Hillside News Brief

January 18, 2019

Farewell, Mrs. Myer

Parents and Guardians: Our school secretary, Mrs. Myer, will be leaving us for an opportunity at the college level! We are excited for Mrs. Myer, and we wanted to let everyone know. Our plan was to let the students know today (Friday) at the start of the day so they would have the opportunity to say goodbye to Mrs. Myer if they wished. Friday was to be Mrs. Myer's final day at Hillside. Mother Nature had other plans, so we will not be able to offer our kiddos the opportunity to wish her farewell in person. If you or your student would like to write Mrs. Myer a note to wish her well, please know that we will have a box in the office for those. We regret we could not have the celebration we had planned. We appreciate Mrs. Myer's hard work and smiling face in our office. We will be in transition in the office, but please know Mrs. Regnier and Mrs. Ecklebe will remain to run our front office as efficiently as possible. Thank you.
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There is NO SCHOOL, Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Day). Teachers will be in professional development sessions. See you at Hillside on Tuesday, January 22. Stay safe and warm this weekend!
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Community Club Family Event Saturday, January 26, from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Hillside's Community Club will host a family event on Saturday, January 26,th from 12pm - 2pm at West Lanes Bowling. There is a discount for Hillside families. West Lanes Bowling is across from Target on 72nd Street. The cost is $10 per hour for unlimited bowling per lane. Each family can have up to 6 people on a lane for the $10 cost. Shoe rental is an additional $2.00 per person. West Lanes will also have food available. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of bowling!
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Composting News

Hillside has reduced lunchroom trash bag use by half as of 1-18-19. We composted 676 pounds of material in just one week, and the landfill diversion rate for our waste in the lunchroom is 79%!

For perspective, a 90% diversion rate or more is considered zero waste; this means we are just 11% from having a “zero waste lunch.” As we continue to compost, we will be looking ahead to additional measures we can take to recycle in the lunchroom.

Hillside Solutions manager, Brent Crampton, reports that the landfill diversion rate for Hillside is among the highest he has seen! Keep up the good work, Hillside!

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HyVee Receipts Wrap-Up

Hillside's Community Club collected receipts from HyVee which earned our school around $260. Thanks to Community Club for this effort to benefit our school.
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