|8/10 5:30pm||New Family Picnic Grades 1-5|
|8/21 2:00-3:30 pm||AM K Popsicle Playdate (Raindate: 8/28)|
|8/21 4:00-5:30 pm||PM K Popsicle Playdate (Raindate: 8/28)|
|8/31||All Schools Open|
|9/1||First day of Kindergarten - Preschool Orientation|
|9/2||First Day of Preschool & KASE|
|9/5||Labor Day (No School)|
|9/7||Back-to-School Night Grades 3, 4 and 5 (6:30pm)|
|9/8||Back-to-School Night, Grades K, 1 and 2 (6:30pm)|
|9/22||Early Release Day K-12 (12:15pm)|
|9/30||Early Release Day K-8 (12:15pm)|
|10/3||Rosh Hashanah - Schools Closed|
|10/10||Columbus Day - Schools Closed|
|10/12||Yom Kippur - Schools Closed|
|10/26||Early Release Day K-12 (12:15pm)|
Since our spring Box Tops contest was such a huge hit, we have decided we would add a new one to the fall with your new classes next year! So, we encourage you to keep clipping and saving those Box Tops all summer so you can be ready for the contest next school year!
Just remember – they cannot be expired! We cannot wait to see which class will be the winner!!!
We know it's a little hard to be thinking about the next school year already... but, we just want to make you aware that the School Toolbox kits are now officially available for purchase.
It's so easy to order school supplies – click, pay and nothing to worry about late August in the back to school rush! Also, this happens to be a fundraiser for the PTC - a portion of the proceeds from your purchase gets donated back to us.
Additionally, for every school supply box you purchase, School Toolbox donates a meal to a hungry child through Feed My Starving Children!
The PTC depends very heavily on parent volunteerism. We are fortunate to have many very dedicated parents who step up each year to run committees, but we are always looking for more help! Below are some great volunteer opportunities we hope you will consider.
Do you remember what it was like to be a new family at Hillside? We have many new families starting this fall who need your advice, help and support! We are looking for volunteers to be buddies for incoming families. The role is relatively simple, but has a great impact for the Hillside community! Please let us know if you are interested in being a buddy to a new family by replying to Clair Windsor and Sarah Docktor.
We need some help writing up press releases and ensuring they get into local papers and other relevant venues for our community events, including the Halloween 5K, the Hillside-Eliot Basketball game, and Spring Carnival. No experience necessary, just a willingness to help. This is not a huge time commitment and can be done on your own schedule.
Our wonderful coordinator, Diane Carr, is moving and we are looking for someone to fill her big shoes. This role is a lot of fun – it involves coordinating community service projects and overseeing the lost and found for Hillside school.
We are looking for ONE parent of rising 5th grader(s) to work with the 5th grade Thank You committee. This committee of students meets monthly and writes thank you letters to local organizations and people who have helped the Hillside community.
The PTC Co-Presidents would love some additional help identifying potential new sources of fundraising revenue for the school. We also need help raising sponsorship dollars to cover the up-front costs of organizing the Halloween 5K event as well as donations for our annual calendar raffle that will be held in the spring. If you have great ideas are a particular strength in soliciting donations, the PTC would love to have you as part of the team!
We have one parent who has stepped up and are looking for a co-chair for this role. If you love making photo books or have experience putting together yearbooks, this is a perfect role for you.
For those that like to plan ahead and consider training for the run, we have already scheduled next year's Halloween Trick or Trot 5K & Monster Fun Run for Sunday, October 23, 2016. And... if you're not going to do the run/walk, consider volunteering - we'll gladly take your help! More information will be sent out in early September, so stay tuned.