Hillcrest Family Newsletter

November 22nd, 2019

Next Week's Calendar

We have school on Monday and Tuesday next week. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are no school days for families to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will see everyone on back on Monday, December 2nd.

Principal's Note - AVID

We are always trying to get better at serving all students and families.

Last newsletter, I mentioned a little bit about the work we are doing to improve teaching and learning here at Hillcrest. AVID Elementary is a toolkit of teaching strategies that support all teachers in supporting all learners. With a focus on raising expectations through Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading, AVID provides resources and training for teachers to improve the learning experience for students.

Some of the strategies your child may share with you include: cheers and celebrations, callbacks, quick writes, partner and team work, and AVID binders.

This is our first year as an AVID Elementary site so we all are learning as we go. As your children move on from Hillcrest, their middle school and high school will also use AVID strategies to prepare them to be college and community ready.

Hope Center Coat Drive

Brownie Troop 10484 of Hillcrest Elementary is collecting new and gently used coats for men, women and children from November 1st - November 26th (bins are located near door #2 and the gym). All collected donations will be delivered to the Hope Center and distributed to those in need within the Waukesha community to ensure that everyone can be warm this winter.

Want to ski or snowboard this year? Join the club!

Whether you’ve skied before or want to try something brand new, now is your chance to

hit the slopes. This is a Ski & Snowboard Club open to all Hillcrest

students and alumni (K4-adult) and their families and friends. Join the club 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 super discounted rate.

More information can be found HERE.

Middle School Information Night

If your child will be attending Horning Middle School next year or if you are considering the Flight Academy for your middle school experience, please see THIS FLYER for more information.

4K Pizza Party with Santa

WHO: Current and future 4K Families Welcome

WHERE: White Rock Campus Parking behind building, in parking lot (enter door 5) 1150 White Rock Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 13th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

WHY: Come eat, take pictures with Santa, dance, and enroll your child for the 2020/2021 school year.

Flyer in English Spanish

PTO Help Needed

Our PTO is looking for help in planning this year's Minute to Win It family event which is scheduled for the end of January. The planning team will meet in early December. If you are interested in helping with the planning and prep, please contact Kim Smith at kappie26@yahoo.com.

November Dates


Tuesday, November 26th - PTO Water Park Family Fun Night, 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Hillcrest Elementary School

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!