Crozet Connection

School Quarterly Newsletter - June 2016

News from the Principal ~ Ms. Crummie

We end the school year with planning ahead for 2016-17. The Safe Routes to School Phase II project with new sidewalks will be completed over the summer. Our Media Center is being renovated with new shelving, furniture, carpet and paint. Our teachers continue to reduce, recycle and re-purpose their learning spaces to provide choice and comfort for the new school year. From the Glow Run fundraiser, our amazing PTO directly donated a total of $9,000 toward Teacher Grants for materials, special initiatives, subscriptions and other innovative classroom projects!

My heartfelt thanks goes out to the entire school community for showing us support as we continue to grow as a learner-centered school that guides our students' understanding of being connected to our world through many relationships--with people, with our environment, with our local community and across the globe.

Have a safe, healthy, active and relaxing summer break!

News from the Clinic ~ Mrs. Hajek

End of year reminders from the clinic: Please plan on picking up any medication that was kept in the clinic this year by June 8th. Unfortunately, I cannot keep unused medications for the following year. All rising 6th graders are required to have an up to date DTAP booster vaccine before entering middle school. Rising kindergartners will need to have their physical/vaccinations completed and turned in to the front office before the new school year. If your child will need medicine in the clinic next year (2016-2017) you will need to complete a "Request for giving medicine" form. These forms can be obtained from the school. Please call the clinic 823-4800 if you have any special needs or concerns regarding your child's health at school. I wish everyone a healthy, relaxing and fun filled summer!

Debbie Hajek

News from Guidance ~ Mrs. Joyner

Thank you for another wonderful year! The fourth quarter has flown by with lots of fun activities celebrating kindness and healthy habits. Have a safe and relaxing summer! See you next year!

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News from Art ~ Ms. McReynolds

We have had a busy year in art! Kindergarten and 1st grade recently finished a picture for their performance last Friday. They made mice, grasshoppers, ants, and more. Kindergarten has been finishing up a cityscape and monoprinting. They have enjoyed the printing process so much! 1st grade has finished up “Commotion in the Ocean.”

2nd and 3rd grade have been painting their clay sculptures. They had a long wait and were so happy to finally get to do clay! 4th grade has been working on Abstract Art and doing a great job. 5th grade just finished up Pop Art. Both 4th and 5th grades pictures are hanging on bulletin boards down by my room.

Thank you for all your help and support with the art program at Crozet! I enjoy teaching your children and I hope everyone has a happy and safe summer!

News from PE ~ Ms. Laine & Mr. Maynard

PE finished out the year with our fourth “Buddy PE” day where we challenged our PE teachers to Rock/Paper/Scissors to determine if we had to do exercises. We also got to talk to our buddy for the day and then we played Submarine. Field day was a little warm but it always helps to have water stations and freezer pops to get through the heat. At the end of field day, many of us just laid around on the “beach” and talked to our friends and signed yearbooks. Remember to stay active this summer and drink plenty of water!

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News from Music ~ Mrs. Brown

Students have spent a great deal of time singing and playing instruments to support books & stories during music instruction. Our Kindergarten & First Grade students performed a program “Sing a Song of Aesop.” This program featured singing, narrators, movement, characters, and stories that teach morals. K/1 students did an amazing job sing with beautiful voices in the show! Second Graders acted out the book May I Bring a Friend? with instruments, characters, props, creative movement, and singing. Students created movements to support the text of the book. They also played xylophones and hand drums to accompany the story. Third Graders have been working to read notes on the staff in range of an octave. Students played a group singing game and performed an Israeli folk dance. Each song had notes that students read & sang on the staff to strengthen their music literacy. Fourth & Fifth Graders have been playing recorder and composing their own music & movement to enhance and bring to life several books. Fourth graders composed with the book Water Dance and fifth graders composed with the book Mountain Dance. Students learned a connecting song with recorder and mallet instruments. They then worked in groups to create movement and music for each page in the book. Students enjoyed this choice activity to bring the story to life. I look forward to seeing everyone again next year for more creating, singing, and music making! Have a terrific summer!

News from the Library ~ Ms. Anhold

Keep your kids reading over the summer by utilizing our local public library. The Crozet/Western Albemarle branch has many fun summer activities to keep kids of all ages happy. Find out more about their summer reading program, Read for the Win at

Over the summer, the school library will be undergoing a makeover. New carpet, shelving, paint and furniture will be added as well as the ActivPanel seen here. Be sure to check it out during open house in August. Have a fun and readingful summer!

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End of Year Design Projects Update

Mark Your Calendars

June 14: Flag Day
June 19: Happy Father's Day
June 20 - 24: Parks & Rec Sports Program @ Crozet Elementary (Ages 6-13) 1:00-6:00
June 27 - July 15: Crozet/Brownsville Summer School (Off July 4th) 8:00-12:20
June 27 - July 15: Parks & Rec Summer Camp @ Crozet Elemenatry (Off July 4th) 12:20-6:00
July 18 - 21: Kindergarten Camp (9:00-11:30)
July 18 - 22: Parks & Rec Sports Program @ Crozet Elementary (Ages 14-16) 1:00-6:00
August 22: Open House @ 5:00-6:30 pm
August 23: First Day of School for 2016-17
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