLY KENNEDY 330-329-5138
Registration link FOR ALL CYO SPORTS with PPF Form Details:
Soccer – These are ALL NON-CYO Sports
· Grades K – Munchkin Soccer – IF WE GET A COMMISSIONER AND VOLUNTEERS - Please contact Kelly Kennedy if interested in munchkin commissioner. Registration will open for Munchkin when we get a commissioner.
o virtus training needed, no CYO coaches Development needed. No PPF Forms needed
o 4-5 sessions in May
· Grades 1-2 – All Saints - IF WE GET A COMMISSIONER AND COACHES – Please contact Kelly Kennedy if interested in All Saints commissioner. Registration will open for All Saints when we get a commissioner.
o virtus training needed, no CYO coaches Development needed. No PPF Forms needed
o divided into teams based on the numbers we get. They play at the Fields on Ridgewood
o Starts in Mid-or late April
· Grades 3-8 GASA Soccer - This is different than CYO. It is age based and MUCH MORE COMPETITIVE THAN CYO. Players who have played soccer in the Fall will be contacted by their coaches to register for GASA. If you did not play CYO in the Fall and have interest please contact Lauren Palumbo: email@example.com
SPRING SPORTS COMING, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Spring sports are around the corner. Registrations for spring sports will begin in February and March, and will be announced in the school email.
St. Hilary Athletic Association is looking for volunteers for Track Commissioner (Grades 3-8), Munchkin Commissioner (Kindergarten) and All Saints Soccer Commissioner (1st and 2nd Grade).
Track Commissioner is responsible for entering meet results into database and coordinating communications between coaches and parents.
All Saints Commissioner
All Saints responsibilities include forming teams, coordinating practices, ordering uniforms, and coordinating with the St Sebastian Commissioner on organizing All Saints games.
Munchkin responsibilities include reserving the fields for practice and organizing parent volunteers.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Athletic Director Kelly Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART CLUB MEETING NEXT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
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 February 26, March 26, April 30, and May 21. Please contact Mrs. Metzger at email@example.com with questions.
GREEN TEAM MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
The St. Hilary School Green Team meets once monthly (Wednesdays) from 3:15-4:15 in room 111. Meeting dates are: February 27, March 27, and May 1. Please contact Katie McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SOCCER GEAR COLLECTION THROUGH FEBRUARY 28
The first grade is partnering with the Knights of Columbus to collect new or used soccer shoes, cleats, shin guards, socks, and soccer balls for children who cannot afford them. Items will be donated to the Akron Inner City Soccer Club. Please send donations to Room 106 by February 28. Thank you for your support!
SUBMIT PLACEMENT CONCERNS IN WRITING BY NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Concerns about your child’s class placement for 2019-2020 must be shared in writing with your child’s current teacher by March 1. Requests for specific teachers are not encouraged and cannot be guaranteed.
TUITION ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS DUE NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Tuition assistance applicationsare due by March 1 to be considered for the primary pool of funding. Applications must be submitted online through FACTS. Information about applying for tuition assistance can be found here. Families cannot be considered for tuition assistance without completing a FACTS tuition assistance application online AND without students being re-registered for next year.
If you have questions about tuition assistance, please contact Lou Camerato at email@example.com.
APRIL HOT LUNCH ORDERING BEGINS NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Hot Lunch ordering for April will begin March 1. All orders must be placed and paid for online by March 10. 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:
- Login in MYSCHOOL
- Select Hot Lunch
- Click Current Meals
- Select the name(s) for whom you would like to view orders
- Select the month for which you would like to view orders
- Click Printable Calendar
- Select the name(s) for whom you would like to view orders
- Click Update
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRADE LEVEL TRANSITION MENTORS NEEDED BY NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 1
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! ONLY A FEW SIGNED UP!
