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


Book Orders Due for Max Brallier Author Visit!

Book Orders due February 5th

Forms were sent home in backpacks but can also be printed out here. Only books ordered through the school book sale can be signed by Max Brallier when he visits our school on March 6th. Please contact Nicole Scherer at  with any questions.


PTO Meeting February 6th–All Are Welcome


The February meeting of the Hillside PTO takes place Tuesday, February 6th, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the school. Anyone is welcome at the PTO meetings. It’s a great way to learn about what’s going on at school and stay abreast of what’s happening in your children’s lives. You don’t have to be on the PTO board to attend…new faces are always welcome.

Read More


HES Yearbooks On Sale!

Order Deadline is April 13, 2018.

The Hillside Elementary School 2017-2018 Yearbook is on sale!

$23.00 which includes the supplement
$28.00 to have student’s portrait and name on the cover

Read More


Valentine’s Day Party Schedule

The schedule for the class parties on Valentine’s Day parties on Wednesday, February 14th, is as follows:

Kindergarten a.m.: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Kindergarten p.m.: 12:40 to 1:10 pm
1st Grade: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
2nd Grade: 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.
3rd Grade: 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
4th Grade: 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.


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:

School Store Schedule

Mon, Wed, Fri mornings

Feb 5 – Frankie Duffy & Ian Shapiro (Parent Molly Duffy)
Feb 7 – Finnegan Walsh (Parent Bridget Burns Walsh)
Feb 9 – Aubrey DelOrefice & Danielle Werner (Parent Marcy DelOrefice)



TE All-Call Reminder

When serious weather conditions or other emergencies make it necessary to close or delay the opening of schools, announcements will be made on the TE All-Call Mass Communication System, the TESD website, the T/E Information Hotline—(610) 240-1970, T/E TV on Comcast Cable Channel 14 and Verizon Channel 20, as well as on local television stations. Parents are encouraged to establish emergency procedures with their children ahead of time to prepare for early school closings.

Automated phone calls, text messages, and emails will be sent to parents through the TE All-Call system, powered by SchoolMessenger. Please contact your school’s main office if you need to add or change one of your contact numbers for TE All-Call. Click here to learn more about the TE All-Call system.


PTO Volunteer Open Positions

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 chair position–many remain vacant! For a detailed description of each role please visit If you are interested please contact Tracy Johnson, 2016-2017 PTO President.

Read More


LingoKids – Register Now for Our Winter Session!

Bring the world to your child and register now for LingoKids!

Learning a second language early has so many benefits.
At Hillside classes are offered in Spanish, French, or German on Mondays from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.
The 10-week session will begin on January 22 and end on April 9.
Cost: $160 or $145 for each additional sibling

For more information and to register click here or contact Helena Malarkey.