Hillcrest Family Newsletter

February 5th, 2021

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Additional Picture Retake Day - In Studio

If the second chance at getting a good school picture didn't work out so well, Mortenson is offering another opportunity to get pictures taken. This is available for all of our face to face and virtual students. On Feb 17th from 4pm-5pm at Mortenson's studio in downtown Waukesha any Hillcrest student can sign up for an individual time slot: https://mortensenphotocart.com/event-photography-services/hillcrest-day-at-mortensen-studio-feb-2021/

Family Math Supports

The School District of Waukesha is committed to working to improve math instruction for students. We strive to create future mathematicians who are creative problem solvers, persevere in new situations, and collaborate with peers.


To help with this, the district's math instructional team has created a Family Math Help Site to support families and give them a glimpse into their child's mathematics experience in the SDW. The site provides resources such as:


    • Basic Fact Strategies

    • Computational Fluency Strategies

    • Vocabulary Words

    • iPad Friendly Sites

    • Family Letters for each Unit

    • Learning Math Facts at Home

    • The SDW Math Continuum

    • A detailed description of The Math Workshop

    • 7 ways you can help your child at home


If you have any questions regarding the site please contact our Math Instructional Coach, Chris Polowy, at cpolowy@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

Counseling Corner

How can we support our children as they explore the diversity within our communities? See the following newsletter from your school counselor for ideas to support this valuable social emotional skill.

February Newsletter- Appreciating Differences

February SPANISH- Appreciating differences

PTO Corner

Scrip Order (raffle tickets for ordering)

Purchase gift cards at face value and Scrip gives a percentage back to our school! Order due, 2/11. Flyers coming home Monday and are available by clicking HERE! A new way to pay has been added, use Venmo: @Hillcresthuskiepto



February Scrip order is another way to earn free raffle tickets for the grade level baskets:



Spend $ Get raffle tickets

$0 -$100 = 2 FREE Tickets

$101-$200 = 4 FREE Tickets

$201-$300 = 6 FREE Tickets

$301-$400 = 8 FREE Tickets

$401-$500 = 10 FREE Tickets

PTO Sky Zone Family Fun Night

What: Sky Zone Family Night

When: February 25th from 4-8pm



Details: Guests must mention your group name before purchasing their ticket in order to be counted towards your group’s event attendee number. Guests must wear a mask.


Question: hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com

WOG Thank You Card Competition

The theme of our fundraiser is Week of Gratitude, our focus is on finding ways to express our gratitude. One way this will happen is by providing Thank You cards for students and staff; as well as to our sponsors/donors.


We are looking for student's to design our Thank You cards, all ages welcome; must be individually created by a student!


Any interested student should submit a drawing (scanned or a photo) to hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com by 2/10 to enter the Thank You Card Design Challenge.


Any student who submits a drawing will receive 1 additional raffle tickets and the top chosen design (vote in the 2/12 newsletter) will receive 10 raffle tickets and two runner ups will receive 5!

WOG Raffle Tickets

Over 20 baskets: grade level baskets, themed toy baskets, staff prizes, ice cream or recess for your class!


All children receive 1 ticket, purchase more for your child's changes to win a raffle.


This year, tickets will be prepared for you and sent to your child's classroom teacher who will assist children on 3/1 and 3/2 in entering the raffle.


Virtual families may sign up for a time the evening of 3/2 to come in or connect virtually with PTO to place tickets in; information in next week's newsletter.


Order forms sent home today and can be found HERE. Due on the 2/25.


All proceeds reinvested in our school!

Family Facebook Page

Click the blue button to be connected to the PTO sponsored family facebook page.

Caring Place Fundraiser at Culver's on Main

Monday, March 22nd.

Time: 5-8:00 p.m.

Inside dining or drive thru.

We partner with Caring Place for volunteer opportunities for our students. Check them out if you want to help out!