Hillcrest Family Newsletter

March 6th, 2020

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

A huge shout out to EVERYONE who has dedicated their lives to making Italian Night an amazing event for our community!

Thank you to the organizing team led by Kim Smith and Nicole Grisar. Thank you to Nicole Zeroth for putting together all of the ticket orders and Chris Adent for organizing the carnival grames.

Thank you to Angela Paap and Alyssa Ludtke for organizing the bake sale and Heather Ward and Lori Loeschman for transforming our school into an Italian Villa.

Thank you to Liz Rogina, Shelly Gebhert, and Shelby Vossekuil, Kat Kaiser, Stephanie Damien, Jen Siefert, Nikki Hoch, Rob Grisar for their work on the committee. Thank you to Jessica Schilz and Andy Vossekuil for constructing our Jenga sets!

Thank you, also, to each staff member and community members for volunteering your time to prep, serve, bake, decorate, eat, or play a game!

WAUKESHA SINGS! Tomorrow!

WAUKESHA SINGS FAMILIES: "Mrs. Runingen mistakenly wrote April 7th for our Waukesha Sings event on the letter that was sent home. It is actually MARCH 7th. Please make note of this!"


All are invited to an all district elementary school concert on Saturday, March 7th at 5:30 p.m. in the Waukesha South auditorium. Come to hear a group of almost 300 students perform together!

Showcase of Learning - April 8th

Our Showcase of Learning evening, where STUDENTS lead a conference with their parents about the progress for the year, is coming up very quickly after spring break. Please save the date, APRIL 8th. Your child's teacher will be sending out details about the format of this conference and how your child's time will be scheduled. We look forward to this evening with everyone as this is always a celebration of the learning that takes place every day!
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School Counselor Update - March Newsletter

Please see the attached newsletter for updates about your child's counseling lessons:

School Counselor's March Newsletter

Spanish March Newsletter

Forward Testing - April 2020

As a public school in Wisconsin, we administer the Forward to test to all of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students each spring. Our testing window for the 2019-2020 school year is approaching after spring break and we want to make families aware of what this testing entails and our anticipated timelines for completion. Please see the attached documents and let us know if you have any questions.


Hillcrest Forward Testing Schedule

SDW Letter to Families in English

SDW Letter to Families in Spanish

DPI Information Brochure for Families in English

DPI Information Brochure for Families in Spanish

Upcoming Dates

March 17th: PTO Culver's Night 5:00 - 8:00 PM

March 18th: PTO Meeting, 6:15 PM

March 23rd-27th: Spring Break - No School

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!