Goodbye Grams due back

Tue, Jun 18 2:37pm

Good Bye Grams are due back tomorrow,  Wednesday, June 19th.   Your child can send a personalized message and treat to their friends/teachers,  which will be delivered during the last week of school. ... [More]

PTO Elections Ballot - vote by June 17th

Thu, Jun 13 10:09am

Please vote for the Hillcrest PTO elections for the 2019-2020 school year here:   One vote per family please.  Voting ends Monday, June 17th at 8pm.   Thanks!

Good Bye Grams

Thu, Jun 13 9:15am

Good Bye Grams are being accepted until Wednesday, June 19th.   Your child can send a personalized message and treat to their friends/teachers,  which will be delivered during the last week of school. ... [More]

Gertrude Hawk Pick up - Today 4-8:30pm

Fri, Apr 12 2:20pm

This is a friendly reminder that your Gertrude Hawk Fundraising order can be picked up at Hillcrest today, between 4:00 and 8:30pm.  Pick up will be in the Coach's Room (# 208A).   Thank you for suppo ... [More]

Gertrude Hawk Fundraising Pick Up

Mon, Apr 8 3:38pm

Gertrude Hawk Fundraising orders should be picked up this Friday, April 12th. Pick up will be in the Coach’s Room (rm # 208A) between 4:00pm and 8:30pm.   If you will be attending the talent show, you ... [More]

BSC Book Club - Free Laser Tag/Play Maze

Tue, Mar 19 4:37pm

Hi we received this from Branchburg Sports about a new book club where you can earn free laser tag passes:   We are excited to announce that Branchburg Sports Complex will be introducing our new “BSC ... [More]

PTO News

Thu, Mar 14 2:06pm

Hello Hillcrest Families -    We have several upcoming exciting events:   1) NED is coming to Hillcrest on Tuesday, March 19th for an assembly.  This assembly is provided as a pay-it-forward through t ... [More]

Gertrude Hawk orders due Friday

Thu, Mar 7 9:04pm

Hello Hillcrest Parents, This is a reminder that Gertrude Hawk fundraising orders are due back tomorrow, March 8th. Thank you for your support!

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Fundraiser

Mon, Mar 4 6:52pm

Remember our Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Fundraiser is still being held through the end of this week.  Orders can be placed via the forms which were sent home or online at ... [More]

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Fundraiser

Mon, Feb 25 11:37am

The Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Spring Fundraiser kicked off last week!  Order can be placed via the forms which were sent home or online at using school code 108158.  Ple ... [More]

KidStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser, Jan 23 - Feb 6

Mon, Jan 28 1:34pm

The Hillcrest PTO is selling KidStuff Coupon Books, which also includes a 12 month membership to the new KidStuff App! The app has local and national coupons for savings on the go…even across the coun ... [More]

SOUPer Bowl

Sat, Jan 26 10:38am

Hi Everyone,  Hillcrest is running a SOUPer Bowl Collection drive to support the Franklin Township Food Bank.  Students are invited to bring in SOUP, jelly, peanut butter, cereal, canned tuna fish, an ... [More]

Scholastic Book Fair Chairperson

Thu, Jan 17 12:16pm

  The PTO exec board would love the help of someone to manage our book fairs!   We have our buy one get one free book fair coming up the 2nd week of April.   If you are interested in becoming the Scho ... [More]

Holi-Gram orders due back

Thu, Dec 13 6:54pm

Please remember to hand in your Holi-Grams with money as soon as possible (additional forms are attached if needed).  Children can send holiday treats to their friends for just  $0.50 per gram.  All H ... [More]

Holiday Shoppe - Dec 12-14

Tue, Dec 11 12:04pm

This is a reminder that the Holiday Shoppe will run from Wednesday to Friday.  Attached is a copy of the class schedule which was sent home last week (note:  there is no make up day).  Please send mon ... [More]

