Tilton

Tilton Elementary School

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Tilton School
Mission Statment

We as a Tilton community will foster respectful, responsibile, and caring individuals. Tilton School will develop a positive atmosphere where staff, students, parents, and community members are respected, appreciated, encouraged, and supported. We will strive to positively touch the lives of children so that they reach their full potential and become life-long learners.

  • Love Can-nection!

    In February it’s a ” LOVE “CAN”nection” at Tilton School! Tilton Tigers want to help out our school community and food pantries! We are collecting cans and non perishable goods to give to the local food pantries and families in our community who are in need of them. Our Discovery Club Program will be counting and packaging our donations a the end of the month!

    We are hoping for at LEAST 519 cans for our community!

    Show your love for our community by helping out and teaching our students what community means! People helping People!

    We Believe in Tilton and Haverhill Public Schools!

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  • How Tilton measures up!

    The link below will take you to Mrs. Antkowiak’s presentation that was made at the School Committee meeting last Thursday, January 29th. Take a look to see all the hard work our students are doing and the great progress that is being made!

    http://www.haverhill-ps.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TILTON-SCHOOL-How-We-Measure-Up-Docs.pdf?2213a9

  • PTO meeting notes

    PTO Meeting Minutes

    Tilton School

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

     

     

    4th Grade Scholastic Magazine: $161.00 was collected from some of the families. Magazines will be cheaper because we are half way through the year. Approx.. 110 kids in 4th grade. Need approx.. $375.00 from PTO. Can’t use scholastic dollars because it’s too late in the year. PTO agreed that we should just order them so we can get them in January. 4th grade teachers looking forward to using them. Can the teachers send out a reminder to collect any last minute money (any little bit helps).

     

    Chocolate Roses: Heather in the process of ordering them. Group order form will go out with the PTO filling orders a couple of days per week. We also sold them in the library. Can’t sell them during class time this year, new policy and new focus on learning. Bonnie to send Heather an e-mail with the policy. The only way we can fulfill orders is through the order forms. PTO to continue the discussion at the next meeting in January.

     

    Smencils (smelly pencils): Always a big hit with the kids. Will be sold during parent/teacher conferences next week Tilton Staff members who are not involved with conferences those days will be helping to sell them on behalf of PTO.  Update as of Dec. 9th: Smencils will also be sold next week during the students library time. Mrs. Mackay will speak to Mrs. Aleman about helping with this project. Kim Potvin will work with Heather Ray to get a flyer out on Friday.

     

    Field Trips: Have any teachers thought about field trips yet? In house field trip versus going somewhere. 4th grade considering the Lowell Mills but they have a program where they would come to the school. It would cut down the cost considering the buses are so expensive. What about Mad Science? $350.00 maybe Ms. Alves will look into it. Teachers should start thinking about field trips. PTO would like to have an ideas by the January meeting. In house field trips would be cheaper considering how much the buses cost these days and the time factor of having to get back so quickly because the buses have to get out on their afternoon routes.

     

    Tiger Mania: Are we still interested in doing it? May 14/15 or 21/22 look open according to what Nicole found out on the district and surrounding area calendars. We had raffle baskets, sold pizza, baked goods, had face painting, police dept., fire dept. came, etc. The group agreed on Saturday, May 14th. Can’t really do a rain date because it is difficult to get organizations to schedule to come but we will look into it.

     

    Yankee Candle: Fundraiser that’s done in the spring before Easter and delivered around Mother’s Day. It’s usually the PTO’s biggest fundraiser so the consensus was to continue it again for 2016.

     

    Box Tops: $545.00 collected. Money is being held in our account until the spring distribution time. The goal is $1,000.00 which we should be able to reach. Mrs. Potvin has a bunch that were submitted after the deadline and probably still some in the robot. Mrs. Canzano indicated she still has them in her room. Another collection sheet will be going out by Friday and then another sheet in February. Mrs. Assad talked about a “snowball” box top program her kids do at their school. She will look into it and give the details to PTO.

     

    Movie License: PTO cancelled the license because it was too expensive. It was for any non educational movies shown outside school time. It was $400.00 so this is a huge savings.

