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Warm Up with Hedgie Gear!

Temperatures are dropping…get cozy, Hedgie style! All sales of this (and every) Hedgie Gear design go straight to supporting everything the PTA does to support our students and school! Shop now at hespta.threadless.com.

Announcing the Hillcrest Elementary School Read-a-thon!

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 »

Special Education News for the New Year

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 egalvez@bcps.org or Felicia at fpatterson2@bcps.org… Read More »

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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 »

Teachers Rule!

Want to share some teacher love and let them know how thankful you are for everything they do? Take a minute to fill out this survey, and we’ll let them know! Because our future is only this bright thanks to their dedication, sincerity, and enthusiasm!

Thanksgiving Is Complicated

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 »

Leveraging Privilege and Tools to Disrupt Bigotry Over the Holidays with Courtney Jones Carney, MBA

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 »

Calling All Makers!

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 »

Updates from Hillcrest PTA on Facebook

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