Hillcrest Family Newsletter

December 20, 2019

Have a Wonderful Break, Everyone!

Thank you so much to all of the students and families who have wished us well this holiday season. Your expressions of gratitude are so appreciated and we all wish the same for you all. May your break be restful and delightful.


Our school is closed from Monday, December 23rd through Wednesday, January 1st. We will see you on the 2nd!

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We had fun at the Polar Express on Thursday!

A Note From Mrs. Runingen: Save these Dates

Save the date: The second and third grade concert is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 p.m. More information is coming in 2020.


We would like to invite any interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to participate in Waukesha Sings Beginning at Noon on Saturday March 7th, participants will be able to combine with singers from across the entire school district for a large group choral experience. This action packed day of rehearsals, singing, and team building will culminate in a concert at 5:30 pm directed by Magdalena Delgado, director of the Chicago Children’s Choir. Registration and more information is available on the website linked below. Please consider participating in this fun filled musical event and please let Mrs.Runingen know if you have any additional questions.


Waukesha Sings

PTO Holiday Staff Program Thank You

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday Staff Gift Card Program! Our community is so very supportive of our staff and we are all so blessed to have such a supportive and engaging staff! Staff received over $5,000 in gift cards which raised over $300 for PTO to help support classrooms!


Thank you to Nicole Zeroth for coordinating this program!

January Dates

First Day After Break - Thursday, January 2nd

No School - Staff Development - Monday, January 20th

No School - Staff Development - Monday January 27th

Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences - Thursday, January 30th

Hillcrest Elementary School

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners


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

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!