Bake Sale at Parent-Teacher conferences

Mon, Dec 3 8:20pm

Hello Hillcrest Families!   The PTO is hosting a bake sale during parent-teacher conferences.     Please donate individual treats or bottled water for the bake sale.   You can send them in with your c ... [More]

Suzuki Violin for Second and Third Grade

Thu, Nov 29 11:29am

 Attention Second & Third Grade Parents - If your 2nd or 3rd grader is interested in learning to play the violin, please see the information below from Ms. Nowik about an after school program.  The pr ... [More]

Fundraiser Order Pick Up

Fri, Nov 16 12:40pm

Reminder - Charleston Wrap Fall Fundraiser orders are in and can be picked up today and Monday in the gymnasium, between 3:00-6:30pm.   Thank you again for your support!

Boo Gram orders

Wed, Oct 24 2:46pm

Hello Hillcrest Families,   Boo Gram orders are being accepted through the end of this week.   Your child can send personalized messages and Halloween treats to their friends,  which will be delivered ... [More]

Urgent - Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Wed, Oct 17 4:28pm

Hello Hillcrest Families,   We need volunteers for the book fair for Friday, 10/19 from 9am to 11:50am.    Right now we do not have any volunteers for that time slot and will have to close the book fa ... [More]

Fall Fundraiser, Scholastic Winners and Picture Day

Mon, Oct 8 9:58am

Hello Hillcrest Families,   This is a reminder, that we are nearing the end of our Charleston Wraps Fall Fundraiser.  There is 1 day left to visit, so you can register your ... [More]

5 days left for Charleston Wrap Fall Fundraiser

Wed, Oct 3 6:58pm

Good Evening Parents,   There are only 5 days left for our Charleston Wrap Fall Fundraiser.  Sharing our fundraiser with family and friends will help make a big impact for our children. Visit the stud ... [More]

Hillcrest Veggie Garden

Tue, Jun 26 10:40am

Good Morning Everyone, The Hillcrest Veggie Garden is off to a great start!  We already have tomatoes to eat!  If any family or parent would like to help out in the veggie garden over the summer, plea ... [More]

Dunk Tank Sale Extended thru 6/14

Tue, Jun 12 11:35am

DUNK TANK SALE EXTENDED until 6/14!!! Would your child like a chance to DUNK their teacher?  The Dunk-A-Teacher Fundraiser is now on.  All forms and payment (cash only please) are due by THIS THURSDAY ... [More]

Dunk Tank

Wed, Jun 6 11:45am

Would your child like a chance to DUNK their teacher?  The Dunk-A-Teacher Fundraiser is now on.  All forms and payment (cash only please) are due by next Tuesday June 12th.  Ball are $2/ball or $5/3 b ... [More]

Field Day

Sat, Jun 2 10:11am

Good Morning everyone! I just wanted to give a very large THANK YOU!! To all who helped out yesterday! From water, watermelon and baby wipes to hours of your time it was all greatly appreciated! Enjoy ... [More]

Summer CARE information

Fri, Jun 1 8:10pm

Here is a link to the information on the summer CARE program for Aug 27 - Sept 19:   Registration packet also attached.  


Thu, May 31 5:17pm

Hi Everyone,  Just a reminder that FIELD DAY is ON for tomorrow!  If you volunteers to send in watermelon, water, or baby wipes please do so in the MORNING.  If you volunteered your time for a full or ... [More]

Field Day

Wed, May 30 3:30pm

Hi Everyone, This is just a reminder that as of right now field day is this Friday, June 1st.  If you volunteered to come in for the day your schedule should have gone home with your child today.  If ... [More]

UPDATE: Yearbooks are SOLD OUT!

Wed, May 16 10:34am

Just an update that we have sold out all copies of the 2017-2018 yearbook.  All yearbooks that were ordered are now accounted for and will be distributed at the end of June when they arrive.     

