Hillside News Brief

January 29, 2021

Hillside Elementary School Website

Check out our brand new website!

Dates for You

Jan. 25 - Feb. 5 - MAP Testing Window

February - Black History Month

Feb. 1-5 - School Board Appreciation Week

Feb. 12 - Spirit Day (wear spirit wear or blue/orange)

Feb. 12 - Valentines exchange

Help us to keep pedestrians safe!

During arrival and dismissal, there are some folks who are crossing the circle drive in the middle of heavy traffic to make it over from the sidewalk in front of Hillside to the lower parking lot. This is a very dangerous practice, as there is lots of traffic, especially during arrival and dismissal. Please help us to keep Hillside Tigers safe by using the sidewalk that goes around to the parking spaces across from the school or down to the lower parking lot! Thank you for helping us to model safe pedestrian practices for our young ones.

Spirit Day is Friday, February 12!

Wear your Hillside or Westside spirit wear OR blue/orange for Spirit Day on Friday, February 12! Go, Tigers!

Specials Information for Extended Campus Learners

Extended Campus students should access their specials classes and assignments through the Specials App. The classes match the rotation of in person students.

Dates for Pre-School (Early Childhood Center) Registration

If you have a pre-school-age child and would like to register for Westside's Early Childhood Center, here are some dates for you:

Monday, February 1st - ECC (toddler, preschool & 4 year old) registration for currently enrolled families

Monday, February 15th - ECC (toddler, preschool & 4 year old) registration for WECC/WCS staff and District 66 residents

Monday, March 1st - ECC (toddler, preschool & 4 year old) enrollment is open to all families

To have a registration link sent to you, please contact Julie Oelke at oelke.julie@westside66.net

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Club 66 Registration Dates

Monday, April 5th - Club 66 (WCS Kindergarten - 6th grades) registration for currently enrolled families

Monday, April 19th - Club 66 (WCS Kindergarten - 6th grades) enrollment is open to all families


Monday, March 1st - Enrollment open for all ages and families

To have a registration link sent to you, please contact Hillside's Club 66 site director Linsey Messerschmidt at 402-884-3825 or at messerschmidt.linsey@westside66.net

Valentine's Day Classroom Events are Friday, February 12

We are happy to announce that Hillside will, once again, welcome student-created Valentine's Day boxes to school starting on Wednesday, February 10th. Students are also welcome to bring/exchange Valentines, if they wish. Please do not bring food to exchange. We are unable to allow any other snacks, other than the individually wrapped cookies our district will provide.

We are looking forward to this lovely Hillside tradition! Please look for more details from classroom teachers.

MAP Testing is Coming Jan. 24-Feb. 5

MAP Testing (Measures of Academic Progress) is coming, and Extended Campus learners will be invited to come to Hillside to take this test (on two separate days). Extended Campus families, please watch your email for more information.
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Hillside Yearbook

Order your Hillside yearbook early! Online sales go throughout the year. Here is the website:


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