Week 12 - November 15, 2019

Hillside Weekly News

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and shopped at the book fair! It was a great success! Here’s a look at what’s inside this week’s issue:

Curriculum Night Nov 25th
Minted.com Fundraiser Now 20% Discount
Coat Drive Donations Accepted Until Nov 22nd
Holiday Knitting Dec 4th
Inclement weather days
Picture retakes

CURRICULUM NIGHT IS MONDAY, NOV. 25TH
Curriculum Night is Monday, November 25th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Hillside. This will be an opportunity for parents/caregivers to gain a better understanding of the Math and English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum used for our students. Teacher subject leads will explain how student's are taught, what materials are used, and the content available to students and parents at home to support in class learning. Parents/caregivers will have the opportunity to ask questions about in-class learning and the best approaches for homework. In addition, the middle school math options will be explained. Childcare will be available. PLEASE RSVP HERE. Questions? Please contact Kimya Nilsen at hillsidesatp@gmail.com.

SHOP@ MINTED.COM UNTIL THE END OF YEAR!
Minted.com Fundraiser: Good News! Minted.com has INCREASED the savings from 15% to 20% and extended the fundraiser from November 30 to December 31! So shop Minted.com for your customized holiday cards or gifts. Use the special code FUNDRAISEHILLSIDES at checkout and get 20% off your purchase and 15% of your order will be donated to Hillside School!

COAT DRIVE DONATIONS STILL NEEDED

Thank you to everyone who has already donated a coat to the Jersey Cares Coat Drive. You still have one week left to participate, so look through your closet and bring in any CLEAN and GENTLY-USED infant, kids and adult WINTER coats. Drop off is in the main office.

We so appreciate your generosity but please, bring only WINTER COATS; we can’t pass on anything else like vests, sweaters, or hats.

Please contact Trente Miller if you have questions.

HOLIDAY KNITTING FOR MAKE-A-WISH (HOLIDAY GIVING)
Please join us for a fun gathering of Nishuane & Hillside parents/friends who knit, crochet or want to learn (or just keep us company). This informal event will take place on Wednesday, December 4th from 6 to 9 pm at Yarnia (147 Valley Road). Yarn has been donated for those wanting to make hats for the holiday gift drives.

Please RSVP via this Sign Up Genius. Can’t make this event? Pop into Yarnia to pick up a free skein of yarn to make a hat(s). Drop off hats by December 14th. Use the Sign Up Genius link above to pledge the number of hats you will make.

Stay tuned for holiday gift tags coming soon!

Questions? Email Kimya Nilsen.

SPIRIT WEAR MAKES GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS
Not sure what to get your child for the holidays? How about Hillside Spirit Wear! You can purchase online or at various Hillside events. Check out the newest styles online!

INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS
Please be reminded that our school day begins at 9:10am, at which time school doors will open for students. Hillside staff members begin supervision outside at 9:00am. If your child arrives prior to 9:00am, then they will NOT be supervised by a Hillside staff member. This is the case even during inclement weather. When it rains we will permit students in the building beginning at 9:00am when supervision official begins. When it rains students who arrive prior to 9:00am will be outside unsupervised in the inclement weather. Should you need supervision for your child prior to 9:00am, then please make arrangements with the YMCA Before Care Program.

YMCA Before & After School Care Program - Contact: Lisa Aulisi at the Montclair YMCA (973-744-3400).

THIRD GRADE CYCLES 2&3 REGISTRATION
Registration for Third grade CI and aesthetic courses for Cycles 2 and 3 will open next week on Wednesday, November 20th. Course offerings will be available to view on Hillside’s website on Monday, November 18th.

PICTURE RETAKES
Picture Retakes are Monday November 18, 2019

November/December Highlights: Mark Your Calendars

Nov 18: Picture Retakes
Nov 25: Curriculum Night 6:30-8:30pm
Nov 27: Early Dismissal at 2:10pm
Nov 28-29: School Closed for Thanksgiving
Dec 4: Holiday Knitting for Make a Wish 6-9pm
Dec 4-6: Early dismissal at 2:10pm for parent/teacher conferences

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Dr. Samanthaa Anglin

Principal
Hillside Elementary School
54 Orange Rd., Montclair, NJ
Phone: (973) 509-4200
Fax: (973) 509-1448
Follow us on Twitter: @Hillside_MPS

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