Hillcrest Family Newsletter

May 31st, 2019

Lots of Fun Ahead!

We are down to the final 6 days of school and we really want to make them wonderful opportunities to connect with our school community.

Our 5th graders celebrate on June 5th in the gym. Additional details have been shared with families of our 5th graders. If you have any questions about the evening's events, sponsored by our PTO, please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher. PTO is looking for a few volunteers to help with this event, please click here if you are able to help.

Thursday, June 6th is The “Step It Up” program’s “Day of Awesomeness!” here at Hillcrest. Please remember to send socks to school with your child so they can go on the inflatables. No shoes, or bare feet are allowed. Also, any parent wishing to attend to help supervise would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to help out, please sign up here. 4K will be joining K-2 in the morning session from 9:00-11:00. The afternoon session will consist of grades 3-5, from 1:00-3:00. We are really looking forward to this amazing, awesome day. The rest of the prizes will be awarded that day, so if your child has a prize coming, it will be sent home in their backpack. Thanks again to everyone that participated.

Finally, on June 10th we say our final good byes as a school. Join us for the all school picnic in the yard from 11:30-12:30. Families are welcome to bring their child a lunch and sit with their child's class. Please allow plenty of time for VERY busy local restaurants and a full parking lot. We hope for lovely weather so walking isn't a challenge for everyone.

Also, on June 10th, the PTO treats our students to ice cream sundaes. This includes ice cream with each child's choice of toppings. If your child has any dietary restrictions, please make sure his/her teacher is aware. We have dairy free options available as well!!

Beginning around 3:00PM, we gather in the gym for a sign-a-long. We have a few classics that everyone loves to sing together. Around 3:30, the 5th graders move to the Bell Door (entrance #2) to ring the old Hillcrest bell on their way out the door. Parents of 5th graders will not want to miss watching this tradition.

There is still so much fun to be had. We look forward to seeing you at these events!

Important Dates

June 5th - 5th Grade Completion Ceremony @ 6:30PM

June 6th - Day of Awesomeness - Reward incentive earned from April's fundraiser; all students will participate

June 10th - All School Picnic - 11:30-12:30PM - All families are welcome to join us for lunch in the yard; please let your child's teacher know if you will be attending.

June 10th - Whole School Ice Cream Treat @ 1:30PM; our PTO treats all students to an ice cream treat; alternatives to ice cream will be provided for dietary needs

June 10th - Sing-A-Long and 5th Grade Bell Ringing - @ 3:00PM - always a tear jerker!

June 18th - Culver’s Night 5-8PM - Missing your school family already? Join us for some custard!

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Youth Football and Cheerleading Opportunity

Students in Waukesha have a new opportunity for youth football and cheer. Check it out! HERE is the FLYER with the additional information.

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!

Concert Videos

Did you miss the 2nd and 3rd grade concerts? Click HERE for a video of the amazing student performance on February 6th.

HERE is the link for the 4th and 5th grade concert from December 11th.

April 11's Kinder and 1st grade concert can be viewed HERE.

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!

Safe Arrival - Available Now!

Hillcrest is now fully up and running with the district's new attendance reporting system, Safe Arrival. Safe Arrival allows you to report an absence or appointment at any time from your phone. Our attendance line is still available for reporting absences but we encourage you to give Safe Arrival a try. We know you will find it to be an easy to use system that is available at times that work for YOU!

1) By far the easiest way to interact with the new system is by downloading the app on your phone and signing up for an account.

2) If you are not an app user and prefer to use your computer signup and login at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/

3) The phone option is still available by calling the attendance line at school. There will be a menu there to transfer your call into the new system. You may however, want to use the direct number 1-866-490-7371. By dialing direct from a phone that is registered with the district, the system should recognize the number you are calling from and be able to quickly identify your children and allow you to confirm their absence.