Hillrise PTO


We express our sincere thanks to Citizens Bank, Buchman Insurance Agency, Sonic, Pic Quik,Terrie Dallman, Las Cruces Graphics Studio, and House of Graffix for their continued support of Hillrise!

Thank you for Volunteering to assist our new Hillrise PTO Officers

we always appreciate your help & support!

(for more information please contact the PTO and/or come to our monthly meetings)

                       Flyers and information will be sent home with your child regarding the below events and
any other PTO special events or check with our
PTO President or Officers,
or the front school office. 
                                              Thanks for your support!                                              

Fall Festival / Spring Carnival


Sonic Night's, Panda Express, Chick-fil-a and other local areas as scheduled

Hillrise Yearbooks for sale starts in January

Thank you for supporting our Annual Fundraisers!!

Original Works
- thanks for your support & order of your child's art work!!

Thanks for your support of our Annual Hillrise Jog-A-Thon, Color Run, & other activities!

Welcome to Hillrise! My name is Kelli Sanders and I am the president of the PTO. I look forward to serving in this capacity. We have a lot of wonderful opportunities to help Hillrise faculty and staff create a memorable and successful school year. I look forward to working with each and every one of you.

Kelli's mission this year is to increase participation as well as to adapt a more focused fundraising approach.The PTO is a great way to get involved, to stay informed and lend a hand to our hard-working teachers. Let's all help Hillrise Shine! 
Please contact us: hillrise1400@gmail.com  (text 575-644-8619)

The 2nd Friday of every month the PTO will host a breakfast for the teachers of a certain grade level. Food donations will be requested from that grade level's parents. If you can help with set-up or clean-up, please text Kristen at 575-680-7051.

Fall Festival Friday, October 27 at 5:30pm: Hillrise families will gather in costume at the school for games, prizes, popcorn, pizza and a basket raffle. If you can help please contact Judy at 575-993-1267.

We welcome you to join us at our meetings! We also invite all of you to participate in our PTO membership and school fundraisers. Please see the school for a current list of all our scheduled fundraisers & activities. We always welcome your help and any ideas or suggestions!

Lowe's Grocery Store Receipts, Price's Milk Caps, Box Tops (please go to the following website and help by entering for coupons, sweepstakes, and other bonus opportunities: www.boxtops4education.com  School Code 217100).  To get your Shoparoo Application please contact: hillrise1400@gmail.com

Follow us on Facebook for updates and reminders: Hillrise Elementary School PTO.  Invite your friends and family to like our page and keep up to date.
Get Involved: Sonic Drive-In Nights, Panda Express, Unos, Color Run, Jog-a-Thon, Butter Braids, Albertson's Community Cards, Target VISA Cards, Box Tops, Labels for Education, Ink Cartridges, Cell Phones, Juice Packages, Yearbooks, Staff Appreciation, Math & Literacy Night, Science Fair, STREAM Night, Family Movie/Game Nights, Field Trips, and so on!

Save and turn in your Yoplait Yogurt Pink Lids which will contribute to the Susan G. Koeman foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Research!
Thanks for saving & turning in all your Box Tops & Labels for Education!   This is an easy way for everyone to help our school obtain revenue to help our school!!
Please support our various fundraising activities & School Store on designated days!

Please check with the front office to see how you can be more involved in your child's educational experience by signing up to be a member or volunteer. 

We need your help and welcome your ideas!

We encourage all students who are walking or riding their bikes to school to be safe!   We support the 'Safe Routes to School', 'Hillrise Walking Wednesday's, and 'McGruff House' Programs. We encourage your participation!

If any of you have photos of school events during this year we would love to have them to share for our Hillrise Yearbook. You can submit them through the following website: 
http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp  (for current school year).  Search HJeShare in Apps Store (hillriselcps).  Contact the PTO for further assistance.  The deadline for submission of photos is around March 8th.  Send photos to: Maureen.dearmond@yahoo.com


Hillrise PTO Mission Statement

The purpose of the Hillrise PTO shall be to foster and further the highest educational opportunities for the children of the school; to bring into closer relation the home and the school; to encourage, fun, and promote educational and social activities through school-wide communications, fundraising events, and positive civic action.


El propósito de la toma de fuerza Hillrise será fomentar y promover las mejores oportunidades educativas para los niños de la escuela, a Estrechar la relación entre el hogar y la escuela, para fomentar la diversión, y promover actividades educativas y sociales a través de toda la escuela de comunicación , eventos de recaudación de fondos, y la acción cívica positiva.

PTO Officers


President - Kelli Sanders


President - Eva Marquez
VP - Kristen Chastine
Secretary - Chris Sanders
Treasurer - Maureen DeArmond
Faculty Member-at-Large: Sam Stichter
Members-at-Large: Kelli Sanders & Sheila Walton



President - Eva Marquez
VP - Tiffany Saunders
Secretary - Chris Sanders
Treasurer - Maureen DeArmond

Members at large: Louise Berky, Sam Stichter, Kelli Sanders


2013 - 2015 Officers & Board

President:  Louise Berky purplekitty0110@yahoo.com
Co-President:  Anita McGuire
Treasurer:  Chris Sanders
Secretary:  Lisa Frampton
Members at large:  Mike Stowe, Patti Forsyth, Angela Sanders

2012 - 2013 Officers & Board of Directors

President: Robin Kahle
Vice-President: Mike Stowe
Treasurer: Pat Switzer
Secretary: Pattie Forsyth
Members-at-Large: Janet Fortin, Chris Sanders, Leslie Starritt
Committees >
School Store
Box Tops
Staff Appreciation
Safe Routes to School
Capri Sun

2011 - 2012

Co-Presidents: Cathi Buchman & Robin Kahle
Treasurer: Pat Switzer
Secretary: Melissa McWhorter
Membership VP: Leslie Starritt
Finance VP:
Fundraising VP: Janet Fortin
Committee Chairs >
School Store: Janet Fortin
Yearbook: Leslie Starritt
Box Tops: Margaret Sanchez-Maes
Staff Appreciation: Charla Washam
Safe Routes to School: Cathi Buchman
Capri Sun: Gabriella Teich
Jog-a-Thon: Michele Perez

2010 - 2011 

Co-Presidents: Anita L. McGuire / Kristy McDougall
Treasurer: Jolleen Hussman
Secretary: Melissa McWhorter
Membership VP: Leslie Starritt
Finance VP: Michelle Perez
Committee Chairs >
School Store: Janet Fortin
Yearbook: Leslie Starritt
Box Tops: Margaret Sanchez-Maes
Staff Appreciation: Charla Washam
Safe Routes to School: Cathi Buchman
Capri Sun: Gabriella Teich
Jog-a-Thon: Michele Perez

2009 - 2010
Co-presidents: Michelle Perez and Anita McGuire
Membership VP: Kristy McDougall
Treasurer: Cathi Buchman
Secretary: Carol Conners-Lyons


Scheduled Meetings
(watch for our notices)
Childcare Provided

(subject to change: our meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 2:30 or 2:45pm in the teacher's lounge or school library, where we will discuss upcoming events, allocate funds, and share updates concerning our school and students)

Wednesday, August  @ 2:45pm

September 7

October 5

November 2

December 7