School’s Out for Summer!

Dear Families,

Have a wonderful, relaxing summer!  We will miss your students and look for Hill Dillos everywhere we go this summer.:)

One more staffing change….Hill third grade teacher, Melissa Monreal, recently accepted a 3rd grade PE position at Reilly Elementary.  We are excited that Ms. Monreal is following her passion to teach PE and appreciate her many years of service to the Hill Community!

Congratulations on a year of Dillo Best accomplishments!  We look forward to seeing you again in August!

Beth Newton
Principal
Hill Elementary School
(512) 414-4270

  Please mark down the important dates below on your calendar:

Now-July 31 – School Supplies on sale-go to www.hillelementary.com
July 2-17 –  Hill 2017-1018 T-shirts on sale on line
Thursday, August 17- 9AM-2PM –  Teacher Helper Day in the Hill Cafeteria
Thursday, August 17 – 6:30PM-8PM – Pre-K & Kinder Back to School Night
Friday, August 18 – 11AM-1PM –  Open House and Meet the Teacher
Saturday, August 19 – 10AM –  Incoming Kinder and All New Students Play Date on the Hill Playground
Monday, August 21 –  7:45 AM – First Day of School
Tuesday, September 12 – 6:30PM-8PM – Back to School Night 1st-5th Grades


The Latest Bond Information
Earlier this week, the AISD Board of Trustees adopted a proposal for a school bond. The proposed $990 million bond package will be on the ballot for voters to consider in November.

Currently proposed for inclusion in the AISD Bond is $60 million to relieve overcrowding in our NW (Doss and Hill) elementary schools, along with additional money to start phasing a remodel of Murchison and address critical deficiencies at Anderson.

How the resources for Hill and Doss overcrowding will be allocated is not yet determined. For Hill, however, it likely means increasing the permanent capacity for our campus through classroom additions and expanded core facilities.

Though the Facility Master Plan adopted by the Facility and Bond Planning Advisory Committee (FABPAC) indicated that a new elementary school could relieve overcrowding, doubt about finding land or buildings to renovate and financial realities have led the district’s administration to suggest that including $60 million in this line item is more practical.

We will have conversations in the coming months that include both the Hill and Doss communities, as well as representatives from the district and FABPAC and Board Trustee Julie Cowan, to explore all options that best satisfy our community’s needs.

The AISD Board will meet again on Monday, June 26, to confirm bond projects. You can watch the Board meeting on the districts website or on Channel 22.


Thanks to our generous 2016-2017 Sponsors!  
We’d ask that when you have an opportunity to spend your hard earned dollars and the opportunity presents itself to spend those dollars with our sponsors, that you do so.  We want to give back to those who give back to us.
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Get ahead and order your school supplies now!

School supply kits for 2017-2018 go on sale May 1.  Go to sproutsupplies.com/supplykits and enter HES003 to place your order and your child’s kit will be delivered to their classroom before the first day of school. Plus, if you purchase by May 31 and like Sprout on Facebook you will be entered into a raffle to receive your kit for free!

Click here for a list of school supplies needed for each grade.


Kinder Parents:  All You Need to Know!

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Kindergarten Orientation was on April 4th at 9 a.m.  If you missed it, you can still register with the front office.  Download the New Parent Handbook here.

To be sure you’re ready, here’s your checklist:

  1. Register your child online at https://my.austinisd.org/. You will need a Parent Cloud Account. If you do not have an account, you can create one. You should receive a registration confirmation via email once this step is successfully completed.
  2. Bring the following documents to to the front office:
  • Original state-certified birth certificate, plus 1 copy
  • Current immunization records, plus 2 copies
  • Original Social Security number card, plus 1 copy
  • Proof of address, such as a City of Austin utility bill or lease agreement, plus 1 copy
  • Parent’s driver’s license, plus 1 copy
  • Online registration confirmation

Other important links:

  • Subscribe to the Hill e-news “Dillo Details” here.
  • Join the PTA here.

You can bring your documents to the Hill Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
New students enrolling for the current school year may complete the same steps but submit your documents to the office immediately.
Please contact the office at (512) 414-2369 if you have any school registration questions.


Dillo Camp 2017

  Click here for more information and register today!


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There are summer pool parties for Kinder and 4th Graders still available, and Trojan Pop Warner Cheer & Football Clinics in May.  Parents have a number of fun options available too for this summer and Fall (crafting, Bad Parents Party, family camping, Fancy Wig Party, Holiday Party) -so click here now and sign up!  Have fun while raising money for the school at the same time (full ticket price goes to the PTA).

Hill Marketplace

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Did you miss Open House?  Forgot to order a yearbook?  New to Hill?  The Hill Marketplace is here for you!

  • Headphones
  • Dillos water bottle
  • Birthday Book & Birthday Poster
  • PTA Membership
  • And much more!

Shop Now!

 


Dillo Cards Enrollment

The Dillo Cards program is a no-cost-to-you PTA fundraiser. The PTA purchases gift cards from participating merchants at a discount, then the PTA sells the cards to you at face value. The PTA makes a profit from the discount. For example, you pay $100 for a $100 gift card. In the case of HEB, Hill earns $4 and HEB earns $96. You can use the gift cards for your monthly shopping.  You can subscribe to monthly pre-paid cards from stores including HEB, Randalls, Whole Foods, and Starbucks to be sent to your home.  The PTA offers special gift cards for the holidays to local businesses and restaurants.  All purchases directly benefit Hill!  Click Here to order your cards today!


New Parent Info & Important Links:


wheresthebusappCheck out the WheresTheBus app!

The free app provides timely information about the location of your child’s bus, including when it will arrive at your stop.  Questions? Contact AISD Transportation at (512) 414-6520.


Get Involved & Have Fun!volunteeropportunities

Interested in getting to know more parents and learning about your child’s school? The Hill PTA has a place for you — Just find a committee and volunteer!  Once you find one you like, sign up here! We welcome you and thank you for your participation!