--15 minute early dismissal drill is on October 5.
--Spirit Day - September 28 - Wear your Buffalo Bills shirt or red & blue clothing!
Please visit SES Study information for details regarding upcoming events, including a Program Implemenation Findings meeting, May 29, and the application process to be a participant in a Community Focus Group. Check the left navigation for a meeting announcement, information brochure, and participant application: www.lancasterschools.org/SES_study. (new window)
--Peace Bus - Wednesday, October 3 - wear your blue: Be A Buddy or Let Friendship Grow t-shirt!
Dear Hillview Families,
I hope that everyone had a restful, healthy and enjoyable summer with family and friends. I look forward to beginning a brand new school year with our positive and nurturing school community, where all members are dedicated to student achievement.
Open House is “meet the teacher night” for parents only, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 20th. Please remember this is a half-day for students with dismissal at 1:00 PM. Students will still attend lunch on that day. You will be informed about the grade level curriculum and classroom expectations at Open House. A detailed schedule for the evening will be sent home as we get closer.
All Lancaster schools offer a breakfast program. Research shows that children learn better after eating a healthy breakfast. Breakfast costs $1.25 and can be picked up in the cafeteria by the students right after they exit the bus. They eat breakfast in their classrooms during arrival time. The regular price for lunch is $2.30. There is an option of free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch for those who qualify. The reduced price for breakfast and lunch is $.25. Forms for free and reduced lunch/breakfast were mailed home by the Food Service Department. Please call 686-3245 if you still need a form.
On a daily basis, please ensure that written notification is turned in to your child’s teacher regarding any type of dismissal changes, including pick up, YMCA, daycare or school bus changes. We greatly appreciate your efforts to avoid last minute dismissal changes as well. We also request that parents pay close attention to the parking signs. Please park in designated parking spaces. Parking in the front drop-off loop or in the bus loop before school, during the school day and at dismissal is prohibited. Working together, we can ensure that emergency vehicles have access to the building at all times. Specific policies are listed in the parent handbook which is given to all kindergarten parents and to parents whose children are new to the school. Additional copies can be provided for other parents or guardians if requested.
At Hillview, we also celebrate kindness and caring on the bus with our school’s Peace Bus program. Students meet with their bus drivers and fellow bus riders a few times a year to create and monitor goals and to build a positive culture on the bus. We also celebrate monthly character traits at school with the Character Safari program. Students are recognized regularly for modeling great character. September and October’s traits include friendship and teamwork.
If you are new to the school, Mrs. Bacher is our school nurse. Please contact her if there are any medical questions or concerns that need to be shared regarding your child. I look forward to working and learning with all Hillview Elementary School students, staff and families. It is going to be an incredible school year with much success for all learners!