From Mr. Drummond

Dear Hill Community,

The cooler weather is here! As a reminder, there is no school Monday, October 9th (tomorrow) as our staff participates in professional learning, and we recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Austin ISD. We will see everyone back on campus on Tuesday.

Hill will hold a UIL meeting for parents on Zoom to give information on our UIL programming this year. You can use this link to access the meeting which will take place on Monday, October 16th at 3:30 pm. We will review a general timeline, discuss available events, and give a picture of what our meet day will look like in late January. We will plan to record the meeting as well for those who cannot attend.

We want to invite our Hill Community to the Anderson High School Library on Tuesday, October 17th from 6:00-7:30 pm for  Community Mental Health and Safety Conversations presented by Austin ISD. You can see other available Zoom options and spaces available as well for other dates. We hope to see you there.

Hill Elementary will have a School Team this year for the Cap 10K run/walk in April! You can complete Cap10K registration here and join as a school team member of the “Hill Elementary Dillos Team”. We want to bring all of the students, staff, and family members possible! More details to come.

You can click here to view our Counselor Newsletter for October.

Support our 5th Grade Legacy Fundraiser (Message from our Volunteers): Don’t forget to support the 5th Grade Fundraiser happening NOW!  We have 3 weeks to reach our goal and we need your help. Click HERE to make a “No-Hassle” donation to support our fundraising efforts. If we receive 75 donations of $40 or more, we will hit our goal. Also, you can still purchase Hill Dillo sport socks or a school-spirited headband through October 15th. Every donation makes a difference and helps ensure we leave a great legacy gift to Hill and have the funds to plan exciting End of Year festivities for the 5th grade class. We are hoping to have all items ready for pick up the first week of November. Once sales are finalized, we will communicate the distribution schedule. Thank you for your support! Contact with any questions.

Check out the Austin ISD Texas Farm Fresh Art Competition your student can participate in to support healthy living. You can reach out to ATX Kids Club if you need an option for childcare during AISD holidays. 

Lastly, we recently had a scary incident out front when a student fell from the large rocks they were walking across and gashed their head. We reminded students this week, but please also encourage and model for your students not walking on the rocks out front. While we know many students enjoy this, we would like to keep our kids safe by staying off of them. Thank you for your support!

Principal Drummond