Hillcrest Family Newsletter
October 2nd, 2020
Welcome to October at Hillcrest!
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.
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!
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 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!
Traditional Scrip physical cards will continue throughout the year as well beginning in October.
PTO Meeting Recap & Video
*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)
Click the blue button to be connected to the PTO sponsored family facebook page.
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.