Week 15 - December 6, 2019

Hillside Weekly News

We hope you all enjoyed your extended holiday weekend and our first snow day!

Here’s what you need to know for next week.

Hillside Cares Annual “Make-A-Wish Come True” Program
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon-Volunteers Needed
Spirit Wear Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Minted.com Fundraiser Now 20% Discount
Amazon Smile Fundraiser
Hillside Annual Appeal

ONE WEEK LEFT TO MAKE A WISH COME TRUE
With just one week to go there are still many gift tags available for this year's Make-A-Wish Come True drive. Please make the holidays a little brighter for children in need within our own school community by participating in the Hillside Cares Make-a-Wish Come True Program.

To participate, use this link to sign up for the items you would like to purchase and donate. Items must be returned to the main office no later than Dec. 13th. Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks payable to Hillside PTA (please put MAW in the memo) can be sent in an envelope labeled Make-A-Wish in your child’s backpack. A flyer went home in backpacks last week with more detailed information and gift tags for labeling your gifts.

Have questions? Please contact: Kimya, Sashy or Zoe at hillsidesatp@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Our holiday Hillside teacher/staff appreciation luncheon is Wednesday, December 18 and we need parent volunteers to bring in desserts and help with setup, staffing the luncheon and cleanup. Please consider volunteering via SignUp Genius if you have time and show your appreciation for our great Hillside teachers and staff during the holiday season!

SPIRIT WEAR HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP
‘Tis the season to buy more Hillside garb! Spirit Wear will be hosting its annual Holiday “Pop-Up” Shop the week of Dec 16th. Tables will be set up in front of the Main Office when the majority of class parties are taking place. Can’t make it? Reach out to Tessa Vining, tessavining@gmail.com to assist you with a purchase or you can still shop online.

SHOP NOW!

SHOP MINTED TO BENEFIT HILLSIDE
Don't forget - Minted.com has INCREASED the savings from 15% to 20% and extended the fundraiser from November 30 to December 31! So while you are doing your Black Friday shopping, don't forget to shop Minted.com for your customized holiday cards, New Year's cards or family or teacher gifts! Plus, Minted offers FREE custom envelopes & FREE recipient addressing. Use the special code at checkout FUNDRAISEHILLSIDES and get 20% off and 15% of your order is donated back to Hillside School!

AMAZON SMILE MAKES A GREAT GIFT TO HILLSIDE!

Every purchase you make this holiday season could benefit Hillside! It’s as easy as clicking a button! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Hillside every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Hillside PTA. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com and select Hillside School PTA as your charitable organization. Your existing Amazon account is all you need to get started! New to AmazonSmile? Follow these instructions to set up your account.

GIVE TO HILLSIDE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Your contributions to the Hillside PTA help in so many ways, such as support for student field trips, stipends for our teachers to support the costs of learning activities, and Explorers scholarships and holiday meals for low-income families. None of this would happen without the generous support of the Hillside community. Please consider the Hillside PTA as you plan your year-end giving, and don't forget to ask your employer about corporate matching programs for charitable donations. Donate to the Hillside Annual Appeal here!

December Highlights: Mark Your Calendars
Dec 12: PTA/SATp meeting 6:30pm.
Dec 16-20: Add/Drop Period for 2nd Trimester Aesthetics
Dec 18: Hillside PTA Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Dr. Samanthaa Lennon Anglin, Ed.D.
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