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
10th Annual Holiday Hoopla -- Vendors, Volunteers and Sponsors
Join us for our
PTO Holiday Hoopla, Saturday, December 5th, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00
noon at the school. You won’t want to miss the breakfast with Santa, holiday
entertainment, the kid’s secret shop and the vendor tables, along with fun surprises such as raffles for great prizes
and much more. Watch your child’s folder for the form to order breakfast in
- Are you a vendor interested in participating? Click here for the "2015 One Stop Shop Application".
- Are you a volunteer interested in helping? Click here for the "Volunteer Interest" form.
- Are you a local business looking to support Hillside Elementary? Click here and download the "Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities" flyer.
December Parent's Night Out
Need some time for adult
holiday parties, shopping without the kids, or a long over-due date night? Mark
your calendars for Friday, December 18th for a PTO-Sponsored Parents
Night Out at Super Kicks Karate from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hillside families and
their kids ages 5-12 will enjoy a fun night with a karate class, ninja games,
pizza and a movie. Watch your child’s folder for more information on how to
sign up online for the limited slots available. The cost for kids from one
family will be: $30 for one child, $40 for two children from the same family
and $45 for three or more children from the same family. This is a great deal,
so you’ll want to reserve your spot as soon as we release the registration
Toys for Joy
The Hillside PTO/Family Needs
Network is partnering with Briar Woods Christmas Coalition to collect new toys
for children in our community from pre-school through high school aged. You may
drop off your unwrapped toy in the designated boxes at Hillside through
Grocery Card Link-Up
If you did not get a chance
to provide your Harris Teeter or Giant grocery card numbers to our Grocery Card
Link-Up Chair, Ginger Rogers, please link your cards on-line or in the stores
right away using our codes: Harris Teeter - Hillside ES TIE code is 5196; Giant
code is 03607. We have two fewer grocery stores participating in the program
this year, so we need as many parent cards linked as possible. Thanks for your
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!
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