*subject to change or updates. Check with the PTO, Office, and Teacher for updates.
 Flyers are sent home to keep you informed.
**See Any School Alerts/Updates Below and/or Check the LCPS Website**

We appreciate your support and cooperation during our spring
PARCC Assessments that concludes soon.

Friday April 28 Hillrise Olympics

May 2-5 Teacher Appreciation Week


  Alerts:  we will do our best to let you know, you can check www.lcps.k12.nm.us for updates.



We are following the 7-Habits of Healthy Kids this year!   Ask your child about this program and what color they are on!

Thanks for making Hillrise Elementary SHINE this school year!

Congratulations > to all our students, staff, and parents for their many awards, distinctions, and recognitions ---- we continue to all shine and make a difference!       

                                                         S~H~I~N~E                                Go Hillrise!!!


Walking Friday "Walk & Roll to School"

A Walking School Bus program is a group of children who walk or bike to school under the supervision of adults.  Remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or walking to school that first day?  When walking or biking, parents and children get to appreciate things they don’t notice while driving—listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, seeing friends and neighbors and feeling connected with their community. Parents, children and friends can enjoy one another's company without the usual distractions. The program promotes good health, a cleaner environment, and reduced traffic around the school.  Come get your charms and a punch on your Punch Card each day you walk!

Walking and bicycling events celebrate these experiences and help make them possible for others. They bring schools and communities together for a common purpose. Most of all, they are fun!  (Walk Bike to School)    Please contact Principal Mike Kleczka or Coach Mark Dwake for further information about our program and join them with other parent volunteers walking to school. We will meet every Friday (TBA) morning at 7:30am starting at the Apostic Tabernacle on High Street. Please check out the following link regarding Hillrise:  Walking School Bus.   Further information can be provided by Mrs. Ashleigh Curry (acurry@lcps.k12.nm.us).  Check out the Facebook 'Safe Routes to School Las Cruces' page: www.facebook.com/lcsrtsSRTS on the LCPS website is: http://lcps.k12.nm.us/departments/operations/safety-and-security/safe-routes-to-school/

National Center for Safe Routes to School. 730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Suite 300 / Campus Box 3430 Chapel HIll, North Carolina 27599-3430. info@walkbiketoschool.org

STREAM Night & 5th Grade Science Fair Thursday, April 6
Kinder Registration Friday, April 7

Spring Portrait Day Tuesday, March 28 (order forms went home)
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night Fundraiser 5-8pm on University

Our Hillrise Color Run PTO Fundraiser was held Friday, March 10th - forms went home recently at our school assembly.  The kids and guests had a blast helping the school raise funds! Thanks for your support!   All Fundraiser Money Due by Wed., March 15 at 10am.

Sonic Foothills Hillrise Fundraiser 3/8/2017 from 5-8pm.

Classroom Pictures February 15th (order forms went home)

Congratulations to the Lego Robotic Team for representing Hillrise Elementary and winning the award for Teamwork! 
Way to synergize team Lego Robotics.

Middle School Open Houses were held early 2017

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champions 2016-2017: Grand Champion Arielle M from Mr. Strawn's 4th Grade class won 1st place;Teagan D from Ms. Alvarado's 4th Grade Class won 2nd place; Hunter M from Ms. Days 5th Grade Class won 3rd place

Hope you had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23-25!

We welcomed Secretary Skandera and her NMPED Team to our school and to Las Cruces;ESSA Community Meetings Nov. 14-15.

Thanks for all your support for Hillrise RED RIBBON WEEK Oct 31-Nov 4! 

Fundraiser Money & order forms were due Friday morning, October 28, to be eligible for prizes.  All envelopes with money and order forms turned in to the front office.

We Welcomed All Our Guests and School Community to Career Day (10/21) and Our Annual Fall Festival 10/28 @ 5:30pm...flyers went home with further details.

We appreciate all those that made our Ca
reer Day another success.  The students and staff enjoyed your presentations and learned so much from each of you!

Thanks for visiting
us at our annual Open House Friday, August 26th from 5:00-7:00pm.

Thanks for your support of Picture Day & Movie Night Friday, September 16!

Thank you to all staff and students who have contributed so generously to the box in the front office. These items will be used to help families celebrate Thanksgiving. At this time of year we are reminded of all the good things that we have while giving our attention to those who are not so fortunate. I am also encouraged as I see many random acts of kindness throughout the building. I see staff members go out of their way to help other staff in times of need. Thank you for setting good examples for our students to follow. Our kids have good role models and help each other in the classroom, cafeteria, and on the playground. I hope that NM Secretary Hanna Skandera sees all of our kind leaders here at Hillrise Elementary when she makes her visit on Monday.    ~Mike and Angela

"Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera and the NM Public Education Department team, thank you so much for hosting our visit to Hillrise Elementary School and our teacher reception!
As a school leader, we know that your staff’s time is limited and incredibly valuable, so we greatly appreciate the opportunity to visit your school and Ken Strawn’s classroom.
Again, thank you so much for having us in your school! You are doing great work there!"

            Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

             Dear Parents,

I wanted to inform you about an incident at our school this morning.  At approximately 8:20 a.m., Hillrise Elementary went into Shelter-in-Place as a precautionary measure.  As you know, this means all exterior doors are locked, students and staff remain inside, instruction continues, and staff follows the regular schedule.  Everything went very well throughout the day.

The reason for this action was due to the Las Cruces Police investigating an alleged threat made against a parent whose children attend Hillrise.  This is a domestic situation between parents and does not involve the school.  However, to keep everyone safe while the Police conducted their investigation, we determined it was best to remain in Shelter-in-Place for today.

I hope you’ll agree that a precautionary measure is a small inconvenience when keeping everyone safe.  We plan to return to our normal schedule on Thursday, Feb. 9.  If you have any questions, please contact me at 527-9666 or mkleczka@lcps.net.

Thank you,

Michael Kleczka, Principal