Principal e-Note

Crestwood Elementary School

December 11th, 2022

Upcoming Dates in December

12th: PJ day! Wear PJs to school! Maybe slippers & socks too!

14th: PTO Executive Board meeting

15th: CEDC Dad's club, 8 pm

16th: Blues theme day - wear Blues gear!

21st: Ugly Sweater day - wear a festive holiday sweater

22nd: 1/2 day for students- 12 pm dismissal

Winter Parties 10:45-11:30 on the 22nd as well

A Note from Dr. Bright & Mr. Norton

It has been a very fun and busy week of learning! Students and staff are growing with excitement for the upcoming Winter break!

We continue in the month of December to celebrate and put into practice our theme of "Caring." This month’s caring challenge: Crestwood Cares program. Every time we've had a fun day (Crazy Hat, Crazy Hair, etc.) our students have shown caring by donating money. We are all learning and experiencing what it means to share what we have with others. Thank you all for caring for each other during this season and making Crestwood an amazing place to be.

In service,

Kit Norton & Dr. Bright

Crestwood Elementary: Lost and Be Found Facebook page!

Missing your child's hoodie, coat, hat, or gloves? How about the missing water bottle that's usually rolling around under the seat in the car? It might be at school in our Lost and Found area at school! Let us or your child's teacher know if you spot something that may belong to your child.

Big thanks to Jaclyn Jezik (parent), Sarah Vescovo, and Karen Luning for coordinating this so we can share it with our families!

Check out the page!

Winter Celebration Volunteers & Vistors

Our Winter celebration is on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 10:45 AM. To help the check-in process go faster, if you are planning to attend your child's classroom celebration, please sign up here. We will print name tags ahead of time for those who have had their ID scanned this school year. If you have not had your ID scanned this school year, it would be helpful to stop by Crestwood before December 22.

CLICK HERE to fill out the form, please. Parents/adults from home will be allowed to set up in the classrooms for the parties beginning at 10:30 am. Please do not arrive prior to 10 am on the 22nd. THANKS!

Crestwood School Nurse's Newsletter

Click here to read some excellent information on the importance of sleep for adults and children
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District Updates

Winter Weather Update for Families

As colder weather approaches, now is a good time to remind families and staff how we prepare for potential school closures that can result from snow, ice, or other severe weather events.

In the event of inclement weather, we will decide to close school based on a number of factors, including student safety, bus transportation, road conditions and wind chill temperature. When possible, the decision to close school is made by 10 p.m. the night before. However, if the decision cannot be made by 10 p.m., then a decision will be made between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

If the decision is made to cancel school, all families and staff will receive a phone call, text message and email notification.

Learn more about weather-related closures

Expect Traffic Delays on East Watson

Lindbergh families who use East Watson to travel to or from school may experience delays over the next several weeks, due to construction related to the MSD East Watson Sanitary Relief project. Work began this week and will continue through January 2023. Please allow extra time for pickup and drop-off during this time.

Lindbergh Schools and our partner First Student Transportation are in frequent communication with the contractors overseeing this project. In addition, we are communicating directly with families of students whose bus routes will be impacted.

For more information, please visit the MSD East Watson Sanitary Relief project website.

Social Emotional Learning Screening Results in SIS Portal (grades 3-5)

This fall, students in grades 3-5 began participating in screening using the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (mySAEBRS). The purpose of this SEL screener is to measure the big picture of the student experience at Lindbergh Schools and identify individual students who may need additional support in the areas of academic, emotional, and social skills.

It is important to note that these surveys provide only a glimpse or snapshot of a student's response on the day when the survey was administered. No data point should ever be used as a sole indicator when determining the needs of students.

To access your student’s SAEBRS results on the SIS Portal:

  1. Log on to the SIS Portal with your username and password.

    1. Note: Your username is your email address on file. If you have forgotten your password, please select “Forgot your parent password?” on the Parent tab.

  2. Under Current Academics (left side menu) - select Assessments. Assessments can only be viewed in a web browser (mobile or desktop) and not the SIS app.

  3. Select the title of the Assessment you want to view.

Attached, please find the Guide to Interpreting SAEBRS Results.

Let the Foundation Help You With Your Holiday Shopping

While supplies last, you can make a donation to the Lindbergh Schools Foundation, and the Foundation will deliver a poinsettia, personalized card, and/or gift cards to the Lindbergh staff member of your choice!

You can choose from several options (or mix and match as you choose). All gifts will be delivered with a personalized card to the Lindbergh staff recipient of your choice.

  • Poinsettia - $15

  • $25 gift card to Pasta House, Liliana's, or Bar Louie

  • $50 gift card to The Face and Body Spa

Place your order by Dec. 11 through this link.

Staying Healthy During Flu Season

The holiday season means an increased risk for respiratory illness, but there are steps we can take to stay healthy.

  • Stay home when you are sick. This is the most important way to keep our friends and coworkers safe and protected.

  • Testing is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19, along with getting vaccinated and boosted.

    • Learn when and how to take an at-home COVID-19 test here.

  • The CDC recommends that children age 6 months and older should get a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC also recommends boosters for children age 5 and up, at least 5 months after their second shot.

  • The CDC estimates that between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than 5 are hospitalized each year in the United States due to influenza. The flu vaccine is safe and helps protect children from flu.

  • Did you know? Improving ventilation in your home can help you reduce virus particles and prevent respiratory viruses from spreading.

Foundation Florida Fundraiser

The Lindbergh Schools Foundation is having their Florida Vacation Fundraiser once again this year. To learn more about this fun opportunity, please visit the Foundation website.

Lindbergh Lights Up the Holidays

There are many ways to help the families in our Lindbergh community this holiday season:

  1. Sponsor a family through the Giving Tree Program

  2. Make a monetary donation to the Giving Tree Program

  3. Make a monetary donation to the Utility Program

  4. Visit Liliana's Italian Kitchen at 11836 Tesson Ferry Rd. on Dec. 19. All proceeds will go to Lindbergh Lights up the Holidays.

  5. Visit the Dougherty family holiday lights display at 788 Spring Crest Court, Fenton, Mo. Use the drop box in the front yard -- all donations will be matched!

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.