Hillcrest Newsletter

From the Principal; August 17, 2022

Dear Hillcrest Families,

I hope each and every one of you are enjoying your

summer! We have had beautiful weather lately and I hope

you are getting to spend time with family and friends.

Included in this Newsletter is important information for the upcoming school year. I can't wait to open the doors to students!

Please note that our offices will be closed September 2nd through the 6th. Staff return to welcome Hillcrest's first through fifth grade students on the 7th!

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact me by calling 541-756-8348 or sending an e-mail to sfletcher@nbend.k12.or.us . Thank you, Hillcrest families!

Stacia Fletcher


Important Things to Know

Safe, Respectful, Responsible

At Hillcrest we have three guiding principles - Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. We teach students what this should look like in our classrooms, hallways, restrooms, cafeteria, and playground.

Hillcrest's Themes for the Year

Hillcrest's theme for the year is based on the children's book, The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi. This book helps ALL of us (staff included) to remember that we all have things we haven't learned… yet!

We will focus on these ideas using the word "YET" as a reminder:

Y = You belong here at Hillcrest!

E= Education goals; what are yours for this year?

T= We are better Together!

Just for Kindergarten Families!

Staff return on August 29th to get ready for the school year. Kindergarten teachers will start contacting families the week of the 29th to arrange an orientation to Kindergarten.

Orientation will be scheduled for either September 7th or September 8th. It typically lasts 1 to 1.5 hours, involves groups of families visiting the classroom and school, and provides an opportunity for us to get some quick assessment information with your incoming kindergartener.

Kindergarten’s first day of school is Friday, September 9th and all students will be dismissed at 12:45pm.

September Dates to Note

  • Wednesday, September 7; first day of school for grades 1-5; Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday, September 8; Kindergarten Orientation
  • Friday, September 9th; First day of school for Kindergarteners; Early dismissal at 12:45pm
  • Tuesday, September 13th; Hillcrest PTA Meeting at 6:30pm at Hillcrest
  • Thursday, September 15th; Fire drill - weather permitting
  • Monday, September 26th; Vision Screening at Hillcrest for all students