April 10, 2018

Hello Hillside! Hope everyone had a great break and is ready for an exciting Spring.

SHOUT OUTS

Thank you Sarah Jacobstein and all the families who participated in the Day of Service on March 30.

PTA MEETING NEXT WEEK ON APRIL 16 AT 7 PM IN LIBRARY

Join us for this PTA meeting in the Library as we gear up for the inaugural Science Day and all the upcoming spring activities. We welcome Jennifer Goforth, Director of K-12 STEM for Montclair Public Schools, Department of Equity, Curriculum and Instruction, to join us to share information about middle school math placement. For Fifth grade families, a letter was sent from the District via email on March 2. She can also answer any questions about the Middle School math curriculum for all families.

PTA AND EXECUTIVE BOARD OPENINGS

We have several open positions for next year. More information will be sent home this week so if you are interested please be on the lookout.

SPRING EXPLORERS CATALOG AVAILABLE: CLASSES START APRIL 23

Spring Explorers catalog is here! Look for paper copies to come home before spring break. Registration opens Tuesday, April 10th. Scholarship requests due no later than April 12th. Six weeks of fun begin the week of April 23.

SCIENCE DAY IS APRIL 20 – THERE IS STILL TIME TO VOLUNTEER

This year, instead of the Science Fair, we are holding Science Day! It's an exciting and interactive way to expose our children to science! We need parents to assist in the classrooms and throughout the school with hands on activities. We also need volunteers to assist our visiting speakers and panelists for the day. If you have any questions, please email Vanessa Schreiber. Sign up here to volunteer.

STAY CYBER AWARE AND SEE SCREENAGERS AT HILLSIDE APRIL 26 AT 6:30 PM

The SATp Cyber-Awareness team is hosting a viewing and discussion of the documentary “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age.” This adults-only event will take place on Thursday, April 26th from 6:30-8:30PM. All Hillside parents and caregivers are invited to attend. To learn more, contact Barbie Casasus here.

DISTRICTWIDE SCREENAGERS VIEWING FOR FIFTH GRADERS APRIL 30

As part of a district initiative our school counselor, Ms. Scott, will be showing the movie to all 5th graders April 30th and hosting discussion sessions with each 5th grade class throughout the week. This provides an opportunity for parents, teachers and kids to have an ongoing dialogue around our technology use. Additionally, as a follow up, there will be a Cyber-Awareness Parent Forum on Tuesday, May 8th, 7:00-8:30PM. This time will be spent discussing concrete tools to use when it comes to managing family technology. Stay tuned for more information on the parent forum. To learn more, contact Barbie Casasus here.

NEED SPIRIT WEAR FOR THE SPRING? VISIT THE NEW HILLSIDE EAGLES ONLINE STORE!

​We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Spirit Wear e-Commerce site. You can purchase all Hillside Spirit Wear for adults and kids in a variety of colors and styles. Orders are shipped directly to you. Check it out here.

APRIL - MAY DATES

April 12 Explorers Scholarship Requests Due
April 16 PTA Meeting – Hillside Library 7 pm (See above for details)
April 20 Inaugural Science Day
April 26 “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age” for Parents and Caregivers 6:30-8:30 pm
April 30 “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age” Movie Screening for Fifth Grade Students
May 15 Chipotle Fundraiser 4 to 8 pm
May 23 Spring Concert 6:30 pm
May 24 Rising Third Grader Transition Picnic
May 28 Schools Closed for Memorial Day

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