January 2, 2018

Hello Hillside. Happy New Year and we’re off to a great start to 2018 with events in January. Read on to get back into the swing of Hillside. Our new year’s resolution: Hillside Spirit for all! Start by joining us at the PTA Meeting next week on Jan. 10 at 9:30.

TRY OUT FOR THE TALENT SHOW – AUDITIONS THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Hillside musicians, dancers, acrobats, magicians, comedians, actors, bands, singers & more... auditions are coming up right after winter break. Students interested in performing can pick up their required permission forms from the office. Start rehearsing! Auditions are Thursday Jan. 5 and Friday Jan. 6 from 3:30-5:30. Bring any props, costume or music and make sure your sample act (it does not have to be stage ready) is a maximum of two minutes. If you are using music, you must have the music on a CD, and bring a printed copy to the audition for approval. Mark your calendars for the show on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. You can also get the permission slip here.

CHECK OUT THE WINTER EXPLORERS CATALOG – CLASSES START JAN. 22

The Winter 2018 Explorers Catalog will be coming home this week. It’s available online here. Online registration is open Jan. 4 at 8 pm through Jan. 12 at 8 am. Classes start week of Jan. 22. Please note that Scholarship Request forms should be turned in by Jan. 10. If you have questions contact us.

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Please join our Hillside Family for a big dinner party/fiesta/fête/feest/chama/jùnùi in the cafeteria on Jan. 11 at 6:30PM.Please check out this link for more information and to help make it happen.

PLANS TO EXERCISE IN 2018? FREE SPIN CLASSES OFFERED JAN 18 & JAN 24

Sign up for a free private ride for Hillside/Nishuane families at CycleBar in Montclair, 656 Bloomfield Ave. Reserve your bike here for January 18 at 10:45 or here Jan. 24 at 7 pm. CycleBar recommends arriving 20 minutes early for the class. Sign up for only one class please.

GOT EXTRA WRAPPING RIBBON? DONATE TO HILLSIDE FOR ART PROJECT

Please save your fabric ribbons this season! Hillside parents can use it for a special outdoor art installation project planned for the Spring. Stay tuned for more information about how to donate the ribbon.

JANUARY DATES

Jan. 4 Winter Explorers Registration Begins
Jan. 5 Talent Show Auditions 3:30-5:30
Jan. 6 Talent Show Auditions 3:30-5:30
Jan. 10 PTA Meeting 9:30-11 am, Library
Jan. 10 Explorers Scholarship Request deadline
Jan. 11 International Night 6:30 pm
Jan. 12 Explorers Registration Deadline
Jan. 12 MLK Assembly 10 am
Jan. 15 School Closed - Hillside Cares Volunteer Day
Jan. 16 School Closed - Staff Professional Development Day
Jan. 22 Hillside Explorers Winter Session Begins
Jan. 26 Talent Show 6 pm

Questions? Email the PTA.

SUPPORT THE PTA

You can sign up anytime on the PTA Website. You can also donate every time you purchase from Amazon by selecting the Hillside PTA as your smile choice. Learn more here on Amazon Smile.

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