Hillcrest Elementary

Tina Fehringer, Principal Photo courtesy of Randy Jensen

1045 Bennett - American Falls, Idaho 83211 - phone: (208) 226-2391 - fax: (208) 226-2677

Welcome to the Home of the Lil' Beavers!!!

Committed to Excellence in Education since 1956


American Falls School District #381 School Wellness Policy

Fired UP




We have implemented a new district-wide library program. 


 It is web-based,
 anyone can access the library catalogs anywhere with internet service
 by using the link below




Online Games
This is a list of available educational online game sites for kids accessible from within the districts network. If you have any good educational sites to add, please send them on to the Systems Administrator for addition.

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Hillcrest Elementary School

 1045 Bennett St
 American Falls, ID  83211-1765   
 Phone. (208) 226-2391
Serves grades Kindergarten-through 3rd grade.
Hillcrest Elementary School provides extensive enrichment opportunities and investigations for all levels of learners. The faculty is highly qualified and works collaboratively to better meet the needs of Idaho's kids. 


Congratulations to our PTO officersfor 2013-2014:
     Shannon Ethington - President
     Angela Mortenson ---Vice President
     Stephanie Beutler ----Secretary
     Amy Moore ------------ Art Moms
  
Jessilee Smith and Katina Allen------------ Box Tops
     
Our PTO is the BEST and we appreciate EVERYTHING they do for Hillcrest.


PLEASE READ....As winter comes, more parents drive students to school and our DROP OFF area becomes more congested.  If using the drop-off area in front of the school, do the following:
STOP at the CURB, DROP-OFF SAFELY and GO!!
PLEASE, no lingering in the drop-off area.  We have over a hundred cars needing to drop students off each day.  We simply can't allow cars to remain in the drop-off zone waiting for the bell to ring or for students to get ready.  If you need more time or want to walk you child to thier door or classroom, park across the street or up the hill from the drop-off zone.  With everyone's cooperation, we will maintain a safe and efficient drop off area for our students! THANK YOU FOR HELPING!
                        

                                                   
                                                

Lunch Menu for April 3rd and April 4th
April 3rd - French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Apple Sauce
April 4th - Fish Sticks, Criss-Cut Fries, Steamed Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges

*Newsworthy Info*

Our Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser was a whopping success!!!  Our goal this year was to raise $5000, and we exceeded that!!!  Our students, through the generosity of our wonderful community, raised a grand total of $6,537.60 for the American Heart Association.  We exceeded last years amount by over $1600.  Congratulations to the following students and classes: 
              
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART TOP 10 FUND RAISERS:
Barrett Ethington - $250
Griffin Pollard - $230
Avery Kent - $220
JT Obando - $200
Brady Chroniger - $165
Macy Winder and Aunnika Allen - $150
Emillee Lewis and Evan Moore - $125
Emma Fowler - $120
Raelynn Wilson - $110

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART TOP 10 CLASSES
Mrs. Shafer - $565
Mr. Blauer - $529
Mrs. Yelton - $528.50
Ms. Butikofer - $515
Ms. Tyler - $503
Mrs. Losee - $467
Mrs. Campbell - $455
Mrs. Nelson - $426
Mrs. Hoag - $406
Mrs. Raya - $405

Thanks to the Power County Hospital District for furnishing the top fundraising class (Mrs. Shafer's class) with a Subway Sandwich party.  The top 10 student fundraisers will receive an extra prize from the Power County Hospital District.
Over the past 20 years, the community of American Falls has donated over $90,000 to the American Heart Association through our annual event.  THANK YOU!!!
Mike Fabian graciously volunteered himself to be our incentive this year and he has been growing his hair and beard out since November.  Our top 10 students will get a chance to cut or shave part of Mike's hair at an assembly planed for March 12!
    

                                          ***IMPORTANT MESSAGE***

Messages for students should be held at a minimum.  If you have an important message for your student, please call before 2:00 p.m. (12:00 on Wednesdays).  If you need to talk to your child's teacher, we will be happy to take a message or they will return your call.  Thank you for your understanding. 



BOX TOPS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT HILLCREST......MONEY RAISED WILL BE USED TO FUND OUR END-OF-THE-YEAR CELEBRATION, ALONG WITH OTHER PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THAT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE IF NOT FOR YOUR HELP.  THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE PARENTS, STUDENTS, GRANDPARENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT TAKE THE TIME TO CUT OUT AND SEND BOX TOPS WITH OUR STUDENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WITH YOUR SUPPORT, HILLCREST STUDENTS REAP THE REWARDS; THINGS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE  NOT BE AVAILABLE TO THEM.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ANNOUNCING THE 4th ANNUAL PIGGY BANK BEAUTY CONTEST
Sponsored by the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition and The Bank of Commerce

Homemade Piggy Banks submitted should not be larger than 12x12x12 and must have a slot to receive change and money and do not have to be in a form of a pig.
Any student in the 1st - 4th grade in East Idaho is eligible.  Piggy banks are to be dropped off at any Bank of Commerce location during the week of February 24
through February 28.  Prizes will be award at each Bank of Commerce location.  1st Prize - $50 cashiers check and a trophy
2nd Prize - trophy
3rd Prize - trophy
        (every child entering a Piggy Bank will receive a prize when picking up their piggy bank)  Information and a coloring book will be sent home with students.


