October Bulletin


What’s Happening at Hillside

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School Safety—Peanuts and Parking

Every parent wants their student(s) safe at school, and it is in your power to help ensure the safety of your student(s) and others! To that end, please read below for reminders about school policies.
peanut1.    NO PEANUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS AT SCHOOL
We have students with severe peanut allergies, and incidental peanut contact can cause a serious health event. I know it is frustrating to avoid peanuts, but consider how a few minutes and product substitutions on your end can avoid devastating results for other families.
2.    NO U-TURNS OR PARKING IN CUL-DE-SAC
Driving into and turning around in the cul-de-sac is not responsible. We have had several narrow misses between cars and pedestrians. Please do not drive into the cul-de-sac. Parking there is for staff and local houses. Instead, park along SE 50thor 159th. Then, when you resume driving, continue in the direction you were facing and loop through the neighborhood, which does not take more time or require a dangerous U-turn.Screen Shot 2019-10-04 at 11.38.02 AM

Brynne Performs in Washington State Premiere

Hillside teacher and local actress Brynne Garman is back onstage at the University of Washington in a play based on the real-life story of Ada Byron Lovelace, known as the first programmer in history. Ada and the Engine, written by award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson, combines music, poetry, mathematics and romance –  it’s as if Jane Austen met up with Steve Jobs. If any of these topics entice you, please reserve a ticket for just $10.00 here.
Play is at the Cabaret Theatre in Hutchinson Hall, 7:30 p.m., October 30, 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.

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Our first Open House of the school year is days away! We hope that you can join us to spend some time with our community, and we encourage you to share Hillside with any families looking for the right fit for their students. Our community members are our best ambassadors, so please feel free to invite those you know to come learn about Hillside!

Cooking Elective

Some people think that an “elective” is just for fun—but at Hillside we believe in fun while working hard and learning! For example, students certainly enjoyed themselves during Brynne’s cooking elective, but more importantly they learned a variety of food preparations from Brynne and her talented guest chefs. Dishes ranged from bread to dumplings to homemade macaroni and cheese. Additionally, they had to research and complete recipes on their own. As a culminating piece, they hosted the entire school at an International Feast where each student (or pair of students) chose a country and prepared delicious dishes from that culinary tradition. Comfort and confidence in the kitchen is a life-long skill, and these students should be proud of all they accomplished!

Bake Sale Success!

Food preparation was a theme around Hillside this fall! To wrap up learning about the foods, technology, germs, and ideas spread by the Columbian Exchange, the Intermediate students each chose a dish that included Old World and New World ingredients to research. We worked together to prepare them and held a bake sale to benefit recovery efforts from Hurricane Dorian, tying into their weather studies in Science.
Thanks to the very generous students and staff at Hillside we raised $378.25!

Upper School Halloween Party
halloweenPrepare for a spooktacle! All Upper Schoolers are invited to attend our yearly Halloween Party. There will be a sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway soon. Get your evil laughs ready!

Events Calendar

Thursday, October 3
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Friday, October 4
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Monday, October 7
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.
Homework Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 10
NO FENCING
Open House #1—6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 11
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 12
Yard Signs Collect-By Date #1
Monday, October 14
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16
PSAT 11 Test—8:00 a.m.
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.
Homework Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 17
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Friday, October 18
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 20
Yard Sign Out-By Date #2
Monday, October 21
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.
Homework Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 24
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Friday, October 25
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 26
Halloween Party—7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 28
Block IB begins
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.
Homework Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 31
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1
College Fair for 10th+11th Grades—8:00 a.m.
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.

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


Clubs!

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.

June Bulletin

What’s Happening at Hillside
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Mt. St. Helens

Laura and Julie set up a fantastic (and educational)! field trip to Volcano Outdoor School for the Earth Science and Environmental Science classes. Over the two days students learned about ecological impacts of the St. Helens explosion, participated in hands-on activities in mineral formation and town-planning, as well as outdoor activities including hiking and a field survey. Ask any 5th-7th grader what happened on May 18th, 1980, and they can tell you the whole story!

 

 


6th Grade Fly-Up

One of our Hillside traditions is to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of our 6th graders as they are on the brink of their next adventures. This is a short ceremony, mainly aimed at the student body of Hillside, but parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Hamlet

The Ancient-Renaissance Literature class has been doing an in-depth exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. We were quite taken with the story (and fate) of Ophelia–so much so that some students conducted an Ophelia-themed photo shoot at the Mercer Slough.

