Crestview Weekly Update

September 10-September 14

Crestview Mission Statement

The Crestview community facilitates a culture of learning by promoting respect, responsibility, safety and a sense of belonging, resulting in personal and academic success in a changing world.

Crestview Fun Run - Volunteers Needed!

What is it? Fun Run - organized jointly by the Crestview PTSA and Crestview Staff raises money that funds the school directly without going through a fundraising company. This is a brand-new fundraiser for our school, and everyone can participate! Students will be encouraged to gather pledges and be entered into drawings for prizes.

How can parents help? Volunteer opportunities to help before, after and during the event are available. There are also opportunities to donate prizes as well. Contact Nikki Potter, Fun Run co-chair at to be put on the volunteer list or for more information on specific donation needs.

When do we start collecting? Students will be shown a brief video in their classrooms during the week of September 17th and then will receive their pledge packets to be brought home. You’ll have until Tuesday, October 9th to collect and turn in pledges.

How much should each student contribute? Although there is no minimum for pledges, we’re encouraging students and families to have a goal of $60 each to reach our overall goal of $10,000. There will be awesome prizes to be earned to those students who bring in a certain level of monetary contribution. Look for the prize level information in the Fun Run packet.

Why do we need the money? The Crestview PTSA will use some of the money as a gift to each classroom to take a field trip without being funded by families. Any remaining funds will be used for other fun and educational school activities such as family nights, assemblies and special guests, Teacher Appreciation Week and much more!

Food and Clothing Resources

The following opportunities are avaiable to Crestview families:

Weekend Food Packs

South Washington County Schools offers free weekend food packs for children. If you wish to receive a free food pack (includes 2 breakfast items, snacks and lunches). Please contact Dawn Blankenship, School Social Worker, at 651-425-3824 or Food packs will be distributed starting Friday, September 14. We also have birthday bags with cake mixes and candles for families who request them.

Shoe/Socks and Underwear Giveaway

On September 9th, 10:30-12, Newport Lutheran Church we will be giving away brand new shoes, socks and underwear to families. If you or someone you know could use this help please pass this information along to them.


  • One pair of shoes per person
  • One pack of socks and underwear per person
  • Must be present to get free items so families will have to bring their children
  • We will have a wishlist for sizes we don’t have and we will purchase them for families and they can come pick up at a later date.
  • If you also know of families that would donate new shoes, socks, and underwear please send them our way. We will need support to keep this going!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sara Korpi at or 788-2053

Crestview Clothes Closet

Crestview Elementary has a new clothing closet for families to access as needed. Boots, jackets, laundered and gently used clothing is available. More information on help securing winter clothing will be available at conference time.

Please call or email if you have any questions.

Dawn Blankenship, MSW, LICSW

School Social Worker

Crestview Elementary

Hours: 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

651-425-3824 or

MCA Reports

MCA Reports for students who attended Crestview last year will be sent home with students next Friday, September 14.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 10

Day 5

First Day of Pre-K

Girls on the Run 2:30-4pm

Tuesday, September 11

Day 1

Wednesday, September 12

Day 2

Grade 3-5 MAP

Thursday, September 13

Day 3

Girls on the Run 2:30-4pm

Grades 3-5 MAP

Friday, September 14

Day 4

Looking Ahead:

9/17 Girls on the Run 2:30-4pm

9/20 Girls on the Run 2:30-4pm