Hillcrest Family Newsletter

December 1st, 2017

What a wonderful week!

Our 2nd and 3rd graders did so well during our Wednesday night program. Thank you so much to all of the families who were able to attend. Mrs. Runingen's direction and Mrs. Bye's artists' contributions made for a wonderfully successful evening! If you are interested in the next event for the Hillcrest 4th and 5th grade choir, join us at the tree lighting ceremony at The Corners on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30pm. Details linked HERE.

Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade robotics team. They competed in their first tournament on Sunday, November 17th and did a great job representing Hillcrest!

Hoop Shoot winners were announced this week. Thank you to Mr. Kuhtz for preparing our shooters for the next level of competition. Hillcrest hosts the next level of tournament on December 16th.

Hillcrest PTO Scrip Orders

For your holiday shopping convenience we will be placing a Scrip order on December 4th so that you can stock up on gift cards for stocking stuffers, holiday shopping or for family and friends! You can find a full list of participating retailers at www.shopwithscrip.com.

More details can be found HERE.

Scrip Family Order Form

PTO Holidy Staff Gift Program

Are you thinking of getting a gift for a teacher or staff member this holiday season? If so, the Hillcrest PTO offers a wonderful holiday staff gift program. The Staff gift form allows you to give money towards any staff member at any amount you would like to give. Then the money is combined to purchase gift cards through our scrip program for the staff members to use at some of their favorite stores or restaurants. Paper copies for the staff gifts have gone home with your youngest or only and are due back by Friday, December 8th. There is also links included for your convenience. For a recap of how it works, please click this link for more information. HERE is the form to complete for staff gift giving.

For any questions, please contact:

Nicole Grisar



Save the Date - Jason's Deli Fundraiser

On Friday, December 15th a percentage of the proceeds from sales at Jason’s Deli in Brookfield Square will go to the Hillcrest PTO. You must mention Hillcrest and place your order between 5-10 pm. More information to come soon!

Hillcrest PTO Culver's Night

Looking forward to the next Hillcrest Culver's Night? This month's event is Tuesday, December 19th. The custard currently scheduled for that evening is Chocolate Eclair.

Toy and Food Drive

Our generous Hillcrest community would like to help out families in need this season. We will be hosting two "drives" over the next two weeks.

The first is a food drive for the Salvation Army. Our very own Sally Graser works closely with the Salvation Army and there is a definite need for any baby items; including food, formula and diapering supplies.

Our second drive is a Toy Drive. We are partnering with local agencies to collect new toys to be distributed to children in need throughout the region.

If your family is interested in donating, please send donations to school by Friday, December 15th and we will get the supplies routed to the perspective agencies.

Community Connection

Flyer with details on School District of Waukesha 4K Enrollment.

YMCA School Drop Flyer In the school drop it features our youth events and program for the Winter.

Hillcrest Elementary School

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