“Off to the Races at The Hillside School Gala”

To meet operating costs, the school relies not only on tuition but also on fundraising events like our upcoming ‘Off to the Races at The Hillside School Gala’.  At this year’s event we will unveil the ‘Colligas Mural Project’ on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Hillside.  It will be an evening filled with southern charm, dining, memories, a silent auction, and dancing under the stars!

 

 

The Hillside School Honors Service Award Winners

Service Award Winners - Marilyn Marles and Gretchen KrasleyThe Hillside School celebrated their donors, volunteers, and community partners on Wednesday, February 25th at The Hillside School.  Two Service Award winners were announced during the evening, Marilyn Marles, founder of the Marles Group, and Gretchen Krasley, retired educator.

Quaint Oak Bank Donates $25,000

Quaint Oak Bank donated $25,000 in scholarship money to The Hillside School to help support education in their local communities. These contributions were made through the Pennsylvania Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program and the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program.  “I am proud to be a part of an organization that not only appreciates and understands the value of education but is also willing to support educators in providing specialized learning opportunities for the children in our communities,” expressed Jacqueline Cercone, Allentown Branch Manager. Southampton Branch Manager, Louise Abele stated, “Education is the cornerstone of our society and we at Quaint Oak are proud to do our part in contributing to the success of our community.” For more information about Quaint Oak Bank and what they are doing for the community, please visit their website (www.quaintoak.com/community/).

Landis Family Charity Foundation Donates $40,000

The Landis Family Charity Foundation presented a check for $40,000 to The Hillside School, during The Landis Cup Million Dollar Charity Shootout on Veteran’s Day.  The Landis Family Charity Foundation challenged The Hillside School with a 2:1 financial match with proceeds raised by the school benefitting Canine Companions for Independence.  Hillside met the $20,000 match by hosting fundraisers such as a Carnival, Coin Competitions among students, a Pasta Fundraiser, Canvas Events, selling Kidstuff Books, holding a raffle on a donated piece of jewelry from Feldman Design Jewelers, and generous donors.

National Dyslexia Awareness Month

The Hillside School would respectfully like to recognize October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability involving difficulties acquiring and processing language that is typically manifested by a lack of proficiency in reading, writing, and spelling. The National Institute of Child Health and Development suggests as many as twenty percent of all students may have some degree of dyslexia.

Many individuals believe the word “dyslexia” describes a reading problem in which people see words backward. However, research has shown that this description is not accurate in describing the complex concept of dyslexia. Dyslexia factually means “difficulty with words” that can impact one’s speaking, reading, and/or spelling and varies a great deal from person to person. We at The Hillside School believe having a learning disability is something that makes students exceptional in their own way. Through our multi-sensory classroom based education (8:1 ratio), our students can appreciate their own “learning needs” and learn how to advocate for themselves.

Join The Hillside School as we take a stand together and promote the overall academic, personal, and social success of all students. This October, we will honor those with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities. As we recognize National Dyslexia Awareness Month, we will continue to stand by our mission in maximizing the potential of the child with learning disabilities through excellence in education.

Parents and Me Canvas Event

Sign up TODAY for our special Parents & Me Canvas Event on Thursday, October 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Come out and enjoy a night of art, family, and fun with your loved ones while you receive step-by-step instruction by our Hillside Arts teacher, Mr. Redmond. Create your very own masterpiece. The cost is $20/parent and child and $5.00 for each additional family member. Seating is limited to 30 people. Proceeds benefit The Hillside School General Annual Fund. Please contact Sheryl Hawk at (610)-967-2252 x1 for more information. We hope to see you there!

 

Parents and Me Canvas Event

 

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