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  • Welcome, October!
    Randy L.

    News and Musings from Mr. L.

    We have had a wonderful start to the school year!  Students who arrived on the first day with trepidation and expectation have transitioned into students who feel comfortable in their new classrooms and with their new teachers and classmates.  We have established routines which students have quickly internalized, and we’ve come together as grade level teams and as a school community to begin to talk about how we will be successful together.  Yet as we transition into October, the new school year “honeymoon period” for students may begin to wane. Read more here


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Hillcrest News & Announcements


  • People of PCSD: Karen Leggio of Hillcrest Elementary

    Introducing, "People of PCSD." A new profile series celebrating those that make our schools stand out. There are so many wonderful members of our faculty and staff that go above and beyond in their roles here at Peekskill City School District. In this series, we will highlight the unsung heroes that operate behind the scenes, put in the extra hours and give their all in order to ensure that our students have the best educational experience possible. We are excited to feature Hillcrest's Karen Leggio as our first profile. Click on the headline above to read Ms. Leggio's story.

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  • Hands-On Activities Help Teach Scientific Concepts in Ms. Rice’s Class

    Hillcrest students in Ms. Rachele Rice’s class were recently able to use a cooking activity to deepen their understanding of the scientific concepts of physical and chemical change. While making applesauce from apples, students had the hands-on opportunity to apply real life skills as they made observations, followed a procedure and made predictions, while also incorporating their reading and writing skills. Click on the headline to read more on this story.

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  • Mobile Food Pantry at Hillcrest Elementary

    The Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Hillcrest! On Thursday, October 26 and again on Wednesday, November 15 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. a selection food will be available for pick up at Hillcrest Elementary. We encourage our families to take advantage of this free resource. To help our efforts, we will also need volunteers to help set up, distribute food and clean up. If you are able to lend a hand, please contact chernandez@peekskillcsd.org.

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  • New Website Coming Soon!

    The Peekskill City School District is excited to announce that our websites will have a new look coming this school year! Our new responsive website templates will provide viewers easier access to information no matter what device they are using, be it a desktop, mobile device and/or tablet! In an effort to keep information consistent with its current placement on the website, most site information will be structured the same, with a few homepage design improvements for quicker access to information. We understand that even minor website changes can be confusing to some, especially at the beginning of the school year when users are most likely to be frequenting the sites. Please know that we are here to help. Should you have any questions, or need assistance navigating the new sites, please contact District Communications Specialist Ms. Laura Belfiore at 914-737-3300 ext. 347 or at lbelfiore@peekskillschools.org.

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K Registration

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