Hillcrest Elementary

Friday Newsletter

Important Dates

  • October 19 - Teacher Work Day - No School for K - 6
  • October 20 - View Student Report Cards on the Parent Portal after 5:00 pm
  • October 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School for Kindergarten
  • October 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School for K - 6
  • October 23 - No School for K - 6
  • November 1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • November 2 & 3 - Students will Attend School Virtually
  • November 17 & 18th - School Picture Days (A & B)
  • November 23 - 27 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Can my Child go to School today?

It is critical that students stay home if they have a fever or feel ill. When deciding whether to send your student to school or not, please use the chart below for reference. Click on the chart to open it in a new window.

Parent Teacher Conferences Oct 21st & 22nd

Conferences will be held virtually. Please communicate directly with your students' classroom teacher to schedule your conference. Conferences are limited to 15 minutes. If you wish to conference with your child's PE, music, or band teacher, please email them directly.


General Music: Clara Row @ clara.row@boiseschools.org

PE: Julie Schroeder @ julie.schroeder@boiseschools.org; Michele Robinson @ michele.robinson@boiseschools.org

Band: Matt Clay @ matt.clay@boiseschools.org

Orchestra: Vanessa Perala @ vanessa.perala@boiseschools.org

How to View your Child's Report Card

Please reference the image below for instructions on how to view your student's report card. Click on the image to open it in a new window.

COVID-19 Relief / Resources

Download the PDFs below for information on the COVID Help Now line and how to reach a community resource specialist.

Picture Day

Picture Days:


November 17th - A DAY

November 18th - B DAY


Photo ordering packets will be available 1 week prior.

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Hillcrest PTO News

Although this school year is looking much different than in the past, the PTO is still working on ways to earn money for our school and support a positive and FUN learning environment for students, staff and families. Although we are unable to do our fun fall events like Chills and Thrills this year, we still need volunteers to help with various projects throughout the year, such as:


  • Popcorn Thursdays and Fridays - (we will begin this once CDH designates we are out of the RED catetory) -help with popping and bagging.
  • Seasonal decorating/PTO bulletin board decorating
  • Boxtops Coordination
  • General marketing and fundraising


Please contact us at hillcrest.pto.bsd@gmail.com if you would like to be included in our volunteer email list.


Since we have been unable to host our big fundraising events for the past 6 months, it is more important than ever that we find ways to earn money for our school. Below are some EASY ways for you to earn money for Hillcrest while you shop:


Amazon Smile: Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Hillcrest when shoppers go to smile.amazon.com and enter Hillcrest Elementary PTO as their charity. Or, just bookmark the link below to go directly to Hillcrest's Amazon Smile link and start shopping! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-4001033


Boxtops: if you have traditional clipped Boxtops that have not expired, please submit those to your child's teacher by October 25th so we can send them in by the November 2nd deadline. The Boxtops program has gone digital! Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and scan your receipts every time you shop. Any eligible Boxtop items go directly to Hillcrest's earnings. For more information, go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/


Fred Meyer Rewards: If you have a Fred Meyer Rewards card, you can enroll Hillcrest in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program, which donates a percentage of the total amount spent using your rewards card. Just log into your Fred Meyer rewards account, go to Community Rewards, and search for Hillcrest Elementary School, or organization number DU150, and click enroll.


Important dates:

-Thursday October 29th and Friday October 30th (IF we are out of the 'RED') - Popcorn Sale!! 50 cents per bag

-October 25th - Clipped Boxtops due


Thank you for all you do to support Hillcrest students and staff!

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Hillcrest Heroes!

These students have been nominated for going above and beyond what's expected of them and consistently demonstrating our Hillcrest ROAR values - Respect, Ownership, Acceptance, and Responsibility. Congratulations!