    UPDATE:
Congratulations to Ederson Westcott for winning 3rd place for the Piggy Bank Beauty Contest.  He is in Mrs. Kettl's 3rd grade class.  Great job!!!!!  


  
   
              
                                       AR AWARDS
                          Students who earn AR awards are posted in the 
                          office window.  Follow the Beaver Tracks!!  Also, 
                          students' names can be found here on the website 
                          under "Accelerated Reader/AR Awards for Little 
                          Beavers".  Names will be updated monthly.  
                         Check it out!!



                           PARENTS and GRANDPARENTS........
                 Here at Hillcrest we encourage parent nvolvement. 
                 Volunteer opportunities include PTO and
                 volunteering in the classroom.
                Parents can also help ensure a more successful
                year for their child by reading with/to or listening
               to their child 15-20 minutes each day, practicing 
               with math facts, and looking for and going over 
               the weekly red folder with their child at home 
               each week.

                              PhD Awards

             PhD Awards --- Prepared...Here....Daily.  At the 
end of each trimester,
           Hillcrest Elementar
acknowledges those students that have perfect 
            attendance and have received 3 or less tardies
during that trimester. 
           We award the students
with a fun prize(s) and a certificate.  The first
            trimester will end on November 20th.  All
students K through 3rd grade
           are eligible.  We
encourage regular attendance at school for a 
           child to succeed in school.  We understand that
children are absent
          due to illness or an
emergency.  In that case, please notify the school
           and if appropriate bring in a doctor's note. 


Burger King is offering a program called "100% 
Scholarship Club" for all first through sixth 
grade students.  When your student receives a 
100% on any test and has it signed by their 
teacher, they can bring it into to any Burger King 
and receive a FREE small hamburger!  




 

 





























 2013-2014 
Hillcrest Theme 
is
"READING UNDER THE SEA" 
                                                                                        

Lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year will be $2.20 per lunch for students and $3.45 per lunch for adult

Upcoming events for Hillcrest:

April 1 - Teacher Request forms due in the office.

April 8 - Softball tryouts for girls ages 8-14 at Willow Bay softball field at 5:00 p.m.  Signup forms are available at the school office, but even if students are not signed up, they are encouraged to come.  Please bring your birth certificate.

April 10 - Spring pictures and class pictures taken today. Envelopes will be sent home for class pictures ONLY ($7.00 prepaid). Spring pictures will be taken of each students with proofs, sent home for parents to review. Parents may purchase
all, part, or none of the package that is sent home. Please return the sheets that are not purchased.

April 18 - Gamelan performance for 3rd graders

April 22 - Starting date for IRI testing, grades K-3rd,
and Smarter Balanced Testing for 3rd graders.

April 30 -- Kindergarten Orientation for 2014-2015

A list of end of the year field trips and assemblies can be 
found by clicking the "End of the Year Activities" tab on the left of this page. 


              


Walk, Bike or Scoot to School Incentive
During April and May, we will be giving students 
(1st through 3rd) tickets for walking, scooting or biking to school.  Many sidewalks and safety factors have been added to our town through Safe Routes to School grants.  Student tickets will be placed in a pool for prize drawings in May.  If your child lives out of town, a form to verify walking, biking or scooting is available in the office on request.  We are trying to promote healthy habits for our community.  Join your child for a stroll to school.  It is a healthy opportunity for everyone!!!!!

A Summer Reading Skills Online Program is being offered through the University of Idaho Extension.  Programs are available for Kindergarten through 10th graders.  For more information or to register, call the Institute of Reading 
Development at 1-800-470-3698.

Check out the PTO website!!!
  

You'll find it on the left side of this page right under our 'lil Beaver!!

Thanks to the following local merchants for supporting our Box Tops program.....Tres Hermandos, Rockland Pharmacy, R & B's, Kens, Bingham Co-op,  Great Rift Transportation, Christiansen Implement, NAPA, Simplot,  Bank of Commerce, Les Schwab, Jacksons and ALCO.  

The PTO provides art projects for students in 1st-3rd grade. Moms (or Dads!) can volunteer to teach these art projects to their child's class. There are only four projects for the entire school year. The first project is done in Sept. or Oct, the second in Nov. or Dec., the third in Jan or Feb, and the last one in Mar. or Apr. 
We provide the project and all the materials for the art project. You job is simply to show-up and have fun volunteering in your child's classroom while completing the project! 
If  you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact one of the head Art Mom's on the co

ntacts page.