Teacher/Staff Favorite Lists Online - As the holidays approach, a lot of us are thinking about showing our teachers how much we appreciate them.  As a reminder, all teacher favorite & wish lists are now online!  Click here for easy access! (click on ‘view details’ to view the list)
Anderson PALS YouTube Channel - We are excited to share that the Anderson PALS have added to their public YouTube channel this year!  They have uploaded Thanksgiving-related and other short videos aimed at elementary aged children, but enjoyable for all ages.  All of last year’s content is still available and more content will be added weekly.  Click here to view.
Fall Break – No School - A reminder that there will be no virtual or face-to-face classes for the week of November 23rd – 27th. AISD will partner with the Central Texas Food Bank to provide access to healthy food while campuses are closed for the Thanksgiving break. Click here for more information. We wish all Hill families a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Parent Learning Series: At Home Peace Areas  - Please join the Hill Counselors and district SEL department on December 10 at 8:05 AM to learn about and get ideas to create your very own At Home Peace Area. Click here for invitation. Zoom Information Meeting ID: 198 4768 4519 Password: EA5qya Peace Areas empower children to manage their own emotions and conflict by offering a safe, comfortable place for them to reflect, and calm down during difficult moments. Please sign…
Thank you, Austin Ed Fund! - Thank you Austin Ed Fund for providing our school community with HEB and Visa gift cards to support some of our families as they enter the holiday season. Click here to learn more about Austin Ed Fund and ways to support Austin ISD!
Hill Families Helping Families  - Help make Hill families’ holidays a little bit brighter this holiday season!  We have 5 families left to sponsor! If you would like to get your office, neighbors, family, or friends together, our families would be so appreciative of your generosity and support. Click here to sponsor a Dillo family! Additionally, if you would like to donate a $25 HEB gift card, we would love to provide each family with one to be used…
Holiday Dillo Card Orders – One more week! - It may look a little different, but we are still ready to take your Dillo card orders for the holidays!  A few details: All orders will be placed online through a Google form this year. We WILL be able to do a bulk order of physical cards to use for the holiday orders! Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer HEB cards currently. Orders are due Monday, November 30th.  We won’t be able…
2020-21 Yearbooks are on Sale!  - 2020 – 2021 Yearbooks are on sale NOW! Please order directing through Balfour using this link.  Yearbooks were not a part of Open House this year, so this is your first chance to purchase. And attention 5th grade families:  
Calendar and Ways to Stay Connected - Subscribe to the Google Calendar and all the important Hill events will already be on your calendar! Hill Master Schedule for Virtual Learning Please contact your student’s teacher with specific questions. Click HERE for the updated 2020 – 21 Austin ISD Calendar. *PLEASE NOTE: January 5 and February 12 are District of Innovation (DOI) days for the 2020-21 school year (no school for Hill students on those two dates) Other ways to…
Mark Your Calendar! - November 23 – 27 NO SCHOOL – Fall Break November 30 Student Headshot Photos for Yearbook Due Holiday Dillo Card Orders Due December 6 – 12 Spirit Week, The Backspace Pizza + Pasta (Anderson Ln), 4:00 – 9:00pm December 7 Virtual CAC Meeting, 3:30pm December 10 Parent Learning Series: At Home Peace Areas, 8:05am (via Zoom) December 21 – January 5 NO SCHOOL – Winter Break January 6 Classes Resume
Trojan Lacrosse - Click here to learn more about Trojan Lacrosse.
Let’s say THANK YOU to our amazing staff! - Hospitality Committee will be celebrating Hill Staff with a Thanksgiving box lunch from Galaxy Cafe on Thursday and parent provided treats on Friday.  Let’s continue to show all teachers and staff some extra love by decorating the entry Bulletin Board with notes of appreciation and messages from you!  Cards may be dropped in the designated bin located in the North Portico at the school beginning Monday morning.
A Letter from Principal Drummond - Dear Hill Community, Time has flown by this semester as the fall break is now one week away. Please note there will be no virtual or face-to-face classes for the week of November 23rd-27th. We wish you all a special time with your families. We also encourage everyone to be as safe as possible in terms of avoiding large groupings. We appreciate as much caution as possible to support a safe…
Principal Check-In Video from November 11th - Click here to view the video from the Principal Check-In held on Wednesday, November 11th.
Don’t forget to shop the Book Fair! - The Virtual Hill Book Fair is OPEN! We are thrilled to partner with Book People this year so that each purchase supports our school and a local bookstore. Just click here to start shopping!  You may shop the WHOLE BookPeople website and make sure to use the Bookfair Code: HILL20 at checkout. Orders can be shipped to your home or picked up curbside at BookPeople.  Book Fair will end on Saturday, November 21.…
Virtual PTA Meeting – November 19th - The next General PTA Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, November 19 at 6:30pm.  You will need to register to attend the meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. WE NEED YOU!  If you have not signed up for a PTA membership, JOIN TODAY!
After School Enrichment Opportunities - Click on the links below to find out about various after-school virtual enrichment opportunities for your student. Coding with Kids Film Kids iPiano Keyboarding Club Mad Science My Coding Place Play-Well TEKnologies – LEGO Programming Soccer Shots Young Rembrandts
Holiday Dillo Cards are open for orders!   - It may look a little different, but we are still ready to take your Dillo card orders for the holidays!  A few details: All orders will be placed online through a Google form this year. We WILL be able to do a bulk order of physical cards to use for the holiday orders! Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer HEB cards currently. Orders are due November 30th.  We won’t be able to…
Veteran’s Day Virtual Honor Wall – Submit Today! - Veteran’s Day is Wednesday, November 11th!  Please join us in honoring our Hill Community Veteran’s virtually this year!  Please post photos of your Hill Community Veteran here along with their names, branch of service, relationship to Hill, optional rank, places of service, etc. We need these ASAP – please post by Monday night!  Thank you for your participation & thank you to our Hill Community veterans & active duty service members for their service!  Be sure to…
A Letter from Principal Drummond - Dear Hill Community, What an amazing weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hill School! It was so fulfilling to see our community together in one place. For those that didn’t hear, Mayor Adler and the City of Austin proclaimed Saturday, November 7th, as “Hill Elementary Day” in celebration of 50 amazing years of educating students. We want to give a special thank you to the office of Council Member Alter for…