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.
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.