Hello! Welcome to Kindergarten!
My name is Mrs. Thurman. I am one of the Kindergarten Teachers here and also serve as Primary Department Lead. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I also carry an Arizona Teaching Credential and California Preliminary Credential. I am happily married to a Hillcrest Alumni, and have witnessed the fruit and impact Hillcrest has had on those that attend here. We also have a cute kitty named Tinkerbell. I consider her our class mascot. I am thrilled to be your teacher. It's going to be a fun year full of learning, and new adventures! I want you to know that in my classroom you will feel safe, loved, cherished, and important. You will learn, grow, and thrive. I can't wait to get to know your smiling face. Teaching is my passion and social-emotional well being of students is something I love to foster in the classroom. I will help to make your first year of school special and memorable!
My favorite bible verse is, Joshua 1:9
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
B.S. Elementary Education Grand Canyon University, Arizona Teaching Credential, Preliminary California Teaching Credential
Teacher(s): Summer Thurman & Sylvia Law
Kindergarten is a very important and exciting time in your child’s formal education. HCS offers a creative approach to an exceptional Kindergarten program. Our program instills the love of learning and rigorous academics and our students have proven to be two years above national norms.
While our emphasis at HCS will always be on spiritual development and academic excellence, our Kindergarten teachers also work tirelessly on developing your child’s social and emotional intelligence with a focus on conflict resolution and independence.
Activities throughout the year include: Grandparents’ Day, Special Rallies, Christmas Play, Manners Tea, Dr. Seuss Day, Reading in Pajamas, Graduation Ceremony and Class Parties for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s, 100th Day, St Patrick’s Day, and Easter.
Weekly chapels: Bible buddies with 6th grade and Family Groups with all ages
Field trips include: Pumpkin Patch, Fire Station, Santa Barbara Sea Center, Moorpark Teaching Zoo
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