A Letter from Principal Drummond - Dear Hill Community, Thank you for making our teachers feel special and recognized this past week! As we continue to wind down the year, your support and partnership mean so much. We are now ready for one of our busiest weeks of the year with STAAR upon us! Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be taking the STAAR math assessment this Tuesday and the reading assessment this Wednesday. 5th graders…
Nurse AND Childcare Appreciation Week May 10th-14th - We are thrilled that it’s finally time to honor our number one nurse, Dianna Pierson RN and part-time nurse, Lynda Narvaez.  Nurse Pierson and Nurse Narvaez have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to keep our Dillos, big and small, healthy and safe and we are so grateful for them.  It’s also time to celebrate our outstanding childcare staff who are here for our dillos every day.  Aimee Yeldell, Alejandro Descalzo Gutierrez,…
Hill Garden Revitalization Project - The Hill Garden Revitalization Project will be kicking off soon and we will be having one last Cleanup Work Day THIS SATURDAY, May 15th from 10:00am – 12:00pm in anticipation of getting started after the school year and growing season with the goal to have everything ready for late September early October completion. The garden beds will be reconfigured  in a linear fashion for easier accessibility and for maintenance of the garden grounds.  New…
Dillo Camp – Spots Still Available! - There are still a few Dillo camp spots available – check them out here! During the first 2 weeks of June, our very own Hill teachers will lead one-week enrichment courses designed to integrate different curriculum areas and to be a non-traditional, multi-aged experience for students. The price of each one-week course includes all tuition and fees.  Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Session 1 runs June 7 – 11,…
Book People Bookmark Contest – Vote Now! - VOTE HERE for your favorite bookmark made by students from all over Austin! Voting closes May 15. The semi-finalists include some Hill Dillos — big Dillo Cheer and congratulations to:  Farris P. (4th grade) with “Wings of Fire” (dragon bookmark) Brinkly E. (5th grade) with “Dress Coded” (turquoise background with ‘Be You’ on shirt backs)
Calendar and Ways to Stay Connected - Subscribe to the Google Calendar and all the important Hill events will already be on your calendar! 2020–21 updated Austin ISD Calendar. 2021–22 and 2022–23 AISD Board of Trustees approved calendars Other ways to stay connected: Hill PTA Instagram: @hillelementarypta Hill PTA Facebook: @hillelementarypta
NASA Soccer - Are your kids craving physical activity after this pandemic year? North Austin Soccer Alliance (NASA) expects to be back to normal operations in time for the fall season. NASA is a neighborhood soccer club that is strictly recreational (meaning they don’t do tryouts or cuts) and has provided children opportunities to play soccer since 1982. They are primarily volunteer-driven (parents do most of the coaching), affordable, and the focus is on…
Mad Science Summer Camp - Click here to find out more information about Mad Science & Crayola Imagine Arts Academy Summer Camp.
Amazon Smile - As you get ready for summer, don’t forget to support Hill while you shop on Amazon!  Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7092365 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates a portion back to Hill.
Cafeteria Appreciation Week is May 3rd-7th - School Lunch Hero Day is this Friday, May 7th, but we want to celebrate these sweet stars all week long!  Michelle Morris, Gaby Suarez, Mariacela Uriostegui, and Shelly Vlcek are absolutely our unsung heroes of the year.  Not only do they prepare healthy and delicious meals for our Dillos, they also share their warm smiles and words of encouragement every day with our whole campus!  Let’s show them how grateful we are…
PTA Committee Needs! - We have several chair positions we are looking to fill next year.  Some will need a chair and others a co-chair!  It’s a great way to get involved and make a difference for our children and teachers. Veteran’s Day Assembly (will need 1 person) – We are in need of a volunteer to coordinate Hill’s annual Veteran’s Day assembly and picture Honor Wall in November. Hill Web Team (will need 1 person) –…
Hoopla Buy-In Parties and Auction Items – LAST CHANCE! - For those of you who were not able to join Dillo Derby, you still have a chance to participate. It’s a Fire Sale! Amazing Auction Items are still available at discounted prices! Buy Ins are Back. We’ve had overwhelming requests to open up buy-in parties that have not yet filled up. You don’t want to miss this! Now is your chance to buy-in to parties or bid on the last of the…
Austin Ed Fund Presents Dr. Bruce Perry - Join the Austin Ed Fund for an event on Monday, May 10 at 4:30pm featuring Dr. Bruce Perry. Dr. Perry is a brain expert specializing in how children are impacted by trauma and will speak to the impact of the events of the last year and the importance of community healing. This virtual event is free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE to attend Dr. Bruce Perry’s virtual event with the…
Anderson High School Youth Soccer Camp - Youth Soccer Camp will be held at Anderson High School the week of June 7 – 11 from 8:30am – 11:30am.  Ages U5-U15.  Cost $165.  Click here for more details and registration information.
Virtual General PTA Meeting – May 6th - The next General PTA Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, May 6 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. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN!  If you have not signed up for a PTA membership, JOIN TODAY!
Anderson High School Cheer Youth Camp - Click here to learn more about Anderson High School Cheer Youth Camp. Registration is OPEN!  Early Bird Pricing until May 17th! Also receive a free Trojan youth bow with Early Bird registration!
A Letter from Principal Drummond - Dear Hill Community, In a year like no other, we want to recognize our incredible educators during Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so lucky at Hill to truly have the best teachers from coast to coast. Thank you all for celebrating them this week and letting them know how much they mean to us. Look for an email from our homeroom parents on how we are celebrating each day this week…
big dillo cheer Congratulations! - Congratulations to the following partners and individuals selected as Austin ISD 2020–21 Volunteers of the Year for Hill Elementary! AISD/Hill Parent Ambassador of the Year:  Liz Neff AISD/Hill Volunteer of the Year:  Hanna Curran Hill Partners Of The Year: Shay Webb / Austin Avenue Real Estate The Fitness Center Levesque Plastic Surgery Loewy Law Firm Total Home Technologies These Partners go above and beyond to support Hill and we are so…
PTA Needs You! - We have several chair positions we are looking to fill next year.  Some will need a chair and others a co-chair!  It’s a great way to get involved and make a difference for our children and teachers. Book Fair (will need 2-3 people) – We are in need of a chair and committee members to organize this week long event and family night. Planning for this begins in late Fall with the heaviest…
Spirit Day at Wally’s on Tuesday! - The next Spirit Day will be held on Tuesday, April 27th at Wally’s Burger Express (8107 Mesa Drive) from 5:00 – 8:00pm.  Be sure to mention Hill when ordering and Wally’s will donate 20% back to our school.  Thank you for supporting this neighborhood restaurant and and Hill at the same time!