Friday News - November 18, 2022

Hillcrest Elementary School

Friday News

November 18, 2022


Dear Hillcrest Families,


Thank you to all the community members who joined us at our November All School Meeting today.  We are always so happy to celebrate our students’ learning with the whole community. Congratulations to the following classes for their excellent presentations today:  Ms Chase’s Preschoolers, Mrs. Lesenski’s kindergarteners, and Miss Matrishon’s First Graders!


A few important news items:

  • We’re so excited that students and families have begun to check out books from our Diverse Books Family Lending Library. This little collection is alway open for browsing and borrowing – it’s located on a bookshelf in our main entryway. If you borrow a book, please return it the following week.  We’ll continue to hold Family Read-Alouds of these books after each All School Meeting and all family members are welcome to attend. 

  • Congratulations to the winners of the October Math Challenge – Lucia in Preschool and Sylvie in Kindergarten! Stay tuned for the November Math Challenge which is featured in the November Math Newsletter, heading to your email inbox today!

  • We’re all looking forward to the Turkey Trot on Wednesday, November 23rd.  The trot begins at 9:15 in the field between Hillcrest and Sheffield.  If you have offered to volunteer at this event, please meet our P.E. teacher, Ms. Tyler, on the basketball court on the Sheffield playground at 8:45.  Volunteers are welcome to park in the Sheffield parking lot.  

  • The GMRSD annual food drive begins when we return from the Thanksgiving break on Monday, November 28th.   Please check out the attached fliers for details. These fliers were also sent home in your child’s backpack. 

  • Hillcrest will be hosting a Flu and Covid vaccine clinic on Tuesday, December 13th from 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM. It will be in the all-purpose room. Ages 0-100 are welcome for the Covid vaccine. Ages 5 and up are welcome for the Flu vaccine. Please see the attached PDF for more details and a registration link. 


Wishing you a wonderful weekend –

Sarah Burstein, Hillcrest Principal


Important dates

  • November 18 - All School Meeting

  • November 23 - Turkey Trot & Early Release Day

  • November 24 & 25 - No School/Holiday

  • November 28 - GMRSD Food Drive Begins

  • December 7 - Early Release Day

  • December 16 - All School Meeting at 9:00