September 14, 2018

Hillside Weekly News

Thank you to all the dads, moms, caregivers, police and firefighters that helped send off our Hillsiders on the first day of school. This tradition never disappoints! The first week of school culminated in a Welcome Back picnic where families enjoyed dinner and conversation on the Hillside field. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped to make these events a great success.

Here’s what you need to know for next week:

Add/Drop Cycle 1 Form Now Online

The Add/Drop Cycle 1 Form is now live on Hillside School’s website. You will find it in the red banner on the top of the page or click on the link above. Please submit one course to add and drop per form. Changes to schedules will be made as soon as possible in the order they were received. Some schedule changes may not be possible due to large class sizes or closed classes. We will do our best to accommodate every request.

Please email Mr. Adamo at if you have any questions.

Explorers Registration Starts Monday

Mark your calendars! Online registration for the PTA sponsored Explorers Enrichment Program starts Monday, Sept 17th at 8pm. The PTA is offering a variety of amazing seven and eight-week courses with class times both before and after school. Classes start the week of Oct. 1st.

Register here: Course catalogs and scholarship application forms will be heading home by Friday, Sept 14th, and will also be available at under “Explorers,” Email questions to:

First PTA and Class Liaison Meetings

The first PTA meeting of the year is Friday, Sept 21st at 9:30am in Room 22. The meeting agenda will include voting on a few matters including new fundraising initiatives and the 2018-2019 PTA budget and discussions about major projects to fund with Fireball proceeds. The PTA will also hold the first Class Liaison Meetings on Friday at 10:30am and 7pm in the library.

Please park on the street - not in the TEACHER ONLY parking lot. Enter the building through the side door located by the parking lot. All parents MUST sign in at the main office before heading to the meeting.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer at Hillside? Sign up to be a Class Parent for your child’s homeroom! Time investment is minimal for a high return in gratitude from your homeroom teacher, the students and the PTA.

Please contact Vanessa Schreiber ( for more information.

Back to School Night is Thurs. Sept 27th

Back to School night is Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm in the Hillside auditorium. Hear important updates from the administration. See your child’s classroom and meet their teachers. You will also have the opportunity to meet the Related Arts teachers.

Walk/Bike to School Day

Get on your bikes and ride! Join SATp and the Hillside community as we participate in the International Walk/Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 10, 2018! There are two meeting points for families who would like to walk or bike with a group. The event culminates with Zumba on the Hillside lawn.

8:30 Launch for walkers and bikers from Midland and Chestnut

8:30 Launch for walkers and bikers from Porter Park

8:45–9:10 Zumba on the Front Lawn

Amazon Smile Fundraiser

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Hillside every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the same convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Hillside PTA. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to On your first visit you will need to select the Hillside PTA as the charitable organization to receive donations. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. There is no need to create a new account. You can use your existing Amazon account to shop at AmazonSmile.

KidStuff Coupon Book

Due to overwhelming demand, the KidStuff Coupon books for Essex County will not be available in September. Please stay tuned for more information about this fundraiser.

September/October Highlights: Mark Your Calendars

Sept. 18: Fall Explorers Registration Begins at 8pm.

Sept. 21: First PTA meeting 9:30 am, Room 22

Sept 21: Class Liaison Orientation 10:30 am and 7pm, Library

Sept. 27: Hillside Back To School Night

Oct. 1: Hillside Explorers Fall Session Begins

Oct. 8: School Closed: Staff Professional Development Day

Oct. 10: Walk/Bike to School Day

Have a great weekend!
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