Still looking for 2 volunteers: VP Assemblies, Recording Secretary

Wed, May 16 10:31am

Congratulations to the 2018-19 PTO Executive Board members: Co-Presidents:  Michelle Pabuwal & Jennifer Hajkowski VP Fundraising:  Payal Khiani VP Membership:  Karen Campbell Treasurer:  Beth Kuhn Cor ... [More]

Please Read: Request for Nominees - 2018-19 Hillcrest PTO Board

Thu, May 3 8:45pm

Attention Hillcrest Parents! The time has come to nominate folks for PTO board positions for the 2018-2019 school year. Nominations are due by the May 14  as voting will take place at the May 15 PTO m ... [More]

Hillcrest Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - Thursday, May 10th

Thu, May 3 5:50pm

Our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon will be held this year on Thursday, May 10, 2018.     The PTO will be treating them to a wonderful luncheon but we could use some help and donations. We are in ... [More]

New! Book Fair E-Wallets

Thu, Apr 12 3:05pm

There is a new way to pay at next week's Scholastic Book Fair!   You can set up a Book Fair E-Wallet account online at our Book Fair Homepage:   Just ... [More]

Franklin Township Elementary School Town Hall Meeting Schedule

Tue, Apr 10 8:07am

FYI, below is the Franklin Township Elementary School Town Hall Meeting Schedule so you can attend the session for your school in 2018-19 school year.  Letters were sent home about a week ago letting ... [More]

Family Unity Night Flier

Sun, Apr 8 1:30pm

Please see the attached flier for Family Unity Night.  They are held on Monday nights for children 10-14 years old and their parents/caregivers.  

Reminder: PTO Meeting tomorrow night 3/20 @ 7 pm - Childcare available

Mon, Mar 19 11:11am

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow night is the March PTO Meeting from 7-8pm in the Hillcrest Library.  Coming for the Reading night activity?  Stay for the PTO meeting - we will have childcare av ... [More]

Long day.. don't feel like cooking.. come to Stage house tonight!

Thu, Jan 25 3:53pm

 Just a reminder tonight is Stagehouse's Thursday for a Cause with Hillcrest from 5-10 pm.  Tell your server your from Hillcrest an they will donate 10% of your bill.   Hope to see you there!

Important Please Read: Survey on One Less Move Initiative

Wed, Jan 17 6:29pm

  IMPORTANT SURVEY- the Parent Leadership Council is conducting a survey regarding the One Less Move Initiative.  Please take a moment to complete this brief survey to ensure your questions are answer ... [More]

Franklin's Finest is rescheduled to Saturday 1/13 from 9 -12

Thu, Jan 4 8:58pm

The PTO was just notified that due to weather conditions Franklin Finest Showcase has been rescheduled from this Saturday to January 13, 2018 from 9-12. A phone blast will be going out tomorrow as wel ... [More]

Holi Gram sales extended through Monday 12/18!!

Fri, Dec 15 8:45am

It's not too late to send in your holi gram orders.  We will take Holi Grams through Monday 12/18!  The file is attached if you need more.

Holiday Shoppe

Wed, Dec 13 4:23pm

Families,  The schedule for our Holiday Shoppe went home either today or yesterday. Children will have the opportunity to buy gifts for family and friends.   It will take place Monday, December 18- We ... [More]

Field Trips

Wed, Nov 15 5:20pm

Hi Everyone,  Don't forget the deadline to send in $10 to cover the cost of our field trips is this Monday, November 20, 2017.  If you can't remember if you already sent it in please feel free to emai ... [More]

Have you left Hillcrest? If so, Please Read!

Tue, Oct 10 8:01pm

Good evening past Hillcrest families.  We are working to clean-up the email list on Konstella so that you don't continue to receive emails all year from us.  As last year was our 1st year with the sys ... [More]

Yearbooks are in and only 30 Yearbook copies left! Get yours today!!!

