Hillcrest Family Newsletter

February 7th, 2020

Exciting Opportunities Ahead!

Friday, February 14th is our Science and Engineering Day! It's finally here! We are looking forward to our time with Flight Academy Students as students design, create and build solutions to challenges. Thank you to everyone who helps make this day possible, including our Hillcrest PTO, parents and our entire staff.

Classroom Heart Fests will be held on Friday as well. Be sure to see communication from your child's classroom teacher for details. All volunteers and attendees will need to be checked in at the office before heading to your child's classroom. Please let your child's teacher know if you will be attending so we can pre-print a visitor sticker.

Be sure to check out the information for Italian Night below! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to support the work we do for ALL learners here at Hillcrest. There are lots of slots available to donate your time and talents to support this community event. The excitement is building!

Guidance Newsletter - February

Please take a look at the February Parent Newsletter; Spanish February Newsletter for our SDW guidance program. Students participate in a lesson with our district guidance counselor once a month and teachers lead additional lessons throughout the rest of the month.

Yearbook Group Photos


Mortenson Photography will be at Hillcrest the morning of Thursday, February 20th to take candid and group photos for the yearbook. Any student who has participated in a Hillcrest group, including scouts, will have their group photo taken for the yearbook. If you would like your child to wear anything specific for this photo (for example, scout uniform or spirit wear) please have them wear it to school this day.


If your child did not have a yearbook photo taken earlier in the school year, they will also have their photo taken this day so they can be in the yearbook.


Yearbook orders will be sent home sometime in March.

PTO Italian Night

The Hillcrest PTO's Italian Dinner and Silent Auction raise funds with the goal of supporting curriculum and programs at our school. Hillcrest families are asked to support this fun event!


This year we will be holding the event on Friday, March 6th, 2020. This event is open to Hillcrest families, friends and the community. Click here to review the family packet which includes:


★ Ticket order form (order form due 2/26)

★ Classroom basket information (items due by 3/3)

★ Donation letter & form (donations due 2/28)


Physical copies are being sent home.


Any questions can be directed to Kim Smith, italian.night.wi@gmail.com or Nicole Grisar, ngrisar123@gmail.com

Hillcrest Elementary School

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners


We take pride in our history, our inclusive community and our collective sense of wonder!

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!