Holistic Resistance Contact Info

Mon, May 23 7:00pm

We accidentally left out Holistic Resistance's contact info in tonight's YP... if you would like to get in touch with them over the summer with any feedback or questions, feel free to email them at ho ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, May 23 5:26pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for the last week of 2021-2022 school year.   And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.yp@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Come Cheer for our 8th Graders!!! Wed. May 25!!!

Mon, May 23 4:19pm

Dear Hillcrest Family, On Wednesday, May 25, our 8th graders will be graduating from Middle School. We would like to invite you all to two opportunities to cheer for them.  On the Hillcrest Lawn betwe ... [More]

Reminder: Minimum Days all week

Mon, May 23 11:53am

Reminder - 1:25pm dismissal (minimum day) all week. Happy last week of school!

Final Call to sign cards and/or contribute to Coach Liz and Mr Pabst Farewell

Sun, May 22 6:07pm

Mr Pabst   e-Card: click HERE Venmo: @June-Sunwoo-1  (Last 4 #s of phone - 4671) _______________________________________________________________________________________   Coach Liz   Link to card: htt ... [More]

Corrected Sign Up Link - End of Year Picnic

Fri, May 20 1:58pm

☀️ End of Year Picnic reminder! 🍓   If you haven't already, please mark your calendars for the traditional Hillcrest End of Year Picnic!  This will be a time to come together and have fun, eat, drink ... [More]

**End of Year Picnic!**

Fri, May 20 1:04pm

☀️ End of Year Picnic reminder! 🍓   If you haven't already, please mark your calendars for the traditional Hillcrest End of Year Picnic!  This will be a time to come together and have fun, eat, drink ... [More]

FINAL CALL - Lost & Found

Thu, May 19 4:42pm

Hello Hillcrest Families, This is the LAST CALL for lost and found items.  We reorganized all the items onto new racks and items are sorted under NAMED and HillCREST SWAG (No Names).  We will reached ... [More]

Tonight, 6pm - PTA Association Meeting

Thu, May 19 3:24pm

Please join us this evening for our final PTA Association meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  Below is our agenda: Comments from our principal Update on 2021-2022 PTA budget Ratify Board-approved e ... [More]

Tonight, 6-7pm - Hillcrest Open House

Tue, May 17 9:18pm

Hillcrest Open House - Tonight, 6-7pm We hope you will be able to make it to our in-person Open House tonight from 6-7pm. Classrooms will be open, student work will be on display, and there is no set ... [More]

2022-23 After Care Program Information and Registration link

Tue, May 17 10:26am

*** Sending on behalf of Bay Area Community Resources (Hillcrest's after school program provider for 2022-2023) *** --------------------------------- Hello! Thank you to families for attending last ni ... [More]

Farewell Mr. Pabst

Mon, May 16 9:29pm

Hello Hillcrest families, As we read recently in this evening's Hillcrest News, Mr. Pabst will be leaving Hillcrest at the end of the school year to continue his passion for opening new libraries at O ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, May 16 4:48pm

Hi Hillcrest,      Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.      Thanks,  Carrie and Simone   

Reminder - Virtual Info Session tonight (6pm) re: 2022-23 After School Program, presented by Bay Area Community Resources

Mon, May 16 12:43pm

Reminder - There is a virtual information meeting tonight re: the after school program at Hillcrest for 2022-23, presented by Bay Area Community Resources. Time: 6pm Zoom ID: 98787757337 For reference ... [More]

PTA Association Meeting Minutes (Feb Meeting)

Sun, May 15 12:46pm

Hi everyone, As a reminder, we have a PTA Association Meeting this Thursday; all are welcome to attend. (See the Hillcrest News this week for details on how to join.) Here are the minutes from our las ... [More]

Call for Library Books

Thu, May 12 10:09am

Please return all library materials-- all books are due by May 13. Watch your email and child’s backpack for overdue notices. No fines will be charged if you have your materials back by 5/25. Fine not ... [More]

Farewell Coach Liz

Tue, May 10 11:38am

Hello Hillcrest families,   As we heard recently in our Hillcrest News, Coach Liz will be leaving Hillcrest at the end of the school year to take on a new adventure in Southern California.   We recogn ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, May 9 4:00pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.        Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

REMINDER - Help us get to our Walkathon fundraising goal!

Thu, May 5 10:29am

*We are closing in on our $80,000 fundraising goal with ~$77,000 raised so far - THANK YOU!* There’s still time to donate - If you are interested, financially able, and have yet to donate, below are p ... [More]

Join us TONIGHT (6:30-8pm) - DEI Affinity Groups (virtual), facilitated by Holistic Resistance

Wed, May 4 1:24pm

From Holistic Resistance:  We believe in the power of using many different tools to create safety and liberation in our communities. One of these tools are racial affinity groups. Based on your racial ... [More]

UPDATE: After school program for 2022-23 school year

Tue, May 3 1:33pm

***Sending on behalf of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR).  Please direct inquiries to them at oakhillschools@bacr.org (specify Hillcrest) or you can leave a message for them at 510-559-3025.***  -- ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, May 2 5:20pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week!  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone       

4th grade book drive- thank you!!!

