Hillcrest Family Newsletter
May 31st, 2019
Lots of Fun Ahead!
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!
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!
Hillcrest Elementary School - Attendance 262-970-1816
We take pride in our history, our inclusive community and our collective sense of wonder!
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!
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.