Hillcrest Elementary School

November 23, 2021-Thanksgiving Edition

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WISHING YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

THROW KINDNESS AROUND LIKE CONFETTI

Today was a wonderful morning, our Student Council members filled the halls with Kindness by cheering on the students as they were dropped off by their parents or buses. They held motivational signs and waved their pom poms in hopes to spread kindness and motivation for our last day before Thanksgiving break.

We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Healthy Thanksgiving break!

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Wednesday, November 24th - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS/Morning Conferences


Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED

Report Cards

Report Cards will be ready to view on TOMORROW, November 24th after 4 PM in the Home Access Center. As a reminder report cards are distributed to students in grades three through six only. This is only for the 1st Marking Period. Obviously this release date comes after most of your conferences. While much of the report card will not be a surprise based off your conferences; should you see anything of concern or you need clarification, please reach out to your child's teacher for a follow up conversation.

Food Drive Update

As you know we extended the Food Drive until Monday morning. Our goal was to collect 1,000 items...But in true Hillcrest fashion you went above and beyond that goal. Our district team collected the items and were amazed by the generous donation! Thank you!

A huge Thank You to our Student Council for facilitating this worthwhile cause.

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CHANGE IN DISMISSAL

As you may have experienced this school year, there are times when a bus is cancelled. In these instances, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need to know your new dismissal plan (parent pick-up, neighbor pick-up, grandparent pick-up, etc.). Please email your child's homeroom teacher or call the main office to communicate the dismissal plan. I'm sure you will appreciate this safety measure. We cannot take the word of a child in this situation or assume that the parent received the message in time or works locally to be the pick-up person. This communication will also alleviate the anxiety of our students and staff in knowing exactly how students will get home at dismissal.


We understand the hardship that the bussing situation has caused for families. Transportation is working daily on rectifying these issues. Unfortunately, much of this is out of our control due to the nationwide bus driver shortage. However, your help in communicating these new plans is critical to a safe dismissal.


This message is not intended for daily car-riders; unless there is a change in dismissal. In that instance, always communicate a change with the classroom teacher or the main office.

PLACARDS

PLEASE KEEP YOUR PLACARDS IN THE WINDOW OF YOUR CARS UNTIL YOU EXIT. ALTHOUGH STAFF WALKS AROUND THE PARKING LOT TO CHECK YOU IN; THOSE STAFF ASSISTING KIDDOS INTO THE CARS NEED TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE DIRECTING STUDENTS TO THE CORRECT VEHICLES.

Dr. Sandberg

Last night, the School Board approved our school counselor, Dr. Sandberg’s leave of absence. This leave will not occur until January 28th, 2022. Between now and then, Dr. Sandberg will set up transition plans for any students she is working with, continue to teach whole class social and emotional learning, and will participate in mentoring the counselor who will be filling in for the second quarter. She looks forward to returning to Hillcrest in August of 2022!

LUNCH INFORMATION

All Council Rock students in grades 1-8 are eligible to receive a free lunch if they so desire. A student receiving a free meal must choose at least 3 items for the lunch to be considered complete as per the Department of Child Nutrition regulations, one of which must be at least a half-cup serving of a fruit or vegetable. Anything less than this will be considered an a la carte purchase and must be paid for by the student.


Snack prices depend on the items. Snacks are now available for purchase during lunch.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL TRIPS

Attached is the form to be completed for Family Educational Trips. Handwritten letters are accepted, however this form is preferred. Please be sure to submit the form/letter at least ten (10) days prior to your trip, for approval. Please contact Debbie Kunzig, attendance clerk, at dkunzig@crsd.org if you have questions regarding this process.
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FAB-ULOUS OPPORTUNITY

STEAM Activities

With STEAM education interest and demand continuing to grow, the Bucks IU is excited to announce they will be opening a Fab Lab Center in December 2021 in Warminster, PA! The Fab Lab Center will be the hub for STEAM education in Bucks County, offering educators, students, and industry stakeholders a place to come together to engage in STEAM learning.


STEAM Saturday

• Coding and Robotics - December 11, 2021


After School Fab Lab Clubs (each club meets 1 day/week for six weeks)

• Coding and Robotics - Beginning Tuesday, January 11, 2022

• Engineering and Design - Beginning Wednesday, January 12, 2022

• Making with Digital Fabrication - Beginning Thursday, January 13, 2022


Go to www.BucksIU.org/FabLab/Events, for details and registration.

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CHAMPIONS

Hillcrest Elementary School has the Champions Program available for before and after school enrollment:

Drop off: 7:00 am - 8:50 am- will bring to classroom

Pick up: 3:40- 6:00 pm- pick up your Champion at side entrance back door

Please consider enrolling your K-6 student to our enrichment academic support program!


The Champions Staff at Hillcrest Elementary School

Site Phone: (267)-755-8974

Email: CH005017@discoverchampions.com

HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

SUCCESS FOR EVERY STUDENT, EVERY DAY!


WHERE EVERYONE FEELS SAFE, VALUED & HEARD.