Monday, October 15, 2018
OCTOBER 15 NEWS
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ST. HILARY NIGHT OUT AT CAVS GAME DECEMBER 14
Saint Hilary Athletic Association is once again hosting a night out with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The CAVS will take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday December 14th at 7PM. Limited tickets are available at $40 each. Please click the link at the end of this email for a flyer with more details. We are invited to run the 50/50 during the first half of the game. Please contact Jennifer Sevald at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering to sell raffle tickets or if you have any questions. Watch Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. take on Giannis Antetokounmpo “the Greek Freak”. If you don’t know Giannis, you might want to Google him and learn the amazing story of how he became an NBA star after being discovered in Greece selling DVDs and sunglasses on the streets. This event is always a fun evening for our families and a portion of the 50/50 proceeds benefit our Athletic Association!
MEALS NEEDED FOR SCHOOL FAMILY – MANY SLOTS STILL OPEN
The Radel Family is a new family at St. Hilary School this year. Alex Radel is currently a fifth grader in Mrs. Rauber's class. His mom, Emily, underwent hip replacement surgery last week, and meals for the family would be especially helpful during her recovery. Meals are scheduled every weeknight through the end of October. Please click here if you would like to view the Meal Train calendar and volunteer to provide a meal for the family. Thank you!
SEVENTH GRADE IMMUNIZATIONS - IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUIRED!
Seventh grade parents, please be reminded that the school clinic needs the dates of your child’s Tdap booster and Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccines. You can provide this information either by completing and returning the bottom of the form sent home with your seventh grader, or by simply emailing your child’s name and the date each immunization was administered to email@example.com. Please provide this information immediately so that our records can be in compliance with reporting requirements. Thank you!
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE FORMS DUE TODAY
Forms to schedule parent-teacher conferences on November 8-9 have been sent home with the youngest/only students in each family. Please check your child’s backpack for this important gold paper. PLEASE NOTE that every family (kindergarten through grade 8) is asked to schedule a conference with the homeroom teacher only for each child at this time. Conferences may be scheduled at a separate time with other subject area teachers as needed. On November 8-9, the advanced math and specials teachers, as well as auxiliary personnel, will also be available for conferences. Please complete and return the form by TODAY to schedule all requested conferences.
RESPECT LIFE BABY SHOWER THROUGH TODAY
The St. Hilary Respect Life Committee is sponsoring a BABY SHOWER for the Embrace Care and Clinic, recently renamed Community Pregnancy Center, a loving place for pregnant women and their families to receive help.
Please donate, if you are able, one of the following baby shower items...
1st grade-newborn onesies
2nd grade-newborn footed sleepers
3rd grade-newborn gowns
4th grade-newborn to 3 month outfits
5th grade-newborn footed sleepers
6th grade-receiving blankets
7th grade-socks or underwear size 2T-4T
8th grade-newborn-3 month winter wear (coats, hats, mittens, or socks)
Items will be collected in the school hallway October 8- October 15. Please place the gift in the hallway baby crib. Gently used items are also appreciated. Contact Stephanie Reese with questions <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thank you!
CHESS CLUB MEETS TODAY
Chess Club will meet on Mondays from 3:05 to 4:05 p.m. in the Spanish Room on the following dates: October 15, October 22, October 29, and November 5. Please contact Chess Scholars at 847-482-9999 or email@example.com for more information.
ACADEMIC CHALLENGE TEAM PRACTICE TOMORROW
The Academic Challenge Team will practice every Tuesday. The next practice is October 16 from 3:20 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 206.
SOAP DRIVE / CRAZY HAT & SILLY SOCKS DAY THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
Student Council is sponsoring a soap drive to benefit those in need in our community. Students who bring in a requested item from the list below may wear a crazy hat or silly socks THISWEDNESDAY, October 17. This is not a dress-down day. Crazy hats and silly socks are to be worn with school uniforms.