Because moving from one grade level to the next carries with it a degree of uncertainty as well as excitement, we offer a grade level transition mentoring program to help bridge the gap as families transition from year to year. Through this program, a list of parent volunteers who agree to serve as resources to be contacted with general questions or concerns about a particular grade level is published each spring. It is time now to update the Grade Level Transition Mentors list for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are willing to be available to field questions fellow parents might have about the grade level your child will soon finish – kindergarten through grade eight – please consider volunteering, as we have only a few volunteers and we can continue this program only with your help. Your commitment is as simple as adding your name to our list and being available to answer occasional questions over the summer or next school year. To volunteer, please email email@example.com by March 1 with your name and grade levels you are willing to represent. Thank you!
OHIO CATHOLIC FEDERAL CREDIT UNION OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 3
The Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union is offering $40,000 in scholarships! For details or to apply, please click here or visit https://www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/about/catholic-outreach-programs/catholic-education-scholarship/. The deadline to apply is March 3.
ROSARY CLUB MEETS MARCH 4
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: March 4, April 8, and May 13 (practice for the school rosary).
FACULTY / STAFF MEETING MARCH 7
STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP ON TIME
There will be a faculty/staff meeting after school on March 7. 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.
GIRL SCOUT MASS SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 11:00am
The annual Girl Scout Mass will be March 10 at 11:00 a.m. at St Hilary Church. The purpose of this special day is to reflect on the Girl Scout Promise-- "On my honor, I will try to serve God, my country, and all mankind."
Leaders: Girl Scout leaders with scouts receiving religious awards (Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple, or Spirit Alive) and medals of highest honor (Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards) should contact Stephanie Reese at <firstname.lastname@example.org> in order to be recognized at mass. Please include your troop number, names of the girl(s) and what award they have earned.
Parents: If your scout is interested in holding a special part in the mass, we need gift bears, greeters, lectors, and petition readers. Older scouts are needed as flag bearers. Spots will be filled on a first come basis. Please respond to Christine Fricker at <email@example.com> with the name of your scout and age, if they would like a special part.
CAT TESTING MARCH 11-22
CAT testing for students in grades 3, 5 and 7 will take place March 11-22. Please be sure your child has a good breakfast and adequate sleep during testing, and avoid scheduling appointments for your child during this time.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BLOOD DRIVE MARCH 11
The St. Hilary Parish Knights of Columbus will sponsor a blood drive in connection with the Red Cross on March 11 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Spiritual Center Lower Level. Please click the link at the end of this email for a flyer with details.
REGISTER FOR ENGINEERING CLUB BY MARCH 11
The final session of Engineering Club will meet from 3:05 to 4:05 on March 25, April 1, 8, 15, and 29, and May 6, 13 and 20 in the Spanish Room. No meeting on April 22. To register, please go to https://www.learningmeansfun.com/signup and enter code SC03.25.19. Register by March 11 for the early bird price of $139.99. Questions? Please call 847-482-9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHINESE, FRENCH AND SPANISH CLUBS MEET MARCH 13
Chinese, French and Spanish clubs will meet monthly from 3:05 to 4:00 p.m. in the Chinese, French and Spanish Rooms. Meeting dates are March 13, April 17, and May 8. Eligible students received information in their foreign language classes.
STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING MARCH 13
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: March 13, April 10, and May 8.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN KIDS CRAFT CLUB
NEXT MEETING IS MARCH 13
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 March 13, April 10, and May 8. Details and registration at www.liveloveandcreate.com/book-online under St. Hilary.
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB MARCH 15
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 March, will be March 15 from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the Library. Additional dates are: April 5, and May 3 (for May, June and July birthdays). Questions? Please contact Mrs. Slanina at email@example.com.
PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD POSITIONS BY MARCH 15
The St. Hilary Parents’ Association is seeking nominations for two positions on the Board that will become vacant at the end of this school year: President-Elect and Treasurer. Both positions have a two-year term, with the President-Elect becoming President during the second year of the term. If you would like more information, or would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please email current Parents’ Association President Jamie Malick at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.
