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T&E Care Holiday Drive – Cleaning Supplies Needed

Believe it or not, it’s once again time for the T&E Care Holiday Drive!  This is a wonderful opportunity to support a local organization helping local families.  Each school is doing a themed drive – Hillside’s is CLEANING SUPPLIES! Please bring in a donation to the school lobby (maybe when visiting the Book Fair) anytime this week 10/27-10/31.

Suggestions:  SOS pads, kitchen soap, sponges, hand wipes, Lysol or similar, Soft Scrub, 409, toilet cleaner, glass cleaner, furniture polish, laundry soap, stain remover, bleach, Lysol wipes. Just please NO Dishwasher detergent. Contact Pam Emel or Bernie Logan with any questions.

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Book Fair 10/28-10/31

The Hillside Elementary Book Fair is Tuesday 10/28 – Friday 10/31, open during school hours. Students can bring money in to shop during recess time, and parents are welcome all day. You can also shop at the Online Book Fair, if you aren’t able to make it into school during Book Fair Hours.

Either way, it’s a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping started early, and support the school! Download and print the Book Fair information flyer and schedule here.

Special Event Book Fair Days

Grandparents’ Day – Wed 10/29 11:05-1:10. Grandparents or a Special Guest are invited to join their buddy for lunch (feel free to bring a lunch) during the appropriate lunch time, and to peruse the Book Fair with their child. Download and print the Book Fair information flyer and schedule here.

Donuts with Dad/Book Fair Shopping for Kindergarten/1st Grade - Thu 10/30 8:00-8:45.  (NOTE: If you would like to attend Donuts with Dad but your assigned day isn’t convenient, feel free to come on the other day.) More info.

Donuts with Dad/Book Fair Shopping for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades - Fri 10/31 8:00-8:45 . (NOTE: If you would like to attend Donuts with Dad but your assigned day isn’t convenient, feel free to come on the other day.) More info.

Volunteer at the Book Fair
There are still volunteer opportunities available, and we still need some breakfast contributions for the teacher preview day breakfast.  Please sign up here.

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Girls’ Basketball Clinic 11/4 – Grades 2-4

Attention Girls Grades 2-4! Looking for something fun to do on Election Day, when you’re off from school?

Sign up for the Girls’ Basketball Clinic, hosted by the Conestoga Girls Basketball Team, held at Valley Forge Middle school gym (back entrance) on 11/4 from 10a-12p. Attendees will also get a t-shirt! Cost is $30 for preregistration, or $35 at the door. Reserve your spot now – download, print, complete and send in this form. Deadline for preregistration by mail is 10/31.

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Hillside Fun Run 11/2 – Time to Register!

runnersThe fun run is the PTO’s big fall family event, taking place at Wilson Farm Park on Sunday, November 2 – 8:30 am for the 1K, 9:00 for the 5k – run or walk. You can register to participate by downloading the form here. Registration is $20 per person, which goes toward our goal of $10,000 to replace one of the playground equipment structures on the Hillside playground.

Every student has a fundraising page for the race at hillside.myfunrun.com. Search by first name for your student’s fundraising page, and share with family and friends to raise more funds for the school. Additionally, here is a paper form for taking offline (cash, check) pledges.

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Friday 10/17: Pride Day

This school-wide activity day mixes up all of the grades and has them working together on team and community-building activities. Wear Hillside Spiritwear and show your Hillside pride!

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Cultural Arts Calendar – Just Posted!

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Check out the full list of all Hillside Elementary School Cultural Arts programs for the 2014-2015 school year. Remember, all parents and student caregivers are invited to attend Cultural Arts events!

The Hillside PTO Cultural Arts Committee is run by parent volunteers and is funded by monies raised by the PTO throughout the year as well as donations to the Hawky Fund.

The Cultural Arts Committee, with input from faculty and staff, schedules and facilitates programs that supplement and enrich Hillside’s curriculum.  A full schedule of live performances and interactive workshops enhance the students’ knowledge of music, the fine arts, literature, history, science, and performance. See the schedule.

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Walk to School Day – Wed 10/8

Hillside Elementary School will be participating in Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 8th. Join us for a beautiful Fall morning walk to school to encourage healthy, active habits!

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Last Call for the Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest!

Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest – Deadline Tuesday 9/30

Attention all student artists – we need your help in designing our First Hillside PTO Family Fun Run t-shirt! Your design could be worn by all race participants!

Create your design in black marker only, and the design should fill one standard 8.5×11″ piece of paper. Submit your design by this Tuesday, September 30 to the PTO school mailbox via your school homework folder. The winner will be announced at school, prior to race day.