Kindergarten – Children’s shampoo (2 if possible – fruit scented)
Grade 1 – Bars of soap or body wash
Grade 2 – Baby wash / shampoo (2 if possible)
Grade 3 – Toothpaste (2 if possible)
Grade 4 – Body lotion (2 if possible)
Grade 5 – Shampoo (2 if possible - VO5 is under $1)
Grade 6 – Tooth brushes
Grade 7 – Bags of razors (for teens and senior men on Giving Tree)
Grade 8 – Deodorant for teens
SKI CLUB MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
Ski Club travels to Brandywine Ski Resort on Friday evenings in January and February and is open to students in grades 4-8. An informational meeting will be held for interested students THIS WEDNESDAY October 17 from 3:05 to 3:20 p.m. in Horning Hall. Parents are welcome but not required to attend. Any parents interested in becoming a Ski Club advisor (to help chaperone on Fridays), please contact Elsy Nemr at 330-310-0078 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also contact Elsy with any questions.
FIRST QUARTER ENDS THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
SECOND QUARTER DRESS CODE CHANGES BEGIN THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
The approach of the second quarter THIS FRIDAY, October 19 brings a few changes. Shorts are not permitted during the second and third quarters, but turtlenecks may be worn during both quarters. As a reminder, with the weather turning cooler, sweaters may be plain knit, buttoned cardigans, crew necks or V-necks that are a solid color navy, grey, white, or true red. Sweaters should not be oversized or cropped. They should not have ornamentation, logos, hoods or turtlenecks. Also, the uniform sweatshirts that may be worn are grey or navy can be purchased through the school. Red or navy quarter zip sweatshirts are permitted for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and may be purchased through the school, as well. No other sweatshirts are permitted. Finally, coats, jackets and other outerwear must be kept in the classroom and may not be worn during the school day. For more specific dress code information, please see the Family Handbook.
PICTURE RETAKE DAY THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
School picture retake day is THIS THURSDAY, October 18, for students who either were absent on September 5 when school pictures were taken, or wish to have photos retaken. Students having photos taken for the first time may order online at www.mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID Code WP048029Y1, or via one of the limited number of hard copy forms available in the office. Students having photos retaken need to bring their original package of photos with them to give to the photographer. School pictures should arrive at school shortly and will be sent home as soon as they are received. Flyers with information about retake day are available in the school office.
FAREWELL TO MRS. ARNONE THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
As many of you know, our previous principal, Mrs. Arnone, became the Assistant Superintendent for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Due to the timing, we were unable to give her a proper sendoff. Mrs. Arnone will join us for our October 19 school Mass, where we will say farewell and wish her success in her new role. Please join us if you are able!
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
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 October, will be October 19 from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the Library. Additional dates are: November 16, December 7, January 11, February 15, March 15, April 5, and May 3 (for May, June and July birthdays). Questions? Please contact Mrs. Slanina at email@example.com.
ST. HILARY SCHOOL FAMILY FALL FEST THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
SPONSORED BY PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Fall Fest is Saturday, October 20, 5:30-9:30 pm 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 10/17/17 or $25 at the door.
5:30- Dinner buffet opens in multipurpose room: pizza, pasta, subs, salad, fruit, lemonade
5:30-7:30 Halloween carnival games in the gym/ View the decorated pumpkins
7:30 Decorated pumpkin contest winners announced/ dinner ends/ games close
7:45-9:20 Projected movie & popcorn in gym- Hotel Transylvania 3
7:00-9:20 Outside campfire with marshmallow roasting
- Registration flyers were 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 two bags of individually wrapped candy or non-edible treats. Place in Fall Fest candy box in school main hallway the week prior to the event Oct. 15-19.
- 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.
- Adult volunteers are needed. Adult volunteers please sign up at this Signup Genius link to help with set-up, kitchen, baking, & campfire supervision. Click here to volunteer!
- Student volunteers (grade 5th and up) please sign up at this Signup Genius link to work at a carnival game. Scout leaders may bring younger volunteers to work a game. Click here to volunteer!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING FALL FUNDRAISER
UPCOMING DATES TO NOTE
Our Fall Fundraiser has ended.
