Hillcrest Family Newsletter

October 2nd, 2020

Welcome to October at Hillcrest!

September was certainly full of learning and fun for us all. Here at school we are celebrating a strong start with our face to face model and another 70 students who are learning virtually. We have all appreciated the support from our families, all of the hard work from students and all of the innovative thinking from our teachers.

We have so much to look forward to in October. We have conferences...also known as an opportunity to brag about what your child is up to. And, we are planning some fun for the end of the month.

We have rescheduled our Community Day to the end of October to coincide with our Fall Fests. Since we aren't able to have volunteers in the building, we will be weaving some fall fest fun into our Community Day. More details will come soon as we are beginning to work out the details.

That's all the new news for now. I hope you all have a safe and relaxing weekend!

Warm wishes - Faith Lincicum

Message from Our Specialists

Hello Hillcrest Families,

When your child is independently quarantined due to COVID exposure or out of class for the day and able to complete work, your child will be expected to complete lessons for the specialist class they have that week (art/music/gym) and turn work in google classroom . Each of the students at Hillcrest is connected to a Blackboard account through their classroom teacher. Within that Blackboard account, they have a link for Art, Music, or Physical Education. Your child can access the materials, lessons, and activities for the days or weeks that they are out to still be connected to all areas of learning. We have been doing this during face to face instruction and children should be familiar with the process, while grades k5 and 1st grade may need a bit of adult guidance.

Thank you,

Ms. Bye, Ms. Cosson and Mr. Kuhtz

Message from the Counselor - Heidi Edwards

Recently, your child worked with their school counselor on the ACT Now Children's Hospital of Wisconsin bully prevention program. You can find more information and related at-home activities to support your child in the newsletter linked below. Be sure to take a look!

October Newsletter (3-5)

October Newsletter (k-2)

October Spanish

PTO Corner

PTO November 24th The Spring Water Park Interest Survery

Please indicate on this survey, found HERE, if you would be interested in attending a PTO Fundraiser at Spring Water Park at The Ingleside Hotel (formally Country Springs). The cost is $14 per water park participant (swimmers) and/or $5 for entry of those just watching (non swimmers). The date would be Tuesday, November 24th from 4:00 - 9:00 PM.

Capacity is at 50%; therefore passes MUST be purchased ahead of time.

This survey is just to gage interest as we need to make a minimum number guaranteed to book the event. More information to come if there is enough interest.

Scrip: Raise Right App

Scrip is a gift card program that allows families to purchase gift cards at face value while giving a % back to PTO. Just by purchasing gift cards, families are helping raise money for classrooms.

Scrip has a new app that allows for instance eGift Cards. Download the Raise Right App and begin helping support our school; cards are instant so if you are at a store you can purchase a card and checkout; earning Hillcrest money on the spot!

Set up your account now by downloading the app, Raise Right; add your credit card or bank account before your first purchase!

Use the enrollment coed: FD5A9L5F1LL55 to connect to Hillcrest!

If you have more questions, information can be found HERE or email nicolezeroth@gmail.com

Traditional Scrip physical cards will continue throughout the year as well beginning in October.

PTO Meeting Recap & Video

If you are interested in watching the recording of the September PTO Meeting, click the link below.



*Principal's Report (COVID Mitigations & School SAIL Update) Begins at (4:24 begins)

*Events & Activities Review (Decisions Made for next month-cancel Cookout & Fall Book Fair) (30:10 begins)

*Review of Budget (49:00 begins)


Family Facebook Page

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

Upcoming Dates

October 13: PTO Culver's Night, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

October 14: PTO Meeting (Virtual on WebEx): 6:15 - 7:15 PM

October 22: Fall Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 PM

October 27: Fall Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 PM

October 28: Early Release, Pick up at 1:40 PM

October 29: No School

October 30: No School

**All events are dependent on COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings. Events will be canceled or rescheduled if Face to Face events are not allowable.