Mon, Jun 12 8:40pm

Yearbooks are in and pre-ordered copies will be distributed for teachers to hand out Tuesday 6/13.    There are only 30 extra copies left!  Don't miss out on the 48 page, all color yearbook with memor ... [More]

May issue of Reflections newsletter from Franklin Twp Schools Office of Curriculum

Thu, Jun 1 12:41pm

Below is a link to the May issue of Reflections – the monthly Newsletter from the Office of Curriculum and Instruction under the leadership of Mr. Daniel Loughran.   "In this issue of Reflections, we ... [More]

Franklin Schools Night with the Somerset Patriots

Tue, May 30 9:01pm

Miss out on purchasing tickets for Franklin Schools Night with the Somerset Patriots on Saturday, June 3?   Then it's your lucky day! There are 8 tickets still available for purchase ($5 each).   Game ... [More]

Somerset Patriots Game - Franklin Day - Fireworks Night

Wed, May 17 7:46am

Hello Hillcrest Families,   There are 15 tickets remaining for the Franklin Schools Night at the Somerset Patriots game on June 3rd.     Tickets are $5 each.   Game starts at 7pm.  Students arriving b ... [More]

Hillcrest PTO Mtg rescheduled to Tuesday 5/23 @ 7 pm

Sat, May 13 10:07pm

Due to the Board Meeting to discuss new attendance zones scheduled for 5/16, we are rescheduling the Hillcrest PTO meeting to the following week - Tuesday 5/23 at 7 pm.  We hope to see you there!

Hillcrest Teacher Appreciation Lunch: Donations Needed on Friday, May 12

Wed, May 10 5:42pm

Hi Hillcrest Families,   Please remember to send in your donations Friday.   We can still use more contributions.  Thanks!!!     Our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon will be held this year on Frid ... [More]


Tue, May 9 9:26pm

Do your children enjoy the PTO activities at Hillcrest such as:  Field Day,  Bingo Night, and Field trips?    All of these activities require fund raising to pay for them.   Field trips alone cost $7, ... [More]

ICE CREAM TRUCK at the S.T.E.A.M. (Science Fair and Art Show) Event

Sun, May 7 1:49pm

Ice Cream Truck Fundraiser   The Ice Cream Truck will be at Hillcrest  on Wednesday May 17, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM    

EXTENDED to FRIDAY 4/21: 4th Grade Baby Pictures & Memory message/Selfie Orders

Tue, Apr 18 8:40pm

We are extending the 4th grade baby picture submissions and Memory Message/Selfie Orders for the yearbook until this Friday 4/21.  Please send in all submissions & orders by Friday.  Payment for memor ... [More]

BOGO Spring Book Fair next week

Thu, Apr 6 7:17am

REMINDER! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Hillcrest the week after the Spring Break, from April 17 to April 21! All books are Buy One Get One Free! So this is a great opportunity to stock up on ... [More]

March PTO Meeting Minutes & Open PTO Exec Board Positions

Mon, Apr 3 8:42pm

Attached are the meeting minutes from the March PTO meeting.  Attendance at the meetings has become extremely low.  In order to make changes at Hillcrest...we need your help and attendance at the meet ... [More]

TerraCycle playground contest - Please vote for Hillcrest today (and every day until June 30th!)

Tue, Mar 28 7:10pm

Hillcrest has entered a contest sponsored by Colgate®, ShopRite®, and TerraCycle®.  They are giving a school the opportunity to win a brand new playground! The school that earns the most Playground Cr ... [More]

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates ready for pick up

Sun, Mar 19 12:18pm

Dear Parents and Guardians,   The Gertrude Hawk Chocolates were delivered to Hillcrest School on Thursday, March 16, 2017. They are on the stage in the gym and they are clearly labeled and separated b ... [More]

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates: order pick up date and winners!

