Hillcrest Family Newsletter

December 13, 2019

Next Week Fun

Just a reminder, on Thursday, December 19th, we have a whole school field trip to go see the movie Polar Express. You should have gotten a field trip permission slip from your child's teacher.


To add to the fun, we have a whole school comfy day/pajama day on Thursday as well!


Each classroom hosts a Winter Fest on Friday, December 20th. Please see information from your child's classroom teacher in regards to the time of your child's fest. If you are planning on coming to your child's classroom for the fun, be sure your child's teacher knows so we can pre-print badges for you to enter the building. Be sure to arrive a couple minutes early and bring your driver's license.

A Note From Mrs. Runingen: Save these Dates

Save the date: The second and third grade concert is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 p.m. More information is coming in 2020.


We would like to invite any interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to participate in Waukesha Sings Beginning at Noon on Saturday March 7th, participants will be able to combine with singers from across the entire school district for a large group choral experience. This action packed day of rehearsals, singing, and team building will culminate in a concert at 5:30 pm directed by Magdalena Delgado, director of the Chicago Children’s Choir. Registration and more information is available on the website linked below. Please consider participating in this fun filled musical event and please let Mrs.Runingen know if you have any additional questions.


Waukesha Sings

The winning class for the building wide reading challenge is...

Mrs. Berg' Class!!!

See It Live Event

Have any friends considering Hillcrest at their Elementary School? Make sure they know about the district's enrollment process and events. There are times set up for tours and opportunities to see our classroom with students present. This See It Live Sign Up includes time slots that are available on Monday.

For our 4th and 5th grade families thinking about middle school, these are great opportunities for you to learn more about your options as well. If your child will be attending Horning Middle School next year or if you are considering the Flight Academy for your middle school experience, please see THIS FLYER for more information.

December Dates

Hillcrest Elementary School

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!