Hillcrest Elementary School

January 21, 2022


Wednesday, February 2nd is World Read Aloud Day! Miranda Mittleman, author of the “Paws and Think” Series will be meeting virtually with students in grades K-2. She will read 2 of her stories aloud, share what inspires her to write, and her rescue dog Weaver will also make a guest appearance. If you would like to purchase any of the books in the series, please click on the link below and follow the directions to receive a special discounted price for Hillcrest. The attachment even includes directions for getting your books personalized if you want! Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Goppold at kgoppold@crsd.org with any questions.


Click on this Link to find out how to purchase books from Miranda.

Early Dismissal-Friday, January 28th

Students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM

PM Kindergarten Attends


The following children earned ROAR tickets for their exemplary work related to following our ROAR Rules. Congratulations!

🐾Hannah Degtar 🐾Riley Christodoulou 🐾Caden Batejan

🐾Giuliana Askins🐾Dennis Shumakov 🐾Bennett Pizzini

🐾Jillian O'Connor🐾Chase Reese

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On Monday, hundreds of students and staff gathered at Council Rock High School South, in the frigid temperatures and wintery mix to honor the Martin Luther King Day of Service. For the 15th year in a row, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. King with a DAY ON. The morning began with a large group assembly that recognized the winners of the MLK essay contest, including our very own, Jimmy Clark. After the assembly, students worked in groups to prepare care packages, make blankets and pack these items for homeless shelters in our area.


Each year we are fortunate to have several Hillcrest student volunteers assist with this worthwhile cause. The following students & teachers took time on their “day off” to volunteer and organize supplies.

⭐Jenna Blum⭐Allen Dai⭐Gabrielle Hedrick⭐Anabella Lombardo⭐Daniel Lynch

⭐Anna Renshall⭐Jordyn Swartz⭐Ella Zambrotta⭐Andrew Mohl⭐Emilia Elhyani

⭐Sam Esposito⭐Kelly Marsh⭐Niamh McGinley⭐Jimmy Clark⭐Brynn Marsh

⭐Lola Baez⭐Jojo Daynorowicz⭐Sebastian Fernandes⭐Lauren Kouch

⭐Vishwa Narayanan⭐Brooke Pavlow⭐Katherine Smith⭐Sydney Young

⭐Ms. McMaster⭐Mrs. Strauss ⭐Mrs. Brennan


Now that we have finished draw diagrams for all of the problems on Math Challenge #7, we are fully ready for Math Challenge #8!

Math Challenge #8 is now ready to be solved. Be sure to go to mathinaction.org or to Hillcrest’s homepage to find the problems for this week!

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Gardner at mgardner@crsd.org.

Happy Mathing!


The Elementary visitation schedule will be:

Monday, May 23rd: 9:30-11:30AM

Tuesday, May 24th: 1:00-3:00PM

Wednesday, May 25th: 9:30-11:30AM

Thursday, May 26th: 1:00-3:00PM

Be on the look out for more information about this event in the upcoming months!

Human Growth and Development

As part of the yearly health curriculum fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students receive instruction on human growth and development this spring. Classes will be taught by the Physical Education teacher and the school nurse. We understand that these can be difficult conversations to have with your students, but they are of great importance to our children’s health. Additional resources for parents are provided in the letter (at the following LINK) the grade level topics if you are looking to further these conversations at home.
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Guidance News

As many of you know Dr. Sandberg, our beloved Guidance Counselor, will be taking a leave of absence starting on January 31st for the remainder of the school year. We have been working tirelessly to secure a replacement in her absence. We are pleased to announce that the Board has approved our Recommendation to Hire, Michaela Krugar. Michaela has hit the ground running and has already partnered with Dr. Sandberg on transition activities. Dr. Sandberg and Ms. Krugar will continue to partner to ensure a smooth transition for our school community over the next two weeks. Ms. Krugar is excited about this opportunity and eager to begin working with students, families and staff. Her official starting date is Thursday, January 27th.

Meet Ms. Krugar

Hello Hillcrest! My name is Michaela Krugar and I am looking forward to meeting the students, staff, and families at HCE! Given this opportunity I would like to share a little bit about my background and experience working with children. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bloomsburg University in 2016. Then I became a Therapeutic Support Staff member working with the special needs population for a little over 2 years in multiple school settings. I loved working in the school environment so I decided to continue my education and earned my Masters of Science in School Counseling at Holy Family University in 2021. This past year I have worked as a School Counselor for CORA Services to support students within non-public schools in the city of Philadelphia. I am eager to start working at Hillcrest Elementary to support their mission and continue to create a student community of life-long learners!

Michaela Krugar M.S.

Professional School Counselor

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Click here for the Revised CRSD Health & Safety Plan

Click here to review the latest revisions made to the district Health and Safety Plan. Revisions were made on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

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


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.

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Golden Wings Theatre Co. CR South Orchestra CR elementary students presents...

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Thursday March 3rd- 7 PM; Friday March 4th-7 PM; Saturday March 5th-2 PM & 7 PM

We would like to include 40 CR elementary students to be a part of the show. If you are interested, please click on the link below to sign up. Sign ups will close on Jan. 26th or when all the slots are filled.

Calling all Young Artists!

IFAW is excited to announce a global youth art contest in partnership with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2022!

In coordination with World Wildlife Day’s theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”, this year’s art contest encourages artists to depict endangered and critically endangered wildlife within the habitats and ecosystems where they live.

We are seeking artwork from kids aged 4-18 and all contestants have until January 26, 2022, to submit their work. The winning entry will be presented at the WWD event on March 3rd, 2022.

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