Hillcrest Family Newsletter

February 28th, 2020

PTO Italian Night (1 week away)

Did you know that Italian Night planning began in November? That the committee is made up of 100% parent volunteers? That your child's classroom directly receives $550 in supplementary curriculum support and materials from PTO?

That it takes 187 volunteer hours from set up to take down? This does not include the planning time OR the committee work the night of the event!

Currently there are over 100 volunteers hours LEFT, 100 hours the planning committee can not do by themselves. Please help make this a great night for your children, sign up to help (spots for middle schoolers - adults are available): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ba5a729a7f94-2020

Also, keep those family basket items coming in. Information in the packet link below.

Finally, don't forgot we need more items for the bake sale. Sign up to donate here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ba5a729a7f94-20201

Click HERE for family packet - which includes ticket orders, classroom basket list & more!

Monday is Crazy Socks Day! We are celebrating Dr. Suess's Birthday and Read Across America Week!

Optimist Swim Meet

Are you interested in joining Hillcrest's Optimist Swim Team? Any 3rd, 4th or 5th grader who would like to represent our school at the city wide swim meet on April 4th, is encouraged to sign up to join the team. Our very own educational assistants, Mrs. Stacy Blank and Mrs. Lyndsy DiNardo, will be coaching our team this year! Please see THIS VIDEO to learn more about being on the team, and watch for more details soon! Tentative practice dates and times are 3/5, 3/9 and 3/18 from 4-5PM and 4/2 from 5:30-6:30PM at Waukesha South High School's pool.
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Updates from Mrs. Runingen

Choir Update

Choir will resume on Tuesday, March 3rd. Please see attached letter if you are a 4th or 5th grader who participates. Choir rehearsals


WAUKESHA SINGS FAMILIES: "Mrs. Runingen mistakenly wrote April 7th for our Waukesha Sings event on the letter that was sent home. It is actually MARCH 7th. Please make note of this!"

All are invited to an all district elementary school concert on Saturday, March 7th at 5:30 p.m. in the Waukesha South auditorium. Come to hear a group of almost 300 students perform together!

Forward Testing - April 2020

As a public school in Wisconsin, we administer the Forward to test to all of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students each spring. Our testing window for the 2019-2020 school year is approaching after spring break and we want to make families aware of what this testing entails and our anticipated timelines for completion. Please see the attached documents and let us know if you have any questions.

Hillcrest Forward Testing Schedule

SDW Letter to Families in English

SDW Letter to Families in Spanish

DPI Information Brochure for Families in English

DPI Information Brochure for Families in Spanish

Upcoming Dates

March 6th: Italian Night 5:00 - 8:30 PM

March 6th: End of Trimester 2

March 17th: PTO Culver's Night 5:00 - 8:00 PM

March 18th: PTO Meeting, 6:15 PM

March 23rd-27th: Spring Break - No School

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!