May & June Bulletin – 2012

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” ~Henry Van Dyke

Very true! At Hillside, high on the eastern flank of Cougar Mountain, we still await the first real warm, welcoming, spring day — and are sure that it will arrive soon, sometime among the below events. Read on for details.

General Announcements

Hillside Summer Discovery Program

Don’t forget – Registration for Hillside’s Summer Discovery Program closes April 30th! For more information, please click HERE

Hillside History Salon

Hear ye! Hear ye! May is the month of our Hillside History Salon! Plan to come and enjoy our high school history extravaganza on May 12, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
Place: Newport Presbyterian Church, 4010 120th Ave SE, Bellevue.

See for a list of characters and other details! This year you can purchase your tickets on line!

Wednesday, May 2 – Astronomy Night

On Wednesday, May 2, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Laura will be hosting an Astronomy Night with the 8th Grade General Science Class. Come to enjoy student presentations on all different aspects of astronomy and to see posters and models that we develop during the astronomy block. Planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, Galileo, ancient astronomers… you never know what you will learn at astronomy night!

Friday, May 4, 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Final Writer’s Club Meeting

Wednesday, May 9, 3:00 – 4:15 pm – Final Animation Club meeting

Saturday, May 12, 5:00 pm to about 9 pm – The 2012 Hillside History Salon

Monday, May 14 – Parent and Staff Meeting

All Hillside parents and staff members are invited to attend our Parent and Staff Meeting on Monday, May 14, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Meet other Hillside parents and staff, and bring your thoughts, concerns, and ideas about this and next year to the table. Hillside will be holding these meetings three times a year to garner and address community input. Please come and share your ideas and opinions — many of our program’s offerings have grown from such discussions. Your voice is needed and welcome!

Questions? Please contact Mary Hubbard at

Wednesday, May 16 – Grades 7 – 12 Spring Electives begin

Saturday, May 19, 11:00 – 3:00 pm – Drama Set-Up

Monday, May 28 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday, June 2, 12:00 – 4:00 pm – Drama Set Painting

Monday, June 4, 3:30 – 6:30 pm – Grades 9 – 12 Parent – Student – Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, June 5, 3:20 – 7:00 pm – Grades 5 – 6 Parent – Student – Teacher Conferences (Optional)

Friday, June 8 – Hillside’s Animation Night

Come see the remarkable fruits of this year’s Animation Club (grades 5 – 12) and the upper school’s Filmmaking Electives on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free and snacks will be served. Come and enjoy the delightful and zany creativity of our students as their claymation, pixilation, cut paper and drawn animations dance across the silver screen.

Sunday, June 10, 12:30 – 5:00 pm – Upper School Drama Dress Rehearsal

Monday, June 11, 3:30 – 6:30 pm – Grades 7 – 8 Parent – Student – Teacher Conferences

June 13 – 16 – Hillside’s Presentation of ‘Our Town’ by Thornton Wilder

Performance dates:

Wednesday, June 13 at 10:00 am
Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 pm
Friday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 pm

All Hillside families, friends and alumni are invited to see this year’s grades 7 – 12 presentation of ‘Our Town.’ Hillside’s productions always engage, entertain and delight — and this one will be no exception. Tickets are $10 at the door (no reservations).
Further details to follow mid-May. Questions? Contact Susan at

Thursday, June 14 – Hillside’s First Annual 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Families and friends of our intermediate students are welcome to attend Hillside’s first ever 6th grade Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, June 14, at 2:15 pm. Come and join us in welcoming our 6th graders into the upper school! We look forward to celebrating this festive occasion with a ceremony and refreshments for all. Further details to be announced.

Friday, June 15, 9:00 – 11:00 am – HALF DAY — LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Saturday, June 16 – Hillside’s 2012 Graduation Ceremony and Reception

Hillside’s Graduation Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 pm.
All Hillside families and friends are invited to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of our 2012 graduating class. Although entrance is free, to insure places for our graduates’ guests, reservations are required. Please contact Susan at
Graduation will be followed by a reception in the Stage Room.
Come and cheer our graduates as they receive their many accolades!

Sunday, June 17, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Drama Set Strike

Tuesday, June 19 – Grades 7 – 12 – End of Year Outing

All upper school students are invited to come to our End of Year Outing on Tuesday, June 19 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. There is no cost to the students; they should arrive with a sack lunch and Hillside will provide the afternoon snack, dinner, and transportation to our adventure. We look forward to ending the year up right — with games, hiking, films and fun!

June 23 – 30 – June Work Parties

Saturday, June 23, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 27, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 30, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come ‘Par-tay!’ as we spruce up the physical plant at Hillside! All Hillside families are required to attend one work party (or pay a $200 fee in lieu of attendance); please attend your assigned party (see below list) to put a sparkle on the school. Please know that your participation is much more valuable than the fee. We look forward to working with you!

Saturday, June 23, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dawn Rogal
Derick Campbell
Wendy and David Medlock
Margee Morfitt
Jennifer Severin
Adono and Barbara Pastores
Caroline Gray and Andrew Wallace
Liz and Clint DuBois
Terry Jacobs and Jim Nelson
Geert and Martine Vanden Bossche
Harvey and Kellie Woodford

Wednesday, June 27, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Claude Bianconi and An-Shu Lo
Monika Horn
Irene Pasternack
Ed Mills
Reyes Camino and Jose Riesco
Susan and Paul Parter
Michael Alford
Ingrid Durenberger

Saturday, June 30, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ethan Deutsch
Lisa Anderson
Jamie Alls
Janis and Reynaldo Renderos
Tom and Andrea Trinneer

Work Party questions or changes? Contact Leslie at

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