Hillcrest Family Newsletter

December 15, 2017

Winter Ready

Ready or not...winter is here!


We reviewed expectations for our winter wonderland (playground) earlier this week with students and we appreciate your help with reminding students of these guidelines at home.

  • Boots and snowpants are needed to play in the snow. If students aren't wearing boots and snowpants, they will be asked to play on the blacktop so pants and shoes do not get too wet for the afternoon back in classrooms. If any student needs any outside clothing, we are happy to find winter gear that can be used by the student.
  • Students should take care to avoid destroying other student's creations on the playground. Also, help students understand that we have over 300 students using the playground at multiple times throughout the day and there may be changes to creations that are not anticipated.
  • Students are not allowed to pick up and throw snow.

Thank you for your help in reminding students of these expectations.

After School Programs...Take Another Look

After School Programs - Take another look...

We are excited to launch additional offerings for after school programs starting after the new year! Please take a look at the attached flyers (that also went home with a print copy today) that highlight upcoming after school opportunities. If your family participates in YCare, keep in mind that their flexible pricing options allow you to only pay for the nights when your child attends.


January Options:

Mondays: Let's Code It! beginning January 29th. FLYER

Tuesdays: Run, Play, Run K-3rd Grade begins January 30th. FLYER

Wednesdays: Run, Play, Run 4th-5th Grade begins January 31st. FLYER

Thursdays: Young Rembrandts begins January 18th. FLYER


Please click HERE if you participate in YCARE.

PTO Culver's Night - Tuesday, December 19th

he next PTO Culver's Night is Tuesday, December 19th. Join us at the Culver's on Main St near Woodman's between 5:00 and 8:00 PM. The custard flavor for Monday is Chocolate Eclair!

Classroom Winter Fests

Homeroom teachers will be sharing the information about each classroom's Winter Fests. It hard to believe we are down to five days before Winter Break!

We are going to have "Festive Friday" next week to add to the fun. Feel free to wear festive clothing to school to celebrate the season!

Traffic Reminders

Winter weather also brings a little more traffic build up in the morning. We are going to be sending additional reminders after the new year but we are asking families to all please read and review this traffic patterns document. It is important that we all follow these guidelines as it will make our AM drop offs safe for everyone!

Hillcrest Elementary School

We take pride in our history, our inclusive community and our collective sense of wonder!