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Welcome to Ecole Hillcrest Elementary School
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Welcome to Ecole Hillcrest Elementary School!

It has been amazing to observe the learning and growth in our students this year! Thank you to the parents for your continued support all through the year—-it really makes a difference!  Thank you also to the staff and students for making Hillcrest such a great school to be at!  I wish you all a safe and happy summer!

How to Help your Child at School
Parents are often asking how they can support their child's learning.  Here are some helpful tips:
  • Show an interest.
  • Make every day an opportunity to learn.
  • Encourage your child to investigate, discover and imagine.
  • Work and play together.
  • Read with your child.
  • Help them find math everywhere
Excerpts from the "Parent Tool Kit"
We are focusing on inquiry-based learning at school, and the suggestions above help students to view the world as a place of wonder and see themselves as active participants in the process of learning and discovering.  It's an exciting place to be!

We are all learners together and it is such a privilege to learn with your children. We  strive to provide rich educational  experiences that allow kids to stretch their thinking, explore new ideas, and construct knowledge in a safe and caring environment.  Please feel free to contact me at any time during the school year, and  I look forward to working with all students, staff, parents and community members this year!

Donna Farrow, Principal

Parent Lending Library

The School Council has purchased some books for a Parents' Lending Library.  The books are located in the conference room across from the office, on the top shelf of the bookcase.  The list of these resources can be found on this website under the SCC icon.  Feel free to browse the books and borrow any that you might find relevant.

Litterless Lunches

Parents are asked to remember to send litterless lunches with their children.  We are trying to do our part to be environmentally friendly consumers.  Any garbage accumulated with the lunches will be sent home.
Our motto  is:
“We can make a difference when we work together; we make this difference by showing respect to one another and respect to the environment.   We truly work best when we work together."

Talk to Your Child About Their Day!

Parents often lament that when they ask their child what they did today, the answer is NOTHING.  Here are suggestions for prompts that you can use with your child:
What was the best part about your day or what you are most proud of doing?
What was the most challenging part of your day?
What did you do to help someone or to make their day better?

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