VOLUNTEER: We Need You!

So many of the happenings at Hillcrest take place due to the PTA, we need your help to continue to provide these amazing events and memories for the children! Never volunteered before? You have the whole PTA to help guide you in the role!

If you are interested in getting involved, please email Susie or Beth to talk about options or to ask questions. PTA is only its BEST when parents support our initiatives!
The following committee chair roles need volunteers for the 2022-23 school year:

We also need volunteers to help with Summer Math Club & check students in, direct them to high school graders, hand out prizes and occasionally help grade. Click here to volunteer!

The Dash is Back!

Event Update: We had over 420 registered participants and raised over $10,000 for the Hillcrest PTA through registration fees, sponsorships and (new this year) the sponsor a runner fundraising efforts. These funds will be used toward field trips and in-class experiences for the 2022-23 school year. We are so thankful for such a generous community!

Congrats to Mrs. Flannery’s first grade class for winning a pizza party thanks to their leading fundraising efforts! Click here if you’d like to check out the top finishers in each age group.

Hillcrest Hound Dog Dash
1-Mile or 3-Mile Run/Walk
$20 per participant

The Hound Dog Dash is back and *new* this year, we’ve added a sponsor a runner option in an effort to make this our biggest fundraiser of the school year! We’ll be timing the race and giving away medals to the top male and top female participants in each grade level as well as awarding popsicle and pizza parties to the classrooms who help us raise the most funds to support the Hillcrest PTA programs that benefit our families, students, faculty and staff!

If you’re still on the fence – our post-race food and entertainment at the Hillcrest playground will be a can’t-miss event: pizza, ice cream, DJ, face painters & a very special bubble show! Don’t delay, register today! For more information on how to register or sponsor the race, please click here.

Thank you to our generous sponsors that help make this event possible! 

Hillcrest Variety Show

Event Update: The PTA is very proud of all the Hollywood Hounds who participated in this year’s Variety Show – 26 acts in all. The audience was treated to a morning of entertainment: singing, dancing, instrumental performances, a puppet show, and a cooking demonstration! There were even appearances by a shark and a yellow submarine!

Saturday, April 30 at 10:00am (Doors Open at 9:30am)
Tivoli Theater
Adults: $5 | Students & Seniors: $3 | Kids 5 & Under: Free

After a two-year hiatus, we’re excited to bring back the Hillcrest Variety Show for all grades, K-6! Registration closed on February 11 and students have been hard at work on their acts.

Students and families of Hillcrest, you are all invited to join us for the show – don’t miss your chance to see students perform, sing, dance, tumble and act their hearts out!

Click here for more details on the event and a list of FAQs.

Hillcrest Amazing Race

Event Update: Over 40 Hillcrest families participated in the Hillcrest Amazing Race with 27 families completing all 20 missions. The raffle winners were announced in the Weekly Howl on Tuesday, February 1 and contacted directly with prize pickup instructions.

Friday, January 28 at 3pm to Sunday, January 30 at 10pm
Registration Fee: $40

The Hillcrest Amazing Race is back! We had over 50 families register to participate in this family-friendly event last spring. Don’t miss out on the Winter Edition of the Hillcrest Amazing Race!

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 3pm 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, COVID-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. Raffle prizes include basketball hoop, hoverboard, snowboards, $100 Downtown Downers Grove gift card, $50 Giuliano’s gift card and much more!

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