Hillcrest STEAM Academy Newsletter

September 2019

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From the Office...

Hello STEAM Families,

September... the weather is slowly getting cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and rituals of a new school year are becoming part of our routine. We are so glad that YOU and YOUR FAMILY are part of our routine. We are thankful to have such an incredible school community.

We always welcome you to HSA. Please remember to always check in at the office with your identification if you are visiting.

This month, the newsletter contains information relating to Technology, Upcoming Events, and Important Reminders.

We have a few events planned out (Elementary Football Night and WatchDOGS Kickoff Pizza Party). Stay tuned, as we are putting together a Fall Event for HSA families!

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Update from BHS

Before our football and soccer seasons get started at Southwick Stadium, we wanted to be sure you had the best information to assist your family when coming to cheer them to victory!

As always, if you have a child in grades PreK-8 attending games, they cannot be at the stadium without a parent. Thank you for your continued support in following this rule.

General Admission Prices

Adults: $5

BHS 9-12 Student: Free Admission with Student ID

Students K-8 and non-Belton high school students, $3

Senior Citizens (over 55): Free Admission

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Technology Reminders

    1. Student devices go home for grades 1-6.

    2. Please partner with us - parents, if you want to know what teachers are asking students to do with their device please ASK teachers (email, call).

    3. Devices should be charged at home and brought to school fully charged each day.

    4. Suggestion: designate a family charging station - NOT in the student’s bedroom.

    5. Designate work area and don’t allow in bedroom at night.

    6. Report concerns to school administrators or teachers when you have any concerns

    7. Content filtering for internet access at home is left up to parents, parents control what is accessible at home for your students.

    8. Parent/Guardian house rules still rule!

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PTA Updates

Our first PTA Meeting of the year is coming up on Thursday, September 5 at 5:30pm in the library. We hope you can join us. If you have any questions, contact the PTA at HillcrestPTA@bsd124.org.

Important Dates in September


2 - No School (Labor Day)

3 - No School - Staff Learning Day

5 - PTA Meeting @ 5:30pm in the Library

6 - Elementary Football Night/Gold Rush @ Southwick Stadium

12 - WatchDOGS Kickoff Pizza Party from 5-6pm

17 - McTeacher Night 4-8pm

26 - School Pictures

26 - Papa John's Night

Our Mission

The mission of Hillcrest STEAM Academy, a leader of STEAM innovation, is to ensure that all students flourish as individuals of character and advocates of their for own learning through the school community distinguished by

  • a culture of independence and collaboration

  • a global outlook based on a foundation of character

  • a focus on problem solving and critical thinking

  • real world experiences with integration throughout all subjects.

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