Mon, May 2 11:58am

Thank you all for your incredible generosity!   The 4th grade book drive collected several thousand books.  My original plan was to count them all so I could share an exact number with you.  Instead, ... [More]

2022 Hillcrest Walkathon - Fundraising Update

Sun, May 1 6:30pm

Dear Hillcrest Community, Almost there!  We are excited to update everyone on the 2022 Hillcrest Walkathon results so far… As of today, we have raised $71k towards our $80k goal – THANK  YOU! In addit ... [More]

TODAY (10am-2pm) - Hillcrest BYOP at Lake Temescal

Sun, May 1 10:26am

Hello Hillcrest families, There is always so much to do in the spring at Hillcrest. So here is one more option. Today, Sunday, May 1 we are having a "Bring Your Own Picnic" at Lake Temescal-North side ... [More]

APRIL 29 - DAY OF ACTION (take 2)

Wed, Apr 27 12:21pm

**DAY OF ACTION**   7:30-9:30 am picket line outside of hillcrest 11:00 am save our school block party @ lake Merritt amphitheater 2:00-3:30 pm Rally at City Hall (Oscar Grant Plaza)/March to 1000 Bro ... [More]

April 29 - DAY OF ACTION regarding Closures

Wed, Apr 27 12:08pm

📢 Last call for lap cards & credit card checkout info!

Tue, Apr 26 4:55pm

❤️ Thank you for making the walkathon such a success, Hillcrest! There are a few business items we are wrapping up this week:   👟 If you haven't turning in your lap card yet, please email a picture o ... [More]

One Day Strike - April 29th - to protest Unfair Labor Practices and school closures

Tue, Apr 26 9:36am

Good afternoon Hillcrest Families, There will be no classroom instruction on Friday, April 29.  This year the OUSD school board voted to close 11 schools. These closures negatively impact the entire O ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Apr 25 5:57pm

Hi Hillcrest,      Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmil@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

👏 Walkathon Wrap Up & Other Info 👏

Sun, Apr 24 1:59pm

❤️ Thank you, Hillcrest! ❤️   After two long years of not being able to have our annual Walkathon in person, yesterday was an amazing celebration of our community and our amazing students! Thank you t ... [More]

Walkathon T-shirts - want one?

Sun, Apr 24 12:43pm

Everything about this year's Walkathon was a hit, including the t-shirts!  If you would like one of the unclaimed shirts, please reply to this email with the following information: - Requester's name ... [More]

Walkathon lap cards - please turn in/send pic

Sun, Apr 24 6:52am

If your student forgot to turn in their lap card at the walkathon, please email a pic to walkathon@hillcrestpta.org by end of day Tuesday, April 26, so we can make sure to mark their lap credit for th ... [More]

🌞👟Tomorrow is the Walkathon! Reminders & Info! 👟🌞

Fri, Apr 22 4:57pm

  🎪 The Walkathon Is Tomorrow! 🎪   Walkathon Schedule 8:45  Warm up with Coaches Liz & Mark 9:00  Walk, walk, walk! Crush your lap goal! 2:00  Event ends Carnival & Food Schedule 8:30  Breakfast boo ... [More]

👟 T-shirt/Lap Card Pick-up Starts Today! Plus, Other Important Info - Please Read! 👟

Thu, Apr 21 12:01pm

👟The Countdown Begins!👟   Remember! Grades 3-8 can pick up their t-shirts, lap cards, and lanyards today and tomorrow after school (2:50-3:50pm) on the middle school patio. Grades K-2 will have thei ... [More]

🎟 Presale Walkathon Tickets! Skip the line & save! 🎟

Wed, Apr 20 12:26pm

  👟 The Walkathon is this Saturday! 🎪   🎟 Want to skip the line and save money? Buy your tickets now! Click HERE. 🎟   By taking advantage of the presale option, not only will you save time in line ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Apr 18 6:14pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

👋 Buddy Families Still Needed!

Mon, Apr 18 11:52am

Dear Hillcrest community,   We are still in need of buddy families!   Enrollment for Fall 2022 is nearly complete, which means it's the time of year when we start matching new families up with existin ... [More]

🙌 The Walkathon needs your help! 🙌

Tue, Apr 12 3:45pm

    Please help!   The Walkathon is just TWO WEEKS away (4/23/22, 9-2pm) and we really need your help! We know everyone is feeling at capacity these days, but this event is such a fun day for the kids ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Apr 11 6:45pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Requesting Buddy Families!

Sun, Apr 3 12:02pm

Dear Hillcrest community,   Enrollment for Fall 2022 is just about complete, which means it's the time of year when we start matching new families up with existing Hillcrest community members to give ... [More]

Corrected Zoom Link: DEI Zoom link for tonight, 6:30-8pm

Tue, Mar 29 6:29pm

https://ousd.zoom.us/j/84325210018?pwd=cVBCVnBUa3BncURYQ2JSaFdGRzkwQT09 Apologies for the inconvenience.  Thank you!

Please join us tonight! Community Meeting Towards an Inclusive HIllcrest

Tue, Mar 29 5:00pm

Towards an Inclusive Hillcrest - Community Meeting, March 29th – Virtual   Please join us tonight for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) assessment and listening session via Zoom (Meeting ID: 84 ... [More]

Tonight & Tomorrow! Dine Out @ Itani Ramen/Nikkei Sushi

Tue, Mar 29 3:33pm

Itani Ramen/Nikkei Sushi – Join us anytime during a three day Dine-out from Monday, March 28 to Wednesday, March 30 between 11:30am-8:30pm for our third dine-out of 2022. Itani Ramen/Nikkei Sushi (173 ... [More]

Playground Spring Cleaning: April 2nd, 9:00 - noon - Please join us!

