Lost and Found Open - Items from Lost and Found will be outside at the North Portico, after school, this Tuesday through Thursday. Please park and walk up to claim your lost items. Items labeled with first and last name will continue to be delivered to classrooms.
On-Campus Enrichment - Check out these awesome opportunities for AFTER SCHOOL enrichment right here ON CAMPUS! Coding with Kids – Thursdays/Tuesdays iPianoLab – Fridays Film Kids – Thursdays Young Rembrandts Holiday Mini Session  – Thursdays
From Principal Drummond - Dear Hill Community, We are excited to wrap up a very busy October this week. As a reminder, we do not wear Halloween costumes to campus at Hill School. Thank you for keeping all costumes, masks, etc. at home this week. We will give more information when the time comes on our book character dress-up day we instead celebrate later in the year. We also wanted to let you know we will begin…
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Flu Clinic Forms Due - If your child is participating in Hill’s Flu Clinic, please return your 1) COMPLETED FLU FORM and 2) COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE, CHIP, OR MEDICAID CARD to the front office TOMORROW.  If you do not have an insurance, CHIP, or Medicaid card your child can still receive a flu shot with just the completed flu form.  If you do have medical coverage, though, it is imperative that we receive a copy…
Young Rembrandts Mini-Session - Young Rembrandts is offering a Holiday Drawing Mini-Session class devoted to holiday-themed drawings! This mini-session will include both drawing and cartooning lessons: a colorful, patterned present graphic; a lively holiday lighting scene; some expressive reindeers; and an art history portraiture lesson on St. Nicholas. For students in 1st-5th grades. Check out the flyer then sign up here!
Night of the Robots - Students in grades K-5th are invited to join the ausTIN CANs Robotics Team on Friday, November 12th for night of fun and all things robots!  Night of the Robots offers students the chance to see VEX and FRC robots in action, problem-solve with Legos, learn how to make a program via Scratch, make some robot crafts, eat pizza & apples, and watch a movie!  There will be adult supervision and a…
Mark Your Calendars - November 1: Virtual/In-Person CAC Meeting, 3:20pm November 2: Sock Hop Dress Up Day and Top Notch Spirit Day November 3: Fall Picture Makeup Day November 5: Dillo Dads Meeting, Cafeteria, 7:45am November 11: In-Person PTA Meeting, Cafeteria, 7:45am Veteran’s Day Assembly November 13: Hill Garden Work Day, 8am-12pm November 18: Virtual Principal Check-In, 3:30pm November 22-26: Thanksgiving Break, No School November 29: Special Education Staff Appreciation Week all dates are subject…
GT Nominations K-2nd - Nominations for the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program for students in grades K – 2 are open October 25 – November 5, 2021.  Parents who wish to nominate students in these grades should complete the GT Nomination Form by November 5th.  For more information about the AISD GT Program, please visit the Austin ISD Advanced Academics website.  Contact sarah.kelton@austinisd.org and stephanie.winfrey@austinisd.org, GT Advocates, with any questions.
Veteran’s Day Honor Wall and Assembly - Our Veteran’s Day Honor Wall will be displayed on campus November 3rd-12th.  We would love to honor your veterans!  Please submit 1) a picture of your honoree in uniform if possible, with the name written on the back and 2) this completed form.  Please submit copies of pictures, as we cannot guarantee their safe return.  Please turn in your pictures/forms to the office or your child’s teacher.  The deadline for submissions…
Big Dillo Cheers - Thank you to Amy Whiteaker, April Beaty, Beth Domel, Christine DeVries, Hanna Curran, Julie Neitzel, Kelly Valdez, and Margarita Bagwell for helping organize and distribute our spirit gear this week.  It was truly a group effort.  Thank you for your help!
Drop Off/Pick Up Dillo Best - Please be safe and respectful when dropping off your students in the mornings and picking them up in the afternoons.  Our Tallwood, Amy Circle, and Austin Woods neighbors (and our Dillos too) are counting on us to do our Dillo Best!  Please adhere to Mr. Drummond’s reminders posted above, and obey all traffic laws and posted signs.
Math Pentathlon Club - Math Pentathlon is a parent-led, math games club for learning and playing strategy games that exercise age-appropriate math skills.  The games and learning activities are designed for kids with all math abilities.  Club meetings will be held Wednesdays after school until 4pm.  During a typical year, interested members have the opportunity to play these games in competition with other local schools in the spring.  The tournament status for 2022 is to…
Bus Driver Appreciation - This week is Bus Driver Appreciation Week!  Don’t let these special friends who show up for our kids in the scorching heat, pouring rain, and downright cold miss any Dillo love!  They’ll be so excited and grateful to receive handmade cards and crafts from their dillos.  You’re also welcome to meet them with tasty treats, delicious drinks, or anything else that says “we appreciate you!”  Reach out to April with any…
Anderson Theater Presents - Anderson Theater presents Dracula: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson. Seeking greener–or redder—pastures for their culinary delights, Transylvania’s own Count Dracula and his beautiful groupies, the Draculettes, head to London to sample the local population. With Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on vacation, their brave nieces, Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson, must step into the breach to save Europe. They are joined by Sabrina Van Helsing, daughter of…
No School Tomorrow - Tomorrow, Monday October 11th, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Hill Elementary’s Conference Day.  There is no school for students.  Some families may have conferences on an alternate day to accommodate all of our Dillo families.
Spirit Gear Is HERE! - We are thrilled to announce that our awesome spirit gear is here!  Thank you Hill community for waiting so patiently!  We will distribute all spirit gear orders on Thursday, October 14th.  There are three options for getting your order: 1. Parents who come to the PTA meeting can get their spirit gear after the tour of the 4th-grade building. 2. Parents can pick up their gear in front of the school in…
Hill Garden Work Day - Volunteers are needed for this month’s Dillo Garden Work Day.  Join us this Saturday, October 16th from 8am to 12pm.  Spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, and any students in need of service hours!  We need lots of helping hands on Saturday, and we can’t wait for you to see how much progress we have made!  We will have a sweet treat for everyone who helps, so please let Julie…
October PTA Meeting - Please join us this Thursday, 10/14, for our October PTA Meeting.  Board Trustee Kristin Ashy will be here to share the latest information from the district, then we’ll all tour our new 4th grade building!  The meeting will be begin at 7:45am in the cafeteria.  Please be sure to wear your mask! If you have not joined our Hill PTA for this school year, please join here!  When you join at the…
Save the NEW Date - Sock Hop Dress Up Day is just around the corner.  Dillos, come dressed in your ’50s best on Tuesday, November 2nd!  (Last week we said to save the date for 11/4, but the new date is 11/2!)