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1045 Hilltop Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-832-5720
Fax: 785-832-5722

Last Student Day—Thursday, May 22nd
Thursday, May 22nd will be our last day of school this year.  Please note this is a half day of school and students will be dismissed at 11:55am.  

Students WILL NOT BE SERVED LUNCH before going home on that Thursday

                                SPRING ENROLLMENT
Thanks to the many families that have returned the Family Information/Student Enrollment sheets for the 2014-2015 school year. The 2014-2015 Family Sheets were sent home in Monday Mail on April 21st. The process for current families involves updating the family sheet for next school year and returning the signed sheets to the school office. If you have not already done so please return your student’s green information sheet as soon as possible to ensure their enrollment for the 2014-15 school year. If you will not be returning for the 2014-15 school year contact the school office immediately so we can begin the transfer paperwork.

Early to mid July, each enrolled family will receive by mail the back to school newsletter with important information about beginning of the year activities. Class assignments will also be a part of the back to school letter. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
We are also asking families to make decisions about school supplies.  Collection of school supply fees will take place this spring but other district fees will be collected in the fall.  A copy of the school supply form is in your child’s Monday Mail folder.
Please Note:  As Ms. Becker shared at Spring concerts, starting May 23rd, parents and staff will not be allowed at Hillcrest during the summer due to construction. If you need to contact the school office please call (785)832-5720.

Field Day Volunteers Needed
Please help…..
Field Day is Wednesday, May 21st
We are in need of parent volunteers to run the stations for the morning group from 9:00-11:30.  If you are able to help please email Mr. Keesee at (dkeesee@usd497.org) or call the school office at 785-832-5720.                
                                Thanks, Mr. Keesee
Specific participation times:
Grades 3-5      Morning Session         9:30-11:30am
Grades K-2      Afternoon Session       12:00-2:00pm
We look forward to another great field day!




Hillcrest Elementary

      Hillcrest is a community working together to provide a challenging,
         meaningful education for all children, in a safe and stimulating
    environment, where diversity is welcomed and learning is celebrated. 

3262012_121326_0.jpg“Where the World Goes to School!”

Sitting atop a hill on 5.3 acres of land, Hillcrest Elementary School, built in 1953, is located in central Lawrence
just west of The University of Kansas. Hillcrest shares its name with its neighborhood. We serve approximately
360 students in grades K-5.  The school offers a full-day kindergarten program.  As a cluster site, Hillcrest
provides English as a Second Language services to English Language Learners. Its international population
includes students from over 30 different countries, many of whom attend while their parents are studying at KU.

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Upcoming Events

May 19
Gr. 1 picnic at Centennial Park
Gr. 5 Recognition Ceremony – 7:00pm
May 20
Gr. 5 BBQ at Centennial Park
Gr. 3 Market Day
May 21
Gr. 3-5 PE Field Day – 9:30-11:30am
Gr. K-2 PE Field Day – 12:00-2:00pm
May 22
LAST DAY of SCHOOL – Dismissal – 11:55am - NO LUNCH
Yearbook Signing AM
Talent Show – AM






Last Modified: May 16, 2013

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