Crystal Springs Family Newsletter


Principal Points- April

Spring Break is quickly approaching! There will be no school April 8th- 12th. On April 18th, there will be a Smarter Balanced Assessment Parent Night. I hope you will all join me at 6:30 in the gym. Below is a flyer for the event. Also provided below, is the schedule for the state testing. Please check the dates and try to make sure that your child is here for each of those days. It is difficult for the students to make- up in a different location- always best to test in their classroom with their teacher!

Smarter Balance Assessment Schedule

*3rd grade- April 25th, 29th, 30th, May 1st, 2nd, 28th, 29th

*4th grade- May 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st

*5th grade- May 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 22nd, 23rd, 30th

Importance of Reading to your child each night:

PTA Clothing Drive

It's cleaning time! The Goodwill truck will be in the Crystal Springs Elementary parking lot on Saturday, April 13th from 2:00-5:00.

Goodwill will accept small furniture (no large furniture please, electronics, used cell phones, clothes, shoes, toys, sporting goods, tools, and kitchen items.

Talent Show

*April 22nd, 23rd, and 25th- Talent Show Tryouts

*May 9th- Talent Show Rehearsal

*May 10th- Talent Show

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

Bus Lane- please do not use

When dropping students off or picking students up, please do not use the bus lane. Our bus lane is used early in the morning until late into the evening for middle school runs. Please only use the parking lot or the parent-pick-up lot in the north end of our parking lot. We truly appreciate your cooperation with this.

If you'd like to be a WATCH D.O.G.......

If you would like to be a WATCH D.O.G. for at least one day this school year, please email Mrs. Nielsen to sign up for a day:

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 .

Would you like to volunteer?

We are always looking for volunteers to help in classrooms or around the school. Please contact your teacher or myself to let me know if you would like to help!

Upcoming Important Dates!

*April 8th- 12th- Spring Break

*April 13th- PTA clothing drive- 2:00- 5:00 in our parking lot

*April 18th- Assembly for Grit- 3, 4, 5- 2:40- 3:05 and K, 1, 2- 3:10-3:35

*April 18th- SBA Parent Night

*April 19th- Fire Drill

*April 22nd, 23rd, and 25th- Talent Show Tryouts

*May 7th- Family Math Night- 7:00- 8:00 pm

*May 9th- Talent Show Rehearsal

*May 10th- Talent Show

*May 11th- Storybook Theater- PTA event

*May 13th, 14th, 15th- 5th grade camp

*May 27th- No School