Hillsdale Elementary School

Hillsdale Elementary School



Help us reach our fundraising goal: $30,000

Parent Action Steps:

1. Register your student(s) on FUNRUN.COM by 9/9.
2. Reach out to sponsors by sharing your pledge link.
3. All pledges and payments are made online.*
4. Cheer on your student at the Fun Run in Hillsdale Park on 9/20.

KAM & 1st – 9:15-10:00
4th & 5th – 10:15-11:15

2nd & 3rd – 11:15-12:15
KPM & PS – 1:15-2:00

Run & Done Collections

• EASY for everyone! Sponsors pledge and pay online, saving our volunteers 50+ hours and helping our school collect more pledges faster.

• Sponsors can either make a pledge per lap or a flat donation. If they make a pledge per lap, their credit card is charged after the Event.

*Cash and check payments are still accepted. Checks must be made out to Hillsdale Elementary PTO. Your student will still get credit for the pledge or donation.

Thank you for supporting our school!!!
Hey Hillsdale Elementary School
You were on CBS News this morning and we all saw it right here in southern California!
Thumbs up to Christian Larsen and a great big Happy Birthday Wish sent to Christian and he’s got a great personality and much love!
We all love ya here and you now have many friends across the country wishing you the best ever for you and your family!
You keep up the good work and keep on smiling and do the very best you can in school and you will shine. And the kids and parents that didn’t attend your party, it’s okay, no worries. You’re a star in our eyes Christian!
An hour would habe made that kids life so much happier...took the high school football team to show up...kudoes to the coach who organized it
So, my little guy has been singing the YMCA theme song... are the kids participating in the ribbon cutting or when are they performing this?
Can I get permission for MK Images to tag the school for the carnival prize winners photos for sessions we are taking? Please let me know.
Can someone please share directions to Hillsdale? Google maps took me to a subdivision. 😂
Thank you Hillsdale for having K & R Kettle CoRn out tonight! Hope everyone had a great time and enjoyed their Kettlecorn!

Hillsdale Elementary School in Meridian, Idaho. Principal - Khristie Bair

Operating as usual

Hillsdale Newsletter-January 13 01/13/2023

Hillsdale Newsletter-January 13

Hello Heron Families:

Just a reminder there is no school on Monday or Tuesday due to the holiday and teacher prep day. As we end the first semester, progress reports will be going home with students January 23-27th.

Please save the date for our March 2nd, Science, Math & Book Fair night! Mathnasium will be here with prize give-a-ways, you can join in with fun math games with your own kids, purchase books from the library and view student science displays throughout the school. There will be names drawn for free books throughout the night and cookies for refreshments. We hope to see you there!-Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-January 13 Hillsdale Newsletter-January 13 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-January 6 01/06/2023

Hillsdale Newsletter-January 6

Hello Heron Parents: Happy 2023! I hope you had a wonderful winter break. We are wrapping up our first semester and looking forward to our second one. Report cards will be available the week of January 23-27th.

Hillsdale Newsletter-January 6 Hillsdale Newsletter-January 6 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 20, 2022 12/20/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 20, 2022

Hello Heron Families:
I want to thank Mr. Gabbard, the 2nd/3rd grade teachers and students, and all of our audience for helping to make the winter music program a success! I personally want to thank our PTO Board for all the decorations, treats, gifts, and time they have provided to myself and our staff during this month and year. I appreciate them so much! I am so blessed to be the principal here at Hillsdale. I am thankful for the beautiful holiday cards, treats, and gifts and am wishing you all a very fun-filled and relaxing break with your families. Happy Holidays! -Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 20, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 20, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 9, 2022 12/07/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 9, 2022

Hello Heron Families: We are looking forward to our 2nd/3rd grade music programs next week. Both grade levels will be performing at each concert. Thank you to our PTO Board and volunteers for decorating our staff lounge door and providing gift wrapping for our staff today. We really appreciate all you do! -Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 9, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 9, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 2, 2022 12/02/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 2, 2022

Hello Heron Families: What a wonderful, sunny Friday we had up on The Hill today! I hope you had a relaxing Thanksgiving Break. Our new basketball hoops for our younger students have been installed from FUN RUN donations.

Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 2, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Dec. 2, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 18, 2022 11/18/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 18, 2022

Hello Heron Families,

Thank you for partnering with us to bring in canned food to help our local families through the Meridian Foodbank. More than 3,500 canned food items have arrived here at school! For many safety reasons, beginning Monday, Nov. 28th we will have students line up by class at the start of the school day. Supervision is provided 20 minutes before the tardy bell, which is 8:45am MTTHF and 9:05 on W. We will still have our music and dance party on Fridays before school (Thank you, Mrs. Barber). I am so grateful for our PTO's support and the snacks they brought us on Thursday, too! Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I am so thankful to be here at Hillsdale with your kiddos and this amazing staff. -Sincerely, Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 18, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 18, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 11, 2022 11/11/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 11, 2022

Hello Heron Families: Thank you to Mr. Gabbard for organizing a wonderful Veteran's Day Program to honor those who currently serve or have served in the military. We appreciate our guest speaker, Lt. Col. Mike Hampton (Air Force) for providing our students a chance to learn more about Veteran's Day.
Have a wonderful weekend! -Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 11, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 11, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 4, 2022 11/04/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 4, 2022

Hello Heron Families: Hello Heron Families:

The weather has definitely taken a winter turn! Inside the newsletter you will see information regarding inclement weather and how our school district operates and informs our parents about snow days, etc...Please note Daylight Savings Ends on Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend!

Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 4, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Nov. 4, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 28, 2022 10/28/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 28, 2022

Hello Heron Families:
Thank you for meeting with our teachers last week during conferences, it is always good to gather information from families to support our students and share with you all the growth they are showing this early in the school year! Please join us Tuesday, Nov. 1st for our PTO meeting at 7pm to discuss activities/materials/staff & student needs for this year as we look to use funds from our FUN RUN donations. If you are unable to join us in person, please feel free to join us online.

Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 28, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 28, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 14, 2022 10/14/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 14, 2022

Hello Heron Families:
We are so excited to be able to fund all of our PTO activities and student events this year! Please see inside the newsletter for the FUN RUN donations raised and join us on Nov. 1st at our PTO meeting to help us make decisions on how best to serve our students and staff in the coming year!
Parent/Teacher conferences next week... Have a wonderful weekend! -Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 14, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 14, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 7, 2022 10/07/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 7, 2022

Hello Heron Families,
Thank you to our PTO Board and all the parent volunteers here to help with the FUN RUN today! We will take some great pictures and share results of the fundraiser with you next week. Happy Friday!

Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 7, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Oct. 7, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 30, 2022 09/30/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 30, 2022

Hello Heron Families:
We have had a super KIND week up on The Hill. Ms. Elder is making a video to show our students all of the fun activities and silly outfits staff and students wore this week to celebrate KINDNESS. Our FUN RUN is next week and parents can sign up inside the newsletter if they want to help record laps and cheer our students on Friday, October 7th. Finally, our new SpiritWear store is up and running with multiple options of items and designs (including glitter designs). Have a wonderful weekend!-Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 30, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 30, 2022 Herons on The Hill


Our Herons Fun Run has begun!

Today students experienced our kickoff event to start raising funds for Hillsdale Elementary. Please register your student TODAY on MYBOOSTER.COM. Share your donation page with family and friends.

💥 Register your student for our all-inclusive event 💥

Thanks for your support of Hillsdale Elementary!

