HES has many fun social events for our entire school community. Below is an overview of some of our annually-recurring, favorite events for both families and staff. For details on any of these events – or the many others that we host throughout the year, be sure to watch our website’s home page or News page, and be sure to subscribe to our weekly Highlights email to make sure you don’t miss out on any announcements!
Student & Family Events
New Family Tours- We want to make new students and families comfortable at HES. An incoming fourth grader will tour you through the school so you can see the building and ask any questions you might have.
New Family Playground Play Dates- What a great way to connect with other new families before school starts in a very casual environment. There’s two held each summer!
Open House- This event occurs during the first few weeks of school. The students get to show their parents their classroom and then visit the cafeteria where they can see what after school clubs the school has to offer.
Welcome Back Water Ice Social- Held in September, this is a fun night to come out and grab some water ice and let the kids play while you connect with other parents.
Fall Class Coffees- Parents from each grade host a coffee in the fall for another opportunity to make more connections but at the grade level.
Nation Walk to School Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in October. This a day to get out and get some exercise while enjoying the weather. The families and the PTO make it a really fun morning for all.
Pizza Bingo- Pizza and Bingo plus lots of fun! Keep an eye on the Highlights email for an announcement to see this years’ theme.
Talent Show- Our third and fourth grade students get to showcase their talents in a non-competitive environment in November.
Sweetheart Dance- Gals grab a pal for a fun night of dancing and fun!
Guy and Pal Event- Guys grab a pal for a fun night at a professional sports team game.
Ice Skating Party- This event is usually on a half day during conferences. Come out to Ice Line with your Hillside friends for some fun! The PTO secures a bulk rate for a discounted skating rate. Bring the entire family!
Fourth Grade Party and Celebration- We love to celebrate our fourth graders who are moving onto Middle School. We support a party for the fourth graders and help the staff at Hillside decorate for the graduation celebration.
Staff Appreciation Events
Staff Appreciation Week- We love our Hillside staff and we take an entire week to celebrate them. Each day has a different theme and there’s many ways for families to help to make this week a smashing success.
Staff Breakfast- Held in February this a great morning to show appreciation for our staff. This event is fully supported by the our HES families. Details and sign-ups for what your family can bring to say thanks will be posted on our website – watch our Highlights email for an announcement!
Staff Appreciation Lunch- This event is held the last day of school. We go all out to say thank you to the staff at Hillside. There’s plenty of ways for families to contribute to this event as well!
Sunshine Committee- Life happens and from time to time we all need a little sunshine. From the birth of a child, to a broken arm to a death of a loved one. This committee is in place to reach out to our families and staff to let them know the PTO is thinking of them. If you know of anyone who needs a little sunshine please submit a message to us!