Hillcrest Family Newsletter

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Next Week - Thanksgiving Break

Just a reminder there is no school on Wednesday, November 22nd, Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. We hope everyone enjoys Thanksgiving with family and friends. This is a great time to rest, relax and reconnect! There will be no newsletter next week.

As a school we have been reflecting on what we are thankful for and linking together 1000 thank-you's to string across our school. So many students have listed their family members as one of their thank-you's. As a staff we are thankful for our supportive families as well. We know there is so much you do to support your children so they are ready for learning everyday. We hope you know how much you are all appreciated.

2nd and 3rd Grade Concert

This is a friendly reminder about our annual second and third grade concert which will be held in the Hillcrest Gym on Wednesday November 29th at 6:30 p.m. All are invited, whether or not you have a student at Hillcrest! The title of our concert is “Fall, Winter and Holiday Songs.” The dress rehearsal will be earlier in the day at 2:45 p.m. Parents or relatives who are not able to attend the evening concert are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal. It is important that all second and third grade students attend the evening concert. You will not want to miss it! Please have your students dress up for our concert - dresses/skirts/slacks for girls, shirts and dress pants for boys. Students should report to their homerooms at 6:20 on the evening of November 29th. If you bring them earlier than 6:20, they can sit with you in the gym until Mrs. Lincicum directs them to go to their classroom.

Hillcrest Choir to Perform at Tree Lighting

If you are looking to get into the Christmas spirit and see our Hillcrest choir perform live, join us at The Corners of Brookfield in the center pavilion at 6:30 on Wednesday, December 6th.

Holiday Gift Program

The holidays are a great time to say “Thank You” to all of the teachers and staff that make Hillcrest a wonderful school for our children. Have you ever struggled with a good idea for the perfect present, we have a suggestion that you may appreciate. Participation is optional.

For a recap of how it works, please click this link for more information. HERE is the form to complete for staff gift giving.

Popcorn Reading

Exciting announcement...Mr. Kocovsky's Class won the the October popcorn party with the highest percentage of participation! We'd like to remind everyone to KEEP Reading and turn in your November reading calendar on the first of December for next month's popcorn party.

Amazon Smile for Holiday Shopping

Will you be shopping Amazon this holiday season? Or anytime???? Did you know we can earn money for our school easily when you use amazon smile...see attached flyer.....Happy Shopping!

Copies of THIS flyer will be sent home with your child just in time for Black Friday shopping.

Italian Night Basket Auction Shopping

Starting your holiday shopping? Looking at all the great deals in stores right now? It's not too early to start thinking about Hillcrest's biggest fundraiser, Italian Night! While you're out and about, why not pick up a few items for the Classroom Baskets we raffle? You can find a flyer with more information here! As always, thank you for your support. Please see the for more information.

Donation from Orthopeadic Association

We would like to report some really great news. We have been running a bit low on playground balls. One of our parents was able to reach out and we received a $100 donation. THANK YOU to Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin! Their generosity will help our children get more equipment they need to enjoy their time at recess. Please see the attached information for additional details.

Family Input Needed - After School Activities

The Site Council is looking at growing our after school program offerings and we need your input! This should take just a minute or two...or less! Please complete the survey linked here, even if your child currently does not participate in after school activities. Responses would be appreciated by December 1st.

Want to learn more about FLIGHT Academy as an option for Middle School?

Parent Information Night

Thursday, December 7th at 6:30pm

in the Horning Middle School Auditorium

Families of 5th-7th graders, come and learn about an exciting personalized learning opportunity for your child in middle school! Receive information about application procedures and deadlines. Please see the attached FLYER for additional details.

Community Connection

Waukesha West Basketball Cheer Clinic: Click HERE for flyer.

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