Hillsdale Elementary School, December 2022, v. 1
November 25, 2022
Special thank you to our PTO for sponsoring the VSP Breakfasts before Thanksgiving Break! It was wonderful to see so many special people enjoying time with their student(s) at school.
Our Book Fair is open all next week for student shopping! Students will visit the Book Fair during their Library time. Students can choose to put their PAWS tickets in a special bucket to win one of the fantastic book baskets. Winners will be drawn Dec 2nd.
We have winter concerts, holiday parties, and Hillsdale's presentation to the School Board this month!
WCASD is HIRING! Please check out the flyer below for opportunities.
Community Service: Huskies Give Back this Holiday Season!
- Grab a gift card or two.
In December we will be collecting collect gift cards to share with local families in need. Just $10, $15 or $20 to Target, Walmart, or Giant will help make sure everyone has a holiday that is merry and bright! Also in December, students will be working together to "Color Some Kindness" for area Seniors. These colorful messages will be delivered with Food Boxes later in the month. Fun! More details to come.
From the Wellness Committee
As we approach the winter months and holidays, it is important to continue to follow healthy habits which include:
- Drink plenty of water
- Choose health foods
- Get plenty of rest
- Practice mindfulness – Some benefits of mindfulness in children include- increased focus, attention, self-control, classroom participation, compassion, improved academic performance, ability to resolve conflict, overall well-being, decreased levels of stress/depression/anxiety/disruptive behavior.
- Be and stay well!
Health Screenings have been completed at Hillsdale Elementary School.
These screenings include Vision, Hearing and BMI. Vision and BMI screenings are completed for all students in all grade levels. Hearing screenings are completed in grades K-3. Results are available on the parent portal page. The health screening tab is located on the left hand side of the parent page. Please note that screening results are not available on the student portal page. If your child has failed a screening, a referral form has been sent home. This form is to be completed by a physician and returned to Mrs. Dugan. Referrals will be noted on the screening page.
-BMI percentages are calculated using CDC standards.
-Underweight: Less than the 5th percentile
-Normal or Healthy Weight: 5th percentile to less than the 85th percentile
-Overweight: 85th percentile to less than the 95th percentile.
-Obese: Equal to or greater than the 95th percentile.
Concerns about the results of your child’s BMI should be discussed with your child’s primary care physician.
Please contact Mrs. Dugan if you have any questions.
Colette Dugan, MEd, BSN, RN, CSN
Certified School Nurse
Hillsdale Elementary (M-F – 484-266-2006)firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out what is happening in the Library!
Looking Ahead - Save the Dates
11/21 – 12/2 – Book Fair
11/23 – 11/25 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
11/30 – end of Trimester 1
12/6 – Winter Concert (Band, Strings, & Chorus) 2:30pm & 7:00pm
12/8 – 1st grade to the Nutcracker in AM
12/14 - Report Cards available online through Parent Portal
12/15 – Holiday Spirit Day -Decorate yourself!
12/19 - Hillsdale presents at the School Board mtg.
12/20 – 12/ 22 – Holiday Parties
12/23 – 1/2/23 – NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
A few things to note:
1) Volunteers must have clearances.
2) Younger siblings are not permitted at school while you volunteer.
3) Volunteers are held to the same confidentiality standards as any WCASD employee.
4) While you may see and interact with your child when you are volunteering, you are here to assist all children.
5) Volunteer links will be sent out every other month for two months at a time.
Pick Up Patrol
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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.)