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Message From Mr. Fay

Dear Crossroads Community,


Hello! It's the time of the year to acquaint you with the procedures we will use for determining classroom assignments for the 2020-2021 school year. Our ultimate goal is to place each child in an environment that is comfortable and conducive to the growth of the individual student. Much consideration is given to appropriately match learning styles and personalities of students and teachers. Of equal importance is designing a classroom in which the children will positively influence each other. A student’s current teacher may list particular needs related to the child’s learning style and the characteristics of the learning environment that would best meet the needs of the child. However, the teacher will not recommend a particular teacher. Their input is valuable and will be taken with great regard.


The administrative team will collect needed information prior to making placement decisions. The placement process is highly reflective and focuses on the needs of all children. Parents are invited to share views regarding their child’s needs, learning styles, and the characteristics of the teacher that would best meet the needs of their child. If a parent wishes to express their views regarding their child’s needs, this should be addressed in writing by completing the Learning Environment Form. Please do not designate a specific teacher name. The Learning Environment Form is included as an attachment in the newsletter email and forms can also be found in the office.


Please return your form by Wednesday, March 18 in order for your input to be considered for placement. If you have any questions, please reach out. Thank you!


On another note, next week is our Art and Literacy Night: Glowing Extravaganza! Please plan to join us for this exciting event.


Have a great March!


Mr. Damian Fay

damianfay@wsdr4.org

Twitter:@Corgi_Tales

Instagram: crecorgi_tales

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Shout Out From Mrs. Henson

Hello Crossroads Families!


During the month of February, our students completed many service projects. We have such a kind and generous school community, I was blown away by the support that was shown! Thank you to all that were able to donate materials, supplies and their time to these wonderful causes. It was fantastic to see such compassion and strong Corgi Pride during the completion of these projects.


Here are a few ways our students gave back this month:


  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Collected Art Supplies to donate to Friends of Kids with Cancer
  • Kindergarten made Valentine's Day cards for the residents at Delmar Gardens
  • 3rd Grade made Rice Sock Heating Pads for a local animal shelter
  • 4th grade made placemats, door decorations, centerpieces, and Valentine's Day cards for residents at Delmar Gardens
  • 5th Grade made Dog Toys and Collected Blankets and Towels for a local animal shelter
  • 6th Grade Collected Supplies to donate to 5 Acres Animal Shelter


Way to go Corgis! Thank you to our families for helping us support these organizations!


Take care and have a fantastic March!


Mrs. Kristen Henson

kristenhenson@wsdr4.org

A Message From Nurse Maddie

Flu Season is in FULL Swing!


The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us and WSD has been experiencing a noticeable increase in illness. We have seen many cases of colds, flu, strep throat, and stomach viruses. The custodians have taken additional measures to increase their cleaning routines and now we are enlisting your help. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if he/she experiences flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:


Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest if he/she exhibits any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or persistent cough

  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)

  • Headache

  • Mild stomach ache

DEFINITELY keep your child at home for treatment and observation with these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth)

  • Vomiting (even once)

  • Diarrhea

  • Chills

  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

  • Congested (wet) or croupy cough

  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

To help prevent the flu and colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently

  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, coughing or sneezing into their bent elbow, not their hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours (taking no medications for 24 hours to reduce fever). A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 24 hours before being able to return to school. Often when a child awakes with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding to send him/her to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom. Thank you in advance for helping make the rest of this year at school as healthy as possible.


**If your child is diagnosed with influenza by a physician, please call 636-625-45367 Ext. 44233. We will be closely monitoring this over the next month.


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Some Facts About Head Lice

Where children are present and playing, there is always the possibility of the presence of head lice (pediculus humanus capitis), which means there is a potential for lice at school.

The WSD has aligned nurse practices with both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses and we ask that parents keep the following information in mind:

  • Lice are not a disease.

  • Lice do not reflect unsanitary homes or students.

  • Lice are absolutely an inconvenience

  • By detecting lice early, both parents and nurses can get ahead in the process

If you have a concern that lice are present in your child’s school or if your child may have come in contact with another person with lice, check him/her frequently and let your school nurse know about the exposure in an effort to catch it before it gets out of hand.

Below is a video on what to look for when assessing if your child has head lice.

Please contact your school nurse with any questions or concerns about your own child.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S1lrliT9w0

Summer School Registration

Summer School Registration is now open! Wentzville School District will again be offering the

Summer Journey Program. This program is a summer enrichment program that is free of charge to our families.


ELECTRONIC ENROLLMENT FORM (PLEASE COMPLETE SEPARATE FORMS FOR EACH STUDENT YOU WISH TO ENROLL PRIOR TO APRIL 17, 2020) Contact Ms. Ivancic if you need help completing the enrollment form at 636-327-3800 x20333 or heatherivancic@wsdr4.org


DATES: June 8 to July 2 - School will be in session Monday - Thursday, only.

Bus service will not be provided. Chautauqua is available for K-6 Summer Journey with registration and paid tuition fee.

Families With a Kindergartener for the 2020-2021 School Year

If you are still needing to have your Kindergarten student screened and registered, there are openings for registration and screening on Tuesday, March 3rd and Tuesday, March 10th. All registration/screenings will take place at the Berrey-Place Center located at One Campus Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385.


