Mar
19

Hillcrest Family Fun – Save the Dates


More information and details to come! If you’d like to sign up for the Hillcrest Dance Party now, click here!

Mar
16

Spring Spirit Wear Added to Store!

The Hillcrest Elementary Spirit Wear online store has been updated with brand new items for spring. Support the Hillcrest PTA and add some hounddog gear to your closet for the next school spirit day. Click here to purchase today! (password is “hounddogs”)

Mar
09

Hillcrest PTA Nominating Committee Needs You!

The Hillcrest PTA Nominating Committee is currently working to fill board member positions for the 2021-22 school year. These positions ultimately play a delegation and support role for the event and committee chairs – the Hillcrest PTA is lucky to have so many dedicated Committee Chairs who lead the charge on various efforts. If you have questions or interest in any of the positions below, please contact the Nominating Committee: Anne HealyMarie Bucklar, and Kelly Fallon-Wilson.

  • Co-Presidents: This dynamic duo heads up the PTA and ensures in compliance with the Illinois PTA. Beyond setting the PTA meeting agendas and leading the meetings, the primary goal is to be in contact with Board Members (Treasurer, Secretary, VP of Marketing, VP of Membership, VP of Ways and Means, VP of Social and VP of Academics) as a sounding board and supporter.
  • Secretary:  The secretary is responsible for creating reports from PTA board and general meetings.
  • VP of Marketing:  The VP of Marketing is responsible for generating (along with the marketing committee) the weekly email, the school bulletin board by the front office, as well as general website updates and upkeep.
  • VP of Ways and Means:  The VP of Ways and Means oversees fundraising efforts for the school by leading dedicated committee chairs through the process. Game Night, Hillcrest Hound Dog Dash, and Charleston Wrap are just a few of the committees within this fundraising team.
  • VP of Social:  The VP of Social has the opportunity to provide support to several different committees on school-related events throughout the year. Some of these include Holiday Shop, Bingo Night, and the Variety Show.

Feb
16

Hillcrest Trivia Night: Friday, March 12

Event Update: thanks to all who participated, we were able to raise $1,300 to support PTA initiatives – we appreciate all of the Hillcrest school spirit!

Hillcrest Trivia Night
Friday, March 12 from 7:00-8:30pm

Join us for the first Hillcrest Trivia Night! Register now to enjoy a fun-filled evening of friendly (virtual) competition with other Hillcrest families. Teams will battle to see who has the greatest trivia knowledge for prizes. All you need is a computer to participate from the comfort of your own home.

Open to all Hillcrest students, their families and Hillcrest teachers and staff! Registration is open until Monday, March 8th.

Registration Fee: $35 per family

If you have any questions, please contact the Hillcrest Trivia Night Committee:
Marie Bucklar – marie.bucklar@gmail.com
Lindsey Burnette – lindseyjburnette@gmail.com
Katie Wojciechowski – wojkatie@gmail.com

Feb
08

2021 Hillcrest PTA Scholarship Applications

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Hillcrest Elementary PTA Scholarship application process is open and applicants are encouraged to apply before Monday, March 1st, 2021. This is the third year that the Hillcrest PTA has offered a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to a qualifying senior.  To qualify, a senior must have attended Hillcrest Elementary School for a minimum of three years, must be graduating from an Illinois high school, and must have already been accepted to a college, university, or vocational program.  The link to apply has been shared with both Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South High Schools.  Please help us spread the word about this scholarship to any current high school seniors that are Hillcrest alumni!  If you are a current senior and a Hillcrest alum, please click here to apply for the scholarship. Gook luck to all of the applicants and remember, the deadline to apply is Monday, March 1st!

Jan
26

Dine Out Fundraiser: Heart Shaped Pizzas

Take the night off and order a Take-n-Bake pizza from Home Run Inn! ORDER by Wednesday, February 10th for pick up between Monday 2/15 to Wednesday 2/17. All pizzas are fresh and can be popped right in the oven. Money raised will support our Hillcrest Alumni Scholarship which is awarded to a Downers Grove senior every spring. Feel free to share the LINK with friends!

Nov
07

Winter Spirit Wear is Here

Order by 11/22 for delivery prior to winter break.

Sep
03

PTA News 9-3-19

Aug
17

Hillcrest Fest 2019

ARE YOU READY TO CELEBRATE THE START OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR?

Join us at
HILLCREST FEST!!

Tuesday, August 20 6:00-7:30pm

Funded by the Hillcrest PTA, the back to school festival is an awesome way to kick off the start of the school year for all Hillcrest Families. This year’s festivities include:
Inflatable obstacle courses and bounce houses
DJ
Face painting
Free cotton candy (one per child, please!)
Free root beer, donated by Leo’s Wine and Spirits
Pizza, water and gatorade available for purchase from Skuttlebutts
Hillcrest Spirit Wear available for purchase
Informational tables about committees, clubs and organizations
Lots of fun catching up with friends 🙂
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

The festival will open with a Teacher Meet and Greet. The Hillcrest teachers will have their classrooms open from 5:45-6:15 for families to stop in classrooms, meet teachers and drop off school supplies. Thank you to the staff for making this opportunity available that will help ease first day jitters and chaos for students (and parents!). Please note that some teachers may not be able to attend the event and will leave a note on the door as to where to leave the supplies. Families who are unable to attend should plan to send school supplies on the first day of school.

