The Heron Nest
Hillcrest Family Newsletter | November 2022
Nov. 18 | Student Store @ Lunch Recess
Nov. 22 | Read in Your Pajamas Day
Nov. 23 - 25 | Thanksgiving Break | NO SCHOOL
From the Principal's Desk
I would like to take this space to express my gratitude to an under-recognized member of your child's educational team - YOU! I am so grateful for the support our students, staff, and school receives from Hillcrest families. Hillcrest is made better because of our active, involved, and supportive parents and families.
- Thank you for being actively involved in your child's education.
- Thank you for attending conferences last month.
- Thank you for supporting our book fair and our fall fundraiser.
- Thank you for donating Halloween costumes.
- Thank you for sponsoring classrooms on popcorn day.
- Thank you for supporting our canned food drive this month.
- Thank you for supporting and modeling our school's expected behaviors.
- Thank you for helping with homework and ensuring your child gets a good night's rest.
Finally, I want to give special acknowledgment and gratitude to our family members who have served or are currently serving in the military and wish all our students, staff, and families a relaxing and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving break.
Hillcrest: A Building of Relationships
Holiday Food Drive is Underway!
HILLCREST SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS CLOSE NOV. 15
Looking for the perfect gift for your Hillcrest Heron? The Hillcrest Elementary School PTA Spirit Wear Store checks so many boxes!
- Short-sleeve shirts, long-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, outerwear, stocking stuffers, and more!
- Shop from the comfort of your home!
- Support a local business!
- Purchases support our PTA!
Order before Nov. 15 for holiday delivery! www.ashleysdesign.com/hcepta
Need A Holiday Food Basket?
Mrs. Southwick can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 360.279.5247
Help Us Celebrate Your Military Family
We would be honored to display a hard-copy photo or student drawing of Hillcrest students with their military parents. These will be displayed in our main hallway alongside our Month of the Military Family banner. The "Proud Military Kid" form was sent home with your child, or you may download and print one here. Military family submissions will be accepted throughout November.
We truly appreciate the service and commitment of military members and their families and are especially mindful of the determination and strength of the military child. Thank you for helping us to honor all of you.
WINTER WEATHER AND SCHOOL CLOSURES
We pride ourselves on getting students to and from school safely. When weather, road, or school conditions result in a schedule change, we inform families of one of the following changes. Keep in mind that some areas of the district experience more severe weather and driving conditions than others. School closures and schedule changes are districtwide, even if your neighborhood is not severely impacted. If your residential area has hazardous road conditions, please do not attempt to drive to school and notify your school of your situation. As a reminder, no notifications will be issued if schools operate on a normal schedule.
Visit our Weather Delays and Closures page to learn how you may receive notifications.
PurposeFull People November Focus
Through our PurposeFull People curriculum, students participate in monthly lessons and activities focusing on character traits, including courage, perseverance, honesty, respect, responsibility, empathy, cooperation, creativity, and November's focus on gratitude.
Check out these grade-level gratitude newsletters for more details:
Your Hillcrest Elementary PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Platinum Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 20% more members this year than last year. That means our PTA growth has been truly exceptional! Thank you to everyone who has become a member this year: YOU are why our PTA achieved this award! Please consider joining today if you haven’t yet signed up for a 2022-2023 PTA membership! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Hillcrest Elementary School.