Friday – 4th Grade Entries Due - FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS are invited to participate in AISD’s annual African American Heritage Celebration Essay Contest.  Participants will write a composition addressing the theme: “Building the Future from the Lessons of the Past.”  The writing prompt is: “Why is it important to study Black History?”  CLICK HERE for specific information.  Essays are due to Mr. Drummond by Friday, January 27th.  Winners will be recognized at this year’s 40th African American Heritage Program,…
Spring Registration – Northwest Softball - Spring Softball 2023 Registration is OPEN!  Come play softball with Northwest Softball!  The Northwest Softball spring season fee is $175, through Jan. 22.  Late registration ($200) runs Jan. 23-29.  All skill levels are welcomed, from never-played-before beginner to veterans.  Go to nwsoftball.org to sign up and learn more.  Hurry because roster spots are filling up fast!
Anderson Trojans – Boys Lacrosse - Play Trojans Lacrosse!  Registration is OPEN for new and returning K-12th grade players!  Be part of the fastest growing sport in Austin.  New players with no experience are always welcome!  Visit our WEBSITE for more details and to sign up.
Anderson Trojans – Girls Lacrosse - 1) Our next LaxFit session is Jan 10th – Feb 9th.  Drop in when it fits your schedule.  LaxFit is Tuesdays and Thursdays at Murchison Fields.  Session 2 is 1/10/23 -2/9/23 with 10 sessions, 5:15-6:15pm.  Purchase packages of 5 or 10 lessons, and mark attendance on the SportsEngine app, and just show up.  10 Sessions=$150 & 5 Session=$75.  REGISTER HERE. 2) Our season final Free Try Girls Lacrosse Clinic is February…
Thursday – No Place for Hate - The Hill SEL-ebration Leadership Team of students have selected the following dress up days for the spring semester.  All of our dress up days are part of our No Place for Hate projects; however, it is optional for students to participate.  Our first dress up day for this year is THURSDAY!   1/26 Book Character Dress Up 2/17 Kindness Rules (Wear Royalty) 3/24 Dress Crazy Cool to Celebrate Differences (Wear Tie Dye and…
Needed – Lunchroom Volunteers - We are looking for volunteers for the cafeteria from 11:35am – 12:35pm to assist our Cafeteria Monitors.  Two volunteers are needed each day.  Come help children open packages and milk cartons, get lined up after eating, and manage bathroom breaks.  It’s an easy hour and the children absolutely LOVE seeing parents in the cafeteria.  SIGN UP HERE.  All volunteers need to register and complete paperwork prior to volunteering, which you can…
January Counselor Corner - Check out our monthly counseling newsletter to see all the exciting things that are happening in our counseling department this month!  CLICK HERE to see our lessons for the month, important dates to remember, and strategies for caregiver wellness and family connection.
Spring Registration – NWA Kickball - Registration is OPEN for Northwest Austin Kickball!  Join us this spring!  For girls ages 4-18, NWA offers an exciting kickball experience that builds self confidence, teaches respect for others, and encourages team play and good sportsmanship all while having FUN!  CLICK HERE for more info and to register.
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…
Scholastic Book Fair – Lots of Dates! - 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…
1/23 – New Parent Tour - Calling all new families!  Our first New Parent Tour for 2023 is scheduled for Monday, January 23 at 10:15am.  CLICK HERE to sign up!
This Monday – No School - Hill Elementary School is closed tomorrow, January 16th, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  In addition to honoring this civil rights leader’s birthday, it is also the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service.
Needed – Book Fair Volunteers - We need your help with the book fair!  Book Fair is just around the corner (January 30 – February 3), and we need your help.  Volunteers will work in the library during the school day on January 26 and 27 to set up and decorate the library.  We also need cashiers for the fair and family night.  SIGN UP HERE!  Email Ruhi Bell at bookfair@hillelementary.com for more information.
This Thursday – PTA Meeting - Happy New Year Hill families!  Join us this Thursday, January 19th, at 7:45am in the Library for our first meeting of 2023!
Teacher of the Year – Kaci Moore - Please join us in giving a BIG DILLO CHEER for our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year, Kaci Moore!  Mrs. Moore is a 2nd grade teacher and loved by her students, families, and co-workers.  Congratulations!                  
From Principal Drummond - Dear Hill Community,  It was a great week back as we began the spring semester and kicked off 2023! As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow (1/16) as we observe and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and his legacy. Join us in giving a huge Dillo Cheer to our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year Kaci Moore! Kaci is a fabulous 2nd grade teacher who has meant so much…
Teacher of Promise – Hannah Gloria - Please join us in giving a BIG DILLO CHEER for our 2022-2023 Teacher of Promise, Hannah Gloria!  Coach Gloria is first year teacher and is loved by her students, families, and co-workers.  Congratulations!
Hill January Birthdays - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our Hill faculty and staff celebrating birthdays this month!  We are grateful for you and wish you the best!  1/04 Hailey Davis.  1/08 Michelle Grona.  1/16 India Fore.  1/24 Maria Harp.  1/24 Laura Jones.  1/28 Elizabeth Ramberg.  1/30 Payton Bednarski.
Lost and Found Open - Lost and Found items are now up for grabs! All Hill families are welcome to come to the front of the building during school hours to “shop” the racks. All remaining items will be donated during the winter break. Happy shopping Dillos!
Mark Your Calendars - December 22-January 9 Winter Break – No School January 10 Classes Resume January 16 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance – No School January 19 PTA Meeting, Library, 7:45am January 30-February 3 Scholastic Book Fair *dates and times subject to change