Hillcrest Family Newsletter

August 30th, 2019

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Welcome Back to School!

The air is buzzing with excitement for our new school year. We look forward to seeing everyone soon! Be sure to stop by during Open House on Thursday, August 29th between 5:30 and 6:30 to drop off school supplies and meet your child's teacher. The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is Tuesday, September 3rd.


Stay connected to all that is happening at Hillcrest through our website, through Facebook and Twitter, as well teacher communications. A newsletter will be sent home via email every week. If you prefer print copies of any school communication, we can accommodate that request. Just be sure to let Tanya Perez, our office secretary, and your child's classroom teacher know. Please see the links on the bottom of the newsletter for more information on event schedules, pick up/drop off/parking and our family guidebook.


We look forward to another year of learning and growing together. We always learn so much from our families and we want everyone to know that YOU BELONG HERE. Each and everyone of you are an important part of our community and we look forward to all this school year will bring!

Drop Off Reminders - Please Read!

Please take a moment to review the drop off procedures for school days. The map with directions is linked HERE. Please be aware of areas for parking; parking is not allowed in the drop off area (parents must stay in the vehicle and students exit independently on the right side) and parking is not allowed in the crosswalk areas. If you are not able to find a designated spot, you may want to keep circling the parking lot until a space opens up for you. The playground has supervision beginning at 8:20 and the bell rings at 8:35 for students to enter the building.

We will see you soon!

Building Entry Procedures

A reminder, all adults who enter the building while students are in the building must enter through door #1 and be checked in at the office. You will have your ID scanned and you will receive a badge/sticker if you need to enter the building. Please do not enter the building through any other entrance with your child.

We appreciate your help with making sure all students are safe and we will follow the same procedure after school as well.

Caring Place Fundraiser - Fourth Tuesday of Each Month

We have a 2nd through 5th grade team of students who partner with The Caring Place in downtown Waukesha. Our students visit their facility to volunteer their time and interact with the clients. The Caring Place runs fundraisers the fourth Tuesday of each month to help raise funds to continue the programming. If you are interested in helping out The Caring Place, their first fundraiser is this Tuesday, August 27th.

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!