Mon, Mar 28 8:28pm

Hillcrest Playground Spring Cleaning Saturday, April 2, 9:00 - noon   Please join us as we tidy up the playground and landscaping around the school!   Bring gloves and gardening tools if you have them ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Mar 28 6:19pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone  

PLEASE DO NOT park across any pedestrian crossing at drop off and pick up. Thanks

Thu, Mar 24 12:45pm

This Friday's Kids' Night Out - SOLD OUT

Tue, Mar 22 12:03pm

Wow! Thanks Hillcrest Community for your interest in this Friday's Kids' Night Out! We are excited for a fun evening.  We have hit capacity and are SOLD OUT as of now.  Please do not leave registratio ... [More]

Book drive!!! Last call!

Tue, Mar 22 9:24am

Thank you so much to all of you who have already donated books! Your generosity is incredible! The book drive is continuing through March 31st, so don't miss your chance to clear out old books fand gi ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Mar 21 5:58pm

Hi Hillcrest,      Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And please subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Kid's Night Out - Friday Mar 25th - Deadline to sign up is TUESDAY 3/22!

Sun, Mar 20 7:37pm

Kid’s Night Out is the night where MS students supervise K-5 students for games, a movie & pizza night, and elementary parents get a night off!  Space is limited! Don't miss this fun Hillcrest traditi ... [More]

Bake sale at village market today! 11-3!

Sun, Mar 20 9:06am

Please support the DC fundraising committee at the bake sale at village market today from 11-3!!!

Popsicles for the whole school!

Wed, Mar 16 1:45pm

The Hillcrest community has shown their tremendous school spirit again with over 90% of our students registered for the upcoming Walkathon on April 23rd - woo hoo! And, with every class/grade surpassi ... [More]

Reminder! St. Patty's Day Eve Bake Sale after School! Wed, 3/16

Tue, Mar 15 9:06pm

Join us for a St. Patty's Day Eve Bake Sale on the front lawn after school tomorrow, Wednesday March 16th!  The Middle Schoolers will be baking up some great treats. Thanks to the community for your s ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Mar 14 4:29pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week!  And please subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Kid's Night Out! Pizza & Movie Night for Hillcrest K-5 Students on Fri 3/25

Fri, Mar 11 1:15pm

Kid’s Night Out is the night where MS students supervise K-5 students for games, a movie & pizza night, and elementary parents get a night off!  Don't miss this fun Hillcrest tradition!   When:   Frid ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Mar 7 5:46pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.      Thanks,  Carrie and Simone  

Homemade marmalade for sale to benefit the 8th grade Washinton DC trip

Mon, Mar 7 9:58am

Homemade, super delicious, mandarin marmalade for sale!  Talia Stevens and her grandma (my mom) made marmalade with fruit from my mom's neighbor's trees and Tali and I used her recipe to make marmalad ... [More]

Tentative Change in Start Date for 2022-2023 School Year. To be confirmed by Board this Wed., March 9.

Sat, Mar 5 10:54am

Below is a message (sent today) from Sam Davis, Vice President of the OUSD Board of Directors, regarding a recent development in the calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. It was previously communica ... [More]

book drive!

Thu, Mar 3 2:00pm

Miss Ross' class is collecting gently used and new books to benefit the East Bay Children's Book Project. The East Bay Children's Book Project gets books into the hand of children all around the East ... [More]

Looking for your Walkathon registration confirmation email?

Tue, Mar 1 7:32pm

Looking for your registration email? The first batch of registration confirmation emails were sent today.  Please be on the lookout for an email from “Fundraising Campaign Update” with the subject “Yo ... [More]

Report Card Date Correction

Tue, Mar 1 4:38pm

  Hillcrest families,   Report cards will be available for K-5 families on Aeries on March 11th, 2022 (not March 4th as previously stated).    Thank you!  

4th Grade Book Drive!!!!

Tue, Mar 1 12:56pm

    Miss Ross' class is collecting gently used and new books to benefit the East Bay Children's Book Project.  The East Bay Children's Book Project gets books into the hand of children all around the ... [More]

Minimum day tomorrow and Wednesday

Mon, Feb 28 3:13pm

Tuesday and Wednesday this week are both minimum days per the Hillcrest Yellowpages.

Hillcrest News

Mon, Feb 28 2:50pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And please subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Action Needed - Save the Date & Register for the 2022 Hillcrest Cardinals Walkathon!

Tue, Feb 22 6:15pm

The Hillcrest Cardinals Walkathon is Back! SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 23rd from 9am to 2pm REGISTER your student(s) by clicking HERE.  After a long two years, we are SO excited to kick off Hillcre ... [More]

Hillcrest Bake Sale After School Wednesday After School!

Tue, Feb 22 5:38pm

Come by the Bake Sale in front of the school after class tomorrow (Wed Feb 23rd) for some sweet treats baked by the Middle School! All proceeds go to support the MS Field Trip. Small change appreciate ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Feb 21 5:27pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And please subscribing by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Initial survey results and anti-closure next steps

Thu, Feb 17 4:02pm

Thank you to the 96 Hillcrest community members who filled out the survey on next steps. We appreciate the thoughtful comments, and are using the data to help inform future communication and action.   ... [More]

Lost & Found - FINAL CALL

Wed, Feb 16 1:42pm

Hello Hillcrest Families,   The Lost and Found collection is overwhelmed again!  A couple of moms organized and returned labeled items to owners two weeks ago.  If you are still missing items please s ... [More]

*Dine Out Tonight @ Park Burger! Support Hillcrest!*

Wed, Feb 16 1:38pm

Park Burger – Come out and support Hillcrest tonight -  Wednesday, February 16th - between 4:00-8:00pm at Park Burger (4218 Park Blvd). They will donate 10% of sales from the event to Hillcrest (dine ... [More]

Rally Today! La Escuelita.

