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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


  • Peekskill PTO Purchases New Water Bottling Stations for Elementary Schools

    On November 8, Peekskill City School District and the Peekskill Parent Teacher Organization held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Hillcrest Elementary School to celebrate the instilation of a new water bottling station. Thank you to the Peekskill Parent-Teacher Organization for purchasing water filtering/bottling stations for each of our elementary schools! Just one more way our Peekskill school community is being mindful of our environmental impact, while also helping students make healthy lifestyle choices.

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  • Hawks Take a Stand Against Bullying at October's PBIS Assembly

    Hillcrest Elementary hosted their monthly PBIS Anti-Bullying Assembly today and celebrated National Bullying Prevention Month by having students sign anti-bullying contracts. Students took a pledge to “create and preserve a physically and emotionally safe environment” for members of the Hillcrest community. In addition to taking a stance against bullying, students were also honored for being exemplary Hawks. A special shout-out and congratulations go to Ms. Batiste’s and Ms. Rodriguez’s classes for being named Head Hawks for the month of October.

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  • Hillcrest Kicks-Off Literacy Initiative for their “Reading Rock Stars”

    We already know that Hillcrest Elementary rocks, but the school has taken that statement to the next level with this year’s reading initiative for students in Grades 4 and 5. To kick-off their 2017-2018 reading challenge, Hillcrest faculty and administration recently dressed in their best rock star garb and held a sing-a-long ceremony to explain the rules of the game. Here’s how it works…

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  • 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 effort 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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  • 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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