We are pleased to announce more chess awards for Kapil Nathan! Kapil tied for 10th place in the K-3 awards at the 2013 Supernationals Chess Tournament in Nashville. With 5,335 participants from 47 states (plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico), the competition was tough! Great job, Kapil!
Alex Lipscomb’s essay has won second place in the 2013 Alabama Law Day Essay Contest! Law Day was established in 1958 by President Eisenhower as a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Alex will be headed to Montgomery to claim his prize. Alex is the FOURTH Hilltop student to win in the history of the contest! Congratulations, Alex!
We have currently raised $16,914.00 toward our 2013 Annual Fund. We are proud to say that the drive brought us 100% participation from board and staff and 64.18% participation from parents. If you meant to give and just haven’t gotten that far, take advantage of our link on the website and use paypal or send your pledge in today! Last Chance!
Here is the paypal link if you are interested:
The link is http://www.hilltopmontessori.com/annual-fund/
Also, we will put extra pledge forms on the clipboard if that is easier.
What is the Annual Fund being used for?
This year, the annual fund will be used to add more Montessori materials to our classrooms and to enhance our school security. Also, we are more competitive in the grant world when we are able to demonstrate a high internal participation.
Thank you to those that have participated!
The Mt Laurel Library Book Collection Drive is Underway!
The Town of Mt Laurel is collecting gently used books for their annual book drive. Hilltop Montessori School will be serving as a collection site. If you have any gently used or new books you would like to donate to our local library, please bring them to the office by April 12th.
We are thrilled that PTO is donating all the proceeds from the Art and Music Festival to enhance our existing school security. We will also be using some of our annual fund donations for the same purpose. Some of the additions will include: different locks for interior doors, outdoor speakers that connect to our existing intercom system, hinged locks for fencing and other improvements. Also, we are using some of the funds for crisis management professional development coursework so administration can stay current on best practices for school safety and security.
Additionally, we would like to thank the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department who has graciously accepted our request for a visit to assess our school security. If you see a representative from the Sheriff’s office on campus, don’t panic! They are going to do a walk through and security audit of our current policies and procedures so we can make sure we are doing all we can!