Welcome to the
Hillside Elementary School
        We in the Hillside community are mutually proud of our wonderful student body, generous parents, and talented and compassionate staff. Hillside is an inclusive neighborhood school, Kindergarten through fifth grade, in Needham, Massachusetts. Our neighborhood has expanded to include a successful METCO program, a growing ELL (English Language Learners) population, and the Early Learning Center II program for students with special needs in grades three through five. Our student body is a diverse, creative, and energetic group of 400 or so students. They certainly make the very most of what we have to offer. Our parents have been thanklessly supportive by funding a steady stream of creative arts programs and educational technology into our classrooms. The teachers and staff continue to develop and hone the best possible curriculum for our students while being ever mindful of the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy emotional school environment. At Hillside, it is important that all children and adults feel safe. Just as important is that we all, students, parents, teachers and staff, respect each other and are treated with that same respect.

       If you have any questions after touring this site, please feel free to contact me at the Hillside School office, 781-455-0461 x223 or at Michael_Kascak@needham.k12.ma.us.

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Hillside Elementary School
28 Glen Gary Road
Needham, MA 02494

Michael Kascak, Principal
Lori Donovan, Lead Secretary

Telephone: 781-455-0461
Fax: 781-455-0857

School Hours
Grades 1 through 5
8:35 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

AM Kindergarten
8:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

PM Kindergarten
12:05 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Early Release
8:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Delayed Opening
10:35 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Upcoming Events
4/11-17 - Gymnastic Sharing
Sentences (see schedule in newsletter)
4/16 - iPad Purchase Program
Info. Evening, 6:30 P.M., HR Gym
4/18 - Schools Closed, Good Friday
4/21-4/25 - Schools Closed, April
4/30 - PTC Meeting, 9:00 a.m.,
5/8 - Hillside Staff Appreciation Lunch, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Hillside Gym
5/9 - Hillside Talent Show, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Pollard Middle School Auditorium

6/3 -- Kindergarten Open House for 2014-2015 (No A.M. or P.M. Kindergarten on this day)
Hillside Calendar
Needham Public Schools