Candy Donations

The Kindergarten teachers will once again be collecting extra Halloween candy to donate to a homeless shelter in Philadelphia. Students in all grades are welcome to bring their extra candy to the kindergarten hallway between November 1st and November 10th.

Thanks so much for helping us provide a special sweet treat!


Results of Minutes for Maria

Job well done on the collection for Minutes for Maria.  The children raised $604.71 for Puerto Rico’s hurricane relief.  On Friday, October 20th, the children will receive an extra 6 minutes of recess. We will be sending $664.71 in total. This includes $35 collected for treats at Pizza Bingo and paying the $25 forward after a kind gentleman bought some of our Pizza Bingo prizes.


KidStuff Coupon Book Sale

Hillside is selling valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books filled with hundreds of national, regional, and local coupons for all ages! The KidStuff Book is conveniently organized, offers incredible savings and is sold exclusively through schools! Our school earns 50 percent or more profit for every book we sell! Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book…Remember to keep the book in your car! See flyer for more details.

The sale runs September 18th thru October 2nd.


Art Goes to School Volunteer Opportunity

Art Goes to School is looking for volunteers!

We have an opening to join the T/E Chapter of Art Goes to School. Our volunteers meet weekly in the fall to learn about our new portfolio of art reproductions and then bring the program to the elementary schools from February to May. We are part of a non-profit organization whose chapters serve 48 school districts throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

If you are interested in learning about art and presenting it in a very dynamic, interactive way to the students, contact Pat Wong Connolly.


Save the Date for the 2018 Daddy & Daughter Dance

Please save the date of Friday, January 19th, 2018, for Hillside’s Daddy-Daughter Dance. Invitations/ticket sales will be sent in December. A snow date of Friday, January 26th 2018 is on the calendar. More info to follow!


New Pennsylvania Immunization Requirements

New Pennsylvania Immunization Requirements Go Into Effect August 1, 2017

Beginning August 1, 2017, parents will have a significantly shorter time frame to provide proof of vaccination, due to changes in school immunization regulations by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Previously, families may have had up to 8 months to provide proof of immunization. The new regulations require families to provide proof of immunization on or before the first day of school or risk their child’s exclusion. The new regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of preventable diseases.

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Registration Now Open for LingoKids at Hillside

Our award-winning program is based on hands-on and playful learning through games, stories, songs, and crafts—we want your children to have fun while learning a language early!

Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Register now for Spanish, French, or German on Tuesday mornings from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.

Session I: 09/26 – 12/12 (10 weeks)
Cost: $160 (siblings’ discounts available)

View flyer for more details.

For more information visit our website or email us at


Change in Hillside Highlights Newsletter Delivery, Deadlines

Beginning in October 2016, the PTO Communications Committee shifted delivery of the Hillside Highlights newsletter to Sunday afternoons. The decision to change delivery from Wednesday to Sunday was made in hopes that the new schedule will better enable parents to plan for the upcoming week.

To accommodate this change, the deadline for submissions for items to be included in the upcoming week’s Highlights likewise shifts to Tuesdays at 5 p.m. To submit an item for inclusion in the newsletter, please complete this form.