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.

Read More


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.


Candy Donations

The Kindergarten teachers will once again be collecting extra Halloween candy to donate to a homeless shelter in Philadelphia. Students in all grades are welcome to bring their extra candy to the kindergarten hallway between November 1st and November 10th.

Thanks so much for helping us provide a special sweet treat!


Nominate a Hillside Teacher for Schools with Heart Contest

Does your school have great teachers? How about school spirit? Help your school earn money for fun events and assemblies. All you have to do is nominate your child’s favorite teacher for Citadel’s Heart of Learning Award.
Citadel’s Heart of Learning Award is a teaching excellence award for Chester County teachers. Each year, 15 finalists and three overall winners are selected for their outstanding contribution to the community through teaching. All finalists and winners are honored with an award, cash prizes, and a night of celebration at the annual awards banquet.

Students, parents, teachers, and administrators or anyone in the community can nominate a teacher at Nominations are open October 1 through December 31, 2017.

Read More


Back by Popular Demand: Hillside Outing for Villanova Game

Back by Popular Demand!  Come Join Us For Nova’s Last Regular Season Game!

March 3rd at 5:00 PM, Villanova VS. Georgetown

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Tickets are $30 a person.

Order your tickets online using this link: Hillside Elementary School Outing

Young Rembrandts Drawing Begins!

Back to school is in full swing as we present a bountiful selection of drawings that introduces our students to a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. We say farewell to summer in our detailed still life drawing of a beach. We explore color usage and composition in our silly monster and fire truck drawings. In keeping with the season, our stylized fall leaves drawing challenges our technique and color scheme. Our students will learn cultural themes as they draw and color Kawaii.

Young Rembrandts Drawing will be offered on Thursdays after school at Hillside beginning November 9th and continuing through December 21st.

Please see our website or our flyer for more details.


Ball in the House! A Capella Group Will Rock Hillside! 

Ball in the House will perform for Hillside on Tuesday, November 14th, at 2:15 p.m. All grades are invited.

Ball in the House is five guys, five voices, that’s it. Taking a cappella to the next stage, with vocal drums/beatbox and vocal bass under lush harmonies, they create a sound that’s hard to believe. Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, the Temptations, and Take 6, while incorporating the pop and neo-soul influence of artists like Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, and Pharrell Williams, Ball in the House moves audiences with their music.

Read More


Hillside School Store Schedule


The Hillside School Store is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, staffed by students. The schedule for this week is below:


Monday, November 6 – Danielle Werner & Shea Brader (Parent Elaina Werner)

Wednesday, November 8 –  Finnegan Walsh & Damien Hermans (Parent Bridget Burns Walsh)

Friday, November 10 – Andrew Zhang & Henry Pei (Parent Yu Ling)