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  • Happy February!
    Happy February!
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  • WeatherBug!

    We invite family and friends to join us in helping raise funds for a WeatherBug at Hilldale! A WeatherBug station installed at Hilldale School would bring accurate information to everyone in the district and in the community, and would quite literally put our school on the map!

    Implementing the WeatherBug Schools Program at Hilldale would allow the following:

    • Teachers to use the WeatherBug instructional program to integrate authentic weather data into class and after-school instruction.
    • Hilldale School would become the source for local weather. The entire Montville community could access data via the WeatherBug app, Hilldale’s web-site and other online sources.
    • Monitor real-time heat index and wind chill from an onsite source for decisions related to athletics, recess etc.  For more information on the WeatherBug, click here.  
    • On February 10th, there will be a kickoff event where we will discuss WeatherBug and everything associated with it.  We will also discuss online fundraising, which is open from today until February 23.  Click here to donate online.
    • There are SO many reasons to donate!  No matter the amount you can give, your child will be entered to win any of the following great prizes:
      • Free Friday Ice Cream for the remainder of the year (1 child per grade)
      • Fun fair passes (2)
      • Book fair credit  ($10 in scholastic dollars)
      • Year book (1)
      • Ice cream party for class (1)
      • Back to school supply pack (1)
      • Hot lunch credit (2 - $10 credits)
      • Movie tickets (1 kid; 2 tickets)
      • Water bottle (class)
      • Credit for apparel (2-$15 credits)
      • Smencils for ONE entire class
      • PRIORITY shopping for one class at the Book fair (i.e., first class to shop)
      • PLUS:
        • Every child that donates $15 will get an extra gym class!
        • The class that collects the most money by 2/24 will get a pizza party!

    Click HERE to see a cool Hilldale WeathBug report!


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     Read Across America Day!
    Wednesday, March 2 is "Read Across America Day" in honor of Dr. Seuss' 113th birthday!
    To celebrate, we are asking Hilldale staff and students to do their best to follow a dress-up theme that correlates to one of Dr. Seuss' books.  The themes are as follows:
    Monday, 2/27
    Dr. Seuss's Sleep BookWear your favorite pajamas!

    Tuesday, 2/28
    Green Eggs and Ham – Wear green! (You can wear eggs & ham too, but it might be messy!)

    Wednesday, 3/1
    Wacky Wednesday – Wear your silliest outfit to school!
    Thursday, 3/2
    The Cat in the Hat – Wear red, white, and black OR your favorite hat!
    Friday, 3/3
    Oh the Places You’ll Go! Wear a shirt with your favorite place on it!
    There will be more fun Dr.Seuss-themed activities throughout the week!
    Don't forget to check out Seussville for tons of fun & educational Dr. Seuss activities!
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    Six Flags Great Adventure!
    Hilldale School will be participating in the "Read to Succeed" reading incentive program for the fifth year in a row! Mr. Jones and Mrs. Weber will be employing the help of the Student Council to get the word out.  The reading incentive program is completely voluntary, but we are encouraging all students to participate.  Students can either read on their own, or have books read to them.  Read to Succeed forms MUST be handed in by Wednesday, February 24, 2017.

    A quick summary of the Read to Succeed program is below:

    * This is an individual contest.  Last year, we had 140 students participate, so we're looking for even more readers this year!
    * Students must complete 6 hours of recreational reading at home by February 24, 2017.  The Reading Log was sent home on November 14, so students have 102 days to read six hours...that comes to about 3-1/2 minutes a night - everyone can do that!
    * Log the date, book title, time, and have parents initial the Student Reading Log each time you read at home.
    * Once students have completed 6 hours of reading, they must have a parent sign at the bottom and return it to school by February 24.
    * Participating students will receive 1 free ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure for the summer of 2017.  
    * Read the Parent Letter that was sent home on 11/14/16 for more information.

    * As of 2/23/17
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  • WOW!  Wow!   COOL!

    We raised $419! 
    Thanks to the Hilldale Community for supporting Student Council's "Hugs & Kisses" fundraiser for “Project Linus,” an organization that provides comfort and support to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need, through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans that are created by volunteers.
    All money will go towards operating expenses for the organization, such as fabric, batting, yarn, and other blanket-making supplies.

      "Tackle Kids Cancer"  Thank Yous!

    Thanks!    Thanks!

    Food Pantry Press!

     These accomplishments are truly amazing!
    Thank you for your generosity & support!
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  • 24th Annual Michelle Sullivan
    Basketball Game
    SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, March 29 @ MTHS
    Doors open @ 6:15pm / Game starts @ 7:00pm
     Hilldale Fans - Wear green! 

    Plan to wear green and cheer our Hilldale dads to victory as they continue this long-standing tradition between Hilldale and Woodmont fathers.  Thank you in advance for supporting the Hilldale and Woodmont dads, the cheerleaders, and most importantly, the charity even that honors Michele Sullivan and her dedication to girls' athletics. All proceeds will go to the Michelle Fund.  More information will be coming out shortly!
    Questions?  Please contact Nicole Mangili at 973-997-5816 or .  Thank you so much! 
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