Ellsworth Hill Elementary News

Parents: Please watch our Parent Input Card instructional video.

Dates to Remember

4/18                             No School

4/29                             EH Literacy Night/Cake Auction, 6:30-8:30pm

5/14                             2nd Gr. Orientation Meeting, EH, 6:30-7:30 (incoming)

5/26                             Memorial Day, No School

5/29                                  3rd Grade orientation Meeting, McDowell, 6:30-7:30pm (incoming)

6/2                               PTO Carnival

6/5                               Last Day of School

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Ellsworth Hill Updates 4.17.14
No School: School will not be in session Friday, April 18. Have a happy and relaxing long weekend!
Inflatable Globe is Coming: The Inflatable Globe, sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, is coming to Ellsworth this week on April 23, 24, and 25. All classes will have an opportunity to take part in this fun learning experience.
Ellsworth Hill Literacy Night: It’s happening on Tuesday, April 29, 6:30-8pm! Information about this fun and educational night can be found by clicking here. Take a peek at a previous year’s cake walk: Click here.
They’ve Got Moves! We had so much fun at our school-wide assembly last week that we thought we would share You-Tube footage with you. Click here to view our superintendent, Phil Herman, cut the rug with some of our students.
Here is some assembly fun. Pic1 Pic2
Yellow Input Cards: Go to the Ellsworth Hill website (http://www.hudson.edu/schools/eh) to view the video that outlines the placement process for next year and the completion of the yellow input cards. The cards have changed slightly from past years. They will be available after spring break for parents to pick up at each of the elementary schools' main offices. Yellow cards must be returned by May 1.
Yearbooks Are Here! For those of you who placed orders this winter, your yearbooks are coming home in backpacks today. We have a small quantity available for sale at the cost of $17.00 (cash or checks made out to HCSD). Please contact the office if you would like to purchase one.
HHS Community First Youth Board: The HHS Community First Youth Board is planning a Community-wide Service Day. All ages can volunteer.  Families, seniors, kids, organizations and businesses can help to clean up our parks, collect gently used clothing and pet items, create cards for hospitalized children, volunteer at the Haven of Rest, pass out flowers at Laurel Lake and the Elms.  Community Service day is Saturday, May 3 from 10am to 1pm. There are two ways to help by either volunteering your time or dropping off needed items to collection locations.
All volunteers signing up in advance will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.
The event is sponsored by The Hudson Community First Hudson High School Youth Board, Community First, Hudson Kiwanis and Hudson Friends of the Parks.  For more information call 330-310-4123.



From the Clinic: Ellsworth Hill has had an increased number of Strep and Stomach bug cases among the kids.  Please watch out for sore throats and fevers.  The incidence of illness tends to increase in the Fall and Winter months. It is our goal to keep the school environment as healthy as possible for all children. A child will be sent home if he or she has: a temperature of 100 degrees or higher
  • active vomiting or diarrhea
  • suspected contagious illness
  • appears obviously ill.
Please feel free to contact our nurse, Susan Bartos with any questions or concerns.  For more information please click on the link: Health Guidelines For School Attendance
Practicing Elementary School Safety Drills: The Hudson City School District is continuing to work on school safety through practice drills with our students and staff.  This practice includes fire, tornado and intruder drills.  The intruder drill became an unfortunate but necessary part of our regular practice routine in the spring of 2013.  After students are given the opportunity to view a power point and participate in an age appropriate discussion about safety, each elementary building will practice a “stranger danger” lockdown intruder drill.  This will occur before October 1. For your convenience, we have developed Questions and Answers about this drill.  Click here to view. If you should ever have concerns about student or staff safety, please “See Something, Say Something.” Please don’t hesitate to call the main office or the anonymous Safe School Helpline at 1-800-418-6423 ext. 359.

On-line fee payments are now possible. Thank you for your patience. Payments may be made through the Home Access Center by clicking on "Pay Fees." The link will take you directly to MyPayments Plus.  Parents may also opt to pay by going directly to MyPayments Plus.  As in the past, parents may also continue to pay fees by check.


School Closing Information: The Hudson City Schools use a variety of resources to notify parents of school closings, most commonly due to severe weather. With Ohio weather, it is often difficult to know exactly when weather conditions may warrant school closings. We want to prepare you as early as possible. We hope you will familiarize yourself with the Hudson City Schools' Closing Information so you have the information you need to prepare for a cancellation or a delayed start of school. We will use our automated dialing system as the first means of communications. If available to us, we will use all forms of communications listed in the Schools' Closing Information.

Ellsworth Hill’s start times:

2nd Grade:               11:00 am; End time: 3:45 pm

AM PS:                       No school

PM PS:                       No delay, 1:15 pm; End time: 3:45 pm

Hudson Schools has the option of delaying the start of school by two hours rather than lose an entire instructional day due to bad weather and road conditions. The District will use multiple resources to announce the day, including the Alert Now phone system. If a two-hour delay is called, school start times and bus pick up times begin two hours later than normal. If a two-hour delay is called, it is important to have alternative plans in place for childcare, particularly, since there is always the possibility that school may be canceled for the rest of the day if weather or road conditions do not improve. A second Alert Now call may take place within 60-90 minutes after the initial announcement for a two-hour delay should school be can celled for the day.  HCER before school childcare, AM Kindergarten and AM Preschool are canceled if there is a two-hour delay.