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Spring Play

The Drama Elective has been hard at work preparing ‘I’ll Leave It To You’  by Noel Coward. Set in the 1920s (created by and originally starring a 20-year old Coward), this drawing room comedy tells the story of the Dermotts, an English family down on its luck; father has recently died, leaving behind his wife and five adult children, without prospects. Wealthy Uncle Daniel arrives from South America to save the day. Evidently dying of a gradual but incurable disease, he promises to leave his entire estate to the child who “makes good” – in short, whoever discovers their gift and “makes their mark” in the months before Uncle Dan’s inevitable demise. Who will succeed…or fail? And is Uncle Dan actually who he says he is? Hijinks ensue.

Graduation

The end of a school year is always bittersweet, especially saying goodbye and wishing good luck to seniors  starting on the next step in their journey. Please join us to mark this occasion with our graduation ceremony, followed by a potluck.

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Hillside Swag

While we didn’t get any entries for new T-shirts this year, we do have enamel pins! If you would like to sport some Hillside swag on a bag, lapel, or anywhere else, get in touch with Sigrid to buy!

Events Calendar

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Preparing bread during the Cooking elective

Thursday, June 6
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 10
6th Grade Fly-Up—11:30 a.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12
Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Thursday, June 13
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 16
Drama Dress Rehearsal—12:00 p.m.
Monday, June 17
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 20
Last Day of School—Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m.
Final Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Friday, June 21
Drama Performance—7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
Graduation—5:00 p.m.
Graduation Reception and Potluck—6:00 p.m.
Drama Performance—7:30 p.m.
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Sunday, June 23
Set Strike—11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 25
Work Party—5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 29
Work Party—10:00 a.m.
Sunday, June 30
Work Party—11:00 a.m.
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Minstrel at Camlann

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May Bulletin

 What’s Happening At Hillside

Spotlight On…

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Panorama of the new office

GiveBIG

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Two days left until GiveBIG! Along with your donations to other area non-profits, please include Hillside. We are celebrating 50 years of Hillside, and donations through our GiveBIG fundraiser help set us up to carry the legacy into the future. Our goal is to continue our work renovating and expanding our facility. If you have not yet admired the new office funded by your previous GiveBIG donations and beautifully fitted out by Leslie, make sure to stop in.
Early donating is open now, so you can give today!
Another way to help Hillside is to write reviews. Here are some links that would help us spread the word about our community:
Niche.com
Greatschools.org 
Google (google “Hillside Student Community,” then look on the right and click on “Write Review”)

History Feast

This Saturday, travel through time and meet luminaries from the Ancient and Medieval World, as portrayed by Hillside high school students. This event, unique to Hillside, is a meeting of minds researched, created, and acted by those students.
We ask $15 per audience member to help cover the cost of our supplies. Additional donations are welcome. Please RSVP with Joel and send your check with your expected number of attendees since we have limited space. Priority is given to the families of performers.
The food supplied by parent supporters will reflect the time period, which covers ancient history up to the Renaissance. This year’s characters may shock and surprise—and likely entertain—you with their views. Please join us for an extraordinary evening!

 Washington State History

The 8th graders have been hitting the road to learn about our area’s history. Last week they visited Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility and Renewable Energy Center to learn about sustainable energy. This week they will be heading to our state capital in Olympia.

Camlann Medieval Village Outing

Destination—England, 1376! We will be going to Camlann Medieval Village’s Village Day on June 1st. Ask Sigrid if you have more questions!
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World Cultures

The 7th grade has been learning about China and incorporating art, construction, and tasting as part of their studies.

 

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5th and 6th Self Portraits for Egyptian Tomb Project

Events Calendar

Monday, May 6
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
History Feast Practice—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
5th, 6th, and 8th at Diary of Anne Frank performance
Thursday, May 9
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10
Spring Electives Begin
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11
History Feast—5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 13
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15
Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Thursday, May 16
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 17
Graduation Practice, Staff Photo, Senior Appreciation—2:30 p.m.
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 20
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22
Volcano Outdoor School Overnight Trip begins (5th-7th)
Thursday, May 23
Volcano Outdoor School Overnight Trip returns(5th-7th)
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 25
Set Building—11:00 a.m.
Monday, May 27
NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29
Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Thursday, May 30
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

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