June Bulletin

Here’s What’s Happening at Hillside in June

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Thank you to everyone who participated in GiveBIG on May 5th! We raised over eight thousand dollars, and are excited to put your generosity to work around the school over the summer.

NAMI walk with Julie, June 6th

Mental health is an essential part of a healthy life, but it is often neglected due to ignorance, stigma, or lack of available resources. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. To support their work, Julie is going to participate in their Seattle area walk and would greatly appreciate any donations to NAMI or anyone who would like to join her in the walk. Click here for more information.


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The Intermediate classes are currently reading My Path Leads to Tibet, an autobiographical account of how Sabriye Tenberken, a blind German woman, travelled on her own to Tibet to start a school for blind children. Tenberken developed the Braille alphabet for Tibetan and organized her school to teach students self-reliance and other skills allowing them to integrate into Tibetan society as equals, rather than as marginalized citizens. In 2002 Tenberken and her partner, Paul Kronenberg, established Braille Without Borders, an international organization striving to bring literacy, and therefore knowledge and power, to the blind, giving them necessary tools for independence and societal engagement. We in the Intermediate classroom are impressed with her passion and dedication. To show our admiration, we are going to have a bake sale and send the proceeds to Braille Without Borders.


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In addition to the intense work on Much Ado About Nothing, our spring show, Hillside students have been learning about film with Jess as well as hiking and climbing.

Events Calendar

Saturday, June 6
NAMI walk (Click here for more information)

Thursday, June 11
Intermediate Bake Sale—lunch, break, and after school

Friday, June 12
Intermediate Bake Sale— lunch, break, and after school

Saturday, June 13
Animation Night—7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 17
Drama performance—10:00 a.m.
Graduation rehearsal—11:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 18
Last day—9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Friday, June 19
Drama performance—7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 20
Graduation—4:00 p.m.
Drama performance—7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 21
Set strike—11:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 27
Work Party—11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 30
Work Party—5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 2
Work Party—5:00 p.m.

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