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Welcome to Ecole Hillcrest Elementary School
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We had a wonderful end to October with a fun Halloween day filled with dances, costumes and our Hillcrest Helpers who went out in the community to support those in need with our annual Halloween for Hunger Food Drive.  

Hillcrest was also represented very well at our Regional Cross Country races at the soccer complex.  We had lots of top finishers and many of the volunteers who helped out were our very own Intermediates students.  A huge thank you to them.  

November brings Remembrance Day ceremonies, a trip to the high school for our Grade 8s, Progress Reports and Parent/teacher interviews.  Information on Parent/teacher interviews will be coming home with the Progress Reports.  

Have a great November Hillcrest families.


Kevin Wilson

Principal

 

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Hillcrest Elementary School
First Day of School
 
Welcome back to Hillcrest, and a warm welcome to our new Hillcrest families!  We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning!
 
Just a few reminders for parents for the first day:
 
  • Yard supervision begins at 8:35.  Students should not be on the yard prior to this time.
  • There is no parking in the drop off area at the front of the school
  • Kindergarten students:  Teachers will meet the students at their bus or at the playground gate near the drop off area, and take the students to their class at the bell
  • For safety and supervision purposes, students in grades 1-8 who are walking to school or being dropped off should go directly to the playground through the playground entrances, NOT through the school
  • Grades 1-3 students will meet in the small gym when the school day starts.  Teachers will read out their class lists and escort their students to their new classroom.
  • Students in grades 4-7 will meet in the large gym when the school day starts. Teachers will read out their class lists and escort their students to their new classroom.
  • Class lists will be posted for the grade 8 students at the bus loop doors, and students will proceed to their new classroom at the bell.
  • During the school day (8:55-3:15), all visitors and parents are asked to check in at the office
  • If you are picking up your child at the end of the school day please wait at the playground gate.  To avoid congestion in our hallways, we ask that parents please NOT meet their child(ren) inside the school
  • Be sure to stay informed of school events through our school’s Facebook page, our school website and School Messenger





Hillcrest Elementary Community,


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Kevin Wilson
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HUSKY Water Bottles and Mugs
Take a look at our new water bottles (Husky Hydration) and mugs. They are $5 each. Order and pay online. https://bwdsb.schoolcashonline.com
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Monthly Newsletter
Download this month's newsletter here > June 2019

Math Help
Is your son/daughter in grade 7 or 8? Get free math help online through TVO's Mathify site ... https://tvomathify.com/parents check it out. All you need to register your student is their OEN number. This is found on any report card.

Mathematics
A family math kit will be heading home with primary students packed full of ideas for you to support mathematics learning at home. You can download the resource document from here: English Version | Arabic Version


                                                        


All About PIC (Parent Involvement Committee)
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

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

TumbleBooks
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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.


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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