Hillcrest Elementary




Tina Fehringer, Principal 
Photo courtesy of Randy Jensen

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



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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 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!!
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 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!
                        
________________________________________________________                         EMERGENCY TELEPHONE TEXT MESSAGING 
                                         SERVICE AT HILLCREST   

Hillcrest is joining a new telephone text service that will send you a text in case of an emergency at Hillcrest.  This would include getting a message due to weather or other emergency event.  You can sign up by completing the following steps:
                                         TEXT:  208-932-1846
                                         SEND MESSAGE:  @hcalert
Once signed up you can opt out at any time  

                   
                                                Music Concerts  
                                              
3rd Grade Musical Revue - November 18
1st Grade Winter Concert - December 19
2nd Grade Cultural Concert - March 20
3rd Grade Gamelan - April 17
Kindergarten Concert -  May/TBA 

*Newsworthy Info*

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


                                 WALK-A-THON WINNERS!!!!
On Friday, October 17th, the PTO hosted their Walk-a-thon  Pizza Party for all the following  students who raised $100 or more for the Walk-a-thon:
Kade Skaar, Ryker Nielsen, Aydain Heward, RayAnna Schmitt, Cooper Chroninger, Zoie Mandell, Kayden Nulph, Evelyn Rodriguez, Joaquin Morales, Londyn Kendall, Jhett Burgemeister, Michael Schmitt, Ashton Neibaur, Adley Selga, Kaia Anderson, Raelynn Wilson, Benson Taylor, Averee Nelson, Brady Chroninger, Jesse Annen, Kory Ward, Nick Hamilton, Citlali Hernandez, Shelby Smith, Kason Kendall, Gabriella Tendoy, Aunnika Allen, Emma Beutler, Kevin Adamson, Adam Al Hunini, Makiah Whitnah, and Macy Winder.  These students' names were put into a drawing for the grand prize of a Kindle Fire......Adam Al Hunini was the lucky winner!!!!   Congratulations to all of our students for a job well done!!!!  And thank you to our wonderful PTO for sponsoring the pizza party!


                                          ***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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  
   
              
                                       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!  




 

 




























American Falls School Dist. 
Weather Safety Procedures 
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Hillcrest Theme 2014-2015
is
"READING ROCKS!!!!"
                                                                                    


Lunch prices for the 2014-2015 school year will be $2.30 per lunch for students and $3.55 per lunch for adults.   Milk may be purchased for $.35.  Lunches for October will be $48.30.

Upcoming events for Hillcrest


Come check out our wonderful "Veterans Wall" that honors our veterans. 
Christmas Break (no school) December 22 to
     January 4 (Students return to school January 5)
Martin Luther King Observed - Monday January 19
                                                          No School
                                  

    CLASS CHRISTMAS PARTIES (Friday, Dec. 19)
First Grade - Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Hoag, Mrs. Moore,
       1:00         Mrs. Pratt, and Mrs. Raya
       1:30          Mrs. Connelly

Our Hillcrest students, parents, and patrons ROCK!!!  Our annual Walk-a-Thon fundraiser was a huge success, raising nearly $8,000!!!  Thanks to our awesome PTO for sponsoring this family fun event.  Money raised will be used for playground upgrades, the Art Mom program, Foster Grandparent program, and other items that Hillcrest students would not be able to enjoy if not for the generous support of our community.  A big THANK YOU goes to Ruchti and Beck, Attorneys at Law, for generously sponsoring this year's grand prize!!!  Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month.


Perfect Attendance Incentive
From the first day of school, September 2, until November 7th, Hillcrest Elementary is planning a perfect attendance incentive.  All students who get perfect attendance (no tardies and no early release) during this time will be eligible for a small incentive prize and their name will be put in for a grand prize drawing. 
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  Hillcrest Focus for Continued School Improvement
                                    2014-2015
               COMMON CORE/COMMON CARE
1)Effective Implementation of The Write Tools Improving Literacy Instruction Curriculum
2)Daily purposeful writing at all grade levels
3)Increase close reading opportunities in the classrooms
4)Increase use of effective active participation strategies in the classrooms
5)Scaffolding and teaching students to speak academically in full sentences


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.