Heron Nest Updates

Hillcrest Family Newsletter | January 2023

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Join Us for Family Movie Night this Friday

Family Movie Night is back! Join us this Friday, Jan. 20 for a showing of The Bad Guys. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the movie starts at 5:45 PM. Admission is free and an adult must accompany students. Our concession stand will feature pizza by the slice, hot dogs, chips, soda, candy, and popcorn! In addition, families have the option to make this a dinner and movie night by pre-ordering a Domino's Family Meal Deal. This order form and payment must be returned to the Hillcrest office by Wednesday, Jan 18.
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Hillcrest Spirit Wear Available Now

Every Friday our students and staff are invited to show their Heron Pride and school spirit by wearing their Hillcrest shirts and hoodies. If you haven't purchased a shirt yet this year or want to add to your collection, our online Hillcrest Swag Store is open now through Feb. 15. We have short or long-sleeve shirts, hoodies, vests, jackets, ball caps, water bottles, and more! Go to www.ashleysdesign.com/hcepta to order yours today.

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SNOW MUCH FUN - 2nd Grade Musical

On February 14, 2023, Oak Harbor voters will consider a $121 million school bond measure that will replace three aging schools, enhance safety at all schools and address critical needs of the community.

If approved by the voters, the bond measure would do the following to enhance our schools and utilize available funding from the federal and state governments:

  • Enhance safety at all of the Oak Harbor Public School sites
  • Rebuild Crescent Harbor Elementary on its current site to address the critical infrastructure needs of the school
  • Rebuild Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center and HomeConnection to move the schools out of the military flight path and address critical infrastructure needs of the school
  • Build a new school on the OHPS-owned fields at Fort Nugent Park to address the growth in the area
  • Reutilize the Oak Harbor Elementary school site to address the growing need for early learning and child care in Oak Harbor

Washington state is one of 11 states that requires a supermajority of 60% approval in order to pass a bond.

Learn more at www.ohsd.net/bond2023

Bond 2023 - Projects & Needs
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Are You Registered to Vote?

Register by February 6 to vote in the upcoming February 14 election!

Your vote ensures that your voice is heard on important issues that affect the future of our state, nation, and our local community! If you are not yet registered, visit voter.votewa.gov before the next election.

To register, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington state
  • At least 18 years old by election day


  • Military members may register
  • Military spouses may register even if the active-duty member maintains his or her residency elsewhere.

Click here to see more details on military voting.

​Ballot drop boxes are located at:

Oak Harbor City Hall

865 S.E. Barrington Dr.

Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Please see the Island County Elections website for more information.

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  • We are in need of volunteers for our upcoming Family Movie Night. Please consider taking a shift at one of our concession stand stations by signing up here.

  • It's time to join or renew your PTA Membership or become a member today! It's only $10/year and is an easy way to support our students. Anyone can join- including parents, guardians, grandparents, and community members. Click here to join us

  • Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep informed about all our exciting events this year!
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January Focus: Perseverance

Through our PurposeFull People curriculum, students participate in monthly lessons and activities focusing on character traits, including courage, honesty, respect, responsibility, gratitude, empathy, cooperation, creativity, and January's focus on perseverance.

Research tells us that the highest indicators of success in our kids aren't just about their grades or their IQ. The number one skill that helps people from all walks of life be successful is GRIT! The ability to persevere in the face of adversity or even failure.

Check out these Family Connection Newsletters for more details on how you can support a perseverance mindset in your child:


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Gratitude Award Winners

Congratulations to our most recent Purposefull People Students of the Month! Our character trait focus was GRATITUDE and these students were nominated by their classmates for their efforts "to appreciate the people and things in their lives ". The group was treated to a Purposefull People Principal's Pizza Party and awarded certificates honoring their commitment to being responsible. Way to go, Herons!
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January Menu

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