Corgi Tales

#ourcorgitale

Dear Crossroads Parents,


Happy October! What a great fundraiser we had last month. Our students and staff really enjoyed it. It was nice to see everyone committed to achieving our goal. A huge thank you to the students and families for helping our PTA raise the funds. One area the fundraiser is going to help out with is to upgrade our playground. Those upgrades are currently in the works. The funding also helps with covering the rest of the PTA yearly budget.


Currently we are working on planning our Veterans Day celebration. This is one of our amazing events we do to help honor those who serve. I am super proud of our school community and know the Veterans who attend love coming to our school and brag about our event. Attached below is our Veterans Day invite. We are sending it home as a hard copy as well, but wanted you to have access to it electronically. Please keep an eye out for those to come home very soon.


Also, if you are connected to a local restaurant (we are looking for food donations to feed our Veterans) or if you are interested in helping out in another way please contact Katie at kathrynvanderploeg@wsdr4.org if you know of any or can help out.


Thanks to all who came out to our movie night! I’m glad we were able to dodge the weather and could enjoy a movie together. This month our community events will be STEM Night on Thursday, October 3, from 5-7 pm and our PTA Trunk or Treat night on Friday, October 18, from 6-8 PM. We would love to see you attend!


I hope you all have a wonderful October and enjoy the fall weather!


Mr. Damian Fay

damianfay@wsdr4.org

Twitter:@Corgi_Tales

Instagram: crecorgi_tales

Shout Out From Mrs. Henson

Hello Crossroads Families!


We want to give a big THANK YOU to our school community and families for their tremendous support of our Corgi Fun Run Fundraiser! We know this was a change for everyone, but the students loved earning the incentive rewards and participating in the run on our final day. Thank you to our PTA for their hard work and the time they put in meeting with the Boosterthon staff. Thank you to the parent volunteers that joined us the day of the run passing out water and cheering on our runners!!


We raised nearly $25,000 to apply toward playground upgrades and resources for students and staff!!! We've already begun ordering items for the playground!


Thank you and take care -

Mrs. Kristen Henson

kristenhenson@wsdr4.org

Eating Lunch at Crossroads with your Child

If you are planning to visit school to eat lunch with your child, please remember the following:



  • You must sign in at the front office
  • Your background check forms need to be completed before visiting
  • Your child may invite one or two students to eat lunch with them
  • Parents are not allowed to go to inside or outside recess

From Nurse Maddie...


Dear Parents,


Great news! Crossroads has partnered with Smile Program, the mobile dentists to offer in-school dental care. Sign up your child today at www.myschooldentist.com.

Even better, dental care is usually at no cost to you. All insurance is accepted including

Medicaid and CHIP. For those without insurance, a low-cost, self-pay option is available.

Convenient and comfortable

Our in-school dental program saves you time and provides a safe and comfortable

place for your child to receive gentle dental care from licensed local professionals.

Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants

when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.

Dental care for a healthy life

Children who see a dentist regularly may have fewer health issues like:

  • Early tooth loss caused by dental decay

  • Gum disease

  • Heart disease

  • Impaired speech development

Help keep your child healthy, in school and learning.

Simply go to www.myschooldentist.com and register before 10/22/19.

VETERANS DAY

We will be celebrating Veterans Day on Friday, November 8. The Veterans Day committee is looking for volunteers to help gather donations for that day. If you are interested in helping, an informational meeting is being held on Wednesday, October 2, at 3:45, in the Art Room. Any and all help is appreciated!!


If you have a Veteran that you would like to receive an invitation, please print and complete the information form and return it to Crossroads by October 11.

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RED RIBBON WEEK

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week as Good Choices Week. We will have theme days each day of the week beginning October 14. Please see the flyer below for more details!
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Fall Party and Costume Parade

Our Fall Party & Costume Parade will be held on Thursday, October 31.



  • Doors will open at 1:30
  • Parade begins at 2:00
  • Parties will begin at 2:30 and end at 3:15



If you choose not to have your student participate, a supervised room will be available for reading or computer work during the parade and party. Please inform your child's teacher in advance of your request so all students can be supervised.


