Hillcrest Family Newsletter

January 10, 2020

Welcome to 2020!

It is so wonderful seeing all of the familiar faces in the halls in this new year. We missed you and we are excited to get the second half of the year underway. This time of year, students are primed for learning and there is still a lot of fun coming!

Winter Parent Teacher Conference Night is coming up on January 30th. These conferences are "as needed" and teachers will send invites to families if a conference is being requested by the teacher. If you have any questions, or would like to request a conference, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Stay safe this weekend with the weather headed our way!

Yearbook Group Photos

Mortenson Photography will be at Hillcrest the morning of Thursday, February 20th to take candid and group photos for the yearbook. Any student who has participated in a Hillcrest group, including scouts, will have their group photo taken for the yearbook. If you would like your child to wear anything specific for this photo (for example, scout uniform or spirit wear) please have them wear it to school this day.

If your child did not have a yearbook photo taken earlier in the school year, they will also have their photo taken this day so they can be in the yearbook.

Yearbook orders will be sent home sometime in March.

4th and 5th Grade Hillcrest Choir

I would like to invite new choir students from fourth and fifth grades to be a part of the Hillcrest Elementary School Choir for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Choir is open to students from these grades who are willing to make a commitment to attend rehearsals on Tuesdays before school from 7:45 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. Students who are current members of choir do not have to register again. Our first rehearsal of 2020 will be on Tuesday, January 28th, beginning at 7:45 a.m. More information can be found HERE.

4th Grade Recorder Club

During the months of February and March, your fourth grade student will be learning to play the recorder. Recorders are provided at school. These classroom recorders are disinfected and thoroughly cleaned between uses. However, your student WILL NOT be able to take these recorders home. If you would like your child to own a recorder, you may purchase a recorder and you have several possibilities in making this purchase.

HERE is the link to a letter with more information.

A Note From Mrs. Runingen: Save these Dates

Save the date: The second and third grade concert is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 p.m. More information is coming soon.


We would like to invite any interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to participate in Waukesha Sings! Beginning at Noon on Saturday March 7th, participants will be able to combine with singers from across the entire school district for a large group choral experience at Waukesha South. This action packed day of rehearsals, singing, and team building will culminate in a concert at 5:30 pm directed by Magdalena Delgado, director of the Chicago Children’s Choir. Registration and more information is available on the website below. Click on the QR code for the registration link. Please consider participating in this fun filled musical event and please let Mrs.Runingen know if you have any additional questions. The deadline to register is Friday, January 10th!


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Family Event for Students with IEPS

College and Career Ready IEPs

A presentation on the process of designing and implementing an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) to best meet your child’s needs. This presentation will be delivered in two rooms to provide for both an English and a Spanish speaking audience.

January 23, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Banting Elementary School Media Center

RSVP HERE https://forms.gle/ZTbA8Uwr3EnhgXPy8

or call Lisa at 262-970-1103

More information can be found HERE.

January Dates

PTO Culver's Night - Tuesday, January 14th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

PTO Meeting - Wednesday, January 15th, 6:15 PM

No School - Staff Development - Monday, January 20th

PTO Minute to Win It Family Night, Friday, January 24th 6:30 -8:30 PM

No School - Staff Development - Monday January 27th

Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences - Thursday, January 30th

MOD Pizza Night - Thursday, January 30th 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Hillcrest Elementary School

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners

We take pride in our history, our inclusive community and our collective sense of wonder!

School Hours

Start Time for 4K-5th Grade- 8:40AM - line up bell rings at 8:35AM

End Time for 4K - 11:25AM

End Time for 5K-5th Grade - 3:40PM

End Time for Early Release Days for 5K-5th Grade -1:40PM

Playground supervision begins at 8:20. Please do not drop your child off until our recess supervisors are on the playground.

*Please note - our clocks often run up to 5 minutes early. We consistently reset them but the time continues creep forward!