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
Hershey Park - Discount Tickets for Hillside Families
It's never too early to plan a summer getaway! Plan a trip to Hershey Park this summer and purchase discount tickets through the Hillside PTO -- you'll save money and support our school all at the same time!
- Order tickets now through March 25th, 2016.
- Tickets will be delivered the week of April 18th or earlier.
- (Families must sign out their pre-purchased tickets upon delivery).
- Regular tickets purchased through this discount program are valid
- April 29-July 31, 2016.
- (Junior & Senior tickets are valid all season.
Family Dance Night and Silent Auction - Friday, Feb. 19th!
DJ and Concessions (Sponsored by NOVA Children’s Dentistry). Know a local business willing to donate an item or service for the silent auction? If so, please contact Rosie Mirick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillside Skate Night at Ashburn Ice House! - Saturday, Feb. 27th!
The rink will be reserved for Hillside students and families for an hour of fun and friendship. Skate rental included in the discount ticket rate. Tickets on sale now; click here for an order form. Contact Sara Bowie for more information at email@example.com
Volunteers Needed -- Spring Fling is Just Around the Corner (April 29)!
The Spring Fling needs your talent and creativity! We need 5 people who would be willing to run a sub-committee for the event in April. There will be some planning involved as well as participation at the event on April 29th.
- Ticket Sales
Please Shop Through Amazon for Hillside
holiday shopping gets into full swing, please take a moment and link your
Amazon or Amazon Prime account through their SMILE program and designate
Hillside Elementary (in Ashburn) as your designated nonprofit. It really only takes a few seconds to set
this up, but the benefits to Hillside are important. You can also use the link at the top of this page anytime of year to shop and help our school.
This year we
are working hard to generate revenue through other means to make up for some of
the programs from last year that are no longer available or have changed their
business model resulting in substantially lower returns to Hillside. We are not currently tracking to meet our
projected income from the Amazon rebate program. Therefore, we would be very grateful if
everyone who uses Amazon would take just a moment to link their account through
SMILE to Hillside.
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