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.

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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:

Jan 8 – Danielle Werner & Shea Brader (Parent Elaina Werner)
Jan 10 –  Hope Fogelsanger & Emily Scheer (Parent Sandra Urtishak)
Jan 12 –  Henry Pei and Ryan Ding (Parent Emily Wang)



Ticket Sales Now on Sale for Hillside Daddy-Daughter Dance!

Tickets are now on sale for Hillside’s 2018 Daddy-Daughter Dance, which will take place on Friday, December 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $25 per family. Please please return order form by 1/5/2018. Order form was sent home in folders, but a link to a printable copy is also provided below.

Please contact Karole Hammil with any questions at

We hope to see you there!

For a printable flier and order form, please click here.


Chess Club Registration Now Open

Shining Knights at Hillside Elementary School
Mondays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,  January 22 – March 19, 2018 (skip February 19) All equipment provided.

Chess club is open to all 1st thru 4th graders and all skill levels welcome.

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2018 Main Line Camp Fair, January 24th

The 31st annual Main Line Camp Fair will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, PA. Its publicity efforts focus on campers aged 4 through 18 who are interested in all types of day, overnight, travel, and adventure camps. For more information see the flyer.


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.

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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.


TESD Diversity Committee

If you were not able to attend the TESD Diversity Committee meeting but are interested in learning what was discussed, you can view the meeting minutes here.