Hillcrest Walkathon 2021

The Hillcrest Walkathon is a beloved annual tradition that gets students involved in a fun and challenging event, while also raising vital funds that support our school and so many of its valuable programs, curriculum, and staff. This year, we are focusing on celebrating and highlighting the resiliency of our students with the message of “Keep Going, Keep Growing” as they continue to move through this difficult time. Our primary goal is to have all 381 students join in on setting and achieving movement goals over the course of a two week period (4/19/21-5/3/21), boosting our collective school spirit, and working together to demonstrate the strength of our community. We are so proud of these students and we are deeply grateful for your contributions and support!
Please find more helpful information on how to get started here and a printable daily step log here. If you haven’t picked up your pedometer yet, please head to Konstella or recent YPs to find out when and where you can get them. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Markowski.

Pizza Monday Fundraiser – Time to Order for Spring Semester

Available to ALL Grades.
In the wake of our “new normal” Red Boy Pizza has partnered with us to continue our Pizza Friday fundraising tradition, re-imagined to PIZZA MONDAYS. Perfect for a family pizza night, or kid’s lunches for the week. This re-imagined event is available for ALL GRADES. Proceeds from the PIZZA MONDAY fundraiser will go directly to the PTA and support all grades. We will be serving Red Boy Pizza, with 6 varieties to choose from, in either Regular or Gluten Free.

Dates for the Fall Semester: 10 Mondays – every Monday from February 8, 2021 to May 3, 2021 (No pick-up February 15, March 29 or April 5 due to holidays/Spring Break)
Participants will pick up their pizza from Hillcrest drop-off lane between 6:00-6:30pm and enjoy a pizza night while supporting our School!
We will have gloved / physically distanced hand-off of your pizza in front of the school.
Sign up here:

The order deadline is Friday February 5th for a 10-week session starting Monday February 8th, 2021.

Tour For 2021-22 Prospective Families

Hillcrest K-8 and its principal, Maria McCormick, will be hosting a virtual “visit/tour” for 2021-2022 prospective families on Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 and Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. To sign up, please register here. More details and info can be found at the About > Enrollment page.

Welcome to Pandemonium!

Hillcrest’s biggest fundraiser of the year, our annual auction, is now underway at! This year’s online-only affair features perennial favorites like wine and in-person parties, and introduces new categories like virtual events and at-home experiences. Additionally, any Raise Your Paddle donation this year will enter you into the raffle for our Pandemic Survival Kit: over 40 bottles of wine, a Nintendo Switch for the kids, a $150 Doordash gift card, $200 in gift cards to local restaurants, and a Trader Joe’s snack pack.
The funds we raise this week will pay for our beloved staff, critical curriculum and school supplies, and important programs like library, art, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts, so please give whatever you can!
Here’s what you need to know:

Visit the online auction at!
If you haven’t registered yet, here’s how to get set up:

Click “Get Started”
If you participated in the 2019 online auction: Log in and you’ll be prompted to confirm your online bidding setup and re-enter your credit card information.
If you didn’t participate in the 2019 online auction: You’ll be prompted to sign up and your email should be verified within an hour.
When you register, you’ll…

Thank You Hillcrest!

Parents, a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our annual PTA donation drive! We are excited to inform you that over 70% of Hillcrest families participated. We are wholeheartedly grateful for your generosity and kindness during this difficult time. While we conclude this donation drive with a big success, you can still make a tax-free donation anytime by sending us a check or online. Thank you!

Hillcrest Library Is Open

The Hillcrest Virtual Library is open for searching, browsing, and borrowing books. You can pick up reserved books from the “on the yard” low contact check out. Return books during “on the yard” exchange or to the campus 24-hour book drop. See the *NEW* Library Website for much more information.

Hillcrest Community Care Fund

The Hillcrest Community Care Fund provides bridge relief to Hillcrest community members facing unexpected hardships. To request aid, contact a teacher, the principal, the mental health specialist, or another member of the staff. To donate, click here. More information can be found at