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  • Happy January!
    Happy January!
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     "Kindness Week" 
     January 22 - 26 
    Hilldale is Crazy for Kindness!  Show how KIND you are by showing school spirit!
    Take the Kindness Challenge!  
     Thank you for your help and participation during this fun & exciting week!


    Mrs. Minsky and Mrs. Bucci

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  • Storybook Puzzle Piece

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    In media, kindergarten classes participated in the Morris Museum’s annual Storybook Project, which entailed reading a story and decorating a puzzle piece according to the book they read. This year, students read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss and discussed the central theme of the book. Students understood that whether they celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, New Year’s, or a birthday, what make these days special are not the gifts or decorations, but the family and friends that help them celebrate.

    After reading the popular children’s book, students colored pictures based on the elements of the story. These pictures were placed on a giant wooden puzzle piece, which was then delivered to the Morris Museum. Children from eight other local Morris County schools also decorated their own puzzle pieces for the Morris Museum. Hilldale’s puzzle piece will be joined with the other schools' pieces to create a giant holiday themed exhibit for all to see this winter season.

    Our puzzle piece will be displayed in the Morris Museum from December 14th until March 4th. Families can visit and tour the Literacy Puzzle Piece display, as well as the other very interesting exhibits the museum has to offer, including the mega model train display and the “Season of Wonder” toy display.

    As a “thank you” to all students who participated in the Literacy Puzzle Piece display, the museum sent free passes to the kindergarteners, which went home last week.  For more information about the museum, please visit their website .  If a kindergartener has misplaced the free pass, or for questions about the project, please contact Mr. Jones .


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  • Pathways for Exceptional Children presents:
    The Harlem Wizards / Montville Superstars
    Basketball Challenge
     Sun., Feb.25, 2018 - 5:00-7:00PM @ Montville High School Gym
    The game begins at 5:00 pm & the doors will open at 4:00 pm.
     Harlem Wizards!  
    Pathways has invited the Harlem Wizards back to play basketball against the Montville Superstars on Sunday, February 25. The Wizards are an all-star performing basketball team with lots of dunks, blow-out dribbling, and humor that will be fun for the entire family! Tickets are now available at Barry’s Montville Pharmacy and online at www.pathwayskids.orgThe Courtside and Reserved tickets are only available online.
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    Six Flags Great Adventure!
    Hilldale School will be participating in the "Read to Succeed" reading incentive program for the sixth 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 Monday, February 26, 2018.

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

    * This is an individual contest.  Last year, we had 130 students participate, so we're looking for even more readers this year!
    * Students must complete 6 hours of recreational reading at home by February 26, 2018.  The Reading Log was sent home on November 29, so students have 88 days to read six hours...that comes to about 4 minutes per 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 26.
    * Participating students will receive 1 free ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure for the summer of 2018.  
    * Read the Parent Letter that was sent home on 11/29/17 for more information.
    Updated as of 1/16/18
    Let's try to beat 2017's total of 130 students!
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  • Hilldale's Mission Statement
    Hilldale Huskies!  
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