Home of the Tigers
Please refer to the following newsletters regarding end of the year and September start up information.
Have a safe and happy summer!
Any students who registered for, and were accepted into the Grade 2 Literacy (current grade 1 students) and Grade 3 Numeracy (current grade 2 students) Camps will be notified by mail as to whether or not they have been accepted into the camp. These letters will be sent out from the school board on June 27, 2014.
Dates and Times
Program Sessions run from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for
Children will attend weekdays
August 5 – 22
It is essential that children
attend all 14 days
What to Bring
Children should dress
appropriately for the weather
(including sun hats and sun
screen) and bring a snack for
Students who registered and were accepted into summer school will be bussed to the Barrie Learning Center from August 11-22, 2014. School is in session from 9:00-1:oo. The two bus routes that service our school are attached. Enjoy the summer!
Earlier this week, Mrs. Muzzin’s Grade 1 and 2 students popped a balloon and received a challenge from their countdown activity board. They had to drop an egg from the grand staircase without it breaking. Sound tricky? Well the students worked so hard, and developed such good plans, that NONE of the eggs broke!
So, with the help of our trusty custodians, the students extended their challenge and dropped the eggs off the roof of the school. Once again, none of the eggs broke! Sounds like we have some engineers in our midst. Well done, Tigers!
The Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes of Hillcrest were visited today by local firefighters, who helped spread understanding about fire safety. Students got to see the specialized equipment that firefighters use, including the equipment on the truck. Our local heroes talked about how to prevent fires and what to do in case one happens in your home.
Thank you to all firefighters everywhere for being our community helpers!
The Grade 8 students recently enjoyed their last field trip of their elementary school career. The students enjoyed a wonderful day in Toronto. They got a good laugh experiencing Second City Comedy, enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at the new Ripley’s Aquarium. Students ate lunch at the St. Lawrence Market and had a rockin’ supper at the Hard Rock Cafe. The staff and students topped off the evening with a Blue Jays’ Game. The school community wishes all of our graduating students success and excitement in their highschool years.
The June Newsletter can now be viewed online by clicking on the Newsletter tab above and choosing the June newsletter.
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GOTM went out and about the Hillcrest community on Wednesday to deliver potted glowers to women they randomly bumped into. The flowers were donated by Bradford Greenhouses and the girls wrapped each pot with colourful tissue and ribbon and attached a gift tage explaining these “Random Acts of Kindness”. The reception was wonderful and the girls left that day feeling very good about themselves and their ability to brighten someone else’s day!
On Thursday June 5th, there will be a Welcome to Kindergarten presentation for all the parents who registered their child for September 2014 to learn more about the school.
Also on that day we are going to have a school BBQ from 5:00-6:30. In our library we are going to have a Scholastic Book Fair so bring all your family and friends. Later on that night, there is going to be teachers vs. students baseball game for you to watch.
Inside the school there will be art displayed on the wall for you to come in and look at your child’s art that they did in class.
Also, we ask of you to bring any old electronics in that work or may have worked in the past, to help fundraise for the grade 8’s graduation!
Thank you Hillcrest families!
– Written by Julia, Amelia, and Regan
The Grade 3 students experienced pioneer life as they dressed in period-style clothes and participated in activities from the mid-1800s at the Simcoe County Museum. They took part in a pioneer school lesson, experienced life in a pioneer log house and helped out in the dairy with domestic chores. In the afternoon, they participated in three different workshops; spinning wool, making beeswax candles, and pioneer games.