December Bulletin

What is happening at Hillside in December…

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Bake Sale and Donation Drive

2016 has been a challenging year with the passing of many notable people and an extremely divisive election season. This can weigh down anyone, including our students. The 5/6th students have channeled those negative emotions into a desire to take action to help others. On Thursday and Friday 12/15 and 12/16, we will be running a Bake Sale in the Alder Room to benefit, an international micro-loan initiative. We will be able to choose to whom we lend money, and re-lend it once it is repaid.
Additionally, we are collecting clothing and toys to donate to Goodwill. Please bring any unwanted clothing or toys to the Alder Room anytime between now and the start of
Winter Break!
Please email Sigrid with any questions.

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Yule Ball

Attention all Upper Schoolers! Hillside’s Annual Yule Ball is on Tuesday, 12/20, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


A Rogue’s Christmas 2016

2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 11, 2016
$13/general admission, $10/Town Hall members, seniors, and students.
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, Dirk Lebsack, and Ed Woods). Favorite Northwest actors, including Kurt Beattie, Jean Sherrard, and Paul Dorpat, and Khanh Doan will take turns sharing the gleeful, carousing nature only “a rogue’s Christmas” can hold.
This year’s story selections include: A delightful seasonal charmer from a teenage F. Scott Fitzgerald (one of his earliest published stories) telling the story of a young dandy who tries to give away cash, with unforeseen and occasionally disastrous results; Kurt Vonnegut’s wry and sly “While Mortals Sleep” about a curmudgeonly scrooge of a newspaper editor who finds himself judging a holiday lighting competition; and the delirious and transcendent “The Seraph and the Zambezi” by Muriel Spark, detailing the visit of an angel to a Zimbabwean Christmas pageant.

Weather Alert

As the winter weather approaches, please remember that the Hillside microclimate can be affected sooner than most.
If you hear a rumor of snow anywhere in Western Washington this winter, please check the Hillside web site,, or call the school number, 425-747-6448, after 6:30 a.m. to confirm start times, van service, or cancellation.
If the schedule is normal, no changes will be made to either one.

Soil Samples

Earlier in the year, Laura and her class did soil organic matter tests as part of Earth Science.


Events Calendar

Friday, December 2
Animation—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 8
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 9
Animation—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 13
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14
Writer’s Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 15
Bake Sale—Lunch and Break
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 16
Bake Sale—Lunch and Break
Animation—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 20
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Yule Ball—7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 21—Monday, January 2
Winter Break

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Writer’s Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Open House—6:30 p.m.

Friday, January 6, 2017
Animation—3:00 p.m.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Board Game Club—3:00 p.m.

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