Welcome to Estes Hills Elementary!

Hour of Code

Estes Hills will be celebrating computer science week with "An Hour of Code."  Every student in every classroom will participate in this event during the week of December 8-12. Check out our plans for the Hour of Code!

Exciting Events

Estes Hills Book Fair December 8th-12th

This year's book fair theme is "Sir Read-alot's Castle!"  The fair will be held in the Media Center from Monday, December 8th through Friday, December 12th.
Volunteers are needed to help staff the fair each day and to help with set up and take down.  We are also holding two special events that need staffing: the Book Fair Bonanza, a family pizza/storytelling/book fair shopping event on Wednesday, December 10th at 5:30pm, and a bagel breakfast during the delayed opening on December 11th.
To volunteer please visit:

Food for Friends Drive

Each year the Estes Hills community joins together in a tremendous food drive to collect nonperishable food items for our own Estes Hills families.  The Food for Friends drive will run until Friday, December 12.  During these three weeks we will collect canned/packaged food items and monetary donations. Donate nonperishable canned/packaged food items, which will be distributed to Estes Hills Families in holiday baskets.  Donate cash/checks (payable to Estes Hills PTA, with "Food For Friends" written on the memo line).  All monetary donations will be used to buy perishables for the food baskets.

For each item donated the child will receive a colored strip of paper to add to our Food Chain which will decorate the hallways of the school.  The food chain is our visual representation and celebration of the drive.  Over the years the Food for Friends drive has been a wonderful experience for our children and very beneficial to our Estes Hills community.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the drive, please contact Betsy Booth, School Social Worker, at ext. 30264 or by email.

LEAP Parent Information Night

December 9th, 6:30-7:30 at Smith Middle School
Nomination Deadline: January 30th, Nurturing, Gifted and LEAP
Nomination forms are available at the front desk or on the district website under Gifted Education.

Family Fun Night

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 6th for Family Fun Night. 
We have a chair, but are looking for a few folks to be on the committee to help run this fun event. Please contact courtneysnooks@yahoo.com to sign up.

Student Achievements

On November 23, we celebrate the following students for showing a Growth Mindset:

Elijah G was recognized by Ms. Clapp.

Ashlyn F was recognized by Ms. Talikoff.

DaniJah A was recognized by Ms. Jackson.


Estes Hills Artists on Display at Open Eye Cafe!

We have 12 Estes Hills artists who have artwork on display at Open Eye Cafe for the month of November:
Bryan Fernandez, Elizabeth De Figueiredo, Milo Moskovitz, Kiley Limerick, Meredith Clowse, Ana Pekec, Audrey Ashdown, Anne Marie Graham, Shiny Shen, Regan Kane, Kevin Higgins and Zoe DeBellis ...all created value paintings, using actual coffee! Their work is gorgeous and has received numerous compliments already! Stop by Open Eye this month and check it out!


Upcoming Events: Board of Education Meeting, 12/18
Winter Break Dec. 22-Jan.2 / Vacaciones de Invierno 22 de dic. al 2 ero de enero Progress Reports Available in December

Eagle Calendar

Support Your School

Paper Donations Needed

The school is low on copy paper. If you have a chance to pick some up, you can bring it to the front office. Thank you!

Join the PTA! Membership dues are annual, so its time to rejoin! Membership Forms are available on the PTA web site.

Link your Harris Teeter Vic Card
to Estes Hills #2371. Estes Hills makes over $1,500 a year through Harris Teeter's Together in Education program.  You have to re-link each year either with a clerk at check out or online http://www.harristeeter.com.

For more ways to help Estes Hills raise money, see Support Your School under Parents.

Daily Announcements

Friends of Stephon Goode

Mr Goode was a 5th grade teacher here at Estes before moving to Assistant Principal over at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill. Smith is currently doing some fundraising to help defray the medical costs associated with his impending kidney transplant.  If you are interested, please visit: