Hillside PTO

The Hillside Elementary School PTO Welcomes you to the Home of the  

School Principal: 
Dr. Shireen Fasciglione

PTO Co-Presidents:
 Steve Swinton and Steve Fletcher

Steve Swinton is serving his 2nd term as PTO Co-President.  Steve and his wife Nicole have been lifelong Capital District residents.  They have lived in Niskayuna since 1999 and have  and have two boys, Jack (9) and Will (7).  Steve is a patent attorney in private practice and has been a Niskayuna town justice since 2008. Read More.P

Steven Fletcher is serving his 1st term as PTO Co-President.  Check back for an updated profile soon!

The Hillside PTO Welcomes Back Returning Students!
and Welcomes New Hillside Students

    The Hillside PTO is a all-volunteer service organization with a mission to enhance the Hillside community.  By organizing volunteer efforts, and contributing resources to the school through monetary, and in-kind donations, the Hillside PTO is able to provide a wide range of services and benefits to the Hillside community.  To understand the depth and breadth of “what the PTO does,” click here.

The Hillside Backpacker is the weekly PTO newsletter. Check your e-mail inbox every Thursday for your copy of the Backpacker!!


The 4rd Annual Pledge Drive is going on Now! 
Please participate in the Hillside PTO’s major fundraiser of the year.  Our goal is to collect donations from 100% of Hillside families.
  • Funds social and educational programs for our kids and families.
  • 100% of the proceeds benefit the school!
  • Contributions to Hillside Elementary School are tax deductible.
  • Donations of over $25 will be rewarded with a gift.
  • Employers can match contributions.  Double your money!!
  • Every Donation gets our "Thanks" regardless of the amount- donate $2 or $200 and help us meet our 100% participation goal!

  Hillside Loves ASEP
The FALL 2015 After School Enrichment Brochure and Registration form is available now. 
Click here to view.


It was all smiles for our Hillside delegation as they traveled to Washington DC in November to accept the National Blue Ribbon School Award on behalf of the entire Hillside community.  Click here for more information about the National Blue Ribbon School Award. Click Here for more information about Hillside's Blue Ribbon Award and Celebration.

 Back To School Night
Thursday, September 17
6:00 Grades K-2; 7:00 All Grades; 7:30 Grades 3-5

 Meet your child's teacher and learn about daily class schedules, the curriculum, homework expectations, and other important information for the coming school year at Back To School Night on Thursday, September 17th.  Make plans for your babysitter right away, because you don't want to miss this important "grown-ups" only meeting. Kindergarten through 2nd Grade attend in classrooms at 6:00 PM.  All grades K-5 assemble at 7:00 and Grades 3rd through 5th meet in the classrooms at 7:30.

The PTO would like to congratulate Liam M. (1st Grade) and Miya M. (2nd Grade) for becoming the newest members of the 1,000 Book Club! Great job by both of you! 

The 1000 Book Club is a wonderful way to inspire the love of reading with pre-readers, emerging readers, and early readers!! Incoming kindergartners and students through 2nd grade borrow red hillside book bags filled with a selection of 10 wonderful, age-appropriate books. Your child will love seeing his or her name on the 1000 books board with recognition given for 250 books, 500 books, 750 books, and 1000 books!