Hillside News Brief
November 11, 2022
November is Native American Heritage Month
Important Upcoming Dates for You
Picture Retake Day at Hillside
Tuesday, November 15, starting at 8:30 a.m.
5th/6th Grade Music Program
Thursday, November 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Westside Middle School auditorium
Spirit Day at Hillside
Tuesday, November 22 (wear blue and orange OR Hillside spiritwear)
Wednesday, November 23-Sunday, November 27 (no school)
6th Grade Strings Concert
Thursday, December 1, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Westside High School's auditorium
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
Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27
Thank you to our Veterans!
PBiS at Hillside and the Skill of the 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, 11/14-11/18/22 is:
Showing Self Control
When you show self control, you:
- Wait--say nothing
- Take a deep breath
- Think about choices: ignore, be cordial, do relaxation exercises, write about your feelings, talk to someone about your feelings, do another activity
- Act on your best choice
We will be working on the above skill all week!
Health Screenings Coming Soon
Health screenings are coming Monday, November 14. This is a day our health team screens some health factors for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Here is some information for you:
Students in grades K-4 are screened each year for vision, hearing, height and weight. It takes about 3-5 min per student. Students remain with their class and will be screened in the North Gym
Student groups rotate to each of 3 stations, then they are finished with the screening. Information is private and will be entered into the PowerSchool system with limited access.
Student health screenings are a state regulation and not a requirement created by the district.
If a student already has this information from their pediatrician, the school can use that information. The school nurse goes through each child's chart to check to see if that information has already been gathered.
Health screening is a state requirement, and the information gathered is used only by the state. Your child is not identified as connected to that information when it is reported.
Please call the Hillside Healthroom Assistant, Mrs. Ecklebe at 402-390-6450 if you have questions about the screening.
Music Programs for Hillside Families
One World Mobile Medical Clinic at Hillside
Consider donating one lunch time each week to be a TeamMates Mentor
Hillside is looking to expand our TeamMates program. Mentors are matched with a student, and “matches” meet once a week (usually during lunch/recess) in school during the academic year. Mentors and mentees usually play board games, shoot hoops, do a craft, or just talk. Each mentor has shared how the experience has changed THEM. To learn more about TeamMates, contact Mrs. Victor. Here are some thoughts on mentoring from a mentor who has been coming to Oakdale weekly for over two years:
Mentoring a young boy has provided me with the opportunity to appreciate how blessed I was to be the beneficiary of the thoughtful kindness and guidance I received from my own father and a singularly influential coach, both of whom were instrumental in influencing the man I was to become. Inspired by the impact these two men had on my life, I’m determined to emulate their example through my interactions with my mentee. My mentee, in turn, is blessing me with his youthful exuberance and innocent perspective as a creative and energetic young boy.
Please consider giving your time to impact Hillside student lives! If you are interested please reach out to Mrs. Victor at email@example.com.