Volunteers needed to open Nature Area during lunch time on Fridays - One last try

Tue, Jan 28 11:06am

Dear Hillcrest Parents,   For the past few years we have been getting the nature open on Fridays by having a parent volunteer for an hour to be present during lunch time.  The kids, especially the you ... [More]

Lower Playground Update

Tue, Jan 28 9:47am

Please be advised that as of today, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, recent problems on the Lower Playground have been resolved and full access restored.  Lower gate will be open before school and at dismis ... [More]

Kids Night Out! - Friday, February 14th

Sun, Jan 26 9:55pm

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Valentine's Day “Kids Night Out" from 6:30-9 pm on Friday, February 14th. Your child won't want to miss it!  Drop them off for a fun evening of games, dinne ... [More]

Lower Planground

Thu, Jan 23 8:23am

Attention Hillcrest Community:  The plumbing problem with restrooms on the lower playground continues today, Thursday.  Lower gate will be locked and cones/caution tape designate which areas of playgr ... [More]

Lower Playground

Wed, Jan 22 12:59pm

Attention Parents:  The Lower Playground is subject to limited access as of today, Wednesday, January 22 due to plumbing problem in exterior restrooms.  Cones and caution tape have been set up to desi ... [More]

This Friday: Lost & Found to be cleared

Tue, Jan 7 7:39am

Due to the Winter Holidays the lost and found was not cleared at the end of December. Instead it will be cleared this Friday, 1/10 after school. All items will be donated to charity. Please be sure to ... [More]

Dear Hillcrest Families

Fri, Dec 13 3:41pm

  Please see attached letter.     In community, Maria McCormick  

Last Call for Hamilton Families Donations!

Wed, Dec 11 9:20pm

This is a final reminder that the Community Service Coordinators will be collecting all donations for Hamilton Families tomorrow morning and leaving school by 9am. Please drop off any donations you ha ... [More]

Oakland Firefighters Random Acts Holiday Toy Drive

Fri, Dec 6 11:20am

Happy Holidays Hillcrest Community - Please be advised that Oakland Firefighters Random Acts Holiday Toy Drive collection bin was delivered prior to Thanksgiving Break.  The container is located just ... [More]

This Friday: Lost & Found to be cleared

Wed, Dec 4 9:40am

Due to the holiday week the lost and found was not cleared at the end of November, instead it will be cleared this Friday, 12/6 after school.  All items will be donated to charity.  Please be sure to ... [More]

Last Chance Online Auction ends TODAY + Check-Out Tomorrow Morning!

Sun, Nov 17 9:15am

Hello Hillcrest families!  The Last Chance Online Auction ends TODAY! Don't miss out - items are available at low, buy-it-now prices until 6pm today. You may also purchase your child's class art proje ... [More]

Benefit Last Chance Catalog + Professional Photos

Mon, Nov 11 1:26pm

Hello Hillcrest families,  If you missed the Benefit this year or didn't have time to bid in the online auction, now's your chance! The Heroes and Villains Last Chance Catalog is now available here: h ... [More]

Online Bidding Ends Today at 9pm!

Fri, Nov 1 12:09pm

Hello, Hillcrest families! Just a friendly reminder that Online Bidding ENDS TODAY at 9PM**! Don't miss out! Hundreds of auction items are only available online this year (the shuttle bus ride to/from ... [More]

School Photos

Thu, Oct 31 3:49pm

Hello Parents, Photo proofs are ready!  You should have received an email from Mugsyclicks with an access code to view and order your child’s portrait.  You must create an account on Mugsyclicks.com t ... [More]

Lost & Found to be cleared THIS FRIDAY

Tue, Oct 29 1:29pm

The Lost and Found will be cleared this Friday, 11/1 after school.  All items will be donated to charity.  Please be sure to check for any lost items before 11/1.  Thank you, Monika Stevens - Lost and ... [More]


Mon, Oct 28 6:41pm

Hillcrest Families,   The power is on at Hillcrest, and school will resume tomorrow 10/29/19.  Thank you for your patience. 

