April 16, 2023
From the Principal
I hope that you are having a nice weekend!
Please see a few details in the section below about lunch on Student Wellness Day (this Thursday). Families must pre-order lunch this day if their children plan to buy. Use the form below to do so.
School is closed this Friday (4/21), however, we hope that many of you can come to Hillendale to volunteer with us for our Earth Day Clean-Up Event featuring Mr. Claypoole and horticulturists from Mt. Cuba Center. We hope you can come help us beautify our campus while having fun and learning about native perennials! See more information below and click here to sign up.
With the PSSA around the corner for our 3rd - 5th graders (4/24 start date), please also take some time to review the email I shared with you all on 3/27 regarding the PSSA and feel free to reach out with any questions you might have.
Have a great week!
Hillendale Elementary Principal
Lunch on Student Wellness Day (Thursday)
During our Student Wellness Day this Thursday (4/20/23) Hillendale will be eating lunch outdoors! If your child is planning to purchase lunch on Thursday, please submit the form below by Monday (4/17) at 4:00 PM to alert our team as to what they would like to eat so it can be pre-made and bagged that morning. This also applies to our kindergarteners in Y-Care.
Students are still welcome to pack a lunch that day and are also welcome to bring a small towel to sit on outside with their last name labeled on it if they wish, however, this is not a requirement. You do NOT have to submit this form if your child is packing lunch that day.
As a good portion of the day will be spent outdoors, I recommend you consider sending students with a reusable water bottle and sunscreen pre-applied if the weather warrants it.
From the PTO
19 - Freddy's Restaurant Night Fundraiser, 4:00-8:00pm (see below)
20 - Student Wellness Day
21 - No school / HES Earth Day Clean-up 9:00-12:00 (see below)
24 - PSSA Testing Begins
25 - Family Fun Night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks (see below)
28 - HES Spirit Day and Party for the Pavilion
Freddy's Restaurant Night Fundraiser - April 19
Earth Day Clean-Up - 4/21
Start Earth Day weekend at Hillendale! Come join our Spring Clean-Up along with Mt. Cuba Center, Pennsbury Township, and MR. CLAYPOOLE! Please SIGN UP HERE for a designated section. We will also be planting some native perennials picked out by our 4th Grade! These were carefully chosen with consideration for the variety of species these plants support in our ecosystem here at HES! Thank you to our students, teachers, and Mt. Cuba Center! See you there!
Staff Appreciation Sign Up
We are planning our Staff Appreciation Luncheon for Wednesday, May 3rd. Please follow the link below to see all the details. We are asking for your help to provide drinks, desserts, gift cards, decorations made by your student(s), etc. Thank you!
Patton Spring Carnival - 5/5
Want to be more involved in planning fun PTO programs and events? We have open chair positions and PTO board positions for next year. See below for list of open positions.
Click here for descriptions of positions.
If you are interested, please fill out this form.
Email email@example.com with any questions
Family Fun Night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks
If your student didn't complete the Rocky's Reading Challenge, or if you need extra tickets, you can still purchase tickets and join us. Contact Amanda Biggs with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Party for the Pavilion
Food, Fun, and Socializing!
Live Music and Cash Bar
Adult Only Event - Friday, April 28th, 6:30-10:30pm
Buy now and don’t miss out on the biggest event of the year!
All proceeds will go toward our new Pavilion! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Auction - The event also includes an amazing auction. The online silent auction will start Friday April 21st and end during the event at 9:00pm. If you can not make the event, you can bid online from wherever you are. If you or your business would like to make a donation to the auction, please contact Renee Rawlins via email: email@example.com.
Sponsorships: If you or your business would like to be a sponsor for this event, the cost is $350 and includes 2 tickets to the Party for the Pavilion as well as your name or logo on the auction website, a post on our PTO social media, and a mention at the event. Purchase your sponsorship here.
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