November Bulletin


What’s Happening at Hillside

Spotlight on…

Open House

Nothing fights the chill of fall like good company, and we would love yours.
Please join us for our first Open House of the year today, November 2, from 6:30-8:30, Join us to welcome visitors to Hillside and, with our staff, to answer their questions about our program.
It is particularly helpful when inquiring families can talk to current or former students and parents. Thank you all for being part of the Hillside community!



Wednesday, November 22, regular classes will not be held. Instead, we will be having our Fall Conferences. Parents as well as students should attend conferences if at all possible.
Having students as part of the conference allows us to all work together, building a strong home/school team to support success.
Conference sign-ups will go live Friday at 1 p.m. To accommodate family preferences, you may sign up to speak with one teacher (likely your student’s Point Teacher), or with multiple teachers.


Intermediate Elections

As part of our study of American History, we have our own United Desks of the Alder Classroom government. Starting with brainstorming our goals for our time in class, we build a Constitution as well as a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. To help fulfill the goals of our Constitution, we held elections, and have strong and dedicated leaders in the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. The Legislative Branches have been busy drafting and revising laws to support our learning goals, the Executive reviews and signs (or vetoes) them, as well as delivering a monthly State of the Classroom Address, and the Judicial Branch scrutinizes each signed bill, ensuring that it does not violate our Constitution.


Classroom Constitution Preamble
Our goal in this class is to build skills in humanities, math, science, art, and drama in a safe, fun, supportive, and encouraging environment. We will develop the personal qualities of creativity, self-knowledge, problem solving, leadership, niceness, and kindness.

Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
1.     We have the Right to be treated with respect as individuals with the Responsibility to respect others as individuals
2.     We have the Right to be confused, not know the answer, and to make mistakes with the Responsibility to fix our confusion, work to learn the answers, and to benefit from our mistakes
3.     We have the Right to learn new things with the Responsibility to use knowledge in responsible ways
4.     We have the Right to have fun while learning at school with the Responsibility to follow school rules and use time/resources responsibly
5.     We have the Right to express our thoughts, opinions, and creativity with the Responsibility to express ourselves at appropriate times in appropriate ways, including respecting others’ points of view
6.     We have the Right to read, work, and talk at our own speed, and to take work or available school resources home to complete assignments with the Responsibility to respect others’ pace and use time well; to finish work and bring it and school resources back when due


New Building UpdateCONSTRUCTION

The gears are turning on our construction project, and the Board is currently evaluating our options in terms of location, designs, as well as following the guidelines and timeframe set by the City of Bellevue. We hope to have more definite news in the future!


Events Calendar

22853279_10155494126565783_2914314786467293370_nThursday, November 2
Open House—6:30 p.m.

Friday, November 3
Animation Club (Term I)—3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 6
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8
Writer’s Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 9
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 10
NO SCHOOL Veterans Day

Monday, November 13
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 16
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 17
Animation Club (Term I)—3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 20
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22
Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 23—Friday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 27
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29
Writer’s Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 1
Animation Club (Term I)—3:00 p.m.

Monday, December 4
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5
Block IIA Begins
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.

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