Hillside News Brief

May 26, 2021

Dates for You


May 27 - Last Day of School; Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

Hillside Lost and Found

We still have a large assortment of Lost and Found items that have yet to be claimed! If you'd like to see what is in our Lost and Found, please come to the front office, and someone will escort you there.
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See below for 6th Grade Promotion Day Activities at Hillside!

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Summer Learning Opportunities

Throughout the school year, as part of Westside’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process, students are assessed in reading and provided with strong instruction to support their needs. To engage families and extend the learning for students, we are sharing ways in which you can support your child with their reading. As we enter into summer, it is important to encourage practice in the area of reading so that students maintain the skills they learned this year.

This link: https://tinyurl.com/ue2tbc6v outlines opportunities to continue learning with and without technology. Included are links to various activities you can do with your child, as well as reading programs available in the community and some website/app recommendations. The top priority this summer is simply having your child read every day. This can include times when someone reads to or with them.

For Extended Campus Learner Families Only

It's hard to believe the school year is almost over. Our Extended Campus Technology and materials return for EC learners will be on Tuesday, May 25, or Wednesday, May 26. Please bring to our main office at Hillside any district technology (ipad, charger, etc.), textbooks, and other materials that belong to the school on either of those two days.

It is very important that we receive the charger that goes with the district iPad. Those chargers, like everything else, are valuable and necessary for us to be able to use the iPad.

Thank you for hanging in there and for helping us to have a smooth end to this 2020-21 school year! Please contact our school administrative assistant, Mrs. White-Hamilton, at 402-390-6450, with any questions you might have.

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Community Resources

Click on the link below for some information about community resources:


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Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBiS) at Hillside

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support is ongoing at our school. We have a school-wide program to address the behavioral needs of all of our students and to support positive behavior throughout our school. We love to recognize students who do the "right thing" and find ways to create good feelings about great behavior.

May Highlight:

Teaching expectations clearly and reviewing often:

Students benefit from multiple opportunities to review expectations and to practice behavior skills. We do not assume that students always remember the rules, and we know students need time to practice the skills they are learning in context. We can view negative behavior as a missing skills and work to assist and support students with attaining skills they need.

PBiS Skill of the Week

The skill for the week of 5/24 - 5/27/21 is Following Instructions. When you do this well, you:

  • Look at the person giving the instruction(s)
  • Say, "Okay"
  • Do what you've been asked to do right away
  • Check back to see how you did

Our school works on different skills weekly; students can practice this every day!

Hillside Yearbook

Yearbooks are here! If you did not order one early, we have ordered some extra yearbooks for sale! They are $17.00, cash or check payable to Hillside Elementary.