June 2018

June 27, 2018

Dear Hiller Families,

As I reflect on the 2017-18 school year it is truly incredible to think about all of the things that our students have accomplished. They have shown true leadership throughout the school year, and have taken on many leadership roles both in and outside of our school. Our staff is excited about continuing the fifth year of our Leader in Me journey next year. The possibilities are endless for our students! I know that as we continue to focus on the 7 Habits and providing leadership opportunities for EVERY child, our students will keep growing in their leadership skills. We appreciate all of your amazing support this year and are proud of what our students have accomplished!

Please read below for some important information regarding the 2018-19 school year:

Online Registration

Please remember to complete your child’s online registration prior to the first day of school. In order for your child to begin school on September 4th this will need to be completed. Thank you for your help in ensuring that we have all of the updated information about your student leader for the start of the school year!

Open House/Curriculum Night/Title I Annual Meeting

Please mark your calendars for our Open House/Curriculum Night/Title I Annual Meeting that will be held at Hiller on Thursday, September 6th from 6-8 PM. This will be a time for you to meet your child’s teacher, see their classroom, and learn important information about your child’s curriculum and classroom expectations for the year. We will also have an ice cream social sponsored by our amazing HERO parent organization that evening. This special event is for both you and your child to attend, so feel free to bring them with you! We hope to see you at this important night on September 6th!

First Day/School Hours

Don’t forget that school begins on Tuesday, September 4th. This is a FULL day of school, so the students will be dismissed at 3:28 p.m. Our kindergarten students will begin on a staggered start schedule. Letters were mailed home to remind you of your child’s start date only if they are in kindergarten. It is important that your child arrives to school on time so that they don’t miss out on any important educational information. The first bell will ring at 8:30 a.m., and school will begin at 8:35 a.m. On half days of school, dismissal time for all students will be at 11:40 a.m.

Free Breakfast and Lunch at Hiller

I am thrilled to share with you that we will continue to provide ALL students in the classroom with a free breakfast and lunch this year! You will still need to fill out the free/reduced lunch paperwork that will be sent home during the first week of school because we are required to have this on file to qualify for free lunch for ALL students. Thank you for your cooperation in filling out this important paperwork.

We will continue our breakfast program in the same way that we served breakfast to our students in the past. This means that breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. when your child enters the classroom and will be provided to ALL students. Please do not drop your child off earlier than 8:15 a.m. to school for their safety. If you are in need of childcare prior to this time please contact our Learning Ladder Office to sign your child up for Latchkey at (248) 589-3753. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!

Before School Wait Procedures

Our students will be waiting INDOORS every day before school begins this year. Your child’s safety is important to us and in order to ensure that they are safe while they wait for school to begin, we will be having them line up inside near their classroom door for school to begin. We have designated doors where your child will enter school in the morning. The doors will open at 8:15 a.m. Kindergarten students will enter through the front doors of our school that lead to the front office, grades 3-5 students will enter through the entrance off of LaSalle (the double doors located by our outdoor school sign), and grades 1-2 students will enter through the entrance off of Delton. On the first day of school please look for your child’s grade level designation on the outside doors to identify where he/she should be dropped off for school.

Picture Day for Hiller Students

Please bring your smiles on Monday, October 1, 2018 for our Fall Picture Day.  

We are truly looking forward to sharing another fabulous year of high quality education for your child at Hiller Elementary! We look forward to working together to challenge your child as well as help them grow academically. If you should have any questions regarding the information above or concerning your child’s education, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (248) 589-0406. We look forward to seeing you on September 4th!

Educationally yours,
Jen Cumiskey, Principal