Week of November 14, 2022. ISSUE 14

Word of the Week:


Dear Hillcrest Community

As the Thanksgiving Break approaches, we take time to reflect on what we are grateful for: We are grateful for our 420 highly talented, hard working, and enthusiastic students. We are grateful for the Hillcrest teachers and staff who go above and beyond each day for our students to provide high quality instruction and memorable experiences. We are grateful for our Custodial Staff who keep our school facilities running smoothly and upkeep the beauty of our campus. We are grateful for all our parents, families, and community partners who help ensure our signature programs continue to be relevant and engaging. Together through strong partnerships we make Hillcrest the happiest school.
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Join us on Friday Nov. 18th @ 10am

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Come learn about wonderful resources available in Monterey Park

Leader in Me Habit #3: Put First Things First

Settings Goals: How to Achieve Your Dreams | BrainPOP
How a student changed her study habits by setting goals and managing time | Yana Savitsky | TEDxLFHS

Spotlight on Noon Duty Aides

Ms. Shelly Ong, Ms. Maria Daniels, and Ms. Sonia Garcia are our wonderful Noon Duty Aides

Some of their responsibilities are: Playground Supervision, Hallway Supervision, Cafeteria Supervision, and Assist with Student Engagement and School Culture

Fun Facts About the Team:

  • enjoy music
  • cultural crafts
  • love to cook
  • spend time with family
  • live in the community
  • are bilingual
  • are thoughtful, kind, empathetic, and very knowledgeable

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The Very First Thanksgiving | Kids Books Read Aloud
The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern
The Very Stuffed Turkey - Thanksgiving Kids Books Read Aloud

Upcoming Events:

Monday November 14

Support Staff Meeting, 8:30am

Office Staff Meeting, 9:30am

EcoHero Assemblies 1pm & 1:50pm

Tuesday November 15

Husky Ambassadors Mtg @ 12pm

Lighthouse & PBIS Team Meeting, 2:50pm (Room 25)

Wednesday November 16

ILT Meeting, 9am

SST Meetings

ASB Fall Dance, 1:45pm

PBIS Parent Workshop on Zoom @ 5pm

Thursday November 17

IEP Meetings

School Site Council, 3:15pm in Room 21

Friday November 18

ELAC Meeting, 9am in Cafeteria

Coffee with the Principal, 10am in Cafeteria

Fire Drill @ 2pm

Quote of the Week:

"Living in a state of gratitude, is the gateway to grace."

-Arianna Huffington