     

    Mrs. McNamara’s idea: Duct tape Mrs. Antkowiak would be taped to the wall as a fundraiser. You sell a strip of duct tape with the name of the book you read and that money would go to the library to buy books. How about March/April time frame? Maybe order the books from scholastic because then you also get points to order more books. Mrs. Assad said to use the free book coupons that scholastic sends out to get even more free books. Assign a few teachers to order books depending on what Mrs. Ackerman says the library needs the most for books. More discussion to follow in the coming months.

     

    Level Books: There is a computer program that has A-Z level books that you can print off with accompanying work sheets. This helps immensely because the kids can keep the printed out books and the school doesn’t have to worry about the level books being lost/not returned to school. Mrs. Antkowiak indicated the cost is $99.00 per grade level and that one per grade level would be needed for the teachers to share, so approx.. $400.00 would be needed from the PTO as Mrs. Antkowiak is over budget. Mrs. Antkowiak to give the PTO the information in writing and PTO will vote and give her the decision by the first of the year. Brain Pop is another option to look into as well.

     

    PARCC: Results will be out by the end of the week to families. Accountability report should be out tomorrow. Tilton was the 3rd percentile (1 is the lowest percentile, 99 is the highest). Mrs. Antkowiak will be looking at the data closely. She’s looking to have a parent night after the first of the year to explain the testing results. 3rd and 4th grade students have a letter grade on their report cards. There is a new process when it comes to students letter grade on their report card and as a result a letter will be accompanying the report card to explain the new process. Everyone needs to have an honest discussion about being transparent with grades and whether the students are on grade level or below grade level.

     

    Can food drive: Is it being done? The consensus was last year it was a 100 day project. No further discussion.

     

    Penny Drive fundraiser: Nicole researched it. Nicole will give it to Bonnie to look into as a possible fundraiser for the future.

     

    Elmos: The question was asked if the school needs any more? The shift is for smart boards and mimio’s. Projectors are on 1st and 2nd floor that work with them. You can do virtual field trips like Mrs. Perry’s class has done.

     

    Apps/computer programs: Heather Ray asked if there are any apps that parents can use at home to help their children. Mrs. Ackerman can get a list together.

     

    Mr. Mech is still looking for a keyboard. Ms. Alder might have one in the trunk of her car that Mr. Mech might be able to use.

     

    Reminder: The PTO has a form if any teachers have a request for PTO to fund projects. Mrs. Ward had given these out at the beginning of the year.

     

    Literacy Closet: There is a need to get the literacy closet organized. Are there any parent volunteers available to organize the room? The system isn’t working right now. A tally needs to be taken of the book in the closet. Bags vs. bins to keep it organized. Is there someone who would like to keep the room neat? The closet needs to stay organized so the staff can find the books easily and quickly when they go into the closet. Nicole Luhrs and Heather Ray offered to work on this project. Some organization might be able to take place during the school year but the major work will have to be done over the summer when all the books will be returned and then everything can be catalogued and organized.

     

    Dining to donate at Casa Blanca: All Tilton would have to do is pick at date.   10 % would go to Tilton and it would be a tally of all the sales for the day. No forms needed. Casa Blanca said they like to keep it simple. You don’t need to be affiliated with Tilton to get a percentage donated to the school. It would be on all sales for whatever day is chosen, just not a Friday or Saturday.

     

    Bingo night: Play bingo, order pizza. It could be some sort of Family night. Kids could get prizes. Maybe Bingo for books. You could do two separate hours given the size of the school. Do a reservation in case of a crowd. PTO to think about it for something to do in the future.

     

    School Dance: No elementary school dance – too many problems.

     

    Next meeting: Thursday, January 14th 4:15-5:15pm

     

    Respectfully submitted,

    Kim Potvin

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Attention Mt. Washington Residents!

    Calling all Mt. Washington residents!

     

    NEIGHBORS ARE GETTING TOGETHER

    TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    Saturday, January 9

    9:30 am-1 pm, including breakfast and lunch

    409 Washington Street

    (Facilities of Rehoboth Lighthouse Gospel Church)

     

    We are gathering to:

    • Listen to each other’s stories
    • Celebrate Mt. Washington’s strengths
    • Share hopes and dreams for our neighborhood

     

    Children’s activities will be provided.

