A Message From Ms. Bahr

Thu, Jun 7 1:06pm

Dear Hillcrest Community, It is with both excitement and sadness that I must inform you that my time at Hillcrest has come to an end.  After more than 15 years working here, I have accepted a 4th grad ... [More]

All School Picnic Today 5pm to 8pm Lake Temescal - North Side (Broadway Ave) same parking area as last year.

Thu, Jun 7 10:15am

Where:  Lake Temescal, Landvale Picnic Area* on the North Side (Broadway Ave.) When: Thursday, June 7th, 5PM- 8PM   There'll be tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more hosted by your PTA ... but we are ... [More]

Final Week of School Announcements

Sun, Jun 3 9:29am

  Morning Circle Tomorrow:  Walkathon Medals, Raffle, and Awards announced Plus Lake Run Medal Winners announced.  Please join if you can.  End of Year Party Thursday at Temescal. Check out Hillcrest ... [More]

Lost and Found Being Cleared Thursday

Sat, Jun 2 10:12am

The Lost and Found will be cleared after school on Thursday. Please stop by and pick up any of your belongings this week. Have a great summer vacation. Thanks!

Call for Library Books!

Wed, May 30 10:13am

Call for library books   Please return all library materials-- all books are now due. Watch your child’s backpack for overdue notices. No fines will be charged if you have your materials back by 6/1. ... [More]

Message from Mr. A

Mon, May 28 4:09pm

Hello Hillcrest family, I hope everyone is having a good long weekend. I’m writing to let everyone know first of all, that it has been a privilege to be a part of Hillcrest for the past two years.  Sa ... [More]

Medal Lake Runs

Sun, May 20 11:04am

Hello everyone, It’s that time for the final lake run of the year! The final lake run will be a mile in distance and the top 3 boys and top 3 girls will receive a medal. Middle school will be comprise ... [More]

Hillcrest Talent Show 2nd to 8th - permission slips due today

Tue, May 15 9:29am

Hi Hillcrest, The Talent Show is this Friday, May 18th at 1pm for students and 7pm in the multipurpose room for parents.  Permission slips are due today.   The form is attached and also available outs ... [More]

5th Grade Bake Sale!

Sun, May 13 10:03pm

Please help the Fifth Graders raise money to support the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA (http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/) by supporting their bake sale this Friday (May 18) at 2:50 pm on the ... [More]

TOMORROW is Bike to School Day!

Wed, May 9 10:48am

TOMORROW is Bike to School Day!    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  We need 2-3 additional volunteers tomorrow from 8-8:30AM to help direct cyclists and scooter riders away from the morning drop-off line, help gre ... [More]

Reminder to Have your Child Bring a Flower to School tomorrow

Tue, May 8 6:25pm

Teacher Appreciation Week  continues– Please send a flower to school tomorrow   Please remind your child to bring a flower to school Wednesday morning. Parent volunteers will be collecting the flowers ... [More]

Bike to School Day 5/10 and Kids Night Out

Wed, May 2 6:06pm

 Hello  Hillcrest Families,   Two important announcements: please read    1.Kids Night Out has been Canceled  on Friday, 5/4. It will be rescheduled, but unfortunately NOT enough folks had signed up f ... [More]

Lost and Found being Cleared on Friday 5/4

Mon, Apr 30 9:23am

Please check out the Lost and Found this week. It will be cleared and donated on Friday 5/4  after school.  Thanks

Hillcrest Walk-a-thon - please pick up your items on the playground by 5pm today!

Sat, Apr 28 4:10pm

Hi Hillcrest Families, Thank you so much for your participation at the walk-a-thon.  It was a fantastic event!  We will have your tables, coolers, extension cords,etc. on the playground until 5pm toda ... [More]

Last Plea for Parent Volunteers-Walkathon

Fri, Apr 27 3:37pm

Hi Parents,   This is our last request for parent volunteers for tomorrow's Walkathon.  Specifically, we are short on volunteers for the 10:45am - 1pm shift and the 1pm - 3pm shift.  If you can donate ... [More]

Walk-a-thon - we need volunteers and equipment (tables, shade, coolers etc.) - pls sign up!

