Hillside News Brief

April 22, 2022

Important Dates for You

April 24-28 - Hillside Art Week and Book Fair

Thursday, April 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Author visit (Max Brailler) for grades 4-6

Tuesday, May 3, 6:00 p.m., Westside Middle School - District Band Solo/Ensemble Concert

Friday, May 13, 12:30-3:00 p.m. - Warrior Walkabout at the Middle School for 6th graders

Thursday, May 12 - 3rd/4th grade field day

Monday, May 16 - 5th/6th grade field day

Thursday, May 19 - K-2 grade field day

Hillside Event Calendar 21-22 School Year

Click here to see events for this coming school year!


To the many parents who brought students to the dance and who monitored this activity with Community Club members, WE THANK YOU! Your giving and helpful spirit helped to make this popular event a success! The Hillside students who attended (and there were many) had a wonderful night of dancing and laughing (and dropping popcorn on the floor).

Hillside parents are THE BEST!

Cynthia Bailey, Principal

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Hillside Yearbooks are On Sale Now at School

Yearbooks are available for sale at Hillside at a cost of $18.00 per book. Please purchase with a check (written to Hillside Elementary) or exact change (we will not give change). There is a limited supply of these, so please ask your student's teacher about purchasing as soon as possible!

Cybersecurity Camp at UNO This Summer for 5th and 6th Grade Girls

There will be a technology cybersecurity camp happening at University of Nebraska at Omaha this summer from June 20-24. The camp is completely FREE and each girl participating will walk away with $100 worth of technology gadgets.

Registration: https://www.nebraskagencyber.com

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Autism Society of Nebraska Event

The Autism Society of Nebraska's annual FunFest will be on Sunday, April 24th. This fundraiser is an annual event that raises money for the Autism Society of Nebraska. All the money that is raised goes directly to families in Omaha to improve the lives of those with autism. Join us at Werner Park for family fun for all. You can expect a kids Summer Fun Run, Lego stations, bounce houses, mascots, Minute to Win It games, and more!
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Max Brailler, Author, to Visit Hillside Grades 4-6, on April 28

Author Max Brailler will be visiting Hillside's 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th. If you wish to order one of Mr Brailler's books, please find the order form below and turn it in by Friday, April 8. The Bookworm is offering us a special discount for Mr. Brailler's books, which will be autographed by the author.
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Westside Middle School Show Choir Camp is June 6-10

Have you always wanted to be a part of Westside show choir? Maybe you want to improve your voice or learn how to shake those bad dancing habits? Sorry parents, this ad is just for the kids. Westside Middle School is hosting their annual summer show choir camp June 6-10 at Westside Middle School for any student entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2022. Students will learn to sing and dance a full show as well as gain insights into the audition process for Westside Middle School Show Choir. Registration and more information can be found at the website: https://sites.google.com/westside66.net/westside-middle-school-choirs/edge-show-choir-camp

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Hillside Yearbooks for 2021-22 School Year

Hillside's 2021-22 yearbooks advance sales are now open. Please access the link below:


Yearbooks are $16.00 for pre-order right now. Next month, the cost will be $17.00.

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Use TAGG (Together a Greater Good) to Help Hillside

Remember that the TAGG (Together a Great Good) app can help Hillside financially. Many business in the metro area will donate a percentage of every sale; all you have to do is take a picture of your receipt. It's easy and fast, and every receipt is worth some $$ for Hillside if you make Hillside a beneficiary of your support on the app.

1) Download the TAGG app

2) When in the app, choose Hillside as a place to support

When you are ready to process a purchase:

2) Touch the "TAGG a purchase" button

3) Touch "Hillside" when asked to choose whom to support

4) Find and touch the business that generated your receipt

5) Take a photo of your receipt

6) Upload your receipt

That's it! It's that easy.

Thank you for TAGG-ing your purchases regularly for Hillside!

Boxtops for Education

Boxtops for Education has gone digital! Please access the link below to see how you can help our Community Club to benefit from Boxtops for Education:


Thanks for your help!

PBiS Skill of the Week for April 25-29

Hillside, like all schools in Westside Community Schools, operates with a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support practice. This means we focus on recognizing when students are demonstrating positive behaviors. Of course, we work to help students correct behaviors that are not as positive, and we provide supports for students who need it.

Hillside announces daily the social Skill of the Week. This is the skill we are focusing on as a building for the entire week. For April 25-29, the Skill of the Week is Active Listening. When you listen actively, you:

  1. Look at the person who is talking and remain quiet
  2. Wait until the person is finished talking before you speak
  3. Show that you heard them by nodding your head, saying, "Okay," "That's interesting," etc.
Westside Snack List 2021-22

District-approved snacks that you can bring in to school any time!