Greater Boston Food Bank –On October 8, 2015, in conjunction with the Greater Boston Food Bank, we conducted our first Hill Food Bank. All Hill community members had the opportunity to shop and receive 45-50 pounds of perishable and non-perishable foods at no charge. Typically, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are available. The Greater Boston Food Bank helped us coordinate the first food pantry and after that Hill volunteers will be expected to serve at these monthly events. If you are interested in helping out, please contact the school. Hill Food Pantry 2016-2017 dates are attached. Special thanks to the Greater Boston Food Bank and all our volunteers for making this wonderful program possible!
Dentacare – Dentacare’s Shalini and Ritika Lahoty provided dental screenings, flouride treatment, sealants if necessary, and small group dental education to 251 Grade 2-5 students on 11/17,11/18. and 11/21. All of these students will be rechecked in the spring of 2017. Dental Education classes were also conducted for all Grade 1 students. This is the 6th year that the McKinley and now Hill School has partnered with Dentacare in providing all these services at no charge to our families. We hope that Dentacare, Shalini and her daughter Ritika, will continue to provide such wonderful and truly caring support to our students for many years to come.
Revere Author Nila Webster – On November 16, 2016,for the 4th consecutive year, Revere author Nila Webster shared her positive energy with the third grade. Her message to all students is each and every one is a gift and through this understanding we can make the world shine more brightly. In addition to reading her new book “The Magic of Moonlight” to our 3rd graders, she also donated a copy of the book to each Hill Grade 3 AND Grade 2 student. We truly appreciate the support Nila Webster provides to our school community and look forward to the future authors she has inspired. Thanks to Ms. Webster for visiting with us again and we look forward to seeing her again next year! – Nila Webster-Bio
BJ's – Since December 2013, BJ’s has partnered with the McKinley/Hill by providing not so fortunate families with toys/clothes purchased @ BJ’s in their annual Holiday Toy Drive. The Hill community will forever be grateful to BJs for their overwhelming generosity each year. Special thanks to BJ’s Heather Silva for all her help.
Generations Inc. – Volunteer program including people from the neighborhood area who work with our students to strengthen their reading skills.
CASTLES – Provide funding for needy families for after school program for their children
Science From Scientists- This non-profit organization provides monthly hands-on science exploration for Grade 5 students.(See SFS page)
Stop and Shop (Suffolk Downs) – Stop and Shop has been very generous donating items for our annual Field Day.
Big Lots! – At new store opening ceremony on 3\16\15 at Wonderland Place, store executives presented a $2000 check to the McKinley School that was used to purchase additional Fast Math licenses that will be used at the new Hill School. The Hill community truly appreciates this tremendous support that will enhance the learning experience for all our students. Welcome aboard Big Lots and THANK YOU for adopting us
Museum of Science – This year representatives from the museum with be conducting workshops @ the Hill on "Electromagneticism" with all Grade 4 students and “States of Matter” with all Grade 5 students.
Salem State University/Gordon College – Assign student teachers to Hill classroom teachers.
Girl Scouts of America – Meet weekly with girls who attend RPS Afterschool Program.