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October 10, 2022 Monday Message from Dr. Hart-Olivis

Good evening Hillandale Families,


This is Dr. Hart-Olivis, proud principal of Hillandale Elementary School with this week’s Monday Message.  You should receive this message in both English and Spanish. 


Hillandale Elementary is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage with our community this month and throughout the year.  Keep your eye on our Twitter and Instagram accounts to learn more about Hispanic influencers whose work we are especially admiring at Hillandale.  Are you looking for something to do with your family for the weekend to have fun and make memories?  Join us this Friday, October 14 for Viernes Social from 6 pm to 7:30 pm Friday, October 14.  We’ll have great food, dancing, music, soccer, and of course, The Hillandale Family waiting to celebrate with you.  We hope to see you there!


At Hillandale, it’s important to us that we regularly communicate with you about how you can help boost your child’s achievement at school and how important your support is from home.  Every student at Hillandale can learn, and we’re on a team together to help our learners achieve.  


I’ve spoken a lot about our school goal of 65% or more proficiency, and I’ve asked students to go home and tell you their academic goals at school.  Now let’s focus on your goals for your child.  As you think about your goals for your child as an adult, consider what you need from the school to help your student get there.  


Hillandale is proud to announce the official opening of the new addition to our outdoor classroom.  We’re thrilled that this adds to our long-term goals to enhance our already excellent STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and technology) focus.  The new addition includes outdoor chalkboards, seating with desks, storage, and a set up for the collaborative learning experience we’ve seen yet!  We’ll be posting some of our fun on social media.  Hillandale is #HESfullSTEAMahead!


If you don’t receive these messages on your phone and in your email, they are posted on our school website.  You can also trigger the messages in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account.  Our current enrollment for Parent Portal is at 83%.  That means we have just over 90 families left who we’d love to help get connected.  Please reach out to us at the school if you’re having trouble.


Stay up to date about what’s happening at Hillandale on our school website, and on Twitter and Instagram @HillandalePOWER.  You can also respond to me directly from this email, but now that we’ve started school, your child’s teacher is the best first contact.


At Hillandale we strive for everything we do to be results-focused, data-informed, and student-driven.  We want to empower your child to excel in the academic and social skills required to be a leader in our community.  As always, thank you for your support, your partnership, and most of all, thank you for being part of The Hillandale Family.


Have a fantastic week!