• Happy January!
    Happy January!
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  • Congratulations to Hilldale's
    Teacher of the Year
    Educational Services Professional of the Year:

    Mrs. Craig & Mrs. Bucci!

    Congratulations Mrs. Craig & Mrs. Bucci!
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     "No Name-Calling Week / Week of Peace" 
     January 17 - 23 
    This week, we will be celebrating "No Name-Calling / Peace Week".  This is a week where we focus on being more kind and friendly to our friends and classmates.  I am asking students and staff to participate in the following theme days:
    • Tues., 1/17 - “Be Yourself, Express Yourself” - Wear your favorite clothes/outfit to show how important it is to be different (Pajamas may be worn if they are your favorite outfit!)
    • Wed., 1/18 - “We're all good sports if we treat everyone with respect!” - Wear your favorite team jersey or colors.
    • Thurs., 1/19 - “Try hard to WORK-it-OUT with others.” - Wear your favorite workout clothing/sweats.
    • Fri., 1/20 - “Hats off to kind words.” - Wear your favorite hat.
    • Mon., 1/23 - “Wear WHITE for peace!"

    * Parents/Guardians:  Thank you for your continuous support with our theme days, as well as helping to instill the many great values of Character Education with your children.


    Britany Bucci

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  • Storybook Puzzle Piece

    Hilldale's Puzzle Piece

    In Media, kindergarten classes have been reviewing elements of a story, including plot, characters, and setting.  Last week, we read “Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct” by Mo Willems.  After reading the popular children’s book, students colored pictures based on the characters, setting, plot, and theme of the book.  These pictures were placed on a Storybook Puzzle Piece, which was then delivered to the Morris Museum for a holiday display.

    The Storybook Puzzle display at the Morris Museum has puzzle pieces that are decorated by local school children, from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade.  Several Morris County schools participated, with each class decorating a puzzle piece centered on a well-loved children's story. Hilldale’s puzzle piece will be joined with all the other local schools' pieces to create a giant display for all to see this winter season.

    Puzzle pieces will be displayed in the museum’s Main Gallery from December 17th, 2016 to January 31st, 2017.  All kindergarten students will get a free pass to the museum in recognition of their hard work.

    For more information about the museum, please visit their website .  For questions about the project, please contact Mr. Jones .


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    Six Flags Great Adventure!
    Hilldale School will be participating in the "Read to Succeed" reading incentive program for the fifth year in a row! Mr. Jones and Mrs. Weber will be employing the help of the Student Council to get the word out.  The reading incentive program is completely voluntary, but we are encouraging all students to participate.  Students can either read on their own, or have books read to them.  Read to Succeed forms MUST be handed in by Wednesday, February 24, 2017.

    A quick summary of the Read to Succeed program is below:

    * This is an individual contest.  Last year, we had 140 students participate, so we're looking for even more readers this year!
    * Students must complete 6 hours of recreational reading at home by February 24, 2017.  The Reading Log was sent home on November 14, so students have 102 days to read six hours...that comes to about 3-1/2 minutes a night - everyone can do that!
    * Log the date, book title, time, and have parents initial the Student Reading Log each time you read at home.
    * Once students have completed 6 hours of reading, they must have a parent sign at the bottom and return it to school by February 24.
    * Participating students will receive 1 free ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure for the summer of 2017.  
    * Read the Parent Letter that was sent home on 11/14/16 for more information.

    * As of 1/19/16
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