PTA Academic Programs

VP of Academic Programs:

Gayle Wilson –

Hillcrest PTA sponsors 37 programs for our children.  Please consider donating a few hours of your time.  The benefits our children sow last a life time and carry into their future.


You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.–  Winston Churchill

2018-19 School Supply Kits – ORDER ONLINE BY JUNE 15, 2018

PLEASE NOTE:  Kits do not include extra items such as gym shoes, back packs, art smocks, and other items that may be required by specific teachers.  Feel free to email me with any questions – Bebe Steele at

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Children’s Author Festival: April 18 – 20, 2018

AUTHOR FEST 2018 (April 18-20)If you have questions, please email, or

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Constant Contact – Email Program

Chair: Connie Pundmann, VP of Operations/Marketing – Constant Contact is our email/communication program for all board members and program Chairs. If you are interested in learning or need access to  review the tutorials please contact Connie. And be sure you’re signed up to receive emails from the PTA so you don’t miss any important …

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Cultural Arts Field Trips and In Class Experiences

chairs: Jennifer Kowalski Don Glass Shannon Kuntz These wonderful events, sponsored and paid for by Hillcrest PTA took place for 2016/2017 School year The Great Presidential Challenge by American Eagle Producations Lloyd Bachrach – Social and Emotional, Motivational Speaker Downers Grove South High School Choir Performed Child’s …

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Destination Imagination

Volunteers needed or this program will remain inactive.  For more information please go to If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact Becky Bossard  at  

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Directory Spot or Hard Copy Directory

Chair: Gretchen Mungan The Hillcrest PTA offers a membership package that includes either a smart phone app, printed directory or both. Please click the front page “Join the PTA” button to make your selection.

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Fitness / Yoga Club

chair:  Laura Coen

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Landscaping and Garden Club

Landscaping Chair:  Leigh Buehler and April Katsafanas Gardening Club Chair:  Laura Maggos      

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LRC Volunteers

chair:  Jennifer Lockwood Learning Resource Center: Come help in the Library (LRC)! We support the LRC Director Leslie Hesterman and LRC Aide Julie Ryan by checking in, checking out and shelving library books.  It is a fun way to see what wonderful resources our students use during the school year. 

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Program Chair:   Maria Brummel Partners-In-Art is a PTA-funded art appreciation program that has been educating Hillcrest students for over fifteen years, and in that time our volunteers, past and present, have put together one of the best art appreciation programs in the district. What started out as an adjunct to the Art Volunteers in …

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PTA Calendar


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PTA Website

Please contact Connie Pundmann at    Does your program need web advertisement, updated page information, a link for on-line payments, or some front page news?  We are happy to help.  Just send a quick email with your request to Connie at the above email address. Please indicate if your would also like a Constant …

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Reflections 2017-18

Reflections Program Chair: Anna Jackson ( Reflections 2017  Theme is “Within Reach” Reflections is an Optional Program provided by National PTA – Theme, Sign Up, Important dates, Entry Form, Categories and Rules. Seeking CREATIVE children!  Students are invited to create works of art in any of six different arts categories, reflecting upon a different theme each year. The …

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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed

  Great America Read to Succeed   Chairperson:  Gayle Wilson – Form will be posted online and sent home in backpacks in February of each year. Stay tuned!

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Summer Math Club 2017

Chair:  Katie Suva Thank you to all the students and schools that participated in Summer Math Club this year. We had a great success and look forward to more fun next summer.    

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