School activities, events and programs
At the beginning of each school year, Hillside PTA hosts a Porch Party. Parents are invited to meet their child's new teachers, buy school supplies, take a tour of the building, and buy spirit wear.
Each September, we celebrate and appreciate our Grandparents.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hillside celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 each year. Students participate in a variety of activities, including a traditional dress day, arts and dance. See the first graders below practicing a traditional dance.
Scholastic book fair
Twice a year, students have the opportunity, with their families, to purchase books from a wide selection of age-appropriate materials. This allows families to grow their home libraries, while supporting our school.
The book fair also bring in money for the library to purchase resources such as:
- new books for the library
- books for book clubs
- author visits
- makerspace materials
College Day at Hillside is an opportunity for teachers to focus students on their future. Staff and students are encouraged to wear a college shirt, and classroom activities allow students to discuss where they will attend college and/or where a family member attended college.
Go around the world at Hillside. Each spring, Hillside hosts a Multicultural Night. Hillside families share cultures and heritage with the community, sharing food, information, activities and traditional dance.
Pumpkin decorating contest
Creativity! Family Fun! Hillside students and families work to make festive fall pumpkins for our yearly pumpkin decorating contest! What fun!