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 »

April Is Autism Acceptance Month

This year the Autism Society of America, along with leading disability organizations across the country, announced that it is formally shifting references of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month” because “inclusion begins with acceptance.” According to the CDC, “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There… Read More »

Celebrating Laylat al Bara’at

Laylat al Bara’at is a Muslim holiday celebrated at night, which is associated with the descent of God from heaven and the generous forgiveness of sins. It is regarded as a night when the fortunes of individuals for the coming year are decided and when Allah may forgive sinners. Therefore, on this night every year many Muslims pray… Read More »

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