Thursday, August 21, 2008

Open House, etc

Hilsman Open House

Open House will be Tuesday August 26 from 6:30 pm. Everyone will meet in the cafeteria for a brief presentation and introduction of the staff, then you can follow an abbreviated schedule of your children's classes that will allow you to meet their teachers and hear about curriculum,etc.


Future Business Leaders of America will hold their first meeting on Aug 26 from 4-5:30. You may download an application form at For questions, please contact Mr. Dorsey at

Math Counts

Math Counts has begun training. It meets every morning at 7:15 in Mr. Bacchus' room


The PTO has a number of fundraisers planned for the year that you can help with. Funds collected go to support various needs in the school that can not be met by traditional budgets.

Kroger Earning Plus Learning - be sure to get your scan sheet (available at and have it scanned with your Plus card to get credit for Hilsman whenever you shop at Kroger
Publix- Coming soon, we will have a similar scan card for use at Publix
Pampered Chef - Items will be on display at Open House. All profits will go to the Hilsman PTO
Cookie Dough - A great holiday item, the PTO will do a joint fundraiser with the band in November
Box Tops for Education - Bring in your Box top labels from General Mills Brand foods. Bring them to your homeroom - the class with the most coupons will win a pizza party.

Still to come: We will be adding more info about other school clubs and activities to the website as they become available. We will also have an updated teacher email list. There is a list from last year on our website that has many of the teachers and staff but none of the new ones.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

First Week of School

We hope you and your kids are surviving the first week of school. Here are a few items of interest:

First PTO meeting

The first PTO meeting of the year will be held Monday, August 18 at 6pm in the Hilsman Media Center. The PTO will outline plans for the year and Dr. Price and a number of teachers and staff will be on hand to go over some of the changes this year and answer your questions.

Chorus Concert Dates

Thursday, Nov. 6 Fall Concert 7:00 P.M.

Thursday, Dec. 11 Winter/Holiday Concert 7:00 P.M.

TBA (Feb. 2009) African American History Program 7:00 P.M.

Thursday, Apr. 16 Spring Showcase Chorus Concert 7:00 P.M.

Sports Schedules

Many of the sports schedules are now available online at the PTO website. Please go to to view the schedules

Kroger Earning Plus Learning

Do you shop at Kroger? Do you have a Plus card? If so, you absolutely must get connected to the Earning Plus Learning program. Even if you participated last year, you must sign up again. All you have to do is take our flyer to Kroger one time and they will scan the barcode on the flyer and the bar code on your Plus card and then all purchases you make between then and the end of May will add credit to the Hilsman account. You can download/print the form from our webpage:

Open House

Stay tuned for the date of Open House where you can visit your children's classrooms and meet the teachers.