March 27, 2018

Hello Hillside! The snow is melting so hopefully Spring is finally upon us. A reminder for this week: Thursday, March 29 is now an abbreviated day for students. Schools remain closed Friday, March 30 through Friday, April 6. Enjoy break and happy holidays to those families who celebrate.

DAY OF SERVICE FRIDAY, MARCH 30

In celebration of the spring season, Hillside has organized a day of service to give back to our community this Friday, March 30. We have set up several volunteer opportunities for you and your family. You can sign up here to participate. A sign-up link will be posted on March 26th. Please contact Sarah Jacobstein with any questions.

MARCH PTA MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 16 AT 7 PM IN LIBRARY

Join us for this PTA meeting in the Library as we gear up for the inaugural Science Day and all the upcoming spring activities. (This is the meeting we postponed due to the snow day last week.) We welcome Jennifer Goforth, Director of K-12 STEM for Montclair Public Schools, Department of Equity, Curriculum and Instruction, to join us to share information about middle school math placement. For Fifth grade families, a letter was sent from the District via email on March 2. She can also answer any questions about the Middle School math curriculum for all families.

SPRING EXPLORERS CATALOG AVAILABLE: CLASSES START APRIL 23

Spring Explorers catalog is here! Look for paper copies to come home before spring break. Registration opens Tuesday, April 10th. Scholarship requests due no later than April 12th. Six weeks of fun begin the week of April 23.

SCIENCE DAY IS APRIL 20 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

This year, instead of the Science Fair, we are holding Science Day! It's an exciting and interactive way to expose our children to science! We need parents to assist in the classrooms and throughout the school with hands on activities. We also need volunteers to assist our visiting speakers and panelists for the day. If you have any questions, please email Vanessa Schreiber. Sign up here to volunteer.

SCIENCE DAY T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW

Have you seen the flyer for the amazing shirts for this year's inaugural Science Day? It says money and forms are due back tomorrow. But... the team who is working so hard on the event wants everyone to get a chance to order them so they've extended the deadline to March 28th, and now you can order online and pay via Paypal OR bring cash and the form into Ms. Burmeo's room at school. Order you shirts here.

STAY CYBER AWARE AND SEE SCREENAGERS AT HILLSIDE APRIL 26 AT 6:30 PM

The SATp Cyber-Awareness team is hosting a viewing and discussion of the documentary “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age.” This adults-only event will take place on Thursday, April 26th from 6:30-8:30PM. All Hillside parents and caregivers are invited to attend. To learn more, contact Barbie Casasus here.

DISTRICTWIDE SCREENAGERS VIEWING FOR FIFTH GRADERS APRIL 30

As part of a district initiative our school counselor, Ms. Scott, will be showing the movie to all 5th graders April 30th and hosting discussion sessions with each 5th grade class throughout the week. This provides an opportunity for parents, teachers and kids to have an ongoing dialogue around our technology use. Additionally, as a follow up, there will be a Cyber-Awareness Parent Forum on Tuesday, May 8th, 7:00-8:30PM. This time will be spent discussing concrete tools to use when it comes to managing family technology. Stay tuned for more information on the parent forum. To learn more, contact Barbie Casasus here.

NEED SPIRIT WEAR FOR THE SPRING? VISIT THE NEW HILLSIDE EAGLES ONLINE STORE!

​We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Spirit Wear e-Commerce site. 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.

MARCH - APRIL DATES

March 27 Cycle 2 Report Card Grades will be live in Genesis – Parent Access at 4 pm
March 29 Abbreviated Day
March 30 Schools Closed for Good Friday – Hillside Day of Service
March 30 Spring Break – School resumes April 9
April 16 PTA Meeting at 7pm
April 20 Inaugural Science Day
April 23 Spring Explorers Begins
April 26 “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age” for Parents and Caregivers 6:30-8:30 pm
April 30 “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age” Movie Screening for Fifth Grade Students

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