Hillcrest Family Newsletter

April 30th, 2021

May is ON THE WAY!!

The weather outside is beginning to fit our mood inside! The warmth and sunshine remind us of how bright our days are together.

We want to foreshadow the end of the year for everyone. Be sure to read all of the sections in the PTO updates. We don't want you to miss any of the fun!


Dates to Know:

Friday, May 28th is an Early Release Day - dismissal is at 1:40PM

Monday, May 31st is Memorial Day - No School

Wednesday, June 9th is the last day of school


Happy May Everyone!

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Change for Change for Orangutans

The Hillcrest Elementary third grade students want Hillcrest to help save the orangutans! Orangutans are almost extinct because people are taking away their habitats by cutting down trees. These trees are used for paper as well as making palm oil plantations to produce goods such as peanut butter. We can all help by bringing in change between Monday, May 3rd through Monday, May 17th. All donations will go to the World Wildlife Fund towards a symbolic adoption of a wild orangutan. Our goal is to reach at least $55.00.

By: Finley Paap, Jacob Tolliver, and Tony Berberich Natarelli

Logo by: Aayush Patel, Damien Orth, and Brady Smith


PTO Corner

PTO Staff Appreciation

We are so excited to be celebrating Staff Appreciation Week next week, May 2nd-7th. As you know, we have an amazing staff at Hillcrest that helps our kids each and everyday.

To show our appreciation this week we want to “fill their buckets”. At Hillcrest they continuously teach how to fill each other up instead of tear each other down, let’s work together to fill these staff’s buckets!

Outside each classroom on Monday May 2nd, for the whole week, will be a bucket for the teacher as well as the aides that work with your child in that classroom. The office, custodians, special ed and specials teachers will also have one, so let’s appreciate them all. Each day feel free to bring in a small goodie or token or your appreciation. We asked the teachers for some favorites or ideas to help out, feel free to use this for ideas for the staff that work with your child!


Consider sending in items:

Monday - Something to Eat

Tuesday-Something to Drink

Wednesday-Something Sweet

Thursday-Something Fun

Friday-Something for the class


Also, ITEMS can be brought to Chalk the Walk on Sunday.


Flyer with staff's favorites can be found HERE

PTO Chalk the Walk-SUNDAY

We are asking that families show appreciation individually by assisting in "Chalk the Walk" from on Sunday, May 2nd. Stop by Hillcrest and draw a picture or write a message on the sidewalk to show your appreciation. This can be done anytime on Sunday after 1:00 PM if you use your own chalk. PTO will have chalk available from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Make sure to remember your mask as you will be on school grounds.

Flower Pick Up

If you ordered from the Flower Sale, remember pick up is Friday from 4:00-7:00 PM at Door 6 by the Community Garden. If you are unable to make it, please email hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com

PTO Upcoming Events & Update

May 2nd, 1:00 - 3:00 PM: Chalk the Walk for Staff

May 3rd - 7: Staff Appreciation Week

May 5th, 6:15 PM: PTO Budget & Vote Meeting Wednesday (link HERE)

May 7th 4:00 - 7:00 PM: Flower Sale Pick up at Door 6

May 10th, 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM: Restaurant Night Panda Express (show flyer)

May 19th, 6:15 PM: Final Regular PTO Meeting (link HERE)

May 17th - 21st: PTO Book Fair Online

May 20th: Spring Social Event


Additional Details will be sent or emailed home! If you have any question about PTO events please email hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com


A review of the April PTO meeting can be watched here. Topics discussed, in order of agenda items.

PTO Executive Board Nominations

It's the time of year again to nominate and vote for next year's PTO board. Please consider nominating yourself or another Hillcrest parent/guardian for a PTO board seat; President, Vice-President, Treasurer or Secretary. Currently, we have 3 accepted nominations; we are seeking nominations for a Vice President.


Nominations can be completed using THIS form. Roles and Responsibilities can be found on the first two pages of the PTO bylaws found HERE.


Nominations are due by May 3rd and voting will take place at the May 5th PTO Budget and Voting meeting.

Family Facebook Page

Click the blue button to be connected to the PTO sponsored family facebook page.