Spring Raffle Basket Tickets Sales Now Open!

Purchase your raffle tickets today! Price: 1 ticket for $5, 5 tickets for $20, and 10 tickets for $30. Baskets: Arts and Crafts, Beach Time, Lego Superhero, Lego Friends, Outdoor Fun and Family Fun. All proceeds will go towards cultural arts programs brought to Hillside this year. Please click here for the tickets sales flyer. Please contact Tracy Johnson or Emily Phelan with questions. Act fast! Tickets sales end on Wednesday, May 23rd.



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:

Vice President of Membership and School Services
Pizza & Bingo Night Chairperson
Parent Social Committee
Drama Club Coordinator
Handel’s Event Co-Chair
Spring Fair Games Chairperson (shadow)
Facebook Coordinator
Hillside Highlights Administrator
Spirit Wear Co-Chair


Theme Week: CIRCUS! 

May 7th, 9 a.m., Gym: Performance by Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

May 11th, 2 p.m., Gym: 4th Grade Performance

This year Hillside is hosting the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts for our Artist in Residency week. All grades will be participating in workshops throughout the week, in which they will be learning circus skills, encouraging independence, taking risks, and growing confidence. Fourth graders will finish the week by putting on a performance for their parents and other Hillside students, demonstrating the new skills they have learned.

This is a fun and exciting week for our entire Hillside community, and parents are always encouraged to come in and be a part of the fun! PM Kindergarten students and younger siblings are welcome to attend the Monday morning assembly with parents.


Spring Raffle Baskets

Thank you so much to those who contributed to the Spring Raffle Baskets!  The baskets are amazing.  They will be on display at all school events and ticket sales will start May 14th.  The children will also have a chance to see them during lunch.  Please click here for a detailed list of items in each basket.

Please contact  Tracy Johnson or Emily Phelan with any questions.





HES Yearbooks On Sale! Deadline April 13th

Order Deadline is April 13, 2018.

The Hillside Elementary School 2017-2018 Yearbook is on sale!

$23.00 which includes the supplement
$28.00 to have student’s portrait and name on the cover

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Young Rembrandts Spring Cartooning

Begins Thursday, April 26th

Do your kids have cabin fever? We have the remedy: art! In our Spring Cartoon classes, students will create all original drawings using true artistic techniques and fun skills that will awaken their right and left brains! Sign up by April 12th to ensure that we can run the class!


Mileage Club Volunteer Signup

May Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:50 to 11:50 a.m.

Mileage club will be held during recess time. Parent volunteer duties include dotting children’s hands once they complete a lap and recording their totals on a spreadsheet given at the end of recess.

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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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