Hillcrest Family Newsletter
November 13th, 2020
How are you?
Last week is the last full week of the trimester. When we come back from our Thanksgiving break we start Trimester 2 and we welcome back a handful of families from virtual. We are looking forward to having more students under our roof and we hope our virtual families continue to stay connected! With the additional students added to classrooms, I want you all to know that we will work to continue to balance class lists to make sure we aren't overcrowding any classroom. We have to be a bit creative to keep class sizes at a number that is reasonable for the size of the classroom. If there is any need to change your child's placement, you will be informed but we hare planning on minimizing that possibility for all.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone.
Report Card Letter
PTO Virtual Book Fair! - Shop NOW Through 11/5
Our school’s Book Fair has gone online! Discover new books sure to keep kids reading. Every purchase supports our school.
Shop here through November 15! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hillcrest42
Use this Scavenger Hunt to explore the Book Fair and enter our raffle! Just email the completed sheet to email@example.com for a chance to win a basket of books (click the attachment to see this awesome basket)!
PTO Virtual Vendor Fair
The past two years, PTO held a Craft & Vendor Fair targeted at supporting Hillcrest families and our local community crafters and vendors. Many of these vendors support our Italian Night and/or are Hillcrest families.
This year the Vendor Fair is occurring, but it will be virtual. Find information and continue to support our local community. The event is shared with our Hillcrest Family Facebook Page and information can be found HERE. The event opens Nov 13 at 6 PM and closes Nov 22 at 9 PM.
Contact Kim Smith with any questions or to add to the event, firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of crafters & vendors include:
Handmade wooden bowls
Home grown spider plants
Lavender lemon boutique womnes clothing
Homemade home decor
Burn Bit BBQ seasonings
Burned wood creations
PTO Events & Needs Update
Also, we will follow both SDW and The Springs mitigation effort; temp checks at entry, social distancing, sitting of 10 people per group with groups being 6 feet apart and non swimmers must be masked unless eating and drinking. More information can be found HERE. In the event that The Springs has to close, we will reschedule and/or refund families.
Holiday Gift Cards for Staff Members- PTO Annually offers a Staff Holiday Gift Card program, set up to help families and staff match the perfect holiday gift! Information on this program will come home next week. Orders will be due by December 11th.
We are looking for someone to take over coordinating this program; along with Scrip. There will be training for to a new coordinator. Please contact Nicole Zeroth, email@example.com, if you are interested.
Click the blue button to be connected to the PTO sponsored family facebook page.
Want to ski or snowboard this year? Join the club!
Whether you’ve skied before or not, now is your chance to hit the slopes, they are taking lots of Covid precautions and the best part is, it is an outdoor, distance friendly activity for these crazy times. This is a Ski & Snowboard Club open to all Hillcrest students and alumni (K4-12) and their families and friends. Join the club and you’ll ski or snowboard at Little Switzerland four times this winter, plus you can take lessons and rent equipment if needed, all at a deeply discounted rate.
Ski Dates - after school/evening
FRIDAY, January 29th
FRIDAY, February 5th
FRIDAY, February 12th
FRIDAY, February 19th
MAKE-UP DATE Friday, February 26th
SEE YOU ON THE SLOPES…
& Save over 70% on skiing this winter!
November 2 - 15: PTO Virtual Book Fair
November 10: PTO Culver's Night 5:00 - 8:00 PM
November 11: PTO Virtual Meeting, 6:15PM
November 24: PTO Springs Water Park Fundraiser
November 25 - 27: No School
**All events are dependent on COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings. Events will be canceled or rescheduled if Face to Face events are not allowable.