Hillcrest Family Newsletter

September 24th, 2021

Community Day Next Friday!

We have already come to the final week of our first month of school. We've spent time learning about each other, learning about our classroom routines and digging into learning about our content areas. It's time to celebrate our community!

On the last Friday of the first month, we host our Community Day. All events take place during the school day and we find ways to connect students across the school. We have buddy classes that will meet virtually or outside, we have a virtual whole school read aloud and we dance the Husky Hustle. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and all classes can play outside together, too.

We will have a whole school spirit day on Friday. Wear your Hillcrest Husky gear or wear some blue!

4th and 5th Grade Families - Message from Music

Information about buying, renting, or using a recorder from home was given to your child in music this week. Please see the attached form if you didn't receive this information. Please return the form with your choice by Monday, October 4th. Thank you, Ms. Cosson

Counseling Newsletter for October

October (upper grades) Bully Prevention

October (lower grades) Bully Prevention

In October's lesson, we will be focusing on strategies to address and prevent bullying behavior in our communities. Please refer to our newsletter to learn more about ACT Now curriculum used in classrooms and further resources to support your family at home.

PTO Corner

Last Call - PTO Spiritwear

It's time to show your school pride! Order spirit wear. Both appeal and accessories are available at https://hcrest.itemorder.com/. Orders due by 9/26 and will arrive by the 1st week in November. Spirit wear makes great gifts for family members! Email PTO if you have any questions, hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com

Air Purifier Update

In response to requests and feedback from families, PTO took a vote to move forward with covering costs of the purchased HEPA air purifiers for your child's classrooms. A total of 18 units were purchased and each unit was $239 (over $4000 total).

We are asking that anyone interested in helping to contribute to their child's classroom HEPA air purifier, to please send a donation to PTO by October 4th. Donations can be sent to Venmo (@Hillcresthuskiepto) or send a check to school in an envelope labeled to PTO for air purifiers.

If you have any questions, as well, please ask at hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com!

PTO Events

Skateland: 108 skaters attended the PTO Skateland event! Thank you to all who attended. A very special THANK YOU to Jennifer Smith for organizing the event!

Fall Family Fest and Book Fair: October 8th, 5:30-7:00pm, is a Free Family Event, enjoy snacks, lawn games, an obstacle bounce house, family kickball and more! There is no RSVP required; come and go as you are able. Watch your email for specific details.

JK Lee: Watch your child's folders for a JK Lee afterschool program flyer sponsored by PTO!

PTO Meeting:

Thank you to all who attended the PTO meeting in person and virtually. Click HERE to review the topics discussed, click HERE for a working, up to date copy of the 2021-2022 Budget and click HERE for for final End of Year 2020-2021 Budget. As always, email hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com with questions!

Calling all Vendors & Crafters: PTO Craft & Vendor Fair

Hillcrest PTO is hosting its annual Craft & Vendor Fair in November! We are actively seeking crafters or vendors for the event. Do you have direct sales home business or are you a crafter? Family members of Hillcrest receive a $25 discounted rate to participate in the craft and vendor fair. This event has been quite successful for crafter and vendors in prior years. Vendor/Craft agreements are due by 10/21. Contact Kim Smith, kappie26@yahoo.com, for more information.

Vendor agreements can be found here (the link is fixed now).

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Hillcrest School

We can't wait to celebrate 155 years of

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity and

Growing Learners!