Mon, Apr 23 8:53pm

This is a gentle reminder for parents to Lend Equipment & Volunteer to help at the carnival during the Walkathon this Saturday.  If you haven't had a chance yet to sign up, now is the time.  With our ... [More]

WALK LIKE A CHAMP and Win COOL STUFF at the Walkathon & Carnival on April 28!

Mon, Apr 23 12:06pm

WALK LIKE A CHAMP and Win COOL STUFF at the Walkathon & Carnival on April 28!   Exciting news: This year we've expanded the ways that kids can be recognized for their awesome walking and fundraising e ... [More]

Science Fair 2018

Wed, Apr 18 1:23pm

Dear Hillcrest parents: The 2018 Science Fair is coming up fast! The science fair will take place on Wednesday, May 9th from 6-7 PM in the multi-purpose room. Due to district wide set backs the scienc ... [More]

Walkathon Reminders

Sun, Apr 15 9:15pm

Volunteers Needed at the Walkathon:  Over 100 parent volunteers are needed throughout the day to make this event a success.  Parents are asked to work a two-hour shift in various game or food booths a ... [More]

Walkathon Volunteers, Prizes, and Equipment Needed- Please Sign Up

Fri, Apr 13 3:52pm

Here are some quick Walkathon Reminders.    Parent Volunteers Needed:   Over 100 parent volunteers are needed to make the Walkathon a success.  Parents are asked to work a two-hour shift in various ga ... [More]

This Sunday Hillcrest spring gardening from 9am to 12pm - please help if you can! breakfast provided.

Fri, Apr 13 9:51am

When: Sun, Apr 15 9:00am-12:00pm Where: 3 - Ms. Nelson, 6 - Ms. Staniford, PTA Board   Please come and help out at the Hillcrest Spring Gardening and Maintenance morning so we can have Hillcrest ready ... [More]

Reminder: School Board Director Jody London at Hillcrest tonight 6pm to answer questions - pls join!

Thu, Apr 12 5:09pm

OUSD Board Director Jody London speaking to Hillcrest Thursday, April 12th at 6pm

Tue, Apr 10 7:25pm

Dear Hillcrest Community, I would like to invite you to join our PTA meeting this Thursday, April 12th.  Jody London who is the School Board Director responsible for  District 1 (which Hillcrest is pa ... [More]

Hillcrest Spring Swag Order Pickup tomorrow, Mon April 9th, at Morning Circle

Sun, Apr 8 3:09pm

Hillcrest Swag Order Pickup   Parents can pick up items ordered during the Spring Swag Drive tomorrow, Mon April 9th, at Morning Circle.   If you aren't able to make it, email us at hillcrest.apparel@ ... [More]

After-School Enrichment Signups Now Open and Lost and Found Cleared on Thursday

Sun, Mar 25 3:13pm

  Please read below on information regarding Lost and Found and After School Spring Enrichment Classes.    1. After-School Enrichment Signups Now Open!    Spring 2018 After-School Enrichment Signups o ... [More]

Work To Rule

Thu, Mar 22 8:51am

Work to Rule at Hillcrest begins on Monday, March 26, 2018   Joining a growing list of OUSD schools, teachers at Hillcrest K-8 have voted to participate in a work-to-rule action from March 26 - 29, 20 ... [More]

California Healthy Kids Survey Please Complete by 3/30

Tue, Mar 20 10:20pm

Just a quick reminder to Submit your California Healthy Kids Survey* (one per child, please). Thank you to those who have already done so! Surveys are due next Friday, 3/30. We need at least 40% parti ... [More]

Lost And Found Being Cleared at the end of the Week

Mon, Feb 26 11:10am

Reminder: Please check the Lost and Found- Its being cleared at the end of the week.  Thanks

Reminder: Missoula Children’s Theater auditions are TOMORROW Monday 2/26

Sun, Feb 25 6:35pm

Missoula Children’s Theater auditions are TOMORROW Monday  2/26 directly after school in the Multi Purpose Room. We are still taking permission slips.   The audition is open to all Kindergarten throug ... [More]

Dont Forget to Order Your Hillcrest Swag: Deadline is Tomorrow!

