Hillside News Brief

May 6, 2022

Important Dates for You

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

Friday, May 20 - Hillside Spirit Day (wear your spirit wear) or orange and blue

Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. - District West Fest at Westside High School

Wednesday, May 25, 9:15 a.m. - Hillside 6th grade rocket launch (outside on playground)

Friday, May 27 - Last Day of School (NOON DISMISSAL)

Hillside Event Calendar 21-22 School Year

Click here to see events for this coming school year!

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Please help! Students arriving too early!

Hillside Families:

Please help us! With the nice weather, we now have students arriving at Hillside at 8:00 a.m. or even earlier daily. We do not provide supervision out front until 8:15 a.m. It is imperative that students are not unsupervised and waiting out front earlier than 8:15 a.m.

If we have an incident, argument, or accident before we are able to provide supervision, there will be a delay in our ability to assist with the situation. Please, please do not bring or send your students to Hillside so that they arrive much before 8:15 a.m.!

We really appreciate your assistance.

Cynthia Bailey, Principal

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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Garden Club

Thank you to parents and guardians who are participating in Garden Club and/or picking up students who are in Garden Club. We are appreciative of your involvement in getting the Hillside Community Club garden going!

We would like to request that you park down below if you will be waiting a while for your student OR if you are headed out to the garden to help. Parents who are picking up students from Club 66 are challenged to find parking up top for a quick pick up of their student(s).

Thank you so much!

Upcoming WE-Side Unified Events

Please access the latest newsletter here for upcoming WE-Side Unified events:

WE-SIDE Unified Smore
- https://www.smore.com/cb7y2q

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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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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 May 9-13

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 May 9-13, the Skill of the Week is Using Appropriate Voice Tone. When you use appropriate voice tone you:

  • Listen to the level of the voices around you
  • Change your voice to match
  • Watch and listen for visual or verbal cues and adjust your voice as needed
Westside Snack List 2021-22

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