Hilliard Highlights 
 
February 5, 2017
CALENDAR
  
Pawsitive Tuesday
Tues, Feb. 7
wear your green and white or Big 3 shirt

The 100th Day of School 
Wed, Feb. 8

Magic Gives Back
Saturday, Feb. 11
at 7 p.m.
WHS PAC

PTA Reflections Ceremony
Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 pm
WHS PAC 
 
Valentine's Day Classroom Parties
Tues, Feb. 14 at 1:30
 
PTA Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 16 
9 a.m. in the Cafe
 
PTA Founder's Day
Thursday, February 16
6 p.m.
Wagner's of Westlake

One School, One Book Kick Off
Monday, Feb. 27 





 
 
   
 
 
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From the Principal's Desk

As we head into the first full week of February, we are excited about our One School, One Book Program, sponsored by our Hilliard PTA.  The kick-off is February 27th; the book title and all the books will be distributed.  
 
What is One School, One Book?  It is a program designed to support reading for fun at home with your family.  All four elementary schools in the district will be reading the same book at the same time.  More details will be coming in the weeks ahead.
 
This week, we have our Pawsitive Tuesday Recognition and Assembly.  Our focus for the month of February will be Thinker and Creativity.  Throughout the month, school staff members will look for students who display these characteristics and nominate them for recognition.  
 
Friday will be another High-Five Raffle.  Our PTA helps to support the High-Five Store four times a year, and the raffle items are donated by staff members each school year.  
 
Magic Gives Back is this coming weekend.  We are hoping for a sold out show.  If you have not bought your tickets yet, now is the time; you don't want to miss out on a great show with your Hilliard family!
 
Have a great week!
Yours for Kids~ Principal Tucker   
PTA Artist in Resid ence
February 6 ,7, 8 and 13,14 and 15 th  during art classes
Engelhart (right) working with Mark Mothersbaugh (left) 
Casey Engelhart will be joining us as our February Artist in Resident. Casey is from Akron Ohio.  Casey recently received his BFA in Printmaking from Kent State University and plans on attending Graduate school in the near future as he continues to pursue art as a passion and career. His most notable collaboration is having the opportunity to work with artist Mark Mothersbaugh for his Myopia show, as well as creating a graffiti mural at Inema Arts Center in Rwanda, Africa. Casey looks to push his limitations and expand his horizons through art in as many ways as possible. Casey is excited to come to Hilliard to show our students the art of printmaking and design. Students will work as individuals to learn the techniques and then as a whole to create a memorable mural for our school.
MAGIC GIVES BACK is this Saturday!! Get Your Tickets Before They Sell Out!
Magic Gives Back is a Las Vegas Style Magic Show combining visual effects, illusions, comedy and mind-blowing magic! World-renowned magician, Rick Smith Jr. and his team of dancers, jugglers, strongmen and more will dazzle with jaw-dropping magic and illusion!
 
Tickets are expected to sell quickly! Order yours online now. A portion of proceeds will benefit Hilliard and Bassett PTAs, and students can qualify to win many exciting prizes including an autographed poster from performers, backstage pass & pizza party, even a limo ride with lunch. Be sure to enter one student's name (per order) and select Hilliard Elementary when ordering tickets.

Saturday, February 11 at 7 p.m.
Westlake High School Performing Arts Center
27830 Hilliard Blvd
 
VIP seating: $20
General seating: $15
 
Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Sign up here to help!             
 
Questions? Contact Kristen Pugh or Sarah Camden.  
Deadline to RSVP is Monday, February 6!
 
Founder's Day is the opportunity to recognize and thank individual PTA members who have really made a difference in our kids' lives.

Our dinner will be held on February 16th at Wagner's of Westlake
6:00PM - Social Hour
7:00PM - Dinner
8:00PM - Award Presentation
Please RSVP with our online form today!

Please contact Sarah Camden with any comments or questions.
PTA Reflections Recognition Program
 
Please join us on  Sunday February 12th at 2:00 pm at the WHS PAC to recognize all of this year's participants in PTA's Reflections Art Program.  This year's theme is "What Is Your Story?" and winners will be announced at this time.  All are welcome!
Box Tops: Just Keep Clipping! 
Deadline: Friday, February 24
 
Looking for a productive indoor activity that helps your school? Consider getting your Huskies to peruse your pantry for Box Tops. Collecting Box Tops helps your school earn lots of cash. You can download a collection sheet here.

The classes are competing to see which class can collect the most Box Tops. Check out the poster across from the cafeteria to see who's in the lead. Questions? Please contact Alena Bodova

Big Kid Resale Selling Opportunity

Westlake's 
Big   Kid   ReSale  is a sale of gently used  kid s clothing, size 5T - Juniors,  kid s toys, games and books as well as sports, music and computer equipment, furniture and miscellaneous items. Vendors price and sell their own items and keep all the profits. 

This sale is sponsored by Holly Lane Elementary School PTA  
 
This year's sale is Saturday, March 4th from 8 am - noon.

Don't delay if you are interested in participating as the  ReSale  tables sell out quickly.

Click  HERE  for the registration form with more details.
Westlake Council of PTAs Fundraiser

RUE 254 Dining Fundraiser
Rue 254 is a proud partner with the Westlake Council of PTAs.  Every Wednesday, during the months of January and February, 20% of your total bill, will come back to help Council continue to put on exciting educational events such as Screenagers, Hidden in Plain Sight, and Love & Logic. Please click here for more details. 
Dollars for Scholars: March 17 at 6 pm, WHS

Dollars for Scholars is a fun evening for all ages featuring a basketball game between Westlake High School seniors and Westlake City Schools staff! Presented by Westlake Council of PTAs, Dollars for Scholars raises funds to provide scholarships for Westlake High School graduating seniors. Last year, ten $1,000 scholarships were given by Westlake Council of PTAs!

Doors open at 6 pm; game starts at 7:00 pm. Additionally, there are silent auctions and raffles, one with a $1,000 cash prize, children's activities, concessions and more.

Donations Needed for Silent Auctions and Raffles!
Click here for more information.

Contact Diane Jordanger at 201-394-1087 with donations. All donations are due by Friday, March 10.

Ticket Sales Coming Soon!
Game tickets are $5.00. Cash prize raffle tickets are $5.00.  
Support Hilliard by doing what you already do
 
Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile ( smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice at no cost to you.    
  • Visit smile.amazon.com. Use your Amazon login.
  • After logging in, it will ask you to select a charitable organization to start shopping. Enter PTA Ohio Congress Hilliard El
  • Start shopping and support your PTA.
Giant Eagle Gift Cards
Available for purchase through Miss Reisdorff. 5% of the sale goes directly to the PTA. We accept cash and checks made out to Hilliard PTA. Gift cards can be applied toward purchases at Giant Eagle or GetGo.
Flyer Connection Page - Get Connected 

 
Click here to see a listing of all the flyers.
Thank you for supporting our students!
  
Ginny Krouse, President
Hilliard Elementary PTA