Week 16 - December 13, 2019

Hillside Weekly News

Next week is the LAST week of school in 2019! Here’s what you need to know:

Make a Wish Come True Gift Giving
Teacher/Staff Holiday Gift Donations
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon-Volunteers Needed
Spirit Wear Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Minted.com Fundraiser Extended to Dec 31st
Amazon Smile Fundraiser
Help Hillside Reach Its Fundraising Goal for 2019
Winter Explorers Coming in Jan
Science Day 2020 Planning in the Works

MAKE A WISH COME TRUE GIFT GIVING
Today is the deadline for Hillside’s Make a Wish Come True Gift Giving Program. If you did not bring your gift in today, you can still bring it in on Monday. Monetary donations are still being accepted as well. Have questions? Please contact: Kimya, Sashy or Zoe at here.

STILL TIME TO DONATE TO TEACHER/STAFF HOLIDAY GIFTS
The PTA is collecting holiday gift donations for related arts and support staff until Monday, December 16th. You can donate online here, or send in a check or cash.

Class liaisons are collecting donations for teachers and paraprofessionals. Please contact your class liaisons to find the best way to donate to your homeroom and switch teacher gifts.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Our holiday Hillside teacher/staff appreciation luncheon is Wednesday, December 18 and we need parent volunteers to bring in desserts and help with setup, staffing the luncheon and cleanup. Please consider volunteering via SignUp Genius if you have time and show your appreciation for our great Hillside teachers and staff during the holiday season! 

SPIRIT WEAR HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP
The Hillside Spirit Wear Pop-Up Holiday Shop will be open the following days and times. Come on out and get your holiday swag! Located in the hallway in front of the main office.
Tuesday, 12/17: 11 am - 2 pm
Wednesday, 12/18: 11 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday, 12/19: 11 am - 2 pm
Friday, 12/20: 11 am - 1 pm
Can you help staff the holiday shop next week? Sign up here!

STILL TIME TO SHOP MINTED AND BENEFIT HILLSIDE

Don't forget - Minted.com has INCREASED the savings from 15% to 20% and extended the fundraiser to December 31! Don't forget to shop Minted.com for your customized holiday cards, New Year's cards, or family or teacher gifts! Plus, Minted offers FREE custom envelopes & FREE recipient addressing. Use the special code at checkout FUNDRAISEHILLSIDES and get 20% off and 15% of your order is donated back to Hillside School!

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.

HELP THE HILLSIDE PTA REACH ITS FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR 2019
Your contributions to the Hillside PTA help in so many ways, such as support for student field trips, stipends for our teachers to support the costs of learning activities, Explorers scholarships and holiday meals for low-income families. None of this would happen without the generous support of the Hillside community. Please consider the Hillside PTA as you plan your year-end giving, and don't forget to ask your employer about corporate matching programs for charitable donations. Donate to the Hillside Annual Appeal here.

WINTER EXPLORERS IS COMING! REGISTRATION WEEK OF JAN 6TH
We're cooking up 8 more weeks of fun classes for Winter Explorers. Look for the catalog to come home by the end of next week and to be posted online at HillsidePTA.org during the break. Registration will start the week of January 6th, and classes will start January 27th. Scholarship forms will also be available online and can be submitted by email.

SCIENCE DAY 2020 PLANS ARE UNDER WAY!
Science Day (think Hillside's "Field Day" but an all-day Science extravaganza) is on April 1st, 2020. Please open the attached flyer for details. It will be our school's 3rd annual event! We are NOW recruiting for Scientists, Engineers, Health Care Professionals, Environmentalists, etc. to be Career Panelists and inspire students about their careers during Science Day. Please share the attached flyer with a neighbor or friend OR click HERE to register yourself to be a panelist. Forms are due on February 14, 2020.

ADD/DROP
Add/drop Period will open up Monday December 16, 2019 and remain open until Friday December 20, 2019. Directions and when add/drop goes LIVE will be sent Monday morning.

December/Jan Highlights: Mark Your Calendars
Dec 16-20: Add/Drop Period for 2nd Trimester Aesthetics
Dec 17-20: Hillside Spirit Wear Holiday Pop Up Shop
Dec 18: Hillside PTA Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Dec 23-Jan 1: Winter Break
Jan 6: Winter Explorers Registration
Jan 9: Early dismissal for students
Jan 24: Talent Show

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Dr. Anglin
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