Hillcrest Family Newsletter

September 13th, 2019

Care for Our Community

As many of you are aware, members of our Hillcrest community were impacted by fire last night. A suspected lightning strike struck one of the buildings in the Hillcrest Park Apartments and one building has had significant damage, preventing some residents from returning to their homes. We have many families who live in the larger complex. If we learn of any way we can help the families affected in Hillcrest Park we will certainly share that information with all of you. Our Hillcrest community is always ready to help out and support whenever support is needed.

Change of the End of Day Plans

If you need to make changes to the end of day plans for your child, please call the office before 2:30PM. Teachers are working with students all afternoon and usually do not check their email until students have left for the day. If you call the office at 970-1800, Tanya or Jodi will relay the information to your child and the classroom teacher.

Picture Retake Day

If you missed the picture day this summer or you would like to have a retake of the pictures taken this summer, retake day is Wednesday, October 16th.

We are in need of a couple of parent volunteers to help with retakes, please contact me if you are able to help out. Hours for volunteering are 8:45 to about 10:15.

To order your school portraits online:

The online order cart is open for the absentee day:


Hillcrest Absentee Day 2019-2020

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iPad Expectations

As iPads are heading home and students are spending time on their district issued device, we would like to share our Tech Matrix with everyone. Teachers review these expectations with students each year and we ask parents for their support in helping students understand the expectations. All 3rd through 5th grade students have been issued an iPad for school use that is taken home. Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students have access to a device for use at school only.

4th and 5th Grade Choir

Mrs. Runingen would like to invite students from fourth and fifth grades to be a part of the Hillcrest Elementary School Choir for the 2019-20 school year. Choir is open to students from these grades who are willing to make a commitment to attend rehearsals on Tuesdays before school from 7:45 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. Our first rehearsal of the school year will be on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, beginning at 7:45 a.m. More information and the registration form can be found HERE.

Run, Play, Run is Ready to Roll!


Then join us for some challenging athletic activities and some fun games.

The Run Play Run Program will focus on a combination of challenging athletic activities

targeted for students as well as some fun activities. Our goal is to continue to

encourage a love of being active. There will be games, activities that challenge each student,

develop good sportsmanship and build self confidence.

Please see the attached flyers for additional information and to sign up:

K-3 Flyer, K-3 Waiver, 4-5 Flyer, 4-5 Waiver

4th and 5th Grade FIRST Robotics Team

We are looking for interested 4th and 5th grade students to make up this year's FIRST Lego Robotics Team. This team will meet once a week and complete in a regional tournament. There will be additional details shared in 4th and 5th grade homerooms, if your child is interested, please return the interest form to school.

We also need additional parents to support this program. The team will meet on Wednesdays after school in Hillcrest's library. We have one mentor who has already committed but having another two adults would be idea. Please reach out to Faith Lincicum, flincicu@waukesha.k12.wi.us, if you are able to help out!

4K Curriculum Night

All 4K students and families are invited to join other 4K families from accross the district for a 4K Curriculum Night at Prairie Elementary on Thursday, September 26th from 6:00-7:00 PM. More details can be found in THIS FLYER.

Annual Asbestos Notification

Please see the attached flyer in regards to our required yearly asbestos notification.



Hillcrest Elementary School

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners

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

School Hours

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!