Grade 5 Basketball

Grade 5 Basketball is starting this week! As always, we encourage any of our grade 5 students interested in playing to participate regardless of experience or perceived ability.  This is their chance to learn and be part of a team! There will be lunch time practices only this week.  Regular practices will begin next week according to the schedule below.  Games will begin the week of Jan 21-25.

Grade 5 Girls

  • Coaches – Mrs. Menzies and Mr. Ritchie
  • Practices – Mondays at lunch and Wednesdays after school
  • Games – Tuesdays after school

Grade 5 Boys

  • Coaches – Mrs. Mueller and Mrs. Tyssen
  • Practices – Mondays after school and Wednesdays at lunch
  • Games – Thursdays after school

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the coaches listed above.


Skating Program

Just a reminder that our skating program will be starting this week. Please remember…

  • Students and parent coaches must wear either hockey, bike or similar type HELMETS.
  • Students must wear some kind of GLOVES.
  • SNOW PANTS are highly recommended for Grade 1, 2 and 3 students.

A huge thanks to all of our parents who have volunteers to tie skates!

K-3 Skating Schedule – Jan 2019

Friday Jan 11, Friday Jan 18 and Tuesday Jan 29

Lesson Time Division Teachers Bus Leaves School Bus Leaves Arena
9:00 – 9:45 12


Morrison (K/1)

Meerza (3)

8:35 9:55
9:45 – 10:30 8


Corbett (2)

Boyd (1)

9:20 10:40
10:30 – 11:15 10


Mueller (1/2)

Housden (3)

10:05 11:25
11:15 – 12:00 7


Larmand (3)

Smith (3)

10:50 12:10

Grade 4/5 Skating Schedule – Jan 2019

Tuesday Jan 15 and Tuesday Jan 22

Lesson Time Division Teachers Bus Leaves School Bus Leaves Arena
10:00 – 11:00 1




Menzies (5)

Tyssen (5)

Wentworth (4)

Gecse (4)

9:40 11:05



Ready, Set, Learn

A Ready, Set, Learn event will take place in every elementary school in the North Okanagan-Shuswap between January and March 2019.

  • Ready, Set, Learn is a free early learning event for families with children who are 3 to 5 years old
  • All families will receive free books and a kit of materials and resources to help support their child’s early learning experiences
  • All families are encouraged to pre-register for the event at their local school or contact Jennifer Findlay at 250-833-2095 or for more information
  • The Ready Set Learn event at Hillcrest Elementary School will take place on Monday February 25, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Library.

ATTACHMENT: RSL Schedule 2019


Season’s Greetings

Wishing all of our families a wonderful Winter Break!


As the calendar year comes to an end, we look back with gratitude for the amazing students, staff, and parents that contribute to the caring learning community here at Hillcrest Elementary.
Thank you to all of our Parent Volunteers for your continued support with the Breakfast Program, the Safe Arrival Program, our Hot Lunch Program, Field Trips and the many different fundraisers and events that take place throughout the year.
We look forward to seeing everyone return on January 7, 2019, rested, relaxed and ready to learn.


  • Food Drive – Thursday Dec 20, 2018 is the last day to drop off Food or Donations for our annual food drive.
  • Harambee – if you were wishing to honor staff with a small gift of appreciation, don’t forget to consider sending a card to your teacher with a small donation to Harambee instead. For more information on Harambee please click here.