Crestdale January Parent News


Crestdale Families,

I hope you had a wonderful Winter Break! We are excited to welcome in a new year and look forward to new possibilities! As we settle back into our school routine we appreciate your support as we continue to remind students to demonstrate SHARP behavior.






Friday, January 6th is an eLearning Day. Teachers will have their assignments posted to Canvas by 9:00 am, and the work is due by Friday, January 13th. If your child does not log on to Canvas, they will be counted absent for that day. eLearning Parent FAQ

Students will return to school on Monday, January 9th.

Report cards will be mailed home on January 13th. Please reach out to your child's teacher with any concerns or celebrations!

It is my pleasure to serve our Crestdale community. Please reach out to me anytime if you have questions.

Mrs. Jenny Elorreaga


(765) 973-3415

Important Reminders

Transportation Changes:

If you are going to change how your student is going home, please contact the office 765-973-3415. This needs to be done before 2:00 (1:00 on Tuesdays). We cannot get students off the bus once they are on the bus. We would like to ensure all of our students arrive to their destination safely.

Bus Safety:

The safety of our students is of upmost importance including while riding the bus to and from school and during field trips. We will be addressing bus safety and bus expectations with all students and work with bus drivers and bus aids to ensure expectations are being met. We also encourage families to talk with your child about the importance of staying seated while riding the bus, following adult instructions, keeping hands to ourselves, and using kind words. We want to encourage a safe and positive start and end of the day for all students and appreciate your support in our efforts.

Outdoor Recess:

With the ever changing weather, please remind students to dress for the weather and wear a warm coat, gloves, and a hat as the classes are still having outdoor recess and it can be chilly at times. (If you need assistance, please let us know and we are happy to find ways to provide for student needs)


We are still in need of an ECSE paraprofessional for our preschool classrooms. If you are interested please apply online at or contact Mrs. Elorreaga for more details. Volunteers are also welcome to help monitor the lunchroom, make copies, attend field trips, etc. Please reach out if you are interested (a background check must be completed).

Class Dojo

Click the link to sign up for Class Dojo and stay connected


Click the link to access programs such as Lexia and Dreambox. Students can use these programs for extra practice at home. Students should know their login information. If not, please reach out to your child's teacher.

School Information

School Hours:

Doors open at 7:15 am. The bell rings at 7:45 am. If your student is not in their classroom by 7:50 am, they will be marked Tardy.

Daily breakfast 7:15 am- 7:50 am

* Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 7:50 am- 2:40 pm

* Tuesday 7:50 am- 1:40 pm

Every Tuesday is scheduled in-service time for our RCS teachers. In the event of a two hour delay, school will be dismissed at 2:40 on Tuesdays.

School Lunch Times

K: 10:30-11:00

1st: 11:00-11:30

2nd: 11:30-12:00

3rd: 12:30-12:30

4th: 12:30-1:00

Upcoming Events

  • 1/6 - eLearning Day
  • 1/9 - Students return (in-person) from winter break
  • 1/9 - PTO Meeting @ 6:00 in the Library
  • 1/13 - Report Cards go home
  • 1/13 - Robotics Club - 2:45 -4:00
  • 1/16 - No School
  • 1/20 - Robotics Club - 2:45 -4:00
  • 1/24 - Crestdale Science Fair
  • 1/24 - District Spelling Bee
  • 1/27 - Applied Skills Popcorn Sale
  • 1/27 - Robotics Club - 2:45 -4:00
  • 1/30 - Good Behavior Parties
  • 2/20 - No School
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Crestdale PTO

The Crestdale PTO meets the 2nd week of each month.

The next meeting will be Monday, January 9th.

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PTO Meeting

Monday, Jan. 9th, 6pm

701 Crestdale Drive

Richmond, IN