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 23, 2022 09/23/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 23, 2022

Hello Heron Families,
A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Miller for being willing to raise funds for out PTO by volunteering to Kiss the Pig last week (see new FB profile pic). We have our first KINDNESS WEEK kicking off on Monday with a Hats off to Kindness as our first dress up day! See inside the newsletter for dress up activities the rest of the week. Our BIG fundraiser FUNRUN kicks off on Monday. You can see how to sign up inside with a short video about the FUNRUN events. Kids will be shown short videos throughout the next weeks that help them learn about US National Parks as a part of our FUNRUN activities. There will be a sign up coming out soon with the running times for October 7th for parents to volunteer and come out to encourage the runners! Happy weekend. -Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 23, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 23, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 16, 2022 09/15/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 16, 2022

Hello Heron Families: Please click the link below to access the Sept. 16 newsletter. Mrs. Miller has been selected to Kiss the Pig tonight at Lowe Family Farmstead at 6:30pm. The PTO raised over $700 from contributions made to our Kiss the Pig Event. Have a wonderful weekend. Hope to see you tonight at the farm!-Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 16, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 16, 2022 Herons on The Hill


Just a reminder to bring in change this week and put it in the staff member's 'piggy bank' of your choice to see who will 'kiss the pig' at the Lowe Family Farmstead on Thursday Night at 6:30pm. All donations go to our PTO...Mrs. Birch is currently in the lead!

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 9, 2022 09/09/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 9, 2022

Hello Heron Families: Next week is a busy one here on The Hill starting tomorrow with a Century Farm Market at our Hillsdale park. Tuesday is our Open House event and Thursday is our Lowe Family Farmstead Night (see inside the newsletter for more details).

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 9, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 9, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 2, 2022 09/02/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 2, 2022

Hello Heron Families:
We had another smooth and very hot week on The Hill. Here is this week's newsletter: https://www.smore.com/0uhgs
Save the date for our Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 13th 6:00-7:30pm. If you only have one student, you can choose whichever session you prefer as your classroom teacher will be presenting the same information each time.

The schedule will be:
6:10-6:30 pm classroom session
6:30-6:40 (passing period)
6:40-7:00pm classroom session
7:00-7:10 (passing period)
7:10-7:30pm classroom session

There will be a running PowerPoint in the auditorium with information regarding Hillsdale, a 'meet the principal' section, information on recent donations to our school and new safety protocols established in our school this year for added security.

Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 2, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Sept. 2, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.26, 2022 08/26/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.26, 2022

Hello Heron Families: It has been a wonderful first week up on The Hill. Thank you for sharing your children with us and partnering with us to build and share in this community of learning! Please remember to park and walk across the parking lot in front of the flag by the crosswalk or use the right side of the drive through when picking up/dropping off students. We don't want children walking between cars for their safety. Have a wonderful weekend!-Mrs. Bair, Principal

Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.26, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.26, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.12, 2022 08/11/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.12, 2022

Hello Heron Families: Please click on the smore link below to access this week's newsletter. Our webpage is now accessible at www.westada.org under the school drop-down icon. Just scroll down the school menu to Hillsdale. https://www.smore.com/mf62u

Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.12, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.12, 2022 Herons on The Hill


Everyone’s invited!!!!!

Come one, come all to West Ada’s Community Clean-Up 🌳🌿🪴 on Saturday, August 13 between 8am and noon. Plan on weeding, planting, mowing, making friends, having fun and supporting your school community. Please bring your own equipment…garden tools, lawnmowers, shovels, rakes, etc. No need to RSVP - simply stop by any local West Ada school site - come and go as you please. Any and all assistance is welcomed and appreciated.

We would LOVE to see our community come together to support our Grounds Crew Team. Currently we have 8 grounds members servicing 58 schools and the district service center. Show your support and appreciation and come out August 13 to assist in making our schools shine!!! For anyone interested in applying to work on West Ada's grounds crew, please visit: https://www.applitrack.com/meridian/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance%2fCustodialhttps://www.applitrack.com/meridian/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance%2fCustodial

Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.5, 2022 08/05/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.5, 2022

Hello Heron Families: Please look inside this week's newsletter to meet new staff and learn about our community clean-up event here at Hillsdale on Aug. 13th. Happy August! https://www.smore.com/k5xvh

Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.5, 2022 Hillsdale Newsletter-Aug.5, 2022 Herons on The Hill

Budding Artists, a project from Mrs. Birch 08/04/2022

Budding Artists, a project from Mrs. Birch

Mrs. Birch is already working hard to raise funds for art supplies for her classroom.
Please use the Donor's Choose link below if you would like to help. -Mrs. Bair, Principal

Budding Artists, a project from Mrs. Birch Help me give my students new classroom art supplies for the 2022-2023 school year! My 2nd grade students at HIllsdale Elementary School are an active bunch of learners with great imagination. They ...


