March 13, 2018

Hello Hillside. March is certainly proving to be a fierce lion. Hope everyone managed to stay warm and safe during last week’s snow storm. Some of us lost power, but the show goes on! And the Hillside Play ‘Seussical’ will be presented this Thursday night at 6:30 pm. All families are welcome to attend. And take note of new auditorium upgrades – professional-grade lights and sound will showcase our students’ talent!

PTA MEETING NEXT WEEK – MARCH 21st 7 pm

Join us for next week’s PTA meeting as we prepare for the inaugural Science Day and all the upcoming spring activities. Additionally, Jennifer Goforth, Director of K-12 STEM for Montclair Public Schools, Department of Equity, Curriculum and Instruction, will be joining 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.

SCHOOL SAFETY REMINDERS

Dr. Anglin shared new school safety measures implemented last week:

-The Hillside parking lot is for Staff Parking only and the entrance will be blocked for visitors.

-When visitors are buzzed into the building, please do not hold the door for anyone behind you.

-Visitor’s must sign in and out of the school building. Previously, visitors were only required to sign in and the administration wants to document that visitors have left the building.

DRUMS OF THUNDER ROCKED MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Drums of Thunder performed this weekend during half time of the Big East College Basketball finals at Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous arena, and the show was on FOX Sports!

SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL TOURS AT HILLSIDE

We had a successful evening touring prospective families. Thanks to the teachers and families for helping out and for sharing your Hillside pride. Remember: Middle School tours are next week in the evenings. For reference, here is the revised tour schedule.

PLANNING UNDERWAY FOR FIFTH GRADE PICNIC

In keeping with the annual tradition, there is a celebratory picnic for fifth grade students in June and we need your help planning so we can send our kids into the future in proper Hillside style! We're looking for help with planning and volunteers to be there on the day of the picnic. Event is Friday June 15th at 11 am with a rain date of Monday June 19. Sign up here.

HIGHLIGHTS OF MARCH DATES

March 14 Hillside Musical 1:30 (Students only)
March 15 Hillside Musical 6:30 pm (Families welcome)
March 16 Second Cycle Ends
March 19 Third Cycle Begins
March 19 Middle School Tours Start for Fifth Grade Families (Monday – Thursday)
March 21 PTA Meeting 7 pm
March 27 Cycle 2 Report Card Grades will be live in Genesis – Parent Access at 4 pm
March 29 Schools Closed for Professional Day
March 30 Schools Closed for Good Friday
March 30

Spring Break – School resumes April 9

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