Hillcrest Elementary School

Weekly News-5.26.23

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No School on Monday, May 29th

Last Day of School

Friday, June 9- Early Dismissal (12:15 PM)

PM Kindergarten attends

Last day for AM Kindergarten is Thursday, June 8th

Be on the look out for our 10 DAY BLAST OFF TO SUMMER Spirit Days!

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Thank you to Mrs. Hart, the PE teachers across the district and our 6th grade staff for facilitating an AWESOME event. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Congratulations to all of our students for putting forth their best effort! However, seeing the smiles on our kiddos faces during this event was priceless and the biggest prize ever!

A Special Congratulations to our ROCK RUN TEAM (Jason Van Sant, Johnny Rosenblatt, Caleb Dubas, & Joe Druding) for bringing home the WIN!!!!

1st Grade Buggy Show

Thank you to all of our Parent Volunteers today for making the PTO Sponsored BBQ a HUGE SUCCESS!


We were so excited to see so many ROAR TICKET WINNERS come to the main office to Sign the Celebrity Book and Join the Principal's 100 Club. Each student selected a numbered paw and found their place on the P100 Board for a chance to win the Mystery Motivator.

The following children earned ROAR tickets for their exemplary work related to following our ROAR Rules. Congratulations!

🐾Luke Zambrotta 🐾Daria Ventura 🐾Logan Hadley 🐾Iva Patel 🐾Erman Kovinchuk

🐾John Pasternak 🐾Jacob Mandel 🐾Korbin McGovern 🐾Vinny Sacco

🐾Silvio Piccirillo 🐾Lucas Fernandes 🐾JJ Swartz 🐾Jack Duffey 🐾Lochlan Kemp

🐾Redd DeYoung 🐾CJ Heimer 🐾Nilufar Rakhimova 🐾Natalie Kusznir

🐾Jack Smythe 🐾Justin Tway 🐾Mark Pristatsky 🐾Sam Hughes

🐾Holden Danay 🐾Teddy Wagner 🐾Rayaan 🐾Karleigh Brodsky 🐾Brayden Griffin

🐾Emma Sellecchia 🐾Graham Hubler 🐾Clara Moore 🐾Angelina Khasanova

🐾Keenan Ziegler 🐾Norah Mason 🐾William Ruggeri 🐾Seitek Anarkulov

🐾Austin McAleese 🐾Sam Ostrikov 🐾Maeve Graham 🐾Abby Jeblenski

🐾Jackson Smith 🐾Ben Mayo 🐾Christian Gore 🐾Daria Kacherai 🐾Reagan Witmer

🐾Tyler Miller

As you can see by the list of the names we have a Mystery Motivator...Not only do we have 10 Winners; but we kept the ROAR TICKETS winners up on the board until we had all 100 slots filled!

That means we completed the entire Principal's 100 Board of ROAR RULE FOLLOWERS and we have 100 WINNERS!

We will announce 1 row of 10 winners a day until the last day of school!