SCHOOL CLOSING / BUSING UPDATE
With the first round of local school closings and delays behind us and more winter weather in the forecast, we want to remind those of you whose children ride the Copley-Fairlawn, Highland, Revere, or Woodridge buses to be sure to check not only for St. Hilary School closings or delays, but also for closings or delays affecting the district that provides your child's bus transportation to and from St. Hilary. If we receive notification of closings or delays from these districts, we will make every effort to pass that information along to you. However, these districts may not always notify us of closings or delays in a timely manner, so please be sure to watch for their closing or delay information along with ours.
MOORFIELD ROAD DROP-OFF SAFETY
Parents, we have had reports of unsafe situations during our morning drop-off on Moorfield Road. Cars have been dropping students off at the back of the line and then pulling around the line, left of center, head-on into oncoming traffic. Students may be dropped off ONLY at the designated point where a staff member is on duty. Drivers should NEVER pull around the line onto the opposite side of the street. Please help keep everyone safe by adhering to these procedures. Thank you!
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. 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 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:
April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
The Revere Transportation Department has informed us of another change in the transportation they will provide for St. Hilary School students on days Revere is not in school for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. The Revere Transportation Department will provide morning bus pick-up directly at each neighborhood for those on the "St. Hilary direct" route. Those not on this route wishing to ride the morning bus to school must go to Bath Elementary for pick-up there. No afternoon buses will be provided. This will be the case on the following dates:
March 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
SECOND SEMESTER CAC MEETINGS FOR GRADES 6-8 ARE UNDERWAY
CAC - Catholic Athletes for Christ has been going strong this year. We will continue to meet at lunchtime on the following dates. We would love to have you join us to dig deeper into your faith as related to athletics. Non-athletes are welcome as well. We share fellowship with the common interest of sports. The group is led by Rachel Maykut (youth ministry leader) and Coach Kennedy. Click the following link to register: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106409/leagues
Meetings are held at lunchtime in the computer lab for 7th and 8th grade and in Miss Buzzi’s room for 6th grade. Grab your lunch and join us.
8th grade: Jan. 24, Feb. 7, 21, Mar. 7, 21, April 4, 18, May 2, 16
6th and 7th grades: Jan. 17, 31, Feb. 14, 28, Mar. 14, 28, April 11, May 9, 23
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.
2019-2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR
At this time of year, we always receive questions about when the school calendar will be published for the next school year. Due to information we must include from the Diocese in order to build our calendar, as well as approval required by the Diocese once our calendar is created, our calendar will not be published until sometime in February. The calendar will be emailed to school families as soon as it is finalized.
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.
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.
Please encourage your extended family and friends to register too.
Please contact Maria Donatelli Peterson at
330 715-7604 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com for the school’s online calendar. Complete information about items of interest to school families can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 Camp Christopher summer camps
Flyers for Camp Invention at St. Hilary (June 17-21, entering grades K-6)
Tuesday, February 19
3:20 – 4:00 p.m.
Academic Challenge Practice
Wednesday, February 20
Thursday, February 21
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Grade 2 First Communion Parent Meeting
Friday, February 22
WE WILL FOLLOW SCHEDULE B TODAY DUE TO MASS
School Mass for Grades K-8
Please join us!
Monday, February 25
Fire Safety for Rooms 104, 106, 107, 205, 207, 209
3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26
Fire Safety for Rooms 101, 102, 103, 105, 108, 110, 204, 206, 208
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
3:20 – 4:00 p.m.
Academic Challenge Practice
Wednesday, February 27
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Green Team Meeting
Thursday, February 28
Grade 7 to St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
Grade 8 High School Shirt Day
Friday, March 1
WE WILL FOLLOW SCHEDULE B TODAY DUE TO MASS
April Hot Lunch ordering opens today – all orders must be placed and paid for online by March 10
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 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 Sunday, March 17, 2019:
Blood Drive March 11.pdf