Lower School 5 – 6 pm, Toddler, Supporting Independence, Homelife and Boundaries, Lower El, How We Support Social Development & Extending Class Routines to Home & Children’s House, How Parents Can Support What We Do
Upper School 6 -7 pm Upper El, Family to School Communication, How We Support Executive Function Skills and Middle School, Media and Technology
This is an evening meeting for all parents to learn about the upcoming year, curriculum topics, expectations of students and building student-parent-teacher relationships. We strongly believe that parents play a critical role in their children’s education. We hope to help parents have a greater understanding of their child’s work and development, ways to be involved in your child’s education and creating consistent expectations and experiences!
Students will be cooking, living, and learning in the outdoor classroom as well as getting to know their new community.
The Middle School is busy writing and rehearsing its annual performance. The newly titled show, “Unclaimed”, is a dramatic miracle that has taken shape. The creation of this show is like a bit of alchemy. The musings of individuals, small groups of collaborators, and full class brain storming stirs the pot and eventually turns to gold. Ultimately, the performance is the vehicle we use to process our experiences in Alabama and the year’s work in exploring the evolution of the American identity. Always fascinating, powerful, tuneful, funny, and moving! The Middle School performances are Monday, May 8 at 7:00pm (with a festive reception afterwards!) and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00pm in the Arts Barn Theater. There will also be a school show on Tuesday morning at 10:00am. We hope to see you there!
Math Day at Hilltop, Saturday, Feb 11 from 9 -11:30 am. Bring a dish to share for lunch and we’ll provide pizza.
Learn how math is taught the Montessori way. Parents will be treated to a journey of our math curriculum through the years, from toddler to eighth grade, with ample opportunity to ask questions along the way.
Meanwhile Hilltop students are invited to a very special, FREE, Circus and Storytelling Workshop with local performers, Bill Forchion, Billy Higgins and Kali Quinn in our Arts Barn. With the help of these talented performing professionals, the children will stage a performance that very morning after the math presentations. You won’t want to miss that!
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of adults for the math presentation.
Hilltop Open House for Tuesday, January 31, 9- 11am.
Join us for an evening of courage, elocution, and fine words. It’s the Middle School Poetry Night, and you are invited. Students will share selections from their work written over the past 8 weeks of study as well as a selection of short poetic films.
Save the date! Tuesday, December 20th – Noon
is our Annual Ginormous Cookie Swap, Holiday
Craft Sale and Snowflake Tricky Tray Raffle!
Bring in a batch of your favorite homemade cookies on Tuesday, December 20th for our Annual Ginormous Cookie Swap. Buy a box, sashay down the line of delectable treats and fill yours to the brim with cookie goodness!
Were also collecting small items from merchants and crafters, like gift certificates etc. for a modest “tricky tray” raffle. We sell raffle tickets and you choose the item you’d like to win and place your ticket in that item’s jar.
In the recent years, we’ve invited students and parents to sell their crafts. Our very own Cheryl, teacher from the Birch Room, sells gorgeous wreaths, maple syrup and other fun crafts.
Open House Schedule
9am – Welcome
9:15 – Tour and observations
10 -10:30 – meet with program director for discussion and Q&A
10:30 – 11:00 wrap up session with representative students, Head of School and Admissions Director
Reservations are not necessary for Open Houses, but please be sure to sign in when you arrive. We welcome parents interested in the school, for their toddlers through middle school (students interested in middle school may also attend the open house).