Welcome to the Hillside School Playground website!
This website is where you can find out everything you need to know about the Hillside School Summer Playground Program!!
Check out the activities planned for each week, including who will be visiting the playground using the calendar links on the left!!
What to bring to camp everyday:
A reusable water bottle, (with camper's first and last name on it)
To put on sunscreen
To wear closed toed sneakers (no flip-flops)
Drop off is 9:00 each morning and pick up is at 12 noon
You MUST sign your child IN and OUT each day!
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN US AT HILLSIDE PLAYGROUND FOR OUR ANNUAL LAST DAY TALENT SHOW! THE ENTERTAINMENT WILL BEGIN AT 9:30 AM, GIVING YOU PLENTY OF TIME TO WALK OVER TO VAN ANTWERP PLAYGROUND FOR THEIR TALENT SHOW TO FOLLOW. DON'T FORGET THE CAMERAS!
HILLSIDE PLAYGROUND WANTS TO SAY THANK YOU TO SHOP RITE FOR PROVIDING OUR CUPCAKES FOR "EVERYBODY'S BIRTHDAY" ON FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016. THEY WERE DELICIOUS AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROSITY! CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS OF OUR BOUNCING BIRTHDAY BASH THROUGH THE LINK AT THE LEFT (PHOTOS FROM CAMP).
Thank you so much for your generous candy donations!
We had a very Happy Halloween and a fun time treak-or-treating, thanks to you! All of the costumes were wonderful. Pictures are up. Click on "photos from camp"in the column at left.
These are the stories the campers wrote on Pajama Day, 7/7/16. Their creativity is impressive!
PRE-K: THE BABY DINOSAURS
Once upon a time, there were 11 little baby dinosaurs who couldn't find their families. They were really sad. The baby dinosaurs decided to go look for their families. First, the dinosaurs took the Dinosaur Train to Australia. The train took them to a farm where they saw many different animals they had never seen before: cows, pigs, chickens, hens and horses. But not their families. As the baby dinosaurs were leaving the farm, they saw several monkeys. So, they followed the monkeys into a nearby jungle and found dogs and cats in the jungle. But not their families. The baby dinosaurs decide to ride some giraffes to find their families. The giraffes stopped at a cave; in the cave they found a lot of snakes, so they ran as fast as their little baby dinosaur legs could go. As they were running, they stumbled across their families and were very happy! All 11 baby dinosaurs and their families lived happily ever after!
KINDERGARTEN: A MARVEL/DISNEY MASH-UP
Once upon a time there was a princess who lived in Elsa's ice castle. One day, 3 big dragons came to the castle and tried to melt it. The princess was very afraid of the dragons. All of a sudden, 3 Superheroes appeared to try and save the princess, but they were no match for the dragons. But Elsa came along and froze the dragons! The Superheroes flew into the castle and saved the princess. But then, the dragons strength broke Elsa's ice! Oh no! But Superman used his freezing powers to freeze the dragons for good, and then they saved Elsa, too. But while they were saving Elsa and the princess, the ice castle was destroyed. With the help of the Avengers, they brought them to safety and everyone lived happily ever after.
FIRST GRADE: HILLSIDE GHOSTBUSTERS
Once upon a time, there were 4 ghostbusters who went to a haunted school named Hillside. The ghosts were setting traps all over the school in an effort to try and trap the kids and turn them into ghosts. When the 4 ghostbusters were going through the school, one of them named Mikey, was attacked and turned into a ghost! The other 3, Sullivan, Sally & Slimer, went back to the lab to try and make a potion to turn Mikey back into a kid. Sally did some research and found they needed to get ingredients from the haunted garden, but while they were in the garden, Slimer got trapped and he was turned into a ghost, too! Sally and Sullivan had to quickly gather the ingredients and hide so they wouldn't get trapped. They ran into the gym where they made an amazing discovery: there was a ghost maker in the gym! They had to quickly make the potion and put it in the ghost maker so when they did, all the ghosts would turn back into kids, but right after they made the potion, Sullivan got trapped. Sally was the only buster who could put the potion on the ghost maker. When she did, the ghosts all "poofed" and before the busters knew it, they were all human again. Sally, Sullivan, Slimer and Mikey all lived happily ever after with all their new friends!
SECOND GRADE: EVIL CHEESE AND THE SUPER DOGS
Once upon a time in Candyland, there were 2 Super Dogs named Miley & Howly. They had to save Candyland from Evil Cheese and all his minions, who were eating all the candy. Miley & Howly ate all of the minions, but they didn't know about Evil Cheese! Meanwhile, Evil Cheese was in his Gummy Bear Lair making a birthday cake for his party. He invites Miley & Howly to the party, but little do they know, the cake is going to blow up Candyland! Later at the party, Super Mario comes up to our Super Dogs and tells them about the explosive cake. Miley and Howly call the candy cops, who come and arrest Evil cheese and throw him in Candy Jail where he will mold for all of eternity. Miley, Howly and Super Mario throw the cake into the Chocolate River, which disables the cake bomb. Now that the bomb has been destroyed, they party with the gummy bears and the candy cops, happy that Candyland is safe and Evil Cheese is locked up!