Dear Hillview Parents/Guardians,
Everyone at Hillview hopes that your family had a very peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.
Parent/teacher conferences took place on November 30th and December 1st. The teachers enjoyed meeting with you and reviewing your child’s progress.
The Good Citizens’ Club (GCC) is off to a great start with helpful projects. The GCC is made up of interested third grade students. In November, the GCC packaged donated gifts for the “Operation Christmas Child” global initiative. Children in a third-world country, unknown at this time, will receive the gifts during the holiday season. Hillview families also kindly donated over twenty-five boxes and bags of canned and nonperishable food items to our school’s annual holiday food drive throughout November. All food items were delivered to the Trinity Food Pantry in Lancaster on the Monday before Thanksgiving.
Second grade students will be collecting items in December for the “Shoeboxes for Sharing” holiday gift drive. The shoeboxes will be wrapped at school and delivered to the Lancaster Youth Bureau for families in our community to enjoy this holiday season. The thoughtfulness within our school community is truly remarkable.
The holiday season is such an exciting and magical time of year at the elementary level. Our lobby looks so festive and beautiful, thanks to our helpful PTO! I love seeing the excitement and smiles on our students’ faces each day. Hopefully, you will be able to attend our annual “Evening with Santa” gathering on Wednesday, December 6th from 6 – 7:30 PM (the district calendar inaccurately lists it for the day before). Fortunately, we will be able to enjoy a “Decorate Yourself” school spirit day, the LHS Show Choir assembly and a student/staff holiday sing-a-long assembly during the month of December.
Hillview would like to thank the Exxon Mobil Corporation for a $500 Educational Alliance grant that has been awarded to our school for another year. These funds help us purchase instructional and school improvement materials for S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics). We are grateful for their generosity and support.
Over the winter recess, we encourage our students to read for twenty minutes daily, to visit the public library, to play outdoors as often as possible and to make special memories with their loved ones. Our Hillview faculty and staff members wish you and your family the happiest of holidays. Enjoy the time off with your children.
We are thrilled to embark on brand new adventures at school during 2018!