HCR's Rosie Reader

Weekly Newsletter, October 17, 2021

Dear Families

I hope you are all having a relaxing four-day weekend. I love fall in St Louis. Beautiful days, picnics, and lots of hiking and biking fun outside.

Please come to the virtual PSO meeting this Thursday, October 21st at 7 pm. A zoom link will be posted on the PSO page and A to Z connect early this week.

We are looking forward to our Fall and Halloween Community events.

On Tuesday the 26th, third, fourth, and fifth graders will participate in the HCR Traditional Pumpkin Run.

Friday, the 29th join us for our Traditional Fall and Halloween Parade. Please send your kids dressed in their costumes or HCR Red!

Come back at night for Trunk or Treat from 6-8 pm on Friday the 29th!

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Sign Up for the HCR PSO HUB

Our amazing PSO has created a HCR PSO HUB. The great benefit of the HCR PSO HUB is that it will house all materials in one place. It will also have a directory so you can look up contact information for class parties, play dates, and others.

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Details for October 25-29!

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are enjoying this long fall weekend with your family. We have many fun HCR Traditions coming up in the next two weeks.

On Tuesday the 26th the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will participate in the Pumpkin Run.

We will have our annual Fall/Halloween party and parade on Friday the 29th of October. We are currently waiting on the Chesterfield Police to give us the thumbs up, but our tentative plan is:

  • The parade will begin at 9:20 am.
  • It will follow the traditional route heading west on HCR Drive, left on Schoettler Valley, left on Grantley, left on Rockmoor Driver, and then right on HCR Dr to return to school.
  • Parents are invited to stand on the opposite sidewalk and wave and greet students.
  • No candy or objects may be given or thrown to students.
  • Kids will return to school, have a day of fun, and then end the half-day with a 12 - 1 pm Fall/ Halloween Party sponsored by our amazing parent community.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, on October 29, Trunk or Treat - This is an optional community event. Parents will park on HCR Drive and walk through the HCR parking lot visiting Trunks for Treats! This entire event will be outside and spaced out.

Please send candy donations for Trunk or Treat to the HCR Main Office.

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Family Fun Night

Thursday, Oct. 21st 2021 at 5-8pm


Chesterfield Valley

Important Dates


  • 21, PSO Meeting at 7 pm - zoom link coming next week
  • 25-29 Spirit Week/Red Ribbon Week
  • 25-28 Parkway Food Pantry Drive
  • 25 All Read @ 3:20 PM
  • 26 Grades 3, 4, and 5 Pumpkin Run
  • 29 Parade at 9:20 pm
  • 29 Fall/Halloween Parties- Time 12 noon to 1 pm!
  • 29 Half Day - End of 1st Quarter - Dismissal at 1:00 PM
  • 29 Trunk or Treat 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the HCR parking lot

To see events for the year click here.


Please mark your calendars for October 28 after school for an opportunity for the Highcroft Community to come together in support of Ava Strong for a Blood Drive organized by Mercy. There are a few ways you can help.

* Donate Blood (please note you can not donate blood within 2 weeks of the Covid booster shot)

* sign up to volunteer at the event (sign-ups coming)

* Donate snacks for the event

* Show up and support (there will be a Food Truck, Party Animals, Student lemonade stand)

October 28 Time: 3:30-7:00

Baxter Ridge Clubhouse

1807 Baxter Ridge Dr. Chesterfield MO 63017

More Info to come.

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Highcroft’s October Wellness Newsletter

Hello! My name is Mrs. Rudd and I am Highcroft’s Student Wellness Leader. Each month I will send a newsletter to families that will give you information about family exercising, community events, and healthy recipes.

Community Events!

  • We are planning a community walk at Creve Coeur Lake! It will take place Saturday, November 13th. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. and walk around the lake together. More details to come soon!

  • Please RSVP to Mrs. Rudd if you are interested! krudd@parkwayschools.net

Being Healthy as a Family

Fall is a GREAT time to take advantage of the weather and get outside. There are many places in St. Louis that you can go as a family for hiking, biking and walking. A really great trail that I have gone to often with my family is Castlewood State Park.

You can hike up the hills for a great view, or walk next to the river for a less hilly walk. BONUS is there is a playground for the kiddos to use after the hike/walk!

It is located at 1401 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin, MO 63021. Castlewood State Park opens at 7 a.m. and closes a half-hour after sunset.

October’s Healthy Recipe

Pumpkin Banana Muffins

*These are healthy and fun to make as a family! I have made these a handful of times and my kids love them. Click the link above to see the ingredient list and recipe.

Red Ribbon/Spirit Week October 25-29

The week of October 25-29 we will recognize National Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. We want to model for our children a commitment to drug prevention, education, and a personal commitment to live drug-free. Being healthy includes eating right, exercising, and saying no to drugs and alcohol. You are never too young to develop healthy habits. This can be a difficult conversation for young children however, you can choose to have conversations about being healthy and taking care of our hearts and bodies. A student leadership committee has chosen the following spirit days during this week.

Monday, October 25Rock Your Rosie Red! Wear red or Highcroft Spirit Wear to kick off Red Ribbon Week.

Tuesday, October 26 - Go Team & Role Model Day - Wear your favorite sports team or channel your role model.

Wednesday, October 27 - Comfy Cozy Day - Wear your most comfortable clothes. A great day for PJs!

Thursday, October 28Rainbow & Tie Dye Day - Wear tie-dye, rainbow colors or your Ava Strong shirt. (Mercy Blood Drive event is this evening,)

Friday, October 29 - Halloween Parade - Come dressed in your costumes for the Halloween parade.

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