Get comfortable with uncomfortable conversations!

Is there something you’d love to chat about? “Getting Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations” is the Equity Committee’s monthly opportunity for us to gather, chat and learn about a predetermined topic. Virtual conversations are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30, beginning this Tuesday, October 5!  Think you’d like to lead a group? Let… Read More »

Chat with Administration!

Beginning this Wednesday, Hillcrest administrators will be available online on the 15th of every month from 5:30-6:00 pm (see below for exceptions). Login into Google Meet with the code HillcrestAdmin to ask questions or broach concerns. If you’re unable to join these sessions, our Administration is always accessible. Email Principal Maria Ramos or Assistant Principals… Read More »

Thank You, Hillcrest!

It’s not even a week into the new school year, and we’ve already accomplished so much. Thanks to the organizational finesse of a few parents and the generosity of the entire Hillcrest community, we have managed to secure a HEPA filtration unit for each grade-level and special-area classroom in the building. While not every filter… Read More »

Meet with Ms. Ramos!

Ms. Ramos, Hillcrest’s Acting Principal, is hosting two meetings on Wednesday, May 19. The first meeting will take place from 9:00-9:30 a.m. and the second from 6:00-6:30 p.m., via Google Meet. These will be informal question-and-answer sessions for families. Anyone interested in joining should log in with the Meet code Ramoschat2021.

What Is “Work to Rule” Anyway?

Beginning today, April 22, BCPS teachers have agreed to participate in a Work to Rule initiative. This means that teachers will only work according to the stated rules of their contract. Instead of coming early and staying late as they usually do, teachers will walk into the building at 8:30 and leave at 3:45. There will be… Read More »

Keep Hillcrest Green!

Earth Day is this Thursday, April 22nd, and BCPS has organized a Virtual Earth Day event for schools to get involved. The Green 60 is a contest where students to submit videos or pictures of activities they participated in that promote caring for the Earth, and their school will be awarded points based on those submissions. To… Read More »

The Equity Committee Has a Diversity Problem

As many of you know, the Hillcrest Elementary PTA has an active Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Not quite two years old, we’ve focused much of our energy and activity on the Equity piece of our work. We host a monthly discussion group to tackle issues like systemic racism and cultural appropriation; have formed a student… Read More »

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