REGISTER NOW: Hillcrest Amazing Race

Hillcrest Amazing Race
Friday, January 28 at 4pm to Sunday, January 30 at 10pm
Registration Fee: $40
Click here to register by Wednesday, January 26!

The Hillcrest Amazing Race is back! We had over 50 families register to participate in this family-friendly event last spring. Need a reminder?

Who: Teams of 3-6 players. Hillcrest Amazing Race is open to Hillcrest family members of all ages! Families will complete a set of missions together.

What: Download the GooseChase app and complete the assigned missions anytime between Friday, January 28 at 4pm to Sunday, January 30 at 10pm. As you complete a mission, track your progress in the GooseChase app. Teams can do all missions at one time or a few missions at a time when convenient. All missions must be completed by Sunday, January 30 at 10pm.

How: Missions and instructions will be in the GooseChase app. Missions will be physical challenges, checking-in at a local DG locations or solving a puzzle or riddle. Teams may be asked to submit a photo or video via the GooseChase app to complete missions. All missions will be family-friendly, safe and fun!

Why: Each team who completes all of the missions in the Hillcrest Amazing Race by Sunday, January 30 at 10pm will be entered into a raffle for amazing prizes!

Questions? Reach out to Marie Bucklar, Lindsey Burnette or Katie Wojciechowski.

ORDER NOW: February Fun Lunch x2!

Fun Lunch with Culver’s
Thursday, February 10
Orders Due by January 27

Fun Lunch with Skuddlebutts
Thursday, February 24
Orders Due by February 10

Tired of making lunches? The PTA is here to help – Fun Lunch is back! After a long pause due to the pandemic, we are so thrilled to be able to offer Fun Lunch again to Hillcrest students. Click here for more information on the menu offerings and instructions for how to order lunch for your student!

ORDER NOW: Dine Out Fundraiser (February 14-16)

Dine Out Fundraiser with Home Run Inn
Pre-Order now through Wednesday, February 9
Schedule Pickup for February 14, 15 or 16

Need some help with a Valentines Day dinner? We’ve got you covered with heart-shaped pizzas (and much more) from Home Run Inn. The pizzas are made fresh at the restaurant and ready to be cooked in your home oven. Home Run Inn will donate 30% of each order back to the Hillcrest PTA.
To place your pre-orders, click here.
Please note, pizzas must be cooked or frozen within 48 hours of pickup.

REGISTER NOW: Hillcrest Variety Show

Calling all 3rd-6th Graders – Register Now for the Hillcrest Variety Show!
Saturday, April 30 at the Tivoli

After a two-year hiatus, we’re excited to bring back the Hillcrest Variety Show! Due to COVID capacity restrictions, we are limiting registration to 3rd-6th graders to start. If space is still available, we will open up registration to K-2 grades on January 27.

Click here for more details on how to register and a list of FAQs.

We’re Back in the Classroom: Partners in Art

Click here to sign up for a Partners in Art classroom experience!

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to get into your child’s classroom and have some fun!

Not sure what you’re signing up for? Read our FAQ.

We’ve got you covered with detailed presentation resources and project ideas + materials – look up your assigned artist here.

Still have questions? No problem, reach out to the PIA Committee Chairs & program gurus: Maria BrummelKatelyn Whoriskey or Rebecca Hardman

Hillcrest Holiday Shop

EVENT UPDATE: Many thanks to everyone that made the the Hillcrest Holiday Shop a success! We want to give a howl out to Jackie Hake and her crew of parent and student volunteers for all of their hard work.  A big “thank you” to all of our little shoppers, too! We hope everyone loves their gifts.

We are looking for someone to shadow Jackie next year & take over as Holiday Shop Committee Chair for the 2023-24 school year when Jackie ages out as a Hillcrest parent.

The Hillcrest Holiday Shop is back Friday, December 3 & Saturday, December 4 in the Hillcrest Elementary School Gym! We’ll have merchandise available for $1-$15 per item and volunteers to help your student shop within their budget and wrap the gifts after they check out so they can stay a surprise.

Want to learn more about this PTA-sponsored event? Click here for more information.

2021 Hillcrest Virtual Book Fair

Support Our Library – Ordering Online is Easy!
November 15 – December 5

Funds raised via the 2021 Hillcrest Virtual Book Fair sales go to support our awesome school library – help Mrs. Hesterman continue to add amazing resources for our students!

Order online and pickup your orders at Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove. Donate books to your student’s classroom from teacher wish lists. View our flyer and check your student’s folder for wish lists they’ll be creating in library the week of November 15.

Click here for more information on the Book Fair and instructions for placing your order.