Hillcrest Family Newsletter

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for other pictures!

School Picture Retakes

Picture Retake day is Wednesday, October 18th. K5 - 5th grade individual photos will be taken in the morning and 4K photos will be taken as soon as they arrive at 12:30 pm. If you had a picture package delivered and you would like to have retakes done, just send your child with the original photo package and make sure they hand it to the photographer when they have their photo taken.

Here are the directions to place your picture order online:

Go to:



​Hillcrest​ Absentee Day Prepay

Enter Code: PrePay

Enter email address

Click submit.

Hillcrest Culver's Night

Our next Culver's Night is Tuesday, October 17th. We hope to see families join us at Culver's (next to Woodman's) between 5:00 and 8:00 PM!

Reminder: PTO Meeting Wednesday!

Reminder PTO meeting next Wed Oct 18th at 6:15pm in the Hillcrest Library

Last month's meeting had an amazing turnout. We would like to thank all that were

able to attend. We look forward to even more new faces at this month's meeting and hope

to see many returning faces as well. We appreciate all of the support from our wonderful

Hillcrest families!

An agenda will be emailed to families before Wednesday's meeting.

Hillcrest PTO Scrip Program

Buy​ ​a​ ​gift​ ​card​ ​for​ ​yourself​ ​or​ ​others and​ ​PTO​ ​receives​ ​money​ ​to​ ​spend​ ​to​ ​support​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​classroom! When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn

revenue for our Hillcrest PTO.

This FLYER has more information. Orders can be submitted using this FORM or online at https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/. Orders are due by Tuesday, October 24th.

Y Base Care

Are you looking for after school care on Early Release Day, Wednesday, October 25th?

Our Y Base Care has care available but you must be pre-registered. See the attached FLYER if you are interested. Current participants must pre-register as well.

If you are looking for a different option for care when school is not in session, here is information on the Y's Schools Out program: http://www.gwcymca.org/Schools-Out-Fun-Days

Hillcrest Huskies 2017 Robotics Team

4th and 5th grade families have been emailed information regarding a new robotics team we will be starting at Hillcrest. If 4th or 5th grade students are interested, they can join an after school session on Monday or a lunch/recess session on Tuesday to learn more.

Fall Fest

Here is the information that was sent home on Tuesday regarding our Fall Fest celebrations this year. I hope everyone is able to join in the Hats for Hurricane Relief fundraiser!

Trunk or Treat Opportunity

Hillcrest Families Invited to Trunk or Treat

A parent group is organizing a Trunk or Treat event on the Hillcrest playground on Wednesday, October 25th from 4:00-5:30 PM. All Hillcrest students and families are welcome to wear their costumes and join the fun on the blacktop to the north side of the school building! Parking is available in the lot (be careful of wet or muddy spots) and volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please contact Dawn Pelej via email at dpelej@aereeg.com for more details.

Christmas Clearing Council

Christmas toys and/or clothing for children

The Christmas Clearing Council is now accepting applications for families in need! This program is available for families in Waukesha County with children ages 0-18 who qualify for the reduced lunch program. Please stop in the office to pick up an application or contact the School Psychologist, Sarah Brilliant, at 970-1544. The deadline to apply is November 22nd.

Show Waukesha Police that you Appreciate Them!

The Waukesha Citizens' Police Academy Association (WCPAA - click here for their facebook page) will be hosting appreciation luncheons for our officers in late October, and they are asking to you to help us decorate & celebrate with displays of heartfelt thanks! Please help us tell these public servants how much we appreciate the work they do to keep our neighborhoods & city safe!

The WCPAA is looking to have students make cards, posters, "books", centerpieces or other any other artwork thanking the officers for their hard work and dedication in serving our community!

Waukesha County's Take Back Medication Day


SATURDAY, OCT 28, 2017


It's time to clean out the cabinets, collect the bottles and get rid of extramedication. By using the drop boxes and participating in Take Back Days, you help prevent pill abuse and save the environment.

*Sponsored by Waukesha County Drug Free Communities Coalition

HERE is the flyer with additional information.

Hillcrest Elementary School

Hillcrest takes pride in our history, inclusive community and collective sense of wonder!