Principal e-Note

Crestwood Elementary School

January 15th, 2023

Upcoming Dates

January 16th: NO school, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King day

January 17th: District Parent Speaker Series. Kindergarten Registration

January 19th: Crestwood Dad's Club, 8 pm, offsite

January 28th: Scouts Pinewood Derby, 9 am

February 1st: 3rd-5th SLU Women's Basketball field trip & Global Day of Play for K-2!

A Note from Dr. Bright & Mr. Norton

We had a great full week of learning at Crestwood. We have seen students walking in the halls using appropriate voice levels, excellent instruction in the classrooms, and teachers are noticing and affirming students doing right things!

As we take time to remember the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, we challenge curiosity in our students to reflect on what we can learn from the profound effect he had on our national consciousness.

Rev. Dr. King countered prejudice through peaceful protest, drawing inspiration from India's Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. King wrote that Gandhi was a "guiding light" to his leadership, which demonstrated King's own curiosity and openness to other cultures. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King had faith in the promise of people to overcome and achieve his "dream." Dr. King's life and legacy are remembered not for what he did alone, but for what the people around him and after him continue to do.

I, Kit Norton, am personally touched by Rev. Dr. King's work and proud of my own father who as a young pastor himself, marched in the civil rights movement in the late 1950s. Practicing curiosity opens up new directions for our lives and can be a starting point for positive change. We are so thankful to be a part of a school community that encourages curiosity, and honors the foundation of our commitment to provide a space of belonging for every child that enters its doors.

Peace, Crestwood!

Mr. Norton & Dr. Bright

Teacher Spotlight

This week Ms. Jewett’s class has been hard at work with their NWEA testing and making time and space for Letting Freedom Ring as 4th grade students read, research, and “relive” an upcoming project. You can frequently find students in this classroom engaging in discourse with one another and challenging their thinking. The 4th Grade Team will be putting on the Black History Living Museum on Feb 27 and we all get an opportunity to see the student’s hard work.
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Crestwood PTO presents "The World's most Ridiculous Live Gameshow!"

Click on the image below for more information on registration

Crestwood Elementary: Lost and Be Found Facebook page!

Missing your child's hoodie, coat, hat, or gloves? How about the missing water bottle that's usually rolling around under the seat in the car? It might be at school in our Lost and Found area at school! Let us or your child's teacher know if you spot something that may belong to your child.

Check out the page!

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District Updates

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
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Lindbergh Speaker Series: “Ready, Set, Kindergarten!” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17

How can you help your student get ready for kindergarten? Hear tips from Lindbergh kindergarten teachers and learn what to expect during your child’s first year of elementary school during this fun, informative webinar!

In addition, we invite you to share this link with friends, neighbors and family who have incoming Lindbergh kindergarten students.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! webinar link (Passcode: 666444)

Lindbergh Leader Nominations Open Monday, Jan. 9

Nominations open on Monday, Jan. 9, for the Lindbergh Leader Award, our district’s highest honor recognizing excellence in leadership and service. Any community member may nominate an individual for this distinguished award, and nominations will be accepted until 4 p.m., Jan. 27, 2022.

  • To nominate an individual for the 2023 Lindbergh Leader Award, click here

Questions? Please visit

2023-24 New Student Registration Opens on Feb. 6

Lindbergh Schools will open 2023-24 school year registration for new students on Monday, Feb. 6. This includes incoming kindergarten students and students in other grade levels who are transferring from another district.

It is very important that new families do not begin the registration process before Feb. 6, because the district is moving to a new student information system and will not be using the current SIS Portal for new families.

Please look for additional details coming soon, or visit

Student IEP Information Night Jan. 31

The Lindbergh Parent Advisory Council (LPAC) is presenting a series of informational nights to support families of students with an Individual Education Plan. You are invited to attend the second meeting in this series, from 6-7 p.m., Jan. 31, at Lindbergh Central Office, to learn about the Assistive Technology consultation process and to participate in demonstrations of universal tools available to all students who have an IEP. Examples will be provided for low- and high-tech Assistive Technology options that can be used in both the home and school environments.

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.