    Youth are urged to participate in the whole event.

    Share your ideas in Spanish or English.

    Live music during meals and breaks.

    Event will go on in any weather!

     

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Please help us to plan for meals, childcare, and translation by telling us the names and ages of all who will attend from your household (including you!), plus the number who will be speaking Spanish.

    Please email this information to urban.kindness2@gmail.com.

    Or leave a detailed phone message in English or Spanish at

    978-228-1060.

    Be sure to give us a phone number where we can contact you to confirm!

     

    This invitation comes from your Mt. Washington neighbors

    Hartell Johnson and Keith Boucher

    on behalf of Haverhill’s “Working Cities” Partnership

    a coalition of residents, community groups, businesses, nonprofits and public institutions

    working toward the goal of “a strong, unified Haverhill

    where all people are healthy, safe, proud, and thriving.”

    For more information about the Partnership, email jcuneo@communityactioninc.org .

    ¡Llamado a todos los residentes de

    Mt. Washington!

     

    LOS VECINOS NOS VAMOS A REUNIR PARA HACER UNA DIFERENCIA

    Sábado, 9 de enero

    9:30 am-1 pm (Habrá desayuno y almuerzo)

    409 Washington Street

    (En el edificio de Rehoboth Lighthouse Gospel Church)

     

    Nos vamos a reunir para:

    • Escuchar nuestras historias
    • Celebrar las fortalezas y cosas positivas de Mt. Washington
    • Compartir las esperanzas y los sueños para nuestro vecindario

    Habrá actividades para los niños.

    Invitamos a los jóvenes para que participen en todo el evento.

    Ven a compartir tus ideas en español o inglés.

    Habrá música en vivo durante las comidas y los recesos.

    ¡El evento se realizará con cualquier clima!

     

    CÓMO PARTICIPAR: Por favor, ayúdanos a planificar las comidas, el cuidado de los niños y los traductores, diciéndonos los nombres y las edades de todos los de tu familia que van a venir (incluyéndote a ti). También necesitamos saber cuántos de ustedes van a hablar español solamente. Por favor, envía esta información por correo electrónico a urban.kindness2@gmail.com. O deja un mensaje por teléfono, en español o inglés, con todos los detalles al 978-228-1060. Asegúrate de decirnos un número de teléfono donde podemos contactarte para confirmar tu participación.

     

    This invitation comes from your Mt. Washington neighbors Hartell Johnson and Keith Boucher

    on behalf of Haverhill’s “Working Cities” Partnership—a coalition of residents, community groups, businesses, nonprofits and public institutions working toward the goal of “a strong, unified Haverhill where all people are healthy, safe, proud, and thriving.” For more information about the Partnership, email jcuneo@communityaction.org.

     

  • Wonderful Resources to try at home!

    TILTON HOME LEARNING WEBSITES

    Dear Tilton Families,

    This is an announcement from Mrs. Ackerman in the computer lab regarding some great, free learning activities that students and families can do at home on a computer or tablet. Please take some time and try some of these Tilton Tiger favorites and support student learning!

    This month students at Tilton Elementary School were introduced to an exciting website, https://code.org. Our Tilton Tigers participated along with over 150 million other students in an Hour of Code. Code.org teaches adults and students the basics of computer science and the exciting field of computer programming using fun learning activities. Please try out the Minecraft or Angry Birds tutorials with your student. Once you have completed a tutorial you can sign up to practice 20 hours of coding or try more tutorials! Please let me know how it goes!!

    Thank you and Happy Holidays!

    Mrs. Ackerman lisa.ackerman@haverhill-ps.org

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    *****PLEASE POST AT HOME*****

    TILTON COMPUTER LAB 2015

    GREAT WEBSITES FOR LEARNING AT SCHOOL AND HOME

    Do you have computer access at home? Please try these FREE educational and fun websites and downloads at home!

    MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE:

    http://www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us/page/3028 Link to MAP math practice at home

    www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro//pages/studentlinks/map/ MAP Math

    https://code.org Learn to program a computer game with Minecraft (https://code.org/mc), Angry Birds (https://studio.code.org/hoc/1), Star Wars (https://code.org/starwars), and MORE!!

    https://www.ixl.com/math/ IXL.com –Do you want to EXCEL in math? Try 20 free math problems a day on any device with internet (choose a grade and select any posted skill.)

    http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxmath/ then download TUX MATH

    www.funbrain.com and, www.coolmath.com and, www.coolmath4kids.com

    http://nlvm.usu.edu National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (download the APP)

    http://www.tenmarks.com Ten Marks students can log in with their school username and password OR you can create your own account.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/ KHAN Academy is a great resource for math and computer science.

    READING AND LANGUAGE SKILLS:  

    www.abcya.com and, www.starfall.com and, http://pbskids.org and, www.scholastic.com

    www.storylineonline.net read books online

    www.haverhillpl.org The Haverhill Public library offers BOOKFLIX using your library card. BOOKFLIX is an amazing collection of non-fiction and fiction paired book-movies that play in both English and Spanish. Go to the website, click on kids services and then BOOKFLIX, enter your 14 digit library card number and have fun!

    OTHER GREAT WEBSITES AND SUBJECT AREAS:

    www.learninggamesforkids.com and www.mrnale.com (Mr. Nale’s Virtual Third Grade)

    SOCIAL STUDIES: www.kids.nationalgeographic.com Sign up for a free account

    SCIENCE: http://sciencenetlinks.com/afterschool-resources/

    KEYBOARDING: www.typing.com and TUX TYPING (download app) https://tux4kids.alioth.debain.org/tuxtype/

    JUST FOR FUN: www.tuxpaint.org (remember .ORG NOT .COM)


     

     

    December 2015

    TILTON SITIOS DE WEB DE APRENDIZAJE

    Queridas familias de Tilton,

    Este es un anunicio de parte de Mrs. Ackerman clase de computacion con respecto algunas actividades de aprendizaje gratuitas. Que los estudiantes y familia pueden hacer en el hogar ya sea en su computadora o tableta. Por favor tomese un tiempo y trate algunas de nuestros Tilton Tigres y sus favoritos y apoye el aprendizaje de su estudiante!

    Este mes los estudiantes de la Escuela Elementaria Tilton fueron introducidos a un sitio de web https://code.org. Nuestros Tigres de Tilton participaron junto con mas 150 millones estudiantes en el Codigo de Hora. Code.org ensena a maestros y estudiantes lo basico en computacion en siencia y programacion de computadora y activivdades. Por Favor trate Minecraft o Angry Birds con su estudiante. Una vez que ya haya completado el tutorial usted puedo registrarse para practicar las 20 horas. Porfavor dejeme saber como le fue!

    Gracias y Felices Fiestas!

    Mrs. Ackerman lisa.ackerman@haverhill-ps.org

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    *****PLEASE POST AT HOME*****

    TILTON COMPUTER LAB 2015

    GREAT WEBSITES FOR LEARNING AT SCHOOL AND HOME

    Do you have computer access at home? Please try these FREE educational and fun websites and downloads at home!

    MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE:

    http://www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us/page/3028 Link to MAP math practice at home

    www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro//pages/studentlinks/map/ MAP Math

    https://code.org Learn to program a computer game with Minecraft (https://code.org/mc), Angry Birds (https://studio.code.org/hoc/1), Star Wars (https://code.org/starwars), and MORE!!

    https://www.ixl.com/math/ IXL.com –Do you want to EXCEL in math? Try 20 free math problems a day on any device with internet (choose a grade and select any posted skill.)

    http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxmath/ then download TUX MATH

    www.funbrain.com and, www.coolmath.com and, www.coolmath4kids.com

    http://nlvm.usu.edu National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (download the APP)

    http://www.tenmarks.com Ten Marks students can log in with their school username and password OR you can create your own account.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/ KHAN Academy is a great resource for math and computer science.

    READING AND LANGUAGE SKILLS:  

    www.abcya.com and, www.starfall.com and, http://pbskids.org and, www.scholastic.com

    www.storylineonline.net read books online

    www.haverhillpl.org La Libreria Publica Haverhill ofrece BOOKFLIX usando su tarjeta de libreria. BOOKFLIX es una coleccion extraordinaria de no-ficcion y ficcion peliculas en Ingles y Espanol. Haga clic en Kids Sevices y Luego BOOKFLIX introduzca su 14 dijitos se su tarjeta de libreria y disfrute!

