2017-2018 Hillside PTA Fundraisers

Hillside’s PTA is committed to enhancing our children’s school experience. We accomplish this through PTA-Sponsored academic enrichments, community building activities, family programs, social events and information sharing. Fundraising allows us to sponsor such events. Below are descriptions of our fundraising activities. The PTA does not expect every family to participate in every fundraiser that is why we offer a variety of fundraisers so you can pick the ones of interest to you and your family. The approximate cost to cover this year’s PTA budget is $100 per student.  The budget has funding for the following programs/activities: Special Interest Fair, Reflections, Assemblies, Field Trip Transportation, Author Visits, Field Day, Spelling Bee, Math Pentathlon, School Directory and more. If you prefer not to participate in any of Hillside’s fundraisers, feel free to simply make a tax-deductible direct donation to the Hillside PTA. 


Fun Run

A Fun Run is held annually and is the major PTA fundraiser of the year. The students run, walk, skip and dance their way around a track.  Popular music is played and a DJ keeps the kids going and having fun for the 40 minutes of exercise. 

This year's event was a HUGE success and we raised a record amount of $19,458.08!

Scholastic Book Fair

A Scholastic Book Fair is a literacy event that puts books in the hands of children and helps raise funds for schools.  The Book Fair is held in both the Fall (October) and the Spring (April).  Proceeds benefit the PTA.  The book fair is held in the media center and is an opportunity for families to come in and shop for books.  There are hundreds of books available in different literacy levels from pre-reading to chapter books.  On the first day, students visit the book fair and create “wish lists” that they take home to share with the parents.  It is explained to the children that parents may or may not choose to purchase the books on the wish list so there is no obligation to purchase these.  Teachers provide wish lists so you can purchase a book for your child’s classroom if you would like.  Scholastic donates a percentage of the proceeds back to the PTA.  Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. 



Shop Busch's and Kroger to support Hillside Elementary and local business by Helping Earn Easy MONEY!!  All of these programs are absolutely free to you. All we ask is that you designate Hillside as the recipient of the reward program that they offer. 


Simply enroll in Busch's Cash for Education program and start earning money for Hillside! Log into your MyWay account through and click on the Cash for Education income and choose the list of participating schools and programs. You must have MyWay card (Busch's discount card) to participate. You must update your preferences quarterly or choose "Add to future Quarters".


Last year, Kroger donated over $1,200 to hillside through their donation program! Register your Kroger plus card on-line and designate Hillside by entering the organization name or number (82329). Present your Kroger card at checkout EVERY TIME you shop to help us receive FREE dollars! You must reregister your card after May 1st every year. Check to make sure the bottom of your receipt says "At your request, Kroger is donating to Hillside Elementary PTA."

Amazon School Rewards Program

Shop & Raise Funds For Hillside!

Simply by shopping at and selecting Hillside PTA as your supporting organization, you can raise funds for Hillside PTA.

Support Hillside PTA on Amazon

General Mills Box Tops for Education
We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week –- or more. Now turn those shopping trips into easy cash for your school, and encourage friends and family to do the same!  Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and send them to your school’s Box Tops coordinator —- each one is worth 10¢ for your school.

A collection basket is located in every classroom, just send them in your child’s backpack.