Staff Memo

April 25, 2015

CRES Fest WOW!

It was an amazing event attended by hundreds of people. Our PTO outdid themselves. There are so many people to thank and I am sure I will leave out a few. Our Exec. Bd. of Tabbatha, Nicole, Michelle, and Michelle worked tirelessly to plan, support, attend, create, and delegate for the Fest. Wonderful women.


Mechelle Brandenberg and Lisa Hundt spent a year collecting donations for the Silent Auction and it looked like it. We had approximately 175 donors with about $25,000 in donations. Although Mechelle doesn't want the limelight, please thank her when you see her.


The Lurton family outdid themselves. Spectacular games, music, dancing, and video coverage were all a part of what they contributed. Thank any Lurton when you see one. Each and every one of them had a part to play in the success of the Fest.


Too many volunteers to count supported in all kinds of ways. This one took a huge village.


And staff, thanks for your Silent Auction memory makers. This is always a highlight for the kids.


Lisa Hundt's extended family was in attendance. We needed to honor Lisa and all the work she did for the Fest. She was texting and asking people to pick things up until almost the end. What an incredible person she was.


As we look forward to next year's Fest, think about the possibilities for Problem-Based Learning and Inquiry. The design cycle is a given when you think of what kids could do to contribute to games, ideas, and posters. Don't let this real life opportunity pass you by.


I am extremely grateful to work in a community that shows the kind of enthusiasm, support, and celebration that the CRES Fest brings. Thanks to each and every person involved in creating such an event.

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Math PD with Ryan Flessner date changes

Ryan Flessner - June dates for math workshop training:

  • Monday, June 8 9:00-2:00 K-6 Beginning Workshop at Admin Bd. room
  • Tuesday, June 9 9:00-2:00 K-6 Advanced Workshop at Admin Bd. room


The beginner session is first and advanced second. This way if you go to the beginner session and realize you really need the advanced session, you have that opportunity.

Meeting Our New Families from SCE

A reminder that we have two transitions for kiddos coming from SCE. You are highly encouraged to be here for the second date.


  • May 11 5-7 Students with IEP's and their families
  • May 18 5-7 All SCE students and their families
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Kindness Quotes from Wonder - R.J. Palacio

“We carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness.”


“It's what you've done with your time, how you've chosen to spend your days, and whom you've touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success.”


“One mistake does not define you, Julian. Do you understand me? You must simply act better next time.”

Upcoming PD Revisions/Reminders

  • Friday, May 1 @ 7:30 Diversity 21
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Looking Ahead

Monday, April 27 Day 1

  • Pledge/MOS - Nussbaum
  • 3:10 Collab Team 3


Tuesday, April 28 Day 2

  • 3:10 Collab Team 4
  • 7:00 PTO Exec Bd meeting


Wednesday, April 29 Day 3

  • 7:30 CIT
  • 3:10 Collab - HA


Thursday, April 30 Day 4

  • 8:00 Office meeting
  • 3:10 Collab Team K
  • 4:10 Collab Team EC


Friday, May 1 Day 1

  • 7:30 Diversity 21
  • 3:10 Collab Team 1


Monday, May 4 Day 2

  • Pledge/MOS - Cook
  • 3:10 Collab Team 2


Tuesday, May 5 Day 3

  • 12-3 Elementary Principals' meeting
  • 3:10 Collab Team 3
  • 7:00 PTO Open Forum


Wednesday, May 6 Day 4

  • 2:00 Project Aces
  • 3:10 Collab Team 4


Thursday, May 7 Day 1

  • 8:00 Office meeting
  • 3:10 Collab Team K
  • 4:10 Collab Team EC
  • 5:00 Fourth Grade Track Meet at SCI


Friday, May 8 Day 2

  • 7:35 PD and Mindset Survey
  • 3:10 Collab team 1