A press release by the City of Roswell and the Cultural Arts Board (CAB) announces the list of organizations that have been awarded a combined $25,000 from Contracts for Cultural Services, the first ever financial support program developed for Roswell nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. Hillside was awarded $4,200 to support our Artist Day! Artist Day is an event where artists of various disciplines share their talents with students in hands-on workshops, and students participate in personal art projects based on an artist from history.
Now in its fourth year, Hillside’s Science Day program’s success has inspired several other North Fulton schools to implement their own Science Day and has prompted the Sawnee EMC Foundation to award our program with its fourth consecutive Bright Ideas Grant! Read more about this exciting announcement on the press release.
This year Hillside Elementary School is participating in the National PTA Program, Three for Me. Every parent is asked to pledge to volunteer at least 3 hours in honor of their child. Find out more here! Encontrar más información aqui!
If you have not already filled out a volunteer form or if you have any questions, please contact Renee Corley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-273-8667. O con Gilma Landazábal a email@example.com o al 770-552-6362.
Though the halls of Hillside Elementary School were quiet over the summer of 2012, Hillside PTA was very busy accepting accolades. For the second year in a row, the we earned Outstanding Local Unit (Elementary) from the North Fulton Council PTA. Also from the NFCPTA, we earned the Connect with Council Award. On the state level, Hillside PTA was honored for the second year in a row with a Model PTA Award from the State of Georgia Parent Teacher Association. Read more about these awards in our press release.
Hillside Elementary turns 10 years old this year. To celebrate a decade of educational excellence, Hillside held its first annual Husky Dash 5K on March 3rd. Despite a night of intense rainstorms and a menacing, rainy sky the following morning, the Husky Dash was a huge success! Volunteers came out in the wind and rain to set up for the 5K, Sammy Rosenberg kept the energy level high as the awesome DJ and MC, and runners of all ages braved the cold to tackle a challenging, but fun, race course. Spirits were high and the atmosphere was festive as runners were cheered across the finish line. Thirteen year old Alexander Augusta stated, “As a Hillside Alumni I was so proud to run the Hillside Husky 5K dash. They are number one in my heart and number one in my feet.”
Leah Ward, Hillside’s co-president for the PTA commented on the success of the Husky Dash, “While planning this inaugural event, we were unsure about the response from the community. But in the end, what a response it was! We had seasoned runners and those that weren’t even sure what a 5K was; we received tremendous sponsorship from local establishments and corporate names; we had participation from Hillside families, teachers and staff as well as alumni and community neighbors. And even though the weather threw us quite a curve ball, it was wonderful to see so many smiling faces enjoying exercise and fellowship in the freezing cold all in support of their school and community. We are already looking forward to next years’ Dash.”
As technology plays such a critical role in our children’s education, 100% of the proceeds from the Husky Dash will be used to upgrade and improve technology at Hillside to better equip our students for learning in the 21st century.
This event could not have been the success that it was without the amazing response we received from the surrounding community, in particular the following businesses who sponsored the event:
The Marathoners (giving at a $1000+ level) included Big Peach Running Company, The City of Roswell, Children’s Dental Zone, E.nopi Learning Center, Go Marketing, Jontastic, Mibab Orthodontics, The Pediatric Place and Sports Clips.
The Sprinters (giving at the $500 level) are Cobblestone Therapy Group, Cresa, Kohl’s, Bergquist Law Firm, Northeast Chiropractic Center, and Carithers Flowers. The Joggers (giving at the $250 level) include Karate Atlanta (Rivermont Station) and Profisee.
The in-kind sponsors made such a difference for the Dash, giving such items as bagels, banners, water, fresh fruit, a jumpy house, signage, posters, coffee and more! Those sponsors include Speedpro Imaging, Bodies by Reggie, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Ellard Cleaners, Free Spirit Salon, Games 2U, INNERFACE Architectural Signage, Jump and Slide, Kids R Kids (Holcomb Bridge/Roswell Location), Kroger, Moe’s, Newtown Recreation, Pacesetters PR, Pink Pastry Parlor, Publix (Haynes Bridge), Sammy Rosenberg, Dr. Elizabeth Sergile, Starbucks at Ellard Village, Sushi Uchi, The UPS Store Haynes Bridge, Whole Foods/Harry’s Farmer’s Market, and Yoforia.
Please support these businesses and give them a Husky High Five as thanks!
Join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hillside Elementary!
In honor of Hillside’s 10th year, the PTA is holding a 5K Run/Walk – the Husky Dash – and all Hillside alumni, including former faculty, are invited to participate. The Husky Dash will be on Saturday, March 3 at Centennial High School, with the 5K beginning at 7:30am and the Fun Run following at 8:15am.
We need sponsors to ensure that the Husky Dash is a huge success! There are several levels of sponsorship, and we are accepting in-kind donations as well. We thank you in advance for your consideration of sponsoring this event.
Check out our website at www.huskydash.com for more information on registration and on sponsorship opportunities. You can also check us out on Facebook or active.com. If you any further questions, please feel free to contact Portia Naish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember: Mark your calendars for March 3, 2012. You won’t want to miss out on this great event – as a sponsor or as a participant!
The Hillside Husky Dash Team
Turns out Roswell Mayor Jere Wood is pretty smart, but not smarter than Hillside Elementary’s fifth grade class.
The class put their best egg cocoon building techniques to work and challenged Wood to a competition, seeing who could prevent an egg from cracking when dropped from one of the Roswell Fire Department’s Hook and Ladder trucks during Science Day, Friday, Nov. 4.
The challenge included three drops: a 25-foot drop, a 50-foot drop and a 100-foot drop.
Though Wood’s egg survived the first 25-foot drop, it splattered at the bottom of the 50-foot drop, unlike half the student engineering teams, whose eggs survived the fall. The eggs of five student groups and Roswell City Council Member Rich Dippolito survived the final challenging drop of 100-feet.
The Egg Drop Experiment was part of Hillside’s annual school-wide Science Day. The day includes more than 40 different hands-on experiments for all grade levels.
Many city and school leaders, including Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa, came to watch the fun. In addition to the engineering of egg-drop vessels from recycled materials, there were bottle rockets launched, catapult flings and laser target shooting.
Hillside’s Science Day is sponsored by Sawnee EMC’s Operation Roundup grant.
The Outstanding Elementary PTA Award for North Fulton has been bestowed to Hillside Elementary for the 2010-2011 school year. This award is given to 1 Elementary, 1 Middle, and 1 High School each year based on PTA programs and achievements.
Together with the administration and teachers, the Hillside PTA hosted Artist Day, Character Education, the Yukon Math Program, the Iditarod Reading Challenge, Reflections Art Program and 33 other PTA programs during the year. Hillside is also the only school in the area with a Gardening program and Science Day allowing the students amazing opportunities for experiential learning. In addition, the Hillside PTA achieved Model PTA Status due to strong parent involvement, advocacy and partnership in the school community.
This Honor Award is given to the most enthusiastic elementary and middle schools throughout the Atlanta Division to reward them for their students’ achievements – academically, community involvement and extracurricular.
These awards demonstrate how Hillside is being recognized as a benchmark for great parent-administrator-teacher cooperation. Go Huskies!