Hillcrest Elementary School

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  • PHS and Hillcrest Students Collaborate on Art Project

    Our Commitment to Character theme for the month of January is, "Community." In keeping with this theme, Peekskill High School teacher Ms. Nicole Kossowsky took five PHS students to Hillcrest Elementary to work with three of Ms. Coleman’s Grade 4 art classes. Click here to read more!

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  • Saturday Academy Returns to PKMS on February 8

    Our next Saturday Academy will take place on February 8 from 10AM-1PM at Peekskill Middle School. We will be celebrating African-American History Month as a Peekskill community. Representatives from the NAACP will have a special activity and New Era Creative Space will have a performance at 11:45AM in the PKMS auditorium. The Two By Two Zoo will also be there as well. Join us for crafts, workshops and more!

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  • 2020-2021 Transportation Request Forms Due April 1, 2020

    Transportation request forms for the 2020-2021 school year are due April 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.

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  • eNews from Peekskill Schools

    Click here to read the Peekskill City School District's monthly eNewsletter.

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  • Important Information Regarding Winter Weather Closings & Delays

    With winter weather upon us, we wanted to ensure our families know where to find information regarding our closings and delays. Click here to learn more!

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  • Hillcrest Welcomes Caribbean Drummer John Arrucci

    Hillcrest Elementary School recently hosted teaching artist John Arrucci, who taught Grade 5 students about Afro-Caribbean drumming. Students enjoyed learning new skills and having a hands-on enrichment experience with the instruments.

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  • 2019 Summer Packets & Supply Lists

    Click here to access links to our Summer Engagement Packets and 2019-2020 Supply Lists.

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  • Mobile Food Pantry at Hillcrest Elementary

    The Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Hillcrest! Food items will be available for pick up on the following 2019 dates: August 15, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12. Pick up will be held from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise announced. 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 abuenodeleon@peekskillschools.org.

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  • Author Caroline Moss Visits Hillcrest Elementary

    Hillcrest Elementary students enjoyed an author visit with Caroline Moss this week. Ms. Moss writes the, "Work it Girl" series, which are biographies about strong women. Currently, she has published books about JK Rowling and Oprah Winfrey, and in the future, she will be publishing books about Michelle Obama, Mae Jamison, Vera Wang and Beyonce Knowles. Ms. Moss spoke about becoming a writer and told students about how they too could become writers. She also shared about her favorite authors from when she was a fifth grader. As part of our Grade 5 curriculum, students are learning about biographies, so the children were especially interested in this visit.

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  • Bird Feeder Project Helps to Teach Hillcrest Students About Recycling

    Hillcrest students in Ms. Rice’s class recently made bird feeders while studying food chains. This activity also taught students important lessons about recycling and reusing materials to help our environment.

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  • Hillcrest Students Create Bird Houses for Peekskill Seniors

    Hillcrest students in Mrs. Lauren Batista’s class recently completed multiple bird houses, which they crafted to give to residents at the Peekskill Senior Center (PSC). The students had fun working in groups to create the houses. The process involved drilling, sawing, and painting to complete the projects. Students also had the opportunity to reinforce their science lessons, and learn about important safety procedures as well. Click on the headline to read more on this story!

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  • Imaginations Soar as Hillcrest Students Create Recycled Rockets

    Our Hillcrest STEAM students are continuing their studies of space travel by designing and constructing rockets from recycled materials! Read more about this and the school's other STEAM activities in this month's STEAM newsletter: https://bit.ly/2XCDIY6

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  • Hillcrest Winter Concert (In Photos)

    Click on the headline above to access a photo album from the Hillcrest Winter Concert.

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Principal's Corner

  • Mr. Randy Lichtenwalner 
    Randy L.

    Hello Hillcrest Families!  Welcome to February!  While the shortest month of the year, it is a very busy and significant month in schools for many reasons.  We celebrate several holidays, both official and unofficial, and it marks the beginning of our second half of the school year, where students gain momentum and can make significant gains in their learning...read the newsletter.

    ¡Hola Familias de Hillcrest! ¡Bienvenidos a Febrero!  A pesar de que es el mes más corto del año, es un mes muy ocupado y significante en las escuelas por muchas razones.  Celebramos varios días feriados - algunos oficialmente y otros no -, y marca el comienzo de la segunda parte del año escolar donde los estudiantes ganan momento y pueden tener ganancias significativas en su aprendizaje....leer el Boletin.


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