Hillside News Brief

February 26, 2021

Dates for You

March is Women's History Month!

Inclusion Week at Hillside:

Monday, March 1 - Team T-shirt Day to recognize Inclusion

Tuesday, March 2 - Superhero day to recognize Inclusion

Wednesday, March 3 - School Spirit Day (wear school spirit wear or school colors) to recognize Inclusion

Thursday, March 4 - Crazy/Mismatched Clothes Day to recognize Inclusion

Friday, March 5 - Tie-dye/Wear Bright Colors Day to recognize Inclusion

March 10-22 - Follett online Book Fair

Mar. 11 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual/phone)

Mar. 17 - Virtual Author Visit (James Solheim) at Hillside

Morning Traffic Flow

For folks dropping off students in the morning:

Thank you for keeping the carpool line moving! Although it is very tempting to try to drop a student off directly in front of the breakfast doors or directly in front of the school, it helps us so very much if you will pull all the way up in the carpool line before dropping off your student(s). This way, we can get more cars into the line and dropping off students quickly. Students are able to walk to their destination within a few moments.

Thank you for helping us to keep traffic moving in the morning!

March 1-5 is Inclusion Week in our district and at our school1

March 1-5 we celebrate children of all abilities and inclusion in our school community! Join us as we recognize Inclusion Week by participating in our special days (see flyer below).
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We are having a virtual author's visit at Hillside!

Author James Solheim, author of It's Disgusting and We Ate It! and Grandmas are Greater Than Great will be virtually visiting with Hillside students on Wednesday, March 17, as Hillside celebrates Read Across America Week.

If you wish to order a book for your student(s), you can print out this order form: https://forms.gle/Zguu3RYf3kM8Vg1f9

Order forms and accompanying payment will be collected in Hillside's front office (cash or check). Orders must be received by Friday, February 19th.

Westside Early Childhood and Club 66 Summer Programs

See the flyer below for information regarding Westside's summer programs for Club 66 and Early Childhood.
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February SOM Virtual Assembly 1

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.

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

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Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBiS) at Hillside

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support is ongoing at our school. We have a school-wide program to address the behavioral needs of all of our students and to support positive behavior throughout our school. We love to recognize students who do the "right thing" and find ways to create good feelings about great behavior.

March Highlight:

Recognizing Positive Behavior

Students who demonstrate positive behavior at school are recognized with verbal praise ("Thanks for saying okay and doing that right away"), Tiger Tickets (with which students can enter drawings for prizes in the classroom and school-wide), and Positive Office Referrals (students come down with a referral that states their positive behavior and office staff celebrates them, calls home, and posts on Twitter). Students benefit from receiving recognition for their efforts to do the right thing. The Hillside staff loves to recognize and praise positive behaviors in our students!

PBiS Skill of the Week

The skill for the week of 3/1 - 3/5/21 is Accepting Feedback. When you accept feedback well, you:

  • Look at the person
  • Use a calm voice
  • Say, "Okay"
  • Don't argue

Our school works on different skills weekly; students can practice this every day!

Hillside Yearbook

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


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