Last Chance to Enroll Kids in Yoga Club

Parents, you have one last chance to have your kids learn some calming yoga techniques and poses. Yoga Club will run for five weeks after school, on Mondays from April 24th to May 22nd, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The club is for K-4th graders. Mats will be provided if you do not have one already. Please fill out the attached intake. Payments can be made online via credit card. Contact Denise Orsulak or (267) 226-7767 for more info.


Second Chance Auction: Bid on Unsold Items from PTO Shamrock Social

Thank you ALL for being a part of our first online auction! Thanks to you, our Parent Social fundraising efforts extended from our actual event through the entire school community. Whether you were bidding at the Berwyn Tavern or from home, we greatly appreciate all the support! For those of you who attended, thanks for coming out for a fun night.

There were only a few items that went unsold, we have relisted at reduced starting bids along with three Hillside teacher raffles that did not have parents in attendance at the Social. You made bid on all of these items until Saturday, March 25th.

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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.

A form came home with students last week with vacant positions, which you can fill out and return to express your interest. If you have questions before you commit, you can email us at Also please consider attending our next meeting on April 19th at 9:15 a.m.

Available Positions:

Board Positions

  • President
  • Vice President or President-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • VP Social Functions


  • Drawing Club
  • Chess Club
  • Mileage Club Co-Chairs


  • Book Fair, 3 chairs
  • Auction, 2 to 5 chairs
  • KidStuff Coupon Book
  • Barnes and Nobel Day


  • Permission Pads
  • School Store Scheduler (4th-grade parent)
  • Field Day
  • Health Screenings (medical professional preferred)

Social Functions

  • New Student Orientation
  • New Family Tours
  • Staff Breakfast
  • Sunshine Committee
  • Father Daughter Dance
  • 4th Grade Celebration and Graduation, 2 to 4 chairs

Cultural Arts

  • Theme Week, 2 chairs

Registration Open for Spring Chess Club

Register now for Shining Knights Chess Club. It will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays from March 30th through May 25th. It is open to students in first through fourth grades. All levels welcome! See the attached flyer for registration.

For more information about Shining Knights, visit their website at or view the flyer.


T&E Care’s 6th Annual Kids Clothing Event

Hillside will once again be collecting for the T&E Care Kids Clothing Event. Please donate all new or gently used clean clothing.

  • clean clothes for infants through teens
  • gently used shoes and boots
  • coats, hats, gloves

Items not accepted:

  • adult clothing
  • toys
  • bathing suits or underwear
  • socks
  • shirts with camp or youth sports teams logos.

Donations will be accepted from Wednesday, March 15th, through Friday, March 24th, in the Hillside Lobby.

View flyer for more details.


Elimination of Property Tax

The school board voted on 1/23/17 unanimously on the resolution that the T/E School District opposes the legislation to eliminate school property taxes. This very same Senate Bill 76 was defeated by one vote in 2015 and will likely come to the floor again this year. The District is looking to make as many parents and community members aware of this legislation and encourages resident involvement in opposing this legislation. For details see the TESD Legislative Alert on the District website. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Wendy Towle, Ad Hoc Legislative Committee Administrative Liaison, (610) 240-1903.


Hillside School Store Is Open!

school-storeThe Hillside School Store is officially open! It will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

School Store volunteers for this week are as follow:

Mon, 3/20 – Hayden L., Luke R., Kristen R. (parent)
Wed, 3/22 – Ella B., Sabrina, Andy or Kim Co. (parent)
Fri, 3/24 – Bryan L., Owen W., Danyll L.(parent)




In Case You Missed It — Latest PTO Newsletter

The latest issue of the PTO Newsletter came home in backpacks last week. In case you missed it, get the electronic version here. If you have any questions, contact  Tracy Johnson.