Corgi Tales

May 2022 #ourcorgitale

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Message from Dr. Fay & Mrs. Henson

Dear Crossroads Community,


Did you just see what happened? It is May! With that, May brings us into a very important week of appreciation: Teacher Appreciation Week. All week long, from May 2 to May 6, we will celebrate and appreciate our teaching staff. Our PTA has really stepped it up with something special every single day.


Our teaching staff works so very hard to make sure our students learn and grow. Please do everything you can to thank a teacher for all they do to make Crossroads awesome. You can write a thank you card, send a kind email, give a gift, etc. Our teachers would appreciate any kind gesture!


Thank you, Crossroads teachers!


It is now the time of year where we are all itching to get to June 2, the last day of school. I can tell the students are filled with excitement and energy. We all know though we have to give it our all until the last bell rings to release us all into the joys of summer. Please remind your children to continue through the remainder of the school year with Corgi Pride: Caring, Respectful, and Responsible.


Speaking of the last day of school. This year we will have our traditional Clap Out celebration for both our 6th and 5th grade students as well as any staff who are moving on from Crossroads. We will also be inviting our Liberty High School graduating seniors to participate as well. More details to come about the logistics of the Clap Out in the next few weeks.


Have a great rest of the school year!


Dr. Damian Fay and Mrs. Kristen Henson


Twitter:@Corgi_Tales

Instagram: crecorgi_tales

Our Students of the Month - April

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HOUSE SPIRIT WEEK!

The week of May 16 we will celebrate each of our four houses. This means you will be wearing the colors of other houses on specific days. Friday of the week will be an ALL OUT spirit day for YOUR house. Dress up and wear your house colors with pride!


Please see the image below for the schedule.

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Dr. Cain's Celebration

You're invited to help celebrate Dr. Cain's National Superintendent of the Year achievement from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Timberland High School. We hope to see you and your family there!
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Parent Survey

We want to hear from you. In order to continuously improve on our commitment to provide a quality educational experience for your child or children, we ask that you take the time to complete this short Parent Satisfaction Survey.
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Raptor Security System Information

Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our building at all times, so we are rolling out a system to allow us to do just that. Starting January 24, 2022, WSD visitors will check in to our buildings using Raptor, a new visitor management system designed to assist with building security.


What does that mean for you?


  • When you arrive in a WSD building as a visitor, you will be asked to scan your ID, take a photo and complete the management system’s check-in process.

  • Raptor will screen the information against sex offender databases and locally customized lists of banned or potentially threatening individuals, instantly alert school officials to a threatening presence, and maintain a searchable log of all visitors.

  • Once approved, you will get a customized visitor badge to wear while in the building.


Thank you for your support as we roll this out and enhance school safety protocols!


Parents or guardians who are only picking up a child for the day will not need to use the visitor management system.

Arrival and Dismissal - Please Read Carefully

All of our car riders and our daycare van riders will go to the gym at the end of the day. Once in the gym, a staff member will call students’ names over the radio for them to come out to meet their vehicle. A staff member will escort students to each car.


PLEASE READ: We are no longer allowing parents to walk up to get their children. You will need to drive through the pick-up line.


We sent home lime green car tags with all students on their first day of school, 8/24. If you need additional tags, please check in the main office. ***PLEASE USE A THICK MARKER TO FILL THESE OUT***


When you drive through the car lanes, please have the lime green car tag on your dashboard where we can see the names of your students. If you do not have the car tag, we will have to check your ID, radio the office, and wait for them to clear you before we can call your child out. As you can imagine, this will slow down the process for everyone.


A few other things to keep in mind with this process: Please remember, we do not accept dismissal changes after 3:00 pm. Also, our primary focus is student safety and 3:20 is a critical time when children can potentially get lost in the shuffle; it is imperative that we streamline the secretaries’ time to focus only on emergencies that arise. With that in mind, please understand that we will not permit access to the office after 3:20 to check out a student. Please plan accordingly so we aren’t caught in the position to have to tell you no. Also, remember that you are responsible for calling in to change if your walker will become a car rider during the days with inclement weather. We will no longer be sending a text about rainy day dismissals.


If you have any questions or thoughts, please let us know.


Please review our arrival and dismissal maps below:


Arrival Map

Dismissal Map

Message from Nurse Maddie

We have seen an uptick in positive cases again. I wanted to give a reminder since we haven’t had to think about it in a few months just to remind ourselves of the procedures.


Covid-19 Procedures and Recommendations


As always any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out via email amandawhiteaker@wsdr4.ord or call at 636-625-4537 and press 2 on the prompts.


Nurse Maddie

PTA Update!

Hi Corgis!


Thank you to everyone who supported our Oberweis, That Burger Joint and Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria dining night last month. It was a fun night! We hope to see you for our next dining event on May 9 from 3:00pm to close at Town Square Pub & Grub. Make sure to mention Crossroads and show your flyer when you dine in or pick up takeout.


