May 29, 2018

Hello Hillside! Hope you enjoyed the long weekend. Our busy season continues as we head into June. This week: sign up for Field Day on June 1 and start planning your MFEE Teacher Toasts! And mark your calendars for the PTA Meeting on June 6 at 9:30 am, when the voting slate for the new executive board will be presented.

SHOUT OUTS

Thanks to Leslie Wade for organizing the Nishuane Transition Picnic and the volunteers who helped: Michele Kunken, Kala Miller, Linda Kow, Karen Andes, Tia Adams, Carl Adams, Amy Uhlfelder, Heather Dibble.

PTA MEETING JUNE 6 – NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD SLATE TO BE PRESENTED FOR VOTE

The Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate for the 2018-2019 Hillside PTA Executive Board:

President - Leslie Wade

Treasurer - Dan Buckley

VP Membership & Events - Luke Parker Bowles

VP Communications & Strategy - Holly Lehr-Hahn

Recording Secretary- Erica Mitchell

Corresponding Secretary- Jennifer Brown

The slate will be voted on at the June 6 meeting, which will take place in the Library at 9:30 am. The Hillside bylaws are up for review and will be voted on during the meeting. See them here. There are many other opportunities to participate in school projects. Next year is a FIREBALL year, which is a big benefit to raise community and funds for the school. If you are interested in leading a committee, or want to know how you can get involved, email the PTA.

FIELD DAY IS THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 1 AND WE NEED YOUR HELP

Calling all volunteers! Please help Mrs. Lever organize another fantastic Field Day for all students. It’s a day for friendly competition and active play so please lend a hand as many are needed. Spots are open throughout the day so check out the sign up and volunteer here.

FIFTH GRADE PICNIC JUNE 15 – T-SHIRT ORDER AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

As part of the fifth grade picnic, your student will receive a t-shirt. Please fill out forms sent in backpacks or emailed by class partner by May 31st. Students who do not turn in a form will still get a t-shirt in a Youth XL.

Please sign up to help by volunteering and donating snacks and water. The rain date is Monday 6/18.

FIFTH GRADE FAMILIES HEADING TO GLENFIELD – ATTEND PTA MEETING JUNE 11 9:30 AM

Get a jump on your transition to Middle School and learn more about what to expect and get questions answered. Hear Principal Dr. Joseph Putrino give an overview of a ‘Day in the Life of a Glenfielder’ and deliver his Year-in-Review. Learn what the PTA/SATp is planning for next year, and what it's going to take to make it happen. Meeting will be held at Glenfield, 25 Maple Avenue, School Library (first floor).

Questions? Contact the Glenfield PTA President and the SATp Chair - Tessie Thomas.

TIME TO TOAST OUR TEACHERS – MESSAGE FROM THE MFEE

It's time to Toast our Teachers while raising critical funds to support teacher grants that fuel classroom innovation. At Hillside, your Toast donations fund everything from boosting the revamped Science Day, alternative seating like standing desks that increase student focus, and additional resources to support the arts. MFEE Toasts are family-hosted parties that take place from the end of May to the end of June every school year. Honor a Teacher Today.

SUPERINTENDENT LISTENING SESSION MAY 29 – GLENFIELD LIBRARY, 7 – 8:30 PM

Newly-appointed Superintendent Johnson is holding her second “Listening and Learning” Session on May 29 from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Glenfield School Library. See below for upcoming June dates.

GET INVOLVED WITH DISTRICT SEPAC (SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL)

The current leadership of SEPAC is stepping down from their positions. All parents are encouraged to consider a role for the 2018-19 school year. Does your child receive any additional support in school or out? SEPAC is the place to convene if you have a child receiving any one of Speech/Language therapy, Occupational Therapy, Reading support, behavioral support etc. SEPAC meets monthly to discuss issues surrounding inclusive education, diagnoses, social justice, BOE actions to name a few. Please reach out for more information.

THERE’S STILL TIME TO COLLECT BOX TOPS!

Clip your Box Tops and raise money for Hillside! Send your Box Tops in between now and the end of school and label them with the homeroom teacher or Room number. Remember, each clipped Box Top means 10 cents for us and it adds up so each one counts. Last year, we raised $1,000. So start clipping!

GOT WATER?

The weather is finally warm! So make sure to get a Hillside School branded water bottle. They are $20 and are stainless steel to keep water cold during the warm school days. Email the PTA and we will provide you with the necessary form.

SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT AND VISIT THE NEW HILLSIDE EAGLES ONLINE STORE

‚ÄčOur new Spirit Wear e-Commerce site is fully operational. 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.

MAY- JUNE DATES

May 29 Superintendent Listening Session, Glenfield Library, 7 – 8:30 pm
June 1 Hillside Field Day!
June 3 Superintendent Listening Session, Central Office 2nd Flr, 2 – 3:30 pm
June 4 Superintendent Listening Session, Bradford Library, 7 – 8:30 pm
June 6 PTA Meeting 9:30-11 am Library
June 6 Dance Show 6:30 pm
June 11

Glenfield PTA Meeting 9:30 am

Superintendent Listening Session, Montclair High School LGI, 7 – 8:30 pm

June 15 Fifth Grade Picnic
June 20 Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony 10 am – Early Dismissal
June 21 Last Day of School – Early Dismissal

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