Calling Peru!

MicheleNews & Events, Preschool Spanish

Ms. Ana and the preschool students had a ball today calling citizens from Peru to practice their Spanish! What a great way to connect with technology and foreign language! A big thank you to Ms. Ana’s friends in Peru for helping out!

Edible School Yard Gets an Upgrade This Morning!

MicheleNews & Events

Thanks to all of our garden dinner supporters and Jennifer Dunbar’s hard work, our “Mamma Rainbow’s Edible School Yard” got a major upgrade this morning! We look forward to supplementing the kitchen with carrots and lots of other delicious items! Other great items purchased from the garden dinner include upgraded classroom Montessori materials, music storage areas, a teaching screen for … Read More

HMS Summer Institute for Advanced Studies

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We are just thrilled about our new summer institute for advanced studies in June & July! Camps will run in week long sessions, from 8:30 to 12:30 and will be taught by our Montessori faculty. For more information on the summer experience at Hilltop Montessori, contact us in the office at 437-9343.

Fever/Vomit Free 24 Hour Policy is Helping!

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We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank our parents for following our sick policy of “24 hour, fever or vomit free” before sending your child back to school. Because of this, we feel our flu/strep outbreaks are not as detrimental as other schools, some which have had to close temporarily. We hope that the unexpected ice days and … Read More

Pennies for Patients Drive Doing Well

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The students have enjoyed bringing in their change to support those that are not as healthy! If you haven’t been able to bring in change/dollars, we also have an online webpage set up to give online: http://events.lls.org/pages/al/Hilltop-Montessori-School-2018#.WmYIJQML_uV.gmail

It’s Cold and Flu Season!

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Our parents have been extremely diligent about keeping students that could be getting sick home and we appreciate it so much! Please use this long weekend to also disinfect clothing, book bags, lunchboxes, etc. We appreciate everyone working so hard to keep all the Hilltop kids and staff as healthy as possible during this rough cold & flu season!

US News Article on the Benefits of Montessori Preschool

MicheleNews & Events

Dear Parents, If you haven’t had a chance to read this article, now is the time! US News recently published this article regarding a recent study of Montessori preschool outcomes: https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-01-02/studies-shed-light-on-merits-of-montessori-education

Second grader wins school spelling bee!

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Congratulations to Arnav Kumar, who won the Hilltop spelling bee today! Arnav will represent HMS at the Shelby County spelling bee! Congratulations to Arnav and all the students who participated!

Registration Deadline is January 10th

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Hilltop Montessori is finishing our in-house registration on January 10th so if you intend to register and pay in full to get your discount, please make sure all paperwork is in the office by January 10th.

Welcome to 2018 and the Second Semester!

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Welcome to a new year, although not a new school year! We are so thrilled to be back in the classrooms and hard at work. Looking through our calendar, the second semester will be an exciting time. Starting January 16th, we will begin our “Pennies for Patients” drive for leukemia patients and also having a sign up opportunity for elementary/middle … Read More

Celebrating the Season

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During the next few days, Hilltop students will be celebrating in various ways for the holiday season. In Montessori, we take time to honor the season. Last Friday, the lower elementary held a peace ceremony in honor of “winter” and this week, we will host all sorts of celebrations. Students at the early childhood level learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa … Read More