Assemblies


Slapstick Science Delivered Lots of Fun and Physics to Hillside Audiences!  AGAIN!!

     On Friday, December 12th, the Hillside School PTO sponsored a  return visit from Dr. Quinton Quark of Slapstick Science. Two performances of “The Notion of Motion” were met with laughter, enthusiasm, and a new appreciation for Physics.
      Whether he was demonstrating inertia with the help of 4th grade student Anna V., or action and reaction using Mr. Fisher as a human target, Dr. Quark's presentation was larger-than-life, unforgettable & amazing!!  Hillside students at all grade levels walked away with a new appreciation for Newton's Laws.  Ask your child about inertia, push, pull, action, and equal and opposite reaction and prepare to be amazed!!
    Our sincere thanks go out to PTO volunteer Maggie Vinciguerra who organized this enriching and entertaining assembly. 
   For more information about Dr. Quark and his programs visit www.slapstickscience.com.

The Scotia - Glenville Children's Museum Visits First Grade & Japanese Storyteller Motoko Visits Third Grade

The Scotia- Glenville Children's Museum Visits First Grade
&
Japanese Storyteller Motoko Visits Third Grade

 
The Scotia-Glenville Childrens Museum, a traveling museum that offers educational and cultural opportunities to residents of New York's Capital Region and surrounding areas visited Hillside on March 26th. The museum offers in-school programs in social studies, math, science, character education and English/language arts. This year the PTO sponsored a visit to the 1st grade and the children got a hands-on session all about simple machines.  Children and teachers alike gave the Children's museum a big thumbs up!

On March 7th, Japanese storyteller, Motoko, returned to Hillside once again for her 3rd grade presentation and classroom workshops sponsored by the PTO.  Motoko is an engaging storyteller, who for several years has taught Hillside 3rd graders about Japanese culture through traditional Japanese stories and lessons in origami.  Not only is her presentation captivating, but it also fits very well with, and enriches, the third grade social studies curriculum.  As in years past, students and third grade teachers gave Motoko a terrific review!

Thanks to Sarah Hesler and Joyce Choi, our Arts and Education Committee for planning and coordinating these events and all of the wonderful assemblies this year.  Thanks also to PTO Co- President Jacquie Gallo for her help.


 Event Recap:  Slapstick Science - "Dr. Quinton Quark Presents...Much Work with Little Effort"

Slapstick Science Delivered Lots of Fun and Physics to Hillside Audiences!
     On Friday, February 28th, the Hillside School PTO sponsored a visit from Dr. Quinton Quark of Slapstick Science. Two performances of “Dr. Quinton Quark Presents...Much Work with Little Effort” were met with laughter, enthusiasm, and a new appreciation for Physics.
      Whether he was demonstrating the potential energy in a bowling ball with Kindergartner Chloe or asking Mrs. Burke to hoist up a 400 lb punching bag to demonstrate pulleys and levers, Dr. Quark's presentation was larger-than-life, unforgettable & amazing!!  Hillside students at all grade levels walked away with a new appreciation for what energy is, what simple machines are, and how to use simple machines to accomplish seemingly impossible physical feats.
    Our sincere thanks go out to PTO volunteers Sarah Hesler and Joyce Choi who organized this enriching and entertaining assembly.  
   For more information about Dr. Quark and his programs visit www.slapstickscience.com.



Event Recap:  All-School Assembly on "Buddies not Bullies"

     Hillside students laughed, cheered, oohed and ahhed, last Thursday morning while learning important lessons about treating all people with respect.  Domino the Great, who has twice performed at the White House, presented his message of friendship and acceptance to a session for K-2, and then a session for grades 3-5. 
      If your child came home asking about Oreo cookies or dancing with toilet paper, you can thank the amazing Domino. His presentation also delved into important themes such as embracing differences, the importance of telling adults about bullying behavior, not being a bystander to bullying, and recognizing actions and words that can hurt other people around you.
      Dr. Fasciglione will  discuss the important subject of bullying in her November "Principal's Corner" article in the Backpacker.  Thanks so much to the PTO volunteers who organized this wonderful assembly, Sarah Hesler and Joyce Choi.


For more information about Domino the Great and his programs, visit www.dominothegreat.com.









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