Okay friends,
  Apparently my new principal must think I’m creative or something, and boy is he mistaken. Because he asked me to come up with a saying for a school t-shirt.  This girl has L-E-T, let him down. (Don’t ask why I’m spelling everything out. I guess I might have a little cheerleader in me).  
  Anyway… the point of this post.  He needs a saying by Friday morning and I’ve got nada, nothing, zilch! This girl was up until 2:30 laminating, cutting and Pinteresting. There has been no time for thinking.  
  So, I’ve got a little challenge for YOU! I’m going to list some facts about my sweet little school below and you get to come up with a cute t-shirt saying.  I’ll forward the sayings to my very TALL, super nice, new principal and he’ll pick his FAVE!  If your saying is chosen, you get 20 dollars worth of products from my Teachers pay Teachers store free. You take your pick and I’ll send! 
   Please help a girl out. I can’t let my new boss down before school even starts. That would be S-A-D, sad.

Facts about my school:
Name: Reading Hilltop Elementary
Grades: PreK-5
Mascot: Reading Blue Devils
School Colors: Blue and White
Number of Students: 400
We are pretty small. One bus for the whole district. Most kids walk or get picked up by stay at home parents or babysitters. 
Other: Reading has 2 elementary schools, one at the bottom of hill in Reading and one at the top.  From the name of my school I’m sure you can guess our location. We are rated Excellent on the state report card.

I can’t wait to hear some great ideas because I’m O-U-T out! 
The deadline to enter your saying is 2 p.m. Eastern tomorrow


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Michelle Oakes

Wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog, reading specialist, Target frequenting lover of fashion, home decorating, Cincinnati girl.

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32 thoughts on “H-E-L-P”

  1. What about a large iphone/ipad/ipod with the phrase "iLearn" at Reading Hilltop Elementary. Then inside the ipod, design apps relevant to learning. It could be as generic as math, reading, or something more personal to your school.
    You could even have earbuds coming out from it with a devil listening or just a kid. The possibilities are endless!

  2. Making the climb at Reading hilltop.

    build our students up at Reading Hilltop.

    Reading Hilltop: Achieving New Heights

    Reading Hilltop: A Cut Above the Rest

    A View From Above at Reading Hilltop

    I was thinking something about the sky and clouds too, because of your colours. hmmm.

    Bright and Clear at Reading Hilltop

    Can you tell I want to win?!?

    Hope they spark an idea…


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  3. It's short and sweet…


    (It has a double meaning… Reading school and reading books:)

    It's a take from the GOT MILK? campaign. We made Tshirts for our family reunion that said, GOT FAMILY? It had all of our names on the back.
    You could have names of kids or teachers listed on back. You could possibly have kids pay $5-10 for their name on the back of shirt.

    G-O-O-D luck!! 😉
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  4. Enjoying our view from the Top or Enjoying our view from Hilltop. Maybe you could have some teachers at the top of the hill looking towards the bottom of the hill where kids are reading or learning? Just an idea! Hope you're able to figure something out!

  5. Reading Hilltop where Excellence cannot be stopped! But the word hilltop should form a hill. And the word excellence would be written at a diagonal (like it is shooting for the skies).

    Or a picture of a blue devil chanting "Go, go, go" (this could even go on the front) and the saying "At Reading Hilltop Elementary we strive for excellence, don't you know?" (on the back)– Or if it has to be one side you could have the saying first and then a blue devil cheering on the side.

    Or We're headed for the TOP and we cannot be stopped! Reading Hilltop Elementary
    I hope you find your winning shirt!
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  6. Being only 2 schools – I think not pointing out "we're the best" would be best. So my idea is to have a kid drawing of a stickman hiking up and mountain with the phrase Staying On Track. Have the Elementary School name near the top of the mountain, thus implying the Hilltop but that everyone is working hard to reach the top in academics.


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