Thu, Feb 22 5:20pm

Reminder: Final Day To Order Hillcrest Apparel is Tomorrow 2/23    This is the last reminder and final chance to order Hillcrest Swag, as the deadline is tomorrow, Friday Feb 23rd. Orders can be place ... [More]

Message from the Principal

Wed, Feb 21 2:04pm

Hillcrest Family,   The Social Emotional Learning Program, Toolbox, K-5, and Restorative Practices, 6-8, are being used daily at Hillcrest by teachers, staff, and students.  One way we evaluate our pr ... [More]

Green Lego Base Plates

Wed, Feb 21 9:47am

Hello,   The IT room is in need of green Lego base plates. If you have any lying around and you are able to donate some we would very much appreciate it. Please drop them off in the IT room or in the ... [More]

Parent Teacher Conferences

Mon, Feb 12 11:42am

Hi all,    This is a reminder that this week, K-5 students will be out at 1:15 PM (minimum day schedule) and Middle School students will be out at 2:50 PM (regular day schedule).   Thank you!  

2018 Spring Swag Drive!

Sat, Feb 10 10:46am

The 2018 Spring Swag Drive has officially begun! We have many new items and colors, along with old favorites. Similar to last time, we are only buying exactly what people order. So don't miss out - ma ... [More]

Pianist NEEDED For Gulliver's Travels- Missoula Children's Theatre

Fri, Feb 9 9:31am

Pianist Needed for Gulliver's Travels The Missoula Children's Theatre is coming back and this time it will be Gulliver's Travels! Shows are on March 3rd.  Missoula Children's Theatre is a special  Hil ... [More]

Back by popular demand- There will be a 2nd bake sale tomorrow!

Wed, Jan 31 7:25pm

Back by popular demand- There will be a 2nd bake sale tomorrow! When:  Thursday 2/1 from 2:50-3:30pm Where: in front of the school on the patio near Mr Shogren's classroom. All baked items will sell f ... [More]

OUSD Community Meeting about the First Day / 2018-19 School Year Calendar

Wed, Jan 31 1:36pm

Join us for a community meeting about the New First Day of School and the 2018-19 School Year. You'll have the opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the following: Introduction of the full ... [More]

Lost and Found being Cleared on Friday 2/2

Sun, Jan 28 9:29am

When you are at Hillcrest this week, please check out the Lost and Found. It is overflowing.  It will be cleared on Friday 2/2.  Thanks, Suzie Inadomi

Walkathon Mtg 1/31 and 3rd Grade Pennies for Patients

Wed, Jan 24 2:07pm

1. Save the Date Walkathon is on April 28th We would love to have you over on Wednesday January 31st from 6pm - 7:30pm at 233 Mandalay Road for light snacks and drinks in my backyard to talk about vol ... [More]

Morning Circle Canceleld

Mon, Jan 22 8:17am

Due to rain,   thank you!


Sun, Jan 21 5:30pm

Book Giveaway-- Take one or take a few. Help make space for new library books. Thursday 1/25 In Front of the Library 2:50 to 3:45

MLK Jr. Oratorical Fest Finalists

Wed, Jan 17 6:48pm

Thank you to all the the students who participated in the 2018 Hillcrest MLK Jr. Oratorical Fest, and to all the parents and teachers who supported them in their fabulous performances! The K-5 finalis ... [More]

State off Hillcrest Meeting with Principal McCormick - tonight at 7pm in the multipurpose room

Thu, Jan 11 10:35am

Dear Hillcrest Families, Please join your PTA in hosting Principal McCormick who will be discussing the State of Our School at 7pm tonight.  We have prepared information about our road map and will be ... [More]

Oratorical Fest

Tue, Jan 9 10:37am

Hello,   The Oratorical Fest permission slips have a slight error on them. The forms are due next Tuesday morning, January 16th, 2017.    Thank you!

Nature Area: volunteers needed at lunch time for 2nd half of school year

Tue, Dec 19 9:57pm

Dear Hillcrest Parents,   For the first half of the year, we have been able to keep the nature open on virtually every Friday.  We are now looking for volunteers to do the same for the second half of ... [More]

Kindergarten Guinea Pig Care Needed Over Winter Break!

