Hillcrest Staff ARTery

We are the heART of Hillcrest!

Welcome to our weekly staff newsletter!

This newsletter will come to you every Friday afternoon with information and a list of events for the coming week. Any updates or small business items that used to be shared in our staff meetings will be addressed here. If you have any information or events to share, please email the title, narrative, and specifics to Jane or Calvin.

The week of October 19 - 23rd

Bus Duty:

AM - Ally, Trista & Amy G.

PM - Anne, Holly & Janet

Treats: Amy B. & Ally M.

Word of the Week: Obedience

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Monday, October 19th (Day 3)


Tuesday, October 20th (Day 1)

  • FUNDRAISER ORDERS DUE!!!!
  • Staff Meeting 8:20 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lockdown Drill 10:15 a.m.
  • PTSA Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Media Center)


Wednesday, October 21st (Day 2)

  • SUSIE OUT OF BUILDING - 8:00 - 10:00
  • SWIM Team Meeting 8:20 - 9:00 a.m. (Riippa's Room)


Thursday, October 22nd (Day 3)

  • Calvin out at principal's meeting 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Mr. S will be serving lunch


Friday, October 23rd (Day 1)

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE ROUSH!!!
  • BLT Meeting 8:20 - 9:00 a.m.
  • RALLY 3:15 p.m.

Upcoming Events

October 27th & 29th - Conference Night

October 28th - School Picture Retakes

October 30th - Fall Fest

November 2nd - Lockdown Drill

November 4th - 5th Grade Grandfriends Day

November 6th - Art Night

Mr. S is coming back to HC . . .

for lunch. Paul will be serving lunch on Thursday, October 22nd. Feel free to let the kids know!

October 14th in Review

Thank you for all your hard work on our work day. Please take a moment to fill out this survey, so that we can make our up coming PD sessions and days even more meaningful.


Additionally, if you'd like to revisit the slide presentation from the morning. You can view it here.

Check out this cool video regarding the 5th grade and Artistry

Musical Teaches Bloomington Students

Evening Conferences (Outside of 27th and 29th)

If you are having a conference in the evening, please pencil it onto the engineer's calendar on Jeff's door. This will help Larry know when he can clean your rooms.

Personal Leave Requests

Starting November 1st all principals will be approving personal leave requests. (In the past building secretaries managed the approvals.) Be sure to submit your leave requests through MyView.

Building Reminders

A friendly reminder from our engineering staff . . .


  • No gum in the hallways and cafeteria
  • Please have students brush off bark chips before coming into the school (also have them help pick them up chips off the floor at clean up time)
  • Please do not daisy chain or link your power chords to each other
  • Please put trash and recycling cans by your classroom door at the end of the day
  • Please put chairs up on tables at the end of the day


Note: There is ESC discussion about refrigerators in classrooms. Currently there is no policy or fee associated with having one in your classroom, but there might be a fee established before the end of the year.