    OTHER GREAT WEBSITES AND SUBJECT AREAS:

    www.learninggamesforkids.com and www.mrnale.com (Mr. Nale’s Virtual Third Grade)

    SOCIAL STUDIES: www.kids.nationalgeographic.com Sign up for a free account

    SCIENCE: http://sciencenetlinks.com/afterschool-resources/

    KEYBOARDING: www.typing.com and TUX TYPING (download app) https://tux4kids.alioth.debain.org/tuxtype/

    JUST FOR FUN: www.tuxpaint.org

  • Upcoming Dates

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    NOVEMBER DATES:
    Monday, November 23: Patriots Day! Wear your Pats gear or red, white, and blue to support the Patriots as they vie to keep their undefeated record!

    Wednesday, November 25: Early Release-Students will be dismissed at 11:40

    Thursday, November 26: No School-Happy Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 27: No School

    DECEMBER DATES

    Tuesday, December 1: Jerry Pallotta Night sponsored by Title 1 for grades 3 & 4

    Monday, December 7: Site Council Meeting 5:00-6:00pm

    Tuesday, December 8: PTO meeting 4:00-5:00pm

    Thursday, December 10: Christmas Concert @ Consentino 6:00pm

    Friday, December 11: Report Cards issued

    Wednesday, December 16: Parent Conferences 4:30-6:00pm
    Thursday, December 17: Parent Conferences 4:30-6:00pm

    Tuesday, December 22: Polar Express Night sponsored by Title 1- 6:00-7:30

    Wednesday, December 23: Dress for the Holiday’s Day; Early Release 11:40am

  • Lost and Found

    This year, we took a new approach towards our lost and found. Rather than have items get buried in a huge bin, we’ve been hanging the items on our hooks in the cafeteria in hopes that as students walk thru, they will notice their missing items. We still have a number of coats and sweatshirts hanging on hooks. Encourage your child to take a look at the hooks.

    We also encourage putting a tag or some identifying mark in your child’s coat/sweatshirt/hat/ etc. This will aid in returning the lost items to their owner.

  • Discovery Club Fun!

    Discovery Club students have been visited by several local businesses/organizations recently. First, they had a dance demonstration by Haverhill High NHS student Jessica Flynn. Next, they were visited by Dr. Kari Grambow from Have A Heart Animal Hospital to learn all about what it is like to be a veterinarian. Finally, they had a delicious visit from Erin Erler from Cakes by Erin.

    Students list to Dr. Grambow.

    Students list to Dr. Grambow.

    Kylie listens to her heart beat

    Kylie listens to her heart beat

    Students checking out the delicious cake.

    Students checking out the delicious cake.

    Jessica shows our students how to move and groove.

    Jessica shows our students how to move and groove.

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    Nyomi gets a lesson on using a stethoscope

    Nyomi gets a lesson on using a stethoscope

    Students display some outfits brought by Jessica

    Students display some outfits brought by Jessica

    Erin Erler explaining one of her amazing creations

    Erin Erler explaining one of her amazing creations

    Dr. Grambow speaking to students about her profession.

    Dr. Grambow speaking to students about her profession.

    Great form!

    Great form!

    Jessica and the Discovery Club students show off their flexibility.

    Jessica and the Discovery Club students show off their flexibility.

  • PTO and Book Fair shopping night

    Tomorrow is our PTO meeting from 6-7. Parents are also invited to shop at our Book Fair from 4-7. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Tilton Turkey Trot!

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    On Friday, November 20th, Tilton School will have its annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser. We’ve renamed it the Tilton Turkey Trot in honor of the upcoming holiday. Grades 1 & 2 will walk from 9:45-10:15; Grades 3 & 4 will walk fro 10:30-11:00. Flyers and sponsors sheets were sent home with students. Sponsor a certain amount per lap or sponsor one flat rate! All sheets and money are due by November 23rd.  We encourage parents to cheer our students on as they walk. The rain date for this event will be Monday November 23rd, same times. All money raised will help support our literacy initiatives and technology needs.

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