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Parent Social 2016 – Tickets on Sale Now!

Parent Social 2016 
Saturday January 30, 2016
30 Main, Berwyn, 7-10 pm

Q: What’s the Parent Social?

A: A night full of heavy apps, beer and wine, Silent Auction, Wine Pull, teacher raffles, Hover Board Giveaway, Disney raffle, mingling, music and more! Tickets are $50 per person. Order forms went home in backpacks, and can also be found here. Order Forms are due this Friday, January 22. Here is a dinner coupon if you would like to eat at 30 Main that evening you can save 20% off your bill. Please contact Lori Benedict with any questions.

WINE Please!!
We are collecting wine bottle donations for the upcoming Parent Social wine pull. Each wine pull ticket will cost $20 so we ask that your bottle be worth at least $25. We can pick up your donations! Please contact Laura Mills or Heather Mariano with any questions. Thanks!

Help Wanted for the Parent Social
Hillside’s Parent Social 2016 could use some helpers! We are looking for people to take on just a 1/2 hour shift either at the check in desk (7:30-9) or selling raffle tickets (7-9). 30 minutes will fly by and we need to fill all shifts! You can contact Lori Benedict or Shannon David to sign up. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a fabulous event!

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PTO Fundraising Update

Barnes & Noble Fundraiser – a big success!
The Barnes and Noble Fundraiser in December raised over $600 for the PTO! Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

Box Tops for Education
During January, when you purchase 5 participating products at ACME, you will receive a register slip worth 20 Box Tops! Don’t throw out those slips!! Enter the provided codes online or send the slips to school with regular Box Tops. In addition, Box Tops can now be found on Annie’s products. Though not part of the ACME Promotion, Box Tops are on select Annie’s crackers, snacks and mac & cheese! Box Tops can be dropped off at the BTFE display in the HES lobby.

Parent Social 2016
Saturday, January 30th – 30 Main, Berwyn from 7 – 10pm
Parent Social 2016 is approaching! Mark your calendars for this annual event. There will be heavy apps, drinks, Silent Auction, wine pull, music and more! Ticket sales coming out soon, so book your sitters now.

WINE Please!!
We are collecting wine bottle donations for the upcoming Parent Social wine pull. Each wine pull ticket will cost $20 so we ask that your bottle be worth at least $25. We can pick up your donations! Please contact Laura Mills or Heather Mariano with any questions. Thanks!

Spring Fair 2016 – Volunteer Needed
Please consider shadowing the Games & Amusements volunteer. This volunteer is responsible for the tabletop games, inflatables, dunk tank & treats for the Fair. It involves choosing the games & inflatables (fun!), ordering the equipment, & overseeing the volunteers before & during the Fair. Please contact Catherine Gauthier or Laura Mills.

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Cultural Arts Programming Update

Cultural Arts PresentsThese programs are brought to Hillside by the PTO Cultural Arts Committee volunteers with funds raised during the year by the PTO. Interested parents and caregivers are always welcome to attend.

Writers’ Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
9:30 am-11:45am: 3rd and 4th grade classrooms
3rd and 4th grade, each will have (2) 1 hr. sessions
This year we are looking forward to hosting our bi-annual Writer’s Workshop. Nine local writers will come to Hillside for a morning of writing workshops with the 3rd and 4th graders. Two writers will visit each classroom during the morning to teach the “how-to’s” of writing.

The Incredible Chinese Paper Cutting of Hou-Tien Cheng
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
9:00 am-11:45am: Large Group Room
Each 2nd grade class will have a 1/2 hour session
To conclude the 2nd grade’s unit of study of China and in anticipation of Chinese New Year, Master Cheng demonstrates the amazing and ancient art of Chinese Paper Cutting. Master Cheng is one of the most renowned Chinese paper-cutters in the world, and “will create any subject you can think of in paper cuts … quicker than two bites of a cookie.” He will create a work for each 2nd grader to take home. Parents are welcome to visit their child’s classroom during their paper-cutting session to see the demonstration and purchase additional paper-cuttings if they choose.

