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Crystal Springs Elementary School

The Weekly Wrap by Principal Nielsen- August 28th

Dear Crystal Springs Families,


We are excited to be able to see all of you on September 1st to pick-up your child's supply kit. Please enter the South Parking lot and come at the below times according to your last name:


9:00- 10:00- A-F

10:00-11:00- G-L

11:00- 12:00- M-R

12:00-1:00- S-Z


We are also planning a car parade again through the neighborhoods for September 18th starting at 1:00 pm! More information will be coming soon!


Sincerely,

Anne Nielsen

Virtual Calming Room

This Virtual Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. We are here to support you!


Northshore School District counselors want you to know that your feelings are valid, no matter what they are. You might feel scared, confused, overwhelmed, angry, alone, grateful, or completely calm. Your feelings are normal; the situation is not. Don't forget to take care of yourself and the ones you love.


Link to the Virtual Calming Room: https://www.nsd.org/northshore-learns/well-being/virtual-calming-room

Are you in need of a device?

Please go to this form:

https://form.jotform.com/202085825509053


If you are in need of a device, please fill out the above form to receive any device on supply pick up day (date to be determined). Students without any internet access can request hotspots using the same form. One hotspot will be provided per family. Parents looking to get their devices exchanged can use the same form to swap out devices. Please bring the charger along with your old device if you are swapping out devices.

Crystal Springs School Supply Kit Purchases and Pick-Up Day


Distribution of the kits to EVERY student will occur on September 1st at Crystal Springs. Please enter through the SOUTH parking lot.


9:00- 10:00- A-F

10:00-11:00- G-L

11:00- 12:00- M-R

12:00-1:00- S-Z


THESE KITS WERE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED BY THE STAFF FOR CRYSTAL SPRINGS STUDENTS:

Each grade level created a list to help your child be successful during online learning. If you are able to purchase a kit, the instructions are below. However, we want you to know that EVERY child will get a kit, whether you are able to buy one or not. Please let Mrs. Nielsen know if you have any questions.


Please follow this guideline for purchasing School Supply Kits


https://www.nsd.org/resources/online-tools/payments


If you do not have a Touchbase Username and password, you can request one by emailing

g.crystalsprings.office@nsd.org


Once you are emailed back your login information, wait 24 hours to make your purchase.

If we just created a login for you, then it takes the system time overnight to recognize the username and password.

You can then make your purchase by going to:


https://wa-northshore.intouchreceipting.com/

Clever and Schoology for Parents and Students

A couple of videos have been created to give the very basics of getting students and parents logged into Clever and Schoology.


Getting Started with Clever and Schoology for Students (English): https://youtu.be/7R-NnJAo7E4

Getting Started with Clever and Schoology for Students (Spanish): https://youtu.be/1K1YbVOqzsU

Getting Started with Clever and Schoology for Parents (English): https://youtu.be/NISz6bcZVW4

Schoology Trainings for Parents

As we are approaching the start of the new school year, we want to be sure families are prepared for Northshore Learns 3.0, our distance learning model which will begin on Sept. 2. The district will hold parent orientations to ensure families have the support they need for Northshore Learns 3.0. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions through Q and A during each session. Sessions will be held at the following times:

Please know that space is limited to 3,000 participants per session. Each of the orientations will be recorded. To view orientations after they are recorded,

CS PTA Facebook Groups

Crystal Springs PTA created private Facebook groups for all of our Crystal Springs Families based on grade level to connect and create meaningful social experiences for our families.

***Note: You must know your student's teacher's name in order to join the group.***


Crystal Springs PTA Parent Group - Kindergarten
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3480762018654057


Crystal Springs PTA Parent Group - First Grade
https://www.facebook.com/groups/555733685138722


Crystal Springs PTA Parent Group - Second Grade
https://www.facebook.com/groups/221988515908384


Crystal Springs PTA Parent Group - Third Grade
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2914338938794153


Crystal Springs PTA Parent Group - Fourth Grade
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3826330097381662


Crystal Springs PTA Parent Group - Fifth Grade
https://www.facebook.com/groups/354024222660525

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A message from Nurse Jamey

Welcome Back from Nurse Jamey! I hope you all had a wonderful summer! I love being your school nurse and it is very difficult for me to not get to be at school and take care of your students, I miss them all so much. I am looking forward to connecting with the kids this fall! Please reach out to me if I can help your student and family with ANYTHING, especially if you need help with community resources, mental health services, general health questions, etc. I am here for YOU! Please take care and I hope you all have a fantastic start to the 2020-21 school year!

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

These can now be completed online. The online applications will be available in English and Spanish on the Northshore School District website at: https://www1.nsd.org/schools/get-started/food-services/free-and-reduced-price-breakfast-lunch

The application only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved.

Paper applications are also available in the school office and at the district office.

*FAMILIES MUST REAPPLY FOR BENEFITS EACH YEAR- COMPLETE ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER HOUSEHOLD.

*Qualifying for free and reduced lunch also ensures your child receives financial support for school items such as sports, 5th grade camp and field trips.

Amazon donates

Purchase with purpose!! Amazon donates to Crystal Springs Elementary Parents and Teachers Association when you shop for supplies at smile.amazon.com


Search: Crystal Springs Elementary Parents and Teachers Association .

Upcoming Important Dates

*September 2nd- First day of school!

*September 2nd- 18th- conferences with families

*September 2nd- 1:00- Virtual School Tour (Mrs. Nielsen will send out to families)

*September 7th- Labor Day- No School

*September 8th- 2:00 virtual grade level assembly

*September 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th- virtual PBIS assemblies 1:00-1:45 - more information to come

*September 14th- Curriculum Nights for K- 5:00 and 1st- 6:00

*September 15th- Curriculum Nights for 2nd- 5:00 and 3rd- 6:00

*September 16th- Curriculum Nights for 4th- 5:00 and 5th- 6:00

*September 18th- 2:00 parade through neighborhoods