June 5, 2018

Hello Hillside. This week’s highlights: Field Day rescheduled for Friday, June 8, PTA Meeting on June 6 at 9:30 am, when the voting slate for the new executive board will be presented. The Dance Show is Wednesday evening at 6:30. And continue planning – and attending - your Teacher Toasts. Mark your calendars: June 20th and 21st are abbreviated days.

PTA MEETING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 - EXECUTIVE BOARD SLATE PRESENTED FOR VOTE

Come and vote on the slate for the 2018-2019 Hillside PTA Executive Board at the PTA Meeting at 9:30 am in the Library:

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

The Hillside bylaws are also up for review and will be voted on during the meeting. See them here. There are many other opportunities to participate in school projects. Next year is a FIREBALL year, which is a big benefit to raise community and funds for the school. If you are interested in leading a committee, or want to know how you can get involved, email the PTA.

FIELD DAY RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY JUNE 8 – THERE’S STILL TIME TO VOLUNTEER

Please help Mrs. Lever organize another fantastic Field Day for all students. It’s a day for friendly competition and active play so please lend a hand as many are needed. Spots are open throughout the day so check out the sign up and volunteer here.

FIFTH GRADE FAMILIES HEADING TO GLENFIELD – ATTEND PTA MEETING JUNE 11 9:30 AM

Get a jump on your transition to Middle School and learn more about what to expect and get questions answered. Hear Principal Dr. Joseph Putrino give an overview of a ‘Day in the Life of a Glenfielder’ and deliver his Year-in-Review. Learn what the PTA/SATp is planning for next year, and what it's going to take to make it happen. Meeting will be held at Glenfield, 25 Maple Avenue, School Library (first floor).

Questions? Contact the Glenfield PTA President and the SATp Chair - Tessie Thomas.

FIFTH GRADE PICNIC – JUNE 15

The Fifth Grade Picnic permission slips will come home this week. Please sign and return as soon as possible. If you can volunteer, additional slots have been added. Please sign up here. Shout out to Jason Kirschner for the T-shirt design work!

TIME TO TOAST OUR TEACHERS – MESSAGE FROM THE MFEE

It's time to Toast our Teachers while raising critical funds to support teacher grants that fuel classroom innovation. At Hillside, your Toast donations fund everything from boosting the revamped Science Day, alternative seating like standing desks that increase student focus, and additional resources to support the arts. MFEE Toasts are family-hosted parties that take place from the end of May to the end of June every school year. Honor a Teacher Today.

DISTRICT SEPAC (SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL) OPPORTUNITIES

The current leadership of SEPAC is stepping down from their positions. 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.

LAST CALL FOR BOX TOPS!

Clip your Box Tops and raise money for Hillside! Send your Box Tops in between now and the end of school and label them with the homeroom teacher or Room number. Remember, each clipped Box Top means 10 cents for us and it adds up so each one counts. Last year, we raised $1,000. So start clipping!

GOT WATER?

Keep water cold on warm days with a Hillside School branded water bottle. They are $20 and are stainless steel to keep water cold during the warm school days. Email the PTA and we will provide you with the necessary form.

SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT AND VISIT THE NEW HILLSIDE EAGLES ONLINE STORE

​Show your school spirit this summer! 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 4 Superintendent Listening Session, Bradford Library, 7 - 8:30 pm
June 6 PTA Meeting 9:30-11 am Library
June 6 Dance Show 6:30 pm
June 8 Field Day!
June 11

Glenfield PTA Meeting 9:30 am

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

June 15 Fifth Grade Picnic - Nishuane Park
June 19

Hillside Information Session - Auditorium 7 to 8 pm with Superintendent Dr. Kendra

Johnson, Dr. Anglin, and Mr. Krenn

June 20 Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony 10 am - Early Dismissal
June 21 Last Day of School - Early Dismissal

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