Hillcrest Family Newsletter

Updates for Hillcrest Families - Friday, September 15th

Listening Conferences

Thank you for participating in listening conferences. The information you shared with your child's teacher is essential for us to set up your child for success this year. Thank you for your time and insight! If you were not able to join us, be sure to reach out to your child's teacher to set up a time to connect.

School District of Waukesha Elementary (K-5) Curriculum

Have you ever wondered how teachers make decisions around what is taught in your child's classroom? This district has developed resources to support parents in understanding your child's learning experience and what is expected in each grade. Take some time to explore these two sites and the links that are embedded in each of them.

SDW Elementary Curriculum: Parent Roadmaps to show what is taught at each grade level.

SDW Elementary Continuums: A snapshot of what is taught across multiple grade levels. The video linked below shows how to understand your child's continuum.


4K Curriculum Night

All SDW 4K students and 4K families are invited to 4K Curriculum Night.

Thursday, September 28th, 6:00-7:00 PM at Prairie Elementary School

*Learn about our writing, literacy, math and social-emotional curriculum in 4 break-out learning rotations

*Information on the The Developmental Learning Continuum

*Hands-on learning, at-home tips and resources


PTO Updates

Hillcrest Culver's Night

Tues Sept 19th 5pm-8pm

Culver's on Main Street, near Woodmans

Come on out & eat dinner with Hillcrest families & earn money for our school. Culver's commits to giving back based on a percentage of our sales. It is a great fundraiser for the school & a great family night out with tasty food. The Flavor of the day is Peanut Butter Cup! Cannot stop to sit inside? Drive thru orders count too, anything between 5-8pm.

1st PTO meeting of the school year!

ALL are welcome, Sept 20th 6:15pm In the library/media center

Come join us and see what is planned for this school year.

Parents & Grandparents are all invited! Don't think you can commit to all meetings?

That's okay, we enjoy any participation, come to meeting/s when you can!

We look forward to meeting some new faces this year!

The Scholastic Book Fair is Heading our way!

The fair will be at our school October 4th through October 9th.

Be on the lookout for more information and volunteer opportunities.

Please Note...

We want to make sure all students feel included and have a positive experience throughout their day.

Birthdays are exciting celebrations! Birthday treats are welcome but must be pre-packaged. Please consider food allergies when sending treats. Some families have opted to send a pencil for each student in the class or families have donated a book to the classroom library to honor birthdays. Also, invitations to birthday parties should not be sent to school unless all students in the class are invited. Once the family directory is up and running from the PTO, family addresses will be made available for families who allow that information to be shared.

Supervision begins on the playground at 8:20 each morning. Before that time, there is no supervision available. Please stay with your child until you see the AM supervision outside.

Your help with these items is greatly appreciated!

PTO Sock Hop

Take the family out for a night of fun at the Hillcrest PTO Annual Sock Hop. Come enjoy music, dancing, bounce house, games and concessions. Children will NOT be allowed admittance without adult supervision as this is a family event.

Admittance to Family fun night is FREE! Games, concessions and bounce house will cost tickets. Tickets can be pre-ordered along with your Meal Deal. Pre-ordered Meal Deals and Ticket coupons will be sent home with your youngest student. The PTO does not offer a refund for pre-ordered items. Additional game tickets available during the event.

Game and Concession Tickets will be sold 2 for $1.00.

The MEAL DEAL is only available PRIOR to the dance. Be sure to reserve your meal by September 29th

For $3.50 the meal deal gets you a hot dog,

Bag of chips, cookies, and your choice of drink

For a fun and safe event, we need your help! The following positions are available via this link for all volunteers: Sign Up Genius

Click to open this FLYER that has more information.

Community Connection

Counseling Parent Meeting - Parenting with a Purpose; FLYER

Jr. North Stars Girls Basketball; FLYER

Hillcrest Elementary School

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