Hillcrest Family Newsletter

May 24th, 2019

Have a WONDERFUL holiday weekend!

Thank you to Coach Atoi for another couple days of Playworks support. All classes learned a new game during a bonus Recess 101 session. Also, our Junior Coaches flexed their leadership skills and problem solved together around common issues that arise during game play. It's so fun seeing everyone playing together on our playground!

See you on Tuesday - no school Monday, May 27.

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Reading Program Update for May

This month the winning class was Mrs. Berg's first graders! They won a free kids meal at Panda Express! The Pizza Hut coupons were only offered through March so this month the students who turned in their reading calendars are receiving a free slice of pizza or a salad at Kwik Trip.


This years overall winning class race was very tight...the top three classes were in third place, Mrs. Schiefelbeins kinders, second place was Ms. Lauer's second graders and the winning class was for the year was Mrs. Berg's first graders!!! A special treat will be coming your way before the end of the school year!

Message from Mrs. Runingen for the 4th and 5th Grade Choir

Thank you to all the 4th and 5th grade choir members for a great choir concert and a fantastic year of singing! A big thanks to all the choir parents for supporting their students by getting them to rehearsals and performances, and for those who were able to chaperone. Our choir rehearsals are officially done for the school year. Best wishes to the fifth graders as they go off to middle school. To the fourth graders, I will see you all in the fall. Keep on singing!

Library News

All library books are due on Friday, May 24th. Books not returned by Tuesday, May 28th will need to be considered lost and replacement fees will be charged to student Infinite Campus accounts. Thanks for your help.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is still overflowing! If you are missing a sweatshirt/hoodie, chances are, it's in our lost and found. Have your child stop by to look at the tables outside the gym. We will be sorting and donating all usable items after Friday, May 31st.

Important Dates

May 27th - No School - Memorial Day

June 5th - 5th Grade Completion Ceremony @ 6:30PM

June 6th - Day of Awesomeness - Reward incentive earned from April's fundraiser; all students will participate

June 10th - All School Picnic - 11:30-12:30PM - All families are welcome to join us for lunch in the yard; please let your child's teacher know if you will be attending.

June 10th - Whole School Ice Cream Treat @ 1:30PM; our PTO treats all students to an ice cream treat; alternatives to ice cream will be provided for dietary needs

June 10th - Sing-A-Long and 5th Grade Bell Ringing - @ 3:00PM - always a tear jerker!

June 18th - Culver’s Night 5-8PM - Missing your school family already? Join us for some custard!

Youth Football and Cheerleading Opportunity

Students in Waukesha have a new opportunity for youth football and cheer. Check it out! HERE is the FLYER with the additional information.

Hillcrest Elementary School - Attendance 262-970-1816

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners


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

Concert Videos

Did you miss the 2nd and 3rd grade concerts? Click HERE for a video of the amazing student performance on February 6th.


HERE is the link for the 4th and 5th grade concert from December 11th.


April 11's Kinder and 1st grade concert can be viewed HERE.

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!

Safe Arrival - Available Now!

Hillcrest is now fully up and running with the district's new attendance reporting system, Safe Arrival. Safe Arrival allows you to report an absence or appointment at any time from your phone. Our attendance line is still available for reporting absences but we encourage you to give Safe Arrival a try. We know you will find it to be an easy to use system that is available at times that work for YOU!


1) By far the easiest way to interact with the new system is by downloading the app on your phone and signing up for an account.


2) If you are not an app user and prefer to use your computer signup and login at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/


3) The phone option is still available by calling the attendance line at school. There will be a menu there to transfer your call into the new system. You may however, want to use the direct number 1-866-490-7371. By dialing direct from a phone that is registered with the district, the system should recognize the number you are calling from and be able to quickly identify your children and allow you to confirm their absence.