Hillcrest Family Newsletter

Friday, May 18th

Recap of Our Week

It was great seeing so many families at Culver's this week. The PTO officers for next year were voted in at the meeting on Wednesday. Congratulations to Kim Smith (President), Chris Adent (Vice-President), Nikki Hoch (Secretary) and Alyssa Luedtke (Treasurer) for your willingness to lead the PTO work for another year! Please reach out to these leaders and ask how you can help, too.

Choir Rehearsal and Concert - May 22nd

The Spring Choir Concert will be this Tuesday, May 22nd from at 6:30 PM. If you are not able to join us for the evening concert, you can come to the dress rehearsal that morning at 9:15. Choir members should remember to dress up for the concert and meet in music room at 6:15PM to prepare for the concert.

Teacher End of the Year SCRIP Gifts

It’s hard to believe the end of the school year is only a few weeks away!! The PTO is offering an “End of the Year” gift program to say “Thank You” to our Hillcrest teachers and staff for all their hard work during the past year. We have a wonderful staff at Hillcrest and would like to show them how much we appreciate them. For the holidays, we purchased the teachers/staff gift cards of their choice from our SCRIP program. By doing this again it may save you the struggle of what to do for your child’s teachers/staff as something for an “End of the Year” gift. Participation is optional.

Please see the attached letter for more information. A copy of the staff list for gift giving can be found HERE.

End of Year Dates

Please keep checking the family calendar on our website. There are many opportunities for students and families to celebrate this time of year!

*Choir Concert - Tues, May 22nd @ 6:30PM (or 9:15AM) - All are welcome to attend

*Husky Hustle - Wed, May 23rd @ 2:00PM - Wellness event for students and teachers

*Kindergarten Field Trip to the Zoo - Fri, May 25th - 9:30 am, Kindergartens

*Memorial Day - Mon, May 28th - No School

*Kindergarten Circus - Fri, Jun 1st - @ 1:00PM and 2:30PM - Families of kindergarteners are invited to attend

*5th Grade Discovery World Trip - Mon, Jun 4th - All Day for all 5th Grade classrooms

*3rd Grade Waukesha Walking Field Trip - Mon, Jun 4th - All Day for all 3rd Grade classrooms

*Culver's Night - Tues, June 5th @ 5:00PM

*5th Grade Completion Ceremony - Tues, June 5th from 6:00 - 8:00PM - Families of 5th Graders - tickets required for attending

*Olympic Day - Wed, June 6th - Grade 3-5 in AM, Grade 4K-2 in PM - Students participate in outdoor activities with their homerooms

*Family Picnic - Thur, June 7th - All families are welcome to join us outside, around the building, to eat lunch with your child

*Whole School Ice Cream Treat - Thur, June 7th @ 1:30PM - All students celebrate the end of the year with some ice cream fun

*Hillcrest last day traditions, Sing-a-long, 5th Grade Bell Ringing - Thur, June 7th @ 3:00 PM, all school sing-a-long - All 5th grade students ring the bell as they move on to middle school!

School Day 8:40-3:40

Please remember that the student day begins at 8:40AM and ends at 3:40PM. We have had quite a few tardies in the mornings. The sun is up and we are ready to learn! Please have your child at school and ready to enter the building by the 8:40 bell.

iPad Options for Summer Storage - Grade 2- 5

Should you determine that keeping the iPad in your home during the summer months is not a feasible option for your family, parent/guardian may bring the iPad w/charger to the Technology Department for summer storage. The iPad should have the passcode and Find My iPad deactivated prior to storage, knowledge of Apple ID password and any numerical passcode is needed prior to arrival. Devices will be available for retrieval in the Technology Dept. until August 28th.


Summer storage days at Lindholm Building

Monday, Wednesday 9:45 - 11:45, 1:45 - 4:45

Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 - 11:30, 1:30 - 3:30


If your family will not be returning to a School District of Waukesha school next year, the iPad must be turned in to Lindholm or our Hillcrest office.

Summer Lunch Program - District Wide

The district lunch program is available over the summer to all families in Waukesha. Please see the attached flyer for more information on how to access this resource.

Caring Place Culver's Night - May 22nd

Hillcrest partners with the Caring Place for a community outreach project for our students. The Caring Place is having a Culver's Night on May 22nd. Dining at Culver's on this evening will support The Caring Place in Waukesha.

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