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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 »

Hybrid Learning: What We Know So Far

Beginning March 1, Hillcrest students in pre-K though second grade who opted in to hybrid learning will return to the school. Due to the extra COVID-19 safeguards in place, the school has undertaken a massive task in getting the building and staff as ready for this step as possible. Students have been divided into three… Read More »

Bystander Intervention Training

Join us on February 24 at 7 pm for this training, provided by The Howard County Office of Human Rights. Registration is NOT required. This training is intended to aid communities in doing two things: Increasing the likelihood that people will step up to support any community member who is being harassed. This is done… Read More »

Baltimore County SECAC February Meeting

Join the Baltimore County Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Monday, February 1, from 7:00-8:30 PM. Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams will be in attendance, and our conversation with Dr. Williams will be driven by our SECAC Recommendations for SY 2020-2021 and our SECAC Stakeholder Priorities regarding remote and hybrid learning. Access to the meeting will be via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/fak-czgt-dvf.… 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 »

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.

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!

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