Hillcrest Family Newsletter
March 15th, 2019
Thank You PTO and Families!
Thank you to Kim Smith and Nicole Grisar for chairing the event. There are so many details you both followed up with and the amount of outreach and planning required to pull off an event this size is remarkable. Thank you to Nicole Zeroth for organizing ticket sales, Lori Loeschmann and Heather Ward for all of the festive decorations. The bake sale was organized by Alyssa Ludtke and Angela Paap and thank you, also, to everyone who contributed all of the items for sale! Thank you to Nikki Hoch for organizing and wrapping the class baskets and Rob Grisar for being the emcee for the event. Thank you to Jessica Schilz for all of her work in organizing the delicious meal and auction items. Thank you, Shelly Gebert for organizing the class art projects and thank you to Andy Vossekuil for all the help setting up for the evening and for making us credit card ready. There are SO many more to thank...including Kat Kaiser, Stephanie Damien, Jen Thede and Jen Siefert. Thank you to all of the family members who donated time the night of our event and to the Hillcrest staff members who donated their time time, classrooms and recipes to make the night a success!
March 15th - Report Cards in Infinite Campus
March 19th - Culver's Night
March 20th - PTO Meeting: HERE is the agenda for the meeting
March 25th-29th - Spring Break
April 8th - 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades begin Forward Exam
Hillcrest's Little Hero
Report Cards and Continuum Updates
Also, teachers are sharing continuums with families throughout the next week. Please keep an eye out for an email from your child's teacher. These continuums give you specific feedback on your child's progress in math and reading. If you need some help understanding how the continuums are organized, HERE is a short video for your reference or you can reach out to your child's teacher.
Kindergarten/First Grade Concert Coming Soon!
Reading Incentive Program Update
Ms. Lauer's class won for February with Mrs. berg and Mrs. Schiefelbein’s classes coming in a close 2nd and 3rd!
Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders
On Saturday, April 6th, the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Hillcrest and at elementary schools throughout the School District of Waukesha have a one day singing opportunity at Waukesha West High School. From 12 p.m. to 5:30, students will be rehearsing music together. Parents DO NOT need to stay with their student all day. However, you will want to return at 5:30 p.m. to hear the terrific concert! Please see the flyer displayed around school and attached in this newsletter. The website is rebrand.ly/waukesha-sings for more information and how to register your child for this event. Deadline is TODAY. Students MUST register in order to participate. The event is free our charge. Also, students CAN participate in both the optimist swim meet and the choir event! Please see Mrs. Runingen or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Hillcrest Elementary School - Attendance 262-970-1816
We take pride in our history, our inclusive community and our collective sense of wonder!
Start Time for 4K-5th Grade- 8:40AM - line up bell rings at 8:35AM
End Time for 4K - 11:25AM
End Time for 5K-5th Grade - 3:40PM
End Time for Early Release Days for 5K-5th Grade -1:40PM
Playground supervision begins at 8:20. Please do not drop your child off until our recess supervisors are on the playground.
*Please note - our clocks often run up to 5 minutes early. We consistently reset them but the time continues creep forward!
Safe Arrival - Available Now!
1) By far the easiest way to interact with the new system is by downloading the app on your phone and signing up for an account.
2) If you are not an app user and prefer to use your computer signup and login at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/
3) The phone option is still available by calling the attendance line at school. There will be a menu there to transfer your call into the new system. You may however, want to use the direct number 1-866-490-7371. By dialing direct from a phone that is registered with the district, the system should recognize the number you are calling from and be able to quickly identify your children and allow you to confirm their absence.