Please use the link below to request your appointment. We suggest you use a laptop, tablet, or computer to request your appointment.


https://www.wentzville.k12.mo.us/Page/7576


Please join us on Thursday, April 2 from 6:30-7:30 for a Cruisin' into Kindergarten event! The Wentzville School District Parents as Teachers program is partnering with Crossroads staff to offer an exciting experience for the incoming Kindergarteners to explore their new school. Soon to be Kindergarteners and their parent(s) will get to go on an exciting scavenger hunt through the halls of their future elementary school, as well as hear and see some of the exciting things they will get to experience as a Kindergartener!


Please RSVP using the form here.


Please note this event is for children who will start kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year. Children must be 5 before August 1, 2020. We ask that this event is just for parents/guardians and the soon to be kindergartener! No siblings, please.

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SCIENCE FAIR!!

Congratulations to our Science Fair Winners!!


Kindergarten -

1st Place and Regional Qualifier - Elias Huisman - Mrs. Meek

2nd Place - Axell Cook - Mrs. Brown

3rd Place - Parker Stone - Mrs. Perkins


2nd Grade -

1st Place and Regional Qualifier - Lucas Huisman - Mrs. Langston

2nd Place - Violet Blanton


3rd Grade -

1st Place and Regional Qualifier - Lilly Dull - Mrs. Reed


4th Grade -

1st Place and Regional Qualifier - Nicolas Huisman - Mrs. Vanderploeg

2nd Place - Jamie West - Mrs. Williams and Abbie West - Mrs. McConnaughhay

2nd Place - Megan Dull - Mrs. Vanderploeg

3rd Place - Addyson Ell - Mr. Hudson

Wentzville Student Art Exhibit

Congratulations to these students!! They had their artwork displayed in the Wentzville Student Art Exhibit at the Foundry Art Museum!


Owen Meyers - Mrs. Meek, Kindergarten

Tyrese Smith - Mr. Hudson, 4th grade

Cammie Emberton - Mr. Hudson, 4th grade

Skyler Moore - Mrs. Williams, 4th grade

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PTA Update

We have an exciting next couple of months coming up with Crossroads PTA!


  • Crossroads PTA! Scholastic Book Fair will be held March 2 thru March 6!
  • Please join us at our next PTA meeting, March 12 at 4pm!

If you haven’t been to a PTA meeting before, no worries, we are a great group of parents and teachers working together to make every child’s potential a reality!”
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Propositions C & S

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has voted unanimously to place two propositions on the April 7, 2020 ballot to accommodate the continued growth of the District, as well as the need for additional staff and wage increases to help close the gap between the WSD and neighboring districts.


Information and details about Propositions C & S can be found here.

Wentzville School District Board of Education

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has three open seats in the April 7, 2020 election. The following candidates have signed up to run for the WSD Board of Education and will appear on the April ballot. Follow this link for their submitted biographies: The Wentzville School District Board of Education Candidates



Also, Liberty High School will be hosting a Town Hall Public Forum where Board of Education Candidates will be able to respond to community questions on March 17 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm


In an effort to gather community questions, the link below has been created where community members can submit questions to be asked during the Forum.


https://forms.gle/7wU44EdnnfSk2oL67
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4th ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL


We are so excited to be kicking off the 4th annual WSD Film Festival!


The film festival is a wonderful way for our students to showcase their talent and creativity.


Important Information:


Inclement Weather

The WSD Inclement Weather/School Closing Information is attached here.


It can also be found on the WSD website.

Eating Lunch at Crossroads with your Child

If you are planning to visit school to eat lunch with your child, please remember the following:



  • You must sign in at the front office
  • Your background check forms need to be completed before visiting
  • Your child may invite one or two students to eat lunch with them
  • Parents are not allowed to go to inside or outside recess

New Boundaries Approved for 2020-2021 School Year

The Board of Education has approved new boundaries for the District's elementary, middle and high schools as presented by the Boundary Committee and MGT Consulting to accommodate continued enrollment growth and the new elementary school and the new high school currently under construction. The committee, which met five times from May through November, was comprised of parents, community members, staff members and a Board member.


The new elementary boundaries will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year when the new elementary school being built on Interstate Drive in Wentzville is scheduled to open. The new middle school and high school boundaries will go into effect beginning in the 2021-2022 school year when the new high school being built near West Meyer Road and North Point Prairie Road in Wentzville is scheduled to open.


Please know that everyone involved in this process appreciates how very personal and significant this change is for some students and families. We respect that and we are confident that our caring staff will ensure a smooth transition for affected students and their families.


For additional details about the new boundaries and the process of developing them, please visit the District website.

UPCOMING DATES

March 2 - March 6

  • Book Fair

March 3

  • Kindergarten - 4th grade STEM Night @ LHS 5:00-8:00

March 5

  • Crossroads Art & Literacy Night 6:00-8:00

March 9

  • Late Start

March 10

  • 5th - 8th grade STEM Night @ LHS 5:00-8:00

March 12

  • End of 3rd Quarter
  • PTA Meeting @ 4:00

March 13

  • Early Release @ 1:35

March 20

  • No School, PD Day

March 23 - March 27

  • Spring Break


Wentzville School District 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Box Tops For Education program is changing!

Now that Box Tops is going digital, please download the new mobile app so you can keep earning for our school. The app scans your store receipt, automatically finds participating products (and bonus offers too!) and instantly adds Box Tops to our school's earnings online. No clipping required!

If you would prefer, you can continue clipping traditional Box Tops and sending them into school (next due date October 22, 2019). They are good until they expire!*

For more information, visit www.boxtops4education.com

You shop - Amazon.com gives to our school

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. 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 your charity of choice. Go to smile.amazon.com to get started.

#StartWithASmile

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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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