Category Archives: Invest in Hillcrest

Ice Cream is for Hedgies!

Who Well known for serving up classic flavors along with a constantly evolving roster of delightful, small-batch flavors beloved in Baltimore, Taharka Brothers’ award winning ice cream lineup includes favorites like Honey Graham, Key Lime Pie, and Caramel Crunch. Taharka Brothers is widely known for their unique social mission, focused on creating an impactful, profitable… Read More »

Read-a-Thon Results Are In

The results of the 2022 Hillcrest Read-a-thon are in, and Hedgies outdid themselves to log an outstanding 121,675 minutes! Congratulations to all of our readers!! We had 477 total readers, which means fully two thirds of the school participated. And we raised a lot of money to benefit our school. Everyone is a winner at… Read More »

UPDATED! The Read-a-Thon Is Under Way!

Updated 2/11 As we roll into the final two days of the read-a-thon, we’ve already surpassed our goal by 10,000 minutes and it looks very likely that we’ll break 100,000 total minutes logged! Updated 2/10 With three days left to go, we’ve already hit our goal of 87,000 minutes read! How far beyond can we… Read More »

Read Hedgies, Read!

After last year’s massive success, the Hillcrest PTA has decided to hold a Read-a-thon again this year! Our first Read-a-thon was incredibly effective at getting students excited about reading. Plus, it gave friends and family the opportunity to encourage their favorite Hedgies to read even more. We collectively logged tens of thousands of minutes, and… Read More »

Eat Pizza, Help Hedgies!

Need a break? Take the night off and let Peace a Pizza make dinner! Your support in this fundraiser – which includes indoor dining, carry out, and curbside this year – helps us help Hedgies! In order to receive credit for the transaction, you must mention the fundraiser at the time of check out! And… Read More »

Thank You, Hillcrest!

It’s not even a week into the new school year, and we’ve already accomplished so much. Thanks to the organizational finesse of a few parents and the generosity of the entire Hillcrest community, we have managed to secure a HEPA filtration unit for each grade-level and special-area classroom in the building. While not every filter… Read More »

Announcing the Hillcrest Elementary School Read-a-thon!

Over 85,000 Minutes Read!! final total, updated 3/8, 8:00 am 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… 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

Hedgie Gear Is Here!

Looking to freshen up your wardrobe? Need a new hoodie for the fall? Visit the new Hedgie Gear shop at! All proceeds benefit the Hillcrest Elementary School PTA.

Peace A Pizza Fundraiser!

Save the date for a PTA fundraiser at Peace a Pizza: Thursday, November 5th, from 3-7 pm! To place orders, call 410-747-2255 or 410-747-2299. Visit to view the menu. ·        Curbside pick-up only. Orders must be called in and will be brought out to your vehicle.   ·        In order for Hillcrest to receive credit for the… Read More »