Week of October 17, 2022. ISSUE 10

Dear Hillcrest Families & Staff,

We have reached mid-October and that means our focus is on School Safety, Evacuation Drills, and teaching students to Say No to Drugs. We are proud to announce that we will be honoring and celebrating more than 25 students who have successfully Reclassified. That means they have acquired proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing the English Language and met grade level standards in the Spring. Thank you to the parents and families who joined us last week for the insightful and informative presentations on School Nutrition, Bullying, and Helping students in Dual Language. And lastly, I would like to Congratulate Ms. Yvonne Ip who has been promoted to Office Assistant.

Celebrating National School Lunch Week

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Habit # 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Here at Hillcrest we teach students to have a plan and to set goals. Our students in Grades 3- 6 all use a Daily Planner. What do you use at home to plan/set goals? Send us a picture of how you and your family plan/set goals together
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The Dream Doesn't Work Unless You Do: Goal Setting | Madeline Wood | TEDxYouth@KCVI
Goal Setting Read Aloud

Spotlight on: Ms. Amber Huynh

Ms. Huynh is our amazing Intervention Teacher. She goes above and beyond in helping our students learn how to recognize letters, identify letter sounds, blend, decode, read, and improve their comprehension. Her specialty is working in small groups. However, Ms. Huynh is a full credentialed teacher who can teach in all K-6 settings.

Some fun facts:

1. She grew up in the Garvey School District and attended Rice Elementary as a child.

2. Attended CSULB for her undergrad and CSULA for graduate studies.

3. First job was at age 16 at Kumon Math and Reading Center.

4. Enjoys walking at the park and going on hikes with her dog.

5. Has a dog that is a German Shepherd/Corgi Mix.

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Upcoming Events:

Monday October 17

ASB Announcements

Tuesday October 18

Staff Meeting: School Safety & Evacuation Drills (3pm in Room 16)

Wednesday October 19

Instructional Leaders Meeting, 9am

Fire Drill, 1pm

Search & Rescue Training for Select Staff, 2-3pm @ Williams

6th Grade Parent Informational Meeting, 1:45PM (Room 21)

6th Grade Parent Informational Meeting, 6:30pm (on Zoom)

Thursday October 20

Announcing 22-23 Student Husky Ambassadors

School Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm (Room 21)

Friday October 21

Reclassification Celebration, 9:30am (Cafeteria)

**By Invitation Only**

PTA Fundraiser Orders/Money Due

Quote of the Week:

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible"

- Tony Robbins