March 19, 2023
From the Principal
It is hard to believe that our week ahead brings the first few days of spring!
Students are invited to join our staff in "rocking" mismatched and/or wacky socks this Tuesday, 3/21, in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day. Students are also invited to dress in their Hillendale Spirit Wear this Friday, 3/24, for our Staff vs. 5th Grade Basketball game!
If you have not done so already, please be sure to sign up for a spring conference using our PTC Fast system. Feel free to reach out if you need any help following the instructions sent via email on March 8th.
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 20-minute wellness related sessions to our kindergarten through fifth graders once or multiple times throughout the day on 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!
From the PTO
20 - Trimester 2 Report Cards Available (4 PM)
21 - Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day
24 - HES Spirit Day - 5th Grade student/teacher basketball game
26 - 4th Grade Skating Party - 4pm-6pm (see below)
29-31 - Half Days / Conferences
31 - HES Spirit Day, Deadline to submit Rocky's Reading Challenge Forms (see below)
3-7 Spring Break
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
4th Grade Skating Party
Family Fun Night at the Blue Rocks Game - April 25
We are planning a Family Fun Night at the April 25th Wilmington Blue Rocks Game! Students can complete Rocky's Reading Challenge (below) to earn 2 free Blue Rocks Tickets. Then join your friends for a fun night watching some baseball. Submit completed form to your teacher by March 31.
Earn money for the school by recycling sneakers you no longer use.
Tickets Selling Fast - 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.