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August 8, 2022 : A Mid-Summer Message from Principal Hart-Olivis

Good evening Hillandale families,

This is Dr. Hart-Olivis, principal at Hillandale Elementary School, with a mid-summer message.

It’s almost time to welcome our Hillandale Hurricanes back to school later this month!  We have several upcoming dates to share so you and your family can be prepared for a fantastic year.

Wednesday, August 17 will be our Newcomer Playdate; the first in-person one since the onset of the pandemic.  This event is for all families new to The Hillandale Family, from 4:30 to 6:30 on our front playground.  We’ll have a meet and greet for our families to get to know each other, the school, and some of the staff.  Visitors will be able to see a Hillandale kindergarten classroom, then, at 5:30 pm we’ll have a raffle for prizes for some of our lucky families!  School supply lists will be available on the Hillandale website, on that day as well.

Open House for first through fifth grades will be held Thursday, August 25 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Families will have face time with representatives from community organizations such as Girl Scouts of America and our own DPS supports for transportation and the before/after school program.  Families who attend open house will be able to meet their child’s teacher, review needs and supplies for the first few days of school, and update contact information to be sure the school can contact you in your preferred way.

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten families have a special open house Wednesday, August 31 from 11 am to 12.  We know that pre-kindergarten and kindergarten families may need a separate opportunity to meet teachers and speak to school staff.  Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students won’t start until either Thursday, September 1 or Friday September 2, depending on the assignment they’ll receive from a member of the kindergarten team.  Please join us for the “Boo Hoo Breakfast” the morning your pre-kindergarten or kindergarten child starts their first day of school.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you back to school soon!