Hillcrest Family Newsletter

September 27th, 2019

Lots of Fun Today!

Thank you to the PTO for the refreshing popsicles to round out the fun of Community Day today! Thank you to teachers and all of our learners for planning and engaging in activities together. What a great day to be a Hillcrest Husky!
Community Day 2019

Picture Retake Day

If you missed the picture day this summer or you would like to have a retake of the pictures taken this summer, retake day is Wednesday, October 16th.

The online order cart is open for the absentee day:


Hillcrest Absentee Day 2019-2020

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Want to come over and play?

We are looking for volunteers who want to come and support our lunch recess with K-5 students. If you have any open days of the week from 11:45AM-12:25PM, we would LOVE to have you join us on the playground. While you're having fun, you get to wear a super stylish orange vest and show your kids how cool you are with a basketball! In all seriousness, our goal is to have as many students engaged in play, moving and having fun, as possible. Having parents and grandparents volunteer to help with a game always gets more students excited to try it out. If you are interested, please sign up through this Sign Up Genius form. We are looking especially for Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. PS - If the orange vest is a deal-breaker...you don't have to wear it.

PTO: Engage, Support & Assist

Did you know PTO does ZERO selling fundraisers (wrapping paper, cookies, magazines, etc.). Yet we still provide generous finical support to our amazing school?! Instead of selling items, all families are asked to participate in a no sell fundraiser.

All you need to do is read the linked form and send in a donation and you won't be asked to sell things! The best part is 100% of the donations go directly into our school the year they are donated!

Read how this works and what the goals are for this year by clicking HERE!

Pictured below are examples of items purchased through this fundraiser!!!

October Dates

Fall Family Conferences: October 24th and 29th

Early Release: October 30th - dismissal is at 1:40PM

No School - PD Day for Teachers: October 31st

No School/No Service Day: November 1st

Hillcrest Elementary School

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners

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

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!