HILLTOP COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Welcome to our newly launched Communications Portal. You'll find summer reading information here, notes from grade level teachers and a host of academic resources for your child to avoid that "summer slide." For the summer of 2019, Hilltop students and staff have adopted a theme of nature and the environment for their summer reading. We are focusing on books that will raise our awareness of environmental issues and help us to be better citizens and caretakers of the earth.
Below are the four books the Hilltop faculty will be reading. Please join us for coffee and conversation regarding topics covered in each book.
Drawing on a trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. Can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule for students?
Discussion: September 6 at 8:30 AM
Participation in nature-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and decision making.
Discussion: October 4 at 8:30 AM
Our most memorable moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter.
Discussion: November 1 at 8:30 AM
Each poem in this volume is imbued with the perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.
Discussion: December 6 at 8:30 AM
Health Forms and Emergency Contact Information
Each child must have a completed Student Health Form and Student Profile with Emergency Contact Information filled out before beginning school. Printable documents are here: https://sites.google.com/hilltopcds.org/communications/home/student-entrance-forms
Please ensure all forms are returned to school by August 23. You may print and drop off forms at the front desk or scan them to Nurse Rogers email@example.com