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Help out at Hillcrest

Please find time in your busy schedule to volunteer at Hillcrest. If every family put in only 16 hours of volunteer time over the course of the whole school year, the results would be phenomenal! Just think, that's only 2 hours per month – and it makes such a big difference.

Helping out can be as simple as typing something up, making a few calls, or using your creativity to move a project along.

When you help at Hillcrest, you get to know other parents at the school, you often make new connections and friendships, and most importantly, you are part of creating the very best educational environment for your child.

Here are a few groups who can use your help. We suggest you select one or two committees that you might enjoy working on, and give the committee chair a call.

Volunteer now! For more information, contact Room Parent and Volunteer coordinator Katie Hurt at volunteer@hillcrestpta.org.

Committees

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

Music, science, art classes. Sign-ups, oversee program, liaison between teachers and students.

BENEFIT

The big fund-raising event of the year! Decorations, ticket sales, solicit donations from local merchants and businesses. Also, we hope every family will donate an item, their services, something to be auctioned. Examples: camping trip, bike trip, group dinners or parties, weekend or vacation home, computer help, homemade gifts, anything.
Contact: 2013Benefit@HillcrestPTA.org

COMMUNICATIONS

Help write and publish Yellow Pages, design posters and flyers for events, help post notices of events, design information web site and Yellow Pages via e-mail, establish contacts with local press/write press releases for school events and fundraisers. A great way to learn about all that's going on at Hillcrest!
Contact: Communications@HillcrestPTA.org.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Organize and promote public service projects. A special way to give something back to the community. Become involved, and also help our kids be part of programs like Learn to Read, Feed the Hungry, clothes drives, visit the sick or elderly, etc.
Contact: 

FINE ARTS

Organize and plan art and music programming, including the annual art show and music concert.
Contact: 

LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Hillcrest Language School is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the Hillcrest elementary and middle school community in foreign languages. HLS is organized as an extra curricular activity with before and after school programs. HLS strives to provide age appropriate curricula and foreign languages and engaging activities to students creating an effective learning environment of foreign languages and the cultures associated with them. The language currently offered, by popular demand, is Spanish.
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MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICES

Goals & Expectations: Every Middle School student will have the opportunity to connect and feel ownership of their school through their service to the younger students, and the Hillcrest community as a whole, by completing a minimum of 4 hours of service per marking period, or 12 hours per semester. For more info see the Middle School Community Service page.

PROGRAMMING

Organize events and help seek out exciting speakers for school assemblies and PTA meetings.
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SCRIP SALES

By simply using scrip or eScrip to buy the food and things you already buy at your supermarket, you will be giving a percentage of your purchase to support Hillcrest. Help sign up parents for eScrip and sell scrip at events and PTA meetings; help organize and promote scrip.
Contact: scrip@hillcrestpta.org

WALKATHON

Help organize one of the major events for Hillcrest School. The Walkathon not only raises funds to support PTA programs, but is also a great community get-together featuring carnival games for the kids, music and food.
Contact: walkathon@hillcrestpta.org

WEBSITE

Help create and develop Hillcrest's online community. Help post content and create new online services.
Contact: website@hillcrestpta.org

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