Peek at the Week

March 28 - April 1, 2016

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In the above picture, the children are playing a Rock, Paper, Scissors game called "Coconut".

Monday, March 28
Art with Ms. Holly
Do: 15 minutes of reading

Bring: Vacation Read-A-Thon sheet

Note: There is no homework packet this week. Work on math facts!

Tuesday, March 29

Music with Janet

Do: 15 minutes of reading

Wednesday, March 30

Gym with Anne - wear gym shoes

Do: 15 minutes of reading

Bring: Library Books

Thursday, March 31

Art with Holly

Do: 15 minutes of reading

Bring: STAR folder

Friday, April 1

Music with Janet

(No homework packet this week)

Deadline to order a yearbook

Return Unit 6 Math assessment

Classroom Baskets

We are collecting items for our Annual Classroom Baskets. These will be raffled off at the Hillcrest Carnival on Saturday, April 23, in the cafeteria. Baskets, bins and ribbon donations are also appreciated. Please send any items/donations to class by April 15 so that there is time to assemble the baskets.

Shop Online-Do you have an AmazonSmile account? If not, you may sign up and list "PTA Minnesota Congress 029817 Hillcrest Community School" as your charitable organization. Each time you order on Amazon, our PTSA may receive a donation!

Cash Donation-If you would prefer to skip the shopping and send money, I'll collect money and purchase a gift card and/or Lego set(s) from The Lego Store at the MOA. Please send cash (or check payable to me) with a note that you'd like to donate it to our basket.

K- Board Games

1st - Legos

2nd - Movie Night

3rd - Arts and Crafts

4th - Sports

5th - Outdoor/Summertime Fun

Carnival Carnival - April 23

If you haven't been to the carnival before, it is an indoor event with activities and games for the entire family and the event is A LOT of fun! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The classroom Baskets will be in the cafeteria and raffle tickets will cost $1. There will be a silent auction in the library. You don't want to miss this! Here are some items that I have seen auctioned off in the past: gift cards to restaurants and coffee shops, coffee/adult beverages, bowling parties, landscaping services, theater tickets, pieces of art, tickets to sporting events, signed memorabilia, massages, hair/beauty products, party packages, music/instrument/sport related lessons, etc. Please contact Thea Sheffert if you are able to donate a service or item to the silent auction.

Artful Learning - Original Creation

The students have been working on their Original Creation to represent the concept of "Connections". Each student chose four colors of yarn for their weaving to represent:

  • something that they've learned
  • something that they could teach
  • something that is special to them
  • what connections mean to them
The individual weavings are circular, similar to the general direction dancers move in a powwow to represent the circle of life. The individual weavings will be connected to each other and put on display upon completion.


If you have not ordered a yearbook, you have until April 1st to order online. They are $25. These students have already ordered a yearbook: Antonio, Emma, Samantha, J'Saiah, Owen, Elliott, Will, Lane, Zoe

Harvested Words

Last week we harvested words from the following songs:

"Hey Jude" by The Beatles

"Scrubbing Day" from The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

"Help" by the Beatles

"Lean On Me" by Bill Withers

"Machines" (author unknown)

Placement Information

Student placement consideration requests for the 2016-17 school year can be made between March 28th and April 29th by filling out a student placement consideration form. Starting March 28th placement consideration forms will be available in our school office. Completed forms must be received in person or by mail to our school office by April 29th. If you have questions, please contact Mr. K.

Upcoming Events:

April 15 Auction Basket Items due

April 23 - Hillcrest Carnival 12:00-3:00

*A reminder to continue collecting box tops. There will be another collection in the spring.