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Nominate a Hillside Teacher for Schools with Heart Contest

Does your school have great teachers? How about school spirit? Help your school earn money for fun events and assemblies. All you have to do is nominate your child’s favorite teacher for Citadel’s Heart of Learning Award.
Citadel’s Heart of Learning Award is a teaching excellence award for Chester County teachers. Each year, 15 finalists and three overall winners are selected for their outstanding contribution to the community through teaching. All finalists and winners are honored with an award, cash prizes, and a night of celebration at the annual awards banquet.

Students, parents, teachers, and administrators or anyone in the community can nominate a teacher at CitadelHeartofLearning.com. Nominations are open October 1 through December 31, 2017.

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Back by Popular Demand: Hillside Outing for Villanova Game

Back by Popular Demand!  Come Join Us For Nova’s Last Regular Season Game!

March 3rd at 5:00 PM, Villanova VS. Georgetown

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Tickets are $30 a person.

Order your tickets online using this link: Hillside Elementary School Outing
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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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