Hillcrest CLOSED TOMORROW (Monday, 10/28)

Sun, Oct 27 5:54pm

Hillcrest Families, OUSD notified us that Tomorrow, Monday, October 28th, there is no school. We expect the school to reopen on Tuesday, but we will send out a confirmation message by Monday evening. ... [More]

Hillcrest Online Bidding is NOW LIVE!!

Sat, Oct 26 10:07pm

Hello Hillcrest Heroes!  The 2019 Hillcrest (Online) Benefit & Auction has officially begun!  Click on this link to begin: https://hillcrestauction2019.ggo.bid/ Once you are on the Online Bidding page ... [More]

Potential power outage and school closure

Sat, Oct 26 12:02pm

Hillcrest Families, As many of you know, PG&E may turn off power to sections of Oakland.  Hillcrest is on the list of potential schools that may be affected by this event. OUSD will update communities ... [More]

*** Calling All Basketball Enthusiasts and Caring Community Members ***

Mon, Oct 21 6:56pm

Hello Hillcrest Parents and Community! The Athletic Department is in search of coaches for our boys and girls middle school basketball teams. This is an awesome opportunity to make lasting impressions ... [More]

Spirit Week & Halloween - costumes

Fri, Oct 18 11:54am

Dear Hillcrest Families, Spirit Week is next week (October 21 - 25th), and our traditional Halloween parade is the following Thursday, October 31st at 12:30 pm.  Room parents will provide information ... [More]

THURSDAY: Lost & Found to be cleared

Mon, Sep 23 2:00pm

I will be clearing the Lost and Found this Thursday, 9/26, afternoon.  All items will be donated to charity.  Please be sure to check for any missing items before then.  Remember, the Lost and Found i ... [More]

Reminder: ASE classes Monday ONLY this week

Sun, Sep 22 7:59pm

A friendly reminder that tomorrow, Monday Sept 23rd, there will be After-School Enrichment classes as normal. The remainder of the week there are NO ASE classes due to half days for parent-teacher con ... [More]

TOMORROW: Family Party on the Yard! (6 - 7:30pm)

Mon, Sep 16 5:56pm

Family Party on the Yard:  Pizza! Potluck! Games! When: TOMORROW - Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm   Enjoy family games led by Coach T and PTA-provided (free!) pizza, with big thanks to Red Boy Pizza ... [More]

TOMORROW: Lost & Found to be cleared

Tue, Sep 3 9:32pm

Hillcrest Lost and Found is located at the top of the ramp leading up from the area of the playground with the checker board.  The Lost and Found will be cleared for the first time this school year TO ... [More]

Meal Application & School Funding Form

Thu, Aug 29 10:35am

Hello Hillcrest Families - If you have not already done so, please complete an online meal application by following link below.  If you completed a paper version of the application please disregard th ... [More]

Lost & Found

Wed, Aug 28 1:07pm

Hillcrest Lost and Found is located at the top of the ramp leading up from the area of the playground with the checker board.  Near the end of each month items will be cleared away and donated to char ... [More]

Swag - Final Day To Order

Thu, Aug 22 2:37pm

Swag - Final Day To Order This is the final reminder to order Hillcrest Swag before tomorrow's deadline. It will be the only Apparel Drive this school year. Online orders can be placed at: https://squ ... [More]

Newsletter mailing list + Konstella directory

Tue, Aug 20 6:22pm

Dear Hillcrest Families, We want to ensure that everyone receives school communications and is able to connect with other members of our school community: 1) Yellow Pages (newsletter) - you should've ... [More]

Regular schedule begins today

Mon, Aug 19 8:19am

Dear Hillcrest Families, Just a reminder that the regular school schedule begins today: K-5 Regular School Day- 8:35 am- 2:50 pm (MTThF) K-5 Minimum School Day- 8:35 am-1:20 pm (W) 6-8 Regular School ... [More]

First Day Volunteer Sign-Ups & Coffee

Sun, Aug 11 8:41am

The first day of school is tomorrow! Please be sure to stop by the tables on the playground at morning drop off to grab a cup of coffee and sign up for one of the various volunteer positions. Parent i ... [More]

Class Assignments + Directory

Sat, Aug 10 7:44pm

Dear Hillcrest Families, Class assignments are available on Konstella. To find your class(es), click on “Directory,” then either search for your child’s name or browse the classrooms. If you are on a ... [More]