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May Newsletter

             Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
May, 2021

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Friday, May 7th  – NBTA Council DayNo school for students


Friday, May 21st  – NBTA Branch DayNo school for students


Monday, May 24th    – Victoria DaySchools closed


Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe that it is already the month of May!  We are happy that we have been able to remain in school all this time. I want to thank our students, staff, and community for following Public Health directives and the school’s Covid operational plan which allowed this to happen.


With the nicer weather and more daylight hours, it is important to keep routines in place, including completing homework and bedtimes.  This will help students be more successful at school as they complete daily learning tasks.


As part of the guidance plan at our school, students have been learning about resiliency.  Resiliency is the ability to cope when things go wrong. It means you can bounce back after difficult times. This is an important skill in life.  Strategies can be used to help us be more resilient.  One strategy, students have learned, is to talk to a safe adult when you are experiencing a difficult situation. See below for more ways to build resiliency.


This month, students received information about school clothing that can be purchased. Clothing orders are due Tuesday, May 11th.  Clothing is expected approximately two weeks after this date.  Thank you to the Home and School for coordinating this opportunity.   The Home and School would also like to thank those who have purchased 50/50 squares.  There are still a few squares left.  Please contact the school or Nancy Hill at nancyhill1008@gmail.com to purchase a square (or to purchase another square).


Thank you.

Susan Wilmot  (Principal)


 What is resilience?    Resilience is the ability to cope when things go wrong.


Resilience can also be described as:

  • Bouncing back after difficult times
  • Dealing with challenges and still holding your head up
  • Giving things a go or trying your best
  • Being strong on the inside
  • Being able to cope with what life throws at you and shrug it off

Some things that can help develop resilience are:

·         Having a positive attitude

·         Finding good friends

·         Feeling good about yourself

·         Feeling like you belong

·         Having a supportive family

·         Helping others or “giving back”

·         Being able to solve problems

·         Good communication with people around you


Information from kidshelpline.com