Hillcrest Elementary School
January 14, 2022
Message from our School Board of Directors
Dear CR School Community,
Dr. Robert Fraser has requested a temporary leave from his duties as Superintendent of the District and the Board has granted that request.
In the interim, Dr. Susan Elliott will serve as substitute Superintendent. The Board looks forward to Dr. Fraser's return to the District as soon as possible.
Ed Salamon, president, and Mike Thorwart, vice president, CR Board of School Directors
ROARING ABOUT OUR "PAW"SOME STUDENTS
The following children earned ROAR tickets for their exemplary work related to following our ROAR Rules. Congratulations!
🐾Jack Lynch 🐾Quinn Groves 🐾Sam Frey 🐾Silvio Piccirillo
🐾Paige Colella🐾Aria Sokol 🐾Jake Smith 🐾Roman Kusznir
🐾Matthew Lukas 🐾Grace Ecker🐾Preston Stebulis
🐾Harrison Englert🐾Esther Kamalov 🐾Brielle Wallen
🐾Landon Jankiewicz🐾Ellington Gotis 🐾Avah Brown🐾Jess Rawicz
🐾Ilona Grigorenko 🐾Kaelyn Carr 🐾Thomas Waxman🐾Logan Hedrick🐾Victor Boyd
🐾Michael Levitsky 🐾Sam Frey🐾Danny Lynch🐾Leanna Steingart🐾Kyler Weldon
🐾Ryan Moore🐾Cullen Day🐾Allison Temple 🐾Tori Rahill🐾Emily Bash🐾David Jacobson 🐾Olivia Kopitko🐾Giavanna Datillo 🐾Landon MacClay🐾Joseph Druding
Congratulations to Jimmy Clark!
Congratulations to Jimmy Clark, 6th grader in Ms. McMaster’s homeroom. Jimmy won 1st prize for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Districtwide Essay Contest. This upcoming Monday, Jimmy will be honored at the MLK Day of Service hosted at Council Rock South. That morning, Jimmy will have an opportunity to read his winning essay to the volunteers. Jimmy will also receive a state proclamation by our state representative, Wendi Thomas.
Meet Ms. Krugar
Hello Hillcrest! My name is Michaela Krugar and I am looking forward to meeting the students, staff, and families at HCE! Given this opportunity I would like to share a little bit about my background and experience working with children. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bloomsburg University in 2016. Then I became a Therapeutic Support Staff member working with the special needs population for a little over 2 years in multiple school settings. I loved working in the school environment so I decided to continue my education and earned my Masters of Science in School Counseling at Holy Family University in 2021. This past year I have worked as a School Counselor for CORA Services to support students within non-public schools in the city of Philadelphia. I am eager to start working at Hillcrest Elementary to support their mission and continue to create a student community of life-long learners!
Michaela Krugar M.S.
Professional School Counselor
Fond Farewell Mrs. Liberatore
Human Growth and Development
Happy New Year! It is time for the first Math Challenge of 2022 – Math Challenge #7. This challenge is all about drawing models to solve problems. So, be sure to get those pencils ready to draw!
Math Challenge #7 is now ready to be solved. Be sure to go to mathinaction.org or to Hillcrest’s homepage to find the problems for this week!
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elementary Math Specialist
Hillcrest Elementary School
Click here to review the latest revisions made to the district Health and Safety Plan. Revisions were made on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
For your planning, below are the dates that we will administer the PSSA’s for the 21-22 school year. As attendance is state mandated for these assessments, family trips will not be approved during these testing windows. Please plan accordingly.
Assessment Dates /Grade(s)
English Language Arts-April 25-29, 2022 Grades 3-6
Mathematics- May 2- 6, 2022 Grades 3-6
Science - May 2- 6, 2022 Grade 4
All Council Rock students in grades 1-8 are eligible to receive a free lunch if they so desire. A student receiving a free meal must choose at least 3 items for the lunch to be considered complete as per the Department of Child Nutrition regulations, one of which must be at least a half-cup serving of a fruit or vegetable. Anything less than this will be considered an a la carte purchase and must be paid for by the student.
Snack prices depend on the items. Snacks are now available for purchase during lunch.
Calling all Young Artists!
IFAW is excited to announce a global youth art contest in partnership with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2022!
In coordination with World Wildlife Day’s theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”, this year’s art contest encourages artists to depict endangered and critically endangered wildlife within the habitats and ecosystems where they live.
We are seeking artwork from kids aged 4-18 and all contestants have until January 26, 2022, to submit their work. The winning entry will be presented at the WWD event on March 3rd, 2022.