Were you not able to make it to Hill Hoopla this year? Did you hear about all of the great Buy In Party options and wish you had signed up? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Click here for a list of parties that still have spots available and sign up to join the fun today!
Its Book Fair Week!
Come by during your child’s class visit time and don’t forget to come for family night, March 3 from 5-8:30, where we will have food, fun, and your last chance to visit the fair.
If you have family who can’t make it to the fair have them visit:
We invite you to attend
The 5th Annual
Hill Heritage Fashion Show & Cultural Evening
Come out & support your classmates
as they model clothing from countries around the world
& perform songs in French & German!
Thursday, March 9th
Hill Elementary Cafeteria
School pictures are scheduled for Monday, March 6, so please mark your calendars!
The ordering process works like this in the Spring –Send students to school looking good! Send NO money now. Students will get their picture taken. A portrait package will be sent home with the student in a few weeks. You keep the whole sheets of your choice, according to the order form and send back the unwanted sheets along with your payment for what you keep.
There is no makeup day for these pictures.
This is a great fundraiser for our school as we receive a portion of the earnings. Thank you for participating!
Hill Commitment/Notification Form
Are you planning to return to Hill next school year? Or are you planning on enrolling elsewhere? Either way, Hill staff need to know so they can make plans for staffing. The commitment/notification form is due to the office by February 28th.
This is NOT the same as online school registration.. which MUST be completed by everyone, including returning students starting March 1st. Anyone wishing to enroll a new 1st grader thru 5th can do so after completing the online registration, plus all brand-new enrollments must come to the school office to fill out forms related to Hill, and bring required documents: birth certificate, immunization records, SSN card, parent driver’s license, and proof of address.
Kinder and Pre-K orientation is April 4th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Click here for more info for new students.
International Reading Week – Come Read!
We are looking for volunteers to read in other languages to students in classrooms.
Grandparents, parents, and other caregivers are invited to sign up to
read their favorite story in a foreign language!
Please sign up online using this link:
New parent tours and incoming Kindergartner play dates
Tours, playdates, and story times are scheduled this Spring to help new parents and incoming Kindergarteners learn about Hill and feel comfortable with the transition to elementary school. Please spread the word to any parents you know who have incoming kindergarteners. Click here for dates and more info.
Lost and Found
After the crazy storm last week, I brought in a very muddy Denver Broncos sweatshirt. I dried it out on the outside hooks behind the gym, and it is inside now. I asked all of the Broncos fans I know, and it is not theirs. Please come and claim it.
Also pictured are 2 pairs of girls’ pants, which were inside of each other on the ground.
I may not keep these items long because 1) still very dirty and 2) no one seems to miss their pants when they lose them. Please claim them soon!!
Two of these are man-sized green sweatshirts. One says “Taylor Ducks”. If you know whose these may be (probably not Hill kids), please let them know.
Please label jackets, water bottles, and lunch boxes. Check with your kid each afternoon to make sure they brought home their stuff.
-Sandy Knight, manager of stinky textiles
Did you miss Open House? Forgot to order a yearbook? New to Hill? The Hill Marketplace is here for you!
- Dillos water bottle
- Birthday Book & Birthday Poster
- PTA Membership
- And much more!
Share Photos with the Yearbook:
- Download the Balfour Image Share App.
- Enter Hill’s project number: 712523 and password: yearbook
- You can also email photos and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still need a yearbook? It’s not too late to order one. Follow these steps:
- Go to www.balfour.com
- Enter Hill Elementary and select our school.
- Personalize your yearbook (optional) $5.00 per line.
- 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:
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!
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!