Husky E-News April 8, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Hillendale,

This week at Hillendale was filled with excitement and thankfulness. On Wednesday, Hillendale celebrated Paraprofessional Appreciation Day. Our paraprofessionals and PCAs at Hillendale fill a number of roles. From supporting students and teachers in the classroom to helping kids navigate the school day, we could not make it through a day without the hard work of our wonderful support staff.

This past Friday was especially fun as we held a school spirit day capped off by the 5th grade vs. Staff basketball game. The gym was filled with red and yellow as the 5th graders defeated the staff 52-50 in an instant classic! Congratulations to our 5th graders on their victory and, more importantly, for showing terrific teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the game. Also, congratulations to Mrs. Dougherty’s class for being voted as the homeroom class that showed the most school spirit! Also, thank you to Mr. Claypoole for the photos and videos from the event!

PSSAs are coming soon for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. The schedule for PSSAs is as follows.

  • ELA - April 23, 24, and 26
  • Math - April 29, 30
  • Science - May 1, 2 (4th grade only)

Have a great week!

Mr. Audevard

Committed to Growth

This April, we are celebrating National Autism Awareness Month at Hillendale. The celebration was kicked off with Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, which included decorating the hallways of our school and a special “Husky Cafe” outside Mrs. Lind’s classroom run by students in our Autistic Support program. This month, everyone at Hillendale will have an opportunity to participate in our Autism Awareness festivities as a way of celebrating inclusion and promoting the importance of accepting each other’s differences in our community.

Autism Awareness at Hillendale


PTO Calendar


  • 10-12 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - Half Days for Students
  • 15-19 - Spring Break
  • 22 - PSSA testing starts
  • 30 - Restaurant Day at Mod Pizza - all day


  • 10 - plant sale
  • 10 - PSSA pizza celebration
  • 10- Spring Fling Fundraiser
  • 15 - 9:30 am & 1:45 pm K-3 Student & Parent concerts
  • 16 - 9:30 am & 1:45 pm 4-5 Student & Parent concerts
  • 27 - Memorial Day - No School

PTO Info

Believe it or not, we are beginning to think about next year already! Thank you so much to all of the parents who have volunteered this year and helped make it such a success - it truly takes a village!

There are a number of people who have already spoken up to stay on as committee heads but there are some openings! Please CLICK HERE to see the list. If you are interested in joining or chairing a committee or have any questions please email Loryn Furey at heptovp@gmail.com.

Around the District


Our students are hard at work at the first day of the Husky Cafe!

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