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Ice Skating Social, Next Thursday

Looking for something to do during Winter Conferences?  Join the Hillside PTO for an Ice Skating Social on Thursday, March 2nd from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Snow date Friday, March 3rd, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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Coach Needed for Girls on the Run

Hillside is in need of a parent volunteer to coach Girls on the Run. Please contact Laura Bender at for more information.

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Mark Your Calendar for the Hillside Parent Social

Mark your calendars for the Hillside Parent Social, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Berwyn Tavern, located at 625 Lancaster Avenue.

The PTO Social Committee has been busy planning a great evening called Shamrock Shenanigans.

It’s a fun night to meet up with other Hillside parents and raise money for our school. Watch for details on how to register online to view and bid on the Parent Social Shamrock Auction directly from your phone. You do not need to be at the Parent Social to bid online, however, Hillside exclusive items and teacher experience items will only be available the night of the social.

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Elimination of Property Tax

The school board voted on 1/23/17 unanimously on the resolution that the T/E School District opposes the legislation to eliminate school property taxes. This very same Senate Bill 76 was defeated by one vote in 2015 and will likely come to the floor again this year. The District is looking to make as many parents and community members aware of this legislation and encourages resident involvement in opposing this legislation. For details see the TESD Legislative Alert on the District website. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Wendy Towle, Ad Hoc Legislative Committee Administrative Liaison, (610) 240-1903.

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Upcoming Online Parent-Teacher Conference Registration

Elementary conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, March 1st, through Friday, March 3rd (8:35 to 11:55 a.m., Kindergarten only; 1:15 to 3:35 p.m., K-4). Parents will have the opportunity to schedule a conference with their child’s Core or Math teacher.  Special Area teachers will be available for drop-in conferences.

Conferences can be scheduled online using Home Access Center. While HAC remains open throughout the school year, online conference scheduling will only be available from Friday, February 10th, 10:00 a.m. through Friday, February 17th, 11:59 p.m.  Please call the school’s main office if there are no available conference times for the teacher that you prefer to meet with or if you would like to make any changes after the scheduling window closes.

If you have forgotten your HAC username or password, please follow the link on the HAC homepage to recover your login information.  Parents who do not have internet access or who prefer not to schedule online will still have the option of scheduling by phone by contacting the school’s main office.

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Hillside’s 2nd Annual Pink Day, February 22nd

Wednesday, February 22nd is our 2nd annual Pink Day in honor of Mrs. Paster! Start gathering all of the pink you can find and get ready to pile it on for Pink Day. All who participate are asked to donate $1 to benefit the Rachel Paster’s Helping Hands Cancer Foundation. Last year we raised over $1700 for the foundation!! Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Hillside School Store Is Open!

school-storeThe Hillside School Store is officially open! It will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

School Store volunteers for this week are as follow:

Mon, 2/13 – Hyeshil S., Luke R., Kristen R. (parent)
Wed, 2/15 – Maria S., Justina S., Liz S. (parent)
Fri, 2/17 – Sabrina C., Bryan L., Danyll L. (parent)

 

 

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Thanks from the Parent Social Committee for Theme Basket Donations

The Parent Social Committee would like to give a HUGE shout out to all the families that purchased items on the Amazon wish lists. We are in the process of creating some AMAZING Raffle Baskets. Tickets for your chance to win one of these baskets and more info on all the goodies they contain will be available soon-stay tuned and THANK YOU!!!

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