News From Across GMRSD

On November 20, teachers Jennifer Luciano, Jessica Vachula-Curtis and 32 of their students took part in Monte's March Against Hunger.  Their combined teams raised over $2,700 for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts!  Thanks to all of those who donated.  The team marched 8 miles from the center of Amherst to the center of Sunderland through very wet and cold conditions - it was a great community-building day.  Congratulations go out to our civic-minded students for their participation and to our community service driven teachers...
  Dear Hillcrest Families, From time to time, I will use our Friday News to highlight key sections of the Hillcrest Family Handbook.  And, with the impending stormy weather, it seems like the perfect time to highlight our district procedures regarding school delays and cancellations due to stormy weather.   From the 2018-2019 Hillcrest Family Handbook: Early dismissals due to stormy weather:  If it becomes necessary to close school before 3:15 p.m., a pre-recorded telephone message is sent out to all families in the district through the All-Call system....
Thank you to all the families who attended last week’s parent/teacher conferences.  We appreciate your participation in your child’s educational journey. There is an All School Meeting tomorrow, November 16 starting at 2:15 pm in our auditorium. A reminder that all students will be outside in the morning before school as well as recess so long as the air temperature and wind chill are 20 degrees and higher.  Please have your child dress appropriately. We have our first storm forecast for tonight and into tomorrow.  Some important information on how...
Congratulations to the 13 TFHS senoirs who earned the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship!!! Out of the 51 Students in the Class of 2019 that is 26% that earned this accomplishment! Samantha Bocon, Cailyn Gobeil, Alexander Houghton-Miles, Jenna Jacobsen, Anna Kochan, Garrett Martel, Tyler Noyes, Mireya Ortiz, John Putala, Will Turn, Victoria Veaudry, Sarah Waldron, Cassidhe Wozmiak. The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. In order to be eligible for the...
Yankee Candle If you are wishing you could still help Friends of Hillcrest out by making a purchase through Yankee Candle, you are in luck. Yankee Candle is allowing us to have online orders continue from now until January 9, 2019. Your purchases ship directly to your home and our group will receive a profit of each and every sale. * Go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter Friends of Hillcrest group number : 999970069 in the “Start Shopping” box.
  Dear Hillcrest Families, It was wonderful to have so many families here at school for Parent Conferences this week!  Thanks very much for finding the time in your busy schedules to attend conferences. These meetings make such a positive impact on our home-school relationships. A few items to note: A very special THANK YOU to Friends of Hillcrest for organizing the wonderful Clothing Swap during Parent Conferences. What a great way to outfit our kiddos for the upcoming cold weather!   There is No School on Monday, November 12th in honor of...

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