Welcome to Hillcrest Parents
Hillcrest-Parents.com is intended to keep our families up to date with current news and to highlight school activities. It is also a place for parents and guardians to find reminders of upcoming events.
Month at a Glance
April 2017 is Census Month at the TDSB. Your voice counts! More information can be found at www.tdsb.on.census
One week until Authors Week!!!
This incredible literary event will take place from Monday, April 24th to Friday April 28th.
PIZZA LUNCH is on April 20, May 4th & 18th, June 1st & 15th
Grade 5 Trip to the Island School …. Wed. May 10th – Friday, May 12th
Grade 6 Trip to the Island School…. Monday, May 15th – Wednesday, May 17th
Blue Jays Game…………………………… May 10th
EQAO grade 3 and 6 students…..….May 23-June 5
As the weather starts to change, We start to think FUNFest!!! Please mark down this date in your calendars:
Thursday, June 1st, 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. It's the time to bring out the community following the long winter nap!! Kids love this opportunity to see their school transformed into a place of pure entertainment. Parents, we'll take all the support we can get; even just volunteering a little of your time during the fair to help run a station. There's tons of opportunities to get involved. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Sports, Clubs and Swim Calendar
Congratulations to the Swim Team on their participation and success at the City Championships on Thursday, April 13th . The team was able to win two City Championship and two finalists banners.
Visit the Sports and Clubs and Swimming pages for the updated Calendar.
Scooters and Bicycles
Reminder about scooters and bicycles.
Please remind students that in the morning (8:30 – 9:00) they are to dismount and walk their scooters or bikes, while on school property. Similarly at the end of the day when there are many students still using the school property, they are to be walked while on the school grounds (3:30 – 4:15). This is required to ensure that they are used safely and that pedestrians are not injured. Thank you for your support.
School Safety Awareness
Please be careful and extra vigilant when dropping off your children in the morning and picking up at the end of the day. Please consider an alternate form of getting to school such as walking, biking or carpooling. A reminder that left turns north on Hilton are not allowed between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; 11:15a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Please see the calendar page for this month's calendar.
Please visit the Newsletter page for past Hillcrest Happenings and the Forms page for previous flyers, sign up forms and letters.
Whole School Lice Check……………...................
Parent Council Update
Please click here for all Parent Council News, Updates and Meeting Minutes
Hillcrest School Council Meeting
The next Council Meetings will be the AGM on
Thursday April 20 at 7:30pm in the Staff room.
All parents and guardians are welcome.
If you are interested in being on this year's School Council then please download our Nomination Form and contact Pam or Robin at email@example.com
Pizza Lunch Dates
Dates for the 2016-2017 School year can be found on the link below.
PIZZA LUNCH is April 20
May 4th & 18th
June 1st & 15th
For further details please see the Pizza Lunch page.
After 4 Programs
After school programs will begin soon.
Details and registration for programs can be found here
Hillcrest is a Peanut Free Zone
Hillcrest has several students with severe nut allergies. Please ensure that lunches and snacks are peanut-free.
Traffic and Parking
Please be aware that there is no parking allowed on the north and south side of Nina. Please be considerate to our neighbours when picking up and dropping off students. Also, there is no north bound traffic allowed on Hilton between 7:30- 9:30; 11:15 – 1:15 and 3:30 – 6:30. Thank you for your support.
School Yard Supervision
Please remember that the yard is supervised from 8:45am to 3:45pm. The playground space is available before and after; however, a parent or guardian must be on site as well.
Synervoice is the new automated phone call system. The system will call home when a child is marked absent and there has been no previous notification from parents. If you get a call, please listen to and follow the instructions until the end of the message. If not, the system will automatically call again.
LOST and FOUND
If you are in the school, please take a moment to visit the Lost and Found by the Kindergarten hallway near the gym as it is full of lost items. There are many sweatshirts, rain jackets, swim bags and lunch boxes.
Unclaimed Lost and Found items will be packed and sent to Goodwill on at the end of each month.
Did you know?
New LED lights have been installed in the entrance area, near the flagpole. These lights will help to provide safer, clearer lighting in this area and are more energy efficient.
The school has replaced all the old plastic windows in the library. This has provided much more natural light into the library and has enhanced the energy efficiency.
IMPORTANT! HEALTH CANADA RECALL NOTICE-ALLERJECT
In consultation with Health Canada, a Canada-wide recall has been issued for all lots of the Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors by Sanofi Canada. A similar recall is taking place in the United States, where it’s sold as Auvi-Q.
Allerject is used as an emergency treatment by patients who are at risk and/or have a history of serious allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis. This recall is due to issues that may potentially affect the delivery of the required amount of epinephrine.
Parents should contact their health care provider or pharmacist for more information about this recall.
More information about this recall is available on the Health Canada website at:http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55620a-eng.php or by contacting the Public Enquiries Line toll free at 1-866-225-0709.