Principal e-Note

Crestwood Elementary School

January 8th, 2023

Upcoming Dates

January 10th-11th: Passport Days at Crestwood

January 11th: PTO General Board meeting 6:30 pm

January 16th: NO school, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King day

January 17th: District Parent Speaker Series. Kindergarten Registration

Advanced date - February 11th, PTO Live Gameshow!

A Note from Dr. Bright & Mr. Norton

What a great start to 2023 at Crestwood. Thursday and Friday were filled with students and staff reuniting conversations, new procedures, and reviewing schoolwide expectations!

Our January message to students will be centered around Curiosity: Being curious means you are wondering about something or someone with the desire to learn more. You may be curious to learn all about dinosaurs, or our community garden and how plants grow. You may be curious to learn more about a new student in your class. Being curious about classmates' various cultural backgrounds and traditions is a great way to bring value to our school community. Most inventions and scientific discoveries have come about because people saw a problem and were curious about how to solve it.

We want all our students to be curious about the world around them because that is the beginning of learning. What are you curious to learn in this New Year?

We are looking forward to a wonderful second half of this school year! Our entire staff wishes you and yours the very best in 2023!

In service,

Kit Norton & Dr. Bright

Passport Days - Setting Expectations for a better schoolwide climate

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To ensure a successful new year, students are participating in a schoolwide "passport" experience. The passport experience involves classrooms rotating through a series of 15-minute stations designed to provide students with our schoolwide expectations.

Click here for more information about Schoolwide Expectations

Crestwood PTO presents "The World's most Ridiculous Live Gameshow!"

Click on the image below for more information on registration

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!

District Updates

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Lindbergh Speaker Series: “Ready, Set, Kindergarten!” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17

How can you help your student get ready for kindergarten? Hear tips from Lindbergh kindergarten teachers and learn what to expect during your child’s first year of elementary school during this fun, informative webinar!

In addition, we invite you to share this link with friends, neighbors and family who have incoming Lindbergh kindergarten students.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! webinar link (Passcode: 666444)

Lindbergh Leader Nominations Open Monday, Jan. 9

Nominations open on Monday, Jan. 9, for the Lindbergh Leader Award, our district’s highest honor recognizing excellence in leadership and service. Any community member may nominate an individual for this distinguished award, and nominations will be accepted until 4 p.m., Jan. 27, 2022.

  • To nominate an individual for the 2023 Lindbergh Leader Award, click here

Questions? Please visit

2023-24 New Student Registration Opens on Feb. 6

Lindbergh Schools will open 2023-24 school year registration for new students on Monday, Feb. 6. This includes incoming kindergarten students and students in other grade levels who are transferring from another district.

It is very important that new families do not begin the registration process before Feb. 6, because the district is moving to a new student information system and will not be using the current SIS Portal for new families.

Please look for additional details coming soon, or visit

Student IEP Information Night Jan. 31

The Lindbergh Parent Advisory Council (LPAC) is presenting a series of informational nights to support families of students with an Individual Education Plan. You are invited to attend the second meeting in this series, from 6-7 p.m., Jan. 31, at Lindbergh Central Office, to learn about the Assistive Technology consultation process and to participate in demonstrations of universal tools available to all students who have an IEP. Examples will be provided for low- and high-tech Assistive Technology options that can be used in both the home and school environments.

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 in December 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.

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.