From Mr. Drummond

Dear Hill Community,

It is Book Fair Week! Join us for Book Fair Family Night this Thursday, February 1st from 5-8pm. This is always a fun outing for families and will be a great chance to shop at the fair.  We will have food available for purchase from Stony’s Pizza and DonutsNV. E-Wallet is available this year.  Simply purchase a Gift Card here.  The volunteers running the Book Fair will have access to all the Gift Cards codes. This allows your student to shop the fair without keeping track of cash.  At the end of the fair, if you have unused funds, simply contact Literati for a refund. We hope to see you at the fair this week!

Priority Registration for the 24-25 School Year Closes on February 6th: All families must register for next year. Click here to get started before priority registration closes! Following February 6th, there will be a brief time where enrollment will not be open before the general enrollment window opens this spring.

Traffic Safety Reminder: As we are into the spring semester, we want to give everyone a reminder of how crucial it is that we all exercise safety during our arrival and dismissal times. You can click here for an important message from Safe Routes to School on the Stay Safe Austin initiative that aims to remind us all of best practices and traffic laws we need to follow. Thank you Safe Routes for partnering with us! Thank you, Hill families, for doing your part to create safe routes to school at Hill Elementary. We appreciate everyone taking the time to review the flier.

We wanted to again share our Hill Agreement Posters that we created for our different spaces on campus. This is the language we use to guide your student(s) in the different areas on campus. We highly recommend using some of the common language like “attentive listening” and “mutual respect” to help align school with home. Dillo Cheer for your support of our Hill Agreements!

From AISD: The Proclamation 2024 science materials that are being considered for adoption are available for the public to review and provide feedback.  The materials are displayed at Metz Elementary – 84 Robert T Martinez Jr St, Austin, TX 78702. The materials will be available to review January 29 – February 2 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM.  Please reach out to Danielle Perico via email ( with any questions you may have.

Voting Resources from AISD: See below this letter for some information from the district on upcoming primaries that we hope helps create a culture of voting in our area.

Lastly, Third Coast Martial Arts is offering an introductory class for any Hill student, thanks to our Hill student James McCampbell. You can click here for the flier he designed and created. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Principal Drummond


Importance of voting as it relates to the 2024 Texas Primary

  • Voting in a primary lets you impact who will be elected in November to national, state and county offices.
  • Only14% of eligible Texans vote in the March primaries, and that’s when most races get decided.
  • If more voters cast ballots in the primaries, leaders will be elected who better reflect the spectrum of ideologies and will work across the aisle to make government more functional and representative of the vast majority of Texans.

Polling information

This link takes you to polling locations and times for both early voting and election day for the 2024 Texas Primary.

Voter education programs 

Want to vote in the primary but not registered to vote? Click here to fill out an application and to learn more.

Review the Voting Guide for the 2024 Texas Primary.

Related Activities

Get your students in grades 1-12 excited about voting! Please see this link for information about the League of Women Voters art and writing contest. Entries are due March 1, 2024.