Wed, Feb 16 10:02am

If you have time at 1:30pm today, please head over to La Escuelita.  

Hillcrest News

Mon, Feb 14 5:55pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week!  And please subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.      Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Still Taking Action: Survey, Rally, Lobby, Petition

Mon, Feb 14 12:55pm

❤️ February 14 ❤️   This week, we’re continuing to fight school closures through multiple avenues, and will be further clarifying options for immediately impacted families.   Thanks to all of the 4th- ... [More]

SUPER BOWL GRID- A BIT OF FUN AND FUNDRAISING AFTER A REALLY LONG WEEK!!! SQUARES STILL AVAILABLE

Fri, Feb 11 12:17pm

Reminder-  there are still squares open!!!  payouts for the winners! We know so many are bummed that the Niners lost, but you can still get into the fun by playing our 8th Grade Hillcrest DC Trip Supe ... [More]

*Alice In Wonderland - Performance Program*

Fri, Feb 11 12:14pm

*Livestream Information for School Play, Alice in Wonderland*

Fri, Feb 11 12:00pm

On Saturday, February 12th, the Hillcrest cast of Alice in Wonderland will be presenting two fabulous performances at 3 pm and 5 pm. This year, to limit the spread of COVID, in-person attendance is li ... [More]

DAY 10

Fri, Feb 11 11:27am

Thank you to the parents who were able to join us last night for the Hillcrest Parent School Closures Meeting! A few updates as we head into the weekend:   Join parents in fighting school closures + s ... [More]

*Message from Alia Dolan*

Thu, Feb 10 4:34pm

Dear Hillcrest families,   The following is a message to the community from Alia Dolan, who is recovering at home from spinal surgery and hopes to return in person within the next two weeks, on Tuesda ... [More]

DAY NINE

Thu, Feb 10 11:09am

DAY NINE   Join Us Tonight! Please join us for the PTA Association Meeting (a triannual meeting welcoming the entire parent body) followed by a special Hillcrest parent meeting regarding School Closur ... [More]

TOMORROW - Time Change & Zoom Link - PTA Meetings

Wed, Feb 9 2:41pm

We invite Hillcrest to join us for one or more of the following meetings.  Agendas are noted below. 6-6:30pm - PTA Board meeting Approve last month's meeting minutes Mid-Year Audit report Review Treas ... [More]

Dear Hillcrest families,

Wed, Feb 9 12:41pm

Dear Hillcrest families,   I know that after last night's board meeting and vote, everyone is feeling a variety of strong emotions. I want to echo the sentiment of this morning's "Day 8 - Deep Breaths ... [More]

UPDATE - Day 8 - DEEP BREATHS

Wed, Feb 9 12:21pm

PTA MEETING - TIME CHANGE   A quick heads-up that the timing of tomorrow's PTA meeting has changed.   Please plan to join us at the PTA Association Meeting at 6:30p-7p (regular PTA business) and stay ... [More]

**IMPORTANT DAY 7 UPDATE** - action required before 5pm

Tue, Feb 8 3:10pm

  Please email Dr Gary Yee NOW!     Sam Davis is requesting an amendment to remove some schools from the list of closures.   Hillcrest is not on that list!  https://www.samdavisforoaklandschools.org/n ... [More]

DAY 7

Tue, Feb 8 12:09pm

Hillcrest families:   Tonight the Board of Ed will vote on whether to approve the measure to consolidate schools, including Hillcrest Middle School. Thank you so much for all of your support and advoc ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Feb 7 5:52pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

DAY 6

Mon, Feb 7 12:14pm

Hillcrest Families:   The board vote on school closures will happen at tomorrow’s meeting, Feb 8 at 5PM. We encourage families to get loud today and tomorrow, but also anticipate that the fight will c ... [More]

Missoula Children's Theatre - Auditions Tomorrow!

Sun, Feb 6 6:19pm

Reminder: Group auditions (fun, low pressure!) for Alice in Wonderland are right after school on Monday, Feb 7, 3-5pm.  Permission slip required - click HERE.  About 70 students have already signed up ... [More]

HILLCREST SHOWING UP FOR THE OUSD COMMUNITY

Fri, Feb 4 12:49pm

**HILLCREST PARENTS & KIDS ARE SHOWING UP FOR THE OUSD COMMUNITY**   We are so proud to see our community showing up for the larger OUSD community.   If you can, JOIN US TODAY for the protest outside ... [More]

SCHOOL CLOSURES - WEEK OF ACTION DAY 5 - FRIDAY

Fri, Feb 4 11:19am

Hillcrest Families:    Please remember that as we go into the community and advocate for no closures, we don’t just act in our own self-interest. While these closures affect Hillcrest, they affect tho ... [More]

SCHOOL CLOSURES - WEEK OF ACTION DAY 4 - THURSDAY

Thu, Feb 3 12:16pm

  DAY FOUR Hillcrest Parents:  We know that the potential closure of Hillcrest middle school will affect our community in various ways, and acknowledge that there are a range of emotions and opinions ... [More]

SCHOOL CLOSURES - WEEK OF ACTION DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY

Wed, Feb 2 9:41am

DAY THREE   Hillcrest Parents:   Our week continues. It’s been a tough couple of nights, but let’s remember what really matters: the students.   **GIVE KIDS A VOICE**   These proposed school closures ... [More]

Zoom capacity expanded

Tue, Feb 1 5:25pm

We expanded the zoom capacity for tonight’s meeting. Please join if you were earlier limited from joining.

