March Raptor Review

Schaller-Crestland Elementary Family Communication Letter

Message from Mr. Brand

Happy March! Wow, February was cold, but it seemed to go really fast with all of the snow and cold weather days. I am not even sure that we had a complete full week of learning, and if there was, then it was only one week. I am hoping the cold weather and crumby weather days are behind us! The kids are loving being outside right now and expereincing the snow still but on warm days!

A few highlights from February include a successful Valentine's Day fundraiser for staff appreciation. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser and for those of you who organized it!

Additionally, we had a great PBIS all-school incentive with an old fashion game of bingo and the kids loved it!

Lastly, we finished all of our Winter assessments and saw a lot of individual growth in our students!

We are hoping for March to come in like a lamb and out like a lamb (we can hope!). We will prepare this month for the rest of the school year, such as conferences, statewide testing, and ways to celebrate staff and students. It is a very important time of year with just 1 quarter to go!

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Preschool Registration

We will have our 3 and 4 Year Old Preschool Registration event on Wednesday, March 3rd from 12:00-7:00.

During this time you will have the opportunity to meet the teachers, learn about our early childhood program, ask questions, and fill out needed paperwork for next school year. A flyer was sent home yesterday with all students too. If you know anyone that has a 3 or 4 year old in our district, please share this with them!

Please use the link below to sign up for a time before noon on Tuesday, March 2nd.

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Read Across America Week

We are celebrating Read Across America Week for Dr. Seuss's Birthday! We will have a dress up theme for each day this week. Please see below if you would like your child to participate in our dress up days!
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Snow Makeup Days

Due to previous snow days, we will have school on March 15th, May 27th, and May 28th to make up the missed days.

March Parent-Teacher Conferences

It is time for Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences!

The informational letter went home last Wednesday. That letter is attached below as well.

Please use the link below to signup for your child's conference on March 9th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm or March 11th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. The form will be open until March 8th.

If you have any questions or need to change your time, please call the office at 712-275-4266 or email Melanie Pyle at We look forward to seeing our families in a few weeks!

To sign up Click Here:

To access the informational letter Click Here:

No School

There will not be school on April 2nd and April 5th due to the holiday.

End of the Quarter

The end of the quarter will be on March 19th. Report Cards will go home the following week. There will be a specific date set later this month.

Social Media - Facebook

Please ensure that you follow our Schaller-Crestland Elementary on Facebook. I consistently update the page with news, important information, and things that are going on in our school. I will also put important reminders on this page.


There will NOT be 3 year old preschool on Wednesdays. There also will not be 4 year old preschools on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

There will not be 3 or 4 year old preschool on March 3rd and April 7th .


We had our monthly PBIS assembly last Friday, the 26th. We awarded many Raptor Way awards to students and student received many prizes.

Another success for this month includes our all-school incentive which we celebrated on February 19th. Students played bingo with the old cardboard bingo cards and when they won, they got to choose a prize! The students loved it! It was such a fun time!

Saddlebags - Reminder they go home on Day 6!

We will send home classroom saddlebags each Day 6. These are yellow take home folders that will be filled and sent home on Day 6. You can reference the calendar below for which days to check the folder. The student needs to return the folder the following day on Day 1.

Parent Teacher Partnership

Our next Parent Teacher Partnership meeting will be on Wednesday, March 3rd at 6:30pm in the library in Schaller. Hope to see you there!

February Lunch Menu

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Dates and Events

March 3rd - 1 Hour Late Start at 9:15

March 3rd - Parent Teacher Partnership at 6:30pm in the library in Schaller

March 3rd - Preschool Registration Event 12:00-7:00

March 9th - Conferences from 4:00-8:00

March 10th - 1 Hour Late start at 9:15

March 11th - Conferences from 4:00-8:00

March 12th - No School - Compensation Day

March 17th - 1 Hour Late Start at 9:15

March 24th - 1 Hour Late Start at 9:15

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Day Schedule (see below)

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