Crimson Point Elementary School

November Update 11-1-22

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I'm Thankful

Wildcat Community,

I’m thankful that I am so lucky to be a part of this amazing community. Every day I am reminded of just how great our community is. I cannot say enough about what it means to my staff and myself when you show your appreciation and your kindness. This month parent generosity included: PTA purchasing dinner for our staff during Parent Teacher Conferences, new parents volunteering and countless other acts of selflessness. I want to take a second to say THANK YOU to all of you who support Crimson Point and make it such a great school! Thank you for the thank you cards, the gifts, the coffee, the sodas and most importantly the kind words when you offer them.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret…Teaching in today’s world is hard. However, every time you send a little compliment or tell your teacher how important they are to your family and your student, you make a teachers or a support staff's job just a little easier.

Over the next two months we will have two great opportunities to learn about what it means to be a part of a giving community.

  • November brings our 2nd annual Turkeys for Teachers. This is an event where we attempt to send every single employee who works at Crimson Point home with either a Turkey or a gift card to purchase a Turkey. The week of November 14th-18th. I will be collecting Turkeys and gift cards so mark it on your calendar.

  • December brings our annual Canned Food Drive where we collect items for holiday gift baskets plus we pack the Kuna School District food pantry which supplies our weekend backpack program. Start collecting canned foods to send with your child. This year the event will take place December 5th-9th.

Every year, these two events surpass my expectations! They say this is the time of year for giving and truly, our Crimson Point community gives so much and our students learn and grow by experiencing their own opportunities to give!

Academically our students and teachers are thriving! Using our monthly metric, we jumped 7% in our reading proficiency. I looked back over the last four years and this has only been done one other time. Jumps like this don’t just happen, teachers work hard, parents support their students and students own their learning. It takes all three to really have success!! I cannot say enough about how proud I am of our students and how hard they are working this year.

Self Managers

I also wanted to highlight our Self Manager Program. This is a leadership program for fourth and fifth grade students. It is an opportunity for students to lead and serve their school by helping with different tasks such as school store and the canned food drive. There are also opportunities to help tutor students who are younger than them. We believe in this program because it is an opportunity for students to recognize their actions can have a positive impact on their entire school community. Interviews for fifth grade students will be held the week after Thanksgiving and fourth grade will be held in January. If you have questions about this program, your child’s teacher can answer the majority of them or you can reach out to our Instructional Coach, Sheila Blewett-Shaw, who leads the program,

Parent Involvment at home suggestion!

Edible Geometry

Gather up some marshmallows, pretzel sticks, paper, and a pencil. See which 2D shapes your student knows and have them build them with pretzels and marshmallows. Record how many vertices and sides each shape has and talk about the differences between them as you lay them out.

For a challenge move on to 3D shapes and record the number of faces, number of vertices, number of edges and shapes of the faces.

At the end, enjoy eating your creations!

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Important Upcoming Dates

November 2: Wildcat Market

November 7: All School Read-In Parents invited 3:00-3:35

November 7-11 National Book Week - Every student gets a free book!

November 8: School Board Meeting

November 10: PTA Meeting 4:00 p.m.

November 10: Read for Kindergarten Parent Workshop #1 5:30-8:00

November 11: Veterans Day Assembly 2:00-3:00

November 14: Turkeys for Teachers drop-off begins!

November 17: Paw Print Pop up
November 18: End of Trimester

November 18th: Thanksgiving Day Parade - 3:00

November 21- 25: Thanksgiving Break No School

December 2: Report Cards Emailed Home.

Crimson Point Office Hours and Contact

Our office is open daily from 8:00-4:00. Please call us if you have any questions or if there are changes to your child's schedule or information.