January 9, 2018

Hello Hillside. Hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying this blast of winter. Remember to follow us on Facebook to get additional updates during the week. We post the A/B designation each day as well as reminders about volunteer opportunities and events.

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PTA MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY JAN. 10

Join us tomorrow at 9:30 am in the Library.

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL NIGHT THIS THURSDAY JAN. 11

Please join our Hillside Family for a big dinner party/fiesta/fête/feest/chama/jùnùi in the cafeteria on Jan. 11 at 6:30PM. Please check out this link for more information and to volunteer.

STAY ACTIVE WITH EXPLORERS – REGISTRATION DEADLINE JAN. 12

Winter weather giving your kids cabin fever? Let Explorers get them moving with Sports Galore!, Funky Tap, Hip Hop, Basketball or Zumba. Or learn a new skill with Sewing, Cooking, 3D Printing/Design and more. The Catalog is available here. Online registration is open through Jan. 12 at 8 am. Please note that Scholarship Request forms should be turned in by Jan. 10. If you have questions contact us.

PARTICIPATE IN OUR ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE JAN. 15

Every year, Hillside Elementary School celebrates the legacy of Dr. King through a day of service. We have set up several volunteer opportunities to participate in on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. You must register, so please sign up by Friday, January 12th by clicking here. We will need a lead contact to help for each event.

FREE SPIKEBALL POP UP WORKSHOP AFTER SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17

Get out of the cold and into some heated competition! Enjoy an afternoon of fun playing Spikeball with Mrs. Lever, Hillside's physical education teacher from 3:45-4:45 in the gymnasium. Spikeball, featured on Shark Tank, is a combination of volleyball and foursquare with tons of action! Here's some more information. If you are signing up more than one student, please create a separate sign up for each. Sign up here.

RESOLVING TO EXERCISE IN 2018? FREE ADULT SPIN CLASSES JAN 18 & JAN 24

Sign up for a free private ride for Hillside/Nishuane families at CycleBar in Montclair, 656 Bloomfield Ave. Reserve your bike here for January 18 at 10:45 or here Jan. 24 at 7 pm. CycleBar recommends arriving 20 minutes early for the class. Sign up for only one class please.

PLAN AHEAD – SCHOOL CLOSED JAN 15 AND JAN 16

Schools closed Monday, Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Day and Tuesday, Jan. 16 for Staff Professional Development Day.

STILL HAVE EXTRA WRAPPING RIBBON? DONATE TO HILLSIDE FOR ART PROJECT

Please save your fabric ribbons this season! Hillside parents can use it for a special outdoor art installation project planned for the Spring. Stay tuned for more information about how to donate the ribbon.

JANUARY DATES

Jan. 10 PTA Meeting 9:30-11 am, Library
Jan. 10 Explorers Scholarship Request deadline
Jan. 11 International Night 6:30 pm
Jan. 12 Explorers Registration Deadline
Jan. 15 School Closed - Hillside Cares Volunteer Day
Jan. 16 School Closed - Staff Professional Development Day
Jan. 17 Spikeball Pop Up Workshop
Jan. 22 Hillside Explorers Winter Session Begins
Jan. 26 Talent Show 6 pm

You can sign up anytime on the PTA Website. You can also donate every time you purchase from Amazon by selecting the Hillside PTA as your smile choice. Learn more here on Amazon Smile.

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