Monday, May 22, 2017

HES Husky eNews 5/22/17


Upcoming Events


26: 5th Grade Picnic

29: No School: Memorial Day


2: Field Day​​​​​​​

7: Kindergarten Picnic 

7: 2nd Grade Picnic

8: 3rd Grade Picnic

9: 1st Grade Picnic

9: 4th Grade Picnic 

12: 5th Grade Luau

14: Last Day of School  (12:10 dismissal)  

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May 22, 2017


Hillendale News


President's Message

Thank you to Nicole Tryon and her team for an absolutely fantastic night at A Taste of Hillendale Friday Night!   Nicole raised a little over $10,000 for the PTO!  Woo Hoo! 

Thank you to all that attended and generously purchased baskets and live auction items. The money raised Friday night will be used next school year. All of the PTO activities could not happen without these funds. 

Huge shout out to John Sanville for attending and being our Auctioneer for the live Auction.  He did a great job as usual.  

Did you miss this year's event? Well don't be sad! Save the Date now and prepare to join us next year, May 18, 2018.

It's Time to Order School Supplies for Next Year!!! 

School Tool Box - Take the stress out of back to school shopping!  Our teachers have already worked to compile grade level school supply lists.  School Tool Box will gather all of the materials for you and have them shipped directly to the school. All you have to do is visit and search for Hillendale Elementary to place your order. Remember to order for the grade your child is entering in the fall! Orders are due by June 14th and will be delivered to the school in time for Sneak-a-Peek. School Toolbox Flyer 

HES Fundraising Day at Chick-fil-a

Mark our fundraising day at Chick-fil-a on your calendars! Dine at the Glen Mills Chick-fil-a (20 State Farm Dr , Glen Mills , PA 19342) any time during the day on Tuesday May 23rd from 6am to 10pm. No flier is

FIRST Robotics League Informational Meeting

The Flaming Phoenix FTC robotics team from Unionville High School will be hosting an information session about FIRST robotics including FIRST Junior Lego League, FIRST Lego League (FLL), and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) on Wednesday May 24th from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Hillendale Elementary School LGI.  

These programs provide excellent STEM opportunities for students from Kindergarten through Seniors in High School.  We will be discussing the programs and starting to form teams for next year.  This information session is intended for both students and parents.  Note that this program is 100% parent driven, so if you want to guarantee your child is involved, come to the meeting to find out more about how to start a team.

If you are unable to attend, contact Cliff Warner at for more information.

Family Fun Night - Wilmington Blue Rocks Game

Join the families of Hillendale for a fun night at the ball park as the Blue Rocks take on the Buies Creek Astros on Friday, June 9th at 7PM.  The students will have the opportunity to participate in a High-5 Tunnel to welcome the Blue Rocks onto the field before the game.  Also, make sure to stay post-game for the famous Blue Rocks fireworks extravaganza.  Don't miss this great opportunity!  You can purchase your tickets online via the HES online store - 

Tickets can be picked up the day of the game at the Will Call window. Please note, tickets are nonrefundable.

LAST CHANCE!!  Order Your 2016-2017 Hillendale Yearbook!

Yearbooks can be purchased using the following link -

Orders were not collected at the beginning of the year, you must go through the link above to order.  Limited quantities remain.  Please contact Marla Cassidy - with any questions.

Operation Outdoor Classroom

Hello happy Hillendale families!

Spring is here and big things are happening in our outdoor classroom!  Mr Claypoole has kindly donated his time and expertise getting the pond and fountain upgraded and working again! We are looking for volunteers again to help spruce up the area. We have had some mystery gardeners lending a hand and are very grateful! The following link is for a sign up genius through May. Please consider signing up for a week, you can spend an hour or a day anytime during your chosen week! We appreciate any help we can get! Any questions please contact me:

To help out please visit the Operation Outdoor Classroom Sign up Genius. 

Thank you! Happy Weeding!!

Food Allergy Awareness Week 

We are collecting food in our lobby for the Kennett Food Cupboard.  Specifically for this week, we are collecting "allergy friendly" items to help the people they serve who have food intolerances or allergies.   These items tend to be a little bit more expensive and the food cupboards typically don't have enough of these items to fill the need.  

Examples of what we are collecting :

*Non-dairy milks - unfrigerated almond, soy and coconut milks

 *gluten free pastas and flour mixes

 *gluten free certified oatmeal

 *canned fruit

A few food allergy facts - 

A food allergy is a medical condition in which exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. The immune response is called an allergic reaction.   People can be allergic to anything, however the eight major food allergens – milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustacean shellfish – are responsible for most of the serious food allergy reactions in the United States. Every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the ER. 

How you can help? 

* Understand food allergies

* Wash your hands after eating

* Don't share your food with friends who have allergies

* Get help right away if a friend gets sick

* Show kindness( Hillendale does an AMAZING job with this one)

Questions- contact Kelli Dougherty at

202 Nails Giving Back to Hillendale! 

How does it work? 202 Nails will donate 5% of every service to Hillendale Elementary School PTO to benefit our students. All you have to do is mention HES when you arrive or check out.  202 Nails is located at 1810 Wilmington Pike (RT 202) in Suite 9/10. 

If you need further information you can contact 202 Nails at (610) 558-1958


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