Betsy Ross: The Story of our Flag with Carol Spacht
Friday, February 5, 2016
1.30- 2.15pm: Large Group Room
4th Grade Classes

Fourth-graders will enjoy a visit with Betsy Ross as she tells The Story of Our Flag. See how the flag evolved and learn about its symbols. The audience participates in George Washington’s visit, and Betsy displays and discusses twelve different colonial flags and shares her secret for making a 5-pointed star. A question and answer session follows.

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Food Drive – Hearts for Hillside – Through 2/8

 

food-driveBeginning January 11, Hillside students and faculty are invited to support Hearts from Hillside. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable breakfast food items, which are to be delivered to the Great Valley Food Cupboard for Valentine’s Day. Donations may be placed in the bins outside the main office until February 8, 2016. Any questions, please contact Melanie Bradish.

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Bricks 4 Kids LEGO Club Starts 1/11

Bricks 4 Kids LEGO Club – Monday Jan 11 to Feb 29

A Pirate’s Quest: Shiver me timbers as we explore the popular culture behind the life of a pirate! Build a motorized pirate ship, a helm and an anchor, as we batten down the hatches and prepare for mutiny. $90 for the 6 week session. Monday Jan 11th to Feb 29th. Time: 3:30-4:30. Register online or call Vanessa at 215-990-9763.

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Main Line Camp Fair – 1/20

Don’t miss the Main Line Camp Fair, sponsored by the Devon Elementary PTO, Wednesday, 1/20 from 5:30-8:30pm at Conestoga High School. (Snow date 1/27.) Representatives from dozens of camps and fun summer activity opportunities will be in attendance. Here’s the full list of camp participants. 

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Kindergarten and New Student Registration for 2016-2017

Kindergarten and new student registration for students who will be entering T/E elementary schools in September 2016 will begin on January 25, 2016.

Registration Dates:
January 25-26 – Beaumont and Hillside Elementary Schools
January 28-29 – Devon, New Eagle and Valley Forge Elementary Schools

Hours for registration for all schools will be from 9:15 am to 11:45 am and from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Questions regarding elementary school attendance boundaries may be directed to the Transportation Department (610) 240-1680. Please see TE District website for additional information on kindergarten registration including age requirements and items needed for registration.

Please share these dates with a friend or neighbor who may not have access to this information.

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Shop Amazon to Support the PTO

The PTO Amazon fundraiser is doing well! Thank you for clicking the links on our site every time you go to shop at Amazon!

Before going to Amazon.com, take a quick detour to the PTO site first and click on any of the Amazon links or banners here on the PTO website before you shop. It takes seconds to do, and Hillside PTO will earn a generous percentage of your order amount, at no cost to you! Shop now at Amazon to support the PTO! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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Math in Focus – Help for Parents of 3rd & 4th Graders 1/5/16

We promise, you’re not the only one feeling confused by your 3rd or 4th grader’s version of long division. Attend the district’s overview of Math in Focus concepts and skills for grades 3 and 4 on January 5 to learn all this and more! This session meets at the T/E Administrative Offices from 5:30-7p on 1/5/16. Download the flyer here.

MIF-2016

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Parent Social – Sat 1/30 at 30 Main

SAVE THE DATEParent Social 2016 is approaching! Mark your calendars for this annual event. There will be heavy apps, drinks, Silent Auction, wine pull, music and more! Ticket sales are coming out soon, so book your sitters now!

Parent Social 2016
Saturday, January 30th
30 Main, Berwyn, 7 – 10pm

WINE Please !!
We are collecting wine bottle donations for the upcoming Parent Social wine pull. Each wine pull ticket will cost $20 so we ask that your bottle be worth at least $25. We can pick up your donations! Please contact Laura Mills or Heather Mariano with any questions. Thanks!

Help Wanted for the Parent Social
Hillside’s Parent Social 2016 could use some helpers! Opportunities include: running the wine pull (easy job. …we can give specific details), donating an item of your choosing, or online at Sign Up Genius, or helping us call local businesses to procure items for the Silent Auction. You can contact Lori Benedict or Shannon David for names of businesses that we plan to contact. Feel free to contact as many or as few as you are comfortable with. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!