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.
Games and fun stuff:
Learn how just about anything works at:
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
Jessalee Smith and
Katina Allen------------ Box Tops
Our PTO is the BEST and we appreciate EVERYTHING they do for Hillcrest.
FAMILY READING WEEK
IMAGINE THE FUN AT THE LIBRARY!!!!....it is
Family Reading Week November 17 through the 23rd at the American Falls Library. Stop in anytime during library hours to get some great tips to encourage your child's creativity and learning and to register for a free drawing with fun prizes for your family.
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, o 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!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS FOR WINNING THE LION'S CLUB PATRIOTISM ESSAY:
1st Place - Oakley Beck
2nd Place - Macy Winder
3rd Place - Shelby Smith
1st Place - Fernando Montelongo
2nd Place - Veronica Palacios
3rd Place - Jaqueline Cordova
1st Place - Catherine Amboh
2nd Place - Dana Martinez
3rd Place - Lindsey Pahler
1st Place winners received $25 cash, 2nd place winners received $15 cash, and 3rd place winners received $10 cash.
Come check out our Veteran's Day display in the main hallway at our school, honoring those who have served and are serving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An Art Show & Competition will be held on
December 7th at 10:30 a.m., Auxiliary Room at the AF Library. This art show is for children grades K-8. Entry forms are available in the office at Hillcrest Elementary, Intermediate School, and Middle School. Please see entry form for complete rules and details.
Entry forms are due by November 26th in the school office.
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.
Awesome Link for fun!!!!!
Access online kids' books and story times at
the American Falls Library link:
Congratulations to Ally Barclay for winning 2nd place for the Bank of Commerce Piggy Bank Beauty Contest!!!
Hillcrest Elementary has achieved
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2013-14 school year. Hillcrest Faculty and Staff are committed to improving the achievements of all of our students.
Note to Parents: For students who eat in our school cafeteria, school lunch will now cost $2.10 per day, up a nickel from last year. Milk is still $.30. Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their student....adult lunches are $3.25.
Lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year will be $2.20 per lunch for students and $3.45 per lunch for adults.
Upcoming events for Hillcrest:
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU FROM HILLCREST!!! Christmas break begins on December 23rd with students returning on January 6. Have a safe holiday!!!
First Grade Concert
Tuesday, December 17th
10:40 a.m. - Pratt, Raya
2:25 p.m. - Campbell, Connelly, Hoag
(Dress rehearsal will be on Monday, December 16th:
10:40 - Campbell, Connelly, Hoag
2:25 - Pratt, Raya
The First Graders will be performing their concert songs at Spring Creek Assisted Living Center on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:45.
So far, this is what we have for class parties:
Mrs. Connelly...December 20th @ 1:20
(no gift exchange)
All students who have perfect attendance for our first trimester will have their names put in a drawing for a new bike!!! To be eligible, students must have no tardies and no absences during the first trimester of this school year. Good Luck!!!!
Good Job, Hillcrest!! There were over 225 students that qualified for the drawing!
Congratulations to the following for having their name drawn for the bicycles:
Kayden Van Devere
Love and Logic Class
A six-week parenting program is being offered beginning October 30th. Time is 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and babysitting is provided. It will be held at Hillcrest Elementary and there is a $8.00 registration fee, which covers the cost of the book. Please call the elementary school at 226-2391 or email to email@example.com for more information and/or registration. Spanish classes are also available.
WALK-A-THON A HUGE SUCCESS
A BIG Hillcrest Thank You to the PTO, parents, families and friends of Hillcrest Students for helping us reach our goal for the walk-a-thon this year!!! Our 'lil Beavers raised over $6,000, which is over our goal for the year and even exceeded the amount raised last year! Thank you to our awesome PTO for surprising our students with new t-shirts and a fun assembly on Wednesday. Special thanks is given to the following patrons and businesses for their donations:
AMS, A to Z Family Services, American Falls Public Library, Alison Omanson, Bank of Commerce, Bingham Co-Op, Enviro-scape, Family Dollar, Gateway Counseling, Marshall and Malory Jensen,
Mr. D's Salon, Mr. Petrols's, Napa, Pumpco, and Rockland Pharmacy.
Students who raised $100 or more were put into a drawing for a Kindle Fire, which was donated by AMS -- Emma Beutler was our grand prize winner. (Michael Schmitte was our top fund raiser who raised over $300)
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.