Staff Update: February 13th, 2014

Crestview Elementary and Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion

Kudos and Celebrations!

  • Kudos to Colleen Burns, Nancy Johnson, Lisa Day, Laurie Schmillen, Lindsay Heagle, Yolanda Groess, Missy Twigg, Krys Blue, Leah Wieseler, Linda Johnson, Lori Gillman, Sherrie Rohr, Kyle Kane, Tracy Iaria, and Kelly DeGezelle for hosting and facilitating the Kindergarten Enrollment Nights for Crestview and Nuevas!
  • HUGE thanks to Leah Wieseler and Danny Bjorlin who stepped in this week to cover classes in a time of need. You both ROCK!
  • Felicitaciones to the NFSI 4th graders, Montse Recarte, Lupita Crisp and Mara for all of their work in putting together AWESOME presentations at the Minnesota Zoo's Spanish World Language day. They were fabulous!

THANK YOU, Sherrie!

Heartfelt gratitude and many hugs to Sherrie Rohr, who is leaving Crestview/Nuevas at the end of this week! We will miss you heaps, but we wish you all the best in your new role at the DPC with Kids Club!

March 7th EdCamp 2.0 Info from Brian Boothe:

District 833 Educators,


We are excited about the March 7th workshop day – which will be another District-Wide EdCamp! After the first EdCamp, 90% of teachers who were surveyed indicated they wanted to attend another one!! The survey results also indicated teachers found the day relevant and had a positive impact on professional/student learning. With that positive start – we are planning EdCamp 2.0 – It's EdCamp with a few upgrades.


More information will follow soon – for now here is the important information:

  • Where: Park High School – Start in the Gym
  • When: Friday March 7th – we will start promptly at 8:00 and end at 11:00 am.
  • Parking/Buses: Carpooling is strongly encouraged – we will provide buses from ERHS and WHS before and after EdCamp if you want to avoid parking at the site. More info on buses to come.
  • Food/Beverage: We will have coffee and water before EdCamp and some snacks available during EdCamp.

Changes from the first EdCamp:

  • As with the first EdCamp, we will send out a message in a few weeks asking for topic ideas and volunteers for session facilitators. We will be offering a few 'district sponsored' topics – but the rules of EdCamp will still apply.
  • No "SmackDown" at the end – we've removed this from the schedule because teachers did not find it useful. We learned and cut it. :-)
  • Middle School teachers will be there!!! They missed the first one because of a conference! We look forward to seeing them there too!

You will get much more information soon – this is just the first communication. If you want to learn more about EdCamp 2.0 or see some of the survey data go to the EdCamp833 website.


We look forward to seeing you on the 7th!!


Thank you,


Brian Boothe
Coordinator of Integrated Professional Developmen

Upcoming Staff Meeting Schedule:

Feb. 19th/20th- PLC

Feb. 26th/27th- Committees: Tech, Literacy, Sunshine

March 5th/6th- No Meetings

Crestview Staff: Park Teacher Cadets coming on February 25th

The last round of teacher cadets from Park High School will be here on Tuesday, February 25th from 9:40-10:10 a.m. There are roughly 8 cadets coming that morning. Please welcome them into your classrooms!

NFSI Fiesta Cultural

Friends in Teaching,


Let's begin the creative endeavor once again for the Fiesta Cultural!


Where: East Ridge High School.

Save the Date: Friday May 16th at 5:30 PM

Dress Rehearsal: In our Gym on May 15th 2-3:00 PM

More information will follow in future newsletters


Have fun and please approach your cultural committee coordinators with any questions when needed:

Laura, Sylvia, Jennie, Amanda, Kirsten

Next Week at a Glance:

1st grade has bus and door duty- thank you so much!

Nuevas Fronteras and Crestview Elementary Schools

@CrestviewElem

@NFSIat833

@TMHaselius

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