Dear Students and Families:
My name is Mary Ann Nurkiewicz and I am looking forward to another great year at Hillcrest. I can't think of anything better than being a Hillcrest Heron! I even made a special "heron" hat to wear out to recess when it gets cooler.
This year we will start out with a study of SCIENCE! I know, right? What a great way to kick off 2017/2018, with my favorite subject.We will also be doing a special project with a college student from Western Washington University. He is studying music composition and mathematics (and is my son, Abraham.) He wants to write a piece of music that comes from you and then have it played by an orchestra for you to hear. We will publish a hard cover book toward the end of the year so we will work on our Best of the Nest writing skills. Of course, don't forget cursive, multiplication, division. Wow!
We are going to have so much fun. I hope you like pets because we have two classroom geckos and a fish. Everyone will have several turns taking care of them. I am so excited for the opportunity to work with your child and know we will all have a fun and successful year.