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

social-cubeHave you purchased your tickets to Family Dance Night yet?  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. Tickets $5 each, ticket order form is available here or in the school office.


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).


Library Rental Card Fundraiser Starts 3/29

rental-couponsWhat? National Library Week Special Fundraiser!
When? March 29th – April 12th
Why? To raise money for Hillside Elementary PTO and
support our libraries!

Tredyffrin and Paoli Libraries now offer pre-paid rental cards in $5 and $10 increments to rent DVDs, audiobooks and video games. Purchase via our special Fundraising Sale 3/29-4/12, and Hillside PTO will earn 30% of the total. It’s a great way to support the PTO and our local Libraries! Forms are due by 4/12. Click here to download the order form flyer. 

Any questions, please email Allison Keech Sanka.

And don’t forget…


Pizza Book Bingo
Friday, April 8, 6-8pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087

Join us to celebrate National Library Week at Tredyffrin Public Library! Pizza, bingo and prizes make for a fun family night! Winners will have their pick of great new and almost-new adult and children’s books for prizes.

Pizza must be ordered in advance and will be served from 6-6:45pm. Bingo will run from 6:30-8pm. Family pack: $25 for 4 bingo cards, 1 whole cheese pizza and 4 bottled waters. Individual: $8 bingo card/pizza/water. All proceeds  benefit the Tredyffrin Public Library. Space is limited. Register online now!


T/E’s Got Talent – Thurs 3/31

TE-TalentT/E’s Got Talent
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7pm 
CHS Auditorium

Come and see Mr. Haines perform!! See a variety show that will entertain the whole family! The evening will include comedy, music and dance from T/E teachers and staff (elementary, middle and high school). Proceeds benefit ARCH and support future community programs. Tickets are available online and at the door (until we sell out). Click here for the flyer.