Staff Update: April 3rd, 2014

Crestview Elementary and Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion

Kudos and Celebrations!

  • Way to go, Crestview 4th grade teachers and students! Last Friday's Kindness Retreat was a HUGE success! See the video below for a peek at their day... be a hero!
  • Kudos to Katie Raso, Lori Wamstad, Justine Frederickson and the Crestview Student Council for a great movie night last Friday!
  • Muchas Gracias to Colleen Burns for hosting the NFSI All-School Morning Meeting last Friday (as the only Kinder teacher)!
  • Congrats to Kelly, Kate, and Megan Fenske for the wonderful article in the Pioneer Press! If you haven't seen it, click here!
  • Thanks to Danny Bjorlin for spending a couple of weeks with us, and welcome back to Maureen Anderson, we missed you!
  • Thanks also to all of the NFSI teachers who have graciously agreed to help cover classrooms without subs during their lunch and prep times!
  • Happy birthday to Katie Raso (4/7) and Paula Monson (4/9)!

Resources for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month... Check out this great blogpost from Edutopia with 16 links to resources for teachers!

Nuevas Fronteras All School Morning Meeting

See you in the cafeteria next Friday, April 11th at 9:25... gracias a 2nd grade for hosting this month. ¡Olé!

Crestview Kindness Retreat

Nuevas Fronteras Fiesta Reminders (from Jen Nichols)

I am doing some updating of Fiesta items and I want to make sure everyone is set with their classroom projects and parent volunteers. If you find yourself with out a project or volunteer, please email me and let me know ASAP. As your class finishes up their project, if you are able, please take a moment to send me a photo, description and a list of parent volunteers so that we have the most up to date info for Fiesta printing purposes.

Also, if you are attending Fiesta, please do not forget to RSVP to me as soon as possible ( I have only heard from a few of you!) at

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at all! As always, the Fiesta committee appreciate your willingness to participate in this favorite part of the evening!! We couldn't raise the funds for TA's each year with out your help!

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:

April 9th/10th- PLCs

April 16th/17th- Staff Meetings

April 23/24th- PLCs

April 30/May1- Committee Meetings

Next Week at a Glance:

1st grade has bus and door duty next week- thank you sooo much!

Nuevas Fronteras and Crestview Elementary Schools




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