Hillside News Brief

February 24, 2023

Important Upcoming Dates for You

February is Black History Month!

Read Across America Week - Monday, Feb. 27 - Friday, Mar. 3

Westside Inclusion Week - Monday, Feb. 27 - Friday, Mar. 3

Great Plains Black History Museum Walk - Tuesday, February 28, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. (see flyer below)

Author Visit: Rebecca Gomez - Tuesay, February 28

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Wednesday, March 15 (evening) & Thursday, March 16 (8:00-4:00) These conferences are by appointment; please watch your teacher's newsletter or email communication to sign up!

Raising Cane's Fundraiser for Hillside - Wednesday, March 15, from 3:00pm-9:00pm (see flier below)

No School - Friday, March 17 (Comp Day for teachers)

Boys and Girls Club Closed - Friday, March 17

Band-o-rama at Westside High School - Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m.

K-1-2 Music Program at Westside Middle School - Thursday, March 23, 6:00-7:00 pm

Hillside Spirit Day - Friday, March 24

6th Grade Music Festival - Thursday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. at Westside High School

Hillside's Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events!

Due date for SOCKS orders is March 3!!

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The Hillside Fun Run is Coming!

Hillside Families:

Our Community Club will be having a Fun Run fundraiser for Hillside on May 5! Right now, we are looking for businesses to sponsor t-shirts for our students to wear on the Fun Run day. If you, your employer, or your company would be interested in contributing, please contact Hillside's Community Club at d66hillside@gmail.com. Thanks for considering!

February 27 - March 3 is Westside's Inclusion Week!

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February 27-March 3 is Read Across America Week!

We are having Read Across America Week, February 27-March 3. We will have an author (insert other info here)...
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Read Across America Week

Hillside Families,

This year, for Read Across America Week, Hillside classrooms will spend one of the days reading fairytales from around the world. We have many families and students from different places in the world and we want your help choosing some of these stories! If you have a recommendation of a fairytale you would like your child’s class to read, please send in the book C/O Holly Smith or e-mail Holly Smith at smith.holly@westside66.net to share your idea. Read Across America Week at Hillside will begin February 27, so please have your books or ideas sent by Monday, February 20th.

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Concerns about screen time for your kids?

This is a podcast from Children's Hospital and Medical Center that might help you gain even more perspective on screen time for children! Take a look:

Navigating Screens and Social Media

It's definitely worth a listen!

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Hillside Parent-Teacher Conferences are Coming!

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Please help Community Club to provide a meal for evening conferences on March 15th

Hillside Families:

Community Club will, once again, provide a tasty conference meal for Hillside educators who are staying at school to meet with families scheduled for a conference on the evening of March 15. We will need food ready to go in the teachers' lounge starting at 5:00 p.m. Community Club officers are organizing a taco bar, and they NEED YOUR HELP! Please access the Sign Up Genius below to help feed our teachers! Your support is greatly appreciated!

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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 2/27 - 3/3/23 is:

Accepting No for an Answer

When you accept NO for an answer, you:

  • Look at the person
  • Say, "Okay"
  • Stay calm
  • If you disagree, ask later

We will be working on the above skill all week!

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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.

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.