Tue, Dec 19 3:02pm

Dear Families: If you are able to care for the kindergarten guinea pigs, Rosy and Thea, over the Winter Break, please e-mail Ms. Rochester @ alice.rochester@ousd.org.  They are easy to care for and co ... [More]

All Lake Run Cancelled this week

Tue, Dec 19 9:56am

Happy Holidays! All lake runs are canceled this week due to  an active bee hive on the trail.  Thanks,  Coach Ryan

Lost and Found being cleared after school on 12/22

Sun, Dec 17 9:35pm

Happy Holidays! Before you take off for your winter break, please swing by the Lost and Found rack. All unlabeled items will be cleared this FRIDAY, 12/22, after school.   Thank you and see you in 201 ... [More]

Message from Mr. Pabst

Mon, Dec 11 12:30pm

Help Our Library Grow It is time to clear your shelves. Make space for your holiday gifts by donating like new kids books to the library. If we do not already own it, we could use it. Donate "like new ... [More]

Kids N' Dance

Wed, Dec 6 10:55am

Hello,   I have been notified that Kids and Dance will still be meeting today because they have their performance on Sunday.   Sorry about the confusion

After School Classes

Wed, Dec 6 10:10am

Just a reminder that all after school classes are cancelled this week.   The only class I know that is still running is Chinese and possibly French. Please call or email if you have any questions.   T ... [More]

Hillcrest Holiday Staff Party 12/15- Beverage Donations appreciated

Mon, Dec 4 4:34pm

The Hillcrest Teachers and Staff are having their annual Holiday Party on 12/15. If you would like to drop off an adult beverage (or two) with Coach T sometime this week or next,  he will collect them ... [More]

Lost And Found Being Donated Friday 12/1

Mon, Nov 27 1:58pm

When you are at Hillcrest this week, be sure to stop by the Lost and Found.  All items will be donated after school on Friday 12/1.   The Lost and Found Racks  are located in the exterior hallway by M ... [More]

Dont forget to order your Kindness in the Jar- MS Holiday Community Service Project

Sat, Nov 18 8:24am

KINDNESS IN A JAR still needs your help!   Thank you to all who have supported the MS holiday fundraising project to benefit the Oncology Holiday Gift Program. We have already raised close to $450, an ... [More]

Last Chance Auction Catalog attached & check out schedule ...

Sun, Nov 12 1:04pm

The Benefit Last Chance Catalog is now available (attached)!  The party spaces and remaining items are first-come first-served, and you are welcome to make a purchase whether you attended the Benefit ... [More]

Photo Order Forms

Thu, Nov 9 2:52pm

Hillcrest Families:   Photo Order Forms will be going home with students today.  Eric Londgren, our photographer, would like to thank you all and also remind you that when accessing the link, please d ... [More]

Two Ways to Support the Middle School Community Service Projects- this month

Wed, Nov 8 11:14am

Project One: KINDNESS IN A JAR!   The Middle School is raising funds again this holiday season to support a very special cause—the Oncology Holiday Gift Program. This year, we will support 4 families ... [More]

If you have that bottle of wine you've been meaning to donate, 11/2 at drop off is your last chance!

Wed, Nov 1 9:07am

If you have that bottle of wine you've been meaning to donate, this is your last chance!  We are looking for just a few more bottles to complete the Instant Wine Cellar.  At drop off tomorrow , 11/2, ... [More]

Shoo the Flu Forms

Wed, Nov 1 9:02am

Hillcrest Families,    Please make sure you have filled out a Flu Shot Consent Form. Our Shoo The Flu will be tomorrow, November 2nd, starting at 8:45am. You can find the forms in the main office if n ... [More]

Enrichment Programs Canceled

Tue, Oct 31 10:58am

Hi everyone,    Due to the Halloween Parade at 12:25, all Enrichment Classes will be canceled today.   Thank you!

