Hillcrest Elementary School

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  • Free Summer Lunch Program Returns

    The Peekskill City School District is offering a FREE Summer Meals program to ALL children in the community ages 18 and younger. Click on the headline for more information.

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  • D.A.R.E. Graduates Celebrated at Hillcrest Elementary

    Congratulations to all of our Hillcrest students who became D.A.R.E. graduates on June 12! May you continue to make good decisions and lead safe, healthy lives.

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  • Hillcrest Students Partner with Teaching Artists to Produce Plays

    Hillcrest Dual Language students in Ms. Flores, Ms. Rossi and Ms. Guido’s classes recently put on three performances, (“Iqbal,” “Master Khan” and “The Angel”) in both English and Spanish for their peers. The students partnered with teaching artists Nicolas Carter and Stacy Bone-Gleason from SUNY Purchase to write and produce their own plays over a 10 week period. After performing for their peers, Hillcrest students presented their work at SUNY Purchase on May 22.

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  • Young Scientists Study Life Cycles, Food Chains and More

    Thank you to Ms. Rachele Rice for sharing these photos of her young Hillcrest scientists. In these photos, the students are experiencing the life cycles of butterflies, plant cycles and food chains. They are also learning about buoyancy and mass with hands-on activities. All lessons are connected to science, math and ELA curriculum. Click on the headline above to see a photo album with more pictures.

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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 dates: May 10 and June 28. 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. For the safety and security of our children, we ask that Food Pantry guests not arrive prior to 3:00. 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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Principal's Corner

  • March Onwards!
    Randy L.

    News and Musings from Mr. Lichtenwalner

    I’ve always liked the month of March, not for the final burst of snowstorms, but for the word “march.”  In English, “March” is the name of the month (named after the Roman god Mars), but it also is a noun (a song with a strong regular rhythm), and a verb (to move forward, purposefully, in regular treads with determination).  I like the verb “to march” for all that it means at this time of year in the month of March... Read more here...


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