We are making our first attempt to conduct a spring enrollment which should cut down on the number of families who will need to come through enrollment the first part of August. This process involves families completing the family sheet for next school year (2013-2014 Family Sheets were sent home with oldest child today in Monday Mail). 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.
Please read the set of instructions that apply to you and return the attached enrollment form as soon as possible.
FAMILIES RETURNING TO HILLCREST – Please complete and return one enrollment form per family by April 26th. Completion and return of the form enrolls your child/ren at Hillcrest for the 2013-2014 school year.
FAMILIES MOVING TO ANOTHER LAWRENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREA – Please complete and return one enrollment form per family by April 26th. Write the school’s name that your child/ren will be attending at the top of the form. We will forward all student records on to that school.
FAMILIES MOVING AWAY FROM LAWRENCE – Write your family name at the top of the form, and indicate where, if known, you are moving and return to the Hillcrest office by April 26th.
More information about the first day of school, school fees, First Student Bus service for those living in an area that can be bussed, meal and/or textbook waiver information will be available in the fall. If your plans change during the summer and your child/ren will not attend Hillcrest in the fall, please contact the school at 832-5720. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
HILLCREST SCHOOL CLIMATE PARENT & COMMUNITY SURVEY
We are asking all Hillcrest parents to participate in the district’s newly designed School Climate Survey. The survey is anonymous, but input of each and every stakeholder asked to respond to this survey is important to us. The survey is being provided in two different formats to provide ease for parents. You can complete the paper survey which can be found in your oldest child’s Monday Mail folder or you can complete the survey using the following link:
If you complete the paper survey please return it in the envelope provided. In order to keep the survey anonymous, please do not place your name on the survey or the envelope. Envelopes can be returned to the basket placed outside the main office. Surveys should be completed and returned by Monday, May 13th.
Thank you in advance for your time.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
May 6 - 10 2013
The week of May 6th is designated nationally as Teacher Appreciation Week. Our PTO has several events planned to show their appreciation. However, I would encourage all our families to consider expressing your “appreciation” to a staff member(s) through a written note or verbal thank you. We are fortunate to have a hard working staff who devotes hours to making Hillcrest the wonderful school it is. Our students
are so fortunate to have many wonderful staff member
who support them each day.
New Hillcrest T-shirts are here…
T-Shirts will be sold on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:15-8:45am in the main entry or after school on Wednesday from 2:15-2:45pm.
Cost - Child sizes - $8.00 and Adult sizes - $10.00. T-shirts can also be purchased by using the order form on page 4 of the newsletter.
Congratulations to the following fifth graders who artwork was used on the new shirts: Heesung Choi, Ojay Nammyychai, Colton Khatib, Eliseo Munoz-Vazquez, Matilda Learned, Hannah Au Yeong,
Mohamed Ibrahim, Jeffrey Rosas Paniagua
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.
“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.