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 officers for 2014-2015:
Stephanie Beutler - President
Trista Schmitt ---Vice President
Stephanie Beutler ----Secretary
Neisha Richardson ------------ Art Moms
Jessalee Smith -------- Box Tops
Our PTO is the BEST and we appreciate EVERYTHING they do for Hillcrest. The first PTO meeting of the year will be TUESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 9th at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. Please join us for discussion on Title I - parent rights and programs, parent involvement/committee opportunities, highly qualified teacher disclosure, attendance policy and procedures, upcoming Hillcrest Walk-a-thon, and art mom's !!!!!
PLEASE READ.... If using the drop-off area in front of the school, do the following:
STOP at the CURB, DROP-OFF SAFELY and GO!!
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 their 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!
Upcoming dates for our physical education department:
October 20-24 - Jungle Adventure
January 26-30 - Star Wars
February 9-13 - Jump Rope for Heart
March 2-6 - Quadball
May 26 - Rock 'n Roll Day
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!
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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
PhD Awards --- Prepared...Here....Daily. At the
acknowledges those students that have perfect
attendance and have received 3 or less tardies
with a fun prize(s) and a certificate. The first
trimester will end on November 20th. All
students K through 3rd grade
encourage regular attendance at school for a
child to succeed in school. We understand that
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!