Hillcrest Family Newsletter

November 6th, 2020

Hillcrest Community Week Highlights - October 26th - October 28th

Report Card Letter

The end of the trimester is less than a month away and report cards will be available online on December 11th. Please take some time to read through THIS DOCUMENT that outlines what you will see on the elementary report card. Reach out if you have any questions!

Morning Drop Off

We've gotten some feedback and questions about our morning drop off procedures. Please help us all in the mornings for a smooth transition to everyone's day.

* Drop off begins at 8:30AM. That is when we open the doors to let students in and when we have supervision for the drop off lane.

* Students can be dropped off any time between 8:30 and 8:45AM. We usually have everyone off of the playground by 8:40AM. We have been closing the doors when we see no more students coming and will continue to do that as the weather gets colder. If you don't see any doors open when you arrive, drop your child off at Door #1 and have them ring the buzzer by the door.

*The drop off lane near the sidewalk is for students who are independent enough to get themselves out of the car quickly. We have had parents leave their vehicles or sit in the lane with their child in the car and this creates an unsafe situation for the rest of the cars moving through the area.

Thank you so much for your help in all of these items. Drop off has been going great this year and we just have a couple adjustments to make.

SDW Counseling Newsletter for November

Personal Safety Lessons Parent Letter

Personal Safety Lessons Spanish Parent Letter

November Parent Newsletter, Spanish November Newsletter

-Heidi Edwards - Hillcrest's Student Counselor

PTO Corner

PTO Scrip Cards: Order are Due Monday

One of the ways that PTO raises funds is by selling gift cards at face value through Scrip. Scrip then gives a percentage back to our school. The funds errand go right back to teachers so that they can provide additional curriculum, apps and materials for our students.


Scrip gift cards cost families no extra money; you get a $25 gift card for $25.


If you buy groceries, gas or shop online all you need to do is fill out this order form OR order online. You can order online, use the RaiseRight app or fill out the order form being sent home next week. Many cards are available online as eGift Cards so you can use them right away.


All you need is our enrollment code: FD5A9L5F1LL55


A copy of the order form can be found HERE.

PTO Culver's Night: November 10th

No need to cook dinner! November 10th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM is our monthly Culver's Night. Drive through, dine in or curbside pick up all count towards our totals. No need to tell them you are for Hillcrest, just enjoy!

Monthly PTO Meeting

Join us virtually on November 11 at 6:15 PM. Use the link: https://sdw.webex.com/meet/nzeroth


Hear a principal's report and learn about the 2020-2021 PTO updates.

Learn and ask questions!

PTO Virtual Book Fair!

Our school’s Book Fair has gone online! Discover new books sure to keep kids reading. Every purchase supports our school.

Shop here through November 15! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hillcrest42


Use this Scavenger Hunt to explore the Book Fair and enter our raffle! Just email the completed sheet to nikki.hoch@sbcglobal.net for a chance to win a basket of books (click the attachment to see this awesome basket)!

Family Facebook Page

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

Want to ski or snowboard this year? Join the club!


Whether you’ve skied before or not, now is your chance to hit the slopes, they are taking lots of Covid precautions and the best part is, it is an outdoor, distance friendly activity for these crazy times. This is a Ski & Snowboard Club open to all Hillcrest students and alumni (K4-12) and their families and friends. Join the club and you’ll ski or snowboard at Little Switzerland four times this winter, plus you can take lessons and rent equipment if needed, all at a deeply discounted rate.

Ski Dates - after school/evening

FRIDAY, January 29th

FRIDAY, February 5th

FRIDAY, February 12th

FRIDAY, February 19th

MAKE-UP DATE Friday, February 26th




Questions? For more information, please contact Marnia Schatzman at 414.324.0115 or mlbraml@yahoo.com and check out THIS attached document.

SEE YOU ON THE SLOPES…

& Save over 70% on skiing this winter!

Upcoming Dates

November 2 - 15: PTO Virtual Book Fair

November 10: PTO Culver's Night 5:00 - 8:00 PM

November 11: PTO Virtual Meeting, 6:15PM

November 24: PTO Springs Water Park Fundraiser

November 25 - 27: 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.