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 »

Spread the Love!

The Hillcrest food drive to support Catonsville Emergency Assistance will run January 31st-February 11th. Please help Hillcrest and the PTA show CEA some love by donating non-perishable items to refill the pantry shelves. Collection bins will be in each grade hallway, and each grade has a specific list of items to gather: Pre-K and Kindergarten:… 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 »

Words Matter

Do you ever worry that you are using the wrong term to describe someone? We know that language matters, but do we understand the history behind the labels we use? Join us for a conversation about language, identity and labels. Everyone is welcome! This month’s Equity Committee discussion is a collaboration with the Catonsville Middle… Read More »

A Conversation with Cousins

Parents and caregivers, we invite your students (and you!) to join us for an afternoon conversation with Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby, co-authors of Cousins, the story of what happens when a White woman, Phoebe, contacts a Black woman, Betty, saying she suspects they are connected through slavery. Recently profiled in the Baltimore Sun,… 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 »

Get comfortable with uncomfortable conversations!

Is there something you’d love to chat about? “Getting Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations” is the Equity Committee’s monthly opportunity for us to gather, chat and learn about a predetermined topic. Virtual conversations are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30, beginning this Tuesday, October 5!  Think you’d like to lead a group? Let… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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