October 31, 2017

Hello Hillside. This week we close out October and kick off an exciting November with lots of events. Read on to get involved and stay informed.

LATE BREAKING NEWS: DRAMA FUNDRAISER AT NAUNA’S POSTPONED TOMORROW

Nauna’s had to reschedule and we will report on the new date so the Hillside community can support our drama program. Stay tuned.

SEPAC DISCUSSION NOV. 1 11:15 am

Please join Hillside SEPAC (parents of children who receive therapy or services in school) to discuss questions you may have regarding our special education services. This is a terrific resource for parents to advocate for our children. If you cannot attend, please reach out to Heather Dibble to be placed on an email list. Meeting is at the Main Branch of the Montclair Public Library on South Fullerton at 11:15 on Nov. 1.

DADS BOWLING THIS SATURDAY NOV. 4

Dads! Come join us for a night of bowling, courtesy of the Hillside/Nishuane PTAs. Leave the kids at home; this is your chance to get to meet the other DADS!

Bowling starts at 9pm, we've taken care of the lanes and the shoes, you're on your own for drinks. Sign up herenow. Eagle Rock Lanes, 424 Eagle Rock Lane, West Orange.

COMMUNITY SWAP THIS SATURDAY AT HILLSIDE

The 31st annual Community swap (free and open to everyone in the community) is Saturday, November 4th from 9 - 11 am. Drop off of gently-used donations on Friday, November 3rd from 4 – 6:30 pm. Examples of items to donate [or to pick up for yourself) are adult and children’s clothing, small household goods, backpacks, sports equipment, baby equipment, shoes, boots, Halloween costumes, bikes, children’s and young adult books, games and puzzles (new or taped shut) and toys. Swap is in the gym at Hillside School at 54 Orange Road in Montclair. For questions and volunteer opportunities reach out to Jane Marcus here. Spread the word.

COAT DRIVE STARTS NOV. 6

Our annual Coat Drive starts Monday, Nov. 6 and runs through Nov. 20. Drop gently used coats to benefit New Jersey Cares in the donation box in the copy room next to the office. Contact Sarah Jacobstein with questions.

DONATE COINS FOR COIN CHALLENGE STARTING NOV. 6

Wondering what to do with all your loose change? How about sending it to Hillside from Nov. 6 to Nov. 16? Every year Hillside classes compete to collect the most coins to help fund teachers' classroom wish lists. The class that collects the most coins wins a pizza party! All the proceeds go to fund books for the Hillside community. To participate, you can send coins with your child in plastic bags or other easily accessible containers. No bills please.

ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE Nov. 7

Please consider volunteering your time and/or donating a variety of baked items (homemade or store bought) for Tuesday's Election Day Bake Sale at Hillside on November 7th. Sign up here. We need people to work at the tables.

BOOKS, BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS AT THE HILLSIDE BOOK FAIR

The Hillside book fair is the week of Nov 13th-17th, with evening family night on Thursday night, Nov 16th. As in past years, the students will shop on their own during scheduled class periods and lunch time. The class schedule will be available shortly. In the meantime, we need lots of volunteers to help with set up, clean up, for family night and class visits. Sign up here.

BOOGIE BASH SHOUT OUTS

Thanks for a terrific event! Special shutouts to Holly Korus and Eileen Lundberg for their incredible leadership and for so many others, to Jessi Baden-Campbell, our fantastic costume contest emcee, and to all our incredible volunteers:

Karen Andes, Maila Arzadon, Kellie Atkins, Jessi Baden-Campbell, Shoshanna Bass, Luly Bryan, Daniel Buckley, Imogen Burton, Simone Cameron-Robinson, Carolyn Coelho, Isabella Conenna, Beth Cornwell, Nina Creimer-Almeida, Susanna Cruz, Erik D’Amato, Timea Dancs, Marzena Del Gaudio, Karen Dirx, Jennifer Dorr, Stacy Dunnemann, Laura Elleman, Katie Eva, Lian Ferguson-Spears, John Fedele, Courtney Foley, Gina Fortt, Jon Fortt, Jaclyn Friedman-Lombardo, Laurie Glasman, Tami Goodrich, Jennifer Hand, Mike Hankerson, Raye Hankerson, Krit Hutchins, Ariel Ingersoll, Reggie Jenkins, Simran Kahlon, Claire Kennedy-Wilkins, Zoe La Zalandra, Wendy Lacey, Beth Larson, Holly Lehr-Hahn, Ali Lin, Melissa McGregor, Kala Miller, Trente Miller Leslie Mills DeMarco, Jayna Neagle, Jaime Needel, Nosimot Nicholls, Jennifer Otero, Silvia Pastor, Olivia Pepe, Marlaina Powell, Kevin Quinn, Michele Quinn, Jillian Reich, Mckieba Reyes, Dana Rizzo, Cathlyn Robinson, Leonora Rush, Harriet Salem, Janel Santos, Rhonda Sen, Corinne Smithen, Susie Sonneborn, Darren Suelto, Tawnya Switzer, Melany Thompson, Wendy Turrell, Amy Uhlfelder, Amy Weins-Dallmann, Lisa Wittner, Tamara Wyatt, Nikol Zemichal

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Nov. 1 SEPAC Meeting 11:15 am Montclair Public Library, Main Branch
Nov. 4 Dads Bowling Night
Nov. 6 Coat Drive Starts - Drop off in Copy Room Next to Main Office (through Nov. 14)
Nov. 6 Coin Challenge Kicks off
Nov. 7 Election Day Bake Sale
Nov. 7 Holiday Knitting for Holiday Giving Knit Night - Yarnias
Nov. 9-10 NJ Teachers Convention – Schools Closed
Nov. 13-17 Book Fair
Nov. 14 Smile! Picture Day Retakes
Nov. 14 PTA Meeting 7-8:30 pm- Everyone Welcome, Library
Nov. 16 Book Fair Family Night 6:30 pm
Nov. 29 Panera Bread Fundraiser, 15 Bloomfield Avenue Location 4-8 pm
Nov. 30 Winter Concert 6:30 pm

Questions? Email the PTA.

SUPPORT THE PTA

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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