A Note from the Principal’s Desk – 6.24.2021
Dear Hillside Community:
2021-22 Aesthetic and CI Courses and Registration is Open for Rising 4th and 5th Graders:
Registration for rising 4th and 5th grade aesthetics and CIs is open. Please go to Hillside’s website to register for courses under the “What’s Happening” section. Registration will remain open until July 12th.
CI/Aesthetic Eligibility letters are still available on Genesis through Parent Access. To access the letter, log into Genesis and you will see in Message Center that a new document is available. Click on it and the letter will be brought up. You can also click on the documents tab and see the letter there.
Additional Items for Your Review:
The PTA extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to all our wonderful volunteers who helped us with so many of our initiatives and events this SY 2020-2021.
We thank all our Committee Chairs and volunteers:
Nominating Committee – Sheila Boyd, Dee Thompson, Shaviece Harmon, Christina Robinson and Justin Taylor
Hospitality Committee – Benedicta Otalor
Beautification Committee – Erin Walter
Spirit Wear – Tessa Vining and all our volunteers who helped Tessa sell Spirit Wear this year.
Book Fair – Diane Tehranian, Jennifer Herman, Laurie Goodstine
Class Liaisons Coordinator – Obie Miranda thank you for wrangling all our Class Liaisons, coordinating our communications and supporting our class liaisons, aka class parents this year. A tremendous THANK YOU to all our Class Liaisons. You are the unsung heroes! You pulled everyone together during these unprecedented times with your creativity and passion. You don’t get enough credit for your participation in keeping families in your classes informed and included and making sure the teachers get the help they need, and the appreciation they deserve! From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!
Explorers – Linda Kow, Deirdre Birmingham, Kristin Rockmaker
Talent Show – Tinu Joseph, LaNa Jules, Denise Owens
5th Grade Picnic – Karen Andes, Erin Walter and all the volunteers who signed up to help
5th Grade T-Shirts – Denise Owens
Trivia Nights and Yearbook Support – Susan Zartman
Hillside Peer Socialization Clubs – we thank the organizers Allison Silverstein, Michelle Mroz, Allison Garcia-Pedrosa, Varsha Hathiramani. We also thank all the parents and student volunteers who ran the 18 Peer Socialization Clubs, we absolutely couldn’t do it without you!
Facebook page administrators – Shaviece Harmon, Dee Thompson, Arway Boker
PTA webmaster – Joby Abragan
The PTA would also like to thank our SATp partners, including Co-Chairs Erica Mitchell and Mendi Obadike, Hillside Social Justice Chair Jenn DiLullo, and Hillside Cares Chair Jodi Holmes.
We thank our outgoing PTA board members: Brian Fleischer, Colleen Dougherty and Jenny Hand. Your service, leadership and dedication have truly made a difference in the Hillside Community.
And of course, thank you so much to Dr. Anglin, Mr. Adamo, Ms. Best, Ms. Mazur, Mr. Luhrs and all the teachers, staff and custodians at Hillside for their partnership and support this year.
Hillside School Action Team for Partnership (SATp)
Thank you to everyone who helped make the SATp a huge success this year! We know that getting through the 2020-2021 school year took incredible resilience, kindness, and ingenuity. The challenges we faced have brought our school community together in new and powerful ways. Thank you to our amazing teachers, school administrators, students, and parent volunteers for coming together to create amazing opportunities for us to heal, to learn and to help others in our community.
Notes from Nurse Boyle
Dear Hillside Families,
We did it. We made it through the year. It has been a pleasure working with my hybrid, everyday and virtual students. It has been challenging but we persevered! Have a wonderful, safe summer! I will miss my fifth graders! Good Luck in middle school. Nurse Boyle
Friday 6/25– Schools out for Summer!
Samanthaa Lennon Anglin, Ed.D.
Hillside Elementary School ~ Gifted and Talented Magnet
54 Orange Rd., Montclair, NJ
Phone: (973) 509-4200
Fax: (973) 509-1448
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