Posts written by Matt Gousman

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.

Fentons Dine-Out Fundraiser – Wed May 9th

A dine-out fundraiser that is sure to please the kids – come grab dinner and/or dessert at Fentons the evening of May 9th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and Fentons will donate 15% of the proceeds to our PTA. Good for food &/or Ice cream; dine-in only. For details, see attached flyer and be sure to bring the flyer with you as Hillcrest will only receive credit when a flyer is presented at purchase. Extra flyers available in the school office. (Note: Flyers are not allowed to be distributed inside/outside the restaurant during the event).
IMPORTANT: Must print out the attached flyer & present at purchase!!

Middle School Spring Dance

The MS Spring Dance will take place at Hillcrest on Friday, May 11th from 6:30pm to 9pm. Permission Slips need to be returned to the Front Office by May 10th. More details can be found on the Special Events page. Extra permission slips can be found in the Front Office, or by emailing MSdance@hillcrestpta.org.

Walkathon 2018 – Hometown Pride – Walk Like a Champ! Saturday, Apr 28th – 9am – 3pm

Registration for our annual fundraiser is now open. The class with the most early registrations will win a fun Movie & Pizza Party! Please register now to avoid long lines on event day and ensure your child receives a T-shirt.