Staff Update: November 13th, 2014

Crestview Elementary and Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion

Good News!

  • Gracias a Angie Sherwood y Karen Mueller for leading the NFSI staff learning this week!
  • Way to go, Leah Wieseler and Shelley Bealka- Targeted Services are awesome!
  • Thank you, Stacie Brown, Erin Polta, Shelley Bealka and the Tech Team for leading the Crestview staff learning this week!
  • Huge appreciation to Lori Gilman this week for her amazing "combing" skills!
  • High-fives to Leah Wieseler for taking time out of her day to walk kids over to PHS in the cold! (Boot and all...!)
  • Kudos to Fifth graders: Mia McGraw, Ajsheri Barnes-Strong, Will Petersen, and Joe Mahoney for helping teach district leaders about involving students in decision-making. (Pictured above!)
  • Happy Birthday to Laurie Schmillen (11/18) and Laura Trelles (11/20)!

Updates from Sunshine!

Calling all Silverware…and other good stuff!

In an effort to try to be a little more environmentally friendly…if you have any silverware, plates, cups or mugs you're not super fond of and are looking for a place to which to donate them, our staff lounge would be a perfect place! This way, we don't have to keep buying heaps of plastic silverware, plates & cups. Additionally, if you've used some of the 'kitchen items' that have been donated already and accidentally brought them home with you, please kindly return them. Thanks so much!

Thursday Treats:

Hello wonderful colleagues! Thank you for all the fantastic participation with our Thursday treats so far! There are still several dates that need Treat Bearers. As a general guideline we ask that if you have 3 or more members in your group that you bring treats twice. It doesn't have to be with your grade level team. Find a couple friends or join another group to continue sharing the love! We do realize that there aren't enough Thursdays for EVERY single group to bring twice…Solution: Combine two groups :D

To ease your minds & wallets, please remember, Thursday treats does not HAVE to be a huge feast. Thank you in advance for filling up the empty treat day slots!

Quick reminder: When your group brings Thursday treats, please remember that you are also in charge of bringing plates, napkins, silverware or whatever else is necessary. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

-CV/NF Sunshine committees

Open Enrollment for Your Benefits: Nov. 19 – Dec. 3

Open enrollment is the period of time each plan year when eligible employees can make changes to their enrollment in our medical plans. Our dental plan open enrollment is every other year and this year you have the opportunity to make changes to your dental plan enrollment as well. During open enrollment a change in family status or proof of good health is not required. Changes made during open enrollment are effective January 1, 2015.

Open Enrollment for Health and Dental Insurance and Flexible Spending begins Nov. 19 and runs through Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.

Several employee informational meetings are scheduled as listed below:

  • Monday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at Park High School, Lecture Hall
  • Monday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at District Service Center Board Room
  • Monday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. at East Ridge High School, Staff Development Room
  • Monday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. at Woodbury High School, Lecture Hall

More information and enrollment/change forms will be posted on the district website under Services - Human Resources beginning Nov. 18. Questions should be addressed to Erin Francis, Benefits Specialist.

Crestview iSquad Introduction:

Crestview Elementary iSquad Introduction

Have You Seen This?

To add a little more color and inspiration to our staff updates, from time to time we will include a photo from somewhere in our building under the heading "have you seen this?" If you have a photo you would like to submit, please send it to Tina! Check out the photo below.... have you seen this???
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Please include the following in your next newsletter(s): (if you haven't already!)

Recess during winter months:

Winter is nearly upon us which means it’s almost time to break out the snow pants, boots, hats and gloves! On the days when even the warmest winter gear just won’t cut it, all elementary students will be asked to stay indoors during recess.

Indoor recess will be held when the actual temperature is at zero degrees or below, or the windchill is -10 degrees or below.

It’s best to assume your child(ren) will participate in recess, so please be sure to dress them accordingly.

Next Week at a Glance:

Second grade has bus/door duty next week- THANK YOU!!!

Grading opens November 24; grading closes Dec 2, 4 PM.

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Nuevas Fronteras and Crestview Elementary Schools




Want to add something to this staff update?

The staff update will typically come out via email on Thursday or Friday each week. If you have an item that you would like to include in this bulletin, please email it to Tina by Wednesday noon, and we’ll do our best to add it to the bulletin. Let’s work together to use this bulletin as our primary method for making all-school announcements, and hopefully by distributing information in one central way, we can all keep well-informed!