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  Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News March 29, 2019 Dear Hillcrest Families, Wow!  March has really flown by!  It’s hard to believe that when we return to school on Monday, it will be April 1st! Earlier this week, I talked with our Kindergarten and First Grade students about the signs of spring they’ve observed.  Their observations included plants growing in their yards, warm and sunny recess times, and the opening of the local ice cream store! In addition to all of these important signs of spring, at Hillcrest we know it’s spring because it’s...
Spring is in the air! The days are longer and mostly warmer, and we are gearing up for the gardening and nature adventures that spring brings with it. That being said, this is New England, and blizzards followed by blistering hot days are not uncommon. We go outside whenever we can, so please help your child plan accordingly for recess. On Wednesday, 4/3/19, there is a half day for students. Thursday at 5:15 is our monthly PTO meeting at the Rendezvous in Turners Falls. Friday, 4/5/19 is our family dance at 5:30. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Please remember that There is no...
Thank you to all the students and families who created the beautiful bridges as well as attended last evening’s bridges event!  We fed over 160 people last night. A sincere thank you to Stone Soup Cafe for providing last night's meal. A note from nurse Joni: Dear Parents,      There seems to be a stomach bug going around. We work hard at Sheffield on disinfecting classrooms, stair rails, door knobs, etc. and teaching your students about germs and how they spread, but we need your help.  Please keep your student home if they are nauseous...
Hillcrest Elementary School Newsletter March 2019   Upcoming Events Thursday, March 28 – Kindergarten Registration, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Every Friday – Banking Day April 12th - Friends of Hillcrest Potluck & Game Night April 15 to 19, Spring Vacation Friday, April 26 – All School Meeting, 9 a.m. Friday, April 26 – Preschool Registration, Noon to 3 p.m.   From the Principal Dear Hillcrest Families, We had a wonderful All School Meeting today! Many thanks to those of you who were able to join us for presentations of student...
There is an All School Meeting this Friday, March 22nd in our auditorium from 2:15-2:45.  All are welcome to attend! Our Bridges theme night flyer went home today!  Please RSVP to the complimentary dinner provided by Stone Soup Cafe!  This an open house set up for families to see the different way each grade studied ‘bridges’.   Nurse Joni would appreciate gently used t-shirts in any sizes.  As the weather is getting warmer and clothes are being changed out, please consider donating t-shirts that your child may have outgrown. April All...
The search for a new middle and high school principal is underway. A search committee has been selected and is in the process of reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. Our goal is select two finalists to introduce to the community within the next two weeks, followed by the selection of a single finalist prior to April vacation. The search committee of 13 consists of the following members: Jade Tyler, student Christina Postera, parent Pam Reynolds, parent Francia Wisnewski, parent Jen Luciano, middle school teacher Dave Kennedy, middle school teacher Jennifer...

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