Clubs & Events

The PTO sponsors many events and after-school clubs for students throughout the year. Following is a list of events and clubs. Please see the Cultural Arts Page for a full list of upcoming special programming and events.

After-School Clubs, Spring 2018

  • New Club: Hillside Helping Hands
    Wednesdays, January 10th through February 14th

    Hillside‘s Helping Hands is a new, after-school volunteering club that will be starting in January! Help plant the seed of giving back to others in your kids, and sign them up for this six-week after-school club open to all grades. We will talk about what it means to volunteer, do service projects, and brainstorm ideas for projects together at our first meeting. One to two small service projects will be completed per session. Contact Nicole Scherer 703-599-6568 or see the flyer for more information. There is no fee to sign up, but kids may be asked to donate or contribute $5-10 of materials for projects.

  • LingoKids Club 
    Mondays, January 22nd to April 9th, 7:45 to 8:30 am

    Learning a second language early has so many benefits.

    At Hillside Elementary classes are offered in Spanish, French, or German on Mondays for 10 weeks beginning January 22nd. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis. Cost: $160 or $145 for each additional sibling.

    For more information and to register go to or contact us at [email protected]

  • Lego Club – Bricks for Science

    Wednesdays, January 17th through February 21st
    Calling all future scientists! Come learn, build and experiment with us! Our budding astronomers, meteorologists, zoologists, and inventors will learn about space, weather, animals, and more! We’ll build all sorts of awesome scientific models and gadgets that are sure to spark both imagination and intellect. If you just can’t get enough of hands-on science fun, then you won’t want to miss out on our World of Science unit! Register online or see flyer for more details. Session cost: $90

  • Chess
    Mondays, January 22nd through March 19th
    Chess Club winter session registration is open. Shining Knights will run classes after school on Mondays starting January 22nd. Please see the attached flyer for more info re sign-ups or email [email protected] with questions.


Upcoming Events, 2017-2018

New events will be added as the year goes on!

National Walk to School Day, October 4th
Pizza Bingo, October 6th, 6 to 8 p.m., Hillside Cafeteria
Book Fair 10/31-11/4 (PTO Fundraising Event)
Halloween Parades and Parties, 10/31 (9:45 to 10:15 a.m. for K(AM), Grades 1 and 2; 1 to 1:30 p.m. for K(PM), Grades 3 and 4; parties to follow in individual classrooms after parades)


Barnes & Noble Day (PTO Fundraising Event)



Book Fair 3/13-3/17 (PTO Fundraising Event)
Plant Sale (PTO Fundraising Event)

Handel’s Pint Card Sale (PTO Fundraising Event)


Spring Fair (PTO Fundraising Event)
Staples SchoolKidz Kits (PTO Fundraising Event)