From Principal Drummond

Dear Hill Community,

Happy Lunar New Year as we welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Don’t forget No Place for Hate Book Character Dress-Up Day is this Thursday, January 26th! 

From our PTA Book Fair Team: Hill’s Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner and we need all the help we can get!  Come by during school hours on January 26th and January 27th to help decorate the library and set up the fair.  Bring a friend and have even more fun!  Next week, January 30 through February 3rd, we need cashiers to help each day throughout the week and on Friday evening.  Sign up here to volunteer!

Starting Monday, January 23rd, Hill is raising money for the library of our sister school, Graham Elementary.  Students can bring cash, coins, and checks made out to Hill PTA and drop them in the Pringles can in their classrooms.  The classroom that raises the most money gets a popcorn party AND selects the books that go to Graham!  There will be two winners this year, one class from K-2nd and one class from 3rd-5th grade.

Save the date for Family Night on Friday, February 3rd from 5-7pm.  This is always a fun outing for families, and will be the last chance to shop at the fair.  Our talented music teachers, Ms. Herb and Mr. Williams, have arranged a musical performance by our students and we will have food from Stony’s Pizza.

Finally, E-Wallet is back again this year!  Sign up on our Book Fair Homepage to create an E-Wallet account for your child.  This allows your student to shop the fair without keeping track of cash.  Ruhi Bell is here to answer all of your questions about Book Fair, and you can reach out to her at

Do you know a Graduating Senior who attended Hill? 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 $1000 will be awarded. Click HERE to access the application! 

Selection Criteria: Must be a graduating senior of AISD. Must have attended Hill Elementary School for at least 3 years. Must show involvement in community service. Must write a one page essay. 

We want to give a big Dillo Cheer to Owen Ellis whose Reflections entry, “Love in the Wild”, has advanced to state-level judging! This is a big achievement as nearly 60,000 students participate in the program annually and less than 3% of those advance to Texas PTA judging. We are proud he will be representing us at the state level.

Hope you had an excellent weekend, Hill Community!

Principal Drummond