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5/23/2022 Monday Message from Dr. Hart-Olivis


Good evening Hillandale Families, this is Dr. Hart-Olivis with this week’s Monday Message.

Families, as the year begins to draw to a close, we’re seeing several cases of COVID 19 and other viruses for our students and their families.  While weekly COVID 19 testing with our partners from MAKO will be ending, please remember to keep your child at home if they exhibit cold-like or flu-like symptoms.  Please also notify us at school if you find that your child exhibits those symptoms.  We continue to offer opportunities to curb the spread of illnesses, such as handwashing and sanitizing, disinfecting surfaces, and offering masks for students who request them.  

Our first EOG testing will take place this Friday, and we’ll continue testing Wednesday, June 1, after the Memorial Day holiday. If you have a child in third through fifth grades, please continue to practice with them at home and remind them that their focus each day can mean the difference between passing the EOG and being a few points shy.

Ms. Masinick, our school media coordinator, is expanding our Brain Building Activity Collection.  The Hillandale Media Center could benefit from donations of some gently used items, like jigsaw puzzles, keva blocks, 10 x 10 LEGO building plates, MagnaTiles,  and Brain Teaser Puzzles.  We could also enjoy “like new” copies of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Dog Man, Last Kids On Earth, Mercy Watson, and any Mo Willems books.  Please don’t purchase any of these items, we’re very happy with gently used donations.

Are you looking to help your student meet their goals of earning a proficiency level of 3, 4, or 5 on their EOG?  Students can practice vocabulary and study strategies from home (maybe rather than playing Minecraft or watching YouTube, even! Take a look at these resources especially for third through fifth grades:

Third Grade: Comparing fractions

Fourth Grade: Main Idea video mini lesson

Fifth Grade: Force and Motion Kahoot, Weather Kahoot

We’re still aiming to reach 100% of our families updating their child’s registration information in the Powerschool Parent Portal.

  • Log-on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal | CLICK HERE

Stay up to date about what’s happening at Hillandale on our school website, and on Twitter and Instagram @HillandalePOWER.

As always, thank you for your support, your partnership, and most of all, thank you for being part of The Hillandale Family.

Have an excellent week!