The week of October 22-26 is a dress down week (dress up on Friday, October 26) for students who qualify. More information will be provided to qualifying students.
The prize party for qualifying students will be held on October 25. More information will be provided to students who qualify.
Cookie dough order pick-up will be November 12 from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Spiritual Center Gathering Area. This is the only way to receive cookie dough orders, as cookie dough cannot be shipped. Cookie dough must be picked up at this time, as it is frozen and cannot be stored at school. The link to order cookie dough can be found on the fundraising website (see student packet for more information), at the bottom of the list of magazines, labeled “Mrs. Fields”.
Thank you for your support of this important fundraiser! Questions? Please contact Sandy Winkelmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREEN TEAM STARTING NEXT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
Calling all students interested in the environment and caring for creation! The St. Hilary School Green Team is getting started this month and would love your participation. Meetings will be once monthly (Wednesdays) from 3:15-4:15 in room 111. Meeting dates are: October 24, November 28, December 19, January 30,February 27, March 27, and May 1. Please send in permission forms (click link at end of email for attachment) as soon as possible. Contact Katie McCarthy, email@example.com, with any questions.
FIRST QUARTER PROGRESS REPORTS AVAILABLE NEXT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
The first quarter ends on October 18. First quarter progress reports for students in grades 1-8 will be available on October 25. Kindergarteners will receive a paper progress report.
SPEED STACKS MEETS NEXT THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 – NOTE ALL NEW DATES!
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 October 25, November 15, December 13, January 24, February 21, March 21, and May 2. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DATES HAVE BEEN REVISED DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT. Come occasionally or every month! Speed Stacks meets from 8:00 to 8:20 a.m. in Horning Hall.
STUDENT COUNCIL INDUCTION NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
INDUCTEES MAY DRESS UP
Student Council officers and representatives will be inducted at the October 26 school Mass. Mass begins at 9:30 a.m. Students being inducted may dress up.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR OPEN M THROUGH OCTOBER 27-28
As one of OPEN M Ministries' Covenant Churches, our Parish community has committed to donating 210 boxes of Carnation Breakfast Essentials to Christmas for the Love of Children, OPEN M's annual Christmas Food and Gift Drive. A 10 pack box of Carnation Breakfast Essentials (any flavor) can be purchased at Giant Eagle, Acme, Walmart, or Target. Our goal is to collect 210 boxes by October 27-28! Donations can be dropped in the collection bins at the doors of the church or in the Parish Donation Hallway.
REGISTER FOR ENGINEERING CLUB BY OCTOBER 29
Engineering Club is open to students in grades 1-6 and is now registering for the fall session. Let's Build It - Chain Reaction in Action! The ball rolls down the ramp, turns the switch, that moves the post, that activates the zip-line, that knocks the ball down the ramp and into the goal! In this STEAM program, students will be building Rube Goldberg “Mouse Trap” chain-reaction machines featuring levers, pulleys, and other simple machines. Engineering and physics concepts will be introduced and reinforced through hands-on, innovative lessons and creative play time. Problem solving skills and teamwork will be put to the test as the complexity of the projects increases from week to week. On the final class, there will be a building competition - How many contraptions can you connect in chain reaction? No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and build. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!
Meeting dates will be on Mondays from 3:05 to 4:05 p.m. in the Spanish Room on the following dates: November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3,December 10, and December 17. Register by October 29 for the early bird price of $105. No refunds or make-ups. To register, please go tohttps://www.learningmeansfun.com/signup and enter the code SCO11.12.18. Please contact Afterschool Enrichment Solutions at 847-482-9999 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ART CLUB MEETING OCTOBER 30
Art Club is open to students in grades 6-8. Students in these grades will receive information about Art Club in their art classes. 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. Additional meeting dates will be October 30, November 27, December 18, January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30, andMay 21.
HALLOWEEN PARADE OCTOBER 31
We will hold our school Halloween parade on October 31 at 2:15 p.m. Students in grades K-8 will participate in the parade and should bring their costumes in a bag to change into before the parade. This is not a dress down day. Face paint and props that have wheels or resemble weapons are not permitted. Students will parade around the school grounds, weather permitting, or through hallways and around Horning Hall in case of rain. Please join us if you are able!
