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Ad Hoc Committee for Elementary Enrollment Pursues Redistricting

In late April, the Ad Hoc Committee for Elementary Enrollment met to discuss a framework for redistricting, including a timeline, who will perform the work, and who will be involved in the process. The committee also discussed parameters for determining which schools should be considered for redistricting.

At a previous meeting, the committee decided that redistricting elementary students presents the most timely and cost-effective means of addressing the disparity in building population and allows for uniform delivery of the district’s elementary program over the next five years. It also provides the school board with flexibility in case student enrollment shifts significantly going forward.

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Art Theme Week Coming Soon!

Theme Week returns! This year Hillside students will be working with Jessica Gorlin-Liddell from Bella Mosaic to create a series of amazing fused glass and mosaic panels. These panels will be designed by our 4th grade students and installed in the windows of the atrium outside the art room after they are completed.

Register here to volunteer during your child’s session. We also need parent help at the beginning and end of each day with set-up and clean-up of supplies. For examples of Jessica’s work at other area schools and buildings, please visit this site.

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Hillside Paint Night!

Come out on the last night of Theme Week, Friday May 12th, from 6 to 8 p.m., to paint your own masterpiece! Hillside will be hosting instructors from Painting With a Twist to guide participants through an evening of making a magical sea turtle canvas. Bring your own snacks, and feed your creative juices. Painting is for students only ($25 each), but parents must accompany all children. A limited number of tickets available, and all spots will be confirmed via email.  

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Earth Day “Spring into Butterflies”

Over the next few weeks, each class will make a butterfly using recycled items, to be displayed in the Foyer at Hillside throughout the Spring.

Come and check out the Art Show–it officially starts on Earth Day, April 22–and have your child point out their class butterfly!

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New Tentative Last Day of School is June 14, 2017

Due to the emergency closing day on March 14, 2017, the new tentative last day of school for students has been moved to June 14, 2017. Click here for a revised single-page summary of the 2016-2017 school year.

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Calling All Volunteers! Hillside PTO Has Positions to Fill

The Hillside PTO would love to have you be a parent volunteer next year! We have many opportunities for you to choose from to enrich your child’s education.

A form came home with students in April with vacant positions. If you have questions before you commit, you can email us at hillsideelempto@gmail.com.

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Hillside School Store Is Open!

school-storeThe Hillside School Store is officially open! It will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

School Store volunteers for this week are as follow:

Mon, 5/1 – Logan D., Sabrina C., Andy C. or Kim C. (parent)
Wed, 5/3 – Peter C., Hayden L., Laura M. (parent)
Fri, 5/5 – Margaux L., Ayaan. A., Sloane L. (parent)

 

 

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In Case You Missed It — Latest PTO Newsletter

The latest issue of the PTO Newsletter came home in backpacks last week. In case you missed it, get the electronic version here. If you have any questions, contact  Tracy Johnson.