For those families interested in or in need of transportation (bussing) 🚌 for the 2022-23 school year, the transportation request in “Update Contact Information” through School Forms MUST be submitted in PowerSchool no later than Friday, August 12 to secure bussing for the first day of school.

After August 12, families will have to wait until September 12 to receive a bus route and transportation information for their child(ren).

We thank you for your assistance and cooperation in this matter to ensure that all bussing runs smoothly and effectively for the start of the school year.

At this time, families who have already completed the transportation form in PowerSchool are receiving route information in PowerSchool on average, in 3-5 days.

Please make every effort to take care of this in a timely manner, should it apply to you and your family.

In PowerSchool…head to FORMS / SCHOOLFORMS then…Select “Update Contact Information”. Then at the bottom of the Update Contact Information form, there is an option YES or NO to select Transportation.

Hillsdale Newsletter 07/21/2022

Hillsdale Newsletter

Hello Hillsdale Families: I am looking forward to an exciting start to 2022-2023! West Ada School District is making changes to our school website so I am not able to put the newsletter on our Hillsdale webpage just yet, feel free to pass this FB page site onto any new incoming families in your neighborhood. The office is open beginning Aug. 1st M-F 8:00-4:00pm. Meet and Greet is Aug. 22nd 4:30-6:00 (food trucks will be here 5:00-8:00pm). First day of school is on Aug. 23rd at 9:05am. Students will line up in the morning at their classroom line (marked on the ground w/teacher name) the first week of school as they learn the various play areas and playground rules. Enjoy the rest of summer!-Mrs. Bair, Principal

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News on The Hill -June 3 06/03/2022

News on The Hill -June 3

Hello Heron Families:
Thank you for a great 2021-2022 school year! Happy Summer :) -Mrs. Bair, Principal


News on The Hill -June 3 Thank you to everyone for a great 2021-2022 school year! We finished off the year with preschool activities at the Y splashpad, kindergarten kiddie pool fun at the Y, a big 5th grade party in the Me

News on The Hill -May 20 05/20/2022

News on The Hill -May 20

Hello Heron Families:
We are looking forward to seeing you at the carnival on Thursday, May 26th from 5:30-8:00pm. https://sway.office.com/McnnRcJh0aexeUvL?ref=Link

News on The Hill -May 20 Over 30 raffle prizes will be available for drawings at 7:30pm at the carnival on Thursday, May 26th. Raffle tickets can be purchased along with carnival tickets next week on Tuesday (before and afte

News on The Hill -May 13 05/13/2022

News on The Hill -May 13

Hello Heron Families: Please check out our newsletter below for end of year information.

Our School Carnival is May 26th. Tickets will be sold on Tuesday and Thursday, before and after school for the next two weeks.

The costs are-
Wristbands: $10 each (after 3, they are $5)
Raffle tickets:
6 for $5
12 for $10
20 for $15

News on The Hill -May 13 Thursday night, 5th grade students entertained and informed their audiences with their research and impersonation of famous historical figures. Thank you to all who attended to support the 5th grade

News on The Hill -May 6 05/06/2022

News on The Hill -May 6

Hello Heron Families:

Here is the link to this week's newsletter:

Enclosed is end-of-year information regarding; device collection, last day of school picnic, and our school carnival.
We are finished with our ISAT testing today!
Congratulations to Mr. Gabbard and our first graders for a wonderful music performance this morning.
Can you believe there are only 19 more days of school?
Happy Mother's Day Weekend!-Mrs. Bair, Principal

News on The Hill -May 6 Thank you to our wonderful PTO, and particularly, Courtney Culbertson for planning the past week's STAFF APPRECIATION activities. PTO parents provided a different 'bar' each day next week including;

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