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Crystal Springs Elementary School

The Weekly Wrap by Principal Nielsen- October 16th

Dear Crystal Springs Families,

Families with students in grades K/1/2 who requested books and grades 3/4/5 who missed pick up last week, remember to pick-up your library books on Monday October 19th.

If your student is in grades 3/4/5, be sure to place your next book request by Monday, October 19th for delivery on October 26th. When your child is done with their library books, return them at any of the book pick-up locations. To place a request or find out more about requesting library books, visit the Library Book Request webpage:

Picture Day will be October 28th. The pictures will be taken outside (undercover) and students have the chance to sign-up for a specific time. All of the information is below! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Our PTA is having their first fundraiser this Tuesday, October 20th, at MOD Pizza. Please go to MOD on Tuesday and either show them the flyer (attached below) or mention Crystal Springs PTA and they will donate 20% of the sales to Crystal Springs! Thank you for your support!


Anne Nielsen- Principal

School Picture Day- October 28th

Sign-up link:

Place an order link:

Information for that day:

Parents, using the above form "sign-up link", please sign up for a time for your child to take their picture.

Outdoors: parents will stop and let their children out by the area we wait for buses. The students will get out of their car, take picture, then exit near the back by the reading room, walk across campus behind the office and meet up with their parents at the other end of campus.

Optional Parent Nights are next week!

This is a time to ask questions and connect with parents of students in the same grade!

Kindergarten- October 19th- 5:00 pm-

1st grade- October 19th- 6:00 pm-

2nd grade- October 20th- 5:00 pm-

3rd grade- October 20th- 6:00 pm-

4th grade- October 21st- 5:00 pm-

5th grade- October 21st- 6:00 pm-

Spirit Day- Pajama Day- October 30th

We are having a whole school Pajama Day on October 30th! We are asking for students to not wear their costumes on Zoom, but are excited to see everyones favorite pajamas!

Title 1 Parent Meeting on Oct. 21st at 6:30 pm

The Annual Title I Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30pm.

Please join our zoom meeting using

Zoom ID:

Title I, Part A is a federal program designed “To provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.”

Targeted Assistance Programs must use Title I, Part A funds to provide academic services to children who are identified as failing or at risk for failing to meet state standards. The school makes this determination based on multiple, educationally related, objective criteria, and places students on a rank order list.

Order Crystal Springs Spirit Wear!

Spirit Wear is now available! This year we are offering easy online ordering and direct delivery of your spirit wear items to your door. Ordering is open now and available until 10/30. Items will be ready to deliver mid-November.

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Please join our PTA- we would love to have you!

CommUNITY Liaisons!

Parents: Make sure to check in with your neighborhood liaison to let them know how the first couple weeks of school have been. These liaisons are here to help you! Please reach out to them if you need anything!

**If you do not know who your CommUNITY Liaison is, please email Mrs. Nielsen:

Reflections Art Program

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works for the theme of "I Matter Because...".

Find more information at or reach out to our Reflection Chair directly Jenna Spadafora-Nelson at

Free Meals

Beginning Wednesday, September 9, Northshore School District is offering free meals for all children ages 18 and younger. Students do not need to be enrolled in the Northshore School District to receive meals.

Apply for Free & Reduced Price Meals Today

Dear Northshore Families and Staff,

While Northshore is currently providing free meals, this support is made possible by temporary USDA funding. If this funding changes, the District may be required to charge families based on their current eligibility for meals. Have you applied for free and reduced-price meals this year?

If your family qualified last year, you need to reapply this year to ensure that your student receives free or reduced price meals once the current free meals program ends. It is important to apply today so that your eligibility status doesn’t lapse. If an application is not in process for a returning student by October 14, 2020, the student’s account will automatically be transferred to a paid account on the next school day. Please know that the number of eligible students for free and reduced price meals connects to the District’s Title I funding, which provides additional support at schools to help students succeed.

Additionally, if your family income has decreased, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

In addition to receiving free or reduced-price meals, your eligibility also provides:
- Reduced fee for Camp Cedar Springs
- Reduced fee for PSAT and Advanced Placement Testing
- Reduced fee for sports/athletics
- Reduced fee for summer school
- Access to Backpack Program, which provides backpacks and school supplies
- Access to Operation School Bell, which provides clothes and personal products

To find out if you are eligible and to apply online visit our website.

Amazon donates

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

Search: Crystal Springs Elementary Parents and Teachers Association .