Hillcrest Family Newsletter

June 1st, 2018

Short and Busy!

It was a short but busy week for everyone. The 4K field trip and the Kindergarten Circus kept our youngest learners engaged and learning. The 3rd grade economics project has been a big success, too!

Next week we look forward to Olympic Day for all of our students and the last day Hillcrest traditions for everyone. Families are welcome to join our picnic over the lunch hour (11:30-12:30) and most families opt to bring a lunch for their child. If your child needs a school lunch ordered for that day, you can respond to this form if you have not already.

5th grade families will want to join the 5th graders as they ring our Hillcrest bell at 3:20 on the last day of school before moving on to middle school.

Our calendar is already loaded up for fun next year. Be sure to join us on August 21st for our Welcome and Pictures event. The PTO and Park and Rec will be on hand to share what events are in store for the next school year. The photographer is also here on that day to take school pictures for the yearbook. Open House is on August 30th and the first day of school is September 4th! We will keep you posted over the summer with periodic newsletters but we wanted families to take note of those dates.

Staffing Update for 2018-2019

We are saying good bye to Ms. Laura Price for next school year as she is transferring to Summit View School to teach next year. We are not staffed to have a third section to roll up to 4th grade with our 4th graders next year. Since there are only two sections of third grade for next year, we lose Ms. Price's talents at Hillcrest next year.

We wish her the very best on the next steps of her professional journey and we thank her for her service to our Hillcrest Community. Her passion for learning, for literacy and for her students shines through in everything she does!

All additional grade levels will be staffed at the current level and by the current teachers. We have no other retirements, transfers or resignations. Our staff is looking forward to greeting students again in the fall!

GE Day Volunteers

On August 8th, we will have 90 GE volunteers come to Hillcrest to paint, rake, plant, build, and paint some more. This will result in an incredible transformation for our school. We are looking for any additional adult volunteers who would like to join us for this day. If you sign up now, you will get a free GE Day t-shirt and lunch will be provided for everyone! Please note, because of the amount of equipment and people who are present on that day, only adults over the age of 18 will be able to be on site for that day and everyone present must sign a waiver from GE. If you would like to join the fun, please sign up via this FORM.

End of Year Dates

End of Year Dates

Please keep checking the family calendar on our website. There are many opportunities for students and families to celebrate this time of year!

*5th Grade Discovery World Trip - Mon, Jun 4th - All Day for all 5th Grade classrooms

*3rd Grade Waukesha Walking Field Trip - Mon, Jun 4th - All Day for all 3rd Grade classrooms

*Culver's Night - Tues, June 5th @ 5:00PM

*5th Grade Completion Ceremony - Tues, June 5th from 6:00 - 8:00PM - Families of 5th Graders - tickets required for attending

*Olympic Day - Wed, June 6th - Grade 3-5 in AM, Grade 4K-2 in PM - Students participate in outdoor activities with their homerooms

*Family Picnic - Thur, June 7th - All families are welcome to join us outside, around the building, to eat lunch with your child

*Whole School Ice Cream Treat - Thur, June 7th @ 1:30PM - All students celebrate the end of the year with some ice cream fun

*4th vs 5th Grade Kickball Game - Thur, June 7th @ 2:00PM - All classes are welcome to attend if it fits with their afternoon activities

*Hillcrest last day traditions, Sing-a-long, 5th Grade Bell Ringing - Thur, June 7th @ 3:00 PM, all school sing-a-long - All 5th grade students ring the bell as they move on to middle school!

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