We had an amazing day on April 23 at our 20th Anniversary Celebration! The wind didn't keep us from celebrating in a big way. We had carnival games, food trucks, live music, performances from LHS Drumline and Cheerleaders, a petting zoo, an obstacle course and so many more incredible activities. There were displays of local history, Crossroads history along with photos of our staff from 20 years ago and we buried a time capsule to be opened in 20 years. We also honored the 10 staff members who have been with Crossroads since the beginning and visited with many staff members from over the years.


Thank you to all who attended and helped to make the day so special! Check out our Facebook page to see photos from the event. We couldn’t have made the day what it was without a lot of support. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this day happen. It was a true team effort and couldn't have been a success without the dozens of people who pitched in. We also had a lot of support from the business community. Thank you to Calvert and Williams, Stacey’s Gymnastics, LHS Drumline and Cheerleaders, Incredible Engravings, Lowe’s Lake St. Louis and Cool Touch Graphics for your donations.


An extra special thank you to our team captains, Kelly Hartnett and Carrie Branson. As our Social Events Chairs this year, they have put together truly incredible events for our Corgi Community and we've been so lucky to have them. Thank you both for going above and beyond for our school!


Welcome to Camp Corgi!

The first week of May is Staff Appreciation Week. We're fired up to spend a week at Camp Corgi! Please help us to show the staff how beary thankful we are for them! If you need some ideas to help show appreciation to your teachers, check out our Facebook page for some easy ideas as well as some themed pages we created that you can use.


Last PTA Meeting

Please join us for our last general PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm virtually. We will be installing our new officers and discussing our plans for next year. This is a great time to find out how you can be involved next year. You can find the google meet information below. If you aren’t able to attend but would like to learn more about the open committee positions for next year, please contact us at corgipta@gmail.com.

Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/oud-xaou-neu


Stay tuned, we’ve got lots of fun events coming up!

5/9 – Town Square Pub & Grub Dining Night

5/10 – General PTA Meeting


Keep an eye out for emails and social media posts for more information!


If you want to stay informed about the PTA, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


Talk to you next month!


The Crossroads PTA

Upcoming Dates

21-22 School Calendar


May 2-6

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6

  • Dr. Cain's Celebration at Timberland High School 4:00-6:00 PM

May 10

  • PTA General Meeting 7:00-8:00 PM

May 13

  • Nurse Maddie Appreciation Day

May 16-20

  • House Spirit Week

May 24

  • Crossroads Show-Me Your Talent Show

May 25

  • Kindergarten Celebration

May 27

  • Field Day K-5

May 30

  • Memorial Day No School

May 31

  • House Banquet Celebration--Announce the Winning House!

June 1

  • 6th and 5th Grades BBQ and Kickball Tournament

June 2

  • Crossroads Annual Clap-Out 1:15 PM
  • Last Day of School

General Information & Tips

Cafeteria Information

Buying Lunch

  • Students will enter a lunch pin number

Bringing Lunch

  • Label all lunch bags
  • Send items students can open by themselves
  • Anything opened will be thrown away

Recess Information

  • Supervision is provided by our Noon Duty staff and classroom teachers
  • Dress for the weather
  • Label clothing items
  • Avoid parking along the playground
  • Visitors are not allowed at recess

Tips from the office

  • All adults visiting Crossroads must sign in at the office and obtain a visitors sticker
  • Call the office by 9:15 am if your child is absent
  • If your child arrives after 8:35 am, please walk them into the office
  • Let the office know of any dismissal changes before 3:00 pm
  • Students cannot be checked out from the office after 3:20 pm
  • Be sure to update any changes to your contact information in the office

Parent Portal - FAQs

SIS Parent Portal

How do I make changes to my contact information and email address?
Parents may make changes through the parent portal for their email, telephone numbers and emergency contacts. Addresses must be changed in person with office personnel.

Can I call and give my email address over the phone?

Email addresses may not be added over the telephone with the office staff.

What if I have forgotten my Parent Portal password?

Please call the office to request your password to be reset. Once the password is reset, you will receive an email with the Parent Portal login information.

Box Tops For Education...Yes You Scan!

Now that the Box Tops program has gone digital, there are opportunities for BONUS Box Tops like never before! If you haven’t already, download the app to your phone to start collecting for Crossroads. Do it today! Using grocery delivery or pick up services? No problem! Just forward your e-receipt and your Box Tops will be counted. Find out more about emailing receipts at https://www.boxtops4education.com/emailgroceryreceipts.

You Shop, The School Gets Paid!

Did you know that when you shop on Amazon, it’s easy for Crossroads to get a small percentage from your purchase? All you have to do is shop through AmazonSmile instead of Amazon. Once you’ve set up your account, your shopping experience will be identical. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Crossroads Elementary PTA would be grateful to be the charity you choose. Go to smile.amazon.com to get started. Once you’ve set this up, it’s easy to set up your Amazon app to link to AmazonSmile as well.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Crossroads Elementary

7500 Highway N

O’Fallon, MO 63368

Phone: 636-625-4537

Fax: 636-625-4447


Damian Fay - Principal

damianfay@wsdr4.org

Kristen Henson - Assistant Principal

kristenhenson@wsdr4.org

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