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Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s teacher appreciation week this week where all of our teachers and staff are STARS! Here’s a summary of how your child can help with the celebrations planned for the week:

  • Monday – Write a “My Teacher is a Star Because…” note for any staff if you didn’t get a chance to last week.
  • Tuesday – (Behind the Scenes) Wear your teacher’s favorite color.
  • Thursday – (Swag Day) Bring something from your teacher’s favorite list or classroom wish list. Each room parent will provide a container in which the items may be placed.
  • Friday – (Cast Party) Dress up like a character in your teacher’s favorite movie. Please no weapons or masks/follow LCPS guidelines. Class gifts presented (see room parent for details). Parents are invited to the Teacher Parade at 2:00 PM. Please go to your child’s classroom.


During the week, the Teacher Appreciation Committee and PTO will be providing Robeks Smoothies, a staff breakfast, a staff lunch, and a surprise gift for all non-classroom staff. We would like to thank Northern Virginia Orthodontics and Robeks for their kind sponsorship of our Teacher Appreciation Week activities.

1st Day School Supply Kits

Avoid the hassle of shopping for school supplies and order a complete kit for your child that will be delivered to his or her classroom at back to school night. Visit to place your order before the June 30th deadline.

Muffins with Mom

Join us on May 11th, from 7:00-7:50 a.m. for breakfast to honor all of our student’s amazing Moms (or Aunts, Grandmas, etc.)  Please volunteer to help at the breakfast by signing up at or to donate juice boxes at:

PTO Elections

Nominations for Board positions are still underway. Elections will take place before and at the May 12 PTO Meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Library (if there are nominations from the floor). For more information, contact Jani Chappell at

Be Involved

We’re already thinking about PTO committee chairs for next year and hope you will consider lending your time and expertise. All you need is a desire to share your skills, make a difference, work collaboratively toward shared goals, and the willingness to commit a few hours from your schedule. A list of PTO volunteer opportunities for next year will be available soon.  For questions in the meantime, please contact Carol at

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 help!

Calling all Volunteers!
 Want you

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!

Learn more...and then fill out and submit a Volunteer Interest Form!

Please Join the Hillside PTO!
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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 

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