Hillside News Brief

December 2, 2022

Important Upcoming Dates for You

District-wide 5th Grade Strings Concert

Monday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m.

One World Mobile Health Clinic at Hillside

All day; call for appointment

Spirit Day at Hillside

Friday, December 16 (wear blue and orange or Hillside spiritwear)

Hillside STEAM Day

Wednesday, December 21

Winter Break

December 22-January 4 (students return January 5)

Hillside's Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events!

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PBiS at Hillside and the Skill of the Week

PBiS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. This is our school wide (and district wide) method for supporting student positive behavior and success at school. Each week, we introduce or review a behavior skill for that week. This helps students to continue to grow their behavior skills each week.

Hillside emphasizes the "3-Be's"




We want all students to know how to be safe, respectful, and responsible, not only while at school, but in their life!

The Skill of the Week for 12/5-12/9/22 is:

Active Listening

When you listen actively, you:

  • Look at the person who is talking and remain quiet
  • Wait until the person is finished talking before you speak
  • Show that you heard them by nodding your head, saying, "Okay," "That's interesting," etc.

We will be working on the above skill all week!

STEAM Day is at Hillside on Wednesday, DECEMBER 21, 2022

Please note that previous newsletters have had the wrong date for Hillside's STEAM Day on the flyer included. STEAM Day is Wednesday, December 21, the last school day before Winter Break. Thanks!
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Supporting Your Student's Reading Skills at Home

The Institute of Education Sciences has developed a website for families to support their student at home with reading: Supporting Your Child’s Reading at Home

It is important, as families are able, to continue at home the literacy learning that happens at Hillside. Thanks, families, for all you do!

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Music Programs for Hillside Families

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Hillside's Community Club is Having a Fundraiser!

Hillside's Community Club is having a fundraiser in December! Since the pandemic shutdown, our Community Club finances have been in need of replenishment. For the month of December, our students will be able to take orders for a SMARTCard, a card which offers many discounts at local restaurants and businesses. Take a look at the copies below to get an idea of the amazing discounts you can get with a SMARTCard. Students will each have an order form to use to note any orders they may take from family and friends. SMARTCards cost $20.00 each. Hillside will keep $15.00 from each sale!

We definitely do NOT want students to go door to door, etc.!! The SMARTCard is an item that many might find useful, and the cards will be easy to order and deliver.

Here is the website for the SMARTCard if you wish to know more:


We hope you will find a way to participate! Our Community Club does so much for our school, and we are hoping to be able to fund their efforts. If Hillside sells 1200 cards, Zio’s Pizza will throw our school a pizza party. There will also be prizes for the top 3 classes, and any student that sells 100 cards will get a Nintendo Switch! We are excited to have this fundraiser for our school!

One World Mobile Medical Clinic at Hillside

The One World mobile medical clinic will be at Hillside the first Wednesday of every month. Westside is welcoming the One World clinic regularly to various locations in the district. The phone number families will call to schedule an appointment is (402) 880-4870. The mobile clinic is available to the staff of Westside Community Schools as well to students and their families.
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Join Hillside's Community Club! All meetings except Nov. 1 begin at 6:00 p.m. in Hillside's Library

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District Approved Snack List

Click here for approved snacks for students.