A Letter from Principal Newton!

Dear Parents,

Thank you for a very smooth start to the school year.  This year we continue our focus on Social Emotional Learning, with Tuesday being our SEL day for lessons and Morning Assembly discussion.  Also, this past week was Coordinated School Health Week, where we focused on learning ways to be healthy in mind, body and spirit!  Soon we will be having Mindful Monday lessons at Monday Morning Assemblies.

Our present enrollment at Hill is 952 students.  Thank you, parents, for continuing to practice safe habits at arrival and dismissal each day.  We are pleased to share that we will not be leveling any classes at Hill School this year.  The leveling process of having to add or lose classrooms can be a difficult one, so we are thankful that we will not have to make any changes to our student’s schedules this school year.

We enjoyed seeing all of our parents at BTSN this past week.  Thank you for being so supportive of students and teachers at Hill School.  This week we have also enjoyed our student council elections and are very proud of our students who chose to run for student council representative.  This takes courage and is a skill we want all of our students to have.

Thank you to our PTA for a fantastic Sock Hop event last week.  This is always a fun time to celebrate the start of school on the grounds with family and friends.  Our Creative Learning Initiative fine arts enrichment began in our kindergarten classes this past week.  Finally, we hope to see parents at this week’s Principal Coffee.  After another volunteer training, we will share happenings and updates, along with introducing the new writing plan we are implementing at Hill this year.

See you in the halls!