A Note from the Principal’s Desk – 6.16.2022
Dear Hillside Parents/Caregivers:
BY NOW YOU HEARD THE GREAT NEWS, FIREBALL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED for Friday, June 24 at 7:00pm at Pineapple Express in Montclair! ????
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THE PARTY!!! WE HAVE 30 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
Get your tickets here: GET FIREBALL TICKETS HERE
We have also launched the silent auction for the Teacher Treat items since many items are time sensitive, such as the Priority Seating at the Moving Up ceremonies!
These 45 wonderful treats are live now – so you bid via GiveSmart BID HERE This portion of the auction will be open for bidding uniti 9:00pm TONIGHT!!! so set your reminders and Go, Go, Go!!! You don’t want to miss out on our TEACHER TREATS!!!
The rest of the silent auction items, including some amazing trips, packages and Nishuane artwork, will be back in Giftsmart for preview next week and then will go live on FIREBALL day, Friday, June 24 for everyone (in person, on vacation, or home) to participate in. We have some amazing items!!
June 16, Thursday – 2nd annual Children’s Juneteenth Celebration
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Nishuane Elementary School
In collaboration with Nishuane School, we’ll be connecting students and families with the history of this groundbreaking holiday. Vendor and entertainment information coming soon. Stay tuned for more on this event. *Organizer: Tinu Joseph, Nishuane SATp, Hillside Social Justice
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Wear it Wednesdays – Please join us with Hillside Pride Day, 6.22.22.
3rd – 5th Grade Chromebook Return Information
As part of our end of the year procedures we will once again be collecting all student Chromebooks and their charging cables. Please read the Chromebook Collection Information handout for specifics that apply to your child.
We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with the collection of chromebooks. Please use the sign up genius to volunteer.
5th Grade Mentions
5th Grade Picnic will be held on Tuesday, June 21
- The 5th Grade Picnic is an all-day event, students MUST arrive to school on time (9:10am)
- Students should wear the 5th Grade T-shirt they were gifted (write their last name on the inside tag)
- Location of picnic, Montclair Art Museum (9:30am – 2:00pm)
- There will be a water slide activity. Students participating in this activity must wear their swimsuit to school under their clothing
- Students will need to provide their own:
- Water bottle
- Sunblock/Hats (sun protection)
- Bug Spray
- Change of clothes
- The celebration will have pizza, games, snacks, water slides, arts and crafts, sidewalk chalk, a quiet area and an ice cream truck.
5th Grade Moving-Up Day will be held on June 23 at 11:00 am
- Moving-Up Ceremony will be outdoors at Woodman Field (10 Essex Ave, Montclair)
- The district will be live streaming the ceremony, click HERE to view!
- ALL fifth grade students will log-in remotely at 9:10am for attendance to be taken, directions will be given to students by their teachers
- ALL participating fifth grade students are to be dropped off at Woodman Field at 10:30am
- There are NO tickets for this outdoor event
- After the ceremony, ALL students will depart the event with their parents/guardian
- All students who attend the ceremony will receive credit for a full day’s attendance
- Please contact Ms. Best in the main office (973-509-4200) if you anticipate having a hardship with regard to transportation for your child
Live Streaming of the Moving-Up Ceremony:
Click HERE for live streaming of the ceremony! Please share the link with your family and friends that are near and FAR!!!
CI/Aesthetic Registration 2022-23 School Year
CI and Aesthetic course offerings will be viewable on Hillside’s website starting June 23rd. CI/Aesthetic eligibility letters will be available for parents to view on Genesis Parent Access on June 23rd. Registration for rising 4th graders and rising 5th graders will open on June 24th. Additional communications will be sent out ot families next week with instructions.
8:46 Committee’s “I See Me” Book Giveaway
To celebrate Juneteenth with the Montclair Community, the Montclair Education Association’s 8:46 Project will be having their first “I See Me” Book Giveaway, check-out the flier HERE. The 8:46 Project will provide FREE books that give voice to marginalized experiences that will engage readers of different ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. There will be raffles, snacks, drinks, and much more. Please join us on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 1:00PM to grab your next powerful summer read! Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MFEE Teacher Toasts
This year, we have all the details about toasts in one central spot! Sign-up and attend a toast to support Montclair Teachers. Click HERE to see the Toast Schedule!
NEW DATE & TIME! Last PTA General Meeting June 20 @ 10:00am
All are invited to join our final PTA meeting of the school year. All PTA members are encouraged to attend as we vote on our 2022-2023 PTA E-Board slate. You can register in advance to attend or the same day, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting – PTA Meeting Link.
Year End Teacher Collection
This year, the Hillside PTA will be collecting donations for ALL teachers and staff. Instead of individual classes collecting for their teachers, the Hillside PTA will pool all the donations together and disperse the donations accordingly. YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS MATTER and we thank you in advance for the support of our teachers and staff. Please make all donations by MONDAY, June 20, 2022.
Please click below to contribute to the Year End gifts for the Hillside Staff – Teacher Contributions 2022.
Have you seen all of the amazing initiatives and events
Hillside has? First Day of School Celebration, Bike Walk to School Day,
Hillside Cares events, Cultural Infusion participation, and many more! We are
proactive and would like to start to recruit some new faces for the upcoming
school year. It takes a team of us to make these things happen. Ask us about
participating and what you might want to sign up for. We’re always available
for questions. Email us at email@example.com.
Note from Nurse Boyle
Dear Parents and Guardians: If your child has medication in the nurse’s office. Please contact me to pick up the medication by June 28, 2022. Please note: All medication left in the health office will be discarded.
If your child will need medication administered during the school day for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year a new form must be completed. Please return the form(s) to me on or before the first day of school in September along with the appropriately labeled medication. As per New Jersey State Law, no medication may be administered without this form completed by the parent/guardian and the students’ health care provider. Have a great weekend! Nurse Boyle
Asthma Medication Form Food Allergy Form
Friday 6/17: School Closed/Juneteenth Observance
Tuesday 6/21: 5th Grade Picnic 10AM
Thursday 6/23: 5th Grade Moving Up 11AM
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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