Hillcrest Christian School: Parent Involvement
We know, from years of experience, that parent involvement makes us a much better school. We welcome your involvement and look forward to seeing you in the halls. Families are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer service to the school throughout the year. There are numerous opportunities for service in both classroom and school-wide activities.
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Parent Involvement at Hillcrest
Our primary aim as a school, is to assist Christian parents in their responsibility for the education and training of their children and we cannot do that effectively without parent involvement. Studies have shown that when schools, and families, work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. We know, from years of experience, that parent involvement makes us a much better school. We welcome your involvement and look forward to seeing you in the halls.
Families are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer service to the school throughout the year. There are numerous opportunities for service in both classroom and school-wide activities; speak with the teachers, check at the front office, and watch the newsletter and web site for suggest ions. Families will be invoiced at a rate of $20/hour ($400) for any hours not completed by the end of the school year. Parents are responsible for logging their hours worked at the Front Office in the Volunteer Hours Log Book. There are many ways to fulfill your volunteer hours at Hillcrest. Check this page regularly for requests for Volunteers. We can do all things through God, who gives us strength. We are confident that all of our needs can be meet with the time, talent and resources of our school family. Our PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION is a good first stop if you are looking for information about volunteering at Hillcrest. You can download a complete list of volunteer opportunites and sign-up today. Joining our PRAYER INTERCESSOR team is another vital way for you to participate in the life of our school.
The Purpose of PFA:
The PFA exists to provide care, support, and Christian leadership to the parents, students, and staff at Hillcrest Christian School. You can download a complete list of volunteer opportunities and sign-up today.
- The importance of a Christian environment Christ-centered education
- The importance of fellowship
- The importance of equipping
- Equipping parents to model and teach Christ-centered living
- Equipping teachers for their ministry at HCS
- Equipping students for serving Christ and others in the present and the future.
- The commandment to care for one another
- The ministry of God’s Word and His Holy Spirit
15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
MOMS IN TOUCH
Hillcrest has always had a faithful corps of parents who hold the teachers, staff, students, and families up in prayer before the Lord. We believe in the power of prayer and acknowledge that we can do all things ONLY through the power of God within us.
This year we have started a Moms In Touch prayer group at Hillcrest that we are so excited about. Moms In Touch is an International organization with groups meeting to pray for children and schools all over the world. Our group will meet every Tuesday morning, 8:30-9:30 AM, in the auditorium. We will spend time in prayer through praise, thanksgiving, and then small groups interceding for every teacher, staff member, board member, and every student throughout the year. We will spend time lifting up our own children, as well. As parents there are times we feel helpless and anxious for our children and all they face, but we can be sure of one thing, Jesus hears our voice!
Please know everyone is welcome (moms, dads, grandparents, etc.) to join us to pray for our school community. This group stands ready to lift up the needs of your family to the Lord, standing in faith with you, that His word is true – “the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” If you have a specific need you would like us to pray for or if you have any questions, please contact Monica Bjork via email at hcsprayer (at) hillcrestcs.org. Even if you can’t make the weekly meeting, please partner with us in praying for our school!
Register your Vons Club Card or Paviliions ValuePlus Card along with your debit cards and credit cards at www.escrip.com. Be sure to use our Group #5620795. Then simply go about your normal shopping and Hillcrest earns a percentage of every dollar you spend at participating stores. Be sure to check the list to see if you also carry cards from any of the many other eScrip retailers. Already registered? Log on to update new expiration dates.
HCS can earn up to 4% of your Ralphs purchase if you register your Ralphs rewards Card at www.ralphs.com. You will need to create an account. Once your account has been activated, log in and click on “Edit Community Contribution Program Information”. Our organization number is 81585. Please verify HCS in Thousand Oaks, and then click “save changes”. Already registered? Please note that you must re-register your Ralphs rewards Card, every year after September 1st for HCS to continue receiving rewards!
Have a Target REDcard? You can select Hillcrest to receive a percentage of your REDcard purchases. Visit www.target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school, then use your REDcard (Target Credit Card, Target Debit Card or Target Visa Credit Card) whenever you shop! Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases to HCS. Our Target school ID is 18289.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education is an excellent opportunity to earn money for HCS – at no additional cost to you! Just clip Box Tops from hundreds of participating products. Box Tops are worth 10 cents each when our school redeems them from Box Tops for Education. Box Top collection boxes are located in each classroom, just clip your box tops and send them to school – it’s that easy. Feel free to visit their website at www.boxtops4education.com for a list of participating products. The class with the most Box Tops will win a class party at the end of the year.
While shopping for school supplies throughout the year, just mention Hillcrest Christian School at checkout or give them our school ID 70015782 and a portion of your purchase will go back to HCS.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
Talk to your employer and see if they have a matching gift program before making your donation to HCS, you may be able to double your support for our school!
Learn More About Hillcrest
We look forward to getting to know you and your family and listening to what you are looking for in a Christian school. We also want to let you get to know us and learn more about what Hillcrest can offer your family.