Ellsworth Hill Snack Program:  The Ellsworth Hill snack program began Tuesday, October 1. Healthy Snacks will be offered twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays.  The snacks cost $.50 and will be available in the Nutrition Services lunch line. There is a limit of two snacks per day. The students will use their prefunded lunch accounts to debit these snacks.  Please contact the Nutrition Services Office at 330.653.1203.


Newspapers In Education Crystal Apple Award:  Is there an educator out there who has inspired you, challenged you, supported you and helped you realize your try potential?  Take this opportunity to thank that extraordinary educator by nominating him or her for the Northeast Ohio Media Group Crystal Apple Award sponsored by Bryant & Stratton College.
To nominate, visit http://nie.plaindealer.com/crystal-apple.html   if you are 13 or older, follow the instructions to complete the online nomination form and tell us in 175-750 words why your educator deserves this honor.  If you are under 13, mail your essay to: The Northeast Ohio Media Group Crystal Apple Award, 1801 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 or fax to 216.999.4986.  All entries must also include the educator’s name, their subject/grade taught, the address of the school where the educator currently teaches, your name, your present grade (if applicable), your home address and phone number.


Organization News:  Be sure to check the Organization NewsTab on our website to see what is happening with PTO, PTA, the VIP program and more!

School Closing Policy:  As we go into the winter months, please review our school closing policy by clickinghere.

Looking for your classroom?  Click here to view a map of Ellsworth Hill.
Transportation Change Form:  Click here to access.
Check out the 2013-2014 Calendar of Events for Ellsworth Hill:  2013-2014 Calendar
Parent Pick-Up and Drop-Off: The safety of our students is always our priority! To review the procedures, please click here.
Head Lice Info:  Please click on the following links for information about head lice.    Questions and Answers  Information Sheet

Health Guidelines for School Attendance:  Please click on the following link for information about school attendance if child is sick. Health Guidelines



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Last Updated April 4th, 2014

News From PTO
PTO Teacher/Staff of the Year Award: The Hudson PTO will accept nominations to recognize 2 educators in Grades preK-12 (one teacher in preK-5, one teacher in 6-12) who exemplify excellence in teaching. This individual must be an active participant in the school community, inspire students of all backgrounds and have the respect of student, parents, and colleagues. A check for $500 will be presented to each recipient at the PTO Spring Luncheon in May. Click here. 
The Hudson PTO will also accept nominations to recognize a HCSD Staff Member who exemplifies excellence in their support role. This individual must be an active participant in the school community and have the respect of student, parents, and colleagues. A check for $500 will be presented to the recipient at the PTO Spring Luncheon in May. Click here.

Nominations will be accepted through April 18.
PTO Birthday Books:  Hudson PTO invites you to commemorate your child’s birthday by buying a book for their school library. The cost is $15. Children in grades K-5 with birthdays in January, February and March are eligible.
As a participant, your child will:
·        Choose a new book from their school library’s Birthday Bookshelf
·        Have a permanent bookplate with their name placed in the book
·        Receive a certificate and bookmark
·        Have the first opportunity to check out the new book
Click here to order online. Orders due by January 31. For more information or to download the form, visit www.HudsonPTO.org or contact Stephanie Bielecki.
Amazon and PTO: Online shoppers can help earn money for PTO-sponsored school activities by using a special link to amazon.com and boxtops4education.com! When you use this unique link to www.amazon.com and make a purchase, a portion of the proceeds will automatically go to Hudson PTO! Register at www.boxtops4education.com, designate the school that you would like to receive eBoxTops, then, shop the major retailer websites available through Box Tops Marketplace. Your designated school’s PTO will receive eBoxTops based on your purchases! Don’t worry if you lose the links! Just visit www.HudsonPTO.org to find them on the homepage.
PTO Rewards Program: The Hudson PTO Rewards Program has 3 easy ways for you to support our schools:
EASY - Clip, Collect and Send to school all Box Tops for Education Labels (monthly) and Acme Fresh Market Receipts. 
EASIER - Register your grocery store rewards cards ASAP. Next, choose Hudson City Schools under 'My Profile' for both Heinen's Tasteful RewardsABC Program and Giant Eagle® Apples for the Schools. 
EASIEST - Become a member of Box Tops Marketplace and shop online. Select your school under 'My Profile', and bookmark for future shopping. Visit www.hudsonpto.org for more details. 
VIP News
Through the Hudson VIP program, parent volunteers play a vital role in assisting with the day to day operations at Ellsworth Hill. VIP volunteer opportunities are flexible and are a great way to become involved at your child's school. Please consider volunteering your time as a Lunch Parent, Bus Greeter, Library Helper or in the Student Store. Volunteers are also needed during Picture Day and Halloween. 
If you are interested in assisting with any of these activities, please contact a VIP Building Representative: 
Michelle Lozina  lozina.m@gmail.com
Heather Lenz  hahainlala@gmail.com 

News from PTA

School Directories for the Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High School and are available for order! By joining the Hudson PTA you get one free directory and the opportunity to order more directories at a small price! The Directories include school district information, contacts for PTA, PTO and VIP, classroom assignments for elementary schools, daily schedules for the Middle school and High school, school calendar as well as contact information for each student and their families! Get yours today by turning in your membership form to your school.  To request a membership form contact Hudson PTA at info@hudsonpta.org!



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