Lost and Found being Donated after school on 11/3

Tue, Oct 31 9:35am

When you are at Hillcrest this week, be sure to stop by the Lost and Found.  All items will be donated after school on Friday 11/3.   The Lost and Found Racks  are located in the exterior hallway by M ... [More]

Halloween Costumes; a video on cultural awareness

Mon, Oct 30 11:37am

Hillcrest Families, This short video explains through the eyes of six young women how "cultural" costumes can be hurtful and can be an inadvertent racial and ethnic slight.  In light of the emerging r ... [More]

Update -- Hillcrest Water

Fri, Oct 27 11:19am

Hillcrest Parents:   This is an update to notify the community that Hillcrest is among the 47 schools that have already been tested and our results are within the EPA guidelines for drinking water.   ... [More]

Water Safety -- OUSD

Fri, Oct 27 9:15am

October 26, 2017   Hillcrest Families:   Recently, an issue regarding water safety at McClymonds High School was brought to OUSD leadership. While remedying the issue at McClymonds, OUSD began inquiri ... [More]

Instant Wine Cellar Collection This Week

Tue, Oct 17 7:16am

Instant Wine Cellar Collection         We are available to collect your instant wine cellar donations at drop off on Tuesday and Thursday this week. (in front of the school) If you need us to come to ... [More]

Only 2 days left to submit your benefit donations

Mon, Oct 9 10:52pm

Only 2 days left to submit your donations for this year's Benefit and Auction! We rely heavily on family donations to make the auction a success. Whether it’s volunteer hours, physical items, or getaw ... [More]

Hillcrest Swag has arrived!!! Pick up today or Monday

Sun, Oct 8 9:33am

The Hillcrest Swag has finally arrived!! Thank you for your patience - we've received and sorted through all of the items and they look great.   Parents can pickup items at any of the following 3 time ... [More]

SSC Letter for Parents

Tue, Oct 3 3:59pm

Hi everyone,    Please read the attachment regarding SSC. Fill out and turn in to the office if interested in joining the committee.    Thank you!                            

The Lost and Found racks are FULL! Items Will be Donated on Friday after school

Tue, Sep 26 7:47pm

The Lost and Found  racks are FULL! September is coming to a close so come by and  check out the racks which are located in the exterior hallway by Mr. Wilson's 2nd grade portable. We have jackets, sw ... [More]

School Photos Update

Mon, Sep 18 4:30am

All,   There's a small change in plans for today (9/18). Students still needing to be photographed were slated to be photographed today (9/18) from 12:00-1:00 pm. The photo team has decided to push it ... [More]

Reminders: Emergency Packets and Hurricane Relief Spare Change Drive

Wed, Sep 13 7:04pm

Last Day to Order Your Emergency Packets (or bring in your own) is this Friday, September 15th    It is important that your child has food set aside at the school in the event of an emergency.  Each f ... [More]

Library Open

Tue, Sep 5 3:13pm

Library Open After School The Hillcrest library will be open for use by all students and families 3pm to 4pm every Tuesday for the rest of the school year. Parents can check out books too. See you there!

Hillcrest Helps Out With Hurricane Harvey - First Community Service Drive of 2017-18

Mon, Sep 4 9:26pm

We've all seen the news reports: Hurricane Harvey is predicted to be the costliest natural disaster in US history, at $190 billion in damage.The Hillcrest Community Service team has organized an easy  ... [More]

SCHOOL PHOTOS ARE COMING SEPTEMBER Thursday, September 14th to Wednesday, September 20th

Sat, Sep 2 5:20pm

Dear Hillcrest Families,   Annual school photos are coming up quick!    Please mark your calendars and have your children dressed and ready for their photo day!   As with every year, we are in need of ... [More]

Order Hillcrest Swag- Dont delay Tomorrow is the last day!

Thu, Aug 31 8:26pm

    Tomorrow, Fri Sep 1st, is the last day to order Hillcrest Swag. Show your Hillcrest pride at school and around town by purchasing kids and adult t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, car magnets, ... [More]

Open House - Child Supervision

Wed, Aug 30 1:40pm

Hi everyone,    There will be six 6th grade students available to supervise kids on the playground during tonight's Open House.    Thanks