- No School Monday-
Enjoy the long weekend!

October 7th, 2016
GP Day Photos

Thank you to all who came and to those who helped out to make this a beautiful day! 

Next Week at Hilltop
Monday 10/10/16
No School
Fall Foliage Day

Tuesday 10/11/16
UE Home Soccer Game vs Grammar School
MS SSAT Prep Course

Wednesday 10/12/16
Bagel Lunch 
Spanish with Marco
MS  Away  Soccer Game vs Dummerston

Thursday 10/13/16
All School Gathering (ASG)
LE Home Soccer Game vs Guilford
Alumni Night 7-8pm

Friday 10/14/16
UE Field Trip to Latchis Theater
UE Soccer Tournament @ The Putney School

Check out the 2016-2017 School Calendar 

Coming Up...

Saturday 10/8/16
UE Soccer Tournament @ West River Park 9:45

Monday 10/17/16
CH Work share 

Thursday 10/20/16
Noon Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences, aftercare available

Friday 10/21/16
No School
Parent Teacher Conferences, childcare available

Saturday 10/22/16
UE Home Soccer Tournament vs Brattleboro Rec @ 9am

Parent Teacher Conferences

The email for Parent Teacher Conferences went out this morning, please check your email for the link for your child's program. This is a wonderful opportunity to sit down with your child's teachers to learn more about his/her growth so far this year. Aftercare is provided for free for the duration of your conference. There is an $8 charge per hour for additional child care that day until 4pm. Sign up at the front desk.

Upcoming Events!

Thursday, October 13th, 7-8:30pm
Hilltop Invites you to Our High School/Alumni Night

Hilltop Montessori Middle School graduates who are currently in their sophomore, junior and senior years will be here to share their experiences. How HMS prepared them for high school, the transition to new schedules and environments, to name a few. Public and private schools will be represented. 

Whether you are thinking about high school or Hilltop's Middle School, this is a wonderful evening to hear directly from our graduates about the Hilltop Montessori School experience. 

Saturday, October 15th, 6:30 pm
Poetry Reading

Hilltop will present poet and Upper El Grandparent, Kate Farrell for a reading from her new book, "Visiting Night at the Academy of Longing" at the 2016 Brattleboro Literary Festival! The reading will be held at the Catherine Dianich Gallery, 139 Main Street, Brattleboro. 

Let's show Kate and the Brattleboro Literary Festival our support by attending this and other great offerings that weekend.  www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org

Saturday Oct. 15th and Saturday Oct. 29
Hilltop Children's House parent and professional photographer, Rachael Waring is offering a special Mini-Photo Session package for Hilltop families, just in time for the upcoming holiday season! 15 minute session for $125 ($25 to go to Hilltop!) Photographs taken at Hilltop. To reserve a session call 413-824-2844. 

Rachael taking photos at Grandparent and Special Friend Day

Starting October 24th
ANNUAL FUND WEEK get ready for some fun, fun, fun!

Friday, October 28th 5pm - 8:30pm
Hilltop All Family Halloween Party! 

Mortify your children by dressing up and dancing! It'll be the scariest and most mortifying Halloween of their lives! 

Hilltop Soccer Games

For a full schedule of the games, please see the website calendar  or the information sheet that Coach Chris gave out.

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

Meal Trains:
Kerstin is back (part-time) and doing wonderfully! Wendy is recovering well at home and would love help with meals. If you would like to contribute to her meal train click here.

Kirstin back giving lessons!

Winter Sports Chaperones

We are thrilled to have our new Hilltop Van up and running! It did numerous trips this week - Middle School outings, soccer games, etc.!  

We will be using the van for Winter Sports, but will need more drivers too. Please sign up   here  to chaperone for Winter Sports. We will need drivers and chaperones for Mt Snow, Living Memorial Park Skating, and the Brattleboro Outing Club for cross country skiing. Thank you!

Community News

The exhibit, Windows to Creative Expression, Young Poets and Artists from The Poetry Studio will open at The Brattleboro Museum  and Art Center on October 7th, 5:30- 8:30 during Gallery Walk. 
This exhibit will display the poetry, art and handcrafted books of students ranging in age  from 8- 15.  We are so honored and pleased to be able to share with the larger community the extraordinary creativity of these poets and artists.  Even more importantly, we hope you will join us  at the BMAC on  Sunday, October 16th, from 2:30- 4:00  for a reading of the students' poems by guardian poets. We are privileged that Chard deNiord, poet laureate of Vermont, will be introducing the reading and also reading students' poems. Reception to follow for family and friends of the poets.

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!

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