Parent Group

Our Purpose

To provide an opportunity for Hillside parents, teachers, and staff to work together and communicate well to meet the needs and promote the welfare and health of our students.

Our Goals

  • Promote the welfare of children in home, school and community
  • Identify additional student and school needs
  • Prevent problems with thoughtful planning
  • Plan upcoming events and discuss/decide improvements
  • Find solutions to problems and take action
  • Help fund programs and items for our school and its students that don’t fit into the school budget
  • Vote and make decisions at most monthly meetings
  • Open and Relaxed Communication

How PTO Makes a Difference

  • We sponsor fun social activities that promote pride in our school and foster friendships:Skate Night, Carnival, Open House, Fun/Field Day
  • We help fund items and programs for our school that don’t fit into the budget:
    Some Examples: fish tank, Pulse Oximeter, additional playground equipment, after-school study time, outdoor benches, PE equipment
  • Communication between and among parents, teachers and staff makes Hillside Elementary a better school

Volunteer Opportunities

There are a variety of ways to get involved:

  • Specific events: registration, carnival, book fair, open house/soup supper, Red Ribbon Week, fall fundraiser, spelling challenge, original works art program, t-shirts
  • On-going committee events: Staff appreciation, hospitality, box tops, and yearbook
  • Inside the classroom: Homeroom parent or volunteer
  • At school: Media center, front office, Kid’s Bank
  • Away from school: LRC, fieldtrips, typists, other at-home
  • To sign-up as a volunteer: Contact the committee chair or a PTO officer or the volunteer coordinator