Category Archives: Hillcrest News

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 »

Calling All Makers!

While we don’t know exactly what it will look like, BCPS is preparing for the eventuality of in-person classes. The Hillcrest PTA is calling on the community’s “makers” to create and donate child-size face masks to help protect students, families and staff. You can drop off donations of: finished masks 100% cotton fabric elastic cord… Read More »

More Upcoming Events

March 20: Spring Pictures; Flat Stanley Presentation after school March 22: Maryland Gear Spirit Day; 5th grade Musical March 23: Hop for Hopkins March 26: STEAM assembly March 27: 2nd grade fieldtrip March 29: 1/2 day for students; marking period ends March 30: Spring Break-no school April 3: Schools reopen April 11: PTA meeting April… Read More »

Help Select a New Principal

We need your input in the selection of a new principal to replace Dr. E, who will be leaving on July 1 to become principal of Catonsville Middle. It is very important that BCPS know what qualities we value and that we are an involved, engaged school. Please join us for a meeting this Wednesday,… Read More »

Grading Policy Questions?

Linda Marchineck, Coordinator of the Office of Curriculum Operations, and Christina Byers, Senior Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will be addressing the Southwest Area Education Advisory Council on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Westowne Elementary in Catonsville. Hillcrest’s own Dr. E will also talk about policy at the… Read More »

Get Your School Supply List

View the list of school supplies needed for your child’s class this year by going here:

Assemblies Sponsored by the PTA

It is a wonderful gift that today our children attend school with children that are much different than they are. The Cultural Committee would like to present assemblies taking a proactive approach to diversity in the Hillcrest Community. Through music, dance, and language, we can get a snapshot of different cultures to help our children… Read More »

Board Games Needed for Indoor Recess

As the cold weather approaches there will be more indoor recess time. In an effort to provide more and new options for the classrooms, the PTA is running a Board Game Drive. We will take new or gently used games for ages 8 and up. Please only send complete games. A collection box will be… Read More »

Boundary Change Committee Planning Update

As you may know, the Boundary Change process for 11 elementary schools in our area is about to get underway. The community representatives to the Boundary Change Committee are Jim Kitchel and Donna Knutson. Erika Herman is the teacher representative. We are committed to fairness and transparency throughout the process. Knowing the strength of our… Read More »

Gradual Entry for Kindergarten Explained

For children who are beginning kindergarten at Hillcrest Elementary School, welcome to school! Read this letter to learn about the schedule for the gradual entry format for the beginning of this school year.