Hillside News Brief
Back to School Edition, July 2021
We are excited to see all our Hillside Tigers back at school before you know it!
Sneak a Peek Night is Thursday, August 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Sneak-a-Peek Night is Thursday, August 12, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. here at Hillside. This is a night for you to come up, meet teachers, say hello to friends, and bring school supplies, if you wish (Kindergarten families, please do not bring supplies up until Monday, August 23rd, please). We are looking forward to seeing you at Hillside on August 12!
Important Dates for You
Tuesday, August 17: First day of school (Grades 1-6); first day for Kindergarten Group 1
Thursday, August 20: First day of school for Kindergarten Group 2
Monday, August 23: All of kindergarten attends school together
Tuesday, August 31: Instrumental Curriculum Information meeting from 6:30-7:30pm (this meeting will be held at Westside Middle School in the auditorium)
Community Club Needs YOU!
- The Community Club Meet and Greet (August)
- Grandfriends' Day (September)
- The Hillside Picnic (September)
- Trunk or Treat (October)
- Winter Parties (December)
- Hillside School Dance (March)
- STEAM Night (April)
- Field Day (May)
- Spring Fling (May)
- Various Family Nights throughout the school year
Last year, we set aside Community Club meetings and fundraising efforts in order to keep our community safe and to adhere strictly to district protocols.
We are looking forward to having parents, guardians, and volunteers back in our building this school year. Currently, the district protocol has yet to be announced; but, in anticipation of being able to resume meetings, it is important to let you know that Hillside lacks Community Club leadership! Running the Community Club could be a job that several people share throughout the year. Volunteers could share tasks so that no one person shoulders all the responsibility.
Please reach out to Principal Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in joining in to help with Community Club efforts; our students and families love school events, and we very much want to make sure we organize gatherings as much as we are able.
Thank you for considering contributing some of your time to make our school a great place to learn and grow!
Parent & Guardian Information for You
Below is a link to information about many aspects of our school; please take a moment to read through the information below. Thank you, and welcome to the 2021-22 school year!
To 5th Grade Parents and Students
You are invited to BE A PART OF THE MUSIC! This fall, 5th grade students will have the opportunity to do what so many successful students have done in previous years by being a part of Band and Strings! In the first three weeks of school, instrumental music teachers will be visiting all elementary buildings, demonstrating the instruments available, and giving students the opportunity to select an instrument of their choice. The instrumental music team will have a parent meeting about the program on Tuesday, August 31, at 6:30 pm at Westside Middle School. All are welcome to attend to learn about elementary instrumental music and to meet the teachers. The whole team is excited to introduce your child to the world of instrumental music!
The Elementary Instrumental Music Staff
Gail Carpenter-Johnson, Michael Freeman, Viktoria Matheson and Ken Meints
Please see the Hillside student supply request lists below. These supplies are a donation and reflect requests from classroom teachers. If you choose to supply teachers with any or all supplies listed for your student's grade level, please know these supplies will go directly to classrooms to be distributed when needed. We are grateful for the support of our families in supplying our classrooms each year.
Carpool Lane Procedures at Hillside
- Stay in your vehicle
- Pull up as far as you are able to do so before stopping to drop off or pick up student(s)
- Pull into the parking lot and park in a space if your child(ren) require(s) you to get out, help them buckle or unbuckle, etc.
- Feel free to pull around those in front of you to exit if you are loaded and ready to go; there is a free lane in order to do so, and it keeps traffic moving
We have staff outside ready to help you and to direct drivers; please give them a smile and a wave! We are here to help you and to keep your student(s) safe.
Dismissal Plans and Information: IMPORTANT
Please fill out one survey for each student attending Hillside. Thank you so much!
New Second Grade Teacher
We are very excited to welcome Ms. Kraft to Hillside, and we know it's going to be a great year!
New Speech Pathologist for Hillside
We are excited to meet and to work with Mrs. Culross; we know she will be a great addition to the Hillside staff.