June 12, 2018

Hello Hillside. This week: the information session with Mr. Krenn, Dr. Angiln, and Dr. Kendra Johnson about the recent leadership announcement has been moved to June 13 at 6:30 pm (Hillside Auditorium). Fifth Grade Picnic Friday, June 15 (make sure your Picnic permission slips have been returned). And remember that June 20th and 21st are abbreviated days.

FIELD DAY SHOUT OUTS

Thank you to Mrs. Lever and the entire Hillside staff for organizing another amazing day for our students, with activities that foster friendly competition and school spirit. And thanks to all the parents who came to help out – we could not have done it without you. Thank you to: organizers Heather Dibble and Karen Dirx, Marzena Del Gaudio, Susie Sonneborn, Mackieba Reyes, Sheldon Brown, Melissa Winston, Maria Hubbard, Shirin Irani, Jillian Reich, Michelle Quinn, Moira McCollam, Allison Klimerman, Amy Uhlfelder, Stephanie Malaussena, Kevin Quinn, Bridget Flynn March, Mack Grimsley, Mary Whitehill, Caroline McLannahan, Kelly Shapiro, Liz Samuel, Andrea Berlin, Erin Sircy, Nicola Burton.

NEWLY-ELECTED PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD

Congratulations to our newly-elected Executive Board who received unanimous support. We look forward to a smooth transition and are thankful for this terrific and energetic team and look forward to your partnership.

President - Leslie Wade

Treasurer - Dan Buckley

VP Membership & Events - Luke Parker Bowles

VP Communications & Strategy - Holly Lehr-Hahn

Recording Secretary- Erica Mitchell

Corresponding Secretary- Jennifer Brown

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP CHANGES MEETING JUNE 13 6:30 pm – Hillside Auditorium

Join Dr. Anglin, Assistant Principal Krenn and Dr. Johnson, Superintendent to answer questions or concerns about the impact of the May 31 leadership announcement on the Hillside community. This is your opportunity to participate in an open and informed discussion. (Childcare provided)

FIFTH GRADE PICNIC – JUNE 15 AT NISHUANE PARK

The Fifth Grade Picnic is this Friday. Please return your permission slips immediately. And there are many slots open for volunteering throughout the day. Please sign up here. Thanks again to Jason Kirschner for the T-shirt design work!

DISTRICT SEPAC (SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL) OPPORTUNITIES

Seeking new leadership for SEPAC. All parents are encouraged to consider a role for the 2018-19 school year. SEPAC meets monthly to discuss issues surrounding inclusive education, diagnoses, social justice, BOE actions to name a few. Please reach out for more information.

HILLSIDE BRANDED WATER BOTTLES AND SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR

Keep water cold on warm days this summer with a Hillside School branded water bottle. Email the PTA and we will provide you with the order form. You can purchase all Hillside Spirit Wear for adults and kids in a variety of colors and styles. Orders are shipped directly to you. Check it out here.

JUNE DATES

(Reminder June 20 and June 21 are abbreviated days)

June 11 Superintendent Listening Session, Montclair High School LGI, 7 - 8:30 pm
June 13

Hillside Information Session about recent Leadership Announcement

6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Auditorium with Dr. Anglin, Assistant Principal. Krenn and our Superintendent, Dr. Kendra Johnson. Location: Hillside Auditorium (childcare provided)

June 15 Fifth Grade Picnic - Nishuane Park
June 20 Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony 10 am - Early Dismissal
June 21 School's Out for the Summer! Last Day of School - Early Dismissal

HAPPY SUMMER!!!

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