Principal e-Note

Crestwood Elementary School

January 22nd, 2023

Upcoming Dates

January 25th: Buddy Classes

January 28th: Scouts Pinewood Derby, 9 am

February 1st: 3rd-5th SLU Women's Basketball field trip & Global Day of Play for K-2!

February 3rd: 100th Day of school celebrations in KDG!

February 3rd: Waste Not Kitchen Class, 6:30 pm

February 6-10: SOUPER-Bowl of Caring week!

February 7th: 2nd grade Music field trip

February 11th: PTO's "The World's Most Ridiculous Live Gameshow!"

February 15th: 4th-grade music field trip

February 16th: End of Trimester 2.

February 17th: NO School, Records Day

Advanced Dates:

March 2nd and 7th: Parent-Teacher in-Person conference nights (stay tuned for more information on our conference options!)

A Note from Dr. Bright & Mr. Norton

We had a fantastic week! Dr. Bright and I noticed our 1st graders working on the skill of visualization. They read a poem called the Green Giant and drew a mental picture while reading!

We noticed our 2nd graders exploring three-digit numbers in Math and learning about Native American Cultures in Social Studies!

As we approach the last full week of January, our school community is preparing for some wonderful celebrations and learning in February, centered around Black History Month! Stay tuned for some opportunities to see our Black History Door decorating event from February 13th - March 7th and our Black History Wax Museum on February 27th!


Mr. Norton & Dr. Bright

Door Decorating event examples from last year!

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Crestwood PTO presents "The World's most Ridiculous Live Gameshow!"

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From Nurse Beth: Monthly Health Topic-Mental Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is common at this time of year as we see the dark, cold, dreary days of January and February. Did you know that children can get SAD, too? Here is some information on SAD and how to care for your child if you suspect they have this.

Depression and Anxiety

Mental health has become more of a recent topic with children, as the numbers of children with anxiety and depression has increased the past few years. One thought is that isolation and change in everyday routine from COVID increased these numbers. Many children have fears and worries, and may feel sad and hopeless from time to time. Strong fears may appear at different times during development. For example, toddlers are often very distressed about being away from their parents, even if they are safe and cared for. Although some fears and worries are typical in children, persistent or extreme forms of fear and sadness could be due to anxiety or depression. Learn about anxiety and depression in children. (CDC)


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Crestwood's Kids Heart Challenge in P.E! January 23 - February 16th

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BINGO on March 3rd!

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District Updates

Summer Camps and Activities Fair

What are your plans this summer? Join us for this free event to plan your child's summer activities with area exhibitors! The PEGS and LEAP parent group are sponsoring the 2023 Summer Camps and Activities Fair from 5-7 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Lindbergh High School cafeteria. Attendees can enter to win $50 for Lindbergh camps. Open to all St. Louis-area families. For additional information, please contact Teresa Wallace, PEGS Treasurer, at

Nominate a Lindbergh Leader!

Now is the time to nominate a deserving individual for the Lindbergh Leader Award, our district’s highest honor recognizing excellence in leadership and service. Any community member may nominate an individual for this distinguished award, and nominations will be accepted until 4 p.m., Jan. 27, 2022.

  • To nominate an individual for the 2023 Lindbergh Leader Award, click here

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2023-24 New Student Registration Opens on Feb. 6

It's almost time for incoming kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year! Elementary schools will be registering students beginning the week of Feb. 6.

It is very important that new families do not begin the registration process before Feb. 6, because the district is moving to a new student information system and will not be using the current SIS Portal for new families.

For more information, please visit

Registration Dates

  • Feb. 6-10: Concord

  • Feb. 13-17: Long

  • Feb. 21-24: Crestwood

  • Feb. 27-March 3: Kennerly

  • March 6-10: Dressel

  • March 13-17: Sappington

Lindbergh Speaker Series: “Ready, Set, Kindergarten!”

How can you help your student get ready for kindergarten? Hear tips from Lindbergh kindergarten teachers and learn what to expect during your child’s first year of an elementary school during this fun, informative webinar! In addition, we invite you to share this link with friends, neighbors, and family who have incoming Lindbergh kindergarten students.

Video recording from our Lindbergh Speaker Series 2023: Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Student IEP Information Night Jan. 31

The Lindbergh Parent Advisory Council (LPAC) is presenting a series of informational nights to support families of students with an Individual Education Plan. You are invited to attend the second meeting in this series, from 6-7 p.m., Jan. 31, at Lindbergh Central Office, to learn about the Assistive Technology consultation process and to participate in demonstrations of universal tools available to all students who have an IEP. Examples will be provided for low- and high-tech Assistive Technology options that can be used in both the home and school environments.

Crestwood Elementary School Mission Statement

The mission of the Crestwood Family is to inspire all students to learn and grow to be curious, caring and confident learners in a respectful, responsible, and safe community.