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New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District Schools | Hillside Grade School

 Hillside Grade School 

150 W. Maple Drive

New Hyde Park, New York 11040

Beth Torreano, Principal

Laura Caines-Giralde, Assistant Principal

Phone: (516) 434-2410


Welcome Back Information 2022 - 2023

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Unity Day at Hillside Grade School

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The sidewalk and grounds at Hillside Grade School were decorated with colorful messages of kindness and symbols of positivity on Oct. 19, as the school hosted a “chalk the walk” event in honor of Unity Day. Students in all grade-levels headed outside to contribute their chalk artwork and show unity for kindness, acceptance and inclusion in the school building.

Date Added: 10/24/2022

HGS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Music Classes

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, students at New Hyde Park-Garden City Park’s Hillside Grade School have been learning about instruments, songs and music-styles from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries with music teacher Joanna Malaszczyk.

Third graders recently learned about Plena, a genre of music and dance native to Puerto Rico, and the rhythms played on percussion instruments like “panderetas” (handheld drums) and “güiro” (scraped gourds). After being given a drum or gourd to play, the students practiced the rhythmic layering in Plena music by playing along with the song “Ola de la Mar.”

Date Added: 9/29/2022

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