The Heron Nest

Hillcrest Family Newsletter | May 2022

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Upcoming Events

May 1-15: Hillcrest Spirit Wear Online Sales

May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4: Bike, Walk, or Roll to School

May 4: PTA Meeting | HCE Library | 3:45 PM

May 6: Last Day to Order 2021-22 Yearbook

May 10 & 12: Grades 3-4 SBAC ELA Testing

May 17 & 19: Grades 3-4 SBAC Math Testing

May 19: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Rosario Beach

May 26: 4th Grade (Steimer/Walker) Field Trip to Padilla Bay

May 27: 4th Grade (Bowen/McLeod) Field Trip to Padilla Bay

May 27: Popcorn Friday

May 30: Memorial Day | NO SCHOOL

From The Principal's Desk

Here we go, Heron families!

We only have six more weeks together this school year, and it is always a busy and fun-filled time. This month alone, we have state testing, field trips, and our Walk, Bike, and Roll to School event. We have more field trips, our annual P.E. field day, the Kindy-500, 4th-grade graduation, and a big school dance in June! Be sure to stay informed by following us on Facebook, reading school/classroom newsletters, and checking those backpacks for important notes from the teacher.

Thank you for partnering with us to support our students, staff, school, and community.


Paula Seaman

Hillcrest: A Building of Relationships

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Plan With Friends and Neighbors to Walk, Bike, or Roll to School Tomorrow!

Hillcrest is proud to invite our students, staff, and their families to join us for National Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, May 4, 2022! As a National Green Ribbon School and Washington Green School, Hillcrest is always excited to introduce students to environmentally sustainable activities such as this. Plan a safe route with friends and neighbors (or even carpool) and we'll be waiting at the playground gate to greet you with music and stickers!

The Gardenpalooza Photo Gallery!

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Spring SBA Testing is This Month

Our third and fourth-grade students will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment later this month. Testing will take place over four mornings between May 10 and 19.

Students will take each test with their homeroom class and have as much time as they need to complete their English/Language Arts and Mathematics assessment.

Please encourage your child to perform their best during these test dates. Tips include preparing for the night before, getting a good night’s sleep, and eating a healthy breakfast.

2022-23 In-District Transfers for Hillcrest

A reminder that requests to attend a school outside of your neighborhood boundary must be submitted each school year. If your child currently attends Hillcrest as a transfer student, please go online between May 2 - June 3, 2021, to complete a new In-District Transfer Request Form.
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Did you miss getting your Heron swag in earlier this year? Do you need a t-shirt or sweatshirt to wear on Hillcrest's School Spirit Day Fridays? Looking for the perfect gift for your Hillcrest Heron? The Hillcrest Elementary School PTA Spirit Wear Store checks so many boxes!

  • Short-sleeve shirts, long-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, outerwear, water bottles, and more!
  • Shop from the comfort of your home!
  • Support a local business!
  • Purchases support our PTA!

Order by May 15!

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Last Week to Order 2021-22 Yearbook!

The deadline for ordering your 2021- 22 Hillcrest Yearbook is quickly approaching. Yearbooks are $14.00 and will be delivered to student classrooms during the last week of school.

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Join us in the Hillcrest Library this Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 3:45 PM for our monthly PTA Meeting. Your voice is important!

We're Looking for Food Donations for the Teacher Appreciation Taco Bar Lunch

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! The PTA and Principal Seaman are hosting a Taco Bar lunch for Hillcrest’s incredible teachers on Friday, May 6th. If you’d like to contribute items, please follow the link to sign-up! Taco Bar Items Sign Up

2022-23 Board Members Elected

A huge congratulations and an even bigger thank you to the following Hillcrest parents who have volunteered to serve on the 2022-23 PTA Board:

  • President, BrandyPreston
  • Vice-President, Samantha Horrobin
  • Secretary, Aime Welden
  • Treasurer, Jana Warner
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Purposefull People Focus for May

This month we are talking about Creativity! Creativity is more than just making things or creating art – it is about exercising our imagination to help make the world better! This month, we will talk about and practice solving problems, working in teams, and dreaming up new perspectives!

To view the complete Family Newsletter that contains “Conversation Starters” and other meaningful family activities, click the links below:

Creativity K-2 Family Letter (English) | Spanish Version

Creativity 3-5 Family Letter (English) | Spanish Version

25 Ways to Spark Your Child's Creative Thinking

May Lunch Menu

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May Breakfast Menu

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