Hillcrest Family Newsletter

April 19th, 2019

Hillcrest Garden Club

The beautiful garden beds built last summer for our GE Day are going to be put to good us. Check out the details here: Hillcrest Community Garden

Elementary Counselor's April Newsletter

April Parent Newsletter

*What is growth mindset?

*Why is it so valuable for school and life?

*How can positive, growth mindset self-talk help us to take on challenges?

*Read-alouds

*Growth Mindset Phrases

Hillcrest 4th and 5th Grade Choir

Please mark your calendars for our 4th and 5th grade choir concert which will take place on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Hillcrest Gym. The dress rehearsal will be earlier in the day at 9:15 a.m."

Class Lists for 2019-2020

Near the end of the school year, teams will work to build class lists for the next school year. There are many factors taken into account to build these lists and careful consideration is taken to make sure all students are set up for success. While we appreciate parent input in sharing what helps your child be successful in school, we are not able to take parent requests for specific teachers. If you would like to reach out to share any information that you feel is important for us to consider, please send an email or letter to Mrs. Lincicum by May 3rd and she will share that information with the team when class lists are created.

It's important to note, that these lists often do change during the summer as students move in and out of our district. In the event that a change needs to be made, we make adjustments that preserve the integrity of the original class lists developed by the team of teachers who know your child best.

WEF Supports Hillcrest

The Waukesha Education Foundation supports students across the School District of Waukesha. The organization raises thousands of dollars every year to support schools through grants. Last year our teachers submitted two grants that were fully funded by the WEF. These grants provided funds to support our Mobile Maker Spots and our Garden Club (see above). For more information about the WEF or how to support their work, please see the attached newsletter.

Hillcrest Elementary School - Attendance 262-970-1816

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners


We take pride in our history, our inclusive community and our collective sense of wonder!

Concert Videos

Did you miss the 2nd and 3rd grade concerts? Click HERE for a video of the amazing student performance on February 6th.


HERE is the link for the 4th and 5th grade concert from December 11th.


April 11's Kinder and 1st grade concert can be viewed HERE.

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!

Safe Arrival - Available Now!

Hillcrest is now fully up and running with the district's new attendance reporting system, Safe Arrival. Safe Arrival allows you to report an absence or appointment at any time from your phone. Our attendance line is still available for reporting absences but we encourage you to give Safe Arrival a try. We know you will find it to be an easy to use system that is available at times that work for YOU!


1) By far the easiest way to interact with the new system is by downloading the app on your phone and signing up for an account.


2) If you are not an app user and prefer to use your computer signup and login at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/


3) The phone option is still available by calling the attendance line at school. There will be a menu there to transfer your call into the new system. You may however, want to use the direct number 1-866-490-7371. By dialing direct from a phone that is registered with the district, the system should recognize the number you are calling from and be able to quickly identify your children and allow you to confirm their absence.