Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Parent/Teacher Spring Conferences

This spring Hillendale will be using an online conference sign up system called PTCFast. More information has been sent home through our electronic notification system as well as back pack express. To sign up for a spring conference please use the following link:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: iGen Book discussion & Author Visit

iGen Picture

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and
What That Means for the Rest of Us

The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality.

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

Learn more about Dr Twenge and iGen at

Find the book on Amazon -
Hardcover - $15.51
Kindle - $12.99 

SAVE THE DATE - Dr. Twenge will be visiting UCFSD April 12-13, 2018.
More information to come.

SCREENAGERS - Growing up in the Digital Age


Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

Avon Grove School District has invited UCFSD families to a private viewing of SCREENAGERS December 19, 2017 - 6:30pm at the Jennersville YMCA, West Grove, PA   

Register here
**Not recommended for children under 10 **

Watch the trailer here -

Monday, November 6, 2017

Half Day Schedule for the Week of November 20th

Please Note Half Day Schedule for the Week of November 20th

K-8th half days Nov 20th - 21st

Pre-1st-12th half day 22nd
No Kindergarten on the 22nd

Am Session 9:10AM - 10:40AM

  PM Session 10:55AM - 12:25PM

Elementary (1st-5th) 9:10AM - 12:25PM

Middle & High School (6th-12th) 8:00AM - 11:10AM

No School November 23rd and 24th

Monday, October 23, 2017

Annual UCFSD Coat Drive

Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive. All sizes and styles, infant through adult are needed. 

Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school starting on October 23rd and ending on December 7th
Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted.
Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area.
See flyer here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Title-1 Reading Support Parent Information Night

Steve Dissinger Educational Kiosk

This morning after our Tuesday running club session we dedicated the Steve Dissinger Educational Kiosk. This dedication was made possible because of the Eagle Scout project for Michael Iacocca. He designed and built this amazing kiosk and decided to name it after Mr. Dissinger because of his passion and commitment to Hillendale and to the creation of the Hillendale Trail. To view the ceremony please click on the link below.

Steve Dissinger Educational Kiosk Dedication