April 9, 2023
From the Principal
I hope that you have had a terrific spring break filled with family and friends! We are so excited to enjoy these final few months of the school year together and look forward to all the traditions that accompany the springtime at Hillendale.
We are still looking for up to 3 families to host sessions for our Student Wellness Day. A deadline to sign-up to run a session is this Wednesday, April 12th. See more details below. Thank you in advance for your time!
With the PSSA around the corner for our 3rd - 5th graders (4/24 start date), please 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
Volunteering at HES Student Wellness Day
We are thrilled to announce the return of Hillendale’s Student Wellness Day scheduled for 9:30 - 3:00 PM on Thursday, April 20th. In alignment with UCFSD’s Wellness Standards and 7 Dimensions of Wellness, Hillendale students will enjoy a day centered around physical, mental, social & environmental health - true trademarks of what makes Hillendale such a special place!
As we begin our planning efforts, we are looking to see if any of you believe that you (or a connection of yours) may be able to offer 25-minute wellness related sessions to our kindergarten through fifth graders once or multiple times during the morning (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) of April 20th. Think about your profession, hobbies, unique experiences, talents, etc. and how you could create a brief, engaging opportunity to enrich our students' wellness experience.
Session should be tied to one of the 7 Dimensions of Wellness, include school appropriate content, be appropriate for a wide range of ages, and include hands-on, interactive opportunities for our youthful audience. Sessions may either be for the entire grade level at once (60 - 75 students) or for individual classes (20 - 25 students) depending on how many sessions we end up being able to offer.
Use this link to submit a session idea. Thank you in advance for your support!
All proposals are due by Wednesday, April 12th.
Lunch on Student Wellness Day (4/20) at HES will be: Turkey Sandwich OR PB&J
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
24 - PSSA Testing Begins
25 - Family Fun Night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks (see Rocky's Reading Challenge below)
28 - HES Spirit Day and Party for the Pavilion
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Freddy's Restaurant Night Fundraiser - April 19
Did you get your tickets?
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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