Posts written by Matt Gousman

Pizza Fridays Spring Session: 4 – 8 Grade

Sign up now for the Spring 2019 Pizza Fridays session before the Jan 29 deadline. The session lasts 15 weeks from Feb 1, 2019 until May 17, 2019 and is open to all 4th – 8th Graders. More details and sign up info can be found on the Pizza Friday page of the website. Questions? Contact Danielle Goyne.

Add The Hillcrest Calendar

Did you know you can easily add the Hillcrest public calendar to your personal device’s calendar? Never again miss a Minimum Day or Hillcrest event! The Hillcrest calendar can be added to many mobile phones by clicking HERE. The Hillcrest calendar can be added to your desktop computer calendar by clicking on the + sign on the lower right corner of the Hillcrest website calendar HERE. Note that YMMV depending on your device, software, and Google public calendar compatibility.

Winter After School Enrichment

Sign ups for Winter After School Enrichment classes are first come, first served and begin online at 5pm on November 27. The Winter class session runs from December 3 – March 22. Many more details including new offerings, scholarships, and a link to register using the new 6crickets software can be found under the Enrichment > After School navigation or click here.

Incoming Kindergarten Tour Dates

Tour Dates for incoming Kindergarten parents are on Nov 8, Nov 27, and Dec 4. Please note that the tours are for parents only – no children. More detailed information on times and how to call the Office to reserve a spot can be found in the navigation bar under About > Enrollment or click here.

High School Information Night

Join us on Thursday, October 25, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Hillcrest Multipurpose Room for High School Information Night. This is your chance for the inside scoop on what the high schools are really like! Hear from Hillcrest alumni (and parents) about the choices they made for high school. Students will share about campus life, academics, and more. School administrators will also be on hand to talk about their schools and answer questions.
High schools represented will include Oakland Tech, Skyline, Bentley, Bishop O’Dowd, College Preparatory School, Head Royce, and St. Mary’s. This event is for middle school students and their families (though all are welcome).
For information/questions contact Kira Gould or Beth Gousman.

Emergency Packets – Final Week to Order

The deadline to complete forms and turn in checks is this Friday September 7th! Currently only 6 classes have more than 50% participation. The Middle School can provide a packet for your child(ren) as a fundraiser to help support their annual field trip. Give yourself a break from assembling a packet AND support the Hillcrest Middle School! The cost is $18 per student. Please note that nothing will contain nuts due to allergies, and a gluten free option is available. Each family must notify the school whether they will bring in their own packet or purchase the MS fundraiser emergency packet. Click here to print out the form & learn more about what is included (or learn what to include); blank forms are available in the office. Turn in completed forms and checks in the envelope marked “Emergency Preparedness Packets” in the front office.
Questions? Contact Kristin Ruff or Rob Rueca

Fall Swag Drive – Final Chance

The 2018 Fall Swag Drive has only a few days left – order items online before this week’s Friday, August 24th deadline. There are new items like Kids jerseys and a Women’s t-shirt as well as old favorites in brand new colors. More info can be found on the Hillcrest Apparel page. Show your school spirit and Go Cardinals!

Fall After School Enrichment Classes

Fall 2018 After School Enrichment classes have been posted under the Enrichment > After School navigation. Registration is open from Aug 14th – 21st, and classes begin the week of Aug 27th. Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese language classes are being offered this session – more details can be found through the links.

Registration For 2018-19

All the Registration forms have been posted in the menu navigation above. Registration will take place at Hillcrest on Thurs Aug 9th from Noon – 3pm and on Fri Aug 10th from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Note that Orientation for New Families will be on Fri Aug 10th from 4:30 – 5:30pm followed by the Kindergarten Social from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Additional information including Volunteer and fingerprinting can be found on the Registration page.

Teacher Appreciation Lunch – Wed May 9th

The teacher appreciation lunch is coming up on Wednesday, May 9th. Let’s show our teachers how much they are appreciated! We need vase donations for flowers – please bring them to the office. Sign up to contribute food and drinks as well as help clean up and set up here. And please don’t forget to have your child bring a flower on Wednesday, May 9th at drop off.