Hillcrest Elementary School

WEEKLY NEWS--February 7, 2020

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On Tuesday, February 11th, parents will be able to view their child’s Standards-Based Report Card, through our Home Access Center. The report cards will be open for viewing after 4:00 pm on this day. As always, teachers are available to meet or discuss should you have questions or concerns about the report card.

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Valentine’s day parties will be held in the classrooms on the afternoon of Thursday, February 13th unless otherwise indicated by your classroom teacher. Homeroom Parents will be in contact with classroom families for food and other party donations. Please contact your Homeroom Parents, directly, with questions. The office staff would not be able to answer specific questions that you may have regarding your child’s party.

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There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, February 14th (Teacher In-Service) AND Monday, February 17th (President’s Day).

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Beginning next school year, the Life Skills program currently at HCE will be moving to Richboro Elementary School. The school district recognizes that the program, the students, and their families are integral members of the HCE school community, but for a variety of reasons, the district made this necessary decision. Saying goodbye will be difficult, but plans are in progress to make the transition as smooth as possible for the children and their families.

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Tuesday, Feb. 11th---4th Grade---Kimmel Center

Contact your child's homeroom teacher directly if you have questions about the upcoming field trip.

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Spring Picture Day will be held on Friday, February 21st. The 6th grade group picture will also be taken on this day. Picture information will be sent home next week.

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Can you discover even more patterns on Math Challenge #9? Simply print out this week’s challenge, complete as many problems as possible, and hand in to Mrs. Gardner (C-4) by TUESDAY, February 18th. (See the attached document for more information.)

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iRun4life is returning for another fun year at Hillcrest Elementary!! Training will be held on Wednesdays immediately after school until 4:45. Open to grades 2-6 (K and 1 with a parent volunteer). Registration is open 2/5/20-3/15/20. Please note there is both an online as well as a paper registration (attached) Any questions contact: carynmoran@hotmail.com

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Kindergarten and NEW first grade student registration for 2020-21 will take place on March 11th (6 PM-8 PM) and March 13th (1:30- 3:30 PM) at HCE.

After March 13th, parents must contact Central Registration (215-944-1091) for registration appointments.


If your child has been ill, please allow adequate recovery time so that your child does not re-introduce illness at school by returning too early. Please also consider the fact that some children are very fatigued during illness recovery and do need a little extra time at home. Children who have had diarrhea or have been vomiting should remain home for 24 hours symptom-free before returning to school.

We ask that children be free of fever for 24 hours, with NO Tylenol or Motrin during the 24 hours, before returning to school. If unsure, please call the health office to discuss your child’s care.

We wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year.

For your planning, below are the dates that we will administer the PSSA’s for the 19-20 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 20-24, 2020 Grades 3-6

Mathematics- April 27-May 1, 2020 Grades 3-6

Science - April 27-May 1, 2020 Grade 4

Make-ups- April 27-May 1, 2020 Grade 4

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Formerly Known As the E-Friday Folder...

Recently, the Hillcrest E Friday Folder was eliminated due to the creation of a District E-Friday Folder. This website will be used for District and Community Events.

At times, school specific community events will be located in this listserv. Flyers only for HCE families will be included in this Community News Section (i.e. Young Rembrandts & Hello Languages). All other community flyers/event announcements, etc; can be found on the District E-Folder Folder. Click on the button below to visit the District E- Friday Folder.