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  • November 27, 2022

    Posted by Carlos Gramata on 11/27/2022

    Hello, Hillside Families!  


    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend with your children!


    The PTA's annual Coat Drive begins on Monday and runs through Friday, December 9.  A collection box will be placed at door 9 (the Kindergarten/Pillar door).  Additional information can be found in this flyer.  Thank you, in advance, for your support!


    Picture Make-up/Group Day is this Thursday, December 1.  Students wishing to re-take photos from the first picture day should come to school with original photos and a smile!  Students new to Hillside since the last picture day will also take photos on this day, as will the various student groups, including band, orchestra, and chorus.  The fifth grade class will also take its class photo that day, wearing their new sweatshirts, which have been purchased and delivered, courtesy of the Hillside PTA and Fifth Grade Committee, and will be distributed on Thursday.  


    The week of December 5 is Computer Science Education Week.  It has been a few years since Hillside has observed the week, but I am happy to announce that we will observe this year by participating in a variety of coding activities.  Buddy classes will partner up to select activities from a menu, courtesy of Mrs. Mercado, our school's technology coach.  Special thanks to Mrs. Mercado for her efforts in coordinating the week's activities.  Additional information can be found here.  Please note that there is a district family night of code scheduled for December 7 at Harrison School; additional information is forthcoming.  Thank you!  


    Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!


    Best regards,

    Mr. Gramata


    P.S. These weekly messages are also posted on the school's site for your convenience.  


    P.P.S. Follow Hillside School on Twitter at @Hillside_Elem!


    Upcoming Dates to Remember!


    Week of November 28, 2022


    Monday, 11-28: PTA Coat Drive Begins


    Tuesday, 11-29: District Band Day


    Thursday, 12-1: Picture Day Make-ups and Group Photos


    Week of December 5, 2022–Computer Science Education Week


    Tuesday, 12-6: First Marking Period Ends, Grades 1-5

    BOE Voting Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


    Wednesday, 12-7: Second Marking Period Begins, Grades 1-5

    Third Grade CogAT Testing

    District Family Coding, 7:00 p.m., Harrison School


    Thursday, 12-8: Third Grade CogAT Testing


    Friday, 12-9: PTA Coat Drive Ends

    PTA Staff Holiday Luncheon

    Student Council Assembly, 1:30 p.m.


    Week of December 12, 2022


    Monday, 12-12: Winter After School Enrichment Information Sent to Families


    Wednesday, 12-14: Holiday Shoppe for Students


    Thursday, 12-15: Holiday Shoppe for Students


    Friday, 12-16: Holiday Shoppe for Students

    PTA's 50-50 Raffle Fundraiser Ends

    First Marking Period Report Cards Available to Parents (after 3:00 PM), 

    Grades 1-5


    Sunday, 12-18: Hanukkah Begins-Happy Hanukkah!


    Week of December 19, 2022


    Monday, 12-19: PTA's 50-50 Raffle Drawing (approximately 2:20 PM)


    Thursday, 12-22: Caring Communities Session 2, AM


    Friday, 12-23: Partial Day of School, 12:00 PM Dismissal

    Winter After School Enrichment Sign-ups Due


    Saturday, 12-24: Christmas Eve


    Sunday, 12-25: Christmas Day-Merry Christmas!


    Week of December 26, 2022–Schools Closed for Winter Break


    Monday, 12-26: Kwanzaa–Happy Kwanzaa!


    Saturday, 12-31: New Year's Eve


    Sunday, 1-1-23: New Year's Day-Happy New Year!


    Week of January 2, 2023

    Monday, 1-2: Schools Closed


    Tuesday, 1-3: Schools Reopen

    Mrs. Nicole Hanna Returns from Maternity Leave

    BOE Re-Organization Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

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