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 position.  Please contact Tracy Johnson, 2016-2017 PTO President if you are interested.

PTO Role Description
 President-Elect 2017-2018  As president you’ll run the monthly PTO meeting, attend the district presidents meeting and assist VP’s and chairs when needed.  You’ll approve the weekly emails to parents and assist the office when needed.
 VP of Fundraising Email chairs monthly prior to PTO meeting to received feedback.  Present updates at the monthly  PTO meeting and help chairs when needed.  1-3 hours of work a month.
 Hillside Highlights Email Coordinator  The Highlights Editor manages the PTO’s weekly email newsletter, Hillside Highlights, and the email list database, all of which is housed in the web-based Constant Contact email program. It is easy to use and training is provided. Content is submitted by the HES community through the PTO website and comes direct by email. The Highlights editor copies and pastes the content into the email, sends tests for Principal and editing approval, then deploys the email. This position requires 1-2 hours per week, can be managed from home, during evenings and/or weekends. It can be split between 2 people if desired.
 Pizza Bingo- 2 Chairs Submit flyer to office, taking ticket/pizza orders, working with our pizza vendor, purchasing drinks and prizes, and organizing volunteers for the evening.
Fun Run- 2 Chairs We will have a new fundraiser this year where we’ll use an outside vendor Apex to run the fun run.  The PTO will need a volunteer to be the go between with the vendor and school.
Parent Social- 2 Chairs Volunteers help determine theme of event, plan raffles and silent auctions, set up and clean up.
School Directory Ads Coordinate the ads that will be placed in the school directory
Handle’s Events Volunteers needed to help organize Hillside Day at Handel’s in early September as well as sell Handel’s Pint Cards in early spring.
KidStuff Coupon Books Volunteers on this committee will assist with tabulating orders and distributing the Kidstuff coupon books.
Box Top Chair Hillside collects General Mills box tops all year and we submit them to the manufacturer for cash.
Spirit Wear Co-Chair Work with vendor on flyers to be sent home, add to highlights and website, collect checks and place orders with vendor.
Welcoming Committee A committee to welcome new families as they enter Hillside during the school year.
Skating Party The Skating Party is a wonderful event for the whole family and a great way for the kids to spend the afternoon on a half-day of school. Chaperones and volunteers to work the door are needed for this event.
Hershey Park Ticket Sales Update flyer to be sent home in book bags.  Collect orders, place order with the park and send home in book bags when received.
Hearts for Hillside Hearts from Hillside is a service project that makes breakfast baskets. Food is collected and assembled at Hillside and then distributed to local families around Valentine’s Day. The hope is to foster awareness of community service among our students. Volunteers are need to help assemble the baskets.
Earth Day Coordinates volunteers to help with Earth Day activities.
Drawing Club Works with vendor to help promote the after school club.
Chess Club Works with vendor to help promote the after school club.
Pride Day This chair coordinates Pride Day volunteers.  Pride Day is the kick off for all guidance lessons throughout the year.  Parents are needed to ensure this day is a success.
Lobby Coordinator The PTO’s gift to the school this year will be a new lobby update.  We’d love to have an interior decorator on board to help with the purchase of the furniture at their cost.

Hillside Spring Fair – 6/3

SpringFairHillside Spring Fair
June 3, 5-8 pm

The countdown is on!!  As in previous years, you are able to pre-order your wristbands and Pizza before the fair.  This is highly recommended to avoid long wait times and lines that night!  If you did not receive your order forms in backpacks this week, please click on these two links to download the forms; WRISTBANDS and PIZZA .

The Spring Fair is always such a huge success due to all the wonderful parent volunteers throughout the evening.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Your classroom spokesperson will be sending emails reminding you to sign up and volunteer your time at one of the games or activities.  To volunteer now, please connect to volunteer spot.

Cake Walk
Lastly, please don’t forget our famous CAKE WALK! We are asking that every family, that attends the fair, to bring a cake, cupcake or cookie tray for our CAKE WALK winners. We have many many winners throughout the night so we need all the cakes you can bring!  If you have any questions regarding the fair, please contact Catherine Gauthier.

Get Dunked
Parents needed for the Dunk Tank at the Spring Fair. Click here for details. Please signup to volunteer. Contact Laura Mills with any questions.


Theme Week Starts 5/9 – Dancing Through the Decades

May 9-13, Contempra Dance Studio will join us for a week long residency where students will be introduced to various styles of Dance Through the Decades. Throughout the week all classes will attend a workshop with Contempra dancers. We will feature one decade per day 50’s-90’s. Each day at lunch recess we will feature a Dance Party! 4th grade parents are invited to watch their children perform Friday May 13th at 9.15am or 2.00pm. Please consider volunteering during the week – signup is here.


Family Dance Night 5/13 – SOLD OUT

social-cubeDANCE NIGHT has SOLD OUT! 

Don’t miss this epic Hillside event on Friday May 13th from 6-8pm in the cafeteria. Put on your dancing shoes to groove with your friends and then strike a pose in our fun inflatable photo booth. Bring the whole family for a fun night out!  Refreshments will be available for purchase at the event.


Spiritwear Order Form – due 4/29



Spring Plant Sale – Forms due 4/26

Annual Spring Plant Sale – Spruce up your garden and support our school this spring with these fantastic flowers! We are using the same supplier as last year since the flowers were such good quality. Get a hanging basket or planter for Mom, delivery will be the Wednesday before Mother’s Day! Order forms are due by April 26th, for pick up of flowers at the school on May 4th. Download the form here.


Young Rembrandts Drawing Club May/June Session

Sign-up now for the next session of Drawing Club. Thursdays 5/5-6/9, 3:20-4:30 pm. See flyer for details and to register.


It’s Handel’s Fun-raiser Time!

Handel's Ice Cream Logo 2014Now you can enjoy a pint of Handel’s ice cream while raising money for Hillside at the same time! From now until Tuesday, April 26 Hillside’s PTO is selling Handel’s Pint Cards for $5.71 each. Each pint card is good for one pint of ice cream, yogurt, or sherbet at Handel’s for up to one year and Hillside receives $2.28 for every pint card sold. Click here to download an order form. Pint cards will be distributed the week of May 2.


HES Yearbook Sales Now – 4/13

Yearbook Sales are now open !!

Order online now or be on the lookout for the flyer in your child’s book bag. They are a soft cover color yearbook. You have the option to have the book personalized and you can add an 8-page color supplement that covers all events through the end of the school year. All orders are due by April 13th.

Yearbook Costs: Book- $22, Personalization- $5, Supplement- $4

Order Online using School ID Code: 12054016


Changes to Regulation 5402 Wellness for Elementary Schools

Changes to Regulation 5402 Wellness for Elementary Schools
Effective immediately

The Policy Committee made changes to Regulation 5402 Wellness for the Elementary schools. Click here for the revised Regulation as posted on the District website.

Key points:

  • NO food is allowed to be brought to Elementary schools in recognition of birthdays, holidays, or celebrations
  • Students may still bring in an individual breakfast, lunch and snack that should NOT be shared
  • Staff members should NOT give out food to students (including lollipops, treats, etc)

No homemade food being shared during the school day is still in effect for all schools K-12 (this section of the Regulation was reorganized to emphasize this restriction).