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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.

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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 http://hillsidepto.digitalpto.com. If you are interested please contact Tracy Johnson, 2016-2017 PTO President.

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TESD Diversity Committee

If you were not able to attend the TESD Diversity Committee meeting but are interested in learning what was discussed, you can view the meeting minutes here.

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Friends of Hillside

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                          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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T&E Care 2017 Holiday Drive

Collection ends Friday, November 10
We need your help Hillside Families!

Hillside will be collecting gift cards (Target, Acme, Movies, Wawa etc.) and baggies of all sizes (sandwich, snack, freezer bags, trash) to help local families through the T&E Care Holiday drive.

Look for the collection bin and basket in the main lobby. Click on the flyer for more information.

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Hillside School Store Schedule

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The Hillside School Store is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, staffed by students. The schedule for this week is below:

November 29th – Duke Zdancewicz & Thomas Ploszay (parent Dana Zdancewicz)

December 1st – Ada Walker & Julia Kampf (parent Kate Walker)

 

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New: Automated Attendance Calls and Emails

Beginning this school year, parents/guardians must provide the school with a written excuse explaining why their child was absent within three school days of an absence. Hillside will accept emails from parents’/guardians’ designated email address or hand-written notes. It is important to note that the district will be sending an automated phone call and email when a parent does not send an email to the attendance email (hesattendance@tesd.net) reporting a student is absent. Parents may disregard the call and email if they have already provided a valid excuse to the school’s attendance office by emailing.

Leaving a message on the attendance voicemail (610) 240-1530 is helpful to the attendance office, but an email or note in writing is imperative to not have your child marked as unexcused.

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Welcome Back!

Back to school bus w/ kidsWelcome back! This year, thanks to more talented and helpful volunteers on the Communications team, we will be sending the Hillside Highlights email newsletter WEEKLY! This email newsletter contains important and informational news from the school, the district and PTO. It’s the best way to keep up to date on what’s happening at HES. If you don’t receive it, please sign up for it here.