Fun Run and Walk Registration Deadline is Near!

runnersRun, don’t walk, the deadline is quickly approaching. October 19, 2015 is the last day to register for the Hillside Family Fun Run and Walk in order to ensure a t-shirt, designed by one of our very own Hillside students. Can’t find your registration form?? Here you go; we’ve got you covered! Any questions, please contact Lisa Nishikawa. Thanks for supporting this fun family event, which helps to fund all of our wonderful PTO programs at Hillside.


3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show Auditions 10/20

shutterstock_133792025The 3rd and 4th Grade Talent show plans are underway! The Talent Show will be on Friday, November 20.

The Audition Date has been confirmed for Oct 20th. At the auditions the committee will be looking at duration (max 3 min), appropriateness and type of act so we can coordinate the details of the show. So even if your act is not completely ready, you can still audition! Here is the form to register.

Oct 14th – Talent Show Registration/Permission Form Due
Oct 16th – Talent Show Music Due
Oct 20th 3:30-5:30 – Talent Show Auditions
Nov 17th 3:30-6:30 – Talent Show Dress Rehersal
Nov 20th 6:30-8:30 – Talent Show

If you have any questions, please contact  Christine Neilon or Kim Zahlaway.


Hillside Spiritwear Sale

Stock up on Hillside Spiritwear this year! There are some new choices and colors for Spiritwear this year, and your kids won’t want to miss out! Plus, the first Friday of every month is school spirit day, and this is a great time to sport Hillside Spiritwear. All profits go directly to our school. View the items and order form here. Orders are due by November 2 and will be delivered home in backpacks. Any questions, please contact Cherie Cremer or Lori Benedict.



More HES Directories Available for Sale

Uh-oh! Did you miss out on the Directory ordering, or decide you want an additional copy of the HES School Directory? Good news – the PTO has a limited number of extra printed copies of the 2015-2016 Directory for sale.

If you would like to order one, (or another), they cost $5 each. To order, please fill out this form and return with payment. Directories are while supplies last, so don’t delay!

Questions? Contact Maria Rick or Michelle Barton. Financial assistance available from the PTO: Please contact guidance counselor Lauren Scott or 610-240-1504.


2nd Annual Hillside PTO Family Walk/Run 1K/5K

Family sport, mother and kids jogging outdoors, running in park2nd Annual Hillside PTO Family Walk/Run 1K/5K
Date: November 8, 2015 (rain or shine) Location: Wilson Farm Park
Time: 8:30 am (1K), 9:00 am (5K) (run or walk either event)

Have fun exercising with Hillside Families & Staff!

All proceeds will support the PTO’s many programs at Hillside including cultural arts, classroom parties and supplies for our school.
Cost: $20 per person, includes a student designed T-shirt!!!

Registration deadline is October 19, 2015 to ensure a t-shirt. Race day registrations will be accepted but cannot be guaranteed a shirt. Download this form to register!


funrunsampleCall for Fun Run T-Shirt Design Submissions!

We need your help designing our Family Fun Run T-shirt—the one all of our participants will be wearing!!

All entries should be submitted in black marker and can fill one standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper.

All submissions are due by October 12, 2015 and can be submitted to the PTO school mailbox in the school office.

Show your Hillside Spirit!! We will announce the winning design at school prior to event day!! More information here.


Pizza Bingo Night – SOLD OUT!



Pizza Bingo is totally sold out!  We cannot accommodate any additional families, and will accept no walk-ins the night of the event. Thank you for all of your interest and support.


Hillside PTO-Sponsored Fall Coffees

5343400656_14e5b95e3c_zFall Coffees are informal get-togethers for Hillside parents to acquaint themselves with other parents in their children’s grades. (We have not been able to hold these in the evenings because of lack of hosts. If you would like to host an evening event, please contact Lori Benedict at Feel free to drop in at your leisure to the homes listed below, and you are encouraged to RSVP so that the host knows how many to expect. (Feel free to let her know if you will be able to bring something as well!)

Kindergarten: Jennifer McKenzie’s House Sept. 22nd 9:30-11
RSVP to obtain address:

1st Grade: Christin King’s House, Sept. 24th, 9:30-11
RSVP to obtain address:


2nd Grade: Kelly Ploszay’s House, Oct. 8th, 9:30-11
RSVP to obtain address:

3rd Grade: Jennifer McKenzie’s house, Sept. 29th, 9:30-11
RSVP to obtain address:

4th Grade: Lori Benedict’s House, September 22nd, 9:30-11
RSVP to obtain address:


After School Clubs at Hillside

Registration for LingoKids still open!
Don’t wait until middle school to expose your child to Spanish, French or German! Classes are offered on Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm with session I starting on September 29. The program provides the opportunity for students to learn a foreign language in a fun, convenient and reasonably priced format and is a great foundation for further second language development.  Cost is $160 for the 10 week session and $145 for each additional sibling. For more information and to register Click Here, email LingoKids or call 484-318-8334.

After School Yoga Club
The fall six-week session occurs on Wednesdays, 9/30-11/4, right after school until 4:30.  Deadline for enrollment is Wednesday, 9/23.  Denise Orsulak from All Kids Yoga will help kids learn how to relax, breathe, stretch, and move through yoga.  This is open to kids K-4th grade, the cost is $95 and includes a yoga mat.  Please contact Denise Orsulak at for more information or to register.

Girl Scouts
Does your daughter want to be a part of a girl scout troop?  We have troops for girls K-4th grade (Daisy through Juniors).  Please contact Denise Orsulak at for more information.  We will need parent volunteers to run the K troops that could start this year.  Most troops meet once a month from 3:30-4:30 after school.


Want to get your after school club or activity listed here and in the Highlights email? Send an email description to with a 2-5 sentence description of your club, start/end dates, meeting time and any fees/costs.