Saturday, September 22, 2012

Back to School 2012

Welcome back Hillside Students!

Our principal Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald welcomed back all of our Hillside friends on Thursday morning, September 6, 2012, in the All-Purpose Room.  (All students were present except our kindergartners, who began on Friday the 7th.)  We began our day with the introduction of all teachers and Pledge of Allegiance.

Our Constitutional Convention will take place on Friday, September 28, at 9:15 a.m. in the library.  2 student "delegates" from each classroom in grades 1-4 will bring their classroom rules to the library.  All the delegates will take a look at the rules posted around the library and will decide on which rules are the most important for the whole school, and will create a school "Constitution" that lists the 3-5 chosen rules.  The school-wide "ratification" of the Constitution will take place on Monday morning, October 1.  This follows the Responsive Classroom recommendation to empower students to take ownership and responsibility for the school environment.  (See related article here.)

Best wishes for a great school year, Hillside!

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