Hillcrest Family Newsletter

October 9th, 2020

Busy Month Ahead

What a beautiful week! Our learners had lots of opportunities to learn and play outside this week. We are certainly taking advantage of the weather while we have it. I hope you all can do that this weekend as well.

We have conferences coming up this month on October 22nd and October 27th. Please see the attached document for the sign up links to each teacher's conferences. Conferences are all virtual this year and a link will be provided in this document before the conference times.

The last week of October is a short week for students. Wednesday, October 28th is an early release day where all students are dismissed at 1:40PM. There is no school for all students on Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th. Teachers have professional development on Thursday and Friday is a comp day for conference hours. This is always a nice, long weekend for families.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that last week, we are celebrating Community Week! We had to switch up our celebrations this year since we are keeping classes separate and volunteers are not entering our building. The festivities will fold in Community Day and Fall Fests for some fun all week. More details will be shared soon.

Message from Our Specialists

Hello Hillcrest Families,

When your child is independently quarantined due to COVID exposure or out of class for the day and able to complete work, your child will be expected to complete lessons for the specialist class they have that week (art/music/gym) and turn work in google classroom . Each of the students at Hillcrest is connected to a Blackboard account through their classroom teacher. Within that Blackboard account, they have a link for Art, Music, or Physical Education. Your child can access the materials, lessons, and activities for the days or weeks that they are out to still be connected to all areas of learning. We have been doing this during face to face instruction and children should be familiar with the process, while grades k5 and 1st grade may need a bit of adult guidance.

Thank you,

Ms. Bye, Ms. Cosson and Mr. Kuhtz

Message from the Counselor - Heidi Edwards

Recently, your child worked with their school counselor on the ACT Now Children's Hospital of Wisconsin bully prevention program. You can find more information and related at-home activities to support your child in the newsletter linked below. Be sure to take a look!

October Newsletter (3-5)

October Newsletter (k-2)

October Spanish

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PTO Corner

PTO Meeting

Come One, Come All to Hillcrest's 2nd VIRTUAL PTO Meeting of the year! Listen to a principal's report, meet a few teachers and share ideas for this year!

Join Wednesday, October 14th at 6:15 PM.


EITHER Join from a browser: click cancel then join from the browser OR download Meetings App after clicking the link.

Contact Andy Vossekuil with questions, lumpymfd@gmail.com regarding PTO and Nicole Zeroth, nicolezeroth@gmail.com for technical assistance.

PTO: Culver's Night

Culver's on Main Street will continue to host school fundraisers this school year! All you have to do is eat at Culver's on October 13th between 5:00 and 8:00 PM and a portion of the evenings profits go right to Hillcrest's PTO!

Drive through and Carry out available! Dine in is at 50% capacity with masks and social distancing.

Contact Shelby Vossekuil with any questions, shelbsv@gmail.com

PTO November 24th The Spring Water Park Interest Survery

Please indicate on this survey, found HERE, if you would be interested in attending a PTO Fundraiser at Spring Water Park at The Ingleside Hotel (formally Country Springs). The cost is $14 per water park participant (swimmers) and/or $5 for entry of those just watching (non swimmers). The date would be Tuesday, November 24th from 4:00 - 9:00 PM.

Capacity is at 50%; therefore passes MUST be purchased ahead of time.

This survey is just to gage interest as we need to make a minimum number guaranteed to book the event. More information to come if there is enough interest.

Contact Dave MacCudden with questions: dmaccudden@yahoo.com

Family Facebook Page

Click the blue button to be connected to the PTO sponsored family facebook page.

Upcoming Dates

October 13: PTO Culver's Night, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

October 14: PTO Meeting (Virtual on WebEx): 6:15 - 7:15 PM

October 22: Fall Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 PM

October 27: Fall Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 PM

October 28: Early Release, Pick up at 1:40 PM

October 29: No School

October 30: 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.