And be sure to sign up for the Fun Run, taking place at Wilson Farm Park on November 2. Download, print and complete the signup form and return in your homework folder to your teacher.

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Pizza Bingo Night – Friday 10/10

This year Pizza Bingo moves BACK TO HILLSIDE! We are looking forward to a FUN night with Phil’s Famous pizza and prizes!! 

To purchase tickets, download, complete, detach this reservation form. Please return the form and payment to school in an envelope marked “PTO – Pizza Bingo”.  Make checks payable to Hillside PTO.  No forms for pizza purchasing can be accepted after Monday, October 6.  You may purchase Bingo cards and drinks at the door.

Check-in will be at the door. Food vouchers WILL NOT be sent home via school mail. When you check in at the door, we’ll have the list of pre-paid pizza orders. You must pre-order pizza. Only drinks and Bingo cards will be available for purchase at the door.

Would you like to help with Pizza Bingo Night?? We are looking for volunteers – let us know!

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Live Theater at HES 9/29

Cultural Arts Presents: The Fisherman and the Flounder

Monday, September 29th from 9:15am-10:05am, HES Cafetorium

The Enchantment Theatre Company will captivate Kindergarten through 4th grade with their imaginative re-telling of the classic Grimm’s fairy tale, The Fisherman and the Flounder.  The performance will use a unique combination of art–including masked actors, magic and illusion, puppets, mime and original music– to challenge and inspire the students.

This program is brought to Hillside by the PTO Cultural Arts Committee volunteers with funds raised during the year by the PTO. As with all Cultural Arts programs, interested parents and caregivers are welcome to attend. 

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Curriculum Night & Evening Parent Meetup

Curriculum Night

Grades 1 and 2 Curriculum Night is this coming Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 and Grades 3 and 4 is next Tuesday, September 23rd.

Berwyn Tavern Parent Meetup

Want to meet parents in your children’s grades, but you can’t make it to the morning Fall Coffees? (Or you did make it and want more?!) The PTO has organized another opportunity for you to meet fellow Hillside parents! Meet your children’s grade’s parents immediately after your Curriculum Night at the Berwyn Tavern (Lancaster Ave next to the Berwyn Train Station)! This is not a formally organized event; simply come and go as you wish.

Hope you see you out afterwards!

*This information will not be coming home in backpacks, so please spread the word!*

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Order Extra Hillside Directories by 9/24

Your child has a playdate with his friend and you’re running late, but where’s that directory when you need it?!  Purchase extra directories for your office and car – just $5 for each additional copy.

Please make checks out to Hillside PTO and return with the completed form, which you may download here, in an envelope marked “PTO: Additional Directories – Michelle Barton” Order forms are due by Wednesday, 9/24.

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Amazon.com

Are you an Amazon shopper? Well, now any purchase you make on Amazon can help us earn money for the PTO. Our PTO has just signed up for the Amazon Associates program. Through this program, the PTO will receive part of the funds on every purchase you make, just by going through the links on the PTO website.

After you click through to Amazon.com from our PTO website, make your purchase as you normally would – there is nothing else you need to do. Just make sure you start every Amazon shopping session this way and you’ll help raise money for the PTO.


*Hillside PTO is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.*

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Fun Run and T-Shirt Design Contest

Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest – Deadline 9/30

Attention all student artists – we need your help in designing our First Hillside PTO Family Fun Run t-shirt! Your design could be worn by all race participants!

Create your design in black marker only, and the design should fill one standard 8.5×11″ piece of paper. Submit your design by September 30 to the PTO school mailbox via your school homework folder. The winner will be announced at school, prior to race day.

 

 

Register for the Fun Run!

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The fun run is the PTO’s big fall fundraiser, taking place at Wilson Farm Park on Sunday, November 2 – 8:30 am for the 1K, 9:00 for the 5k – Run or Walk. You can register to participate in this kid-friendly 5k /1k walk/run by downloading the form here. Registration is $20 per person, which goes toward our goal of $10,000 for cultural arts programs and new playground equipment.

Every student has a fundraising page for the race at hillside.myfunrun.com. Search by first name for your student’s fundraising page, and share with family and friends to raise more funds for the school. Additionally, here is a paper form for taking offline (cash, check) pledges.

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Handel’s Spirit Day – Monday 9/15, 4-7pm

Handel's Ice Cream Logo 2014Don’t miss out on Hillside’s first fundraiser event of the school year: Spirit Day at Handel’s Ice Cream, 576 Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn. Stop by to see who the surprise scoopers and servers will be! The event runs from 4-7pm on Monday September 15, and 20% of sales will go to Hillside Elementary. Be sure to mention the fundraiser when you place your order, and print out and bring this flyer with you on Handel’s Spirit Day.