SCHOOL CLOSURES - WEEK OF ACTION DAY 2 - TUESDAY

Tue, Feb 1 10:25am

Hillcrest Parents:   Next up in our Week of Action to help save community schools, including Hillcrest Middle: speak out and stand up.   But first, a reminder:   5PM TODAY is the Hillcrest Community L ... [More]

Reminder 6pm - OUSD School Board special meeting to discuss consolidations/closures

Mon, Jan 31 5:43pm

Here is the link for the OUSD School Board meeting for tonight at 6pm. https://ousd.zoom.us/j/83102020408#success  

Hillcrest News

Mon, Jan 31 3:51pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.yomail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Tomorrow, 5pm - Hillcrest K-8 Meeting with Gary Yee, OUSD Board President and Hillcrest's new representative

Mon, Jan 31 3:30pm

A Community Listening Session with OUSD Board President, Gary Yee, specifically for Hillcrest K-8 families has just been scheduled - details below.  We are collecting questions before the meeting, col ... [More]

SCHOOL CLOSURES - WEEK OF ACTION: DAY ONE - MONDAY

Sun, Jan 30 9:03pm

Hillcrest Parents:  As you likely know, Hillcrest Middle School is one of 18 schools that the district has recommended for closure, consolidation, or truncation. Hillcrest grades 6-8 could be eliminat ... [More]

Action Needed re: Hillcrest Middle School potential consolidation/closure

Fri, Jan 28 6:37pm

Dear Hillcrest Community,   If you have yet to read tonight’s OUSD communication about Hillcrest Middle School, please read the ParentSquare communication that was sent at 6:30pm tonight.  Hillcrest’s ... [More]

Missoula Children's Theatre is back - Feb 7 to 12 -- Auditions on Monday, Feb 7.

Thu, Jan 27 1:36pm

Reminder: Group auditions (fun, low pressure!) for Alice in Wonderland are Monday, Feb 7, 3-5pm.  Permission slip required - click HERE.  50-60 roles will be cast, and there are opportunities for kids ... [More]

*Update & Clarification on COVID Case Reporting*

Tue, Jan 25 11:18am

Dear Hillcrest families,   We want to clarify the latest procedures regarding notifications of positive COVID cases at school.   The OUSD Contact Tracing team determines whether or not individuals who ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Jan 24 10:48am

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week!  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Upcoming Event: Forum/Q&A: Oakland Unified's Financial Challenges

Mon, Jan 24 10:43am

A presentation on the structural issues that confront our district, with Q&A on what steps the board can take to address them. Monday, January 24 from 5:30 to 7:00pm on Zoom. Hosted by school board Di ... [More]

Updating Your Student's Vaccine Status

Tue, Jan 18 12:27pm

Hillcrest families,   We want to clarify what went out in the Hillcrest News last night. If you haven't already, please update your student's vaccine status (including a photo of their vaccine card) t ... [More]

**Spring Cleaning - Volunteers still needed for tomorrow!**

Tue, Jan 18 12:00pm

Volunteers still needed for tomorrow's Spring Cleaning effort - Wed, 1/19 from 1:30-3:30pm, and 3:30-5:30pm!  We have supplies overflowing into the common areas of the school so we are clearing out (s ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Jan 17 5:21pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week!  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

TONIGHT (6pm) - PTA Board meeting

Thu, Jan 13 8:57am

See you guys tonight at 6pm.  Below is the virtual meeting info. -Neda https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5104464847?pwd=ZXJJT216d08zVElDeWk3ZHM3NFpVUT09 Meeting ID: 510 446 4847 Passcode: Hillcrest One tap mo ... [More]

TODAY - Dine out at Zachary's Pizza to support Hillcrest

Wed, Jan 12 12:15pm

Join us TODAY, Jan 12, between 11:00am-8:30pm for our first dine-out of 2022! Zachary’s Pizza (5801 College Ave) will donate 15% of the pretax bill to Hillcrest when you show this flyer (shown below o ... [More]

**Date Change for Spring Cleaning**

Tue, Jan 11 2:26pm

Date change!  Calling all volunteers who enjoy Spring Cleaning (or at least get some satisfaction from it)!  We need your help next Wed, 1/19 from 1:30-3:30pm, and 3:30-5:30pm.   We have supplies over ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Jan 10 3:44pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.      Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Spring Cleaning - Volunteers Needed!

Tue, Jan 4 8:27pm

Calling all volunteers who enjoy Spring Cleaning (or at least get some satisfaction from it!)  We need your help next Friday, 1/14  (no school, Professional Development Day) from 10-12pm, and/or 12-2p ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Jan 3 3:28pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week!  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.     Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

COVID testing options before school starts

Tue, Dec 28 12:07pm

Hi Hillcrest families, Free COVID testing by OUSD will be offered on the following dates and times before school resumes.  The locations can be found at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0 ... [More]

PLEASE READ - At Home, Rapid Covid Tests available TODAY 12-4pm at OUSD Laurel Hub

Wed, Dec 22 10:51am

*** Sent on behalf of Principal McCormick and OUSD .  Please see yellow-highlighted paragraph below outlining how you can pick up rapid COVID at-home tests this afternoon from 3750 Brown Ave Oakland C ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Dec 13 4:52pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.      Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Sat., April 23, 2022 - SAVE the DATE for our annual Hillcrest Walkathon!

