Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Special eNews: Yearbooks for Sale!!!

HES Yearbooks

Yearbooks will be distributed today.  There are a few left to be purchased.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please bring $35 (cash or check - made payable to Hillendale PTO) on Wednesday morning to the office.  Any questions, please contact Marla Cassidy - marlacassidy@yahoo.com




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Monday, June 12, 2017

End of Year eNews

To our Hillendale Community,

The end of the school year is upon us, and in two days, so will summer vacation be!!!!  It feels like just yesterday that we began this 2016-2017 school year together. Where has the time gone? 

This has been a wonderful year and a great experience for us as new PTO co-Presidents.  We are grateful for all of those that believed in us and a community that supported us while we continue to fight the lawsuit. The PTO organization can not continue the fight without you!  Our volunteers are priceless. 

We are excited to see what your new PTO Board for 2017/18 will bring.

We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Jennifer and Shannon




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Monday, June 5, 2017

HES Husky eNews 6/5/17

 
 

Upcoming Events

June

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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Hillendale News

 

President's Message

Thanks to Alison Bennett for hosting our last Restaurant night of the year and thank you to those that enjoyed a meal at Chick-Fil-A on 5/23.


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 www.schooltoolbox.com 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 


Last Chance to Order Blue Rocks Tickets!!!! Orders Due Tuesday!! 

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 9, at 7 PM. 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. https://squareup.com/market/hillendale

All orders are due TUESDAY June 6. Tickets can be picked up the day of the game at the Will Call window. Please note, tickets are nonrefundable.


Only a few yearbooks still remain!  You don't want to miss out!!  Order Your 2016-2017 Hillendale Yearbook!

Yearbooks can be purchased using the following link: http://shop.balfour.com/ smi93365/catalog/category/ view/s/yearbook-and- accessories/id/312795/

Yearbooks will be delivered the last few days of school.  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- marlacassidy@yahoo.com - 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: susansteuber@gmail.com

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

Thank you! Happy Weeding!!


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

 

Community News

 

Save Your Child's Artwork From This Year!! 

UCFSD ELEMENTARY PARENTS

Keep this artwork in mind for our Unionville Community Fair in October!  Students can enter artworks in multiple categories. Find further details at www.ucfairinc.org

Entry date is Wednesday, October 4th from 2:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the red barn behind Landhope Farms.  

Judging is Thursday, October 5th

Fair is open Friday, October 6th - Sunday, October 8th.​


UHS Girls Soccer Camp Flyer (for rising 7th and 8th Graders)


Register Now for the 2017 KU Titans Football and Cheerleading


Southern Chester County Soccer Camp Flyer 


KAU Summer Baseball Camp


Unionville Youth Football Camp


School Vaccination Requirements

HES eNews will be sent out each Monday. All eNews submissions for the upcoming week MUST be received no later than Friday at 8pm.  Please send your final submission to hespto@ucfsd.net​​​​​​​

 
 
 



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Friday, June 2, 2017

Outdoor Classroom Transformation Approved

Good Morning Hillendale Community!

We want to provide an update to the Outdoor Classroom Meeting last night. Thank you to those that attended, we understand this is a very busy time of year and understand if you could not attend.  Special Thanks to Mrs. Lawrence for coming to be the voice of the Teachers and the K-1 kids. 

We discussed the space in length and why it is no longer functional as an Outdoor classroom. Mrs. Lawrence explained to the group that the small space is currently being shared by K, 1st, 2nd and Y care, often at the same time.  This could be up to 140 children at once.  She explained that these primary children are in need of more movement and require a safe and appropriate space for this.  The small play structure is not enough to satisfy these needs.  The outdoor classroom space is currently not being used as intended and is not currently a space that the kids can use at play time. Another parent that specializes in implementing outdoor classrooms agreed that the space is not big enough to be used in the capacity of an outdoor classroom and perhaps another space could be utilized at a later date for this reason.
 
Currently, there is an Eagle Scout Project underway to remove the long sitting bench that is in the space now and the wood will be repurposed into another project that will be located somewhere on our school property.  We are waiting for full details on that and will update with that information once we have it.  This project was happening regardless of our decision to remake the outdoor classroom as the benches are causing issues during playtime.

We reviewed the Survey results, which were 100% positive with just a few questions.  We answered those questions so there is a better understanding of costs, why this is the only space that can be used and the using the Trail money. We discussed options for making it into a playground and showed a few examples of equipment that can safely be used in that space.

Taking into account the Survey results, It was approved to go ahead and move forward and change over the space to a playground for the kids. It was approved to use a portion of the Trail funds and we set a budget of $15,000.   Mrs. Lawrence and the K-1 teachers will make the final decisions for the equipment that go into the space as they are most knowledgeable of what the kids need. 

We are hoping to have the space transformed over the summer so that it is ready for the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.   We are excited about this project and the PTO being able to help give the kids what they really need.  If you have any questions or additional feedback please email Jennifer and Shannon, heptopresident@gmail.com.




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