Principal e-Note

Crestwood Elementary School

February 5th, 2023

Upcoming Dates

Feb 6-10: SOUPER-Bowl of Caring week!

Feb 8th: Winning Wednesday theme! Wear fave Missouri Sports team gear!

Feb 8th: Vision screenings at school for 1st, 3rd, & 5th grade students

Feb 8th: PTO Executive Board Meeting

Feb 10th: Football Friday! Wear the colors or gear of your fave Football team!

Feb 11th: PTO's "The World's Most Ridiculous Live Gameshow!"

Feb 15th: 4th-grade music field trip

Feb 15th: Planet Palooza 6:30 pm in the Gym!

Feb 16th: End of Trimester 2.

Feb 17th: NO School, Records Day for Teachers

Feb 20th: NO School, Presidents Day

Advanced Dates:

March 2nd and 7th: Parent-Teacher in-Person conference nights 4 pm-7 pm (stay tuned for more information on our conference options from your child's teacher)

A Note from Dr. Bright and Mr. Norton

What a great week at Crestwood!

We packed 5 days of learning, fun, play, a field trip, Groundhog day, our 100th day, and an assembly all into a 4 day week!

Our theme for the month at Crestwood is Empathy. As we enter this month, Dr. Bright and I wanted to share with you some messaging we've been using around Black History Month during announcements sourced from Dr. Mason, our Director of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity. Our hope is that this information might enrich any conversations had at home.

"Black History is American History and should be highlighted and celebrated throughout the year. In the month of February, we will get a chance to continue to spotlight the amazing work, resilience, and contributions of African Americans. We are excited to see the displayed information and celebrations in our school building! We look forward to amplifying the voices of Black people!"

My family (Norton/Van Horn) is a transracial-adoptive family. We proudly proclaim "Black History ALWAYS. We happen to celebrate it in February!"

Dr. Bright and I are so very excited to see our school community come together to bring voice and value to Black people through the celebrations we have in store this month! I am grateful to be a part of a staff that places a priority on building a culture of belonging!

Peace and thanks, Crestwood Community!

SOUPER-Bowl of Caring is THIS Week! Feb 6-10th week.

Watch the video below!

Suggested items to donate

Visit for more details on this nationwide program

SOUPerBowl Kickoff!

Winning Wednesday theme day, February 8th!

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Football Friday theme day, February 10th!

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Crestwood PTO presents "The World's most Ridiculous Live Gameshow!"

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This event is on February 11th!

Pants needed for the Nurses Offfice!

I am in need of pants in the nurse’s office for students. I currently have very little supply. A few things would help this. If I gave your child a pair of pants from here, please return them. Also, make sure your child has an extra pair of pants and underwear with them in their cubbies at school.

Clothing is needed for students, not just for accidents, but muddy wet clothes that come with outside play, a major food spill, or other things. It is always good to have an extra pair at school, just in case. If you would like to donate any used pants that you no longer need, I would greatly appreciate it. I need girl stretch pants size 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and boys sweatpants size 5, 6,7,8,9,10. I do not need jeans or shirts at this time.

Thank you.

Beth Basler, FNP, MSN

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PTO and 5th Grade Presents BINGO on March 3rd

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Please sign up in advance for planning purposes. Please note this event will take place in Truman's cafeteria, 12225 Eddie & Park Rd.

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District Updates

Sora Reading App Gives Students Access to Library Content Online

Our district is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students, and we are pleased to introduce a new student reading app called Sora that provides students with access to read digital books. The collection of titles in Sora is an extension of Lindbergh’s physical libraries, in an app format that provides 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks. In addition, our partnership includes access to the St. Louis County Library’s Juvenile collection as well. Sora can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension. Students of all abilities and interest levels can benefit from this service.

Learn more about SORA by clicking on the button below

2023-24 Kindergarten Registration - Coming Soon!

It's almost time for incoming Crestwood kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year. Crestwood will be registering students the week of Feb. 21-24.

Additional information can be found at

Foundation Thank-A-Staff Member: Send A Little Love

Show Some Lindbergh Love! Make a donation of $10 or more to the Lindbergh Schools Foundation, and we will send a popcorn treat and personalized Valentine to the Lindbergh staff member of your choice! Order early as popcorn quantities are limited!

Summer Camps and Activities Fair

What are your plans this summer? Join us for this free event to plan your child's summer activities with area exhibitors! The PEGS and LEAP parent group are sponsoring the 2023 Summer Camps and Activities Fair from 5-7 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Lindbergh High School cafeteria. Attendees can enter to win $50 for Lindbergh camps. Open to all St. Louis-area families. For additional information, please contact Teresa Wallace, PEGS Treasurer, at

Crestwood Elementary School Mission Statement

The mission of the Crestwood Family is to inspire all students to learn and grow to be curious, caring and confident learners in a respectful, responsible, and safe community.