Camp Fair – New Date – Wed 1/28 5:30-8:30 @Conestoga HS


Are you ready for summer yet? Attend the Main Line Camp Fair to learn all about area camps and summer programs for kids!

Wednesday, January 28 << NEW DATE
Conestoga High School, 200 Irish Rd, Berwyn

Free – Sponsored by Devon Elementary PTO

Representatives from approximately 100 day and overnight camps will be available to answer questions and discuss their programs in detail. Families with children ages preschool – 18 are welcome to attend.


Ice Skating Social – 2/26

ice-skating-girlLooking for something to do during Winter Conferences? Join the Hillside PTO for an Ice Skating Social!!

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015 1:00-2:30 pm (Snow date Saturday, February 28, 2-3:30)

Where: Ice Line Skating Rink, 700 Lawrence Drive, West Chester PA

Price: $4.50 registration plus $1 skate rental if paid in advance, wristbands and tickets will be distributed at school prior to the event; otherwise pay full price the day of at the door.

Please send in the completed registration forms – available here - by Wednesday February 18, 2015, to the PTO mailbox c/o Hillside. Please enclose cash or a check payable to the Hillside PTO. Any questions please contact Lisa Nishikawa.

(Please note: This is not a fundraiser for Hillside Elementary or the PTO – just a fun family event!)


PTO Parent Social 1/30

Parent SocialPTO Parent Social
Friday, January 30th from 7-10pm at The Berwyn Tavern
The 2015 Parent Social is this month! Join us at The Berwyn Tavern on Friday, January 30th from 7-10pm.  Cost is $35 per person pre-paid (checks made payable to Hillside PTO and delivered to PTO mailbox) or $40 per person at the door. The cost includes draft beer, roast beef sandwiches, pasta and salad. This is going to be a fun night and also a great way to support the PTO’s goal of purchasing a new playground for Hillside!  Please contact Darcy McGroarty with any questions.

WANTED: Silent Auction Items for Parent Social
The Parent Social is quickly approaching and we need your help in gathering auction items! Maybe you have a special skill to offer-cooking, yoga, crafting, tutoring? Or a unique item-vacation home, golf foursome, athletic or cultural tickets? Or contacts with a local business? Maybe you are willing to create a themed basket? Colleen Barth or Lori Benedict, auction coordinators, would love to hear from you! All donations are tax deductible.


Nonperishable Breakfast Items Needed for Hearts from Hillside

cereal_bowl_photo (2)Hearts from Hillside
Beginning Monday, January 12, Hillside students, families and faculty are invited to support Hearts from Hillside. This community outreach program asks for donations of non-perishable breakfast food items which are assembled into gift bags and delivered to the local food bank for Valentine’s Day. Ideas for donations include pancake mix, syrup, cereal, oatmeal, tea, coffee, bottled juice, juice boxes, canned fruit, granola bars, hot chocolate, peanut butter, jelly and crackers. Donations may be placed in the bins outside the main office until February 4th.  Thank you for your support!  Please contact Melanie Bradish with any questions.


Save the Date for the Harlem Wizards: 3/20-21

harlem-wizardsMark your calendars – the Harlem Wizards are coming for two shows March 20 & 21 at 7PM! Ticket information is forthcoming – watch your email for announcements. This event to benefit FLITE sells out fast and is always a crowd pleaser! Mark the date on your calendar and find more info here.


Winter Chess Club Stars 1/14

Winter Chess Club begins next Wednesday, January 14th and runs Wednesdays through March 11th, from 3:30 – 4:30.  Visit to sign your son or daughter up for the club. Please click here to download the club flyer, and feel free to contact Samantha Murphy at  if you have any questions.


Hillside Winter Day Camp – Register by 12/23

Hillside Winter Day Camp
Fun! Crafts! Exercise! Friends!
12/29 and 12/30 for Grades K -4 from 9-12 am at Hillside Elementary School
$30 for each half day. Register by 12/23!

Winter camp will be run by Mr. Pechin, our P.E. teacher and Mrs. Braun, our art teacher. Art, Crafts and PE games to fill your child’s winter break with fun! Mr. Pechin and Mrs. Braun will be instructing the children during the ½ day sessions. During each session the children will create one art project and participate in several indoor PE activities. Choose one or both days for maximum energy burn-off!

Download the registration form here.

Be sure to return the completed form by 12/23!


Winter Concert – Thurs 12/18 at 9:30am




The HES Winter Concert is Thursday 12/18 at 9:30am.  Take a break from the holiday errands to enjoy watching the kids perform!