Hillcrest Family Newsletter

September 14th, 2018

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Guidance Newsletter

HERE is a link to this month's guidance newsletter. Hillcrest's counselor, Heidi Edwards, is sharing this with families to keep everyone informed about the social/emotional lessons being taught by counselors at our school and to provide additional resources for families.

Hillcrest Spirit Wear Online Store is OPEN!

From now until September 22nd, you can order Hillcrest spirit wear by visiting this site: hcrest.itemorder.com . All orders are submitted and paid for in the online store and will be delivered directly to school. There are quite a few new options, all featuring the logo on the right, so be sure to check it out! A percentage of each sale goes to the Hillcrest PTO to support the work teachers do in their classrooms.

PTO Sock Hop - October 5th

It's time for the annual PTO Sock Hop. Take the family out for a night of fun at the Hillcrest PTO Annual Sock Hop. Come enjoy music, dancing, bounce house, games and concessions.

Admittance to Family fun night is FREE! Games, concessions and bounce house will cost tickets. Tickets can be pre-ordered along with your Meal Deal. Pre-ordered Meal Deals and Ticket coupons will be sent home with your youngest student. Additional game tickets available during the event.

HERE is the link to additional information on the Sock Hop and the form to pre-order tickets and meals. A paper copy will be sent home to families as well.

Important Dates for September and October

Sep 18 - PTO Culver's Night 5PM-8PM

Sep 19 - Listening Conferences

Sep 26 - PTO Meeting

Sep 27 - Listening Conferences

Sep 28 - Community Day

Oct 2nd - 5th - Book Fair!

Oct 5th - PTO Sock Hop!

Girl Scout Recruitment Night - September 26th - 6:00-7:00PM

On Wednesday, September 26th in the Hillcrest gym, the Girls Scouts will be hosting a recruitment event for all interested girls and their families. Please see the attached FLYER for additional information.

Hillcrest Martial Arts Program Kicks Off October 2nd

Register Today! Submit payment and registration form to the office by October 2nd. All proceeds go to Hillcrest's PTO! More information and a permission slip can be found HERE. Hard copies are available in the office.

Information on Healing Hearts of Waukesha

Healing Hearts offers a free peer support program for grieving children and the adults who care about them. Support is provided for losses due to death, divorce, abandonment, incarceration, or other life-altering events.

The program is geared towards children and teens (ages 4 – 18) and adults who have children in the program. Families who speak Spanish are welcome and there is free childcare for children younger than 4.

The group meets Monday evenings, Sept. 24 through Dec. 10, 2018 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at First United Methodist Church 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. A light supper is served from 5:30-6:00.

To Register: Call 262-751-0874, Para ayuda en español pueden contactarse con Gabriela E. al 678-314-1815. -or Go to the website: www.healingheartsofwaukeshaco.org and download our registration form. Email completed form to info.hhwc@gmail.com, or mail to: Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186

Annual Asbestos Notification

Please see the attached notices from the School District of Waukesha regarding Annual Asbestos Notification. English Spanish

Hillcrest Elementary School - Attendance 262-970-1816

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners

We take pride in our history, our inclusive community and our collective sense of wonder!

School Hours

Start Time for 4K-5th Grade- 8:40AM - line up bell rings at 8:35AM

End Time for 4K - 11:25AM

End Time for 5K-5th Grade - 3:40PM

End Time for Early Release Days for 5K-5th Grade -1:40PM

Playground supervision begins at 8:20. Please do not drop your child off until our recess supervisors are on the playground.

*Please note - our clocks often run up to 5 minutes early. We consistently reset them but the time continues creep forward!

A note from our PTO - Parent Teacher Organization

Hillcrest's PTO is your connection to family events and fundraisers to support the work teachers do in classrooms EVERYDAY! Our PTO needs your support to make this magic happen.

The PTO is proud to sponsor many events throughout the year. We strive to connect the community, create fun times in a safe environment, and raise funds for our staff and classrooms. Please see THIS document which lists upcoming events.

All parents/guardians of Hillcrest students, as well as teachers, and staff are considered members of the PTO. As a member, you are welcome to attend the monthly meetings held most 2nd Wednesdays of every month, and are encouraged to volunteer at any PTO event. The PTO’s success depends on your involvement. THIS document is an easy way to see all of the volunteer opportunities and sign up to help!

We are once again continuing the “No Sell Fundraiser” due to the previous successes. Instead of the traditional selling of goods fundraisers where you sell items and the school only gets a small percent of the profits, the No Sell allows all proceeds to go directly to support our children, educators and school. HERE is a link to a donor form that you can share with family members, friends and your workplace.