It was nice seeing everyone for Parent Teacher Conferences. 
Have a great weekend!

March 18, 2016


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Next Week at Hilltop
Notes from the Head of School
Curriculum Night
Family Contra Dance
Hilltop Helpers
Community News
Next Week at Hilltop
Monday 3/21/16
Cultural Cooking 

Wednesday 3/23/16
Spanish with Marco Make up Class

Thursday 3/24/16
All School Gathering

Check out the 2015-16 School Calendar 

Coming Up...

Wednesday 3/30/16
UE Field Trip

Monday 4/4/16
UE Ultimate Frisbee

Tuesday 4/5/16
MS Ultimate Frisbee

Friday 4/8/16
Seasonal Shelter Dinner by CH

Friday 4/14/16
UE Play

Notes from the Head of School

Get your tickets for Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem on Saturday, April 23rd, at 2pm at the Latchis Theatre! And if you can buy an extra ticket for a family who can't, please do so.

This concert will help with the goal of increasing the equity of access to events like this and to Hilltop!! We are starting an endowment campaign to help support future generations of students attending Hilltop Montessori School no matter what their family's finances allow. We're hoping this community concert brings attention to our commitment to serving students from all economic backgrounds.

The concert, which is sponsored by Brattleboro Subaru, Farnum Insulators, PDSC Law, Prentiss Smith & Company, The Richards Group, Silver Forest, Inc., Sovernet and Stevens & Associates, will benefit Hilltop's Tuition Assistance Program. Currently 50% of current Hilltop families receive some kind of tuition assistance, both from State programs and school funds. The school's goal is to have the student body truly reflect the diversity of the Brattleboro community. The need for tuition assistance is growing as costs increase. We do not want our school finances to be so tuition driven, so we need to build an endowment.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $10 for children. In order to include families of lower income levels, Hilltop and the Latchis are structuring ticket sales with a "buy one, donate one" option. The two organizations have partnered with the Boys and Girls Club, Youth Services, HCRS, and Groundworks Collective to help distribute tickets to children who might not otherwise be able to attend. 

Tickets are available on-line here.  

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night
Thursday, April 7, 5:30 pm

Physical Science: How the World Works
The faculty invites you to come learn how the physical sciences are taught throughout the Montessori curriculum. You will have the opportunity to participate in a physical science lesson at each program level. At the end of the evening the faculty with gather to answer your questions about this important part of our curriculum.

5:00 - 5:30  p.m.
Family Dinner/ Pizza and Potluck in the Arts Barn

5:30 p.m. 
Childcare Available/ Sign Up at the Front Desk
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

RSVP for childcare, pizza, potluck and the program email  Rebecca  or call the front desk at 257-0500 ext *102.

After School Enrichment Programs

ASEP Forms are Due Now!

MS Ultimate Frisbee  has been changed to Tuesdays and Thursdays.

UE Ultimate Frisbee is now on Monday and Wednesdays. 
Please return forms to the front desk ASAP, thank you!

Both programs begin the week of April 4th.

Family Contra Dance Hosted by the Middle School

Join us on  March 25th  i n the Arts Barn for a Middle School Boston Odyssey fundraiser. It will be a family-friendly contra dance with live music from Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy. Admission is $5 and there will be delicious appetizers and drinks to munch on. We would love to have you there!

-The Middle School

Hilltop Helpers

Hilltop Montessori School has a wonderful group of helpful families supporting each other in many ways: carpools, meals in time of need, hand-me-down snow pants, etc. We would like to provide this space in the newsletter as a place that people can share needs and "gifts" with the rest of the Hilltop community
Collections for  Carry Me Home
 - Spring clothing now needed
Julia Fedoruk (Upper El) continues to collect clothing and other items on behalf of Carry Me Home, the Brattleboro based non-profit (501c3 approved) that sends clothing and baby carriers to Syrian refugees in Eastern Europe. Carry Me Home coordinates with volunteer organizations on the ground in Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, and Greece to make sure the right items are sent, to the right places, when needed. You can find more information on Facebook , Indigo's Generosity , or Email .

Please bring items from the newly revised list below to the collection box in the Hilltop Main Lobby. Julia will deliver items from the box weekly to Carry Me Home, so items can get to Europe sooner. She will keep collecting until spring break, or longer if the need continues. 

Thanks to your generosity, the box has been filled 12 times already! Thank you!

NEEDED ITEMS  (ALL GENTLY USED):     Baby carriers : all kinds except those with rigid frames, or recalled.   Children's SPRING clothes  (0-16 years of age): rain jackets, warmer pants & jeans, long sleeve shirts and sweaters, fleece items, tops, bottoms, tights, leggings, socks, regular underwear.   Kids' shoes  and preferably rain boots.     Small & light toys.   Adult shoes.   Adult socks  in good condition without tears or holes.   Light, sturdy backpacks  and light duffle bags with large handles that can be worn as a backpack.   Small flashlights with batteries  included.

Also, Carry ME Home is having an 80's party April 23rd as a benefit. See poster in lobby for details!

Thank you  Hazel  for providing our students and staff with delicious pizza each week!


If you have a need, or a service or item to offer, let the  FRONT DESK  k now and we'll get it in the newsletter!

Community News

The Man Who Defied God
Singing plants! worms! whales!  .....God in pigtails?
You won't want to miss Winged Productions newest offering
A New Mystery Play by Paul Dedell
Julian Siegel as Jonah
Julia Fedoruk as God       
and Elle Jamieson as the Queen of Nineveh
SATURDAY, MARCH 19 at 7 pm
SUNDAY, MARCH 20 at 3 pm
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Brattleboro VT
Suggested donation $10/6

Hilltop Montessori School