Crystal Springs Family Newsletter


Principal Points- April

Dear Crystal Springs Families,

We miss you! I hope you know that the teachers and staff at Crystal Springs hope that your family is safe and healthy. We are hoping for a return to school when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we hope that your children are enjoying their Zoom sessions and learning with their friends and teachers.

Video from our staff:

Anne Nielsen (Principal)

Let's journal

I wanted to share a post that Mr. Rhoades, 5th grade teacher, shared with me. "This thing we are all a part of, it's living history. Our children are all a part of this and it will be talked about for generations to come. The best thing your children can do is to keep a journal over the next 5+weeks. Handwritten, typed, in photographs or drawings.... record events, day to day activities, fears and feelings. Let them make a video journal if that's the media they prefer. As parents, let them interview you, be a part of it. When it's all over, save it/ store in a safe place for them. They will share shis with their children and grandchildren. Help them create a tangible, primary source of their own history."

Ms. Moll, 3rd grade teacher, found this incredible source to help your child journal as well:

Where will you go for Spring Break?

Next week is Spring Break! Even though we cannot travel, my family is planning a "trip" a day. We are also experimenting with dinner each night inspired by a different country. You could go to a museum, zoo, aquarium or theme park! Here is a great resource for you and your family:

Counselor's Corner with Mr. Lammers

We are so fortunate to have an amazing counselor at Crystal Springs- Mr. Lammers. He developed a website to help all of our families. Please take a moment to check it out:

Spirit Day- Wednesday lunches

April 8th- Spring Break- optional lunch- wear your favorite hat

April 15th- bring your favorite animal (real or stuffed)

April 22nd- Zoom from your favorite room in your house

April 29th- wear your Crystal Springs gear or wear blue

Please check with your teachers for the code for our Lunch Zooms. See you soon!

Love, Mrs. Nielsen

Online Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

NEW Online Student Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

  • The launch that was on Feb 3 is for new students only for the 2020-2021. This includes Kindergartners and new students in other grades.

  • The District is moving to online as the primary method of enrolling to increase convenience, efficiency and equity. It is our goal to have all new enrollments completed online. Online enrollment can be completed on any internet-enabled device. However, if a family is unable to do so, they will be able to access a laptop or other device at their neighborhood school. They will also be permitted to complete the paper enrollment forms if requested.

  • The online enrollment module is part of ParentVUE, so families will have the benefit of choosing their preferred language in the presentation of the prompts and data gathering. However, any text responses in this tool need to be in English.

  • Online enrollment will allow families to scan and upload copies of a variety of documents, including birth certificates, documents showing proof of residency, and immunization records. Synergy’s data privacy policies are vetted and secure, so there should be no concern about loss of sensitive data. However, you may bring in documentation if preferred.

Families can begin the process by visiting

Parents- do you have a minute to thank a staff member?

Expressing gratitude can fill your cup and our staff member's cup. Positive connections between home and school foster mutual respect; in turn creating a rich learning environment. If you're interested in sharing a quick "thank you" with someone who is having a positive impact on your student, please email me at: with subject line: Gratitude for Staff

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 .