Hillcrest STEAM Academy Newsletter

March 2020

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We hope this newsletter finds you doing well! February was extremely fast because of the short month, inclement weather, and Chief's Celebration. Here is to hoping that March is full of warm weather and outdoor recess. Continue to follow our webpage, Facebook, and Twitter to stay in the loop for everything Hillcrest!

Although Spring Break occurs in March, we still have a FULL calendar of events and happenings. We encourage you to stay involved by joining the PTA (contact hillcrestpta@bsd124.org) or joining as a WatchDOGS volunteer (contact Ms. Beverly in the office at breichert@bsd124.org).

Thank you for supporting HSA!

-HSA Office Staff

Open Selection Update

The open selection request form opened on February 15. The window will remain accessible until midnight on March 16, 2020. You DO NOT need to complete this form for students already attending Hillcrest. However, if you would like to have an additional child enter the selection (any grade PreK-5 this year), or have a sibling who does not currently attend Hillcrest, please complete the form. Clicking the link below will take you to more information about the Hillcrest STEAM Academy, the open selection enrollment process, and give you a link to complete an open selection enrollment form.

If you have a child currently on the wait list, you do not need to fill out the form again. They will remain on the wait list until a position becomes available.


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HSA Picture Day

Thursday, March 12th, 9-11am

Hillcrest STEAM Academy

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Did you know we have a school-based health clinic available to students?

Here is a brief description...

A school-based health clinic works to improve the health of students, increase access to health care and decrease the time lost from school. The clinic provides an optimal setting to foster learning readiness and academic achievement while helping to meet the health care needs of children.

You can locate more information on their website.

PTA Updates

A Note from the PTA...

Hillcrest PTA here!!! We just want to shout out to our STEAM Families! We've had a busy school year and are excited for what SPRING has in store for us!

On March 13th we will kick off spring break with school wide Spring Parties. **Volunteers are still needed, please contact the PTA at hillcrestpta@bsd124.org, if you are available**

May is packed with fun, as we have Teacher Appreciation Week and Field Day. More information on those events to come!

IMPORTANT NOTE- Next meeting is Thursday, March 5th!! Come and join the conversation on helping ALL students at Hillcrest sail above and soar!!

-Hillcrest PTA

PTA Meeting

Thursday, March 5th, 5:30-6:30pm

Hillcrest STEAM Academy

We will meet in the library.

Spring Parties

Friday, March 13th, 9:30am-3:30pm

106 South Hillcrest Road

Belton, MO

The PTA will be hosting spring parties on March 13, 2020 during regularly scheduled special classes. We hope you can join us! Here is a schedule listed below:

3rd Grade - 9:25 - 10:10

4th Grade - 10:15 - 11:00

5th Grade - 11:05 - 11:50

6th Grade - 11:55 - 12:40

Kindergarten - 1:05 - 1:50

1st Grade - 1:55 - 2:40

2nd Grade - 2:45 - 3:30

Important Dates in March


5 - PTA Meeting @ 5:30pm

6 - $1 Hat day/ Pennies for Patients

9 - 1st and 2nd Grade Musical Performance @ HSA @ 5:45pm

10 - End of 3rd Quarter

12 - Spring Pictures

13 - Spring Parties

13 - $1 Hat day/Pennies for Patients

16 - 20 - No School - Spring Break

23 - No School - Staff Professional Development Day

26 - Major Saver Fundraiser Kickoff

31 - McTeacher Night (4-8pm)

Our Mission

The mission of Hillcrest STEAM Academy, a leader of STEAM innovation, is to ensure that all students flourish as individuals of character and advocates of their for own learning through the school community distinguished by

  • a culture of independence and collaboration

  • a global outlook based on a foundation of character

  • a focus on problem solving and critical thinking

  • real world experiences with integration throughout all subjects.