Hillside News Brief

October 16, 2020

Hillside Elementary School Website

Check out our brand new website!

Have a general question?

Do you have a general question about something going on at Hillside, procedures, schedules, etc? Please call our front office at 402-390-6450. Our secretary, Mrs. White-Hamilton, can help! Or, you can email her a question at white-hamilton.susan@westside66.net

October 19 is the start of 2nd quarter

Monday, October 19, is the start of the second quarter of school! Let's make this the best quarter EVER!

Dates for You

Monday, Oct. 19 - First day of Second Quarter (Students are in school)

Friday, October 30 - Picture Day at Hillside (EC learners can arrive for photos from 8:00-10:00 a.m.)

Sunday, November 1 - Daylight Saving Time Ends (turn clocks back)

Wednesday, November 4 - No Students at Hillside (eLearning Day)-Planning for Teachers

Tuesday, November 24 - Picture Make-Up Day

November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break

Rose Theater Opportunity

We are lucky to report that The Rose Theater is offering 5 FREE 20-21 memberships to Hillside families. If this is something you know your family would be interested in, please email Mrs. McGuire at mcguire.quinn@westside66.net. We will enter your name into a drawing and announce the winners on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Upcoming Plays:

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Nov. 13 - Dec. 20

HOW TO BUILD AN ARK: Jan. 22 - Feb. 21


Thank you to Hillside's Community Club!

A great, big thank you to Hillside's Community Club for providing the hardworking staff with a catered Jimmy John's lunch on Thursday, October 15. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Yum!

Parents and Guardians: We need your help!

Parents and Guardians of Hillside:

Please take a moment to read Hillside's Title I Compact, which is an agreement among our parents/guardians, teachers, and students to support learning and growth in all our students. We rely on our community to give us feedback regarding any changes or additions to this document in order to make it effective and meaningful. There is a feedback sheet below the compact link for you to send in your feedback regarding this document. Soon, we will ask for your electronic signature to approve this document for the 2020-21 school year; watch our newsletter later this month!

Thank you for assisting us in making sure our compact is clear.

Give us your Compact feedback here!

Picture Day is Friday, October 30th

Picture Day will be Friday, October 30, at HIllside. We will welcome Extended Campus learners to the cafeteria at that entrance in the morning from 8:00-10:00 a.m., should you wish to have your student's picture taken. Please be sure your students has his/her mask on; we ask that parents wait outside. Just ring the doorbell at the front entrance, identify yourself and your purpose, and we can alert the photographer and send you to the correct entrance! Thank you.
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Spirit Day is Wednesday, October 28th!

Our first Spirit Day of the year is Wednesday, October 28th. On Spirit Days, we show our Hillside Pride by wearing blue and orange (our school colors) OR by wearing a Hillside t-shirt or sweatshirt. If you are interested in purchasing some spirit wear for this school year, please watch classroom newsletters for an order form. Return that form to the classroom teacher with payment. We've got spirit, yes, we do!

Unified Activity Coming Soon!

Click on this link to read about the latest Unified activity coming on October 20:


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Scholastic Book Fair News

Our Online Scholastic Book Fair is still open (through Thursday, October 22)! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist, choose from over 6,000 products, and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Click here to shop!