Save the Date: Hillside Open House, September 6th

Please mark your calendars for Hillside’s Open House, which will take place on Thursday, September 6th, from 5 to 7 p.m.! This is a great chance to see your child’s classroom, sign up for clubs, and find a PTO activity to volunteer for this year.

If you would like to reserve a display table at the open house, please email Jenna O’Nell.

And remember to bring your wallets! There will be Spiritwear and permission pads available for purchase, but all payments must be made in cash.


Back to School at Hillside: Open House, Curriculum Nights, First Fall PTO Meeting

Back to school bus w/ kidsAs we head into the second week of school, there are lots of upcoming events to put on your calendars if you haven’t already!

Again this year, thanks to more talented and helpful volunteers on the Hillside PTO communications team, we will be sending the Hillside Highlights email newsletter out every week!

This email newsletter contains important news and information from the school, the district, and the PTO. It’s the best way to keep up to date on what’s happening at HES. If you don’t already receive it, please sign up for it here.

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Hillside Fall Coffee Hosts Needed

The Hillside Fall Coffees Committee is looking for parents to host grade-level specific Fall Coffees events! We need at least one parent per grade! If you would be willing to host one of these welcome-back events at your home, please contact Courtney Mollica at (310) 809-5839 before Sept 7th.


Join PTO – Hillside Needs YOU! 

We are looking for volunteers to make next year just as fun-filled and activity-packed as this one. Please contact Natalie Hoffmann to make one of these great positions your own:

President- elect,
Parent Social committee,
Yearbook Sales Manager,
Drama Club,
Chess Club,
BUILD and FLITE liaisons,
Mileage Club co-chair,
Drawing Club,
Talent Show, and
Spring Fair Games chair (shadow).

LingoKids at HES – Register Now! 

Learning a second language early has so many benefits. At Hillside Elementary classes are offered in Spanish, French,or German on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Session I: September 26th to December 12th (10 weeks)
Cost: $200 or $180 for each additional sibling

Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis.

For more information and to register please go to contact Helena Malarkey at [email protected]

Friends of Hillside


                          Friends of Hillside Fundraiser for the 2017-2018 School Year

Year after year, parents of Hillside Elementary students have kindly donated to the Friends of Hillside Fundraiser (formerly the Hawky Campaign). These funds continue to be used for many different activities and items benefiting each and every student at the school. This year, the PTO will use this campaign as the primary fundraiser for Hillside.

We understand that it is sometimes hard as a parent to volunteer your time due to other obligations. Life gets so busy with work, kids, and activities that volunteering can become a burden. In order to reduce the need for some of the time-consuming fundraisers we’ve put on in previous years, the PTO this year is running the Friends of Hillside fundraiser to collect monetary donations from parents. Without this fundraiser and generous donations from parents, the Hillside PTO would lack sufficient funding for all of our great programs.

Each family that contributes to the Friends of Hillside fundraiser will be recognized in the Hillside PTO newsletter as a thank you for your generous donation.

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TE All-Call Reminder

When serious weather conditions or other emergencies make it necessary to close or delay the opening of schools, announcements will be made on the TE All-Call Mass Communication System, the TESD website, the T/E Information Hotline—(610) 240-1970, T/E TV on Comcast Cable Channel 14 and Verizon Channel 20, as well as on local television stations. Parents are encouraged to establish emergency procedures with their children ahead of time to prepare for early school closings.

Automated phone calls, text messages, and emails will be sent to parents through the TE All-Call system, powered by SchoolMessenger. Please contact your school’s main office if you need to add or change one of your contact numbers for TE All-Call. Click here to learn more about the TE All-Call system.


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 chair position–many remain vacant! For a detailed description of each role please visit If you are interested please contact Tracy Johnson, 2016-2017 PTO President.

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