Thu, Dec 9 8:11pm

More info to come in the new year.  Happy holidays, everyone!

Reminder - Holiday Community Service Opportunities

Tue, Dec 7 11:54am

Reminder - Be part of the Hillcrest community spreading some love & support to our broader Oakland community this holiday season! Your family can do so by: Picking up some extra food during an upcomin ... [More]

Holiday Community Service Opportunities

Tue, Dec 7 11:53am

Be part of the Hillcrest community spreading some love & support to our broader Oakland community this holiday season! Your family can do so by: Picking up some extra food during an upcoming trip to t ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Dec 6 4:22pm

Hello Hillcrest!    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.upmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

EVERYTHING MUST GO! 1/2 off Yard sale fundraiser!!

Sat, Dec 4 2:37pm

If you haven't made your way to the 8th Grade DC yard sale, now's the time!  all items HALF OFF!  EVERYTHING MUST GO! HAPPENING NOW (UNTIL 4 PM) on the hillcrest front lawn!

TOMORROW!!!! DON'T MISS IT! Sat. Dec. 4: 8 a.m-4 p.m.- Yard Sale fundraiser to support the first ever Hillcrest 8th grade Washington DC trip!

Fri, Dec 3 11:49am

HILLCREST COMMUNITY!!!  YARD SALE:  TOMORROW ON THE HILLCREST LAWN   BETWEEN 8 a.m.- 4.p.m. we have collected an amazing array of clothing, toys, books, shoes, and gear. We have bicycles, tents, golf ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Nov 29 2:10pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Hillcrest holiday food drive

Mon, Nov 29 11:41am

7th Grade Holiday Food Drive kicks off today! Students are working with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) for a food donation drive now underway. It runs through Thursday, Dec. 16. Collec ... [More]

Benefit Checkout - Tomorrow (Thursday)!

Wed, Nov 17 2:55pm

Benefit Checkout Thursday, BEFORE & AFTER School   Please come by the picnic tables on the playground near the checkerboard tomorrow before (8:15-9:15am) and after (1:30-2:30pm) school to settle up wi ... [More]

Lost and Found final call

Wed, Nov 17 12:49pm

A friendly reminder that all tagged items (over 100!) in lost and found will be donated during Thanksgiving Break. Please check for your items by the end of this week. The playground is not accessible ... [More]

Photo make-up day

Tue, Nov 16 1:15pm

Hello Hillcrest families, A reminder that photo make-up day is this Friday. You have until Thursday to put the request Mugsy Clicks. This is for absent students and those who are requesting a retake. ... [More]

Last chance to pre-order soup and cookie mason jars

Mon, Nov 15 3:02pm

Get in your orders ASAP before the opportunity to buy these yummy treats that are perfect for gift giving passes you by.   * The middle schoolers will be assembling the mason jars of coconut curry sou ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Nov 15 11:00am

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks, Carrie and Simone 

Last Chance Sale Ends Tonight @ 9:00pm! Don't Miss Out!

Sun, Nov 14 2:42pm

Thanks SO much for your help in making this year’s PTA auction and benefit a success!  LAST CHANCE SALE Do you have FOMO and want to sign up for more parties?  Are you still feeling giddy from last we ... [More]

Hillcrest Community Yard sale Fundraiser for 8th Grade Washington DC Field trip

Thu, Nov 11 12:53pm

Hello Hillcrest Community! the 8th grade Washington DC planning committee wants to invite you to a fundraiser for the 8th grade Washington DC Field Trip!!!   When:  Sat. Dec. 4th!!!   ***YARD SALE!!!* ... [More]

Lost and Found - See photo

Tue, Nov 9 11:33am

Hello Hillcrest families,   The Lost and Found collection is overwhelmed.  There are over 100 items waiting to be reunited with you!      A couple of moms spent time yesterday organizing. If we could ... [More]

Thank you & Last Chance sale goes live tomorrow, 9am!

Tue, Nov 9 10:58am

Thanks SO much for your help in making this year’s PTA auction and benefit a success!  LAST CHANCE SALE Do you have FOMO and want to sign up for more parties?  Are you still feeling giddy from last we ... [More]

Tonight - DINE OUT and support Hillcrest at Daughter's Diner

Mon, Nov 8 5:01pm

Let's show Daughter's Diner some Hillcrest love and dine out to support both our school and this yummy local restaurant - available for take out and indoor & outdoor dining!  Be sure to mention "Hillc ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Nov 8 4:15pm

Hello Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

middle school bake sale tomorrow after school!!!

Mon, Nov 8 1:13pm

Hillcrest community!  Tomorrow we will have a bake sale on front patio!  please support the Middle school fundraising efforts and send a dollar or two with your kiddos to enjoy a sweet treat!   thanks ... [More]

OUSD District 1 Town Hall - 11/15/21

Mon, Nov 8 10:53am

OUSD District 1 Town Hall: Demystifying Oakland Unified's Budget Mon., Nov. 15 from 5:30-7:00 PM Register here to get the Zoom link   Get your questions answered on the impact of enrollment swings, on ... [More]

The Countdown Begins! Online Auction Ends @ 9pm!

