November 30, 2018

Hillside Weekly News

LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

You still have a chance to participate in the PTA November Membership Drive. All new members who sign up by midnight tonight will be eligible to win a Hillside branded sport sack AND will demonstrate their support for all that the PTA does for Hillside. Click here to join today: https://hillsidepta.memberhub.com/

SCREENAGERS MOVIE SCREENING & DISCUSSION - TUES., DEC 11th, 6:30-8:30

We are all trying to figure out the boundaries for our kids when it comes to technology, screen time, social media and gaming. In the move Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, the filmmaker takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Bonus #1: Hillside dad and host of CNBC's Fortt Knox, Jon Fortt, will moderate a post screening discussion immediately following the viewing of Screenagers.

Bonus #2 for the Hillside community: our 5th graders will view Screenagers the same week as the parents. Ms. Scott, the Hillside Student Assistance Counselor, will be following up with each 5th grade homeroom to conduct a guided discussion around how the students experienced the movie.

AMAZON SMILE MAKES A GREAT GIFT TO HILLSIDE!

Every purchase you make this holiday season, could benefit Hillside! It’s as easy as clicking a button! 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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com and select Hillside School PTA as your charitable organization. Your existing Amazon account is all you need to get started!

New to AmazonSmile? Follow these instructions to set up your account here.

HILLSIDE CARES ANNUAL “MAKE-A-WISH COME TRUE” PROGRAM STARTS TODAY!

Please make the holidays a little brighter for children in need within our own school community by participating in the Hillside Cares Make-a-Wish Come True Program. This is an annual tradition at our school and we need your generous support to make some wishes come true.

Two ways to give:

Donate a gift! Use this link to sign up for the items you would like to purchase and donate. Items must be returned to the main office no later than Dec. 17th. A flyer went home in backpacks today with more detailed information and gift tags for labeling your gifts.

Make a monetary donation! Send a check payable to Hillside PTA in an enveloped labeled Make-A-Wish in your child’s backpack.

Have questions or want to volunteers to help sort and organize gifts? Please contact: Kimya Nilsen at hillsidesatp@gmail.com.

HILLSIDE COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER

Over the past few weeks, our community of parents, caregivers and staff have come together on behalf of our school in a few ways. Deep and heartfelt thanks to those who contributed to the GoFundMe page for the Reddick family, who lost their home in a fire 2 weeks ago. A resounding thank you to those who contributed gifts of food and monetary donations to thank our staff for keeping our kids happy and safe during the snow storm. And “grazie” to those who purchased pizza and other Italian fare from Nauna’s Bella Casa in support of our Drama program fundraiser.

HILLSIDE SPIRIT WEAR MAKES GREAT GIFTS

The Hillside Spirit Wear online store is open for business. Get the latest t-shirts and sweatshirts delivered right to your door in just days. Orders over $75 qualify for free shipping. Shop now!

November/December Highlights: Mark Your Calendars

Nov 30: Make-A-Wish-Come-True, Gift Giving Drive Begins
DEC 5: Early Dismissal
DEC 6: Early Dismissal
DEC 7: Early Dismissal
DEC 7: End of Trimester One
DEC 11: Screenagers Moving Screening 6:30pm
DEC 19: Staff Holiday Luncheon, hosted by PTA
DEC 21: Early Dismissal
DEC 24-JAN1: Winter Break

Sincerely,
Mr. Thomas Adamo
Acting Assistant Principal
Hillside Elementary School
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