August 17, 2017


    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Welcome to room 19.  This school year promises to be a very exciting year. I am looking forward to working with your children. There are many old friends as well as new friends in our classroom.  Hill Creek is a wonderful school and I just know that your children will make many new friends, and be very successful in school.  Please read the following information. It will give you useful information regarding my classroom policies.


    Children are expected to make the right choices in the classroom as well as on the playground. The children will earn incentives for staying on task as well as “being caught” making great choices. They may receive Bulldog Best cards, stickers, pencils, etc. They may even be honored at an A.C.E. assembly!


    Our recess is at 9:45-10:00.  Your child may bring a nutritious snack.  Some suggestions are: fruit, cheese, crackers, pretzels, trail mix, granola bars, carrots or celery sticks. They can also purchase a nutritious snack from our kitchen.  Our students may not share snacks due to food allergies. There is a water fountain by the restrooms.


    Students have been given a box of crayons, colored pencils, glue stick, and pencil. If you would like to send in a sharpener, please make sure it is a covered one so that it doesn't get all over the classroom. I will also be giving them a Spiral notebook for class work. They are encouraged to keep their personal items at home to use for their H.W. If you would like to donate items to our class, wipes, tissues, dry erase markers, pencils, and Post-its are always appreciated.


    Homework will be assigned as needed to support classroom learning. Student may work on my website to practice skills. Students will also have access to DreamBox and Achieve 3000 for home use. If you have internet access, this would be beneficial. If not, don't worry, your child will be working on both programs in class.

    I will have a sign-up sheet at Open House in September. If you are interested in helping our class in any way, please sign up then. All Parent Volunteers must fill out a new form each year and turn it into the office.


    Please make sure that jackets, sweaters, lunch bags, and backpacks are clearly labeled with your child’s name. Several times throughout the year, our Lost and Found items are donated to outside agencies when the proper owners do not claim their items.    
    BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS:Please feel free to send in non-edible treats such as pencils, erasers or stickers if you would like.  We have 24 students. Hill Creek adheres to the Santee School District Student Wellness Policy. You will find a copy of this policy on the Santee School District Website.
    If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call me at 956-5042 and leave a message. I will return your call as soon as I am able to. If you have an emergency, please call the office at 956-5001 and they will contact me.  My email is lynne.mccarthy@santeesd.net.  I am looking forward to working with you to make 2017-2018 the best school year ever for your child. Remember, together, we will make a difference!

    Mrs.  McCarthy







Last Modified on August 17, 2017