The Hillside Explorers Program is an after-school enrichment program that is organized and run by the PTA. The mission of Explorers is to give students an exciting opportunity to learn outside of the classroom; to try new activities and experiences, to further our Magnet theme to help students find their talents and activities they enjoy the most.
HILLSIDE EXPLORERS – WINTER 2023 – PLEASE READ!!
The Hillside Explorers PTA volunteers are pleased to present our Winter session, featuring some exciting new classes and some returning favorites!
Classes begin January 30, 2023 and go for 8 weeks. All classes will run from 3:50pm – 4:50pm.
- Registration opens Thurs, January 19 at 8:00PM
- Registration closes Thurs, January 26 at 8:00PM
PLEASE NOTE: Classes will show as SOLD OUT on the registration page until registration officially opens. When registration opens, all classes will become available.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: Hillside is able to offer a limited number of scholarship spots. Priority is based on when requests are received. To request a scholarship, send an email to Explorers@HillsidePTA.org and include your name, email and phone number, your child’s name, grade, homeroom teacher, whether they are enrolled in YMCA aftercare, and list your top three choices for classes. Confirmations for approved classes will be sent by email. ***SCHOLARSHIP REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD***
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION INFORMATION: PLEASE consider making a donation to our scholarship program so we can ensure that all students who want to take an Explorers class are able to do so. Last school year the Explorers Program awarded 42 scholarships over the course of our 3 cycles of programming. We CANNOT do this without your help.
Scholarship donations can be made on the Cheddar Up registration page. Thank you for your support!!!
- Scholarship Donations can be made ay at any time by following this link.
- Classes will show as SOLD OUT until registration officially opens.
HILLSIDE EXPLORERS INCLUSION & CODE OF CONDUCT – PLEASE READ:
Explorers is an afterschool enrichment program run by the Hillside PTA. It is designed to be accessible to all students, to be an inclusive program, and above all, to be a safe space for every participant. To that end, there are a couple of changes to the upcoming program, as follows:
AIDE/PARAPROFESSIONAL: If your child has a disability and requires a one-to-one or shared aide/paraprofessional to participate in the Explorers program, the PTA will now provide one. This person can be the student’s existing paraprofessional, and if that person is unavailable, the Explorers team will work with Hillside Administration to try to find someone else. To request an aide/paraprofessional, send an email to Explorers@HillsidePTA.org and include your name, email and phone number, your child’s name, grade, homeroom teacher, and name of your child’s existing aide/paraprofessional.
***AIDE/PARA REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD***
CODE OF CONDUCT: The Hillside Explorers program believes that every participating student deserves a safe place to learn and enjoy the various classes offered. To ensure behavior expectations are clear, all caregivers registering a student for an Explorers class will be required to review a code of conduct. The Explorers’ Code of Conduct can be viewed here.
Additionally, all Explorers instructors will have access to the Onsite Administrator, to assist in any concerns or conflicts in the classroom.
Any questions? Contact us: Explorers@HillsidePTA.org
Hillside Explorers is a sub-committee of the Hillside PTA, run by parent volunteers.