Hillcrest Family Newsletter
November 6th, 2020
Hillcrest Community Week Highlights - October 26th - October 28th
Coach Jeana taught each class a new game in recess 101.
We braved the snow for Playworks fun.
..it was cold though!
Report Card Letter
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.
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.
Monthly PTO Meeting
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 email@example.com for a chance to win a basket of books (click the attachment to see this awesome basket)!
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
SEE YOU ON THE SLOPES…
& Save over 70% on skiing this winter!
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.