Principal - Mr. Glenn Focarino
Hilltop School is ready to go! I know I speak for my entire faculty and staff when I say we are extremely excited about this school year. Our district will be implementing an entire new wave of technology. Smart Boards, wireless internet access, laptop carts and multi-media workstations, will all be infused into the curriculum.
Although we are ready to use all of these new additions to Hilltop School, we will once again enjoy some of our past programs. These programs include a Halloween Parade, Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast, Grandparent"s Day, 5th Grade Philadelphia Trip, Patrol Trip to Point Pleasant and Field Day.
The Faculty at Hilltop School has been trained to teach our students about bullying and teasing. Each class will review several activities that demonstrate to our students how to stand up for themselves in a non-threatening assertive manner. Each September, Hilltop kicks off its Anti-Bullying campaign with a student barbeque on the school playground. This program has proven to be very successful and is an excellent tool for conducting conflict resolution sessions with our students.
I am proud to announce that last year our school was recognized nationally for the creativeness in which we have implemented the Study Island program. The program's focus will once again be Math, Reading and Writing. Our now famous "Weekend Challenges", will be done on an every other week basis. The weekend challenges are fueled by student incentives, which will include homework passes, t-shirts, pencils, mouse pads, towels, movie nights, island nights, NJ Jackal tickets and more. Most of all it will make learning fun for our students. I will once again send home a reminder on Fridays to make parents aware of the weekend challenges.
As Principal of Hilltop School, I believe in a strong relationship between school and home. It is the most important ingredient in a successful education. I encourage all parents to become involved in our school and it's programs.
If anyone has any questions about our programs or activities, please do not hesitate to contact me at the office.
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