PTO Open Positions

We Need You

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 position.  Please contact Tracy Johnson, 2016-2017 PTO President, if you are interested.

PTO Role Description
 President-Elect 2017-2018  As president you’ll run the monthly PTO meeting, attend the district presidents meeting and assist VP’s and chairs when needed.  You’ll approve the weekly emails to parents and assist the office when needed.
 Pizza Bingo- 1 Chair Submit flyer to office, taking ticket/pizza orders, working with our pizza vendor, purchasing drinks and prizes, and organizing volunteers for the evening.
Auction- 2 Chairs Volunteers help determine theme of event, plan raffles and silent auctions, set up and clean up.
Spring Fair Chair This is one of our biggest fundraiser of the school year. There are a number of committees that coordinate the evening. Volunteers are needed to help with the Amusement, Food, Games, Prizes, Raffle, Publicity, Bake Fair, and Volunteer coordination. A large number of volunteers are needed. This is the biggest single day event at Hillside and it is a great way to meet people, raise money and have a lot of fun.
School Directory Ad Sales Coordinate the ads that will be placed in the school directory
Handel’s Events Volunteers needed to help organize Hillside Day at Handel’s in early September as well as sell Handel’s Pint Cards in early spring.
KidStuff Coupon Books Volunteers on this committee will assist with tabulating orders and distributing the Kidstuff coupon books.
Open House Chair For our open house in September this chair coordinate the tables with vendors and be there the night of the event if any problems arise.
Skating Party The Skating Party is a wonderful event for the whole family and a great way for the kids to spend the afternoon on a half-day of school. Chaperones and volunteers to work the door are needed for this event.
Earth Day Coordinates volunteers to help with Earth Day activities.
Drawing Club Works with vendor to help promote the after school club.
Chess Club Works with vendor to help promote the after school club.
Pride Day This chair coordinates Pride Day volunteers.  Pride Day is the kick off for all guidance lessons throughout the year.  Parents are needed to ensure this day is a success.
Lobby Coordinator The PTO’s gift to the school this year will be a new lobby update.  We’d love to have an interior decorator on board to help with the purchase of the furniture at their cost.

2016-2017 Orchestra, Band and Chorus Info

shutterstock_133792025Have you signed up your 3rd or 4th grader for instrument lessons, orchestra, band and/or chorus for 2016-2017? You can learn all about it and sign up here. Info to rent instruments and items needed to participate is on this flyer here.


Volunteer Clearances 2016-2017

Please read this document regarding volunteer clearances for 2016-2017.


Spring Plant Sale – Forms due 4/26

Annual Spring Plant Sale – Spruce up your garden and support our school this spring with these fantastic flowers! We are using the same supplier as last year since the flowers were such good quality. Get a hanging basket or planter for Mom, delivery will be the Wednesday before Mother’s Day! Order forms are due by April 26th, for pick up of flowers at the school on May 4th. Download the form here.


Young Rembrandts Drawing Club May/June Session

Sign-up now for the next session of Drawing Club. Thursdays 5/5-6/9, 3:20-4:30 pm. See flyer for details and to register.


It’s Handel’s Fun-raiser Time!

Handel's Ice Cream Logo 2014Now you can enjoy a pint of Handel’s ice cream while raising money for Hillside at the same time! From now until Tuesday, April 26 Hillside’s PTO is selling Handel’s Pint Cards for $5.71 each. Each pint card is good for one pint of ice cream, yogurt, or sherbet at Handel’s for up to one year and Hillside receives $2.28 for every pint card sold. Click here to download an order form. Pint cards will be distributed the week of May 2.


Changes to Regulation 5402 Wellness for Elementary Schools

Changes to Regulation 5402 Wellness for Elementary Schools
Effective immediately

The Policy Committee made changes to Regulation 5402 Wellness for the Elementary schools. Click here for the revised Regulation as posted on the District website.

Key points:

  • NO food is allowed to be brought to Elementary schools in recognition of birthdays, holidays, or celebrations
  • Students may still bring in an individual breakfast, lunch and snack that should NOT be shared
  • Staff members should NOT give out food to students (including lollipops, treats, etc)

No homemade food being shared during the school day is still in effect for all schools K-12 (this section of the Regulation was reorganized to emphasize this restriction).


Library Rental Card Fundraiser Starts 3/29

rental-couponsWhat? National Library Week Special Fundraiser!
When? March 29th – April 12th
Why? To raise money for Hillside Elementary PTO and
support our libraries!

Tredyffrin and Paoli Libraries now offer pre-paid rental cards in $5 and $10 increments to rent DVDs, audiobooks and video games. Purchase via our special Fundraising Sale 3/29-4/12, and Hillside PTO will earn 30% of the total. It’s a great way to support the PTO and our local Libraries! Forms are due by 4/12. Click here to download the order form flyer. 

Any questions, please email Allison Keech Sanka.

And don’t forget…


Pizza Book Bingo
Friday, April 8, 6-8pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087

Join us to celebrate National Library Week at Tredyffrin Public Library! Pizza, bingo and prizes make for a fun family night! Winners will have their pick of great new and almost-new adult and children’s books for prizes.

Pizza must be ordered in advance and will be served from 6-6:45pm. Bingo will run from 6:30-8pm. Family pack: $25 for 4 bingo cards, 1 whole cheese pizza and 4 bottled waters. Individual: $8 bingo card/pizza/water. All proceeds  benefit the Tredyffrin Public Library. Space is limited. Register online now!


T/E’s Got Talent – Thurs 3/31

TE-TalentT/E’s Got Talent
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7pm 
CHS Auditorium

Come and see Mr. Haines perform!! See a variety show that will entertain the whole family! The evening will include comedy, music and dance from T/E teachers and staff (elementary, middle and high school). Proceeds benefit ARCH and support future community programs. Tickets are available online and at the door (until we sell out). Click here for the flyer.


Harlem Wizards 4/15

harlem-wizardsT/E FLITE Crew vs. HARLEM WIZARDS 
Friday, April 15, 2016, 6pm
Conestoga High School

The Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown (FLITE) has invited the Harlem Wizards to return to play a team of T/E teachers, administrators, and students. This popular community basketball event raises money to support FLITE-funded programs in our School District. Tickets available online only. Click here for the flyer.