Gifted and Talented Nominations - Hill Elementary will begin accepting nominations for the Gifted and Talented Program from September 21 – October 2, 2020 for ALL grades K-5. Nomination Process (For Parents): 1) Please complete the GT Nomination Form. 2) Complete the Parent Checklist and email to chelsea.stover@austinisd.org and stephanie.winfrey@austinisd.org. This will come in an email when you have completed the Nomination Form. For more information about the Hill Elementary GT Nomination Process, please visit our Hill GT Newsletter. For more information about the…
Fall Counselor Small Groups  - Are you interested in your child participating in a Counselor Small Group this fall? In our grade level small groups we will address several topics throughout the semester. Our small groups will take place on Zoom. Small groups are a great way for your students to be in a safe place with peers and share common experiences, questions, or concerns while we are all working to better ourselves. Students will find…
Virtual Principal Coffee/Check-In on Thursday, September 24th - Our next Hill Principal Check-In will be this Thursday, September 24th, at 4:00. Zoom information is below. We are excited to welcome Board Trustee Kristin Ashy to our meeting! The Hill Reopening Plan working draft will be shared as well. We hope everyone can make it! Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 894 3084 2215 Passcode: dillos
Curbside Library Book Checkout - Got books?  The Hill School library is now open for checkout with curbside delivery.  To request books from the library: 1) Go to BLEND and find the Hill Elementary Library Course 2) Open the course and scroll down to the Book Request Form. 3) The form asks for a student name, grade level, and will then guide you through selecting which books you would like. Pick up is on Wednesdays between…
50th Anniversary and Dillo Gear Merchandise for Sale NOW! - Make sure to check out Marketplace to view the NEW Dillo Gear for sale along with the 50th Anniversary merchandise! 50th Anniversary Merchandise for sale: Anniversary T-Shirts: Celebrate Hill Elementary’s 50th-anniversary all year long with a t-shirt designed exclusively for Hill’s 50th year! Anniversary Boxes: Buy a Hill Anniversary box and get everything you need for a Dillo-pride celebration. Yard Signs: Show your Dillo pride and help us celebrate Hill’s 50th Anniversary with a yard sign with Hill’s…
Dillo Day at Top Notch on Wednesday! - Top Notch Hamburgers will be hosting a Spirit Day this Wednesday, September 23 from 11am – 9pm.   Order online, at the carhop stations onsite or call for takeout.  Top Notch will save your receipts and donate 15% of sales back to Hill Elementary PTA!  Click here for more information. Thank you Top Notch Hamburgers!!! Wear your Sock Hop gear and show Top Notch some love by tagging any social pics #topnotchaustin…
A Letter from Principal Drummond - Dear Hill Community, Time is flying as we have wrapped up our first full week of instruction for the school year. Thank you for the support and feedback the last few weeks! There is a lot of information to share so we will try to keep this update as concise as possible. The biggest news as of Wednesday was the announcement of the district and Hill campus plan for the reopening…
Mark Your Calendar! - NOW – October 4 Dillo Gear and 50th Merchandise Sales September 23 Parent Series: Self-Care Circles, 8:00am Spirit Day at Top Notch, 11:00am – 9:00pm September 24 Sock Hop Dress Up Day Virtual Principal Coffee/Check-In, 4:00pm September 30 Parent Series: Self-Care Circles, 8:00am October 2 Gifted & Talented Nominations due to Counselors October 4 Deadline to Order Dillo Gear and 50th Anniversary Merchandise October 5 Virtual CAC Meeting, 3:15pm October 8…
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 Play-Well TEKnologies – LEGO Programming Young Rembrandts
Calendars 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 Anderson Vertical Team / Austin ISD Calendar. Other ways to stay connected: Hill PTA Instagram: @hillelementarypta Hill PTA Facebook: @hillelementarypta
Hill Elementary School Garden - Welcome Back Dillos! The Hill Elementary School Garden is gearing up for the fall season and would like more Dillos to join us. Working in the garden this school year will operate a little bit differently than before and undoubtedly there will be changes along the way as we adapt. But that is the life of a gardener, to adapt. For the 2020-2021 school year, we will be opening the Hill School Garden for Hill families…
Appreciating our Teachers for Meeting their Goals! - We are utilizing the very cool Goals app this year to set weekly personal and professional goals for our staff to meet to promote self-care and celebrating excellence. As part of our celebrations throughout the year, we will be holding raffles for gift cards or other items that teachers can enter to win using their earned “Dillo Bucks”. If you have gift cards at home you may not use or from…
PPE Resources for Travis County Residents - Please click here to view the Austin Public Health’s distribution times/days for free PPEs. This resource is for all Austin/Travis County residents.
Homeroom Parent Sign Up - A few teachers are still in need of a Homeroom Parent.  If interested, please click here to sign up to help out this year!
Dillo Card Enrollment - Are you looking for a way to help our school but don’t have a lot of time? We have the opportunity for you!  The Dillo Card program offers an opportunity to raise money for our school at no cost to you and practically no effort. Just enroll in the Dillo card subscription program and purchase ecards to Amazon, Target, Starbucks, Randall’s, and Walmart (hopefully returning soon HEB!) Once a month your…
Dillo Day at Top Notch - Top Notch Hamburgers will be hosting a Spirit Day on Wednesday, September 23 from 11am – 9pm.   Order online, at the carhop stations onsite or call for takeout.  Top Notch will save your receipts and donate 15% of sales back to Hill Elementary PTA!  Click here for more information. Thank you Top Notch Hamburgers!!! Wear your Sock Hop gear and show Top Notch some love by tagging any social pics…
logo Calling All Parents to Hill College Days! - While the phrase “college days” may spark many memories, it is an opportunity for our Hill parents to share their career and educational experiences with our Dillos.  And we are looking for parents to volunteer or to nominate someone who may have an interesting story to tell. The goal behind College Days is to get our Dillos thinking about what they want to do and be when they grow up —…
*NEW* – New Hill Merchandise for SALE! - Hey Dillo Families:  You shouted from the Hilltops and we heard you!  You told us you wanted more!  You got it…..plus a little more.  We are excited to offer a second (and final) RE-ORDER plus a few NEW Dillo merchandise options to complete your fall wardrobe.  This year has been a daunting one and what better way to get your feel good on than with some sweet NEW-NEW Hill gear.  A…
A Letter from Principal Drummond - Dear Hill Community, We hope your family had a productive and positive first week of school! We are so proud of our staff and families for coming together to problem solve through situations none of us have had to work through before. Our parents/guardians were so understanding and helpful to let us know how we can improve while also being supportive. This is so appreciated! As we have stated, every day…
Virtual Principal Coffee / Check-In on Wednesday, September 16th - To give everyone the most up to date information we have next week and try to answer all the questions we can, we will go ahead and hold our next Principal Check-In this week on Wednesday, September 16th, at 4:00 pm. We may not be able to answer all questions on the phase-in reopening at this time but will definitely continue the updates over the coming weeks. Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 865…