March 1 - April 6
All classes are free for Parents of Peekskill Public Schools. Childcare is provided for children ages 5 & up (Limit 2 children per family, proof of age is required). Please inform us when you register that you will need childcare.
Las clases son gratis para los padres de estudiantes de la escuela publica de Peekskill y se provee cuidado de niños para niños de 5 años y mayores. (2 niños por familia, cuando se inscriba informenos si necesita cuidado para ninos).
Special Olympics Track Time Trial Event – Volunteers Needed!
Our Special Olympics Track Time Trial Event returns to Peekskill for 2017 and we need 200 volunteers to help make this year a success! Please fill out this electronic form if you would like to volunteer.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Torpy Field
Free t-shirts to those who sign up to volunteer. Community service credit available for students who need it.
The Peekskill Basics
Five fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life.
Event: General Discussion
Date: Saturday, February 11
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Place: BOE Room, Administration Building
Event: Kickoff Event!
Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Woodside Elementary
The Hillcrest Community School program is looking for volunteers who want to share their interests and talents with our Grade 4 & 5 students. This would be part of an after-school enrichment program that runs from 4-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. It would be a one hour commitment once a week. If interested please call Phyllis Elliott 845-234-3928.
From homemade slime to bridges built of fettuccine, Hillcrest's 3rd Annual Science Fair had had it all, complete with erupting volcanoes! Check out the hard work our future scientists put into their projects by browsing the event's photo album. (Click on the headline above for the photo album link).
On December 9, Mrs. Tara King’s Grade 4 class welcomed a special guest to Hillcrest Elementary to take part in a festive enrichment activity. Student Isabella Gomez’s mother, Mrs. Gomez, visited the class and read the children, “The Polar Express,” by Chris Van Allsburg. Mrs. Gomez provided the children with a Polar Express themed literacy activity packet, and then set out to help students create mugs of “hot cocoa,” by using giant marshmallows, mini candy canes, chocolate frosting and cookies. Mrs. King's class will add this holiday recipe to the classroom’s cookbook, which they are developing to share with their families.
Just before the Thanksgiving break, Hillcrest Elementary School students in Ms. Rice and Ms. Reeves’ classes were busy planning their own Thanksgiving meal. The task of assembling the feast helped teach Grade 4 and 5 students real life skills by requiring them to set their own budget and plan for the food and supplies that they needed for their feast. Click on the headline above to read more on this story.
The Kraft Mobile Food Truck is coming to Hillcrest! Once a month on Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. we will need volunteers to help set up, distribute food and clean up. Volunteers can sign up for one or two hour blocks. Please call Phyllis Elliott at 914-739-2284 ext. 243. Dates for 2016-2017 are as follow: December 22, January 19, February 16, March 9, April 13, May 18 and June 15.