Hillside PTO

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

School Principal: 
Dr. Shireen Fasciglione

PTO Co-Presidents:
 Steve Fletcher and Vanessa Melito

Steven Fletcher is serving his 2nd term as PTO Co-President.  He has been a Niskayuna resident for 29 years. Steve is now retired, but he served as Executive Director of Park Playhouse , as an adjunct professor at Siena College, as well as resident director of the Curtain Call Theatre.  His son Maarten is in 4th grade at Hillside. 

Vanessa Melito is serving her 1st term as PTO Co-President.  Vanessa and her husband Peter have lived in Niskayuna for over 15 years. They have two children, Mya (10) and Michael (7). 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.

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 Parent Teacher Organization Annual Pledge Drive is Going On NOW!!
Please contribute to the rich variety of programs and events supported and organized by the PTO.  Click Here for the pledge form and make your contribution to Hillside TODAY!!

 Back To School Night
Thursday, September 22nd
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 22nd.  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.