September Bulletin

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First Day

Welcome to everyone joining our community, and welcome back to everyone returning! This year, we bonded through newspaper tower construction, prompting us to reflect on trial, error, and revision. We also inaugurated the first day with a Russian tradition, where the oldest and youngest student at a school together ring a bell to start Hillside’s 51st year. It is wonderful to be back!


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Brynne is cooking up a storm with the Cooking Elective—and could use a few parental hands to help in the kitchen. Please contact her if you are interested.


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From Leslie:
I had a marvelous re-entry into the craft show circuit at the BAM Artsfair over the summer. Warm thanks to those of you who were able to stop by. I’m flattered to now be in several of your collections. I’ve updated my Etsy site with critters you’ve never seen me turn out before: needle felted and excelsior stuffed mohair (which is the direction in which I want to go). It would warm the cockles of my heart if you took a gander


For information about signing up, please contact Joel or the club sponsor(s)
Mondays—Games Club starting 9/9
3:00-4:30 with Sigrid
Dungeons and Dragons? Check. Ticket to Ride? Check. Settlers of Catan? Check. Chess? Checkmate. We have many options to play and Games Club, and would love to game with you!
Tuesdays and Thursdays—Fencing Club (starting 9/17)
3:00-4:30 with Kael
Who doesn’t want to hit someone with a sword? Come learn how or hone your skills with this bi-weekly club. En garde!
Wednesdays—Drama Club (starting 10/9)
3:00-5:00 with Jean
Drama Club is open to 7th grade and above. Students will work to write scenes during the first few months, then move to rehearsing and performing them at a showcase in the new year.
Fridays—Fiber Arts (starting 9/13)
3:00-4:30 with Leslie
Needle-felting! Weaving! Sewing! Learn how to manipulate a variety of fibers (natural and man-made) to craft objects utilitarian and decorative.

Poem Publication

Last spring the 9th grade Literature class wrote sonnets in the pattern of Shakespeare on topics of their choosing. Lily’s poem, “Painted Sheep,” stuck in Sigrid’s brain and heart so much that she shared it at a staff meeting. Brynne was so moved that she asked Lily’s permission to send it out for possible publication, and we are so thrilled to share with Hillside that Lily Maltz’s sonnet, “Painted Sheep,” was selected by award-winning poet Koon Woon to be published in the 2020 Chrysanthemum Poetry Anthology.

Curriculum Night

This Thursday, 9/13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. is your chance to learn about classes, teachers, and plans for the school year. You will go through an abbreviated school day, and have a chance to ask any questions you have. Please plan to attend with your student(s).

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This photo includes three world champions (back row, Ellen O’Leary, 3rd from left, Jane Eyre, 5th from left, Wang Yung, 6th from left) and one qualifier (Jeff Gueble, 4th from left) for world championships in Cairo this October who were training at Hillside Cavaliers.  Ellen and Jeff will continue training and sparring with other Hillside fencers (Grace, Holly, Dwayne, Erik, Patrick, Linda, Kael, and any others who wish to join us) on Thursday evenings starting at 7:00.  Coach Wang will return to train all who want lessons Nov. 13-18.

Community Building Day

Saturday, September 21, from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m., we will have our Community Building Day including a hike, potluck dinner, and a game night. Students and families are welcome to join us for all or just part of this event. More details will be forthcoming!

Events Calendar

Monday, September 9
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 12
Curriculum Night—6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 13
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Monday, September 16
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 19
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Friday, September 20
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 21
Community Building Day—1:00-8:00 p.m
Monday, September 23
Photo Day
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 26
Block IA begins
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Friday, September 27
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Monday, September 30
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
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