Principal e-Note

Crestwood Elementary School

February 12th, 2023

Upcoming Dates

Feb 15th: 4th-grade music field trip

Feb 15th: Planet Palooza 6:30 pm in the Gym!

Feb 16th: End of Trimester 2.

Feb 17th: NO School, Records Day for Teachers

Feb 20th: NO School, Presidents Day

March 2nd and 7th: Parent-Teacher in-Person conference nights 4 pm-7 pm (stay tuned for more information on our conference options from your child's teacher)

A Note from Dr. Bright and Mr. Norton

What a SOUPER- Week!

Thank you families for joining in the fun with Souper Bowl of Caring week. There will be a winner of the game on Sunday night and also a winner of the Food donation competition! Will it be the Chiefs? The Eagles? We will announce the food donation winner on Monday, February 13th.

The real winners of SOUPER BOWL of Caring will be Crestwood Baptist Church and Peter and Paul Community Services. Both organizations support those who are homeless, unhoused, hungry, and in need of a variety of care. Thank you Crestwood Kids, families, and staff for showing your SouperBowl of Caring spirit this week!

Black History Month Museum starts next week. All classroom doors in our school are being transformed into Museum artifacts with the focus on amplifying black individuals that have shaped cultures and left a historical mark on the world. The doors will be ready by February 13th. Each grade level will provide time to visit each door of our very own Black History Month Museum over the next few weeks. We encourage families to visit the Museum if they opt for an in-person Parent-Teacher Conference either on March 2nd or March 7th.

Peace, Crestwood Community!

Friday Announcements from this week!

Crestwood Elementary Morning Announcements 2.10.2023

Pants needed for the Nurses Offfice!

I am in need of pants in the nurse’s office for students. I currently have very little supply. A few things would help this. If I gave your child a pair of pants from here, please return them. Also, make sure your child has an extra pair of pants and underwear with them in their cubbies at school.

Clothing is needed for students, not just for accidents, but muddy wet clothes that come with outside play, a major food spill, or other things. It is always good to have an extra pair at school, just in case. If you would like to donate any used pants that you no longer need, I would greatly appreciate it. I need girl stretch pants size 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and boys sweatpants size 5, 6,7,8,9,10. I do not need jeans or shirts at this time.

Thank you.

Beth Basler, FNP, MSN

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PTO and 5th Grade Presents BINGO on March 3rd

Click on the image for registration information

Please sign up in advance for planning purposes. Please note this event will take place in Truman's cafeteria, 12225 Eddie & Park Rd.

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District Updates

Sora Reading App Gives Students Access to Library Content Online

Our district is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students, and we are pleased to introduce a new student reading app called Sora that provides students with access to read digital books. The collection of titles in Sora is an extension of Lindbergh’s physical libraries, in an app format that provides 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks. In addition, our partnership includes access to the St. Louis County Library’s Juvenile collection as well. Sora can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension. Students of all abilities and interest levels can benefit from this service.

Learn more about SORA by clicking on the button below

2023-24 Kindergarten Registration - Coming Soon!

It's almost time for incoming Crestwood kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year. Crestwood will be registering students the week of Feb. 21-24.

Additional information can be found at

K-1 Elementary Reading Screening Results

Results for the Winter 2022-23 FastBridge universal reading screening are now available for grades K-1 on the SIS Portal desktop version. This screening was administered to students in December. We will share additional communication soon, once the results for grades 2-5 are available.

To access scores on the SIS Portal, click “Assessments,” then “Reading Screening.” Note: This tab is not available on the SIS mobile app, but may be accessed through the web browser on your mobile device.

Summer Camps and Activities Fair

What are your plans this summer? Join us for this free event to plan your child's summer activities with area exhibitors! The PEGS and LEAP parent group are sponsoring the 2023 Summer Camps and Activities Fair from 5-7 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Lindbergh High School cafeteria. Attendees can enter to win $50 for Lindbergh camps. Open to all St. Louis-area families. For additional information, please contact Teresa Wallace, PEGS Treasurer, at

Crestwood Elementary School Mission Statement

The mission of the Crestwood Family is to inspire all students to learn and grow to be curious, caring and confident learners in a respectful, responsible, and safe community.