lunchschedulesMark Your Calendars – January Events:

  • January 25th – class picture day – order forms in Wed. folders
  • January 26th – Principal Coffee with special guest:  Murchison MS Principal

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For more information click here.


Pre-K Registration is now open!

For the 2017-2018 School Year, Hill will open up a tuition based Pre-K class again.  The registration process for this program has started and will continue until January 31st.  The lottery for this program will be in February.  More information about this process is available on the AISD website.

All forms are available in the front office.  Registration documents (birth certificate, social security card (optional), immunization record, proof of address (City of Austin bill, lease agreement, mortgage statement), and parent driver’s license should be turned into Teresa Carrol.  The cost for the tuition PK is $517 a month.


New Rating System for Texas Schools

Recently, you may have heard in the news about the new A-F rating system being implemented in Texas Schools in August 2018.  As a preliminary review of schools and districts, the TEA just released “what if” ratings.  These are not official ratings and do not replace the TEA rating that Hill Elementary received earlier this year.   The A-F ratings for Hill School would be: Domain 1 – A, Domain 2 – C, Domain 3 – C, Domain 4 – C.  

TEA Commissioner Mike Morath issued this statement about the A–F “what if” results:  “The [A–F ratings] are for informational purposes to meet a legislative requirement and represent work-in-progress models that are likely to change before A–F ratings become effective in August 2018. No inferences about official district or campus performance in the 2015–16 school year should be drawn from these ratings, and these ratings should not be considered predictors of future district or campus performance ratings.”

In summary, the A–F data released does not take away from any of the accomplishments at Hill Elementary. In fact, Hill Elementary was awarded one academic distinction designations by TEA this year in Science. Also, Mrs. Newton will be sharing information about these ratings with parents at upcoming PTA meetings, as well as Principal Coffees.  


Lost and Found

 Something for Everyone
Science Fair Faire:  Teachers, a few weeks ago a 250mL graduated cylinder turned up on the playground.  I also have a yardstick.  See pics.

Featured Items of the Week: 3 stuffed animals and a cute tiny blue pillow someone left in assembly a couple of weeks ago.

Mystery of the Week: Black lunchbox and water bottle with the initials “FW”.  Only one problem, there is no one at Hill with those initials.
   
Craziest Item of the Week:  I brought in a dripping wet blue fleece blanket/sleeping bag from the playground about a week ago (and hung it on the outside hooks).  It has dried out and is now ready to go home.  You owe me for that one.  Ha ha.

Oh, and the mom who came looking for your child’s Darth Vader jacket, it is here in lost and found.  It showed up the next day.


Models Wanted!  The 5th Annual Hill Heritage Fashion Show

Celebrate your heritage by representing your culture and heritage.   To register to be a fashion show model, kidsforpeaceapply here now!   The deadline to apply is February 1st.

Save the Date:  Thursday, March 9th – 6:00pm

Questions? Email culturalcommittee@hillelementary.com.


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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!


Share Photos with the Yearbook:

  1. Download the Balfour Image Share App.
  2. Enter Hill’s project number:  712523 and password: yearbook
  3. You can also email photos and questions to yearbook@hillelementary.com.

Still need a yearbook?  It’s not too late to order one.  Follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.balfour.com
  2. Enter Hill Elementary and select our school.
  3. Personalize your yearbook (optional) $5.00 per line.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email.

Paper orders forms will be available in the office.


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!