Week 10 - 11/19/21

A Note from the Principal’s Desk - 11.19.2021


Dear Hillside Parents/Caregivers:


School-wide News...Be in the Know

Outdoor Lunch/Recess:

Please dress your child with weather appropriate clothing. Many students came to school last week with short sleeves on and no jacket. On any given day, if the Real Feel temperature outside reaches 40 degrees or below, the building administrator will look at a variety of other weather variables, such as wind, precipitation, and cloud coverage in order to determine if students will eat their lunch inside or outside for that day. Each variable individually affects whether the air will feel cooler or warmer than what the actual temperature reads. The determination will be made by 11:30am each morning.


Students will continue to go outside for recess, as long as the Real Feel temperature remains above 28 degrees.


Masks and water bottles

Please make sure your child has extra masks in their backpack and is bringing a bottle of water to school daily. 


Student Arrival

Be reminded that there is no Staff Supervision on school grounds until 9AM.


School Lunch Codes

This week, students received their school lunch codes. These codes need to be entered each day for students getting school lunch. Please have your child practice memorizing this number at home so they can enter it quickly when on line for school lunch.


HUGE Shout Out!

We want to give a HUGE Hillside shout out to the Beautification Team and all its volunteers for making Hillside look great.Thank You Christina and William Robinson, Nicole Chalfoun, Mohini Jaiswal & Family, Itai Dinour, Nelti Patel, Nick Cvetovich, Cristina & Matthew Montesa, Madoka Shea, Amber Haas, Jane Sayer, Brandy Azzinaro, Sage Knight, Ardrica Williams, Kate Estler, Sara McCormick, Richard Fulco, Dan Lowe, Juliana Cardoso, Patty Abad, Ilisa Anderson, Deirdre McGonighan, Colleen Dougherty, Robin Sterling, Cynthia Kibble, Sheila Boyd, Varsha Hathiramani, Elizabth Howell, Anna Bourne, Jason Anderson, William Robinson, and Yvette Frazier!!!


PTA Happenings

The PTA Board would like to welcome their newest board member. Nakeisha Haley has accepted the VP of Events position.  We are so excited to have Nakeisha and her enthusiasm as part of our team!


PTA Membership Raffle

Haven’t joined the Hillside PTA yet? It’s never too late to join! The first 10 new members to join are entered into a raffle to win a Hillside t-shirt.  PTA Member Hub



This is the last weekend of our Hillside Cares Coat Drive! We've had a great turnout, but we've still got a couple more days to add a few more! Today, Friday, November 19th, is the LAST weekday to donate your gently used coats! We'll keep our bins out for you over the weekend for those last minute donations! Bins are located outside of Door K (parking lot entrance) and Door J (located on the St. Luke’s entrance side). Thank you for your support


PTA Nominating Committee

Per the Generic Local PTA Bylaws, effective July 1, 2021, all local PTAs must elect their Nominating Committee at a General Membership meeting by December 31. 2021.


Article VIII:Nominating Committee- Election and Duties, Section I:

A Nominating Committee must be elected at a general membership meeting by the end of December. At least three members (must be an odd number) and one alternate shall be elected to the Nominating Committee. Any current member, excluding the current PTA president(s), is eligible to serve on the Nominating Committee. The committee shall elect its Chair. 


The Nominating Committee is charged with evaluating all possible nominees and choosing one qualified nominee for each officer position. The detailed duties of the Nominating Committee will be presented via Zoom training session in January and February of 2022.  Stay tuned for these dates and times! 


Reflections Chair

Hillside, we are looking for a Reflections Chair for our school. If you are interested, please email [email protected]  The deadline to volunteer is December 1st!


Hillside Swag 

Hillside Hoodies - PRE-SALE available from now till 11/30 on PTA Memberhub Site https://hillsidepta.memberhub.com/store/items/119364  ORDER THEM BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE!


Thankful for Family Trivia Night

Join us on Saturday, December 4 at 7:00 pm for some family trivia fun, now with PRIZES for our TOP THREE winners! The trivia will be a mashup of "thankful" trivia topics and Thanksgiving trends. The trivia questions will be geared to our student population (K-5) but we will include some older sibling parent-focused questions so everyone can have some fun.


The suggested donation is $5 (any donation value is appreciated), but donations are not required to participate - you can go directly to the RSVP form.  Register HERE! Proceeds raised from the November Trivia Night will go to both Nishuane and Hillside PTA for their Holiday Gift Drives and other needed purchases


Message from Ms. Scott (School Counselor)

I am here to support our Hillside families in any way I can. In addition to email ([email protected]), I can be reached at 973.509.4200 x4297. Additionally please ask your child to join Ms. Scott's Google Classroom (class code jzelps7) where they will be able to access the I Need to See Ms. Scott Google form.  Lastly, here is the In Need of Counseling Survey parents can use to let me know if your child could use my help. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns about your child’s social-emotional well being.


Note from Nurse Boyle

Hello Hillside Families and Friends! Exciting news, the Pfizer Covid vaccine has been approved for children ages 5-11. If your child has received the vaccine please send a screenshot to me at [email protected] I will add them to your child’s vaccine records. Fully vaccinated students will not have to quarantine related to exposure or travel unless they are sick.  A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

If your child has medication please send it along with the medication form to me. Students must have the medication and forms at school in order to attend school trips.  

If you are traveling during Thanksgiving or the  winter break please email me with the date your family will return to NJ so I can instruct you on quarantine, PCR testing dates and return to school. Have a great weekend! Nurse Boyle


Important Dates:

Wednesday 11/24: Abbreviated Day 2:10PM

Thursday 11/25 & 11/26: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break


Kind regards,




Samanthaa Lennon Anglin, Ed.D.


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