Friday News September 6, 2019

Hillcrest Elementary School

Friday News

September 6, 2019



Dear Hillcrest Families,

There has been lots of excitement in the air here at Hillcrest this week!  Now that all of our students are here together, we’ve been surrounded by lots of positive energy as the children reunited with old buddies, connected with new classmates, learned new routines and celebrated their own back-to-school milestones (riding the bus for the first time, eating lunch in the cafeteria, etc.) Many students have also been excited about the Franklin County Fair and they’ve been chatting about the parade, the treats and the fair activities. For many Hillcrest families, the Franklin County Fair is a beloved tradition. All families have their own traditions, like special birthday songs, favorite family meals and first day of school photos.  And, our Hillcrest family also has traditions! One very important Hillcrest tradition is our monthly All School Meeting. On the fourth Friday of each month, Hillcrest families and friends are invited to our All School Meeting in which one class from each grade level presents an element of their learning. These presentations might involve songs, poetry, artwork, or writing. They may focus on Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts and other topics. No matter what the focus is, we always enjoy gathering as a community to celebrate the wonderful teaching and learning that happens each day. We really hope you’ll join us in this special tradition!  


Looking ahead, here are some important news items for you:

  • School Picture Day is Tuesday, September 10th.  You should have received a School Picture Packet in your child’s backpack.  If you did not, please call Mrs. Prokowich at 863-9526. 

  • Wednesday, September 11th is an Early Release Day.  Preschoolers will be dismissed at 11:30 and kindergarten and preschool students will be dismissed at 12:00. HIllcrest teachers will spend the afternoon engaged in Professional Development focused on our new math program: Bridges. 

  • Our September All School Meeting will be held on Friday, September 27th at 9:00.  More information to follow about which classes will be presenting. 

  • Friends of Hillcrest will host a Hillcrest Potluck & Games Night on Friday, September 27th. This free family event is a great way to meet your child’s classmates and connect with your neighbors.  

  • Hillcrest Open House will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30 - 6:30. Please mark your calendars for this very special event!


Wishing you a wonderful weekend --

Sarah Burstein

Sarah Burstien, Principal