April Bulletin

51vKEh63xuL._SY407_BO1,204,203,200_What’s Happening at Hillside

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Award Update from Jean about Seattle Now & Then

So far, we’ve received two awards – we’re finalists in the Independent Book Publishers of America’s Benjamin Franklin award (https://www.ibpa-online.org/news/440987/31st-Annual-IBPA-Benjamin-Franklin-Awards.htm#reg). We’ll find out on April 5th – following the award ceremony in Chicago – whether we are awarded gold or silver.
Also, just got notification that the Association of King County Historical Organizations have given us the 2019 Virginia Marie Folkins Award (http://www.akcho.org/awards/).

Cooking Elective—Guest Chefs

Brynne is looking for parent Guest Chefs for our spring Tuesday/Thursday cooking elective. If any parent would like to teach a guest lesson in the kitchen, please contact Brynne (brynne@hillsidesc.org)!

Drama Club One-Acts

If you want to see the performances again, or missed out on seeing them the first time, rejoice! Jean has posted them online for your viewing pleasure.

Brynne’s Summer Study,

I am proud to announce to staff, parents and students that I got a scholarship to study East Asian Literature in Indiana this summer, funded by the Freeman Foundation. This will directly support my teaching of World Cultures-China course for grade 7 as well as my grades 7/8 Humanities courses.

Good Luck Kael!

If you see Kael, wish him luck fencing at the North America Cup in Salt Lake City on 4/14 & 15 (He will be arranging a sub for 4/15).

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GiveBIG May 8th, 2019/T-Shirt Design Contest

Since this is Hillside’s 50thyear, I decided to connect GiveBIG with some big thinking about what a special place Hillside is. I am going to be sending out (in batches) 50 Hillside connections or memories leading up to/on the day of GiveBIG along with a few possible action items for our community members.
If you have a Hillside connection or memory you would like to share, please email it to me!
My first action is to kick off our 50thyear T-shirt Design Contest!
  • Design can be digital (email me a file) or hard copy (hand me the art)
  • Art/Graphics should be created specifically for this (i.e. no stealing someone’s idea from the internet)
  • Design should have 1-3 colors used
  • Must celebrate Hillside’s 50 years
  • Designs should be submitted no later than Thursday, 4/28
  • All designs that meet these criteria will be posted for voting!




7th Grade Poetry Project

Events Calendar
Tuesday, April 2
Block IIIB begins
Fencing—3:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 3


8th Grade Sharing Stories with 5/6

History Feast Practice—3:00 p.m.


Friday, April 5
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 8—Friday, April 12
NO SCHOOL—Spring Break

Monday, April 15
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16


Chicken Wing Dissection

Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17
Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
History Feast Practice—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 18
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 22
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
History Feast Practice—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23
PSAT 10—8:00 a.m.
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 26
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 29
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30
Fencing—3:00 p.m.


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