Film Kids is Back - Hello Dillo Filmmakers!  If you’re a 4th or 5th grader who likes making movies, join Film Kids!  This after-school club meets on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:45pm and begins February 3rd.  We pitch, plan, film, and act in original movies that are shown in a film festival at the end of the semester.  Snacks and equipment are provided, and everyone gets access to digital downloads of their work.  Reach out to…
Big Dillo Cheer - Please join us in giving a BIG DILLO CHEER for our Teacher Workroom Chair, Lala Guerrero.  Lala and her team show up in the workroom every week to support our teachers and staff.  They spend hours sharpening pencils, making copies, laminating projects, binding booklets, creating/hanging bulletin boards, restocking copy paper/workroom supplies, and more!  Thank you Lala Guerrero, Julie Neitzel, Sue Joshi, Anna Broughton, Amanda Goodwin, Caroline Marquis, Jennifer Andrews, Janet Cunningham,…
Save the Date – Hoopla 2022! - DILLO! DILLO! ATX!  Hoopla 2022. Q2 Stadium.  Home of Austin FC. Come celebrate our Hill community at Q2 Stadium on Friday, April 8th at 6:30pm.  Don your best FC gear and join us at the Captain Morgan Club for food, cocktails, fundraising, and entertainment!  We are Hill.  We are Austin.  Somos Verde. Listos, Your Hill Hoopla Co-Chairs.  Alexis Holder & Jessica McKay. Check out Hoopla 2022 FAQs here!
On-Campus Enrichment - Check out these awesome opportunities for on-campus, after-school enrichment for the Spring 2022 semester. Mighty Kid Chess Club Mondays. Coding with Kids Tuesdays/Thursdays. Film Kids Thursdays. Young Rembrandts Thursdays.
Free Soccer Training - River City Rangers Soccer Club is offering a final, free training session on January 26, from 5:45-7:00pm. Come on out, meet our professional coaches, and see what Rangers is all about. Visit our website for more information at www.RiverCityRangers.org and see Hill-specific details here!
Hospitality Desserts Needed - The Hospitality Committee needs your help providing desserts for Hill teachers and staff to celebrate their birthdays at monthly staff meetings, and to add a personal touch to the catered luncheon for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Desserts can be homemade or store bought.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sandra Polkowski at hospitality@hillelementary.com.  Sign up here to bring in desserts, and thank you!
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This Week – Principal Check-In - Join Principal Drummond in the cafeteria this Thursday, January 27th, at 7:45am for a Principal Check-In.  Be sure to wear your mask!
Lost and Found and Mulch - Do you or your Dillos recognize any of these items?  Found items that are labeled with at least the student’s first name and last initial are delivered to classrooms when possible.  Please encourage your children to hang up their coats during recess instead of laying them on the ground.  Mulch sticks to coats, and makes a large mess at the Lost and Found.  Don’t forget to label your items!  Reach out…
PTA Board Nominations - The Hill PTA needs your help! We are looking for parents willing to share their commitment to the school by serving on the Executive Board for the 2022 – 2023 school year. The PTA plays a valuable role in the success of Hill Elementary. Not only does the PTA provide funds for Hill’s staff and educational programming, it also coordinates vital volunteer support in the classrooms and throughout the school. Hill benefits…
Mark Your Calendars - January 24 New Parent Tour, 10:15am, Front Office January 27 Principal Check-In, 7:45am, Cafeteria No Place for Hate: Book Character Dress Up Day January 31-February 4 Hill Scholastic Book Fair, Library February 4 Book Fair Family Night, 5-7pm, Library February 5 Hill Garden Workday, 8-11am February 7-11 Crossing Guard Appreciation Week Counselor Appreciation Week February 9 Spirit Day, Galaxy Cafe February 10 PTA Meeting, 7:45am, Location TBD February 12 UIL Competition…
This Week – No Place For Hate - Our January No Place for Hate Dress Up Day is here!  The Hill SEL-ebration Leadership Team invites you to dress up as your FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER on January 27.  Dressing up is optional.  No scary characters please.
Next Weekend – Garden Work Day - Mark your calendars for our upcoming Hill Garden Work Day on Saturday, February 5th from 8-11am.  We will do some winter pruning and finish laying wood chips and pavers around our community garden beds.  After that, we’ll wrap up with a final clean up of the main garden area, South portico, and grounds.  If you haven’t had a chance to see our re-designed garden, come out and join us!  Reach out…
This Week – Scholastic Book Fair Prep - 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 27th and January 28th to help decorate the library in our BOOKS BRING US TOGETHER theme and set up the fair.  Bring a friend and have even more fun!  Next week, January 31 through February 4th,  we need cashiers to help each day throughout the week…
From Principal Drummond - Dear Hill Community, We hope your weekend has been wonderful. James Drummond got to meet his great aunt and uncle he had never seen before in-person. It was a great reminder that while we are facing challenging times right now, we have come a long way from a year ago in January! From AISD: Salute is AISD’s annual celebration to recognize some of the district’s outstanding team members for their continued…
Volunteer for Book Fair - We need your help with book fair!  Book Fair is just around the corner (January 31 – February 4), and we need your help.  Volunteers will work in the library during the school day on January 27 and 28 to set up and decorate the library. We also need cashiers for the fair and family night.  Our theme this year is Books Bring Us Together.  Email Melanie Peterson at bookfair@hillelementary.com for more information.
Recognizing All Valuable Employees (RAVE) - AISD is committed to building transformational relationships that lead to a sense of trust and belonging for all. The district invites the community to share stories that make AISD feel like home! The Recognizing All Valuable Employees (RAVE) Program was created to honor those who take the extra steps to provide equitable and exceptional experiences. If you have a Hill staff member you would like to recognize, CLICK HERE!
Tomorrow – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance - Hill School will be closed tomorrow (Monday, January 17) in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Click here to see Do512 Family’s list of engaging ways to learn about, and honor, Dr. King’s legacy.
Next Week – Principal Check-In - Please join Mr. Drummond for a Principal Check-In on Thursday, January 27th.  We will meet in the cafeteria at 7:45am.  See you then!
This Week – January PTA Meeting - Please join us this Thursday, 1/13 for our January PTA meeting. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria and will begin at 7:45 am. We will be voting on updates to the PTA Standing Rules (a copy of the proposed changes is on our website here). We will also take nominations for members of the Nominating Committee. This committee will consider and submit candidates for election to fill open PTA board positions. …