Hillside Family Newsletter

January 2023

Principal Message

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to a new year! I hope everybody had a restful break and enjoyed a wonderful holiday period. The first few months of school were filled with many exciting learning opportunities. We enjoyed Math Night, the first PTO Dance, Kindergarten Holiday program, and finished before break with a variety of holiday activities to spread Husky Cheer and Pride within our school and community.

In the second half of the year, there will be multiple opportunities for continued school and family engagement. Some events include Literacy Night, Spring PTO Dance, Spring Family Conferences, Outdoor School for 5th grade, and more! PTO continues to meet on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m. We would love to have you there!

Behind the scenes, we have been progressing on meeting goals in our School Improvement Plan. One goal includes you! We seek your involvement in helping us to fulfill the vision of HES. We aspire to work in partnership with families and our school community to provide each child the skills for college, career, and life. By participating in our school events, helping your child to attend everyday, and conversing with your child about their learning, you help us meet our goals! Additionally, I would love to hear your ideas and feedback for making Hillside Elementary School the best elementary school in Southern Oregon. Please contact the school to schedule a meeting with me, call, or just drop me an email.

I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Principal Durham

Checkout the Hillside Website!

Have you seen our new website with up to date information, events and our up to date breakfast and lunch menu? Please go check it out at eaglepnt.k12.or.us/hes.

Poppin Popcorn Fundraiser January 10th-31st!

At HES, our scholars earn Husky Tracks by demonstrating Safe, Respectful, and Responsible behavior. Scholars spend their tracks at the Husky Store. HES is participating in a fundraiser from January 10th-31st to ensure the supply of fun and desirable items in the Husky Store.

We are selling popcorn online beginning January 10th! Supporting HES couldn't be easier!

There are no forms, no money to collect, and no items to deliver.

How it works: Simply click the link below to visit our group store and join by entering our group ID: QMACIR

Once registered, sellers share their store link via Social Media, Text, and Email. Customers will place and pay for their orders online, and orders are shipped directly to the customers home within 24 business hours. Students earn individual prizes for sales and HES earns 50% of all proceeds!

Group Store Link: https://poppinpopcornonline.com/store/store.php?sID=QMACIR


Check Friday Folders for more information!


January 16th- NO SCHOOL- Observation of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 27th- NO SCHOOL- Teacher work day

HES PTO Meeting

Join our PTO Thursday, February 2nd from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Hillside Library. We look forward to seeing you there. Would you like to subscribe to receive PTO communications? Please follow this link. We would love for you to volunteer in the classroom or around the school. To do so, you need prior approval from the school district. Please apply here.

PurposeFull People character traits for our students of the month

January 2023

Happy New Year! During the month of January, our Hillside staff will be celebrating scholars who demonstrate perseverance. We will focus on having a growth mindset, engaging in positive self-talk, and practicing grit - the ability to persevere through tough situations. We would encourage our families to practice this trait at home too!

Perseverance: pushing yourself to work through challenges and obstacles.

Think About It

Here are some questions to ask your child at home or talk about as a family:

K-2 Think about the story, “The Tortoise and the Hare” - how did the turtle show perseverance? Why do you think it’s important to keep on going, even when things get hard? What’s a challenge for you right now? What’s the hardest part? What are some resources – people, strategies, tools, inspiration – that could help you? What’s one step we can take together to overcome this challenge?

3-5 How did sticking to something show Perseverance? When have you decided not to stick with something? What happened? What did you learn? How, if at all, might you do that differently? What do you think the expression, “Go slow to go fast” means? How could you apply it to the last project you did?

Immunizations are due now. Exclusion day is February 15, 2023.

If your child does not have their immunizations by this day they will NOT BE ALLOWED to attend school. School Based Health Centers will be offering immunizations:

Table Rock Elementary:541-500-0978

White Mountain Middle School: 541-500- 0954

Eagle Point High School: 541-830-6617

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Start 8:30 am

End 3:15 pm

Early Release Wednesday

Start 8:30 am

End 1:55pm

*Doors open at 8:05am for breakfast in the cafeteria. There is no supervision before 8:05am. First bell rings at 8:30 am. Late bell rings at 8:35 am.

Lost and Found

Is your student missing a jacket or sweatshirt? Please have them check the lost and found in the hallway between the library and the cafeteria. We will be donating unclaimed items on January 17th. Thank you.

Student Absence

If your student will be absent for the day, please call our office at 541-830-1225 or email islasg@eaglepnt.k12.or.us. Thank you for helping to keep our school healthy by keeping students home when they are sick.

Ipad Insurance

Pad insurance is $25 per student. It may be paid through ParentVue or by sending check or cash to school with your scholar. We highly recommend this insurance. You never know when an accident is going to happen. If you have not paid the insurance then you will be responsible for the cost to fix or replace the iPad.

Hillside Elementary School Mission Statement

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Ipad Insurance information

Does your student have Ipad insurance? Just $25 per year covers many oopsies that could be very expensive. This can be paid in the office by cash/check or ParentVue by Credit/Debit.