American Education Week is Nov. 14-18

American Education Week is an annual, nationwide celebration honoring the enormous team of people who work in our nation’s public schools, everyone from the bus drivers and classroom teachers to the cafeteria workers and administrative staff, plus countless others. Each grade will have a specific day that parents and caregivers can visit their students’ classroom: Pre-K:… Read More »

Custodial Workers Day is October 2!

There are so many ways our school custodians help us out! Shoveling snow, sweeping the hallway, cleaning the cafeteria…the list goes on and on and on! We are so lucky to have Vance Scovens, Brandy Carter, Tracy Gregg-Akenyemi, Dana Green and Kirk Samuels show up for us. Let’s show our amazing custodial staff how much we… Read More »

Welcome back, Hillcrest!

It’s back-to-school time, and as part of the Hillcrest community, we know it’s never too early to appreciate the people who dedicate themselves to our students! We all recognize that our school is amazing, but did you know that the teachers’ lounge – the place where Team Hillcrest can step away and take a breath… Read More »

Celebrate Juneteenth!

President Abraham Lincoln may have issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 30, 1863, but it was over two years before enslaved people in Texas received word, when Major-General Grange read General Order No. 3 (above) on June 19 in Galveston. Juneteenth has been celebrated on June 19 since, and in 1980 Texas became the first… Read More »

Thank you, Upstanders!

Thank you to all of those students who attended our How to be an Upstander! training on June 1. We all learned a lot from each other and have taken big steps toward making Hillcrest an even greater place to be! We look forward to coming together again after the summer break to continue our… Read More »

Be an Upstander! Training for Students

The Hillcrest PTA Diversity and Equity Committee is excited to offer “Be an Upstander!” to your child/ren. This after-school activity will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 4:10 – 5:00 pm. It will be led by PTA Diversity and Equity Committee co-chairs, Taylor Crockett and Mindy Merlo. Unfortunately, transportation will not be available.… Read More »

So You Want to Volunteer for Field Day?

On your marks…get set…GO! Field Day 2022 is on its way, and we need your help to make it extra special. Mrs. Walker and Mr. Weymont REALLY need empty 2-liter bottles and cereal boxes, but the complete list of supplies required to give Hedgies a Field Day to remember is here. And if you’d like… Read More »

Celebrate Earth Day with Hillcrest

This Earth Day, the Hillcrest PTA will collaborate with the Hillcrest Environmental Club to host an afternoon event that will give families a chance to get involved…and maybe get a little dirty! From 4-6 pm on Friday, April 22, Hedgies and their families are welcome to join us near the Kindergarten playground for Earth-friendly service… Read More »

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