Hillcrest Elementary School
December 3, 2021
Jammin' for Jammies
On a cold winter night, what is more comforting than a soft, warm pair of pajamas? The Salvation Army not only meets human needs, but tries to make lives more comfortable in the process. The Salvation Army benefits children in need, whether they are residents of the Salvation Army’s homeless shelters, victims of fire or other emergency disasters, or simply children whose parents have come upon times of hardship. In an effort to support the work done by The Salvation Army, Hillcrest Elementary School’s Student Council will be sponsoring “Jammin’ for Jammies”. Students may donate new pajamas from Monday, December 6th--- Wednesday, December 22nd . We are hoping to collect new pajamas in all sizes (infants to 12 years of age) for both boys and girls. Thank you in advance for making our annual “Jammin’ for Jammies” campaign a success for all of those who will benefit from your generosity!
For your planning, below are the dates that we will administer the PSSA’s for the 21-22 school year. As attendance is state mandated for these assessments, family trips will not be approved during these testing windows. Please plan accordingly.
Assessment Dates /Grade(s)
English Language Arts-April 25-29, 2022 Grades 3-6
Mathematics- May 2- 6, 2022 Grades 3-6
Science - May 2- 6, 2022 Grade 4
ROARING ABOUT OUR "PAW"SOME STUDENTS
The following children earned ROAR tickets for their exemplary work related to following our ROAR rules at recess and in the classroom, bathrooms and cafeteria. Congratulations!
🐾Hannah Flynn 🐾Logan Hedrick 🐾Martin Marano 🐾Ava Vento 🐾Jake Smith
🐾Holden Danay 🐾Patrick McMenamin 🐾Jakob Kleiman 🐾Avery Sands
🐾Caroline McCaffery 🐾Johan Joseph 🐾Luke Sacco 🐾Lola Baez 🐾Sofia Ogrizovic
🐾Justin Tway 🐾Anna Kovalenko 🐾Jaimeson Jardel 🐾Mason Groves 🐾Aliyah Chang
🐾Lily Sherman 🐾Vishwa Narayanan 🐾Rylee Smith 🐾Martin Fetterolf 🐾Samuel Ostrikov
🐾Caitlin Clark 🐾Maddie Smith 🐾Kole Grady 🐾Andrew Shykoryak 🐾Ethan Witmer
All Council Rock students in grades 1-8 are eligible to receive a free lunch if they so desire. A student receiving a free meal must choose at least 3 items for the lunch to be considered complete as per the Department of Child Nutrition regulations, one of which must be at least a half-cup serving of a fruit or vegetable. Anything less than this will be considered an a la carte purchase and must be paid for by the student.
Snack prices depend on the items. Snacks are now available for purchase during lunch.
Students were given an opportunity to change their assigned cafeteria seating this week (Grades 2-6). However, we were surprised to see a vast number of students opt to keep their same seats. Students will have another opportunity to change seats next marking period. As a reminder, assigned seating is necessary for contact tracing.
CHANGE IN DISMISSAL
As you may have experienced this school year, there are times when a bus is cancelled. In these instances, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need to know your new dismissal plan (parent pick-up, neighbor pick-up, grandparent pick-up, etc.). Please email your child's homeroom teacher or call the main office to communicate the dismissal plan. I'm sure you will appreciate this safety measure. We cannot take the word of a child in this situation or assume that the parent received the message in time or works locally to be the pick-up person. This communication will also alleviate the anxiety of our students and staff in knowing exactly how students will get home at dismissal.
We understand the hardship that the bussing situation has caused for families. Transportation is working daily on rectifying these issues. Unfortunately, much of this is out of our control due to the nationwide bus driver shortage. However, your help in communicating these new plans is critical to a safe dismissal.
This message is not intended for daily car-riders; unless there is a change in dismissal. In that instance, always communicate a change with the classroom teacher or the main office.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL TRIPS
With STEAM education interest and demand continuing to grow, the Bucks IU is excited to announce they will be opening a Fab Lab Center in December 2021 in Warminster, PA! The Fab Lab Center will be the hub for STEAM education in Bucks County, offering educators, students, and industry stakeholders a place to come together to engage in STEAM learning.
• Coding and Robotics - December 11, 2021
After School Fab Lab Clubs (each club meets 1 day/week for six weeks)
• Coding and Robotics - Beginning Tuesday, January 11, 2022
• Engineering and Design - Beginning Wednesday, January 12, 2022
• Making with Digital Fabrication - Beginning Thursday, January 13, 2022
Go to www.BucksIU.org/FabLab/Events, for details and registration.
Hillcrest Elementary School has the Champions Program available for before and after school enrollment:
Drop off: 7:00 am - 8:50 am- will bring to classroom
Pick up: 3:40- 6:00 pm- pick up your Champion at side entrance back door
Please consider enrolling your K-6 student to our enrichment academic support program!
The Champions Staff at Hillcrest Elementary School
Site Phone: (267)-755-8974