Hillcrest Elementary School

Weekly News-6.2.23



Friday, June 9- Early Dismissal (12:15 PM)

PM Kindergarten attends

Last day for AM Kindergarten is Thursday, June 8th

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Important Upcoming END OF THE YEAR Dates/Events

Wednesday, June 7th- Kindergarten Graduation (Contact Ms. Metz for more information)

Thursday, June 8th- End of the Year Classroom Parties (Contact your teacher for more info)

Thursday, June 8th- CR SOUTH Graduates/Former HCE STUDENTS are invited back to take pictures with Tigger & chat with HCE teachers 4PM outside of Hillcrest @ Main Entrance

Friday, June 9th- 6th Grade Clap Out (Student ONLY event)

Friday, June 9th- Last Day of School/ Early Dismissal 12:15 PM/ PM Kindergarten Attends


End of the year celebrations will be held in the classrooms on the afternoon of Thursday, June 8th, unless otherwise indicated by your classroom teacher. Homeroom Parents will be in contact with classroom families for food and other party donations. Please contact your Homeroom Parents, directly, with questions. The office staff would not be able to answer specific questions that you may have regarding your child’s event


Report cards will be available to families on the Home Access Center (HAC) at 4:00pm on Friday, June 9th. A paper copy of the report card will be sent home with students on June 9th, as well. Please keep in mind that teacher assignments for the 2023-2024 school year for all students will be available in the Home Access Center (HAC) in mid-August.

PA Invest Write Champion-Mason Waas

It is with great pride that we announce that fourth grader, Mason Waas, has been named the Pennsylvania State Invest Write Champion for the 4th-5th Grade Category! This spring, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students in Mrs. Todd’s Gifted Support classes had the opportunity to participate in The Stock Market Game. The Stock Market Game is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in Grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance. Over the course of several weeks, the students worked in teams to invest $100,000 in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds- in real-time! It was an incredibly valuable learning experience for all of them! Invest Write, is an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game, that adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom while participating in The Stock Market Game. This year, the writing topic was, “What are some benefits of working on a team versus on your own? Give examples from your Stock Market Game team or other examples of teamwork. Teaming up investments in a diversified portfolio also has benefits. If you could invest $10,000 now for a long-term goal, what team of investments, including stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds, would you choose and why?”. We are so proud of all of the essays that were submitted by our Hillcrest students, and are thrilled that Mason has been recognized with this great honor, being named Pennsylvania’s State Champion!

Way to go, Mason!

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3rd Grade Market Day

Third grade students participated in Market Day, to culminate our economics unit. During this unit, students learned about what it takes to run a successful business. We learned about overhead, supply, demand, goods, services, trading and how to sell an idea to others. During the unit, third graders had jobs in which they earned weekly salaries, bonuses and were taxed, as well. They budgeted their money and kept a check book too! Each student created a product to sell using their Market Day Funny Money. Shoppers exchanged real currency for Funny Money in order to purchase our products. We collected $518.83. All proceeds went to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! WOW!

As always, we appreciate your support and enthusiasm on this day!

~Third Grade

Pennies for Preemies

Student Council and especially Mrs. Schneider would like to thank everyone who participated in Pennies for Preemies. We raised about $1200 that will go towards a variety of items to help support families in the Philadelphia Area who are navigating the NICU. Miss Danko’s 3rd Class and Mrs. Clifford’s 4th grade class were rewarded the Popsicle Party by our wonderful PTO. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity.

4th Grade Field Trip-Churchville Nature Center

Thank you to our AWESOME 6th Grade Dance Committee for making the 6th Grade Dance "Beachy-Keen"!

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Outstanding Balances on Lunch Accounts

Over the last month, parents have been receiving notification regarding outstanding lunch account balances. It's important that these balances be paid prior to the end of the school year. While report cards can no longer be withheld due to them being online; please know that this balance does not dissolve each year. These balances roll-over every year and will have a negative impact later on. If you have an outstanding balance, I encourage you to contact our cafeteria manager ASAP to reconcile your account.


Lunch Account Refund Process

Dear Council Rock Parents,

By clicking the link below, you will have the option to request a cafeteria account refund, transfer your balance to a sibling, or donate your unused cafeteria funds to students in need in our district. We ask that all seniors and those leaving the district submit a form no later than Friday, June 9th. Funds for students remaining in the District will carry over from year to year. The form should only take a few minutes to complete. CRSD Cafeteria Account Refund Form

For all other refunds, please get in touch with Michael Dengler at MDENGLER@CRSD.ORG

Message from Nurse

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please remember to pick up your child's medication by the last day of school. Per medication policy, students are not permitted to transport medications home. Any medication remaining at school after the last student day will be discarded.

Please call the health office at 215-944-1609 with any questions.

Warmest thanks,

Susan Tentilucci

Certified School Nurse

Message from the Hillcrest Library:

The school year of 2023 is coming to an end;

as the last day of school is around the bend.

We’re nearing our last book checkout, so that is a bummer

All books must come back before it is summer!

Search high and low to find every book;

By the couch, near the bed are good places to look.

Please return all your books, but have no fear;

The books will be ready in our library next year!

