In an effort to raise awareness about and funds for the Syrian refugee crisis, Karen is spearheading two mini-fundraisers at Hillside.
Fundraiser #1: Bake Sale, at school, Thursday, December 10, during lunch and afternoon break.
The 5th and 6th graders will be holding a bake sale at school on Thursday, December 3rd — selling their wares to each other, the staff, and the 7 – 12th graders (and any hungry parents who venture inside). Sigrid will be working with the 5th and 6th graders to figure out choices for what to prepare.
Fundraiser #2: Film night, at school, Friday, December 11. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Jean will host a showing of ‘ET’ (the ultimate refugee movie), with an entrance fee of $5 per person. Refreshments will be sold (including any Bake Sale leftovers). Families and friends are welcome to attend. Come one and all!
All profits will go to Medical Teams International, a non-profit organization in Redmond, which puts together medical and hygiene kits to be used in refugee camps and has a very good financial and efficacy track record.
Please let us know if you have other ideas for Hillside students to help out or to raise awareness for the plight of the dispossessed here and abroad.
A Rogue’s Christmas
From Town Hall’s website:
A Town Hall tradition, the holiday edition of Short Stories Live (curated by Jean Sherrard) brings together unconventional holiday tales for an afternoon of short stories, poems, and seasonal music by returning house band Pineola (comprised of Leslie Braly, John Owen, Josh Woods, and Dirk Lebsack). Favorite Northwest actors (many of them former SSL readers) will take turns sharing the gleeful, carousing nature only “a rogue’s Christmas” can hold.
How is an Essay Like a Sushi Roll?
The Intermediate students have used food as an analogy for the different traits of strong writing. For our recently complete essay about Benjamin Franklin, the chosen food was a sushi roll, something we are sure Franklin would have loved had he tried it!
Like sushi rolls, strong essays contain carefully prepared ingredients arranged precisely, then wrapped up carefully to leave their consumer with a good taste in their mouth.
To celebrate completing the essay, we crafted and ate delicious sushi!
On Saturday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. you are invited to hear Caelan play the first movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto. The address of the recital is 1711 Thorndyke Ave W., Seattle.
Rattlesnake Lake Then and Now
Now Caption: Doubling a repeat of Kinsey’s pan, Jean poses a few of his students, on a recent field trip to Rattlesnake Lake from Bellevue’s Hillside Student Community School.
Then Caption: Darius Kinsey’s ca. 1914 panorama of the King County town of Cedar Falls (aka Moncton) set beside the unstable shore of Rattlesnake Lake.
As covered in the Seattle Times, Jean took students on a cultural exploration of ground that has been underwater for approximately 100 years. Rattlesnake Lake’s water level dipped precipitously enough during the recently ended drought to allow the flooded city of Cedar Fall/Moncton to emerge from the muck like a prehistoric creature from primordial ooze. Read more about it (and watch a video featuring Hillside students) on Jean’s blog.
Wednesday, December 2
Block II-A Begins
Friday, December 4
Writers’ Club—3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 10
Intermediate Bake Sale—Upper School Lunch, Break, and After School
Friday, December 11
Animation Club Term I—3:30 p.m.
Film Night “E.T.” —7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, December 18
Writers’ Club—3:30 p.m.
Yule Ball—7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 21- Friday, January 1
Winter Break – No School