Kate Jungers

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Spreading Cheer: Hillcrest Holiday Lane

Check out the trees, one per grade, that are lighting up Jefferson Avenue! Students will make ornaments for their grade level trees together in class – keep an eye out for the decorations to come! And don’t forget… the Hillcrest Giving Tree! This year, our Giving Tree will support Operation Care Package – an organization …

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SIGN UP NOW: Hillcrest Holiday Shop

Click here to sign up for a student shopping time We also need your help – click here to sign up to volunteer (parents & students 5th grade+)! 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 …

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ORDER NOW: December Fun Lunch

Fun Lunch with Potbelly Sandwich Shop Thursday, December 16 Orders Due by December 2 Tired of making lunches? The PTA is here to help – Fun Lunch is back once a month! After a long pause due to the pandemic, we are so thrilled to be able to offer Fun Lunch again to Hillcrest students. …

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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 …

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SHOP NOW: 2021 Hillcrest Virtual Book Fair

Support Our Library – Ordering Online is Easy Click here to shop now through Sunday, Dec. 5 The 2021 Hillcrest Virtual Book Fair is now open! Funds raised through 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 …

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Save money AND raise money with Minted & Hillcrest PTA!

you save 20% minted donates 15% This holiday season, we’re partnering with Minted to help us fundraise. Shop holiday cards and gifts on minted.com using our unique promo code: FUNDRAISEHCES You will save 20% on your purchase and Minted will donate 15% to the Hillcrest PTA. Feel free to share this code with friends & …

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Calling all Hound Dog Dancers, Writers, Artists & More!

Update: Thank you to the students who submitted entries, more information to come on recognition and awards! National PTA Reflections Submissions Due: Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 to the school office Explore the arts & express yourself! We know our Hound Dogs are talented and we want to celebrate and recognize all of our students through …

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VOLUNTEER: Help support Hillcrest staff & students!

Click here to sign-up today! The Hillcrest PTA has a number of opportunities to get involved so grab a friend and sign-up to co-chair now! Don’t miss your chance to make an impact and be a part of these rewarding programs! Available opportunities include: Room Ambassador in your child’s classroom Fundraising Committee Chair positions to manage …

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Downtown DG: Girls’ Day Out (Thursday, Sept. 30)

FUNDRAISING UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the Girls’ Day Out Downtown Downers Grove event.  We are so excited to announce that Hillcrest came in 2nd place in the attendance competition!  The Hillcrest PTA will receive a check for $180.75 from our hall pass purchases as well as $100 in …

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Howlin’ in the Park (Friday, Sept. 24)

Event Update: We had 78 families register to attend this fun outdoor event and together, we helped raise approximately $2,700 for the Hillcrest PTA. As always, thanks so much for your support! Howlin’ in the Park Friday, September 24 from 5:30-10pm Downers Grove Swim & Racquet Club Registration Fee: $20 per family Click here to …

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CHARLESTON WRAP FALL FUNDRAISER: Sept. 9-Oct. 4

FUNDRAISING UPDATE: We met our Charleston Wrap Goal, selling over $20,000 worth of product and raising over $7,600 for Hillcrest, thank you Hound Dogs!! Congrats to our top sellers: Nevaeh Latoria (6th Grade) – Electric Scooter Winner Eden Stava (6th Grade) – $50 Mojo’s Gift Card Winner Ainslie Suva (5th Grade) – Charleston Wrap Product …

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Hillcrest Kindness Rock Garden: Have Some Fun!

Let’s keep the Hillcrest Kindness Rock Garden vibrant! The rock garden, fondly dedicated in memory of Hillcrest student Allison Manning, is located west of the main entrance (Door #1) and has endured some weathering since being installed in Fall 2020. We are asking each Hound Dog to use their Hillcrest grade level color to add …

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