November Bulletin

What’s Happening at Hillsidefern

Spotlight On…

Open House

Halloween decorations are coming down, pumpkins are softening on doorsteps, and you know what that means. No, not Thanksgiving. Before that! Do you know?
It’s time for Hillside’s first Open House of the 2018-2019 school year!
Please spread the word to any families looking for the next academic step for their students, and join us to connect and chat with current and prospective members of the Hillside Community on Thursday, November 8th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Prehistoric Art

The 5th/6th class is journeying through Ancient History, starting with our Paleolithic ancestors. We learned about how they crafted their cave paintings, and then worked to make our own. We ground pigments, made brushes and pencils out of natural objects, and worked to capture creatures important to each of us today in the style of the Lascaux cave paintings. These are hanging in our “cave,” so stop in the Alder Room to see the cave art in situ!
prehistoric art

Jane Eyre

The 8th graders read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, enjoyed seeing the Book-It Theatre production in Seattle, and wrote their own gothic horror stories.

7th Graders or Clones?

The 7th graders are reading the award-winning  dystopic novel about clones, House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer. One day,  Brynne saw them all reading on the couch and realized they looked like clones as they all raised their books to cover their faces.


Hillside’s Fall Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 21st. Keep a look out for the sign-up information coming to your email soon.


8th graders play the Atom Game in Science

Events Calendar

Thursday, November 1
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 2
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 5
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7
Teachers’ Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Drama Club—3:00 p.m. (early end time)
Thursday, November 8
Open House—6:30 p.m.

Friday, November 9
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 12
NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day (observed)

Kael and special guest Theodore

Tuesday, November 13
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15
Teachers’ Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Friday, November 16
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.
Monday, November 19
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21
Thursday, November 22-Friday, November 23

5th/6th Halloween

Monday, November 26
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 29
Block IIA begins
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 30
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.

Mary Poppins and the Book Fairy

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