Update on Robotics Club at HES

Thank you for completing the Robotics club survey. We have a high interest in this club and the PTO will be working to form this club as best we can. Please stay tuned for further information.


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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Daisy Girl Scout Troop Forming for Kindergarten Girls

We are looking for any interested kindergarten girls to join a new Girl Scout Troop at Hillside. Parent volunteers are also needed to help run the troop. For more information on joining and/or volunteering, please refer to the GS website or contact Lianne Lofgren.

Friday Fun Nights Hosted by TESD P.E. Teachers!

Date: 12/14
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Location: T/E Middle School
Cost: $30
Who: Students Grades 1-4

What: Children enjoy playing their favorite P.E. games, eating pizza for dinner, and finishing the night with a quiet movie or a game while parents enjoy the opportunity for a Friday night to themselves!

Visit our website to register or for more information


Fall Deadline: Turn in Your Box Tops Now

Check your cupboards and fridge…the fall submission deadline is almost here! All Box Tops submitted by our school by the deadline of November 1st will count toward our fall earnings check. Please send in your Box Tops to school by October 31st. Any Box Tops turned in after this date will count towards our school’s next earnings check! Thank you for clipping BTFE!


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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Automated Attendance Calls and Emails

Parents/guardians are required to provide the school with a written excuse explaining why their child was absent within three school days of an absence. This is part of a new policy enacted last school year.

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 ([email protected]) 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.