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!*


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.


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 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*


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!


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 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.


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.



September 2014 Dates to Remember


  • First PTO meeting–all welcome – Sept. 10th, 9:15 at HES
  • Open House – Sept. 11th, 5:00; a time to come to school with your children (no teachers present)
  • Health Screenings – Sept. 16th
  • Gr. 1 and 2 Curriculum Night – Sept. 17th, 6:30; a time for parents to come without students (teachers present)
  • Gr. 3 and 4 Curriculum Night – Sept. 23rd, 6:30; a time for parents to come without students (teachers present)
  • Picture Day – Sept. 24th
  • No School – Sept. 25th




Hillside Elementary School

hillsidebuildingA Message from the Hillside PTO

We are Bucket-fillers!  The objective of the Hillside PTO is to support and enhance the educational, cultural and social environment at Hillside Elementary School.  The goals of the PTO are to sponsor many special events and activities for our children and to raise funds to provide enhancements to our school.  Special events include Cultural Arts Assemblies and Theme Week, After School Clubs, Chess Club, the Fourth Grade Celebration Party, class parties, Mileage Club, Watch Dog Dads and Family socials – to name a few.  Past enhancements have included a cafeteria sound system, Smart Boards for classrooms, framed artwork from the Art Goes to School program, a rock wall for the gym, Hillside School sign, fans for the gym and various beautification projects for the property.

Revenue to support the above and other programs is generated through PTO fund raising activities.  Our primary goal is to support our students.  If you would like to get involved in the PTO, lets us know!  Look for the PTO officers for 2014/2015 and contact the chair people of the activities that interests you most.  PTO Meetings are held monthly and all are welcome!

Thank you, in advance, for your support of the PTO and our young minds!

See you soon ~