Join us for the last Principal Coffee this Thursday!

7:45am in the library
Come meet the new MMS Principal Bradley Clark and hear about some summer reading ideas from Ms. Pustka.


A Handful of Yearbooks Are Still Available!
If you want one, please send an email to yearbook@hillelementary.com to coordinate payment and delivery.  Yearbooks cost $40.  Cash or check only.  Checks can be made out to Hill Elementary PTA.


Congrats to Ms. Hoffner!
Kate Hoffner has been awarded as the EcoRise Teacher of the Year for her outstanding commitment to sustainability and student innovation. She will be honored at our Eco-Audit Showcase on May 30th, where three teams of Hill Green Team student will also be presenting their work to the Austin community.


The school year is almost over, time to get a head start on next year!

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!


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).

On the last day of school, June 1, at 3:00 any student is welcome to come and take any items left in Lost and Found.  If you need a jacket, hat, shark towel, book, rice-filled sock dude, or anything else left, students are welcome to take items home to keep.  Any remaining items will be packed up at 3:15 and donated to charity.

New record for grossest find of the year…  just edging out Underwear
This lunch box must have sat in a classroom for the last 6 months.  Strong apple smell from the rotten apple and a sandwich(?) moldy beyond recognition.  It looked so pretty on the outside, though.
 

Romance blooms in Lost and Found…
Looking back now and considering how long they have both been in L&F, it seems inevitable.  Skirt has a new headband, and Pants has a new Old Spice Deodorant.  And a sweet-faced little Sockboy has joined them.

Still no return privileges…
My coffee cup is staring down this water bottle, which is related to the lunch box that was returned 20 times.  The owner is welcome to come for it any time.  Note: think twice before you cross the crazy lady in Lost and Found.

New jackets this week, water bottles, lunch boxes, and GLASSES (in the office)
  

 


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!


Scholarship for Graduating Seniors

The Hill Elementary Alumni Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor Hill’s 40th anniversary. It is now called The Suzanne and Vincent Torres Hill Elementary Alumni Scholarship in honor of Mr. Torres and his wife, and their dedication to our school and the district. The goal is to recognize former students who have excelled in their academic endeavors, supported their community through service projects, and proven they possess a drive to further their education. By granting this scholarship, we encourage students to continue their academic endeavors beyond high school and hope to strengthen the relationship between Hill and its alumni. This year, one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded. To apply, click here.


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!