June 1, 2022
Let me begin with a giant THANK YOU for a great school year! I cannot believe it is the end of the school year! We have so many exciting things planned in these last couple of weeks!
We made it to our school-wide goal of 2000 PAWS tickets awarded for being respectful, responsible, safe and caring, so the Kona Ice Truck will be here on Monday 6/6 for all students.
We will send off our 5th graders with a fantastic car parade on Thursday 6/9 and we said congrats to the graduating Seniors earlier this week!
Please welcome, our new secretary Mrs. Erin Taggart. We are very excited to have her join our team! Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The office is open Monday-Thursday 8a -4p and Fridays 9a-12p if you need us.
This summer, please read a good book and send us a post card of your travels!
Have a great summer!
Walk-a-thon Monday 6/6 will raise money for Unite for Her
Nurse Notes - June
If your child(ren) had medication at HDE this school year, it will be sent home with them on June 10.
All medication orders must be updated at the beginning of every school year.
Send the doctor’s order, parent permission note/email and the medication in its original container with a pharmacy label attached together as the nurse cannot administer the medication without these 3 items.
As we enter into the summer months, please be sure to apply sunscreen frequently to your children to avoid severe sunburn.
Sunburn during childhood has been linked to a higher risk of developing skin cancer.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, every child needs sun protection and recommends that all children, regardless of their skin tone, wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Below is a link where parents can find most WCASD medical forms.
Colette Dugan, MEd, BSN, RN, CSN
Certified School Nurse
Hillsdale Elementary (M-F – 484-266-2006)
School Supply Kit orders are due June 30th
If you are interested, school supply kits can be ordered online through the linked picture below. Our PTO organizes this, and the supplies are at school for your child on the first day!
Hillsdale Garden Update
Our students are learning all about the different vegetables and herbs that we grow in our brand new garden! We harvested our first crop of vegetables and herbs on May 22, and donated 42 pounds of kale, spinach, lettuce, cilantro, and parsley to the Chester County Food Bank. 42 pounds is absolutely amazing!! We also planted peppers, tomatoes, more lettuce, more herbs, flowers and eggplant.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
Registration is open for new students. Please go to the District website to fill out an online application. Our school secretary. Mrs. Taggart, will be in touch to finalize the registration. Tell your neighbors and friends!
If you or a friend needs assistance with registration, please fee free to contact our school caseworker, Mrs. Eli Garduno, at email@example.com.
Attendance and Pick Up Patrol Reminder
When your child is absent please update Pick Up Patrol to reflect this AND send us an email or note after the absence. Please also use PUP to communicate any appointments (late arrival/early dismissal) and/or any changes to your child's dismissal plan.
A few things to note:
- Pick Up means you are driving through the car line to get your child after 3:30
- Early Dismissal is for when you are signing your child out before 3:30pm for any reason
- Walker means you are walking to school or parking your car and walking up to retrieve your child.
Even with Pick Up Patrol, if your child is absent, we must have a note from you to explain the absence within 3 days of your child's return. Otherwise the absence is marked as Unlawful and you will be receiving a letter from the office. (No one likes sending or receiving these letters!)
Each child is permitted 10 parent notes and 5 family vacation days each year for absences. Please use the family vacation form below or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with vacation requests.
Doctor’s notes are appreciated whenever you see a doctor due to illness.
SPANISH LANGUAGE PHONE LINE
Si usted prefiere comunicarse en español por favor llame al 484-266-1690 para contactarse con personal escolar.
(If you prefer to speak to a Spanish speaking operator, please call 484-266-1690 to connect with school personnel.)