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 29th and 30th. The teachers enjoyed meeting with you and reviewing your child’s progress.
Good Citizens’ Club (GCC) is off to a great start this school year. In November, 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. GCC is made up of interested third grade students.
Every Friday afternoon, our Lancaster High School (LHS) Reading Buddies come to visit us at the end of the day to read with our students. The Reading Buddies are hosting a short fundraiser from December 11th to December 13th for our local veterans called “Cozy for Christmas.” More information about this fundraiser will be sent home soon. Hillview is also extremely fortunate to have a partnership with Buffalo State College. We hosted sixteen junior participants who are enrolled in an educational program at the school. We enjoyed working with these future teachers throughout the past semester.
The holiday season is such an exciting and magical time of year at the elementary level. 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 Tuesday, December 4th from 6 – 7:30 pm. Throughout the month, we will be able to enjoy a “Decorate Yourself” school spirit day, the LHS Show Choir holiday assembly and a student/staff holiday sing-a-long assembly.
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.
A friendly reminder: The capital project improvement vote will take place on Tuesday, December 11th at the LHS Java gym from 7 am – 9 pm. We hope to see you there!
We are thrilled to embark on brand new adventures at Hillview during 2019!