Dear Parents,I would like to thank our Media Specialist, Wayne Osborn, for scheduling two author visits to Hillside Elementary this month. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade truly enjoyed the tale of Johnathan James and the What If Monster by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt. The fourth and fifth graders were also treated to author Dalen Keys. He discussed how an author is inspired and the number of revisions it takes to get it just right. Our staff and district has been working on improving writing at the elementary level and having the opportunity to listen to published authors helps to make writing real to students.Spring Break is around the corner and we are all looking forward to a time to relax and prepare for the end of the year. When we return students in first grade through fifth grade will be taking the Math and Reading Bench Mark test. These tests give us an understanding of how well students are progressing on state standards. This information informs instruction and allows teachers to re-teach or accelerate teaching in areas that students are already proficient.Our staff wishes students and parents a wonderful spring break with lots of sunshine.Sincerely,David YoungPrincipal, Hillside Elementary
Kindergarten orientation will be Thursday, May 16th at 10 AM in the gym.
Author Visit, Deb Lund. K-2 9:00-9:35, 3-5 9:40-10:20http://www.deblund.com
Peter and the Wolf 8:30 & 9:30 AMHalf Day: Professional Development
No School-Memorial Day Weekend
All library books must be turned into the Hillside Library.
No School-Memorial Day
Pierce County Library Summer Reading Program Visits, K-3 (all day, 30 minute sessions).
Half Day: Last day of school.