CATHOLIC ATHLETES FOR CHRIST TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER
Athletes in grades 6-8 are encouraged to join us during lunch periods for fellowship and fun. How do you use your sports life to walk out your faith? Join us to find out and share with us. Play a club sport and not CYO? No problem…join us too!
REGISTER HERE: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106409/leagues
DECEMBER HOT LUNCH ORDERING BEGINS NOVEMBER 1
Hot Lunch ordering for December begins November 1. All orders must be placed and paid for online by November 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. Cheese or jelly sandwiches with side items 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 email@example.com.
FACULTY / STAFF MEETING NOVEMBER 1
STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP ON TIME
There will be a faculty/staff meeting after school on November 1. All students picked up by car or in the hallway must be picked up on time. 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.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOVEMBER 1 - 12
Many volunteers are needed to have a successful Book Fair. Consider volunteering your time to support our school library! Assistance is needed for unpacking and setting up the Book Fair on Thursday, November 1st ; each school day from 8:30 – 4:00 to be cashiers and assist students; and Monday, November 12 at 8 a.m. with re-packaging the remaining books for return to Scholastic and moving library furniture back into place. If you are able to volunteer, contact Sandee Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR COMING NOVEMBER 2-9
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held November 2-9 in the Library. Students will visit the Book Fair with their classes, and parents may shop during Parent-Teacher Conferences on the evening of November 8 and from 8:00 a.m. to noon on November 9. Please mark your calendar and watch for more information.
LOST AND FOUND CLEAN-OUT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5
The Lost and Found bins are getting full! Bins will be cleaned out and contents displayed on tables in the Multi-Purpose Room the week of November 5. Please ask your child to check for any missing items, or stop by the tables yourself during conferences on November 8 and 9. Any items not claimed after conferences end on November 9 will be donated to charity.
STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 7
Student Council officers and homeroom representatives will meet monthly on the following dates from 3:10 to 3:40 p.m. in the Library: November 7, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 8.
A PERSONAL INVITATION TO MEN’S RETREAT NOVEMBER 10 AND 11
Dads – Come as you are…and be renewed!
Having put my two daughters through St. Hilary School, I know how busy those years can be as a parent and as a father. That is why I am personally inviting all dads of the school to join me and other men of the parish, November 10th and 11th, at Loyola Retreat House, in Green, OH, for the Christ Renews His Parishmen’s retreat. If I had to settle on the most significant thing that the retreat gave me, it would be a new-found sense of peace in my life. Working long hours, running from one family event to another, and dealing with the “noise” of everyday life, it is easy to lose track of our faith life. This weekend retreat is a time to slow down, recharge, and refocus…an opportunity to reset our sights on what matters most.
This retreat is for all men, no matter how “weak” or “strong” your faith, and no matter how “worthy” or “unworthy” you may feel. Jesus calls all of us to a personal relationship with him – so come as you are! This is not a weekend of preaching or teaching, but rather a weekend of witnessing and sharing of faith stories (mostly by the team putting on the retreat). There is a good balance of group time, one-on-one time, and personal time. The food is great (and plenty…as is the coffee), and you have your own room in which to sleep.
Registering is easy…either on the parish website at sthilarychurch.org/mens-crhp/ or by calling the parish office at 330-867-1055 and speaking with Randy Malick.
I would be delighted if you were able to join us, enjoy our hospitality, and spend a weekend with Jesus.
Thanks for your consideration of this invitation, and may God bless you.
Men’s CRHP 2018
COOKIE DOUGH PICK-UP NOVEMBER 12
Cookie dough purchased through the fall fundraiser will be available for pick up on Monday, November 12 from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Spiritual Center Gathering Area. Because dough is frozen, it MUST be picked up at this time. Cookie dough cannot be shipped to homes. Please mark your calendar now and watch for updates as this date approaches. Questions? Please contact Sandy Winkelmann at email@example.com or 330-635-0732.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOVEMBER 13 – ALL ARE WELCOME
The St. Hilary School Board will meet November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the school faculty room. The School Board meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to attend.
