Safer Schools Alert – Momo Challenge

Just a heads up to parents!

You may soon see news media reports about something called the “Momo challenge”. The challenge invites users on social media platforms to message an account called “Momo”. The account may then send disturbing images and instructions for self-harm, as well as threats if the instructions aren’t followed. It also warns not to discuss the challenge with adults. The challenge may also involve messages hidden in seemingly child-friendly games and videos.
Click on the B.C. Ministry of Education’s Safer Schools Alert link below for more information regarding this topic.

LINK:  2019-02-27 – Safety Alert – Momo Challenge

Search and Rescue – Adventure Smart Day


A huge thank you to the Shuswap Search and Rescue team and our local Adventure Smart Trainers who led our students in an Adventure Smart Training Day on Friday Feb 8, 2019 at Hillcrest. As part of this day, each class participated in a 30-45 minute Adventure Smart presentation in the gym plus 90 minutes of hands on activities outside. The presentation in the gym focussed on teaching our students how to stay safe in the wilderness.

  1. Tell an adult where you are going
  2. Hug-a-Tree and stay put
  3. Keep warm and dry
  4. Help searchers by answering their calls

During the hands on activities outside students rotated through five stations that focused on shelter building, knots, first aid, avalanche beacons, stretchers etc. To top it off, at the end of the day each student received a gift bag full of great information to take home to their families and goodies like a whistle and an emergency blanket.

Pirate Loppet


Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Annual Pirate Loppet this year at Larch Hills. In total we had 25 students representing Hillcrest, all of which seemed to have a blast! A huge thank you to Mrs. Mueller for organizing this fantastic opportunity for our students and to all of our parent volunteers/drivers for helping ensure everyone could attend.


activitymore-DB0580FB-FD3D-47AC-9C6C-B2368AE49869Thank you to all of the parents who came out to help tie skates for our Skating Program this year. It was a huge success. A special thanks to our wonderful coaches as well. Jennifer Dies, Lee Ilnisky (Parent), Christy Wright (Parent) and our Grade 5 Helpers did an amazing job of helping each of our students bring their skating to the next level.

Indoor Day – Tuesday Feb 5, 2019


Due to the extreme cold weather, today will be an indoor day at Hillcrest. Students should still come to school dressed for extreme cold weather, however, they will not be required to go outside for short or long recess.

If students are cold before school they should go the the Multi-purpose Room, which will be open for the Breakfast Club. When teachers are ready for students they may also let them into their classrooms.