Hillcrest Elementary School
HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Additional resources for parents are provided in the attached letter under the grade level topics if you are looking to further these conversations at home.
ATTENTION WALKERS- AM ARRIVAL
As a reminder, adult supervision does not begin at Hillcrest until 8:50AM. To that point, we are requesting that walkers arrive closer to 9AM. This will allow walkers to enter the building upon arrival, rather than waiting outside the school when arriving before 8:50AM.
ATTENTION CARRIDERS-AM ARRIVAL
As a reminder, supervision does not begin until 8:50AM. To that point we are requesting that all students remain in their cars until you see the adult on duty exit the building at 8:50AM.
Please do not drop off students in front of the building when there is no adult supervision present. This is a major safety issue because there is a continuous movement of vehicles in front the building during this time. Even a few minutes early can be detrimental during this busy time.
AGTS visited grades 1, 2 & 3 this week!
Hillcrest Is ROARING about “PAWS”ITIVE BEHAVIOR
We were so excited to see so many ROAR TICKET WINNERS come to the main office to Sign the Celebrity Book and Join the Principal's 100 Club. Each student selected a numbered paw and found their place on the P100 Board for a chance to win the Mystery Motivator.
The following children earned ROAR tickets for their exemplary work related to following our ROAR Rules. Congratulations!
🐾Jacob Kogan 🐾Abby Rabovetsky 🐾Paige Colella 🐾Laila Shea 🐾Allegra Pizzini
🐾Leela Fontanilla 🐾Jonibek Khojmamatov 🐾Jacob Kogan 🐾Daniel Meyerzon
🐾Luke Chantry 🐾Roman Kusznir 🐾Bennett Pizzini 🐾Leo Ecker 🐾Lucy Bromley
🐾Hailey Eschliman 🐾Brayden Griffin
KEY MOMENTS DERSERVE KUDOS!
This year Dr. Sanko has introduced the concept of KEYS in CRSD. He noted that these keys are critical in the success of our school district and no matter the role, everyone plays a KEY ROLE! To that point, I will be catching KEY WORTHY moments throughout the school year with students and staff. There will be a new addition to our weekly newsletters that will acknowledge someone and their KEY MOMENT that made a difference at HILLCREST!
Congratulations to Mrs. Jainnini. Mrs. Jainnini was "KEY" in operating our school office over the last 3 weeks while we were transitioning our new secretary. In collaboration with Mrs. Kunzig, she went above and beyond to ensure that everything was in full operation in the office.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Monday, February 6th - Second Marking Period Report Cards Available on Home Access Center (HAC)
Friday, February 10th- Eagles student PEP RALLY---Wear your Eagles Gear or Green!
Tuesday, February 14th - Valentine's Day Parties
Friday, February 17th - No School (Professional Development Day for Teachers)
Monday, February 20th - No School (President's Day)
Fri. Feb 10th---WEAR YOUR EAGLES GEAR OR GREEN FOR OUR PEP RALLY!
Valentine's Day Classroom Parties- Tuesday 2/14
Valentine’s Day parties will be held in the classrooms on the afternoon of Tuesday February 14th unless otherwise indicated by your classroom teacher.
Please contact your Homeroom teacher or HR Parents, directly, with questions. The office staff would not be able to answer specific questions that you may have regarding your child’s party.
*All edible valentines distributed at the party, from other classmates, will be sent home for parents to sort through with their child.*
SPIRIT WEEK- MON.2/13- THURS. 2/16
For your planning, below are the dates that we will administer the PSSA’s for the 22-23 school year. As attendance is state mandated for these assessments, family trips will not be approved during these testing windows. Please plan accordingly.
Assessment Dates /Grade(s)
English Language Arts-April 24-28, 2023 Grades 3-6
Mathematics- May 1- 5, 2023 Grades 3-6
Science - May 1- 5, 2022 Grade 4
Important Notice-If you have decided to opt your child out of this assessment; please hold-off on sending any opt-out letters to me now. There will be more information regarding the specifics of this assessment including the criteria for opting-out closer to the testing window.
We are now accepting 2023-2024 Registrations
Online Registration: The Council Rock School District utilizes a secure online portal for a parent(s) to enroll their child(ren). Please ensure you have all required documents ready before starting the enrollment process below. The application functions best in the Chrome browser on a desktop or laptop. Please be aware that June 1st is the deadline to guarantee placement in home school.
Your child is NOT registered until all documents have been received, reviewed by central registration, and the final registration document has been signed by the parent.
CRSD CELL PHONE/SMART WATCH POLICY
During the holidays, students may have received SMART WATCHES or other electronic devices as presents. While these devices are awesome; please keep in mind that all Electronic Devices are against our District Policy. Even if text/phone usage is disabled on these devices, many still have the capability of taking photos & accessing the internet, etc. As a result, they are not permitted to be worn during the school day. All electronic devices should be turned off and remain in backpacks if they are brought to school.
Excerpt from CRSD/HCE Parent Handbook
The use of cell phones by students is prohibited during the school day or on the school bus (Section 1317.1 PA School Code). Students, who possess cell phones, must secure them in their backpacks/schoolbags throughout the school day, turned off, not silent or vibrate. This eliminates unnecessary interruptions to instruction.
Students may not use cell phones during lunch, recess or breaks. Cell phones are to remain off during the school day, including the school bus. In the event a student uses a cell phone (calling, texting, photographing or otherwise) or the phone rings, during the school day, the student will be asked to turn the cell phone off before releasing to staff. Following, the cell phone should be picked up by a parent/guardian/designated adult at their earliest convenience, in the main office during school hours. The Council Rock School District assumes no responsibility for cell phones or other electronic devices that are lost,
stolen or broken.
All questions regarding student lunch accounts should be sent to the Chartwells staff at www.HCECafeteria@CRSD.org. Click on the below link to preview the monthly menu and nutritional information.
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 email@example.com if you have questions regarding this process.
2022 Science Fair Registration
1st Friday=HCE Spirit Days
HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students 1st Always!
WHERE EVERYONE FEELS SAFE, VALUED & HEARD.