2nd Annual Hillside PTO Family Walk/Run 1K/5K

Family sport, mother and kids jogging outdoors, running in park2nd Annual Hillside PTO Family Walk/Run 1K/5K
Date: November 8, 2015 (rain or shine) Location: Wilson Farm Park
Time: 8:30 am (1K), 9:00 am (5K) (run or walk either event)

Have fun exercising with Hillside Families & Staff!

All proceeds will support the PTO’s many programs at Hillside including cultural arts, classroom parties and supplies for our school.
Cost: $20 per person, includes a student designed T-shirt!!!

Registration deadline is October 19, 2015 to ensure a t-shirt. Race day registrations will be accepted but cannot be guaranteed a shirt. Download this form to register!


funrunsampleCall for Fun Run T-Shirt Design Submissions!

We need your help designing our Family Fun Run T-shirt—the one all of our participants will be wearing!!

All entries should be submitted in black marker and can fill one standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper.

All submissions are due by October 12, 2015 and can be submitted to the PTO school mailbox in the school office.

Show your Hillside Spirit!! We will announce the winning design at school prior to event day!! More information here.


School Store 4th Grade Student and Parent Volunteers Needed!

shutterstock_113728450Calling all Fourth Grade Students!!

The Hillside School Store will be opening in late September, and YOU can volunteer to help run it!

The Hillside School Store is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We need volunteers to be there from 8:20am-8:50am to open the store and help sell the items. All fourth grade students are eligible to volunteer as a store manager – you’ll need to be punctual, organized, courteous and able to make change. Please note that parents will need to volunteer as well. One parent chaperone is required each morning to help their child and a second student helper.

If you are interested, please fill out this form and return it to school (marked PTO – School Store) by September 14, 2015. You will receive information about your assigned dates via email. The schedule will also be printed in each Hillside Highlights. Please be sure to remember that orchestra, band and chorus have morning practices that may conflict with the school store.


PTO Volunteers Needed!

volunteers-neededAs we approach the start of the 2015-2016 school year (less than a week away! Yikes!) we have some very important volunteer positions that remain unfilled. The following positions need to be filled ASAP:

  • Yearbook chair
  • Yearbook sales manager
  • Directory sub-chairs: sales and ads
  • Spring fair chair
  • Drama club chair
  • Highlights editor

If you have any interest in filling one of these positions please reach out to PTO president Jessica Littleton for more information. We are very thankful for any help you can give!


HES Open House 9/10, 5-7 pm

Hillside’s Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Sept 10th from 5-7 PM. If you would like a table for your after school or extra curricular activity, please contact Jenna O’Nell.


New Playground Set is in!

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Volunteers Needed – Back to School Packets

backtoschoolWe are seeking volunteers to help assemble back to school info packets on August 10th at  9am, at HES. Please email Jessica Littleton  if you would like to help.


Volunteer Clearance Update

Important Notice Regarding Volunteer Clearance Requirements

Thank you for your efforts in getting clearances to volunteer at Hillside. As the result of new amendments to the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) enacted on July 1, 2015, implementation of the requirement for volunteer clearances will not take effect until July 1, 2016. The new amendments include significant changes to the 2014 amendments to the CPSL. Most notably, only volunteers with regular and repeated contact with students and who are responsible for care, supervision, guidance or control of children will need clearances. Additionally, renewal of clearances will now be required every five (5) years rather than every three (3). The District will be communicating further guidance on these new requirements as it becomes available.

We understand that the ongoing and changing state and district mandated changes may cause added confusion for all of us. Please be assured that as soon as we receive any further direction, we will promptly pass it on to you.

Any questions/confusion can be directed to


T&E Care School Supply Drive through 7/26

iStock_000010636360SmallT&E Care school supply drive is on now, through 7/26! This helps families in our district. Visit their site for information on how you can help.