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 our Restaurant Night fundraiser. Donate to your favorite fundraising program or to them all and… Thanks for your generous support!

The Annual Pledge Drive (September and on-going throughout the year)

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!

Click Here for more details on the Annual Pledge Drive

PTO contact: Lindsey Zima @

Book Fair (October & June). 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: Ellen Petrangelo

Restaurant Nights - (Throughout the Year) Last year, parents, friends, extended family members and Hillside students had a great time enjoying good food and conversation at Chipotle and Panera as part of this fundraiser. This year, we hope to schedule more of these fun events at local eateries.

PTO Contact: Olivia Isopo

Asley Brown Photography – (Spring) This is an annual fundraiser that is sure to make you smile. Outdoor family photography sessions will be available for purchase. Check out Ashley Brown at

PTO Contact: TBA