The Heron Nest
Hillcrest Family Newsletter | May 2022
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.
Hillcrest: A Building of Relationships
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!
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
HERON SWAG STORE IS OPEN THROUGH MAY 15
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! www.ashleysdesign.com/hcepta
Last Week to Order 2021-22 Yearbook!
- Online orders with a credit card payment end May 6, 2022. If your child is not here during the last week of school, please select the ship to home option. https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/HCEPTA2022
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
Purposefull People Focus for May
To view the complete Family Newsletter that contains “Conversation Starters” and other meaningful family activities, click the links below: