Hillside Elementary School

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District Announcements

  • BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING: April 16, 2024 (7:00 PM)

    The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM in the Central Office, 11 Foxcroft Drive. Tonight's meeting will be held in a hybrid format during which participants will have the ability to ask questions and make comments either in person or via the webinar. Register for the webinar using the link below.  The meeting will also be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.

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    Click here for updates on the district's superintendent search. 

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    LPS students looking to enhance their educational experience— either by catching up on the past school year’s coursework or getting a head start on that of the one to come — have a wide selection of classes to choose from through the district’s upcoming Summer Academy program. 

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    Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open.

    • Children must be 5 years old on or before October 1st of the current year to enter Kindergarten, or 6 years old by October 1st of the current year to enter 1st grade as per Entrance Age Policy 5112. View Entrance Age Policy #5112.
    • Any Livingston resident who completed the kindergarten registration process by May 15th will be notified of their child's school placement by June 1st. 
    • If your child currently attends the Livingston Public School Pre-School program you DO NOT have to complete the pre-registration online. Please contact Amy Ennis at aennis@livingston.org for instructions. 
    • Click here to visit our Registration Page. 
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Principal's Messages

  • April 14, 2024

    Posted by Carlos Gramata on 4/14/2024

    Hello, Hillside Families!  


    I hope you've enjoyed the weekend!


    We had an incredibly successful TREP$ Marketplace this past Thursday.  Congratulations to our fourth and fifth grade entrepreneurs for a job well done!  And, special thanks to the families and guests who attended the event.  Your support is greatly appreciated!  Just a reminder to our TREP$ families that there is one more workshop this Thursday.  It is the post-Marketplace reflection workshop, and students are certainly encouraged to attend as reflection is an important part of the growth process.  Thank you!


    We had our monthly Student Council Assembly on Friday, where we introduced our next character pillar of study, trustworthiness, honored our next round of Huskies of the Month, and awarded Hank and Holly to their new homes, Miss Begega's and Ms. Bunker's classes, respectively.  Congratulations to these classes and to our Husky honorees!


    We have an exciting week ahead with three grade levels attending trips!  (See calendar below for information.)  We wish our first, fourth, and fifth graders a wonderful time on their respective trips!


    There is a GT Art Reception on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Livingston Public Library.  Congratulations to our own fourth and fifth grade GT Art students for having their work featured at this reception.  I encourage you to stop by and check out their work if you're available! 


    The PTA's Spring Fundraiser is this Thursday evening at Rovello's.  I want to thank the parent coordinators for their hard work in planning and preparing the event, and also thank those who have contributed in any capacity to make the event a success.  If you plan to attend, I'll see you there!  


    Kindly find the next installment of Hank's PE Highlights here.  Thanks to physical education teacher, Mr. C., for sharing all of the great work that students do in PE classes!


    REMINDER:  "Take Your Child to Work Day" is Thursday, April 25.  Families who plan to participate and keep children home from school that day should be sure to make a note in the comments section of the attendance portal that students are participating in the day, so that it can be marked as an excused absence.  Absences for this purpose will only be marked excused for that day only (April 25).  Thank you for understanding! 


    Please see the following reminders/new notes from the PTA: ____________________________________________________________________________

    NOTES / REMINDERS from the Hillside PTA:

    1) The PTA is looking for nominations for next year's Executive Board.  Please see here for more information!

    2) Note from the PTA Yearbook Committee: We are very excited to announce that it is time to place your 2023-2024 Hillside Elementary Yearbook orders!!!  Order by using this link: Yearbook Link     

    • NOTE FOR PARENTS of 5th GRADERS: 5th graders will receive a yearbook for free as a graduation gift from the PTA. Please remember you do NOT have to order a yearbook for your 5th grader.  Of course, you may purchase copies for siblings should you choose.

    3) ASE Makeup for April 8th Class (Golf & Science) - Due to the Solar Eclipse we are having half day at school on Monday April 8th and there will be no ASE classes. The Makeup for April 8th will be on Monday May 20th.

    4) Mother's Day Fundraiser - PTA is hosting its Mother's Day Fundraiser starting tomorrow Monday April 8th to Wednesday May 1st. Please see the flyer and link (link opens on April 8th) for ordering your Cookie or Cupcake decorating boxes. 



    Thanks for reading, and enjoy the week!  


    Warm 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 X/Twitter at @Hillside_Elem!


    Upcoming Dates to Remember!


    Week of April 15, 2024


    Monday, 4-15: Fourth Grade Trip to NJ Statehouse

    ASEs: Golf & Science


    Tuesday, 4-16: NJ Courts Presentation to Fourth Grade, 9:30 a.m.--POSTPONED

    LYCS Leaders Grade 5, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

    ASEs:  Fitness & Chess

    GT Art Show Reception Grades 4-8, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Livingston Public 


    BOE Workshop Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


    Wednesday, 4-17: Fifth Grade Trip to Liberty Science Center

    LYCS Leaders Grades 3 & 4, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

    Fifth Grade Play Practice, 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.


    Thursday, 4-18: First Grade Trip to Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium

    TREP$ Workshop 6 (final), 2:45  - 4:00 p.m.

    LYCS Young Leaders Grades 1 & 2, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

    ASEs: Basketball & Robotics

    PTA's Spring Fundraiser, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., Rovello's


    Friday, 4-19: ASEs: Yoga & Engineering


    Week of April 22, 2024


    Monday, 4-22: Passover Begins

    Earth Day

    Partial Day of School, 12:00 PM Dismissal


    Tuesday, 4-23: Schools Closed for Passover; Happy Passover!


    Wednesday, 4-24: Fifth Grade Play Practice, 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.


    Thursday, 4-25: Take Your Child To Work Day

    Friday, 4-26: ASEs: Yoga & Engineering


    Saturday, 4-27: PTA's Earth Day Cleanup


    Week of Monday, April 29, 2024


    Monday, 4-29: ASEs: Golf & Science

    MPMS Fifth Grade Special Services Parent Meeting, 6:15 p.m.


    Tuesday, 4-30: ASEs: Fitness & Chess

    BOE Voting/Budget Public Hearing Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


    Wednesday, 5-1: Jewish Heritage Month Begins

    Asian Pacific Heritage Month Begins

    NJSLA Grade 3, Math Day 1

    Fifth Grade Play Practice, 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.


    Thursday, 5-2: NJSLA Grade 3, Math Day 2

    ASEs: Basketball & Robotics


    Friday, 5-3: NJSLA Grade 3, Math Day 3 (final math day)

    ASEs: Yoga & Engineering

    Staff Appreciation Door Decorating, 3:00 p.m. (thank you, families!)


    Sunday, 5-5: Orthodox Easter; Happy Easter!

    Cinco de Mayo; ¡Happy Cinco!

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