Hillside Elementary School

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District Announcements

  • MARCH 21, 2023: LPS SUMMER ACADEMY 2023

    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. LEARN MORE ABOUT LPS SUMMER ACADEMY.

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  • MARCH 21, 2023: SCHOOL BUDGET 2023-2024

    On Tuesday, April 25, 2023 (7PM) the Livingston Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing and Vote on the 2023-2024 School Budget. Members of the public can email budget related comments/questions to budgetquestions@livingston.org

    Learn more about the 2023-2024 School Budget

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    Dr. Block and Chief Marshuetz issued a joint statement regarding the lockdown that occurred at Livingston High School this morning. READ MORE...

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    Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens on January 18, 2023. VISIT THE NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION PAGE.

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Principal's Messages

  • March 19, 2023

    Posted by Carlos Gramata on 3/19/2023

    Hello, Hillside Families! 


    I hope you've had a great weekend!  


    The PTA's Scholastic Book Fair begins this week.  All classes have been scheduled to shop at the fair this week (please see the end of this document for the schedule).  While we do have make-up shopping times scheduled, we encourage students to shop during their scheduled times.  Please note the following additional information and notes from the Hillside PTA:

    • Our Huskies will shop starting Monday through Thursday with a make-up day on Friday. 

    • Attached is information about your child's EWallet and tax charges. If you prefer not to send cash the day your child shops, you may open an EWallet instead. Scan the QR code on the flyer to set up your account.

    • Please consider that tax is added to every purchase, attached is a guide to figure out tax. Thank you!

    • Coin Drive: Thank you to everyone who participated in the All for Books Coin Drive Challenge! Winners will be announced this week. 

    • Poster winners: Congratulations to the poster winners! K: Seher Batra (Mr. Sinsimer), 1: Maribella Munsch (Mrs. Murray), 2: Devan Patel (Mrs. Levine), 3: Mackenzie Cherisier (Miss Reid), 4: Brayden Zhou (Mrs. Micone), 5: Meagan Cherisier (Miss Begega). Prizes will be distributed next week in school!

    Thank you for your support and we look forward to a successful book fair!


    Ramadan begins this Wednesday and ends on April 21.  Ramadan Mubarak to all of our families and friends who observe the holiday!  We wish you all an easy fast and wonderful month.  Since charity is one of the pillars of Ramadan, the PTA's Diversity Celebration Committee is conducting a Toy Collection that begins on Wednesday and ends on Friday, March 31.  Collected toys will be donated to Artists, Athletes, Activists, a non-profit organization that serves the underserved in the NYC area.  Please see this flyer for information and thank you, in advance, for your support!


    Livingston Public Schools is, once again, offering a Summer Academy with enrichment opportunities for students.  Information about the academy can be found in this document.  


    The Livingston Public Library is hosting a Maker Day next Saturday, March 25.  Information about this event can be found in this flyer.


    Registration information for Hank's Art Club for students in Kindergarten and first grade will be made available next Monday, March 27.  


    The PTA's Spring Fling is almost here! On May 11th, from 6pm to 8pm at The Hanover Manor, Hillside PTA is hosting its biggest fundraiser of the year. It's a fun event that both Hillside parents and staff enjoy attending! There will be dinner, drinks and baskets filled with prizes to bid on. Tickets are on sale now! Early bird prices are available until April 11th. Please see the flyer attached for information and registration link. If you are interested in reserving a table for 10 people please email Nusrat Vastani nusvastani@gmail.com to reserve your table. This is a fun night out, we hope to see you there! 



    1) Spring ASE information is available in this flyer.  Please note that the registration link for sign-ups will go live on Monday at 9:00 a.m.  It will close at 10:00 p.m. on March 24.


    2) Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization with programs designed to promote physical exercise and teach girls valuable lessons in confidence, life skills, personal advocacy, among others.  For information about the program for girls in grades 3 - 5, please see here.  


    3) Attention fifth grade families!  The Livingston Police Department is hosting its fourth annual Junior Police Academy this summer and it is open to district fifth graders.  A promotional video with information can be found here.  Registration begins on March 1 and ends on April 28.  



    Thank you 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 March 20, 2023Scholastic Book Fair Week!


    Monday, 3-20: Young Audiences Assembly (rescheduled from 2-28), AM


    Tuesday, 3-21: Hank's Art Club, Grade 3, 2:40 - 3:40 p.m.

    BOE Voting Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


    Wednesday, 3-22: Ramadan Begins / Ramadan Toy Drive Begins

    Fifth Grade Trip to Liberty Science Center

    PTA's Hillside Dines Out Fundraiser, Eppes Essen

    Hank's Art Club, Grade 2, 2:40 - 3:40 p.m.


    Thursday, 3-23: TREP$ Workshop 2, 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.


    Friday, 3-24: Second Marking Period Report Cards Available to Families, Grades 1-5

    GT Art Field Trip


    Week of March 27, 2023–Eid Toy Drive Week!


    Monday, 3-27: Mrs. Hinds Returns to Hillside; Welcome back, Mrs.Hinds!


    Tuesday, 3-28: Student Council School Spirit Day–Career Day Dress Up!

    Women's Career Day Assemblies, AM

    Hank's Art Club, Grade 3, 2:40 - 3:40 p.m.

    Hillside SEPAC Meeting (by invitation only), 7:00 p.m., Library


    Wednesday, 3-29: Hank's Art Club, Grade 2, 2:40 - 3:40 p.m.


    Thursday, 3-30: Spring Photos

    TREP$ Workshop 3, 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.


    Friday, 3-31: Ms. Pizzi's Last Day at Hillside; Thank you, Ms. Pizzi!

    Ramadan Toy Drive Ends

    School Store


    Saturday, 4-1: April Fool's Day!


    Sunday, 4-2: Palm Sunday


    Week of April 3, 2023


    Schools Closed for Spring Break!  Happy Passover and Happy Easter!


    Note:  Schools are also closed for students on Monday, April 10!

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