Friends of Hillside


                          Friends of Hillside Fundraiser for the 2017-2018 School Year

Year after year, parents of Hillside Elementary students have kindly donated to the Friends of Hillside Fundraiser (formerly the Hawky Campaign). These funds continue to be used for many different activities and items benefiting each and every student at the school. This year, the PTO will use this campaign as the primary fundraiser for Hillside.

We understand that it is sometimes hard as a parent to volunteer your time due to other obligations. Life gets so busy with work, kids, and activities that volunteering can become a burden. In order to reduce the need for some of the time-consuming fundraisers we’ve put on in previous years, the PTO this year is running the Friends of Hillside fundraiser to collect monetary donations from parents. Without this fundraiser and generous donations from parents, the Hillside PTO would lack sufficient funding for all of our great programs.

Each family that contributes to the Friends of Hillside fundraiser will be recognized in the Hillside PTO newsletter as a thank you for your generous donation.

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TE All-Call Reminder

When serious weather conditions or other emergencies make it necessary to close or delay the opening of schools, announcements will be made on the TE All-Call Mass Communication System, the TESD website, the T/E Information Hotline—(610) 240-1970, T/E TV on Comcast Cable Channel 14 and Verizon Channel 20, as well as on local television stations. Parents are encouraged to establish emergency procedures with their children ahead of time to prepare for early school closings.

Automated phone calls, text messages, and emails will be sent to parents through the TE All-Call system, powered by SchoolMessenger. Please contact your school’s main office if you need to add or change one of your contact numbers for TE All-Call. Click here to learn more about the TE All-Call system.


PTO Meeting December 5th–All Are Welcome


A district representative will be attending our PTO meeting to provide a redistricting update and answer any questions you might have.

The November meeting of the Hillside PTO takes place Tuesday, December 5th, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the school. Anyone is welcome at the PTO meetings. It’s a great way to learn about what’s going on at school and stay abreast of what’s happening in your children’s lives. You don’t have to be on the PTO board to attend…new faces are always welcome.

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PTO Volunteer Open Positions

The PTO, teachers, and students need your support!  You’re involvement is key so we can continue to enrich your children’s education. Please consider taking a volunteer chair position–many remain vacant! For a detailed description of each role please visit If you are interested please contact Tracy Johnson, 2016-2017 PTO President.

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SAVE THE DATE: Barnes & Noble Fundraiser, Dec. 13

Hillside’s Annual Barnes & Noble Holiday Fundraiser
Shop at the Valley Forge Barnes & Noble from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Hillside PTO will receive a portion of ALL sales! Perfect for holiday shopping or a bite at the Cafe!

FREE gift wrapping available for ANY occasion.

Special performance by 4th Grade Chorus at 7 p.m.!

More details and flyer to follow. Please contact Beth Lee with any questions.


LingoKids – Register Now for Our Winter Session!

Bring the world to your child and register now for LingoKids!

Learning a second language early has so many benefits.
At Hillside classes are offered in Spanish, French, or German on Mondays from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.
The 10-week session will begin on January 22 and end on April 9.
Cost: $160 or $145 for each additional sibling

For more information and to register click here or contact Helena Malarkey.


TESD Diversity Committee

If you were not able to attend the TESD Diversity Committee meeting but are interested in learning what was discussed, you can view the meeting minutes here.


T&E Care 2017 Holiday Drive

Collection ends Friday, November 10
We need your help Hillside Families!

Hillside will be collecting gift cards (Target, Acme, Movies, Wawa etc.) and baggies of all sizes (sandwich, snack, freezer bags, trash) to help local families through the T&E Care Holiday drive.

Look for the collection bin and basket in the main lobby. Click on the flyer for more information.