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BAG-2-SCHOOL - Send Your Unwanted Clothing to School! - Send Your Unwanted Clothing to School!<p>​Bag-2-School is at HILLSDALE!  We will accept all mens' womens' and childrens' clothing!  Footwear, outerwear, hats, mittens, scarves, belts, towels, purses, handbags, backpacks, soft bags and linens!</p><p>HAVE ITEMS HERE BY MAY 22 OR MAY 23!  THE TRUCK IS ARRIVING FOR PICK-UP ON MAY 23.</p><p>1. Put unwanted clothing in a bag or box.</p><p>2. Bring them to school.</p><p>3. Donations are collected and weighed.</p><p>4. School receives payment based on weight!</p>
CANCELLED - You Are the Parent - You Are the Parent<p>​You Are the Parent speaker is cancelled for this evening (May 16/18).  We are planning to hold this session in the fall of 2018.</p>
What do you have on this Wednesday? (May 16) do you have on this Wednesday? (May 16)<p>​Hillsdale ES is hosting a parent session from 6-7 pm the evening of Wednesday, May 16 from 6 - 7 pm.</p><p>Speaker Lyndsey Stevanato will talk about the influence of healthy eating, physical activity, sleep and screen time on children's well-being.  You will hear some useful parening tips that you can implement to get your family active and healthier!  There will be light refreshments.  Please come on out!  The remaining sessions in this series will occur on Wednesday, May 23rd & 30th with Warrior Fitness:  JK/SK - Gr. 3 from 6-6:45 pm and Gr. 4-8 from 7-7:45 pm.  The last session will occur on June 5th with Wildlife Fitness - all ages join us from 6-7 pm.  These events are brought to you by our School Council and PRO Grant funding from the Ministry of Education. </p><p>ALSO on Wednesday, May 16, from 1 - 2 pm, we are hosting a "tea" (cake, cookies & punch) for our volunteers in the school library.  Thank you so much for all you do for our students and school.</p><p>FINALLY Our new to JK Orientation is occuring Thursday, May 17 from 6-7 pm.  We hope to see many of our new little people and there families.</p>
Education Week & Children's Mental Health Week Week & Children's Mental Health Week<p>​To celebrate Education Week & Children's Mental Health Week, we are hosting <strong>UPMind</strong> afternoons for all of our students on Wed. May 9 in the afternoon and Friday, May 11 in the morning.  Each staff member will host one mindful activity; and 9 mixed-grade teams will rotate through each of the 9 activities.  Activities include such things as stick weaving, drumming & yoga, mindful safari (nature walk), mindful colouring, etc.  The activities take place indoors and outdoors.  Our Grade 8s will be assisting teachers at the 9 activities; and, our Grade 7s will be leading the teams as they rotate from activity to activity.</p><p><strong>BIG BOX OF BIRTHDAY CARDS</strong> is still on!  Get your Birthday Cards at Hillsdale ES.  This fundraiser is open until May 14.</p><p>A flyer will be going home soon outlining 5 evenings of <strong>Family Fitness </strong>Fun that are taking place at Hillsdale ES.  Mark these evening dates on your calendar, and come on out to the school for learning, fitness and fun!  <strong>Thanks to our School Council</strong> for organiznig Big Box of Cards fundraiser AND the evening events occuring between May 16 and June 5.</p>
APRIL 26/18: Big Box of Birthday Cards & Field Trips Gr. 1-8 26/18: Big Box of Birthday Cards & Field Trips Gr. 1-8<p>​April 26/18 is a busy day of fun at Hillsdale ES:</p><p><strong>BIG BOX OF BIRTHDAY CARDS</strong></p><p>This School Council fundraiser runs from tomorrow - April 26 to May 14!  Folks who have seen the wide assortment of cute and fun birthday cards said they were impressed with the variety and quality of the cards.</p><p><strong>ORR LAKE GOLF DAY</strong></p><p>Students from Grades 1 - 6 will be spending some time at Orr Lake Golf Course tomorrow.  Each class will spend approximately up to an hour on the links.  Mr. Jason Harris of Orr Lake Golf Course is providing the transportation for this experience for our students. Thank you!  Please dress your child for the weather.  Extra dry clothing for youngsters might be a good idea...</p><p><strong>GRADE 7 & 8 HEADING TO ELMVALE DHS</strong> to participate with all the other Elmvale feeder school students along with Elmvale DHS students in a World Record challenge.  Good luck!</p><p>Make sure to return signed permission forms.  Students who do not have the permission form signed by parents/guardians will have to stay at school.</p>
Wendy's Night & Studio Pics's Night & Studio Pics<p>​Tonight is the night!  Hillsdale ES Wendy's Night.  4:30-7:30 pm, Bayfield Street Wendy's.</p><p>Tomorrow (Thursday, April 12) is Edge Imaging Spring Studio Day for individual and sibling pics.</p>
Lots Happening at Hillsdale ES the Week of April 9! Happening at Hillsdale ES the Week of April 9!<p>​Just to bring to your attention, the following items are on our school calendar for the week of April 9:</p><p>- Wed. April 11, <strong>Character Assembly</strong>, 9:30 am; it is also the International Day of Pink and if your child has a pink tee, please encourage him or her to wear!</p><p>- Wed. April 11, <strong>Wendy's Fundraiser</strong>, Bayfield Street Wendy's, 4:30-7:30</p><p>- Thurs. April 12, <strong>Edge Imaging Studio Day</strong> for Individual and/or Sibling Pics; form going home Monday, April 9</p>
BUNNY HOP! HOP!<p>​We are so excited about our upcoming Bunny Hop Dance on Thursday, March 29th!  A School Council committee has been working hard to plan this special activity for all of our students and they are as excited as our students will be!  Each student will receive a glow stick, goodie bag AND a coupon for a Wendy's Frosty!  Just in time for our next Wendy's night, April 11.   If you are able to support the Bunny Hop fundraiser with a $5.00 pedge / student, it would be greatly appreciated.</p><p>On behalf of our staff and School Council, please have a Happy (and safe) Easter long weekend!</p>
New Date for Character Assembly Date for Character Assembly<p>​With March Break & Easter holidays, we have decided to change our date for the Character Assembly.  We are combining Empathy for March & Honesty for April at an Assembly on April 11.  April 11 is also International Day of Pink.  We will not be having an Assembly on March 28th.</p><p>Reminder that our next School Council meeting is March 26th at 6:15 pm in the School Library.</p>
Busy right until March Break! right until March Break!<p>​We are having an Orr Lake Golf day on Thursday for students in Gr. 1-6 here in our school gym.  Thursday evening is the Family Yoga Night from 6-7 pm at the school which is a result of a PRO Grant Hillsdale received through the work of our School Council Co-Chair.  Families were to have pre-registered with .  Hope to see you there! <br></p>