10/12: Walk to School Day (note this new date) - In observance of Yom Kippur, Hill Elementary’s Walk to School Day has been rescheduled from Wednesday, October 5th to Wednesday, October 12th.   Come join Dash and your fellow Dillos as we celebrate National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 12th! Students and families, meet at 7:10am at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Dash will lead the way as we leave for Hill at 7:25am. If you plan to drive and then walk with us, please…
Volunteers Needed: Lunchroom Monitors - We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the parents who have helped in the lunchroom this year.  You’ve been wonderful!  We could still use some help.  We are looking for 2 volunteers to assist our lunchroom monitors!  It’s a short, daily shift in the cafeteria from 11:15am-12:15pm.  Sign up for a shift HERE.  Don’t forget that all volunteers must register and complete paperwork prior to volunteering, which you…
All Week: Custodian and Principal Appreciation Week - We are excited to kick off our 2022-2023 Staff Appreciation Calendar by recognizing our OUTSTANDING CUSTODIANS and PRINCIPALS THIS WEEK, October 3rd-7th!  Dillos, we invite you to bring in handmade cards and crafts to say “thank you!”  You’re also welcome to bring in tasty breakfasts/lunches, yummy treats, or anything else that says “we appreciate you!”  New this year, the Staff Appreciation Committee has a line-item budget, so the PTA will be…
2022-2023 PIE Sponsors Coming Soon Volunteers Needed: Parent Mentors - Would you like to mentor a child at Hill? Austin Partners in Education is working with us to provide adult mentors for our Hill students. Mentors will meet with their students week for thirty minutes at Hill school, during the students’ lunch times. CLICK HERE for more information about the training and registration processes, and to register! Reach out to stephanie.winfrey@austinisd.org or sarah.kelton@austinisd.org with any questions!
This Friday: GT Referral Window Closes - Hill Elementary will accept nominations for the Gifted and Talented Program from September 19th through October 7th for ALL grades (kindergarten through 5th).  For more information about the Austin ISD GT Program, please visit the Austin ISD Advanced Academics website. Nomination Process (For Parents): 1) Please complete the GT Nomination Form. 2) Check your emails for the parent observation checklist on October 7th.
October Birthdays at Hill - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our Hill faculty and staff celebrating birthdays this month! We are grateful for you and wish you the best! 10/02 Lisa Nguyen. 10/08 Brandi Watson. 10/08 Linda Glass. 10/14 Terri Banda. 10/15 Tammy Leyva. 10/24 Christine Combs. 10/25 Brittany Bayer. 10/25 Michele Dare. 10/30 Melissa Monreal.
Anderson Boys Fall Lacrosse - Register for Fall Ball with Anderson Trojans Boys Lacrosse!  We are the feeder team for Anderson High School, and registration is open for K-12th!  Box, outdoor, tourneys, strength and conditioning…explore these awesome options on our website, and give lacrosse a try without a full season commitment!  All levels of experience are welcome! Cost: $200 per player  CLICK HERE for more information!
Dillo Best Traffic Reminders - Parents and caregivers, please do your Dillo Best when driving during drop off and pick up.  Here are a few reminders: -observe the reduced speed limit, -only turn right into the carline, -only turn right out of the carline, -do not make illegal u-turns in the street, -follow our crossing guards’ directions. Thank you Hill families for keeping our students and staff safe!
This Friday: 1:30pm Early Dismissal - All AISD ELEMENTARY CAMPUSES will dismiss students at 1:30pm on Friday, October 7th.  Dismissal procedures will look the same as they do on regular dismissal days.  Enjoy your afternoon off Dillos!
On-Campus Enrichment - Check out these AWESOME, ON-CAMPUS opportunities for after-school enrichment! Mondays MIGHTY KID CHESS CLUB SOCCER SHOTS Tuesdays ATX BALLERS CODING WITH KIDS Wednesdays AUSTIN YOUTH FITNESS RUNNING CODING WITH KIDS HOME BODHI YOGA Thursdays FILM KIDS YOUNG REMBRANDTS Fridays iPIANO LABS
Mark Your Calendars - October 3 3rd Grade Performance Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Cafeteria, 6:30pm October 3-7 Custodian Appreciation Week Principal/Assistant Principal Appreciation Week October 7 Early Release Day, School Ends at 1:30pm October 8 Merch Pick Up, Front Drive, 9:00-11:00am October 11 Spirit Night at Marco’s Pizza October 12 Walk to School Day October 13 PTA General Meeting, Library, 7:45am October 14 Student Holiday October 17-21 Bus Driver Appreciation Week Crossing Guard Appreciation Week…
Join Hill Girl Scouts - Girl Scouts prepare for fun, friendship, and new adventures while making the world a better place!  Girl Scouts look at our world and take action to change it for the better.  They make friends, challenge themselves with new experiences, write their own stories, and develop the skills and confidence to say, “I know I can do this!”  With the help of supportive adults and troop leaders, Girl Scouts try new things,…
10/19: Reflections Submissions Due - Announcing the 2022-2023 Reflections Contest! Reflections is a national PTA program that encourages millions of students to express themselves through art. The contest is open to all students who have at least one member of their household as a current member of Hill PTA. Reflect on the theme “Show Your Voice!” Create an original work of art in one of these categories: visual arts, literature, dance choreography, photography, or music composition.…
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Volunteers Needed: Hill Hospitality - Hill Hospitality Committee provides birthday desserts, special snack days, and luncheons for teachers and staff throughout the year. It takes amazing volunteers to help us treat our teachers and staff. Desserts don’t have to be homemade, but homemade goods are welcome! We would love your help! Please SIGN UP HERE and reach out to Erica Butler with any questions at hospitality@hillelementary.com.
9/21: Fall Picture Day - Say “cheese!”  Dillos, get your picture day smiles ready because Fall Picture Day is this Wednesday!  Parents, please note that LATE PAYMENTS cannot be accepted this year.  Please make sure you pay Strawbridge Photography by check or cash on or before 9/21.  You can also pay online by credit card at www.strawbridge.net with this online code: FM388106.
9/19: GT Referral Window Opens - Hill Elementary will accept nominations for the Gifted and Talented Program from September 19th through October 7th for ALL grades (kindergarten through 5th).  For more information about the Austin ISD GT Program, please visit the Austin ISD Advanced Academics website. Nomination Process (For Parents): 1) Please complete the GT Nomination Form. 2) Check your emails for the parent observation checklist on October 7th. The district is hosting two Virtual GT Information Sessions this…
10/5: National Walk to School Day - Come join Dash and your fellow Dillos as we celebrate National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5th! Students and families, meet at 7:10am at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Dash will lead the way as we leave for Hill at 7:25am. If you plan to drive and then walk with us, please do not block the Casner parking lot. Our route: North on Greenslope to Cima Serena. Left (west) on Cima…
Volunteers Needed: HopeAustin Meals - Thanks to HopeAustin, Hill Elementary receives meals every week for Dillos who need nutritious food over the weekend.  The meals are brought to Hill, and we need your help getting them delivered to classrooms before the school day begins on Friday (and sometimes Thursday) mornings.  We would love for you to bring your kids along to help with the deliveries!  Thank you for volunteering in this meaningful way.  CLICK HERE to…
Math Pentathlon: PreRegister and Volunteer - Math Pentathlon is a parent-led, math-games club for students to learn and play age-appropriate strategy games.  The games are designed for students of all math abilities in 1st-5th grades.  Club meetings will be held Wednesdays after school until 4pm, starting in early October and running through late January.  After January, students who do not wish to participate in the inter-school tournaments (usually held in April) drop, and the focus of the…