We are excited to announce the Hillcrest Elementary School Read-a-thon fundraiser. Our Read-a-thon was created to bring students together with family and friends to encourage reading, build literacy skills and support our school. The Read-a-thon promises to be a fun, exciting journey for all participants as they begin a personal Reading Adventure in completing 10… Read More »
BCPS’s Department of Special Education has useful information for families on its web site. Learn about the Special Education Resource Center by watching this video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z_MJYJWCmA5Nf8peMErUUQTYZ_djMkbj/view There is some limited scholarship money available to parents who are interested in attending special education related workshops or webinars. Please contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Felicia at email@example.com… Read More »
The PTA meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16, has been canceled. Please join us again in January!
Each year, November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. “Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and… Read More »
Today, Thanksgiving is largely observed as a secular holiday. The text of Lincoln’s original proclamation was, however, explicit in declaring it “a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” We are by now familiar with how holidays grounded in a particular faith can be divisive. (And by the… Read More »
Is the Confederate battle flag a symbol for people who tried to hold on to slavery and seceded from the Union? Or is it merely a show of Southern heritage and pride? After decades of debate, it may no longer matter: Mississippi will fly a new flag, after voters signed off on a new design.… Read More »
Join us Monday, November 23, at 7:30 pm to learn how to use privilege to fight racism at the holiday table. Click here to RSVP: https://forms.gle/Y52UMX3VDhRzX5Pg7 Register early! Pre-work will be assigned to facilitate and frame the training conversation. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the event. The Leveraging Privilege… Read More »
While we don’t know exactly what it will look like, BCPS is preparing for the eventuality of in-person classes. The Hillcrest PTA is calling on the community’s “makers” to create and donate child-size face masks to help protect students, families and staff. You can drop off donations of: finished masks 100% cotton fabric elastic cord… Read More »