Sat, Mar 11 11:55am

 March 8, 2017   Dear Parents and Guardians, The Gertrude Hawk Chocolate orders will be delivered to Hillcrest School on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The boxes will be placed by grade on the stage in th ... [More]


Wed, Mar 8 8:11pm

The PTO Executive board is currently looking for a volunteer to fill the vacant Co-President role.  Additionally, next year we will also have a vacancy for VP of Fundraising.    We will be looking to ... [More]

3rd Annual Me & My Dance tonight!! 7 -8:30

Fri, Feb 24 3:50pm

It's not to late to get in on the fun...come join us for the 3rd Annual Me & My Dance tonight at Hillcrest from 7 - 8:30.  Cost is $15 per family (For families who did not pre-register).  Pre-registra ... [More]

Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

Sun, Feb 12 1:26pm

Dear Parents and Guardians, The Hillcrest PTO has chosen the world famous chocolates of Gertrude Hawk for our Spring Fundraiser. The packets were sent home last week with your child. We encourage ever ... [More]

PLEASE READ: Important information on Charter School Development in Franklin

Fri, Feb 3 9:00am

Dear Hillcrest Families,   Please see the note below from John Felix, president of the Franklin Twp. PTO President's council regarding and information session on the impact of our town's charter schoo ... [More]

Congratulations to tonight's PTO Book Raffle Winner!

Tue, Jan 17 8:59pm

Thank you to those who braved the rainy weather to attend tonight's PTO meeting.  Congratulations to  Kiaan Bali in Ms. Jerzewski's class for winning tonight's raffle!   Minutes from tonight's meeting ... [More]

2 Items for Tuesday's Hillcrest PTO meeting

Sun, Jan 15 6:15pm

Hillcrest families,   In addition to our typical updates/discussions on PTO events, there will be 2 other items discussed at our meeting on Tuesday.     1)  We currently have a vacancy on the PTO exec ... [More]

Assorted Book Pack for Raffle

Tue, Dec 20 5:03pm

Books Raffle Pack  Suggested Reading Level Grades K-3   1 for $1.00 5 for $3.00 7 for $5.00    Tickets sold now through Jan. 17, 2017. Ask for them during Bingo Night, too!    Raffle drawing will take ... [More]

Cook's Night Off at Moe's

Tue, Dec 20 4:43pm

Hello Hillcrest Families!   The Hillcrest PTO is sponsoring a Cook's Night Off fundraiser on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Moe's on Cedar Grove Lane. Please join us any time that day and Moe's will ... [More]

SchoolKidz Fall Fundraiser - ORDERS READY FOR PICK UP

Tue, Nov 15 10:23pm

Dear Parents/Guardians,   Your SchoolKidz Fundraiser orders were delivered to the school and are ready for pick-up. Please come to Hillcrest School between 3:30 pm and 6 pm between now and Friday to p ... [More]

Holiday Shop Volunteers

Sun, Nov 13 5:43pm

  Thank you to those who already signed up to volunteer for the Holiday Shop!     In order to have a clear view of the schedule with both the classes due to visit and the volunteer slots, I created a ... [More]

Fall Book Fair Schedule Change

Thu, Nov 10 5:21pm

Dear All,   Thank you to those who already signed up to volunteer for the Fall Book Fair! Unfortunately, an update to the schedule had to be made resulting in the omission of the Monday classes. The r ... [More]

SchoolKidz Fall Fundraiser

Thu, Nov 10 1:33pm

Thank you for all those who participated in the SchoolKidz Fall Fundraiser! We managed to raise close to $2000, even if only 7% of the school population partook in the sales.   Based on the extra ince ... [More]

NED Show yo-yo orders

Mon, Nov 7 12:26pm

Hello Hillcrest Families,   On Monday the NED Show came to Hillcrest to encourage students with the NED message of Never Give Up, Encourage Others, Do Your Best.   The NED Show provides this assembly ... [More]

Hillcrest Parents Input needed: Technology Plan Survey

Fri, Oct 28 11:13am

Please see the email below.  The district is looking for parent input into the Technology plan. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey link below to help shape the district's future.    The ... [More]