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Crystal Springs Elementary School

The Weekly Wrap by Principal Nielsen- October 9th

Dear Crystal Springs Families,

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY IS COMING ON OCTOBER 28TH- save the date- more information coming soon!

Did you request library books?

Families with students in grades 3/4/5, remember to pick-up the library books you requested on Monday October 12th.

If your student is in grades K/1/2, be sure to place your next book request by Monday, October 12th for delivery on October 19th.

When your child is done with their library books, return them at any of the book pick-up locations.

To place a request or find out more about requesting library books, visit the Library Book Request webpage:


Anne Nielsen- Principal

Optional Parent Nights are coming in October- save the date!

This is a time to ask questions and connect with parents of students in the same grade!

Kindergarten- October 19th- 5:00 pm-

1st grade- October 19th- 6:00 pm-

2nd grade- October 20th- 5:00 pm-

3rd grade- October 20th- 6:00 pm-

4th grade- October 21st- 5:00 pm-

5th grade- October 21st- 6:00 pm-

Title 1 Parent Meeting on Oct. 21st at 6:30 pm

The Annual Title I Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30pm.

Please join our zoom meeting using

Zoom ID:

Title I, Part A is a federal program designed “To provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.”

Targeted Assistance Programs must use Title I, Part A funds to provide academic services to children who are identified as failing or at risk for failing to meet state standards. The school makes this determination based on multiple, educationally related, objective criteria, and places students on a rank order list.

Please join our PTA- we would love to have you!

CommUNITY Liaisons!

Parents: Make sure to check in with your neighborhood liaison to let them know how the first couple weeks of school have been. These liaisons are here to help you! Please reach out to them if you need anything!

**If you do not know who your CommUNITY Liaison is, please email Mrs. Nielsen:

Reflections Art Program

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works for the theme of "I Matter Because...".

Find more information at or reach out to our Reflection Chair directly Jenna Spadafora-Nelson at

CS Student/ Family Handbook

Here is a link to our Crystal Springs Student/ Family Handbook:

After you have read the Handbook as a family, please fill out the form:

Free Meals

Beginning Wednesday, September 9, Northshore School District is offering free meals for all children ages 18 and younger. Students do not need to be enrolled in the Northshore School District to receive meals.

Apply for Free & Reduced Price Meals Today

Dear Northshore Families and Staff,

While Northshore is currently providing free meals, this support is made possible by temporary USDA funding. If this funding changes, the District may be required to charge families based on their current eligibility for meals. Have you applied for free and reduced-price meals this year?

If your family qualified last year, you need to reapply this year to ensure that your student receives free or reduced price meals once the current free meals program ends. It is important to apply today so that your eligibility status doesn’t lapse. If an application is not in process for a returning student by October 14, 2020, the student’s account will automatically be transferred to a paid account on the next school day. Please know that the number of eligible students for free and reduced price meals connects to the District’s Title I funding, which provides additional support at schools to help students succeed.

Additionally, if your family income has decreased, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

In addition to receiving free or reduced-price meals, your eligibility also provides:
- Reduced fee for Camp Cedar Springs
- Reduced fee for PSAT and Advanced Placement Testing
- Reduced fee for sports/athletics
- Reduced fee for summer school
- Access to Backpack Program, which provides backpacks and school supplies
- Access to Operation School Bell, which provides clothes and personal products

To find out if you are eligible and to apply online visit our website.

Highly Capable Testing

This is a message from the Northshore Highly Capable Department.

We want to remind you that we are currently accepting referrals for highly capable testing for the 2020-2021 school year. Eligibility would begin in the 2021-2022 school year. Our referral window closes Friday, October 16th. We intend to universally screen grades K, 1, and 5. If your child qualifies for testing after they are universally screened, we will need your permission to test for highly capable services. Below is a link to our website for testing and referral information.

If your student is currently single qualified (ie: reading OR math only), we need your permission to test them in the second content area. If your student is NOT currently qualified in either content area, we need your permission to screen AND test (grades 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7).

If you are a dual qualified student, you do NOT need to refer your student. You are already qualified. You also do NOT need to complete the permission to participate form if you have already done so for this calendar year.

Referral form:

As always, please feel free to send any questions to our email at

PACE Virtual Information Night 2020

PACE (Parents Active in Cooperative Education) is an elementary enrichment program offered by the Northshore School District for students in grades 1-5.

The hallmarks of PACE include an enhanced educational experience due to high parent involvement, enrichment activities, encouragement for students to become self-motivated learners and a strong sense of community among families and staff. PACE is located at three sites in the district with feeder patterns from all Northshore elementary schools. PACE families commit to annual program support. Family volunteering may be either in the classroom, outside the classroom, or--new this year!--virtually from your home, as based on parent's availability and interest.

To find out if PACE is a good fit for your family and to learn more about the enrollment process, you are invited to attend the PACE Virtual Information Night hosted by Lockwood Elementary Tuesday, October 20th, from 7:00-8:30.

Pre-registration is required for the live Virtual Information Night Webinar. Please register at:

For more information about the PACE program please visit or contact

Amazon donates

Purchase with purpose!! Amazon donates to Crystal Springs Elementary Parents and Teachers Association when you shop for supplies at

Search: Crystal Springs Elementary Parents and Teachers Association .