ROW 1 Friday 5.26

🐾Natalie Kusznir 🐾Hannah Degtar🐾Thomas Waxman🐾Jack Smyth🐾Natalie Dixon

🐾Seitek Anarkulov🐾Blaize Rocco🐾Mokhinur Rabbimova🐾Norah Mason🐾Iva Patel

ROW 2 Tuesday 5.30

🐾John Pasternak🐾Alessandro Nilli🐾Teddy Wagner🐾Austin McAleese🐾Brayden Griffin

🐾Rayann Awan🐾Jackson Smith🐾Jacob Mandel🐾Daria Kacherai🐾Will Van Demark

ROW 3 Wednesday 5.31

🐾Joseph Druding🐾Emma Sellechia🐾Matthew Turnbull🐾Asema Anarkulova

🐾Graham Hubler🐾Mark Tischenko🐾Gabe Liebman🐾Celeste Gorski🐾Landon MacClay

🐾Lucas Fernandes

ROW 4 Thursday 6.1

🐾J.J. Swartz🐾Max Zambrotta🐾Sam Ostrikov🐾Korbin McGovern🐾Amelia Hamill

🐾Harrison Englert🐾Silvio Piccirillo🐾Albert Akmatbekov🐾Holden Dana

🐾Maeve Graham

ROW 5 Friday 6.2

🐾Zoran Tolipov🐾Jonibek Khojmamatov🐾Emma Sweeney🐾Vinny Sacco🐾Shay Dubas

🐾Karleigh Brodsky🐾Dylan Kaplun🐾Abby Jeblonski🐾Mark Pristatsky🐾Bennett Pizzini

ROW 6 Monday 6.5

🐾Elise Clark🐾Logan Hadley🐾Natalie Kusznir🐾Ella McDevitt🐾Keenan Ziegler

🐾Anna Knight🐾Tim Devine🐾Madelyn Lonergan🐾Christian Gore🐾Redd DeYoung

ROW 7 Tuesday 6.6

🐾Addy Becker🐾Daria Ventura🐾Matt Turnbull🐾Jack Smythe🐾Nick Polis🐾Ellie Chou

🐾Lochlan Kemp🐾Zoe Winnick🐾Ben Mason🐾Reagan Witmer

ROW 8 Wednesday 6.7

🐾Angelina Khasanova🐾Justin Tway🐾Clara Moore🐾Freddy Joyce🐾Luke Zambrotta

🐾CJ Heimer🐾Jack Duffy🐾Nilufar Rakhimova🐾Tyler Miller🐾Sara Stepman

ROW 9 Thursday 6.8

🐾Azan Awan🐾Mason Waas🐾Juliana Hamill🐾Hannah Shepherd🐾Mykola Serotokov

🐾Sam Hughes🐾Vraj Patel🐾Mujin Kim🐾Makhinur Rabbimova🐾Bailey Murray

ROW 10 Thursday 6.8

🐾Jonah Mandel🐾Javohir Hasanov🐾Ava Vento🐾Erman Kovinchuk🐾Camryn Ey

🐾Abby Khelmer🐾Jacob Mandel🐾Bodhi Rose🐾Jakob Kleiman🐾Will Ruggeri

A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO OUR PTO and staff that donated prizes to our Mystery Motivator inventory throughout the year. :) It really made for a PAWESOME SCHOOL YEAR!!!!


June 1 is a very important date for our district. June 1 is the date we use to finalize all sections and then assign staff based on those sections. It is imperative that parents enroll students by this date so students can be counted in enrollment and be assured of attending their home school. It is also important that parents let us know formally that they are moving and will not be attending HCE next year. Again, all the numbers drive the number of sections we will have at each grade level and the teacher assignments that follow. If you know parents who want to enroll, reach out now. If you are moving, please call the office at (215) 944-1600. Thanks for your help with this!!!

Online Registration: The Council Rock School District utilizes a secure online portal for a parent(s) to enroll their child(ren). Please ensure you have all required documents ready before starting the enrollment process below. The application functions best in the Chrome browser on a desktop or laptop.

Your child is NOT registered until all documents have been received, reviewed by central registration, and the final registration document has been signed by the parent.

Message from the Hillcrest Library:

The school year of 2023 is coming to an end;

as the last day of school is around the bend.

We’re nearing our last book checkout, so that is a bummer

All books must come back before it is summer!

Search high and low to find every book;

By the couch, near the bed are good places to look.

Please return all your books, but have no fear;

The books will be ready in our library next year!

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Important Upcoming END OF THE YEAR Dates/Events

Wednesday, May 31st- 4th Grade Trip-Churchville Nature Center (Contact your teacher for more info)

Wednesday, May 31st- 6th Grade Dance (Contact your teacher for more info)

Wednesday, May 31st- 3rd Grade Market Day (Contact your teacher for more info)

Wednesday, June 7th- Kindergarten Graduation (Contact Ms. Metz for more information)

Thursday, June 8th- End of the Year Classroom Parties (Contact your teacher for more info)

Thursday, June 8th- CR SOUTH Graduates/Former HCE STUDENTS are invited back to take pictures with Tigger & chat with HCE teachers 4PM outside of Hillcrest @ Main Entrance

Friday, June 9th- 6th Grade Clap Out (Student ONLY event)

Friday, June 9th- Last Day of School/ Early Dismissal 12:15 PM/ PM Kindergarten Attends


End of the year celebrations will be held in the classrooms on the afternoon of Thursday, June 8th, unless otherwise indicated by your classroom teacher. Homeroom Parents will be in contact with classroom families for food and other party donations. Please contact your Homeroom Parents, directly, with questions. The office staff would not be able to answer specific questions that you may have regarding your child’s event

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Safety Reminder for Visitors

As we continue to review and tweak our safety protocols we wanted to send a friendly reminder to visitors regarding procedures when entering the building. If you are entering the building for whatever reason; please DO NOT open the door or hold the door for another visitor.

We have important safety protocol that our office staff follows when visitors enter our building. This includes vetting those that enter the building. While we understand that this is a KIND gesture, when visitors open the door or hold the door for others entering the building; this does not allow HCE staff to follow through with the safety protocol that we have in place.

Thank you for your cooperation on this matter!


All questions regarding student lunch accounts should be sent to the Chartwells staff at www.HCECafeteria@CRSD.org. Click on the below link to preview the monthly menu and nutritional information.


Attached is the form to be completed for Family Educational Trips. Handwritten letters are accepted, however this form is preferred. Please be sure to submit the form/letter at least ten (10) days prior to your trip, for approval. Please contact Debbie Kunzig, attendance clerk, at dkunzig@crsd.org if you have questions regarding this process.

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1st Friday=HCE Spirit Days

The first Friday of the month is Hillcrest spirit day! Our spirit wear store is always open! You can order HERE.
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4th Annual CREF Golf Classic

Get ready to tee it up fore the kids at the 4th Annual CREF Golf Classic! We are thrilled to host a fun and impactful outing to help raise funds to support innovative projects and programs benefiting Council Rock students.

This year, we're shaking things up with a new location at Jericho National Golf Club! Get ready to enjoy a day of golf, on-course games, and networking with other community members. And don't forget about our amazing silent auction - there's sure to be something for everyone!

If you're looking for a fun-filled day while making a real impact, then join us as a sponsor, golfer, or reception attendee! Let's come together and elevate educational opportunities for all students in the Council Rock School District. Don't miss out on this exciting event - sign up now! WWW.CREDUCATIONFOUNDATION.ORG/GOLF

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Students 1st Always!