Hillcrest Fest is also a great time to share information about clubs, committees and organizations that other families may be interested in. If you would like a table to display your information, please contact Lisa Kolavennu.

You won’t want to miss this annual celebration-it will be a blast! But we must have your help to make it successful. We need dozens of adult volunteers to help set up, supervise events, paint faces, etc. Shifts are only 30-45 minutes so you will have plenty of time to socialize before/after your shift. Please click here to sign up now.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions. AND PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER! We look forward to seeing everyone on August 20!

Lisa Kolavennu lisakolavennu@gmail.com
Jennifer Lockwood jslockwood11@gmail.com

Jul
04

Kindergarten Family Summer Playdates

Attention Kindergarten parents and students: incoming Kindergarteners and their families are invited to attend one or more of our scheduled summer playdates on the Hillcrest playground to meet some new friends! 

SUMMER 2019 KINDERGARTEN FAMILY PLAYDATES ARE SCHEDULED AS FOLLOWS:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019 @ 10am @ HILLCREST SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019 @ 5:30pm @ HILLCREST SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

Please contact our Kindergarten playdate chair, Laura McGreal, with any questions you might have at lmcgreal@dreamtown.com!

Apr
16

Register now for the 2019 Hillcrest Hound Dog Dash!

Register for The Hillcrest Hound Dog Dash Today!

Come on out for an evening of fun with families and friends.
Open to all students, families, Hillcrest alum, faculty and staff.
Last year 300+ members of the Hillcrest community participated in the event!

Friday, May 17th from 5PM – 8PM

Official race start is 6:00PM

All registration will be completed through RunSignup.com.

CLICK HERE NOW TO REGISTER AND SEE THE EVENT DETAILS!

Key Highlights:
  • Price: Runners or walkers welcome! $15 per registrant. Do not delay! If you register by May 3rd, you will receive the official race T-shirt for free.
  • Race Route: Participants can choose to do either a 1 mile or 3 mile loop around the Hillcrest neighborhood. Walk or run! It’s up to you! Check out the race route on our “Race Info” page.
  • Get Your Game Face On: This is an official “basic chip timed” race meaning that we will have winners by grade level for each race (and for adults too).
  • Work Up an Appetite: Giuliano’s and Toasty Taco will be on school grounds offering up a variety of tasty dinner options. Kona Ice will also be there for some tasty treats. Versa5 and Orange Theory – along with our DJ – will also be on deck to liven up the group before and after the race.
Don’t delay. Register today.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
THAT SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS AND MAKE THIS EVENT
POSSIBLE FOR OUR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY!
Top Dog Sponsors:
KB Logistics Management
Zach Frazier Orthodontics
Best in Show Sponsors:
Amita Health
Barriere Construction
Brush Dental
Choice Travel Management
Community Bank of Downers Grove
Esplanade Dental
Giulianos
Grove Dental Associates
Howe Security
Lanzillotti Gribben & Marchuk
Lighthouse Exhibits
Orange Theory
Platinum Partners
Value City Furniture
Faithful Friend Sponsors:
Hutto and Son
Mojos
Storybook World Travel – Mariah Spirek
Versa5

Jan
11

2019 VARIETY SHOW REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 HILLCREST VARIETY SHOW IS NOW OPEN! See below documents for more detailed information.


TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT (REGISTRATION IS ONLINE-ONLY AGAIN THIS YEAR!), PLEASE USE THESE GOOGLE FORMS:

1.) CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE VARIETY SHOW REGISTRATION FORM – ONE FORM PER ACT; and

2.) TO FILL OUT PARENT PERMISSION SLIP, CLICK HERE.


TO SEE WHICH SONGS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN, CLICK HERE.


TO PRINT THE PAGES BELOW, CLICK HERE.

Aug
25

Fun Lunch and Pizza Lunch Orders

First Fun Lunch must be ordered by 8/29/2018

Fun Lunch and Pizza Lunch
Ordering for Fun Lunch and Pizza Lunch is now open.

BOONLI    
* It may ask you for the school code which is still  HE304
Your user name and password from last year’s site is still good.  No need to re-register.  You may do “Forgot Password”
* Make sure you assign your child to his/her teacher.  Very Important for them to receive their ticket for lunch.
*Double check your calendar on the site.  We have added in 9 more lunch dates.  Always mark your calendar and/or consistently check the website to make sure you ordered.  There will be no extra lunches for missed orders.
NEW THIS YEAR:  You may order monthly, quarterly, or as needed and pay that way.  Not necessary to order for the whole year unless you want to.  Orders must be placed 2 weeks before the lunch date.
 Sorry, No Exceptions.
**1st Fun Lunch must be ordered by 8/29.**