KIDS CRAFT CLUB MEETING NOVEMBER 14
The Kids Craft Club for students in grades 3-8 will meet on the second Wednesday of each month after school until 4:30 p.m. Meeting dates are November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 8. October's craft is a Countdown Calendar. It can be used to count down to birthdays, holidays, vacations and more. Details and registration at www.liveloveandcreate.com/kidsclub
ROSARY CLUB MEETS NOVEMBER 19
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: November 19, December 3, 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.
CELEBRATION 2019- AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED!
Celebration, our school's largest annual fundraiser, will be held on March 16, 2019. We are seeking 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! Please contact Celebration Co-Chairs Lindsey Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Crane at email@example.com any questions. Mark your calendars and watch for more information to come!
GRADES K-2 MUNCHKIN BASKETBALL AND GRADES 3-12 CYO BASKETBALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Basketball registration for Grades K-12 is now open. Please register at
**Mandatory meeting November 7th for Parents of ALL CYO Grade School participants
*** PHYSICAL FORMS MUST BE UP TO DATE to participate. We will collect them on November 7th (If you have not submitted to registrar already). The form MUST be signed by a physician. Click her for the form Preparticipation Form (PPF) – Please complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to the St. Hilary Athletic Association for details on coaching and sport specific information. Coaches must get certified.
We are looking for more coaches. We can train you if you are unsure but want to work with your kids.
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 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!
ACME COMMUNITY CASH BACK PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY
The Acme Community Cash Back Program has started! This generous program gives 5% of qualified purchases as a cash to our school. Your part is easy – just save your entire receipt when you shop at Acme and then send your receipts to school 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. This program runs from August 9 through December 29, 2018 so please keep saving all those receipts until the end of the year. 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.
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 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 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 theContact 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:
Pack 3390 Scouting flyers/registration forms (open to boys and girls in grades K-5)
Flyers for piano lessons with Fern Kulow at St. Hilary
Fall Fest flyers
Flyers for CVCA Open House October 26
Flyers / ticket order forms for The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre (November 24 – December 2)
Monday, October 15
9:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Grade 8 to Regal Cinemas
3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16
3:20 – 4:00 p.m.
Academic Challenge Practice
Wednesday, October 17
Soap Drive / Crazy Hat & Silly Sock Day
3:05 – 3:20 p.m.
Ski Club Meeting
Thursday, October 18
End of First Quarter
School Picture Re-take Day – students having pictures taken may dress up – please bring original photo packet for re-takes
Friday, October 19
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Birthday Book Club for October birthdays
School Mass for Grades 1-8
Farewell to Mrs. Arnone
Please join us!
Saturday, October 20
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Grade 2 First Reconciliation Retreat
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Horning Hall / Multi-Purpose Room
Monday, October 22
Fall Fundraiser Dress-down Day for Qualifying Students
Fire Safety for Rooms 104, 106, 107, 205, 207, 209
3:05 – 4:04 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23
Fall Fundraiser Dress-down Day for Qualifying Students
Fire Safety for Rooms 101, 102, 103, 105, 108, 110, 204, 206, 208
3:20 – 4:00 p.m.
Academic Challenge Practice
Wednesday, October 24
Fall Fundraiser Dress-down Day for Qualifying Students
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Green Team Meeting
Thursday, October 25
Fall Fundraiser Dress-down Day for Qualifying Students
Fall Fundraiser Party for Qualifying Students
First Quarter Report Cards
8:00 – 8:20 a.m.
Friday, October 26
Fall Fundraiser Dress-up Day for Qualifying Students
School Mass for Grades 1-8
Student Council Induction
Please join us!
Sunday, October 28
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grade 2 First Reconciliation Retreat
Monday, October 29
3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
3:20- 4:00 p.m.
Academic Challenge Practice
Wednesday, October 31
See above for details
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 Saturday, November 10, 2018:
Fall Fest Registration 2018.pdf
Green Team Permission Slip.pdf