Hillcrest Family Newsletter

September 28th, 2018

Community Day 2018

What a wonderful day to celebrate learning and growing together! It was so fun to watch the buddy classes work together, everyone running their hearts out and, of course, the Husky Hustle. Check out some highlights below...

Hillcrest Read-A-Thon

The Hillcrest Read-a-thon is a monthly incentive program to encourage students to read outside of the regular school day. This year the theme will be…

Scoop up a good book!

The Read-a-thon this year will begin October 1st and run through March 31st.

All reading outside of school counts. This includes reading for homework, and reading for pleasure…All reading! Parents…if you or anyone else reads to your child, that counts, too!

Please see the attached FLYER with additional information about the reading program. If you are interested in helping track the reading minutes of students, click HERE. THIS is a copy of the reading calendar where students will keep track of the number of minutes read every day. A copy of these documents were sent home with students today.

Run Play Run!


Then join us for some challenging athletic activities and some fun games.

The Run Play Run Program will focus on a combination of challenging athletic activities

targeted for students as well as some fun activities. Our goal is to continue to

encourage a love of being active. There will be games, activities that challenge each student,

develop good sportsmanship and build self confidence.

Please see the attached flyers for additional information and to sign up:

K-3 Flyer K-3 Waiver 4-5 Flyer 4-5 Waiver

Hillcrest Robotics Club

Volunteers are needed to support the 4th and 5th grade Robotics Club this fall. The group meets for 90 minutes after school on Mondays through November. If you are interested, please email the office. No experience is needed. Students work together with the FIRST Lego League program to complete a project and to program a Lego robot to complete challenges.

Important Dates for September and October

Sep 28 - Community Day

Oct 2nd - 5th - Book Fair!

Oct 5th - PTO Sock Hop!

Oct 16th Picture Retake Day

Oct 16th - Culver's Night

Oct 17th - PTO Meeting

Oct 24th - Early Release Day 1:40PM

Oct 25th and 26th - No School

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Hillcrest Elementary School - Attendance 262-970-1816

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!

A note from our PTO - Parent Teacher Organization

Hillcrest's PTO is your connection to family events and fundraisers to support the work teachers do in classrooms EVERYDAY! Our PTO needs your support to make this magic happen.

The PTO is proud to sponsor many events throughout the year. We strive to connect the community, create fun times in a safe environment, and raise funds for our staff and classrooms.

All parents/guardians of Hillcrest students, as well as teachers, and staff are considered members of the PTO. As a member, you are welcome to attend the monthly meetings held most 2nd Wednesdays of every month, and are encouraged to volunteer at any PTO event. The PTO’s success depends on your involvement. THIS document is an easy way to see all of the volunteer opportunities and sign up to help!

We are once again continuing the “No Sell Fundraiser” due to the previous successes. Instead of the traditional selling of goods fundraisers where you sell items and the school only gets a small percent of the profits, the No Sell allows all proceeds to go directly to support our children, educators and school. HERE is a link to a donor form that you can share with family members, friends and your workplace.