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Back to School Night Was Awesome!

Back to School Night on Thursday, September 7, was evidence of Hillcrest living up to and into its mantra of #CommunityisaCoreValue. The school community came together to learn about the grade level instructional programs of the three academies--Community School, Dual Language Spanish Program, and Music Magnet.
Parents were issued Passports that directed them to the general session, the classroom session with their child's teacher(s), the Parent Center, and back to auditorium for the closing session.
Teachers shared their communication norms, with family turnouts in rooms 21 and 22 especially, revealing truly effective communication with parents and caregivers. Teachers also shared homework policy, behavior incentive systems, and more. 
The general session featured our expert Hillcrest Drummers delivering the opening drum call, while Mr. Jackson reminded families of the importance of great attendance and introduced or reintroduced the teachers and staff to families. 
DJ Andre provided the soundtrack to the event with great music. And an exciting ending to the event featured the announcement of a fantastic gift of backpacks filled with learning supplies for every single Hillcrest scholar along with an exciting raffle of school uniforms!
Thank you Hillcrest families, teachers, and staff for an awesome Back to School Night.