Cougar Chronicle

Updates from Crestwood Elementary

May 13, 2022

We Want to Hear From Our Families!

Crestwood Elementary families please complete this survey to provide us with valuable feedback that will help our programming best meet your needs. Your input will help shape our parent outreach events for next year. Thanks so much!




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Reminders from the office

Prescription and Over the Counter Medications are available for pick up on or before the last day of school, May 25, or at the latest, May 26 before 2:00 PM.

If your kindergartner still has a Derby Float in the office, please pick up during office hours 7:30-3:30.

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KinderCougar Academy

Do you have an incoming Kindergarten Student. Register today for our KinderCougar Academy!

This is a mock first day for ALL incoming Kindergarteners. It allows them to meet teachers, other students and get to walk through what a school day will be.

Register here.

Drop payment ($15) off in the front office.

Memo line of check: KCA (Child’s first and last name)

Save the Date:

Field Day is quickly approaching! It will take place on May 25th, which is the last day of school for students. Volunteer sign-ups HERE!


May 13th - Library books are due

May 14th - Spring Picnic & SBDM Parent Rep Election 4-7 PM

May 16th - Race for the Readers ends

May 17th - No School

May 18th - Career Day (3rd-5th grade)

May 20th - Spirit Day

May 24th - 5th Grade Promotion

May 25th - Field Day and Last Day of school; 5th grade final walk (2 PM)


August 1st- KinderCougar Academy

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PTA Updates

Crestwood’s Spring Picnic is this Saturday 4-7p. There will be fun activities as well as food trucks! Please join us!

We could use a few more volunteers! Sign up here:!/showSignUp/10c0d4aa8a62fa6fdc16-spring

Thank you to everyone who donated to the end of the year wishlist!!! The teachers greatly appreciate your generosity!

5th grade promotion yard signs are ready for purchase. $8 each! A flyer went home this week.

Teacher appreciation week was a HUGE success! The teachers felt so much love!

The playground committee is meeting this summer to finalize the phases so we can begin fundraising! So exciting! We will share as soon as we have a solid plan.

Finally, I want to personally thank each and every person who donated items, money or time. Crestwood elementary is a very special place! It would not be what it is without your help. This year has been challenging in different ways and each time I asked, you responded. We have the best staff and families! YOU are appreciated so much! - Tara Gnau, PTA President

Have an amazing summer!!!!

Tara Gnau

Crestwood PTA President

Community Summer Activities

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Community Flyers

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Registration Is Open!

Online registration 2022-23 for returning OCS families opens April 11th, 2022 via Infinite Campus.
Please login to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to register your child or children.

If you are new to the district and have an incoming kindergartener or if you are moving into the district, please call the school you are assigned.

The online registration process will walk you through a series of steps to enter or confirm information about your student(s), parents or guardians, and emergency contacts. You will also have the opportunity to upload necessary documents, such as proof of residency.

There are things that cannot be done through Infinite Campus online registration, such as fee payment, yearbook ordering, and enrichment center enrollment. You will NOT have the ability to make after school care arrangements via the online registration application. Please contact your child's school if you need to enroll in after school care. We hope to have these things available in the coming years. So for now, there will still be a registration event that will take place at most schools over the summer.

The process is self-explanatory and you will be walked through each step. You can save your application at any time and return later to complete and submit your registration. If you have any questions during this process, please call your child’s school for assistance.

Staff Spotlight

Do you know a Crestwood staff member who went above and beyond for your student? We want your input as to who is going out of their way to provide exceptional opportunities for your child! It could be office staff, bus drivers, custodial staff, or instructional staff. We want to “Shine a Spotlight” on staff members to express our gratitude! Please share details about why this person should be in the spotlight and we will anonymously share it with everyone! Email your thoughts to

Family Resource Advisory Council

Crestwood/Centerfield Family Resource Advisory Council Meetings are held bi-monthly. They are open to the public. If you would like an invitation please email me at

Meeting Dates Agenda and Minutes:

January 11, 2022

March 8, 2022

May 10, 2022

Upcoming Dates for upcoming meetings:

22/23 School Year

The Advisory Council is made up of Parents, Teachers and Community Members. The Family Resource Center (FRC) is built upon the foundation of collaboration. A guiding principle in the development of the FRC program is to be community focused – to collaborate with other entities in order to more effectively serve the needs of our students and their families.

Our Family Resource Center and its Advisory Council is the key to assuring that collaborative community input and involvement occurs in the planning, implementation and oversight of the Center’s activities. The FRC Advisory Council helps the FRC to accomplish its mission.

The Council…

  • Provides a broad base of support
  • Creates two-way communication between the Coordinator and the community
  • Establishes rapport in the community for the Coordinator
  • Enables the Coordinator to evaluate ongoing programs
  • Makes the FRC community–centered rather than coordinator or school-centered
  • Aids in planning and filling programs
  • Keeps groups and clubs informed
  • Uncovers potential problems within the community
  • Unites the community behind a project
  • Stimulates organizations to serve people more efficiently