Hillside Guidance January Newsletter

January 2020


Dear Parent / Guardian:


Happy New Year!  It is such a pleasure working with the Hillside Hawks.  Students can earn Star Student based on important character traits each month.  This month we are focusing on the character trait of showing Acceptance & Tolerance.    Tolerance is the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. It is a version of the golden rule in that, insofar as we want others to treat us decently, we need to treat them decently too.  Acceptance is the willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation. Increasing students’ ability to show acceptance and tolerance helps to create a positive school climate too!

During the month of January we will also be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge.  We are challenging every student to accomplish as many random acts of kindness as possible throughout our classrooms, hallways, buses, cafeteria, and playground.  Be sure to encourage your child to be an active participant in this school wide initiative!

If you would like more information regarding social & emotional learning, please feel free to contact us at the school.                                            




Dr. Whalen 5th grade & Mrs. Thomas 6th grade     

Hillside School Counselors