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May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Good Afternoon Hillcrest Families and Friends!

It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the final stretch of the 2023-2024 school year.  We are looking forward to this month as it brings about many opportunities for celebration and coming together as a community.


Celebration of Learning - May 15, 5 - 7pm

Come for the “celebration of learning” and stay for the fun!  The evening will start in classrooms as students share and celebrate what they have learned this year.  After visiting classrooms, we will provide hotdogs and snacks (first come, first served), a free Kona Ice to all Hillcrest students as well as games and entertainment outside on the back field including an obstacle course, a dunk tank to dunk Hillcrest school staff, tattoos, yard games and more!  Additionally, our students who have been participating in choir, will perform in the music room at 6 pm!


LAST CALL for Lost and Found!

Please make sure to stop by the Lost and Found during Celebration of Learning to collect any missing items.  We will be donating all remaining items to a local thrift store on Friday, May 17th. 


FIELD DAY - Friday, May 24 (Rain backup date will be Tuesday, May 28)

Field day will take place on Friday, May 24th for all students.  This year, our students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will have field day from 8:10 - 10:35 on the back playground and field area.  Our students in grades K, 1 and 2 will participate from 11:50 - 2:15.  We invite all parents to attend and cheer on our students as they participate in this fun event.  A friendly reminder that there are no dogs allowed and that smoking / vaping is strictly prohibited. 


Kindergarten and Fifth Grade Continuation Ceremonies

As our kindergarten students and fifth grade students transition to the next grade level, we hold a celebratory continuation ceremony to honor and recognize these milestones.  The continuation ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 30th in the school cafeteria.  The kindergarten ceremony will take place from 8:30-9:15; the 5th grade ceremony will take place from 10:00-11:00 am.  If parents choose to check students out for the remainder of the day, a form of ID will be required.  


Class Environment Requests for 2024-2025 School Year

As we begin preparing for the next school year, we work diligently to ensure that we are creating well balanced class lists so that all students can thrive and be successful.  Because you know your child best, if you have a request specifically related to the type of classroom environment that would best meet your child’s needs, please email me directly at by May 7th and we will do our best to honor your request. 



  • May 6 - No school for students; staff workday
  • May 15 - 5-7 pm - Celebration of Learning Community Event
  • May 24 - Field Day
  • May 27 - No School, Memorial Day
  • May 28 - Field Day, Back up date (in the event of inclement weather)
  • May 30, 8:30-9:15 am - Kindergarten Continuation
  • May 30 - 10:00-11:00 am - Fifth Grade Continuation
  • May 30 - Last day of school for all students!


As always, if you have any questions, concerns, compliments or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.  This school year has been amazing and we are looking forward to a strong and celebratory finish to the year!



Erika Fiorenza