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Thanks for an Awesome Spring Fair! Pictures?

The Hillside PTO Spring Fair committee would like to thank everyone who came to the fair and, especially, everyone who volunteered their time to make the event run smoothly. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Also–if you took any cool photos while you were there, we need them for the yearbook supplement. Please send any pics you are willing to share to Carolyn Noll.  Again, thank you!

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School Board Invites Beaumont, Devon and Hillside Parents to Apply for Elementary Redistricting Committee

The Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board is seeking interested parents of Beaumont, Devon and Hillside Elementary Schools to participate on the Elementary Redistricting Committee. Parents selected for the Committee will serve with School Board representatives and T/E School District staff members.

The primary objective of the Committee is to develop a plan to adjust attendance areas with the goal of balancing elementary enrollment across the District. This, in turn, will allow for equitable distribution of resources and provide for uniform delivery of the District’s Elementary Blueprint for Instruction. Serving on the Committee will require a significant time commitment. There will be one or two meetings held in June 2017 followed by three to four hours of meeting time per week in September, October and November. Meetings will be held during evening hours. Participants will be expected to approach their work on the Committee with impartiality and utmost confidentiality. The deadline to apply for the Ad Hoc Elementary Redistricting Committee is June 2, 2017.

Click here to apply to be on the Elementary Redistricting Committee. 

Click here for background information on the redistricting initiative.

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Hillside Staff Appreciation End of Year Luncheon

Every year the PTO and a group of dedicated parents come together to host an End-of-Year Celebratory Luncheon for the Hillside Faculty and Staff on the last day of school. This luncheon is one more special way for us to thank them for all they do to make Hillside such a special place for our children to grow, develop and learn.

If you would like to help us this year, please click on the sign up link.

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Calling All Volunteers! Hillside PTO Has Positions to Fill

The Hillside PTO would love to have you be a parent volunteer next year! We have many opportunities for you to choose from to enrich your child’s education.

The following positions are vacant and need to be filled. If you have questions before you commit, you can email us at hillsideelempto@gmail.com.

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FLITE Staff Tributes as Excellent End-of-Year Gift

Looking for the perfect end-of-year gift? Consider giving the gift every teacher will love!

FLITE’s Staff Tributes are a wonderful way for parents to recognize the extraordinary effort of T/E’s faculty and staff. By making this tax-deductible donation, you can thank the dedicated individuals who have supported and encouraged your children throughout the school year. Honorees will receive a personalized card notifying them of your donation. Click here for more details.

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School Supply Kits

Why not take advantage of the School Supply Kits approved by our teachers per grade level? Doing so saves time, and the kits will be delivered to school and ready with school packets. The Schoolkidz supply forms will be distributed via your child’s folder this week. The form must be completed and sent to Ina Fricchione c/o PTO via your child’s folder by June 9th. Alternatively, you can complete an online form here (enter account 10957) by June 16th. Please email Ina with any questions or concerns.

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Ad Hoc Committee for Elementary Enrollment Pursues Redistricting

In late April, the Ad Hoc Committee for Elementary Enrollment met to discuss a framework for redistricting, including a timeline, who will perform the work, and who will be involved in the process. The committee also discussed parameters for determining which schools should be considered for redistricting.

At a previous meeting, the committee decided that redistricting elementary students presents the most timely and cost-effective means of addressing the disparity in building population and allows for uniform delivery of the district’s elementary program over the next five years. It also provides the school board with flexibility in case student enrollment shifts significantly going forward.

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It’s Almost Here: Last Day of School

Another amazing year at Hillside is coming to a close. The last day of school for kindergarten classes, both am and pm, will be Tuesday, June 13th. The last day of school for Grades 1 through 4 will be a HALF DAY on Wednesday, June 14th. Thanks for a great year and here’s to an awesome summer for all!