Hillcrest STEAM Academy Newsletter

October 2019

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From the Office...

Hello STEAM Families,

In just two weeks, we are closing out the first quarter of school, and we are full STEAM ahead. As we enter into October, we encourage you to stay involved. Here are a few ways to get involved this month:

1.) Attend Parent Teacher Conferences on October 24, 29 or 30.

2.) Join us as a volunteer. You are welcome to serve as a WatchD.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) volunteer, or just schedule a time to read. Please make sure you communicate with the office and classroom teacher to schedule a time.

3.) Join us at Just One Scoop on October 22 from 4:30pm - 8:30pm. This is sponsored by the PTA and will be a fantastically fun fundraiser.

Finally, take a few moments to review the October Newsletter. As always, let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for sharing your children with us!

-Hillcrest STEAM Academy Staff

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Save the Date - Fall Festival

We are excited to announce the inaugural Hillcrest STEAM Academy Fall Festival. We will have games, snacks, and other fun activities. We will be sending home more information soon!

Join us on November 7 from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching! The dates and times are listed below. You should work with your child's classroom teacher to set a time.

October 24

8:00am - 8:45am

4:45pm - 8:00pm

October 29

8:00am - 8:45am

4:45pm - 8:00pm

October 30

8:00am - 4:00pm

Dismissal Reminders

  • Cars can start to line up in front of Hillcrest STEAM Academy at 3:30pm.

  • In order to pick up your child, please present your placard. The placard serves as a form of identification when picking up your child from the car rider line.

  • School dismisses at 4:10pm each day. Dismissal is typically done by 4:25pm. If you need to sign your child out prior to 4:10pm, please check them out at the office.

  • We will not release students to parents standing out front with their sign until all cars are through the line.

  • Walkers and bike riders will be dismissed after all car riders are dismissed.

Reminders about Southwick Stadium

As our football and soccer seasons get underway at Southwick Stadium, we wanted to be sure you had the best information to assist your family when coming to cheer them to victory!

As always, if you have a child in grades PreK-8 attending games, they cannot be at the stadium without a parent. Thank you for your continued support in following this rule.

General Admission Prices

Adults: $5

BHS 9-12 Student: Free Admission with Student ID

Students K-8 and non-Belton high school students, $3

Senior Citizens (over 55) and PreK: Free Admission

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WatchD.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

If you are interested in joining us as a WatchD.O.G.S. volunteer this year, we are happy to have you. Here is a brief list of just a few things these volunteers do:

  • Read with students
  • Supervise recess
  • Help with lunch
  • Help with dismissal
  • Help in the library
  • Work in the garden
  • ... and so much more!

If you would like to join us for an hour - GREAT! If you want to join us for the day, even better! Contact Ms. Beverly in the office to learn more and get signed up. As one of our legendary WatchD.O.G.S. volunteers has said before, "You [the volunteer] will get more out of it than the kids."

Did you know?

Each day, we have video announcements at Hillcrest STEAM Academy! These are hosted by HSA students of all ages. They are posted each morning on the Hillcrest STEAM Academy webpage.


3 - PTA Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

5 - 5th Grade Field Trip

7-11 - Fire Prevention Week

14 - End of 1st Quarter

15 - Chipotle Fundraiser (4-8pm)

17 - Kindergarten Field Trip

21-30 - Book Fair

24 - Parent Teacher Conferences

29 - Parent Teacher Conferences

30 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

31 - No School - Staff Learning Day

Our Mission

The mission of Hillcrest STEAM Academy, a leader of STEAM innovation, is to ensure that all students flourish as individuals of character and advocates of their for own learning through the school community distinguished by

  • a culture of independence and collaboration

  • a global outlook based on a foundation of character

  • a focus on problem solving and critical thinking

  • real world experiences with integration throughout all subjects.

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