December Bulletin

What’s Happening at Hillside

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Westlake-Mall-Santa-1969-300x300Performing Arts

Hear ye, hear ye!  Come see Jean’s Sherrard’s 2017 Short Stories Live: A Rogue’s Christmas.

Neighborhood:Phinney Ridge/Greenwood
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 6:00PM
Taproot Theatre
204 85th St,
Seattle, WA 98103
($10 – $15)
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 Brooks). Favorite Northwest actors, including Kurt Beattie, Marianne Owen, and Bill Ontiveros, will take turns sharing the gleeful, carousing nature only “A Rogue’s Christmas” can hold.
This year’s story selections include the irreverent and witty “You Better Not Cry” from Augusten Burroughs, “Three Wise Guys,” Sandra Cisneros’ story of a well-intentioned but misbegotten clash of cultures, the funny and bittersweet “Home for the Holidays” by Chris Radant, and a selection from Jeanette Winterson’s “Christmas Days” encompassing the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. Plus, poetry and shorts by Calvin Trillin, Dave Barry, and others.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle as part of the Arts & Culture series.
AND, For those of you who are Town Hall members, there will be another performance at the
Loyalty Member Holiday Party Featuring Short Stories Live: A Rogue’s Christmas
Neighborhood:Columbia/Hillman City
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3:00PM
Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118
(Free – $15)
Loyalty reception begins at 3PM. Event at 4PM.
This event is a Member Holiday Party only available to Loyalty Level members. Clink glasses with your fellow members over dessert and conversation starting at 3:00pm before Short Stories Live: A Rogue’s Christmas at 4:00pm.

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Valley Center Stage is excited to announce the return of A Christmas Carol, a timeless story of joyful redemption written by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Brenden and Wynter Elwood. This heartwarming holiday tale for all ages follows the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, who we meet at the height of his wealth and success. Years of miserliness has turned him into a bitter and greedy old man. The only companion Scrooge has, apart from his tired meek servant, Bob Cratchit, is his cold dark spirit. That is, however, until the spirit world, led by his former business partner, makes him reconcile who he is with where he came from and where he is destined to go.
Jane has two roles- Fred’s wife and the Laundress, as well as a couple of ensembles. Show runs 12/1-12/17

Fine Arts

unnamedLeslie’s Makers Night Kiln Fundraiser was a success! In addition to awesome art being created by Hillside staff, students, family, and friends, we raised enough money to buy a kiln! The means that Hillside will be able to expand the types of artistic endeavors we can offer. Kudos to Leslie!

Open House

Pass the word along! On Thursday, January 4th, we will have our first Open House of the new year. Many families begin their search for the upcoming school year in January, so please pass our information along to those you know looking for the next academic step. We hope to see you there!


The 5th and 6th graders have been participating in a 21-Day Kindness Challenge with the assistance of Our goal is to create a kindness epidemic through sharing our own kind acts in the world, hoping that our kindness will engender kindness in turn. Our first task was to make surprise cards—and we made enough for the entire school! Ask your student(s) about their card.


Events Calendar

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

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

Thursday, December 7

Friday, December 8
Animation Club (Term I)—3:00 p.m.

Monday, December 11
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13
Writer’s Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 15
Animation Club (Term I)—3:00 p.m.
Yule Ball—7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 18
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Poetry Out Loud—3:15pm

Tuesday, December 19
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21-Monday, January 2
NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Writer’s Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Open House—6:30 p.m.


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