Hillview Elementary

Lancaster Central School District

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In the Spotlight


    Dear Hillview Families,


    September provided us with a perfect time to learn new routines, along with the ability to reunite with good friends at school.  Parents also had a nice opportunity to visit the school, meet with teachers and learn about the curriculum at our September 19th Open House. 


    P.A.R.P. (Parents as Reading Partners) begins in October.  P.A.R.P. serves as a great way for parents to support their child’s love of reading.  Students who participate in P.A.R.P. have a chance to win a ride to school on a Bowmansville fire truck.  Each month, several qualifying students are chosen randomly to participate in the “Read to Ride” Program. While on the Bowmansville fire truck, these students are escorted by firefighters and one of our lucky Hillview staff members.  This motivational reading program has proudly existed at Hillview for over twelve years.  In addition, Hillview educators recommend other ideas to support young learners at home: read often with your child, and visit the public library to borrow a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  Write about the story or the informational text in a special notebook.  Students can also practice math fact flash cards to enhance fact fluency and keep a math journal so that they can author real world math problems.  We appreciate all the ways that parents/guardians support our students beyond the school day.


    Hillview will celebrate kindness and caring on the bus with our school’s first Peace Bus Program meeting at 8:45 am on Wednesday, October 9th.  During Peace Bus meetings, students meet with their bus drivers, Hillview staff members and fellow bus riders to create goals for the bus.  This initiative also promotes a positive culture, while reinforcing appropriate behaviors and safety on the school bus.  We also acknowledge and celebrate character traits and our love for reading at our “Gift of the Month” assemblies throughout the school year.  Every classroom receives a character-themed book before the assemblies, and then the entire school meets to discuss and review the character traits that were explored in the books.


    We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, October 17th at our Family Fall Festival and Theme Basket Raffle from 6-7:30 pm.  Students can wear Halloween costumes, enjoy fun games and allergy safe treats.  Pizza will also be available for purchase if you would like to eat dinner at the event with your family.  We are grateful to our PTO for organizing and hosting this fun and memorable festival for our Hillview families.


    Our “little free library” is located on the Pleasantview playground.  It looks like a large cell phone, and it was created by Lancaster High School students.  It is full of fantastic book choices for the public.  If you take a book, please be sure to replace it with a new or gently-used book.  On a different note, we are still collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items for the Food Drive competition until October 25th.  The food will be weighed next door at Tops on October 26th.  Last year, we won the competition and all Hillview students were rewarded with an ice cream party during their lunch periods.  Thank you, in advance, for your generous food donations.


    We look forward to enjoying the first full month of autumn at school!



    Mrs. Moeller




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    Hillview Elementary
    11 Pleasantview Drive
    Lancaster, NY 14086
    716-686-3280 (phone)

    The Hillview Mission Statement:  

    The mission of Hillview School is for the entire school

    community to provide a caring environment

    in which the whole child can achieve

    academic success, develop a love of learning

    and demonstrate respect for others.