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10/19 NHE PTO Meeting 6:00
11/1 NHE Skating Party 6:00-8:00
11/10 Teacher In-Service Day - No School for Students
11/16 Parent/Guardian- Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30
11/16 Parent/Guardian- Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30
11/16 Parent/Guardian- Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30
11/16 Parent/Guardian- Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:3011/21 Parent/Guardian- Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30
11/22 Parent/Guardian- Teacher Conferences 8:00-11:30
11/22-11/27 No School for Students
11/30 NHE PTO Meeting 6:00

PTO Fundraiser

Important Info

Money and orders due by: October 18th

Cash or checks payable to: North Hills PTO

Item Pickup: 11/16/17 at North Hills from 3:30-7:00!

Email any questions to:

Important Information


     For students to successfully achieve at NHE, it is essential all students attend school regularly and on time.  Please remember school begins promptly at 9:00 AM.  All students must be in their classrooms by this time to avoid being marked late.  All students will enter the building through the main office entrance located at the front of the building. 

     Students will be dismissed at 3:35.  All car riders and walkers will be dismissed through the main office doors.  If you are picking your students up at school, you must sign them out using the grade level clipboard (identification may be required) on the porch in front of the main office doors.  An NHE staff member will be present each day with the clipboard.  It is the parent’s responsibility to sign the clipboard. 

     A note notifying the school of the pick-up arrangement is required to designate your child as a rider.  Send a note to the office or your child’s teacher stating such arrangements.  You may call the secretary no later than 3:00 PM to designate your student as a rider.

    There is NO PARKING in front of the building.  If you are transporting your child, please drive to the back parking lot near the cafeteria or the north parking lot located near the soccer fields.

     We appreciate your cooperation with these procedures as we strive to promote a safe environment for all students.


Spirit Wear Now Available
You’ve been invited to begin shopping in the North Hills Fall-Winter 2017 online store. This online store has been set-up to make the ordering process easier for you. Orders can be placed from September 07, 2017 until October 10, 2017.
It will take you just a few minutes to get started, three simple steps:
1.  First,CLICK HERE(Be sure to use a current version of the most common browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer).
2.  Browse all of the merchandise options your organization has made available to you. Be sure to carefully select the appropriate products, sizes and colors you need. Occasionally, your organization requires that certain products MUST be purchased in order to participate; these products are marked MANDATORY. The decision to include MANDATORY products is made by your organization.
3.  Once you're finished shopping, simply review your order and checkout. You will receive an Order Confirmation via email (at the email address you entered when ordering). Please look for this Order Confirmation email once you’ve completed your order.
If you need further assistance or have any questions, please CLICK HERE and one of our online Customer Care representatives will be glad to assist you.

The North Hills PTO would like to welcome everyone to the new school year! 

Every parent or guardian of a North Hills student is considered a member of the PTO.  We invite you to become an active participant in our organization.  PTO has many exciting programs and activities planned for the 2017-2018 school year.  Since we do not require membership dues, we depend on parent volunteers, donations and our one and only fundraiser to help offset expenses.  Money collected directly benefits our students by providing field trips, skating party, track meet shirts, assemblies, the annual Memory Book and other fun programs and activities throughout the school year.  Please click on the PTO link for more information. 

Attendance Information


Hours and Tardiness

The student day begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:35 PM.  It is essential students arrive in their classrooms prior to the 9:00 bell.  Students not in their classrooms by this time will be considered tardy.  On the third illegal tardy, the student will receive lunch detention.  After the fifth tardy, the student will serve an after school detention.



Students will be excused from school in the event of an illness, death in the immediate family, quarantine, or for exceptional reasons determined to be urgent by school administrators, in accordance with Pennsylvania School Law.


Doctor’s Excuse

When a student reaches ten or more days of absence (excused or unexcused), parents can expect to receive a phone call or letter stating that additional absences could result in the need for a doctor’s note for each new absence.  Once a student has been placed on a doctor’s note, no absences will be marked excused unless approved by the school nurse or family physician.

Educational Trips

 Please be certain to reference the district policy regarding educational trips.  Approval forms must be obtained from the school office and submitted to the school at least two weeks prior to the trip or approval will be denied.  The educational value and activities of the trip must be stated in detail to be eligible for approval.  Educational trips will not be approved during achievement testing.  Although visiting relatives, family reunions, and other such absences are worthwhile, they do not meet the requirement of an educational trip.  Educational trips are limited to one per year and should not exceed eight days in length. No educational trips will be approved during PSSA testing.  Thank you for your cooperation regarding this policy.



It is our job at NHE to provide your child with the safest environment possible.  Therefore, all doors at NHE will be locked during the school day.  All visitors who request access to the building must press the gray call box located outside the main office doors.


When access has been granted, ALL visitors MUST report to the reception office located immediately inside the main doors.  All visitors will be issued a visitor’s badge.  This badge must be worn and visible at all times while in the building.  Please return this badge to the reception office when departing.



Top Ten Tips for Parental Involvement


  1. Studies show that children who eat breakfast do better in school.
  2. Avoid the morning rush.
  3. Make sure he/she gets plenty of rest.
  4. Talk with your child about school.
  5. Talk with the teacher.
  6. Attend school family events.
  7. Volunteer your time.
  8. Look for creative ways to volunteer.
  9. Volunteer when it fits into your schedule.
  10. Don’t delay (get involved).