Fri, Nov 5 5:19pm

Hillcrest’s online auction ends at 9pm - Have you checked on your bids? It's not too late to join!     The funds we raise will pay for our beloved staff, critical curriculum and school supplies, and i ... [More]

Online Auction Ends Tonight @ 9pm! Don't miss out!

Fri, Nov 5 9:16am

Hillcrest’s online auction ends tonight at 9pm - It's not too late to join!     The funds we raise will pay for our beloved staff, critical curriculum and school supplies, and important programs like ... [More]

Auction & Benefit Catalogs Went Home Today!

Wed, Nov 3 3:01pm

Hillcrest Families,   The Auction & Benefit Catalogs were distributed today (1 per household). Please check backpacks and take a moment to look through all of the incredible offerings from this year's ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Nov 1 10:23am

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week!  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

Online Bidding Now OPEN!

Mon, Nov 1 9:20am

Hillcrest’s online auction is now open for bidding!   Hillcrest’s biggest fundraiser of the year, our annual auction, is now underway -- with online bidding starting TODAY and our in-person Benefit Sa ... [More]

Fundraiser- Children's Hospital Oakland through their Pediatric Oncology Program

Sat, Oct 30 11:32pm

Hello Hillcrest Community! It is once again time to purchase your premade mixes of coconut curry lentil soup and chocolate chip cookie dough packaged in mason jars complete with a ribbon--perfect for ... [More]

Online auction now open for registration & preview!

Fri, Oct 29 2:40pm

Hillcrest’s online auction is now open for registration and preview!   How Do I Register?     Visit https://hillcrestbenefit2021.ggo.bid    Click “Get Started” If you participated in prior online auct ... [More]

Hillcrest pumpkin carving contest - winners announced!

Tue, Oct 26 9:36am

A BIG THANK YOU to all the amazing participants of this years Hillcrest Pumpkin Carving Contest. We had 18 amazing entries ( Kindergarten - Ezra Seaton, Avery Vacin,: 1rst Grade - Damon Chew, Sonam Pa ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Oct 25 6:38pm

Hi Hillcrest,      Please read the Hillcrest News for this week!  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gamil.com.    Thanks,    Carrie and Simone 

Required Liability Waiver Forms - Please Read

Mon, Oct 25 9:04am

In order to participate in PTA events throughout the year – including the Benefit, Walkathon, and more! – the PTA needs every family to sign the liability waiver forms linked below.   PARENT’S APPROVA ... [More]

Spirit Week is here!

Sun, Oct 24 6:10pm

Don't let the rain get you down, Hillcrestians! Spirit Week is here. Tomorrow is Cardinal Pride day (wear red, white, and/or Hillcrest swag).  8th graders have worked hard to promote the week. Big tha ... [More]

Hillcrest Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Fri, Oct 22 12:00pm

HILLCREST PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST Thanks to all the students who entered a jack-lantern this morning for the Carving Contest. It was so beautiful to see all this amazing talent and school spirit!   Co ... [More]

REMINDER: Hillcrest Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Thu, Oct 21 1:03pm

When:  TOMORROW, FRIDAY Oct 22nd (before school)  Where: Hillcrest Main Hall Calling pumpkin carvers of ALL grades! It's rainy this afternoon.....Carve, paint, or decorate a pumpkin of any size at hom ... [More]

Hillcrest Auction-- Two More Days for Donations & Tickets!

Wed, Oct 20 10:13pm

Hillcrest Benefit & Auction: London Calling! It's time to answer the call, Hillcrest! Only TWO MORE DAYS  to donate & buy tickets!    WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT THIS IS HILLCREST’S BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF T ... [More]

TONIGHT - Dine-out at Crepevine on College Ave.

Tue, Oct 19 11:50am

What:  Dine-out / Take-out Fundraiser for Hillcrest! When: TONIGHT (Wed., 10/20) Where: Crepevine (5600 College Ave), 510-658-2026 How: Order take-out or dine-in at Crepevine tonight, mention Hillcres ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Oct 18 2:44pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com.    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone   

Hillcrest Pumpkin Patch/Bake Sale & Carving Contest - this week!

Mon, Oct 18 8:36am

Pumpkin Patch and Bake Sale! When: Wednesday, Oct 20th after school  Where: Hillcrest front lawn Have you procrastinated getting your Halloween pumpkin this year? Or would like an after school treat?  ... [More]

School Photos - Tomorrow and Friday

Wed, Oct 13 4:32pm

Hello Hillcrest families,   A reminder that portraits will be taken tomorrow and Friday.   The schedule for your class is below.   Thursday 14th October Kindergarten  1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4/5 ... [More]

Important Info! Benefit & Auction: Donations Needed!

Wed, Oct 13 3:25pm

Hillcrest Community, we need your help!  Donation & ticket sales deadline: 10/22! Tickets are selling out fast, get yours here.  Our annual auction & benefit is typically our biggest fundraiser and th ... [More]

SWAG pick-up TODAY from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Tue, Oct 12 4:59pm

Hillcrest swag pick-up is happening TODAY from 5pm - 7pm on the front lawn.  If you miss today's pick-up window, be on the lookout for information on other pick-up opportunities.

