WELCOME! As part of a long tradition of success, Hillside’s PTO organizes and funds a robust slate of PTO-Sponsored events, programs, services, community-building and outreach programs that directly benefit all Hillside students and staff each year. This year is no exception. In fact, we have added several new programs to the 2015-2016 line-up that exemplify our commitment to ENGAGE, ENRICH and EXTEND the educational experience for all students, parents and staff members. Being inclusive, welcoming, supportive and open are the values that strengthen communities and validate everyone’s important contributions. With the responsibility and privilege of serving as this year’s PTO co-presidents, our aim to ensure that these values are at the forefront in all that we do and we hope they will continue to guide the PTO’s efforts in the years ahead. Our children, families and the Hillside staff deserve it! -- Carol Williams-Nickelson and David Nickelson, PTO Co-Presidents
Order deadline extended!
Scrip -- Our New Free Money Fundraiser for Hillside Elementary!
We are engaging in a new fundraiser to help support various PTO activities for Hillside. The program is Shop with Scrip. Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for Hillside just by making everyday and special/holiday purchases. Click here to learn more and register. Hurry! First orders now due this Friday, October 9th!
Next Hillside PTO Board Meeting -- Thursday, Oct. 8, 2:50 - 3:50 PM
The Hillside PTO Board meets the second Thursday of each month throughout the school year. Meetings are held in the Library at Hillside Elementary School and are open to the public. To accommodate busy schedules and include as many parents as possible, meetings alternate between after school and evenings. Click here for a complete list of meeting dates and times, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes. We hope to see you there!
Join us for our monthly Restaurant Night Fundraiser at Burger21, Ashburn Station!
Join your friends and family at a great fundraising event at Burger21, in Ashburn Station. Burger21 will generously return 15% of your purchase price back to Hillside! Come on out and join us for a delicious and Hawktastic event!
2015 Fall Fun Run/Walk, Wednesday, Oct. 21st (After School)
What: Fun run/walk fundraiser!
When: After school Wednesday, Oct. 21
How to Enter: Check your email for an invitation, or click here to add your child to the participant list here.
Contribute to our Hawk Campaign -- Help build a "Hawk's Nest" for our students and faculty!
PTO Back to School Information Packet (2015 - 2016)
As in past years, the PTO Hawk Campaign funds special projects or programs and a $60 donation is suggested for each family. This year, we'd like fulfill a wish of the school's administration by building a "Hawks Nest" for the playground -- a landscaped shade structure with a picnic table and benches. Donations to the Hawk Campaign will also support many of this year's new PTO programs, such as an additional all-student cultural assembly, family dance night, support for Hillside children and families in need, the food recovery program, and much more. Your generosity is very
Contribute directly to our 2015-2016 Hawk Fundraising Campaign when you pay your membership dues!
Click here to download a PDF of the full Hillside PTO Back to School introductory materials; everything you need to get organized and prepared to support PTO activities for the new school year. Hard copies of this packet were distributed to all families who attended the Aug. 27th Hillside "Back to School Night" or were sent home with all students the first week of school
Please Join the Hillside PTO!
Please join the Hillside PTO to ensure that we can continue to provide educational enrichment activities for our children and programs that strengthen our parent-teacher community.
The $20 annual family membership fee supplements the main source of PTO revenue that is generated by fundraising activities during the year. The PTO budget is allocated to a wide variety of PTO-sponsored events and services that would not be possible otherwise, and that directly benefit ALL of our children, our families and the faculty.
Show your HAWK PRIDE by displaying our Hillside PTO car magnet that you will receive free when you join the PTO. (One magnet per family. Additional magnets are available for purchase in the Spirit Store.)
Thank you for your support! We are looking forward to a great year getting to know you and supporting Hillside.
-- Carol Williams Nickelson and David Nickelson, Hillside PTO Co-Presidents
Calling all Volunteers!
Please help us by signing up to serve as a PTO Committee Chair, Member or just volunteering to help at a PTO event or a school function!