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For planning purposes, please note the following dates for next school year:

  • Thursday, August 31st AM- Hillcrest Elementary School Open House GR. 1-6
  • Thursday, August 31st (time TBD) - Kindergarten Orientation
  • Tuesday, September 5th - First Day of School
  • Tuesday, September 5th - Back to School Night (Grades 4, 5, 6)
  • Wednesday, September 6th- Back to School Night (Grades 1, 2, 3)
  • Monday, September 25th- No School (Yom Kippur)
  • Wednesday, October 11th - Early Dismissal (AM Kindergarten Attends)

Be on the Look-out in August for more information about Open House, K Orientation, and BTSN!


ROAR... we have a Mystery Motivator...Not only do we have 10 Winners; but we kept the ROAR TICKETS winners up on the board until we had all 100 slots filled!

That means we completed the entire Principal's 100 Board of ROAR RULE FOLLOWERS and we have 100 WINNERS!

We will announce 1 row of 10 winners a day until the last day of school!

ROW 1 Friday 5.26

🐾Natalie Kusznir 🐾Hannah Degtar🐾Thomas Waxman🐾Jack Smyth🐾Natalie Dixon

🐾Seitek Anarkulov🐾Blaize Rocco🐾Mokhinur Rabbimova🐾Norah Mason🐾Iva Patel

ROW 2 Tuesday 5.30

🐾John Pasternak🐾Alessandro Nilli🐾Teddy Wagner🐾Austin McAleese🐾Brayden Griffin

🐾Rayann Awan🐾Jackson Smith🐾Jacob Mandel🐾Daria Kacherai🐾Will Van Demark

ROW 3 Wednesday 5.31

🐾Joseph Druding🐾Emma Sellechia🐾Matthew Turnbull🐾Asema Anarkulova

🐾Graham Hubler🐾Mark Tischenko🐾Gabe Liebman🐾Celeste Gorski🐾Landon MacClay

🐾Lucas Fernandes

ROW 4 Thursday 6.1

🐾J.J. Swartz🐾Max Zambrotta🐾Sam Ostrikov🐾Korbin McGovern🐾Amelia Hamill

🐾Harrison Englert🐾Silvio Piccirillo🐾Albert Akmatbekov🐾Holden Dana

🐾Maeve Graham

ROW 5 Friday 6.2

🐾Zoran Tolipov🐾Jonibek Khojmamatov🐾Emma Sweeney🐾Vinny Sacco🐾Shay Dubas

🐾Karleigh Brodsky🐾Dylan Kaplun🐾Abby Jeblonski🐾Mark Pristatsky🐾Bennett Pizzini

ROW 6 Monday 6.5

🐾Elise Clark🐾Logan Hadley🐾Natalie Kusznir🐾Ella McDevitt🐾Keenan Ziegler

🐾Anna Knight🐾Tim Devine🐾Madelyn Lonergan🐾Christian Gore🐾Redd DeYoung

ROW 7 Tuesday 6.6

🐾Addy Becker🐾Daria Ventura🐾Matt Turnbull🐾Jack Smythe🐾Nick Polis🐾Ellie Chou

🐾Lochlan Kemp🐾Zoe Winnick🐾Ben Mason🐾Reagan Witmer

ROW 8 Wednesday 6.7

🐾Angelina Khasanova🐾Justin Tway🐾Clara Moore🐾Freddy Joyce🐾Luke Zambrotta

🐾CJ Heimer🐾Jack Duffy🐾Nilufar Rakhimova🐾Tyler Miller🐾Sara Stepman

ROW 9 Thursday 6.8

🐾Azan Awan🐾Mason Waas🐾Juliana Hamill🐾Hannah Shepherd🐾Mykola Serotokov

🐾Sam Hughes🐾Vraj Patel🐾Mujin Kim🐾Makhinur Rabbimova🐾Bailey Murray

ROW 10 Thursday 6.8

🐾Jonah Mandel🐾Javohir Hasanov🐾Ava Vento🐾Erman Kovinchuk🐾Camryn Ey

🐾Abby Khelmer🐾Jacob Mandel🐾Bodhi Rose🐾Jakob Kleiman🐾Will Ruggeri

A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO OUR PTO and staff that donated prizes to our Mystery Motivator inventory throughout the year. :) It really made for a PAWESOME SCHOOL YEAR!!!!

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All questions regarding student lunch accounts should be sent to the Chartwells staff at www.HCECafeteria@CRSD.org. Click on the below link to preview the monthly menu and nutritional information.

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1st Friday=HCE Spirit Days

The first Friday of the month is Hillcrest spirit day! Our spirit wear store is always open! You can order HERE.
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4th Annual CREF Golf Classic

Get ready to tee it up fore the kids at the 4th Annual CREF Golf Classic! We are thrilled to host a fun and impactful outing to help raise funds to support innovative projects and programs benefiting Council Rock students.

This year, we're shaking things up with a new location at Jericho National Golf Club! Get ready to enjoy a day of golf, on-course games, and networking with other community members. And don't forget about our amazing silent auction - there's sure to be something for everyone!

If you're looking for a fun-filled day while making a real impact, then join us as a sponsor, golfer, or reception attendee! Let's come together and elevate educational opportunities for all students in the Council Rock School District. Don't miss out on this exciting event - sign up now! WWW.CREDUCATIONFOUNDATION.ORG/GOLF

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Students 1st Always!