October 5, 2018

Hillside Weekly News

October is a busy month at Hillside. Here’s what you need to know for the upcoming week.

SCHOOL IS CLOSED MONDAY, OCT 8TH

Montclair Public Schools are closed Monday, Oct 8th for Staff Professional Development.

WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY IS WED, OCT 10TH

Get moving with Hillside! 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

COMMUNITY SWAP NEXT SATURDAY AT HILLSIDE

The annual Community Swap (free and open to everyone in the community) is Saturday, October 13th from 9 - 11 am in the Hillside gym. You can drop off items in very good condition on Friday, October 12th from 4 – 6:30 pm. You don’t have to bring something to take something!

Examples of donated items include: Adult and Children’s Clothing, Children’s and Young Adult Books, DVDs, CDs, Unopened (or taped shut) Games & Puzzles, Toys, Sports Equipment, Bikes, Shoes, Cleats, Boots, Baby Gear, Halloween Costumes and Household Items.

Items that CANNOT be donated are: adult books, car or booster seats, VHS tapes, potties, cribs, helmets, skis, computers, printers, computer manuals, outdated software, manuals, textbooks, furniture, and any large items. For questions and volunteer opportunities reach out to Jane Marcus janeson094@aol.com.

BOOGIE BASH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Boogie Bash is Friday, Oct 26th at 7pm and the Hillside PTA is looking for volunteers to help make this year’s event a success! The Boogie Bash is a fun dance party with costume contests, games, food and more! It's one of the most anticipated events of the year and great fun for kids and parents. Volunteer opportunities include set up and clean up, decorating the gym and the popular “haunted hallway,” plus food and ticket sales. The PTA is also asking for donated food items and decorations. For more information and to sign up click here; https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084AABAC28AA8-hillside

CAST OF CHARACTERS PARADE

Mark your calendars for the Cast of Characters Parade on Oct. 26 at 2:30 pm on the field.

Every year we enjoy seeing the imagination and creativity of our Hillside students as they dress up like their favorite characters for a joyous parade around the Hillside field. Please send costumes to school. Absolutely no masks, (toy) weapons, and/or violent images will be allowed. Families should go directly to ST. LUKES PLACE for viewing.

JOIN THE HILLSIDE PTA

We encourage all parents to join the Hillside PTA. The PTA’s goal is to support and advocate on behalf of the students in school and in the community. PTA dues go directly to making Hillside better for everyone in big and small ways. The cost of a single membership is $12 and a family membership is $20. Any other donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated. Click on the link for the online membership form and join today! https://hillsidepta.memberhub.store/

PTA VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR NEEDED

If you are an organized communicator who likes to work from home, this role is the right fit for you! The PTA Volunteer Coordinator works closely with the PTA president to keep track of parents who have offered to help out with PTA initiatives. You will help recruit volunteers, connect them with the right people to get started, suggest committees where they can help or lead, and support communication amongst volunteers. If you are interested, please contact ptapres@hillsidepta.org for more information.

October Highlights: Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 8: School Closed: Staff Professional Development Day

Oct. 10: Walk/Bike to School Day

Oct 19: Picture Day

Oct 19: PTA meeting 9:30am

Oct 26: Cast of Characters Parade 2:30pm

Oct 26: Boogie Bash 7pm

Have a great weekend!
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