School resumes Monday, November 30th!!
See you then!!
Give a gift that lasts a lifetime…...For our kids!

As we prepare to give thanks for our blessings and to celebrate our Savior’s birth, we pause to reflect on how grateful we are for a new, expanded, safe place for our kids to attend school. This year, despite COVID, we celebrate God’s goodness and protection for our school and our families. We are so very thankful for our wonderful new, upgraded campus that has everyone abuzz with the technology, upgraded science labs, and our new cafe, which will be open soon and will feature a full breakfast and lunch menu. 

As you can imagine, with all of the COVID protection upgrades and moving to our beautiful new campus, this has created an expansive increase in our operational costs. We have added state of the art COVID protection, including infrared lights in our air conditioning system, daily disinfection of our campus using Safe Companies products, and upgraded our security systems, including temperature probes. In addition, we have updated our expansive new P-12 curriculum, added an infant care center, expanded educational technology and equipment, and added new resources, faculty, and staff to meet our students’ needs. We made all of these upgrades to enhance the learning experience for our students. These are important and necessary improvements; however, this has increased our expenses by about $1,000,000 above our tuition. 

We know that God is so faithful to meet all of our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. It is a blessing that we get to prayerfully partner with Him by supporting our Annual Fund this coming Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is exciting to have the opportunity to give back and to make a difference in our school. 

Jack and I are committed to supporting Christian education and HCS because we know our school’s impact on our kids, from our infant program through High School. To show our support, we have given substantially, supporting the campaign to open the school, the campaign for expanding equipment, and the fundraiser to put sod on our sports field. Now, we are excited to join with all of you in supporting our Annual Fund. Jack and I love to give even though our kids graduated from other Christian schools long ago because we know that our gift will have eternal benefits, and so WE ARE ALL IN!! We hope you will prayerfully consider joining, with all of our dedicated faculty, in giving to our Christmas Annual Fund. Despite their non-profit, Christian school salaries, our staff gives to this fund and other campaigns because they really love your kids! (See our list of needs and cost attached in this newsletter.)

Can I count on you to be ALL IN and to give abundantly to provide for our wonderful school’s many needs, as well as Christmas bonuses for our dedicated staff? 

Thank you so much for your prayers, your partnership, and your generosity!


Karen Winter
HCS Head of School
Please check out our first place winning video made by our
film students for our Annual Fund below.
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Junior Cheer Camp for Elementary Students
November 23 - 27
Thanksgiving Break
  • No School, No Distance Learning

November 23 & 24
Fall Camp for those who are pre-registered
  • 6:30AM - 6:00PM: NO DROP-IN AVAILABLE!

November 30
Holiday Door Decorating Competition Begins - All teachers, all classrooms will participate in a fun Christmas Door decoration competition. 

December 3
  • 1:30PM - 3:00PM: PFA Meeting
  • 2:00PM: School Rally

December 4th
  • 8:30AM - 9:30AM: PFA Parent Coffee - ALL PARENTS WELCOME
  • Picture Retakes Day in the Cafeteria 

December 7
  • Door Decorating Competition Judging Day

December 9 - 11
  • Secondary Midterm Review

December 9
  • 8:30AM - 9:30AM HOS Parent Chat and Volunteer Thank You Event

December 10 
  • PFA Candy Cane Holiday Shoppe

December 14th-17th
  • All-School Themed Dress-up Week: Details to come!

December 14th-16th
Secondary late start & early dismissal:
9:00AM-12:15PM Secondary Midterms
  • 9:00AM - 10:30AM Session 1
  • 10:30AM - 10:45AM Nutrition Break
  • 10:45AM - 12:15PM Session 2
December 14th
Preschool Christmas Program
  • 8:30AM: PS2 Presentation
  • 9:30AM: TK Presentation
  • 10:30AM: Pre-K Presentation
  • 11:30AM: PS3 Presentation

December 15
Elementary Christmas Program
  • 9:30AM: Kindergarten & 1st Grade Presentation
  • 10:30AM: 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade Presentation
  • 1:00PM: 4th-6th Grades Presentation

December 17
  • 9:30AM - 10:30AM K-12th Family Group Chapel - Located on the football field
  • Half-Day Dismissal for all students - NO Extended Care Available

December 18 - January 4 
CHRISTMAS VACATION - No School, No Distance Learning

December 18
NO SCHOOL! - NO Extended Care, NO Camp Available

December 21 - 23

December 28 - 30

January 4
NO SCHOOL! - NO Extended Care, NO Camp Available

January 5
School resumes for all grades! Welcome Back!!
Wednesday, December 9th
at 8:30am - 9:30am
Monthly Chat with the Head of School

Come join Mrs. Winter for a little chat!
  • Get updates on school development
  • Give your input
  • Fellowship
  • Enjoy some yummy refreshments
So much info available for you on our Parent Resource page.

  • Weekly Newsletter & Archived Newsletters
  • Calendar-At-A-Glance
  • Uniform Policy & Uniform Info
  • Class Supply Lists
  • Extended Care & Camp Registration
  • Volunteer Schedule / Sign-Up Genius
  • Amazon Smile (support HCS)

Is there something missing?
Let us know what else you'd like to see on our Parent Resource page!
contact: to share your suggestions.
Hillcrest Christian
449 East Wilbur Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Hillcrest Christian
449 East Wilbur Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

If you have any questions about this correspondence or need more information, please contact Dawn Sharifi at (805-497-7501, ext 1002)