Hillcrest Family Newsletter

November 2nd, 2018

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the families who worked to make the classroom Fall Fests a success. It was fun to see so many smiling faces...on the students and on the adults!

Hillcrest in the News - Did you see these articles?

School Counseling News

November's School Counseling Newsletter, you’ll find information on this month’s topic, personal safety. We covered:

  • Physical Safety and Respect

  • Private Body Safety and Respect

  • Safety Regarding Strangers and Others

  • Internet Safety and Respect (5th grade)

Please see attached newsletter for more information and ways you can support at home:

November Parent Newsletter,

Spanish November Newsletter

School District of Waukesha Referendum

On Tuesday, November 6th, Waukesha residents will have a question on the ballot requesting funds through a referendum vote. Much of the money from this referendum would go to upgrading buildings for safety measures as well as making our building compliant with recommendations for persons with disabilities. Please, visit the districts referendum webpage to learn more.
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Want to ski or snowboard this year? Join the club!

Whether you’ve skied before or not, now is your chance to hit the slopes. This is a Ski & Snowboard Club open to all Hillcrest students and alumni (K-12) and their families and friends. Join and you’ll ski or snowboard at Little Switzerland four times this winter, plus you can take lessons and rent equipment if needed, all at a huge discounted rate. See attachment for details! Last year we have over 25 people and they all have a blast, from ages 3 to 63!


If you want more information please email Marnia Schatzman at mlbraml@yahoo.com or see THIS FLYER.

Important Dates for November

Nov 8th - PTO Scrip Orders Due

Nov 10th - PTO Vendor Fair!!

Nov 13th - PTO Culver's Night

Nov 14th - PTO Meeting

Nov 18th - PTO Spirit Wear Orders Due

Nov 20th - PTO Country Springs Night

Nov 21st-Nov23rd - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Hillcrest Elementary School - Attendance 262-970-1816

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners


We take pride in our history, our inclusive community and our collective sense of wonder!

School Hours

Start Time for 4K-5th Grade- 8:40AM - line up bell rings at 8:35AM

End Time for 4K - 11:25AM

End Time for 5K-5th Grade - 3:40PM

End Time for Early Release Days for 5K-5th Grade -1:40PM


Playground supervision begins at 8:20. Please do not drop your child off until our recess supervisors are on the playground.


*Please note - our clocks often run up to 5 minutes early. We consistently reset them but the time continues creep forward!

Safe Arrival - Available Now!

Hillcrest is now fully up and running with the district's new attendance reporting system, Safe Arrival. Safe Arrival allows you to report an absence or appointment at any time from your phone. Our attendance line is still available for reporting absences but we encourage you to give Safe Arrival a try. We know you will find it to be an easy to use system that is available at times that work for YOU!


1) By far the easiest way to interact with the new system is by downloading the app on your phone and signing up for an account.


2) If you are not an app user and prefer to use your computer signup and login at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/


3) The phone option is still available by calling the attendance line at school. There will be a menu there to transfer your call into the new system. You may however, want to use the direct number 1-866-490-7371. By dialing direct from a phone that is registered with the district, the system should recognize the number you are calling from and be able to quickly identify your children and allow you to confirm their absence.