Hillcrest News

Mon, Oct 11 9:22am

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week. And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com    Thanks,  Carrie and Simone     

OUSD eBook Access

Thu, Oct 7 10:25am

Hello Hillcrest  Families, The district continues to offer a collection of ebooks for the use of all students. These books are available 24/7 and return automatically. Students can borrow two books at ... [More]

School Photos - October 14 & 15

Wed, Oct 6 12:20pm

Hello Hillcrest families,   School photos (portraits only) are coming up next week on Thursday and Friday.  Please see below for your class day.   Thursday 14th October Kindergarten  1st Grade 2nd Gra ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Sep 27 6:46pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com      Thanks,  Carrie and Simone 

THE STAR DINE OUT TONIGHT

Tue, Sep 21 4:46pm

Support Hillcrest TONIGHT for our first dine out fundraiser of the year at The Star on Grand(3425 Grand Ave, 94610). Dine in or get takeout on NOW (between 4-9pm); a percentage of the evening’s sales ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Mon, Sep 20 2:41pm

Hi Hillcrest,    Please read the Hillcrest News for this week.  And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com      Thanks,  Carrie and Simone   

Hillcrest News

Mon, Sep 13 1:31pm

Hi Hillcrest family,    Please find the Hillcrest News (https://mailchi.mp/aa24dbc4ad14/yellow-pagesschool-news-april-18-5067329)   And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com    Thanks,  Car ... [More]

Important Messages - A.T. HC2

Wed, Sep 8 1:40pm

Dear Hillcrest families,    Please read the attached letter from a director of A.T.  Thank you!             

Hillcrest News & Important Changes - Please Read!

Tue, Sep 7 5:18pm

Hi Hillcrest Community,   Starting next week on 9/13, the Hillcrest News will go out on Monday nights, instead of Tuesdays.   Please take a minute to look over the newsletter each week, as it contains ... [More]

Action Requested - 3-min Survey re: Annual Hillcrest Benefit & Auction

Tue, Sep 7 1:10pm

Hi everyone,    The PTA is considering a variety of scenarios for the 2021-2022 Hillcrest Benefit & Auction (our biggest fundraiser of the year) with a focus on bringing our community together and kee ... [More]

Last Day- Giving Campaign

Sat, Sep 4 9:55pm

Hello Hillcrest Community, Today is the last official day of the Giving Campaign.  Thank you so much to all who have contributed to the PTA Giving Campaign so far.  If your family has yet to contribut ... [More]

Hillcrest News

Tue, Aug 31 6:02pm

Please find the Hillcrest News.   https://mailchi.mp/c40dcf306473/yellow-pagesschool-news-april-18-5052401   And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com    Thanks,  Simone 

Correction/addition to Hillcrest News - Upcoming dates to note

Fri, Aug 27 3:20pm

Please note that next Thursday, Sept 2, is a minimum day for all grades; school will end at 1:25pm.  This minimum day was inadvertently left out of this week's Hillcrest News. Upcoming calendar items: ... [More]

FINAL REMINDER - Get your Hillcrest swag

Thu, Aug 26 10:07am

This is the last and final reminder to purchase Hillcrest Swag - the deadline to order clothing & apparel is TOMORROW, Friday August 27:   Click HERE to shop all of the cool items this year!  100% of ... [More]

Yellow Pages

Tue, Aug 24 5:59pm

Hi everyone,    Please find the Hillcrest Yellow Pages this week.    https://mailchi.mp/f5f0e9b39835/yellow-pagesschool-news-april-18-5045153    And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com    ... [More]

Please Read - Drop off & parking procedures

Sun, Aug 22 12:21pm

To maximize everyone’s safety during the mornings before school, please note the below student drop off and parking procedures. Student Drop Off  Students should only be dropped off on Marguerite Driv ... [More]

Please read - OUSD Covid info and protocols

Thu, Aug 19 6:02pm

Several questions about OUSD Covid protocols have surfaced at our school, and we would like to ensure that our community knows where to find answers.  OUSD is updating these materials continually as g ... [More]

Yellow Page

Tue, Aug 17 6:05pm

Hi all, Please read Hillcrest Yellow Page this week. https://mailchi.mp/968f7bedcf0b/yellow-pagesschool-news-april-18-5035385 And subscribe by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com Thanks! Simone

Hillcrest Yellow Pages

Tue, Aug 10 6:09pm

Hi Please read the school newsletter for important info. Subscribe directly by emailing hillcrest.ypmail@gmail.com. https://mailchi.mp/70f02c72105b/yellow-pagesschool-news-april-18-5033345?e=5827bf6410 Nicole

Volunteer Sign Ups

Mon, Aug 9 1:10pm

Welcome to the 20-21 School year.    Volunteer jobs are BACK!   Hillcrest volunteers make our community a great one.  Please consider taking on one of your classroom jobs and enjoy being back on campu ... [More]

First Day Arrival and Dismissal Instructions

Fri, Aug 6 3:09pm

Arrival and Dismissal School Instructions

Still need volunteers for campus clean up tomorrow, Sat. Aug 7

Fri, Aug 6 9:56am

We are still looking for about 5-8 more volunteers for this Sat., Aug. 7th, 10am-2pm to help prep the outdoor areas (classroom courtyards, etc.) of the school before the first day of school since the ... [More]

URGENT Action Required re: Adventure Time after school care

Tue, Aug 3 4:28pm

Dear Hillcrest Families, We are writing with a very important update concerning the Adventure Time after-school care program at Hillcrest. If your child is currently enrolled in AT for the coming seme ... [More]

Sat. Aug. 7th (10am-2pm) - Volunteers Needed at Hillcrest

Sun, Aug 1 8:34pm

Hi!  We are looking for some volunteers for this Sat., Aug. 7th, 10am-2pm to help prep the outdoor areas of the school before the first day of school.  If you have time, gardening gloves, and/or some ... [More]