As part of their “trimester of service,” fourth graders recently spent time with the seniors at Amsterdam Nursing Home, and community service coordinator Violeta Epstein said that the outcome was inspiring. “Seeing our students extend themselves toward these elderly neighbors, some of whom have trouble communicating or may not be in good health, is tremendously rewarding,” said Epstein, who is also the lower division Spanish teacher.
Hoopla is Saturday, March 7. Please email Marjorie Beutel (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can help out. We need 10-15 parent coaches and one or two registration helpers.
When teachers share their talents, they don't always get to see how they inspire their students. But sometimes, the results are immediately apparent.
On Friday evening, St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's Hawk fans joined Columbia University Lion fans to support the men's basketball team as they faced Yale at the Levien Gym. Coach Parker and Coach Smiley lad the seventh and eighth grade boys basketball team in an intersquad scrimmage, showcasing their talents to a packed house. The Columbia Lions fell short 63-59 but our Hawk boys team is soaring forward with a 11-0 record this season. GO HAWKS!
On February 2, 1950, St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's opened its doors for the first time. We celebrate this 65th anniversary by honoring our founder, The Rev. Mother Ruth, whose vision for an inclusive, multicultural school was years ahead of its time.
Dear Families, We are very proud of the students who auditioned and signed up to be in the cast of Bye Bye Birdie! Each person in the cast is valued and important. A significant amount of evaluating, planning and preparation went into the cast list announcement. A couple of things we would love to have you help us express to your children: The movie (Bye Bye Birdie) is not the same as the broadway musical. There are similarities between the two in story and songs, but also many differences. We will be adjusting the script and songs to fit the talents of our students, and to make sure that it is appropriate for our middle school. Some roles are being expanded and adjusted so that we can feature everyone's talents to their fullest. Please have patience in the early part of the process. Students are less familiar with this show, and therefore may not understand the [...]
Parents of upper division cast members are encouraged to attend one of two breakfast information sessions on February 10 or 19. Find out some exciting aspects of the show, hear what happens in rehearsals, and learn which dates are the most important for helping your child be ready and successful in the show. RSVP to let us know which date you will attend: sthildas.org/infobreakfast.
This year's Gospel Celebration focused on a more literal interpretation of the word "gospel." Through song, poetry, and images, students and faculty shared "good news" of work taking place not just in our own community but around the world.
Take our February Food Drive Challenge, and help us contribute much-needed food items to our neighbors at Broadway Community Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.
We regret that Spring Camp, planned for March 16-20, has been cancelled.
The seventh and eighth grade boys' and girls' basketball teams each officially captured the NYCAL league championship last week. Well done, Hawks!
Buy your tickets for the 2015 Parents' Association Party, to be held February 20 at Hill Country Barbecue.
March 3 through 6, join us in support of Project Cicero, a city-wide book drive that benefits under-resourced public school libraries.
Please make note of a few updates from the Parents' Association below.
Our seventh and eighth grade girls' basketball team may have lost a game, but they gained new focus and perspective.