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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!

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Results of Minutes for Maria

Job well done on the collection for Minutes for Maria.  The children raised $604.71 for Puerto Rico’s hurricane relief.  On Friday, October 20th, the children will receive an extra 6 minutes of recess. We will be sending $664.71 in total. This includes $35 collected for treats at Pizza Bingo and paying the $25 forward after a kind gentleman bought some of our Pizza Bingo prizes.

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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..

To print the flyer click here.

To donate via PayPal click here.

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KidStuff Coupon Book Sale

Hillside is selling valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books filled with hundreds of national, regional, and local coupons for all ages! The KidStuff Book is conveniently organized, offers incredible savings and is sold exclusively through schools! Our school earns 50 percent or more profit for every book we sell! Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book…Remember to keep the book in your car! See flyer for more details.

The sale runs September 18th thru October 2nd.

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Art Goes to School Volunteer Opportunity

Art Goes to School is looking for volunteers!

We have an opening to join the T/E Chapter of Art Goes to School. Our volunteers meet weekly in the fall to learn about our new portfolio of art reproductions and then bring the program to the elementary schools from February to May. We are part of a non-profit organization whose chapters serve 48 school districts throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

If you are interested in learning about art and presenting it in a very dynamic, interactive way to the students, contact Pat Wong Connolly.

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Save the Date for the 2018 Daddy & Daughter Dance

Please save the date of Friday, January 19th, 2018, for Hillside’s Daddy-Daughter Dance. Invitations/ticket sales will be sent in December. A snow date of Friday, January 26th 2018 is on the calendar. More info to follow!

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Hurricane Harvey Donations

Thank you to all the Hillside families and staff that participated in our Hurricane Harvey Donation Drive. Your kind and generous donations will be sorted and sent to three different schools in the Houston area: Mary Hooper’s 5th grade class at North Belt Elementary in Humble, Diederich Lamb’s 3rd grade class at Lamar Elementary in Baytown at Goose Creek Consolidated ISD, and Mariah Martinez’s 5th grade class at Tavola Elementary in New Caney ISD in New Caney.

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New: Automated Attendance Calls and Emails

Beginning this school year, parents/guardians must provide the school with a written excuse explaining why their child was absent within three school days of an absence. Hillside will accept emails from parents’/guardians’ designated email address or hand-written notes. It is important to note that the district will be sending an automated phone call and email when a parent does not send an email to the attendance email (hesattendance@tesd.net) reporting a student is absent. Parents may disregard the call and email if they have already provided a valid excuse to the school’s attendance office by emailing.

Leaving a message on the attendance voicemail (610) 240-1530 is helpful to the attendance office, but an email or note in writing is imperative to not have your child marked as unexcused.