Hillcrest Family Newsletter

October 23rd, 2020

Next Week's Fun!

A few reminders about next week...

It is Community Week with lots of fun planned. Please see the flyer below for details.

Don't forget, we have early release on Wednesday. All students are dismissed at 1:40. The Park and Rec Cool School program begins at 1:40 for students who are already registered.

There is no school on Thursday or Friday.

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Tuesday Rainbow Day Colors

4K/5K: Red

1st Grade: Orange

2nd Grade: Yellow

3rd Grade: Green

4th Grade: Blue

5th Grade: Purple

Morning Drop Off

We've gotten some feedback and questions about our morning drop off procedures. Please help us all in the mornings for a smooth transition to everyone's day.

* Drop off begins at 8:30AM. That is when we open the doors to let students in and when we have supervision for the drop off lane.

* Students can be dropped off any time between 8:30 and 8:45AM. We usually have everyone off of the playground by 8:40AM. We have been closing the doors when we see no more students coming and will continue to do that as the weather gets colder. If you don't see any doors open when you arrive, drop your child off at Door #1 and have them ring the buzzer by the door.

*The drop off lane near the sidewalk is for students who are independent enough to get themselves out of the car quickly. We have had parents leave their vehicles or sit in the lane with their child in the car and this creates an unsafe situation for the rest of the cars moving through the area.

Thank you so much for your help in all of these items. Drop off has been going great this year and we just have a couple adjustments to make.

PTO Corner

PTO Scrip Cards

One of the ways that PTO raises funds is by selling gift cards at face value through Scrip. Scrip then gives a percentage back to our school. The funds errand go right back to teachers so that they can provide additional curriculum, apps and materials for our students.


This year, more then ever, we need help supporting our classroom budgets. Scrip gift cards cost families no extra money; you get a $25 gift card for $25.


If you buy groceries, gas or shop online all you need to do is fill out this order form OR order online. You can order online, use the RaiseRight app or fill out the order form being sent home next week. Many cards are available online as eGift Cards so you can use them right away.


All you need is our enrollment code: FD5A9L5F1LL55


A copy of the order form can be found HERE.

Box Tops Collections & Amazon Smiles for PTO

Box Top for Education

Please send in with your child any box tops that you have collected! Box Tops earn additional money for PTO and your child's classroom! Simply place them in an envelop and send in your child's home folder.


Amazon Smile Program Details

AmazonSmile is a website, operated by Amazon; when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Hillcrest Elementary PTO!


If you use amazon, instead use Amazon Smiles, more information HERE

PTO Scholastic Book Fair - Save the Date

Order books (at great prices) through the PTO's Virtual Book Fair! Books will be shipped to your home address.


Begins November 2nd.


More information watch your email and our Family Facebook Page!

PTO Happenings

Spiritwear is arriving! If you choose to have it mailed to your home, it's in the mail now. If you choose to have it delivered to school, it will be placed in your child's backpack if they are face to face. If you have questions, contact Andy Vossekuil at lumpymfd@gmail.com. Thank you Andy for ogranizing!


Thank you to Dave McCudden for planning and Marnia Schatzman for assisting with the teacher meal for this past week's family conferences. Teachers were provided Cousins Sub for dinner this past Thursday evening!

Family Facebook Page

Click the blue button to be connected to the PTO sponsored family facebook page.

Upcoming Dates

October 27: Fall Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 PM

October 28: Early Release, Pick up at 1:40 PM

October 29: No School

October 30: No School

November 2nd: PTO Virtual Book Fair Begins


**All events are dependent on COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings. Events will be canceled or rescheduled if Face to Face events are not allowable.