"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9: 6-7
Christmas Is A Story of Giving

God sent His only Son to be born and become the Savior of the world. We celebrate our love for Him by giving back to others. One of the greatest examples of giving back this season came from 4-year-old Jaina Atwood, in Mrs. Galvin’s class, who worked very hard to make 118 bracelets to sell to raise money for the school. It was an exciting and thrilling moment when she walked into my office, with a big smile, to hand me her offering. My eyes were filled with tears as this preschooler joyfully presented me with the fruit of her love and hard work. Her love for HCS exuded from her as she handed me that envelope. 

To date, we have raised $53,000 towards our $1,000,000 goal in order to reach our school's needs. Our dedicated staff contributed over $15,000, which demonstrates their amazing love for your kids, despite their sacrifice to work in Christian ministry which pays much less than other options. Almost 100% of our staff contributed to the Annual Fund as an example of their amazing support for our vision to provide excellence in Christian education.

Won't you consider a generous gift this Christmas season on behalf of your child at HCS? Tuition covers only 25% of the cost to educate your child, and the remainder has to be raised through donations. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our kids. 

I am prayerful that everyone will be “ALL IN”!

Blessings and Merry Christmas!!

Karen Winter 
HCS Head of School

Special thanks to the following Donors who gave towards our Legacy Annual Fund to raise $1,000,000 for school needs. Our prayer is that EVERY FAMILY will generously give a year-end gift on behalf of their child or grandchild.
Please contact Misty Ochoa for all donations or for further details.
805-497-7501 ext. 1006 | mochoa@hillcrestcs.org
Out of the Mouth of Babes
Four-year-old Jaina Attwood loves her school and wanted to help raise money for the Annual Fund. She asked her mom to help, and together they got to work making bracelets to sell. After all of their hard work, Jaina sat in the preschool breezeway for an entire week, selling her bracelets and grabbing the attention of all who passed by. By the end of the week, Jaina met her goal and raised $118. Then she proudly walked, with Preschool Director Katie Trimble and preschool teacher Nicole Meyers, to Mrs. Winter's office to present her donation to the school. What a beautiful and exciting example of God's heart shining through a small child. 
Hey Hillcrest,
Just LOOK at what we have accomplished!!! This truck is literally OVERFLOWING with toys and gifts for the foster children living at Casa Pacifica. Thank you Hillcrest, for helping to make someone elses' Christmas a little brighter!!
Remember...
“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” 
- Ruth Carter Stapleton
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HILLCREST FAMILY!
HAVE A BLESSED AND RESTFUL CHRISTMAS VACATION.
SEE YOU AGAIN TUESDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 2021.
Dec.21st-25th

December 21-25: CHRISTMAS VACATION
No School, No Distance Learning

December 21, 22, 23
Christmas Camp - MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED, NO DROP-IN AVAILABLE!!

December 25
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Dec.28th-Jan.1st

12/28-01/25: CHRISTMAS VACATION
No School, No Distance Learning

December 28, 29, 30
Winter Camp - MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED, NO DROP-IN AVAILABLE!!

January 1st, 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Welcome Our Newest Teachers
Mr. Charlie Lee
In order to continue to improve our Math program, Mr. Lee will be taking over all of the math courses starting in January. Mr. Lee has over 20 years of experience and the kids love him. Many students have told us how easily they understand challenging concepts because of Charlie’s unique ability to creatively teach. He teaches in a way that is memorable which helps our students learn in a way they never have before.
Sra. Mila Pineda
As we move out of 2020 and into 2021, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you our new Spanish teacher who has almost 30 years of experience teaching Elementary through College Spanish. Mrs. Mila Pineda comes with a vast amount of creative teaching experience and she is so excited to be a part of our ministry at HCS. The kids met her this week and really enjoyed her. She will be teaching Spanish 3 and 4 at the secondary level and K-3rd at the elementary level. Please welcome Mrs. Pineda who will begin officially on January 4th. 
Week we return to school: January 4 - 8

Monday, January 4
  • TEACHERS IN-SERVICE
  • NO SCHOOL, NO Distance Learning, NO Extended Care, NO Camp Available

Tuesday, January 5
  • SCHOOL RESUMES FOR ALL GRADES: infants, preschool, elementary, & secondary
  • 2:30PM - 3:00PM ~ Dance Class: 5-7 yrs (Extended Care)
  • 3:00PM - 3:30PM ~ Dance Class: 8-10 yrs (Extended Care)

Wednesday, January 6
  • 8:30AM Parents in Prayer
  • 3:00PM - 3:45PM Jr. Cheer Class (PS-6th Grade)
  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM - Robotics: 9-12 yrs (Extended Care)

Thursday, January 7
  • 1:30PM - 3:00PM - PFA Meeting
  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM ~ Robotics: 7 & 8 yrs (Extended Care)

Friday, January 8
  • 8:30AM - 9:30AM PFA Parent Coffee & Fellowship
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  • Calendar-At-A-Glance
  • Uniform Policy & Uniform Info
  • Class Supply Lists
  • Extended Care & Camp Registration
  • Volunteer Schedule / Sign-Up Genius
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Hillcrest Christian
School 
449 East Wilbur Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805-497-7501
Hillcrest Christian
Preschool 
449 East Wilbur Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805-495-5513

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