Category Archives: PTA-sponsored events

Ask Your Student about Science Assemblies…

On Wednesday, November 28, grades K-3 will experience The Science Guys “Fizz, Pop, Boom” assembly where they’ll talk all about states of matter, matter transitions words (sublimation, evaporation, condensation), and air pressure.  This show will be filled with sound effects, optical illusions, tornado simulations, and more! On Thursday, November 29, grades 4-5 will start their day with… 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 »

Days of Taste

If your 4th grade child came home last week wanting kale, fetta, blueberries, and lemon – and then shared fascinating facts about honeybees – he/she participated in the Days of Taste at Hillcrest over the last two weeks. Days of Taste is an educational food program that brings together professional chefs and farmers with elementary… Read More »

Snowday (the musical version!)

On March 24, Hillcrest PTA is sponsoring an A Cappella Musical History assembly with music by “Snowday.” The program takes students on a whirlwind journey through time, tracing the history of a capella singing from its roots in chant, barbershop, and doo-wop to present-day pop and rock. Students are introduced to elements of music theory… Read More »

Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May, 6th The Teacher Appreciation committee has been busy planning a fun Olympic themed week to celebrate our gold medal teachers and staff during the first week of May. Stay tuned for more details about specific plans for the week, including the spirit days. We are currently finding matches for… Read More »

Upcoming Assembly for First Graders

On April 19th at 9:30 a.m., First Grade students will attend a special assembly. Master performer Rosalia de Aragon uses storytelling, music, and dance to capture the essence of Spanish Colonial heritage and the traditions of the Southwest. These magical, interactive storytelling experiencs address the wealth of traditions, such as dichos, in Hispanic communities, and… Read More »