STEAM Newsletter

March 2023


We hope this newsletter finds you doing well! We are hoping that March is full of warm weather and outdoor recess, however temperatures continue to change drastically from week to week. Make sure your child dresses accordingly because if the windchill is above 20 degrees, we will spend a bit of time outside.

We encourage you to continue to follow our webpage, Facebook, and Twitter to stay in the loop for everything STEAM!

Reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or kudos!

Thank you for supporting STEAM!

Dr. Roxanne Pearson - Principal

Dr. TJ Winkelmann - Assistant Principal

Yearbook Update

Here is a quick update regarding our yearbooks. We have a total of $1309.50 collected as donations for the yearbook!

If you are interested in making a financial donation to the PTO to offset the costs of yearbooks, please stop by or call the office. We have amazing families!

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Open Selection Update

The open selection request form opened on February 15. The window will remain accessible until midnight on March 15, 2023. You DO NOT need to complete this form for students already attending Hillcrest. However, if you would like to have an additional child enter the selection (any grade PreK-5 this year), or have a sibling who does not currently attend STEAM, please complete the form.

If you have a child currently on the wait list, you do not need to fill out the form again. They will remain on the wait list until a position becomes available.

Technology "Byte" for Parents

Screen time is a debate, but what do you really know about what is healthy? This article from Common Sense Media, the program and curriculum our schools use to educate students about digital citizenship, helps define and guide screen time. This month, consider taking a time out from tech at home and get outside as a family when the weather warms up!

How Much Screen Time is OK for My Kid(s)?

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Updates from the Nurse

Whenever your student has a doctor visit and gets any new vaccinations please send in the updated paperwork to the nurse. It is much appreciated!

Students must be fever, vomit and diarrhea free for at least 24 hours before returning to school without using medications, such as Motrin or Tylenol, to help alleviate those symptoms.

Students must also stay home if they have a cough so persistent that they gag themselves and/or throw up because of the cough or if it is a distraction to themselves or others in the classroom.

If, in the morning, you feel your student does not feel well, they should stay home. Students are also sent home from school based on this criteria, with few exceptions.

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Important Dates in March


10 - No School - Staff Collaboration Day

17 - No School - Staff PD Day

March 20 - 24th - the Book Fair

24 - Grandfriends Day

31 - Spring Parties

Our Mission

The mission of Wilckens STEAM Academ at Hillcresty, a leader of STEAM innovation, is to ensure that all students flourish as individuals of character and advocates of their for own learning through the school community distinguished by

  • a culture of independence and collaboration

  • a global outlook based on a foundation of character

  • a focus on problem solving and critical thinking

  • real world experiences with integration throughout all subjects.