Highcroft Hotline

September 29, 2019

Highcroft's Mission

At Highcroft, we help learners grow in a safe, caring community where ALL are valued and supported to become leaders.

Upcoming Events


  • September 30 - October 4, Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • September 30 - October 4, Arctic Adventure Book Fair


  • 3: Parent-Teacher Conference Night, 4:15 pm - 8:15 pm
  • 3 Arctic Adventure Book Fair - evening hours during conferences
  • 10: 4th Grade Field Trip to Cahokia Mounds
  • 10: All Read, 3:25 pm - 3:45 pm
  • 10: PSO Meeting, 7:00 pm
  • 18: No School, Professional Development
  • 21: No School
  • 21 - 25: Red Ribbon Week
  • 23: Halloween Safety Presentation
  • 23: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 pm, 471 N. Woods Mill Road
  • 24: Pumpkin Run
  • 25: Visit your Elementary School
  • 30: Late Start, School begins at 11:05 am
  • 30: St. Louis Blues Spirit Day, wear blue or Blues spirit wear
  • 31: Halloween Parade, 2:15 pm
  • 31: Halloween Parties, 2:45 pm

Lucas Letter


This past week, I had the pleasure of traveling to our nation's capital along with Mrs. Cornell and Mrs. Gleason to receive our U. S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award. It was an honor to represent our students, staff, and community as we received recognition for our efforts to ensure environmental responsibility. Highlights of our efforts which led to this recognition were the continued work of our EcoBuds group, the 2017–18 school-wide focus on the environment, and our health and wellness programs. You can read more about our U. S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award by clicking here.

We also had the first meeting of our leadership groups on our Late Start Day this past Wednesday. Students meet in their self-selected leadership groups for thirty minutes toward the end of the school day. During these meetings, students plan and carry out acts of service for their school and community. Leadership groups provide our students with opportunities to practice their leadership skills and demonstrate ownership of their community. They give the students voice and choice of how they will make an impact. Click here to read more about the leadership groups students and staff developed.

Conference week begins tomorrow. As you know, we strongly believe in the importance of the home and school connection to ensure the academic and social-emotional growth of our students. Conferences are an essential component to the home/school connection as they provide an opportunity to share progress in a face to face meeting. They are an excellent opportunity to share information and ask clarifying questions. We look forward to seeing all of our families this week as you come to gather more information about your child as a learner.

In partnership,

Cartelia Lucas


Fall Conference Night

Highcroft's Fall Conference Night is October 3rd, from 4:15-8:15 pm. If you have not had an opportunity to sign up for a conference time, please contact your child's teacher to arrange a meeting.

Navigating Parenting Online

If you did not have the opportunity to attend the Navigating Parenting Online presentation on September 12th, the presentation is available for viewing by clicking here. Presenters shared information about cyberbullying, online safety, how excessive online engagement impacts brain development, and conversations to have with children about social media.
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Community Ed Program Opportunities

Parents Guide to YouTube and Snapchat - FREE Speaker Series
October 9 | 7-8 p.m. | Parkway Central Middle
What do kids do on YouTube and Snapchat? What are the benefits and drawbacks of these apps for minors? What can parents do to promote responsible use? Get the answers to these questions and learn how to communicate better with your teen about social media! Learn more and register for free today

Kids Night Out Programs
Bring your creativity and imagination to Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed's upcoming Kids Night Out Programs:

  • Robotics | Oct. 25 | Geggie Elementary
  • Wonderful Winter | Dec. 6 | Barretts Elementary
  • Legos | Dec. 13 | Parkway Central Middle

Parents can enjoy a night out while kids enjoy pizza, fun and making new friends. Learn more and register today.

Daddy Daughter Enchanted Evening
Friday, November 1 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Selvidge Middle School
Join Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed for an enchanted evening for you and the special princess in your life! Bring your daughter for a magical night filled with dancing, crafts and fun! Learn more and register today.

E-Hour Session 2 Starts Soon!
Unleash your imagination and have a great time in E-Hour, Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed's before/after school enrichment program. Learn a new hobby or skill without making a long-term commitment. Learn more and register today.

Last Call for Basketball League
Whether you love to play for fun or are looking to play at a higher level, the Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed basketball league is for you! The league includes a 10-game schedule and practice times. Separate boys and girls divisions are offered in both recreational and advanced levels of play for grades 2-8. Sign up by team or individually. Registration closes October 15. Learn more and register today.

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