November 14, 2017

Hope everyone had a nice long weekend. Welcome back to an exciting week at Hillside.

JOIN US AT THE PTA MEETING TONIGHT, NOV. 14 7 PM

Hope to see you at the PTA meeting Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Library. Hear updates on PTA and SATP business, and we've invited Pomptonian, our new food service vendor, to come and answer questions about the food service.

THE BOOK FAIR IS HERE – SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING EVENT THURSDAY NIGHT

The Hillside book fair is on all week, with evening family night on Thursday, Nov 16th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year's family night will be extra special as Hillside's very own 4th grade English Language Arts Teacher Mrs. Tina Traina, will read and sign copies of her new book, Travel Tails: All Bark and No Bite. Mrs. Traina will also have merchandise and giveaways. Remember books make great holiday gifts. The class schedule is available on sign-up genius if you want to volunteer during your child's class visit. Sign up here.

HILLSIDE CARES: COAT DRIVE REMAINS IN FULL SWING

Our annual Coat Drive is on through Nov. 20. Drop gently used coats to benefit New Jersey Cares in the donation box in the copy room next to the office. Contact Sarah Jacobstein with questions.

EXTRA CLOTHES NEEDED FOR STUDENTS

Nurse Reillo is collecting clothes to keep on hand for students who need to change during the school day because of an illness or accident. We have our share of vomiting and bloody noses! If you have any spare t-shirts, sweatshirts, stretchy pants or sweatpants for ages 8 - 11 [sizes 8 - 14] please bring to Nurse Reillo's office anytime during school hours. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES TODAY, NOV. 14

Retakes are today, Tuesday Nov. 14. Parents who pre-ordered pictures should have received them last week. If you did not pre order, the vendor BNL School Pictures sent home a proof with a personal password. Use that to order online.

GOT COINS? WE’RE STILL COLLECTING THROUGH NOV. 16

The Hillside Coin Challenge kicked off last week and is off to a great start. Mr. Siebert and Mrs. Murphy are in the lead! But it's not too late to get in on the action. We are collecting coins until Nov. 16th so donate your loose change to Hillside and help purchase books for our school community. Every year Hillside classes compete to collect the most coins to help fund teachers' classroom wish lists. The class that collects the most coins wins a pizza party! All the proceeds go to fund books for the Hillside community. To participate, you can send coins with your child in plastic bags or other easily accessible containers. No bills please.

SHOUT OUTS

Thank you for contributing your time and treats for the Election Day Bake Sale to feed hungry voters, helping us raise $400: Amy Weins-Dallmann, Vanessa Schreiber, Heather Dibble, Erin Flynn, Amy Uhlfelder, Tia Adams, Susie Sonneborn, Emily Klein, Jessica Troupe, Raye Hankerson, Michele Quinn, Kala Miller, Katerina Zacharia, Melissa Winston, Eyana Carballo, Shoshana Bass, Aman D'Mello, Jayna Neagle and the anonymous donations we received.

SAVE THE DATE FOR WINTER CONCERT ON NOV. 30

Everyone is welcome. Come see the Hillside Philharmonic, Traveling Troupe, Chorus and Drums of Thunder. Show goes on at 6:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER DATES EVENTS

Nov. 14-17 Book Fair
Nov. 14 Smile! Picture Day Retakes
Nov. 14 PTA Meeting 7 to 8:30 pm - Everyone Welcome, Library
Nov. 16 Book Fair Family Night 5:30- 8:30 pm
Nov. 29 Panera Bread Fundraiser,15 Bloomfield Avenue Location 4-8 pm
Nov. 30 Winter Concert 6:30 pm – Everyone welcome, Auditorium
Dec. 6-8 Early Dismissal – Teacher Conferences
Dec. 8 Trimester One Ends
Dec. 11 Nishuane and Hillside Family Code Night
Dec. 11 Trimester Two Begins
Dec. 14 Zumba Pop Up Workshop
Dec. 22 Early Dismissal
Dec. 25- 1-1 Schools Closed – Winter Recess

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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