Used Book Sale

The 2014 Pancake Breakfast and Used Book Sale
Event Re-Cap

The Hillside PTO would like to thank the Hillside Community for another successful Pancake Breakfast and Used Book Sale!  At the Pancake Breakfast, the syrup was flowing, the sausage was delicious, the pancakes were fluffy (but not too fluffy) and the table service was superb.  Many glowing comments were made about the poise and efficiency of the  wait staff--members of Girl Scout Troop 2593.  In all, the Pancake Breakfast Volunteers served over 200 breakfasts and raised $509 for our school!
Thank you to the :
Pancake Breakfast Committee: Rachelle Kehoe, Jennifer Rafferty and Mia Sullivan, Shireen Fasciglione
Special thanks to the following volunteers:
Set up- Daniel Chillrud, Brayden and Jackie Kehoe 
In the kitchen- Steve Swinton, Dave Hesler, Dawn Allen, Emily Modan
Serving: Troop 2593, under the leadership of Rebecca Mason
Chloe Lephart
Ursula Follert
Camryn Pepe
Jenna Semione
Laura Mason
Zinnia KarDi
Savannah Jung
Zinnia KarDi (and her helpful dad)
Alumni help in the cafeteria: Meaghan Kehoe
Hillside staff help:  Karen Lasher, Brian Kent, Maggie Anatriello, Donn Armstrong
Our sponsors: Hannaford, Price Chopper, Shop Rite, The Coop and Walmart
The Used Book Sale was a great success as well.  Many pancake breakfast induced food-comas were averted by hunting through the carefully organized tables of used books.  It was wonderful to see kids and adults alike excited to select a “new to me” book.

Thank you to our Used Book Sale Committee, Chairperson Anne Skrebutenas, and members Monica Schwarz and Bethany Hoogs for all of their hard work on this event!

We also want to thank Jeanne Foti, Jacquie Gallo, Michelle Esposito, and Caroline Skrebutenas for their help.
The Used Book Sale raised $417 for Hillside.  In addition to enriching Hillside, other organizations benefitted from the books generously donated by Hillside families. Books that were not sold were donated to: Rosa Verenini Early Childhood Center, Schenectady; Capital District Beginnings (multiple locations); Schoharie County UPK program; Mount Pleasant Middle School, Schenectady; Schenectady Public Library (Adult books); Hillside’s 1000 Book Program; and Hillside’s Media Center.

Used Books Wanted!!

Is it time to clean-out your collection
 of mystery novels?
  Have your children lost interest
 in some of the books in
 your home library? 

Well pack-em up and bring them to collection box in the Hillside Lobby.  Beginning on Monday, January 6th, the Hillside PTO will be collecting donations of gently used books, CD's and DVD's for our two used book sales.

Did you say two used book sales, you ask?? this year, there is a low-keyed used book sale at our first ever Family Reading Night on February 28th. Then on April 5th, there is a huge used book sale at the very popular and quite yummy Pancake Breakfast.

Please take a moment to look through your books to donate and ensure that the books are in good condition and do not have pages torn and doodles.  It takes our volunteers hours to sort out unsellable books, so please help out and look through your books carefully before donating.  We are looking for donations of:
  • Fiction and non-fiction for teenage (young adult)  and grown-up readers
  • Children’s fiction and non-fiction
  • Picture books and leveled readers
  • Unused Activity/coloring books
  • Baby board books (must be in good condition and no chew marks)
  • *In special demand –  children's chapter books (especially books in series)
  • Movies on DVD (Rated G or PG only) (sorry we can’t accept movies on VHS)
  • Children's Music on CD’s (sorry we can’t accept music on cassette tapes)
  • Books on CD (sorry we can't accept books on cassette tapes)
  • Flash card sets/ unused workbooks
Friends, family, and neighbors are encouraged to donate books so pass on the word.  Donations can also be dropped off inside the covered front porch at the Skrebutenas residence located at 914 Morgan Ave.

Thank you in advance for your generous donations! Unsold books will be retained for future sales or donated to a children's charity or nursing home.  We look forward to seeing you at Family Reading Night and the Pancake Breakfast!!

For questions or if you would like to volunteer to help with the used book sales please contact PTO volunteer Anne Skrebutenas