American Education Week

Hillcrest Elementary is empowering every child, every day! Please join us for American Education Week from November 13-16th Teachers are planning interactive, hands-on activities to showcase exciting learning happening every day! Parent Sessions: Session 1 – How to help your child at home with nightly reading. Session 2 – STAT Teacher Online resources with BCPSOne.… Read More »

Come to International Night on November 10th

Come Explore the World on November 10th! This Friday is International Night! Learn about different cultures! Try African and Irish dancing! Enjoy new foods! Something for everyone in your family! Epik Kids in Action will be collecting small boxes of protein bars to include in “blessing bags” that are being compiled for a youth organization… Read More »

Step Afrika! Assembly – Today, November 7th

Step Afrika!, the first professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, brings a unique energy that will shake the floor and fill the air in the Hillcrest Cafeteria on Tuesday, November 7! Step Afrika! artists use their bodies as instruments and combine footsteps, claps, and spoken words to produce complex rhythms. Stepping is… Read More »

PTA Meeting This Wednesday!

We hope to see you at the meeting this week! See the meeting agenda below: General Membership Meeting Date: 18 October 2017 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Hillcrest Elementary School – Cafeteria Agenda Items Welcome / Introductions Magnet School Presentation / Discussion (Mr. Eric Christian – Sudbrook Middle School) Discussion with 5th Grade Teachers Business Meeting… Read More »

Family Code Night on Monday, October 23rd

Hillcrest Families Please Join Us Monday, October 23, 2017 From 6:00 to 7:15 PM For Family Code Night Featuring Hour of Code puzzles from® What? Hillcrest is pleased to invite you to a new family event this year. We are calling this event a “Family Code Night” because you will partner with your children… Read More »

Walk and Bike to School Day is October 4th

National Walk and Bike to School Day is Wednesday, October 4th. This is a great way to be active and get some exercise with your children! Plan to join us to promote a healthy lifestyle by walking or biking to school tomorrow. Our school is one of many that have registered throughout the nation for… Read More »

Back to School Night for 3-5th Grade is Today!

We hope to see you today (Sept. 19) for grades 3-5. Ready for Back to School Night Round 2?! The PTA is! Don’t forget to Invest in Hillcrest! We are giving away two gift baskets worth $200 each! Thanks to all that support our teachers, our courtyard, cultural assemblies, field trips and numerous other activities.… Read More »

Charm City Run Kids X-Country Series Today, September 17th

Hello all! As a new initiative for the Hillcrest Healthy Hedgies we are hoping to promote local wellness activities in the Catonsville area that can motivate our students/children to understand the importance of healthy exercise, healthy eating, healthy sleep and healthy lifestyle. Our first event that we would like to promote is this Sunday, the… Read More »

Updates from Hillcrest PTA on Facebook

The Gobble Gobble Go is today!


9:05–9:55 – Gr. 3
10:05–10:55 – K
11:00–11:50 – Gr. 4
12:30–1:20 – Gr. 5
1:30–2:20 – Gr. 2
2:25–3:15 – Gr. 1

Parents/Caretakers are encouraged to come out to watch and cheer on their child. Parents are also welcome to help during the race by filling cups and handing out water, as well as marking students’ hands to count their completed laps.
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Advanced registration is a good idea. At the last Hillcrest tournament the kids won second place with several individual trophy winners as well. The tournament is open to all students K-8, you don't have to be a member of the chess club.
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Catonsville Chess Tournament

December 2, 2017, 1:00pm - December 2, 2017, 3:00pm

Advanced registration is a good idea. At the last Hillcrest tournament the kids won second place with several individual trophy winners as well. The tournament is open to all students K-8, you don't have to be a member of the chess club.

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Original Works Art Fundraiser packets will be sent home with your student on Tuesday, November 21 or Wednesday, November 22. Each packet has directions on how to order online along with your child’s individualized code. These products make great holiday gifts! Merchandise ordered will return to Hillcrest before the winter break. All orders are due by Wednesday, December 6. If you have any questions please contact Lisa Black at . ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Beautiful day in the courtyard. Proud to say every Hillcrest grade level was represented in our volunteers! We also had lots of parents, grandparents and even future students lending a hand in the garden. Thank you to all who participated! A special thank you to Wendy Weber, Courtyard Committee Chair, for offering our students a opportunity to get outdoors and give back to their school. And thank you to Jodie Groth and Clare Walker for your continued support. ... See MoreSee Less

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Every child’s home should be filled with books! Help Mrs.Schoen get books in the hands of our students that may not have an at home library to choose from. Please drop gently used or new children’s books in one of the collection bins in the front hallway. These donations will be gifted to Hillcrest students so that they can get in their 20 minutes of reading a night. Thanks for your generosity! ... See MoreSee Less

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