Dear Parents and Neighbors,
We, at Hilltop Elementary Media Center, are asking for your help. The Media Center is now collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education,Tyson A+, Used Ink Cartridges and Used Cell phones. The PE department is in charge of Campbell soup labels. They can be dropped off at the Media Center too. We are excited about participating in these programs. With your help, the Media Center will be able to purchase additional equipment for the students and teachers of Hilltop Elementary. Students will turn in donations to their homeroom teacher. There will be an on-going competition to see which class can bring in the most donations. At the end of the year, the class who turns in the most ,will win a class party. Thank you for supporting us through these programs. Let the collecting begin!
Media Center Policies and Procedures
The Media Center is open for students from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. With teacher permission, students may come to the Media Center from 8:00-3:15 to check out books. Students are allowed to check out one book at a time and can check out books daily. Some students read as many as 5 books a week! If you have an overdue book, there is no fine when returned. You are not allowed to check out until your overdue book is returned. If your book is lost or damaged, it must be paid for before check out privileges resume. If you find a lost book, you can get a refund if the book is returned within 30 days of payment.
Contact: Jessica Story
Phone: 478-929-6113 ext 5
Mark your calendars! During the week of April 12-16, we will have our Spring Book Fair! Books can be purchased anytime, anywhere!
Just go to https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=PGG42 to see all of the books in our online fair! Books will be shipped to the school after the fair is complete.
Thank you for supporting the media center! Mrs. Story
We have great news! We have access to Sora, which is a platform that provides students with hundreds of eBooks that they can read anywhere!
You can access Sora three ways:
1. Locate Sora in the Clever app on SSO.
2. Login into soraapp.com and search for Houston County School District. Select Houston County School District (once you do this you will not have to search again) when accessing the website. Once you click on HCSD then it will ask you to log in using the SSO.
3. You can download the Sora app on iOS or android devices. Once you download the app you will have to put in this code HCSDGA to get into our account.
At this moment you and students have access to SORA. There are 3 collections that you will have access to which contain about 260 books. These books are simultaneous logon titles which mean that every person in our school can check out the same book at the same time. The checkout period is 2 weeks but you and students can go into renew books BEFORE they are due to keep them. Titles will disappear if not renewed at the end of the 14 loan period.
The first collection is called Sweet Reads which is their summer collections featuring 20 popular titles. This collection is available to you and students until July 31st. The second collection is only for the month of April and it is Harry Potter at Home. This collection contains Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in every language and in audio format. The last collection has the most books (260) and is called Now Available is located at the bottom of the screen. This collection is available through the end of June.
I hope you enjoy! Keep reading, Mrs. Story
A fun way to support the media center and celebrate your student!
Visit www.btsb.com/sosl/hilltopelementaryschool to purchase a book from
our wishlist and personalize the bookplate message. The book will
be shipped directly to the library to be added to our collection. Your
student will be the first student to check the book out and a celebration
picture will be posted to the HES Facebook and Instagram pages.
Our campaign will run through mid-April. Buy your book today, and it
will be presented to your student during their library time the week of
Note: Books can be purchased in honor of any special occasion, not
just birthdays! The personalized message is up to you!
Please contact Mrs. Story for any questions. Thank you for supporting
the HES Media Center!