Hillcrest Family Newsletter

October 19th, 2018

Upcoming Dates - Please note!

Next week's schedule is a bit different than usual...

Wednesday, October 24th is an early release day. This means that all K-5 students are dismissed at 1:40 PM. All bus routes and our Cool School program run right after the 1:40 dismissal. There are no other after school activities running on that day. Please make sure your child and his/her teacher is aware of any change in after school plans for that day.

There is NO School on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th.

There will be no newsletter emailed next week because of the short week.

Enjoy your break, everyone!

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.

Hat Day - October 31st

On October 31st we are hosting a Hat Day fundraiser again this year. Anyone can wear a Crazy Hat to school and donate $1 to wear it. All of the proceeds go to Hurricane Relief funds to support individuals who have been impacted by the most recent devastating hurricanes. Last year, we raised $581 through this event!

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 October

Oct 24th - Early Release Day 1:40PM

Oct 25th and 26th - No School

Nov 10th - PTO Vendor Fair!!

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!