Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week is here!  This is the time we show our teachers and staff how thankful we are for taking care of our children and making school a safe and creative environment for learning. In addition to our teachers, each class will be showing appreciation to one of these important areas:  Essentials (PE, Music and Art), office staff, and cafeteria & custodial staff.   taweek

Details will come from homeroom parents, but this is the rundown:

  • Monday:  Card Day
  • Tuesday:  Flower or Cookie Day
  • Wednesday:  Wear Teacher’s Favorite Color & Act of Kindness Day
  • Thursday:  PTA luncheon for teachers and staff
  • Friday:  Class Project

Specials and Administration/Staff – In addition to bringing goodies for their own teachers, students have been assigned to special areas teachers and other staff. Assignments can be found here.


Support NW Austin Schools!

AISD is hosting a series of community engagement meetings to discuss the district’s facilities master planning process. The Hill community is specifically encouraged to attend the meeting to show support for schools in Northwest Austin on Wednesday, May 4th at Lanier High School from 6 to 8pm. Please make plans to be there!

Your feedback is important as the district begins a long-range planning process, including possible future bond programs that will serve our community.

Facility Update Due to School Growth:

As Hill school leaders continue to plan for next year, the Facilities Committee has developed recommendations that will allow Principal Newton to keep all of our students on campus next year.

Although school administrators continue to work the logistics, there will be several moves this summer that will allow the campus to accommodate more students and keep grade levels together.

To see all the recommendations, please click here.


Thank You to Hill Volunteers & Partners!

Hill Elementary couldn’t be as great without all the volunteers and business partners who support our school in so many ways, but every year Hill recognizes a few who’ve gone above and beyond.

Congratulations and Thank you to:

Hill’s Volunteer of the Year:  Caris Palmer
Mentor of the Year:  Kim Sanchez
Partners of the Year:  Sky Realty and ABC Bank



New Parent Info

Kindergarten Orientation already took place, but if you missed it, please click here for full instructions on how to register your child at Hill.  This also applies to any new students to the school.


  • Subscribe to the Hill e-news here.
  • Join the PTA here.


Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and bring a photo ID if this is your first time to Hill.  These tours are geared toward adults. We recommend you make other arrangements for your children when you attend the tour.

  • Thursday, May 19 – 11:30am


Play dates are scheduled for incoming Pre-K students, Kindergartners, and new students to Hill.

  • Monday, May 23 – 3pm (Meet on playground, no need to sign in.)
  • Saturday, August 20 – 10am (Meet on playground, no need to sign in.)

Questions? Contact newparentcoordinator@hillelementary.com.  More information for new and incoming students can be found here.


$1,000 Hill Alumni Scholarship

Graduating seniors, who are also Hill alumni, are encouraged to apply for the The Suzanne and Vincent Torres Hill Elementary Alumni Scholarship. Applications need to be submitted and postmarked no later than May 2.  graduationcap

For requirements and to print out a copy of the application,
please click here.


Dillo Camp

Registration ends soon for Dillo Camps!  Info and camp lists can be found at http://dillocamp.webs.com/.


Reporting Absences

When your child is sick, injured or tardy or absent from school, please inform the office via email: hill@austinisd.org.  Do not call the office.

Please include in the email the following:phone

1. Child’s first and last name

2. Teacher’s name

3. Reason for absence

Bring all notes for excused absences to the office, not the teacher.  Thank you for your cooperation!


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