Hillside PTO

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

School Principal: 
Dr. Shireen Fasciglione

PTO Co-Presidents:
 Vanessa Melito and Ainsley Moloney

Vanessa Melito is serving her 2nd term as PTO Co-President.  Vanessa and her husband Peter have lived in Niskayuna for over 15 years. They have two children, Mya (11) and Michael (8). Vanessa is a physical therapist at a Sunnyview Hospital. Vanessa is looking forward to her term as co-president and supporting programs and activities at Hillside.

Ainsley Moloney is serving her 1st term as PTO Co-President. Ainsley grew up in Niskayuna and went to Rosendale.  After living and working in Paris, Chicago, and Boston, Ainsley and her husband, Peter, moved back to Niskayuna last year with their three kids:  Finn (8), Kieran (6) and Addie (3).  Ainsley is an attorney in private practice and will be teaching at Albany Law School in the Spring. While Ainsley was involved with a number of activities at Hillside last year, this is her first time serving on the PTO

More about the PTO exec board click here.

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 Monday for your copy of the Backpacker!!



  The Hillside After School Enrichment Program Enrollment is going on NOW!!  Click Here for the brochure and registration form. Deadline for registration is Monday, February 12, 2018!!! 

 Back To School Night
Thursday, September 14th
5:45 Grades K-2; 6:45 All Grades; 7:00 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 14th.  Make plans for your babysitter right away, because you don't want to miss this important "grown-ups" only meeting.


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.