Hillcrest Family Newsletter

September 25th, 2020

What a Great Week 4!

Our 4th grade teachers and students are doing fabulous in virtual instruction this week. Thank you to everyone who is making that happen! We look forward to seeing our 4th graders back face to face on Tuesday the 29th.

Thank you to the PTO Board and all parents who attended our first virtual PTO meeting of the year. These meetings are for EVERYONE and we need some creative thinkers to help us navigate bringing families together without our usual face to face events. We hope to see you next month!

A special note to be aware of how your child is feeling everyday before sending them to school. If students have symptoms of COVID-19, it is always better to keep them home and consult your pediatrician before sending them back to school.

We are postponing our Community Day and Husky Hustle until we can plan events that comply with COVID-19 mitigations. We promise it will still be fun...we just don't know what it will look like, yet!

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy wonderful fall in Wisconsin!

PTO Corner

Scrip: Raise Right App

Scrip is a gift card program that allows families to purchase gift cards at face value while giving a % back to PTO. Just by purchasing gift cards, families are helping raise money for classrooms.

Scrip has a new app that allows for instance eGift Cards. Download the Raise Right App and begin helping support our school; cards are instant so if you are at a store you can purchase a card and checkout; earning Hillcrest money on the spot!

Set up your account now by downloading the app, Raise Right; add your credit card or bank account before your first purchase!

Use the enrollment coed: FD5A9L5F1LL55 to connect to Hillcrest!

If you have more questions, information can be found HERE or email nicolezeroth@gmail.com

Traditional Scrip physical cards will continue throughout the year as well beginning in October.

September PTO Recap

Spirit Wear

Orders are due for Spirit Wear TODAY (Friday). Click here to order. Contact Andy Vossekuil with questions, lumpymfd@gmail.com. Thank you to Andy for organizing!


This is a way to be able to connect with other families. Please fill out this directory form to be included in our PTO directory! Click here to fill out the form. After much discussion, we will not be including teacher's names so that year to year families do not need to refill out the form, and grades can automatically be adjusted; one less thing to do in September! If you have any questions, please contact nicolezeroth@gmail.com.


Thank you to all who attended our first PTO meeting, our apologies for not making it clear that our meeting was only virtual. 2020 has brought new challenges; however it has also brought many new opportunities. As this year progresses PTO is looking for ways to best support the entire Hillcrest community; families, staff & students. Please send any ideas you have for ways we can support any member of our community. We are working on a video recap, watch next week's newsletter for the recap!

Culver's Night

Thank you to all our attended Culver's night; in person, through curbside pick up or through the drive through! It was a busy night and we are continually thankful for this partnership! Also, thank you to Shelby Vossekuil for organizing this year's Culver's Nights!

Family Facebook Page

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

Upcoming Dates

September 25th: Community Day & Husky Hustle - Postponed - TBD

**All events are dependent on COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings. Events will be canceled or rescheduled if Face to Face events are not allowable.