Hillcrest Family Newsletter

April 23rd, 2021

Forward Testing Next Week VIRTUAL Students

Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade virtual students begins next week on Tuesday, and Wednesday. 4th grade also tests on Thursday. Please see the attached document for days and times your child will be testing. Mrs. Perez has reached out to all families to confirm your days and times with you. Thank you for working these times into your family's schedule!

Yearbook Ordering Information

Below is a link to order a 2020-2021 Hillcrest yearbook! Yearbooks are $14.50 each and will include SDW Virtual Students, eAchieve and Face to Face classrooms. Virtual families will need to pick yearbooks up from Hillcrest when they arrive, this is usually the last week of school.


The ordering deadline is Friday, April 30th.


https://mortensen.orderschoolpix.com/43595 (enter password: prepay)


If you are unable to access the direct link, you can manually enter Mortensen.orderschoolpix.com and select the Hillcrest Yearbook Prepay 2020-2021 from the dropdown menu and enter password: prepay

PTO Corner

PTO Staff Appreciation

Staff Appreciation Week is May 3 - 7th. This year we will showing all 50 staff members how much we appreciate their dedication. PTO funds and local business donations are providing daily coffee and pastries, two lunches, flowers, raffle items, snacks and drinks throughout the week.


We are asking that families show appreciation individually by assisting in "Chalk the Walk" from on Sunday, May 2nd. Stop by Hillcrest and draw a picture or write a message on the sidewalk to show your appreciation. This can be done anytime on Sunday after 1:00 PM if you use your own chalk. PTO will have chalk available from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Make sure to remember your mask as you will be on school grounds.


Additionally, PTO will be sending home a Fill a Bucket flyer. We are asking students and families to consider filling each staff members bucket with goodies, snacks, drinks, gift cards or items. The flyers will contain a list of each staff members favorite things! Consider sending in a small item for your teachers, aides and support staff! Watch for the details next week!

PTO Upcoming Events & Update

May 2nd, 1:00 - 3:00 PM: Chalk the Walk for Staff

May 3rd - 7: Staff Appreciation Week

May 5th, 6:15 PM: PTO Budget & Vote Meeting Wednesday (link HERE)

May 7th 4:00 - 7:00 PM: Flower Sale Pick up at Door 6

May 10th, 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM: Restaurant Night Panda Express (show flyer)

May 19th, 6:15 PM: Final Regular PTO Meeting (link HERE)

May 17th - 21st: PTO Book Fair Online

May 20th: Spring Social Event


Additional Details will be sent or emailed home! If you have any question about PTO events please email hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com


A review of the April PTO meeting can be watched here. Topics discussed, in order of agenda items.

5th Grade Completion Update & Assistance Needed

The 5th grade completion team continues to work on details! Next week 5th grade families will be receiving an email with the majority of details around plans. Currently the committee is in need of photos of your 5th graders. Please email 1 photo of your child for the memory book to hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com AND place photos of your child's time at Hillcrest (4K- 5th grade) in THIS FOLDER for a slideshow. To place items in the folder, drag them from your desk top after you open the link.


In order to complete the slideshow video, we are looking for a parent/guardian with the tech skills to create this. Please let us know if you can help; hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com

PTO Executive Board Nominations

It's the time of year again to nominate and vote for next year's PTO board. Please consider nominating yourself or another Hillcrest parent/guardian for a PTO board seat; President, Vice-President, Treasurer or Secretary.


Nominations can be completed using THIS form. Roles and Responsibilities can be found on the first two pages of the PTO bylaws found HERE.


Nominations are due by May 3rd and voting will take place at the May 5th PTO Budget and Voting meeting.

PTO JK Lee Program

We had a record breaking number of students attend the JK Lee Afterschool program. JK Lee generously donated their time and gave back $580 to PTO. We appreciate Mrs. Lee's dedication to our community and willingness to work with the mitigation strategies of the district to provide our students with this opportunity. A special thank you as well to Jennifer Carerros for organizing the program!

Family Facebook Page

Click the blue button to be connected to the PTO sponsored family facebook page.