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Order School Supplies Now to Be Ready when School Starts!

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Order your student’s school supplies for 2019-2020 school year from June 17th – July 5th.


Kits are customized to the teachers of Hillcrest Elementary and can be picked up at School Sneak a Peak at your seat.

Please Note: Earbuds or headphones are required for each grade, but are not included in the specific grade supply kit. They are available as an optional purchase. Another optional purchase this year is the teacher classroom donation items (tissues, paper towels, baggies, etc).

For questions, please contact Emilie Underwood at or call 410-903-0015.

Sales tax will be added at checkout.  Please print & keep your confirmation as your receipt.  Thank you!

Volunteers Needed for Field Day and Fish Release

We are still short volunteers for our Fifth Grade Field Day on June 5th.
 If you have not signed up to volunteer, WE NEED YOU!  Please contact
Ms. Myers directly at  We would love grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings over 18 years of age, etc.  Join our fun.  We have 3 time slots available:  morning, afternoon, or all day.  We can accommodate all schedules.  Contact Ms. Myers today!

Help is still needed for the best field trip!!

Sign up to assist with the Third Grade Fish Release Field Trip on Thursday June 6th, 2019!

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5th Grade Dance this Friday

Attention all 5th Grade Parents and Caregivers!  

The Hillcrest Elementary 5th grade dance is this Friday, May 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hillcrest Cafeteria.  

Check in will begin at 6:45 PM and you must sign your child out no later than 9:15PM. An adult must sign in each child and leave a contact number in case we need to reach you during the event. We still need volunteers for this event, and parents are only allowed to stay if they are signed up as a chaperone. 

Sign up to volunteer here

Thanks! We look forward to a fun evening with our 5th grade students!  

Bike Rodeo Today, May 11th

Come to the first Hillcrest Bike Rodeo this Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00!

Test your bike skills, learn about bike safety and have some fun.  We will have snowballs and a raffle thanks to the local bike shops supporting the event.  Register at the event or on the link below.

Don’t have a bike?  Join us and we will arrange for a loaner.  

Parents do need to be present during student participation in the event.

Click on the link below to register:

Bike Rodeo

Spirit Night at McDonald’s Tonight

Join us for McDonald’s Spirit Night on May 8th.
Proceeds benefit Hillcrest PTA, which helps to fund teacher appreciation, school assemblies, programs and more.

The fun is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Frederick Road location.

Adopt a Staff Member for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation WeekTeacher Appreciation Week 2019 is arriving soon (5/6-10) and we need your help to show our 83 member strong staff our gratitude. Please sign up to adopt a staff member (or two)!

Details: During TAW, you decide how to show your appreciation for your adopted staff member. Some examples: student artwork, cards, school supplies, yummy food, flowers, lunch, gift cards. Please limit spending to $25.

Upcoming Assemblies for Students

Black DiamondWe were excited to be able to reschedule this assembly from a 2018 snow day. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for good weather! Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater will be coming to Hillcrest on Monday, February 4 with their spirit-rousing musical, Black Diamond, about the “other” major league.

This updated hit from nationally recognized arts leader Michael Bobbitt and tunesmith John Cornelius chronicles the struggles and triumphs of pioneering African American baseball players. The all-star lineup of heroes includes Moses “Fleet” Walker, who became the game’s first black pro in the 1880s; Andrew “Rube” Foster, hailed as the father of black baseball; power hitter Josh “Spitfire” Gibson; athlete-philosopher Satchel Paige; and young Jackie Robinson, who first integrated the major leagues. You’ll stand up and cheer for the players who made sports history-and American history, too!

Monday, March 4, 2019
Sineadh Fada: Spórt – Traditional Irish Music & Dance

Irish DancingHillcrest is gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day with Sineadh Fada’s performance of Spórt. Dancer/musician Shannon Dunne and musical collaborators, including multi-instrumentalist Alex Boatright, present an engaging, interactive performance showcasing traditional Irish music and dance. The artists will introduce old style percussive and social dances, traditional “sing-along” songs, and Irish tunes on instruments like concertina, harp, and fiddle.

Students will learn what it means to be a traditional musician/dancer, and experience a wide array of instruments, singing, and dancing through the stories of how Shannon and her friends learned, and continue to learn, within the tradition.

Upcoming PTA Meetings on January 10th and 16th

Hillcrest PTA has two meetings coming up…

PTA MeetingsOn Thursday, January 10th from 6 to 8 pm, the PTA is hosting a meeting at Banneker Recreation Center (27 Main Avenue, Catonsville). The presentation for this meeting will be provided by HES and will focus on supporting parents, particularly those of ELL students, in the success of their children. All families are welcome. Dinner and child care will be provided. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Mrs. Capka at

Schoology questions?

During the Jan. 16 PTA meeting, Eric Sloan will deliver an informational session on Schoology.

Topics include:

  • Basic access
  • Mobile access
  • Switching between students / schools
  • Gradebook access
  • Student account information

Here is a link to the single question survey to help Mr. Sloan prepare.

Please plan on joining us at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 in the Hillcrest cafeteria. Childcare will be available.