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Red & Green for Festive Feast & Other Dress-up Dayshttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/104Red & Green for Festive Feast & Other Dress-up Days<p>​Our Annual <strong>FESTIVE FEAST</strong> is on Friday!  If your child is able to wear Red & Green... it's also <strong>RED & GREEN</strong> day.  (<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Reminder to let us know of any allergy / dietary / other concerns you have regards your child's participation at the Feast by Thurs. Dec. 13</span>).</p><p>We will have singing in our school gym on <strong>Monday</strong>, <strong>Wednesday</strong> and <strong>Friday</strong> mornings next week.</p><p>Monday is:  <strong>HAT & SOCKS</strong> day - seasonal or other hats and/or socks</p><p>Wednesday is:  <strong>PAJAMAS</strong> day - we are going to be cozy/comfy all day long</p><p>Friday is:  (Ugly?) <strong>XMAS SWEATER DAY</strong> (there really is no such thing as an ugly Xmas sweater is there?!)</p><p>ALSO:  <strong>THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD AND TOILETRIES</strong>!  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, December 19</span> is the last day to bring these items into the school.</p>
Festive Feast! IMPORTANT INFORMATIONhttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/103Festive Feast! IMPORTANT INFORMATION<p>​The Annual Hillsdale ES Festive Feast is occurring this Friday (December 14) at 1:05 pm.</p><p>A note (from the school) is going home today to explain the Feast - what is being served and what options there are for students with food allergies / dietary / other concerns.</p><p>Parents/guardians, we rely on you to let us know if your child(ren) is NOT to participate in the feast for dietary or other reasons.  We strive to provide food items that will not trigger allergies, but we cannot guarantee that items are nut, or other allergens, free.</p><p>Please contact the office directly or use the form going home today to share your concerns.  Everyone will be feasting together in the school gym on Friday unless you direct us otherwise.</p><p>THANKS to our School Council for organizing this amazing Festive Feast and to the Hillsdale Volunteer FireFIghters Association and other vendors for supporting this event.</p>
Deck the Halls Open House Thursday, Dec. 6 - 6-8 pmhttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/102Deck the Halls Open House Thursday, Dec. 6 - 6-8 pm<p>​We are holding our 2nd Annual Deck the Halls Open House here at Hillsdale ES tomorrow evening from 6-8 pm.</p><p>Come on out and...</p><p>See the decorated doors</p><p>Enjoy performances and carol-singing in the gym</p><p>Hot Chocolate & Baked Goods for sale</p><p>Here is how the evening will work</p><p>If your student is performing, they will meet-up and sit with their teacher in the gym until after their class performs.  Once a class has performed, your child will return to you to enjoy the rest of the evening!</p><p>Between each performance, we will sing carols!  You might wish to bring a blanket so sit-on.</p><p>Between performances, you may wish to meet and chat with Hillsdale families as you stroll the hallways enjoying the door decor and/or partaking of hot chocolate and/or baked goods for a small donation to the school.  PLEASE help us out by dropping off or sending to school baked goods on paper plates or in baggies the day of December 6th.  We cannot ensure nut free treats.</p><p>This is an informal evening of fun and community spirit.  Hope to see you there!</p>
Power Outage at Hillsdale EShttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/100Power Outage at Hillsdale ES<p>​school is open for students. Water is on its way from Ed Centre. Anticipating power will be restored by 10 am. Stay tuned for updates. <br></p>
Power Back On at Hillsdale EShttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/101Power Back On at Hillsdale ES<p>​The power is back on (as of 9:50 am) and all is well.  Staff and Students were wonderful in managing this situation - so big thanks to them.  Our Intermediate Volleyball Tournament is a "go" for this afternoon.</p>
Gift Card Fundraiserhttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/99Gift Card Fundraiser<p>​Thursday is the deadline for this amazing fundraiser organized by School Council.  Gift Cards are a great gift for the hard to buy for! or anyone really.  Order forms must be returned to the school by November 22 - that's this Thursday.  The cards will be available for pick-up on the evening of December 6th, the evening of our Seasonal Celebration.</p><p>Student Involved Conferences are occuring this week.  Take a peek at the Scholastic Book Fair in the School Library on your way into or out of conferences.</p><p>Don't forget that Friday is a PA Day.</p>
Wendy's Night for Hillsdale EShttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/98Wendy's Night for Hillsdale ES<p>​Our first Wendy's Night of the school year is tomorrow night!  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13.  You can visit any time between 4:30 and 7:30 pm at the Bayfield Street Wendy's location.  You can also use the drive-through - it still counts!  This is a fundraiser in which we get 10% of sales between 4:30 and 7:30.  Hope to see you there!</p>
False Fire Alarmhttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/97False Fire Alarm<p>​Dear Families  You may have heard the fire alarm... or seen emergency vehicles in our parking lot this morning.  No Worries!  The fire alarm was pulled accidentally.  Everyone responded expertly, just as they have been trained through our three fire drills this fall.  And all is well at Hillsdale ES. We shall continue with our Halloween activities!  Thanks for your support & understanding.<br></p>
Goodbye for the Summerhttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/96Goodbye for the Summer<p>​Thank you Hillsdale School Community for the amazing school year that was.</p><p>What a wonderful bunch of kids we've got here!</p><p>On behalf of Hillsdale Staff, we wish for you a restful / fun-filled / safe & happy Summer!</p><p>PS The School Office will be open July 2nd through 5th next week and we open up again the week of August 27th.</p><p>Thanks for everything, Shelley Clark, Principal</p>
THANK YOU!http://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/94THANK YOU!<p>​Thanks for supporting the 1st Annual End-of-Year Celebration.  The Silent Auction was so much fun!  We heard positive comments about the Beavertails Food Truck.  School Council has already discussed plans to make this annual event even better and more fun for next June!  Thanks again to our School Council for planning and putting on this event for our school!</p>