March 22, 2019

Hillside Weekly News

Here’s a quick look at what’s inside this week’s issue:
• Add/Drop Period for Cycle 3
• Volunteers and Supplies Needed for Science Day April 4th
• Fireball is 20 days away! Send Donations and Buy Tickets
• Hillside Explorers and 5th Grade Picnic Needs Volunteers
• Dance Gear Drive

Cycle 3 Add/Drop Period
The add/drop period for Cycle 3 will open the morning of Wednesday, March 27th. The link to the Google Registration Form will be on Hillside’s Website in the “What’s Happening” section. We will also send out an email to all families the morning of the 27th with the link.


Science Day is fast approaching and your students and teachers need your help collecting materials for the Rube Goldberg Challenge (think simple machine building, mind stretching, collaborative science and engineering project). The students will be using everyday materials/recyclables that they bring from home. Please check out the flyer for the materials needed.
We also need parents to assist in the classrooms and throughout the school with hands on activities and assisting visiting speakers and panelists in for the day.

Sign up here!! 

Thank you for helping the students take science to a whole new level at Hillside! If you have any questions, please email Vanessa Schreiber at


There are only 20 days left to Fireball! We need your help to make this year’s event the best ever! Over the years, generous donations from Hillside and Nishuane families have included monetary gifts as well as a myriad of other items!

Monetary Donations
A financial gift is the most direct way to support FIREBALL. Family donations of $100 or more include listing in our event program. If you give $500 or more, your family will receive free event tickets and also be recognized on signage and in our social media marketing. And, if your company matches charitable donations, your financial gift to FIREBALL could double!

Auction & Raffle Items
We are looking for unique and fun auction & raffle items. So, put on your thinking cap…
• I know a celebrity and I can ask him/her for…..
• I have a vacation home and I could donate a …..long stay
• I am willing to provide …hours of my professional service
• I am a professional musician, dancer, artist and could donate lessons, etc.
• I can get tickets to …(Broadway show, TV show, sports game, concert, etc.)
• I will encourage other Hillside/Nishuane parents
• Other? Get creative!

To donate an item, service or event experience to the FIREBALL, please submit item information directly on the Fireball website (under "Donate Now" section) or email Justin Taylor at

A big thanks to all our current Fireball Family Donors! Did you know that the Fire Family-level donation includes two tickets to the Fireball Gala, along with signage, program, and social placements for your tax-deductible contribution? Most importantly, it supports our schools. Visit for tickets.

Everyone who buys a full price ticket for $125 will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Raymond’s Restaurant gift card.

**Please note- tickets purchased through the link above require a credit card. If you need to pay via check or cash, please contact

NEEDED – 5th Grade Picnic Planning Team

Each year the PTA hosts a full day of fun for our 5th graders, including swimming, games, field activities and more! We need a team of volunteers to make this awesome event happen! This event takes a few months of planning, so let’s get it started! Sign up sign will be available soon, but if you’re interested email: The event is June 14th.

Our PTA run before and after school enrichment program is looking for volunteers to be a part of our team. We are looking for volunteers who can join us now and be part of the process as we put together and run the spring cycle. It's an opportunity to learn what we do and offer suggestions. If you would like to join our team or would like more information, please email

The Dance Studio is currently accepting all gently used Dance Gear. The performers of Hillside greatly appreciate any and all donations for future performances. Donations can be dropped off in the designated box outside the Auditorium.
● Jazz pants ● Leggings ● Tank tops ● Leotards ● Stockings
● Ballet shoes ● Jazz shoes ● Tap shoes

March/April Highlights: Mark Your Calendars

March 27: Add/Drop Period for Cycle 3 Opens
March 27: Cycle 2 Report Cards Live on Genesis at 4:00 PM
March 28: Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 29: Afternoon Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 29: Hillside PTA Meeting
April 1-8: Spring Explorers Registration
April 4: Hillside Science Day
April 11: Fireball
April 15: Hillside PTA/SATp meeting

Mr. Thomas Adamo
Acting Assistant Principal
Hillside Elementary School

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