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Welcome to Ecole Hillcrest Elementary School
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My name is Keith Lefebvre, the new principal at Hillcrest. Anne Maclaughlin is the vice-principal and Mary Obermaier is our office manager. Please join me in welcoming Alisha Sutherland to our office staff this year. I am positive that Mary and Anne will help us get familiar with our routines. Please consider signing up for our Remind service (described below) as we will send out frequent important reminders from the school. It is free and allows you to receive messages to your phone (text/email) or email.

Our first day of school is Tuesday September 5th, 2017. Please dedicate some time to the completion of forms on day 1. Important information will be coming home from both the office and your child's teacher. It is essential that we receive this information back in a timely manner. The cost of the school agenda is $5. Please consider sending this in with your child(ren) on the first day. A suggested list of items can be found here. There is no requirement to purchase these items; however, many families make this a routine before school starts.

Our Back to School BBQ is Thursday September 14th, 2017. Please pencil that date on the calendar. More information will come home in the first day newsletter. A monthly school newsletter will be sent home on the first Friday of the month. An option to only receive the electronic version will be made later this fall.

Keith Lefebvre, Principal
519-376-1771 x 527

Monthly Newsletter
Download this month's newsletter here > September 2017

EQAO
Some parents have asked, "How can I help my child prepare for EQAO testing in the Spring?" Here is a page of resources you may wish to use ... EQAO INFO

Learning About Concussions
Find out more from your Parent Involvement Committee website (article)

Headlice
Download the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit handout ... here

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Parent Engagement

As a parent, have you asked yourself, "How can I best help my child be successful at school?" Well, Parents for Education has created a wonderful video that you should watch. It takes a little over 3 minutes and will likely change how you see your role in education. Go to ... Parent Engagement

Other Resources for Parents
What parents can do: Be a mentor, Be a coach, Be a guide ... Check out www.ontariodirectors.ca/parent_engagement.html

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We are asking families to renew their Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library memberships. You will have access to Tumblebooks and many other resources included with your free membership.


Remind (NEW link)
You are encouraged to sign up for Remind to keep informed about everything that happens at Hillcrest Elementary School. This service is available to all Hillcrest families and allows you to receive email or text reminders from the school (bus cancellations, school events, general reminders, etc...)8222017_80944_4.png
How to sign up:

Either text "@oshill" to 226-773-2335
or
Go to rmd.at/oshill and follow instructions


Cyber Safety

Check out a great resource to help you and your kids become responsible digital citizens. http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/pdfs/tipsheet/TipSheet_%20Safe_Surfing_Habits.pdf


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