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PTO Fundraising Events

In addition to organizing volunteer efforts, the PTO raises funds to support services and equipment as well as educational and social programs at Hillside.  Recent special projects funded by the pledge drive have included: a shade structure, benches and tables for the playground; custom wall mats for the school gymnasium (expense shared with the school district).  Annual programs include the Learning Fair, the Newcomer’s Ice Cream Social, and engaging and enriching school assemblies are but a few examples (click here to see all of the PTO programs that benefit Hillside).


 There are lots of ways to help--from the Annual Pledge Drive to gift card sales at the holidays.  Donate to your favorite fundraising program or to them all and… Thanks for your generous support!

The Annual Pledge Drive (September/October/November)
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.
  • Some years have a special goal to purchase improvements or materials for the school/ curriculum.
  • 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!

PTO contact:  Sarah Spindler _________________________________________________________________________________

Book Fair (October 21- October, 25 2013) and ( June 6, 2014).  Twice a year, our wonderful Media Specialist, Debbie Ubriaco, along with PTO volunteers, hosts a book fair to inspire the love of reading at home while helping to build our wonderful media center.  Shopping Alert!!  The booksale in the Spring is Buy-One-Get-One-Free so it is a great time to stock-up on birthday presents and books for your family!

 PTO Contact: Susan Polsinelli   srpolsinelli@yahoo.com                                                                         


Gift Card Fundraiser: (Late November and December)  This year marks the third year of the Gift Card fundraiser.  Hillside families and friends can get all their holiday shopping done without leaving the house.  The gift cards are from some of the most popular merchants including: Panera, Shutterfly, Target, The Gap and many more.  Hillside families and friends get the full value of the gift cards that they purchase and Hillside still makes money.  It's a win-win!!  Click here for program details.

PTO Contact: Sylvia Zygawski   kiciacpa@yahoo.com


Art Event. (Spring)  Explore your child’s creative side while raising funds for fantastic Hillside programs and services.  Your child creates a wonderful work of art, you purchase the art or nifty items imprinted with your child’s timeless classic, and a percent of the proceeds go to Hillside!

 PTO Contact:  Stacy Rijssenbeek s_vanantwerp@yahoo.com


Used Book Sale (  April ):  Love Books?? Love a bargain??  Want to help Hillside pay for wonderful programs, educational events and services?  Donate your old books and buy new books at our used book sale. The used book sale is typically held during the Pancake Breakfast.  Event Recap: click here for a recap of a recent Pancake Breakfast and Used Book Sale

 PTO Contact:  Susan Polsinelli    srpolsinelli@yahoo.com


School Nights  - (Throughout the Year)  Last year, parents, friends, extended family members and Hillside students had a great time enjoying good food and conversation at Ruby Tuesday’s in Mohawk Commons as part of this fundraiser.  This year, we hope to schedule three of these fun events at local eateries.

PTO Contact:  Susan Polsinelli   srpolsinelli@yahoo.com



Box Tops for Education         

Hillside’s Box Tops for Education Program benefits the school in numerous ways. Look for the Box Top logo on all kinds of products ranging from Cheerios, GoGurt, and Fibre One products to Hanes Boys and Girls Socks.  You won’t believe how many products you buy each week are enrolled in this program! Click here for a list of products. Then select products at the store, clip the box tops logo, and turn them in to earn money for Hillside. 

Children can also earn e-BoxTops by playing games online, and parents can "Click & Earn" by completing short surveys or watching recipe videos online. Be a Box Tops for Education hero and sign up today!

PTO Parent Contact:  TBD

Price Chopper Tools for Schools

July 29, 2012--March 30, 2013
Help Hillside get its share of $500,000 in FREE Equipment! Each school year, Price Chopper's "Tools for Schools" program lets you earn points to help your school get needed equipment FREE. You earn Tools for Schools points on everything you purchase from July 29, 2012 through March 30, 2013.

If you already have a Price Chopper AdvantEdge card, signing up for Tools for Schools is a snap.  Just go to the sign-up page and enter your card number and Hillside’s school code (it's ____, but you can also look it up on the website!) If you don't already have a card, visit any Guest Services desk at Price Chopper to get one.
Some brands earn Hillside Double Points!  See the
list or just look for the Double Points shelf tag (pictured left).  And you can earn even MORE points (for the Labels for Education Program) by also registering your AdvantEdge card with the elabels for Education Program!
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