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Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News September 20, 2019 Dear Hillcrest Families, When we all return to school on Monday, it will be the first day of Fall!  These first few weeks of the school year have zoomed right by and our students are making great progress as they get settled into new routines, dig into new learning and develop new friendships.  As Hillcrest families get into their back-to-school routines, there are some questions that traditionally arise. For the most part, you can find the answers to many of your questions in the Hillcrest Directory...
The district would like to help parents, educators, and community members have a stronger voice in building based decision making. To that end the school committee is hosting an event to promote and teach folks about the power and potential of school councils. Come join school committee members, administrators, and current school council members for an informal pizza social gathering followed by a presentation by Tracy Novick from the Mass. Assoc. of School Committees. We will be able to learn about how school councils can provide direction and make important decisions at the school level....
School Council Extravaganza! What is a school council? Why would I want to join one? You are invited! Who: Parents, guardians, educators, community members, business owners, or anyone else potentially interested in serving on one of our five school councils. What: Join us for a pizza and salad dinner and social gathering to be followed by a presentation and discussion with Ms. Tracy Novick of the Massachusetts School Committee Association (MASC). Ms. Novick will explain the role of school councils and their potential for shaping the culture, learning, and initiatives within our...
● It’s great to see students getting to school on skateboards, scooters and bicycles. It is important to share with your child that they need to have a helmet, and they also need to walk their wheeled device in crosswalks for their safety and the safety of others. ● Monday, September 23 from 3:30-4:30 is our first School Council meeting in my office. This is an open meeting and anyone can attend. Please feel free to stop in! ● Thursday, September 26 is Open House from 5:30-6:30 pm. This is a true open house in that there will be no meeting in the auditorium beforehand. Please stop in...

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