Books That Boost Self-Esteem

This list of books is a nice approach to help our children when they are facing something new in their life, overcoming a challenge, learning accept a new situation, etc... The list includes pictures of the books' covers, a summary for each book and they are leveled by K-3, 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12 grades.  

From International Reading Association (Books that Build Self Esteem Blog Post)

Feeling good about oneself is not something that always comes naturally. After all, each day may be filled with challenges and trying times as well as joyous moments. Still, if one has the right kind of perspective on life’s ups and downs and a solid set of coping skills, even the most difficult times can be navigated smoothly. This week’s reviews from the International Reading Association’s Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group (CL/R SIG) focus on books that boost self-esteem. After all, everyone needs a good shot of positivity every now and then.


Village Elementary Family Wall

If you would like your family to be included in our Family Wall, please return the attached sheet so we may put it on display.  

Siblings may return one sheet for their family or a separate sheet for each child.

You may return the sheet to the main office on family visitation day or the first week of school or email it to gpalmer@hilton.k12.ny.us.

You will receive a copy of this sheet in your placement letter if you prefer to complete on paper.  


What does it mean to be a global citizen?

While listening to the sixth grade graduation speeches the other day, it was amazing to hear how much the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) has permeated their approach to learning, relationships and life in general.  All students who spoke at the graduation reflected on the Learner Profile and how it has helped them.  While the IB Middle Years Programme is specific to 5th - 10th graders in Hilton, the IB Learner Profile is taught and reinforced in all classrooms PreK-6 at Village.  It was wonderful to hear the students sharing this message with ethor families and classmates at graduation.  

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the plant, help to create a better and more peaceful world.  


Why is it important to read every day in the summer?

We know that students who read every day form a habit that perpetuates future daily reading.  Whether it is a book, comic book, newspaper, blog, instructions, a cereal box, a website, etc... when your child reads, they are building their vocabulary.  Students with larger vocabularies are able to access more challenging reading, which further increases their vocabularies... Students who read also grow more familiar with a variety of ways that authors present information.  This leads to their own writing growth.  

Please give your child something to read every day this summer.  


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A note from the Nurse

As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’.  The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low.  Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination.  A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health.   Hilton Central School has been selected to be part of the survey for the 2013-14 school year and will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups.  Only summary information is sent.  No names and no information about individual students are sent.  However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report.

The information sent to the New York State Department of Health will help health officials develop programs that make it easier for children to be healthier.

If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of the Health Department’s survey form, please contact the VE Health Office@ 392-1000


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