Hillcrest Elementary School

June 11, 2021- Summer Edition

Dear HCE Families,

I hope that everyone is doing well with an excitement about summer vacation. I don't think that it's a stretch to write that this was a very challenging school year. But I'd rather not focus on the obstacles that were faced. Instead, my hope is that children recall this school year positively with memories of their friends and being part of so many fun activities.

The children and adults will no doubt remember the parts of the year related to pandemic issues. But it's also important to remember that there were so many successes. The children worked so hard and demonstrated both growth and achievement in countless areas. Working with your children has been so rewarding and so enjoyable, and the staff and I realize that we were able to keep the children safe and learning because of the support from families. We’re all grateful for the trust and support that you’ve provided us during this school year.

Personally, I would like to thank each of you for your support and kindness throughout the last six months. I have enjoyed getting to know so many new kids and parents since I started in my new role in January. I have been at Hillcrest since 2002, and I have loved every day that I have been here. As I make my way across the District to Welch Elementary, Hillcrest will forever remain in my heart. I wish you a fun and relaxing summer with your family.

Stay well,


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Have you heard the news? In early April, the Council Rock School District's School Board APPROVED the RENOVATION PROJECT for Hillcrest Elementary School. Hillcrest will be relocated to Richboro Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year while construction is under way...same kids, same staff....just a new home while ours gets a renovation. We can't wait to see you at Richboro Middle School in Fall!

ROARing about our "PAW"some kids!

We are excited to celebrate the amazing efforts of our students who exemplify what our ROAR Rules encourage: Respect for All, Obey Safety Rules, Act Responsibly and Ready to Learn. Please help us congratulate the following students who have been honored these past two weeks. They have all earned a place on our Hillcrest Wheel. We would like to give a special thanks to our PTO who has helped support our rewards!

⭐Quinn Groves ⭐ Elijah Rojewski ⭐ Brayden Matthews ⭐Eliana Lynch ⭐Jamison Jardel ⭐Eric Los⭐Joe Druding⭐ Michael Elko⭐ Julia Carroll⭐Maya Levitskiy ⭐

⭐Ryan Johns⭐Pavlo Simdianov ⭐Leah Naroditskiy ⭐Owen Marcik⭐

⭐ Jake Esposito ⭐ Will Clark ⭐ Robert Mannherz⭐

Chromebook Collection for Virtual Students

We will be collecting Chromebooks and other school items from our virtual-only students in the front lobby TODAY, Friday, June 11 from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Please contact Mr. Vacca directly if this time presents a conflict in your schedule.

Summer Reading Starts NOW !!

This fun summer program provides an opportunity for elementary students across the district to keep their reading skills strong over the summer and receive a reward for their work. Five local businesses across the district have partnered with Council Rock to provide rewards for student reading. The local businesses participating this year are:

Rita’s in Village Shires Shopping Center, Holland

O-Wow-Cow in Carousel Village at Indian Walk, Wrightstown

Nothing Bundt Cakes in Village at Newtown Shopping Center, Newtown

Dairy Queen on Second Street Pike, Richboro

Wendy’s in Village at Newtown Shopping Center, Newtown

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Hillcrest Elementary School

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