Hillcrest Family Newsletter

January 29th, 2021

Family Math Supports

The School District of Waukesha is committed to working to improve math instruction for students. We strive to create future mathematicians who are creative problem solvers, persevere in new situations, and collaborate with peers.


To help with this, the district's math instructional team has created a Family Math Help Site to support families and give them a glimpse into their child's mathematics experience in the SDW. The site provides resources such as:


    • Basic Fact Strategies

    • Computational Fluency Strategies

    • Vocabulary Words

    • iPad Friendly Sites

    • Family Letters for each Unit

    • Learning Math Facts at Home

    • The SDW Math Continuum

    • A detailed description of The Math Workshop

    • 7 ways you can help your child at home


If you have any questions regarding the site please contact our Math Instructional Coach, Chris Polowy, at cpolowy@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

Counseling Corner

How can we support our children as they explore the diversity within our communities? See the following newsletter from your school counselor for ideas to support this valuable social emotional skill.

February Newsletter- Appreciating Differences

February SPANISH- Appreciating differences

PTO Corner

Scrip Order (raffle tickets for ordering)

Purchase gift cards at face value and Scrip gives a percentage back to our school! Order due, 2/11. Flyers coming home Monday and are available by clicking HERE! A new way to pay has been added, use Venmo: @Hillcresthuskiepto



February Scrip order is another way to earn free raffle tickets for the grade level baskets:



Spend $ Get raffle tickets

$0 -$100 = 2 FREE Tickets

$101-$200 = 4 FREE Tickets

$201-$300 = 6 FREE Tickets

$301-$400 = 8 FREE Tickets

$401-$500 = 10 FREE Tickets

WOG Thank You Card Competition

The theme of our fundraiser is Week of Gratitude, our focus is on finding ways to express our gratitude. One way this will happen is by providing Thank You cards for students and staff; as well as to our sponsors/donors.


We are looking for student's to design our Thank You cards, all ages welcome; must be individually created by a student!


Any interested student should submit a drawing (scanned or a photo) to hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com by 2/10 to enter the Thank You Card Design Challenge.


Any student who submits a drawing will receive 1 additional raffle tickets and the top chosen design (vote in the 2/12 newsletter) will receive 10 raffle tickets and two runner ups will receive 5!

Family Facebook Page

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