March 2017

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11 Tips to Make the Most of Your Kid’s Spring Break

This year your spring break may be more along the lines of the staycation, but that’s OK! Here are 11 great ideas for setting aside intentional time for creating memories for the WHOLE family.: 1. Make some rules: such as, no phones and other electronic devices during activity times 2. As a family make a wish list […]

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Kindergartners Explore World of Dinosaurs

On March 17 the kindergartners transformed into junior paleontologists to host a Knowledge Sharing Exhibition about dinosaurs.  Parents, faculty, and peers were invited to ask the paleontologist questions about dinosaurs they had discovered, explore dinosaur fossils made by the students, and play an interactive game designed by the class to discover which teeth belonged to […]

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First Graders Travel to Australia

The first graders at Hilltop Country Day School hosted a Knowledge Sharing Exhibition on Friday, March 17 to culminate their recent study of all things Australia.  During a Knowledge Sharing Exhibition, parents, faculty and staff and their peers are invited to experience all the students have learned about a topic.  The students sang an Aussie […]

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Hilltop Student Art Chosen for Art Educators of NJ Spring Exhibit at NJPAC

A Hilltop Country Day School student has been chosen for the second consecutive year to display a piece of student artwork in the Art Educators of New Jersey Spring Exhibit at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.  Richard Cort ’18 has been chosen to display his mixed media piece in the exhibit beginning on May 1.  […]

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3 Easy Morning Exercises For Kids

I wanted to share a fun morning exercise that your child can do before starting their day prior to eating a healthy nutritious breakfast. The exercise is called Training for a Triathlon. It can be done in your own home either inside or outside, requires some really great music (maybe your playlist has some Coldplay, […]

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CAPITOL HILLTOP: Monuments, Newseum, and Wizards!

Greetings from Washington, D.C.! I’ve come to appreciate a special characteristic of our eighth graders: patience. It all began with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. which was actually closer to 10. Because of our day early arrival this is the best the hotel could do. Next, delayed opening for the Smithsonian Museums (thank you #stella) and […]

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Antonio Puopolo Named February Student of the Month

Hilltop Country Day School is pleased to announce that Antonio Puopolo ’20 was chosen by the faculty and staff of Hilltop Country Day School to be Student of the Month for February. Nominations are solicited from all faculty and staff for Upper School students, grades 5-8, who have exhibited exceptional academic success in all of their […]

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CAPITOL HILLTOP: D.C. Trip By The Numbers

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CAPITOL HILLTOP: Eighth Graders Visit Air and Space Museum

#Stella didn’t stop us! The “adventure bus” trip to Washington D.C. was quiet for the most part – lots of napping and being “plugged in” with favorite music and streaming TV shows. There were a few Pokemon sightings along the way. We took a break to stretch our legs at the Chesapeake House in Maryland.  […]

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