We ask that all students carefully dress for our costume parade and parade on Thursday, October 31.


Here are some suggested categories from which children could choose costumes:


  • animal characters; bear, cat, dog
  • historical characters; pioneer, Native Americans, mountain men, famous people
  • storybook characters; Snow White, Tom Sawyer
  • objects; robot, fruit, crayon box
  • careers; doctor, ballerina, nurse, firefighter, police
  • native dress; foreign country
  • traditional Halloween characters; ghost, scarecrow, princesses
  • cartoon characters; Batman, Spiderman, Spongebob



In an attempt to maintain a positive climate at our school, we are trying to avoid the following items:


  • blood or weapons (plastic knives, guns, ninja sticks)
  • clown costumes
  • dying or changing the color of your child's hair
  • low cut tops or tight fitting leotards unless other clothing is worn over the leotard
  • masks that would be frightening to other children
  • suggestive sexual dress or offensive dress
  • high heels or skateboards



All costumes are to be brought to school in a sack or bag and not worn to school. At 1:30 p.m. students will be able to use the restroom to put on their costume. We thank you for choosing a school-appropriate costume for our child.

SAVE THE DATE!!!

We will be hosting our Thanksgiving Lunch on November 19. This is always such a wonderful day for our students and their families. Please join us for a turkey lunch served by Mr. Fay and Mrs. Henson!! More information will be coming home soon!

Progress Report Change

We are committed to working with you as partners in your child's learning. Throughout the school year, we will be updating you on your child's progress through teacher communication (i.e., phone, email, and in person), whether it be to address concerns or share celebrations regarding their progress. In the past, students in grades K-2 received progress reports at midquarter and students in grades 3-5 received weekly grade reports via email. Weekly grade reports for students in grades 3-6 will continue this year, however, Progress Reports will no longer be sent home to students in grades K-2. Based on feedback, it became clear that the progress reports were often repetitive because teachers are communicating with parents and families on a regular basis about individual student progress throughout the quarter and we want to encourage continued on-going communication rather than isolated communication at the midquarter. Please never hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any concerns or questions during the school year.

District Boundary Update

The District Boundary Committee has been working to develop a draft of redistricting scenarios. Use this link to access the draft scenarios.
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Box Tops For Education program is changing!

Now that Box Tops is going digital, please download the new mobile app so you can keep earning for our school. The app scans your store receipt, automatically finds participating products (and bonus offers too!) and instantly adds Box Tops to our school's earnings online. No clipping required!

If you would prefer, you can continue clipping traditional Box Tops and sending them into school (next due date October 22, 2019). They are good until they expire!*

For more information, visit www.boxtops4education.com

You shop - Amazon.com gives to our school

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Crossroads Elementary PTA would be grateful to be your charity of choice. Go to smile.amazon.com to get started.

#StartWithASmile

UPCOMING DATES

October 3

  • STEM Night 5:00-7:00

October 7

  • Dinner Night @ Town Square Grill 4:00-9:00

October 9 & 10

  • 5th grade camp

October 11

  • 3rd grade field trip to Busch Wildlife

October 14

  • Late Start
  • End of First Quarter

October 14 - 18

  • Red Ribbon Week

October 16

  • Picture Retake Day

October 18

  • Early Release Day - Dismissal @ 1:35
  • Trunk or Treat 6:00-8:00

October 22

  • Box Tops Due

October 23

  • Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00

October 24

  • No School
  • Parent Teacher Conferences 10:00-8:00

October 25

  • No School

October 28

  • Late Start

October 31

  • Halloween Parade 2:00
  • Halloween Parties 2:30-3:15


Wentzville School District 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Crossroads Elementary

7500 Highway N

O’Fallon, MO 63368

Phone: 636-625-4537

Fax: 636-625-4447


Damian Fay - Principal

damianfay@wsdr4.org

Kristen Henson - Assistant Principal

kristenhenson@wsdr4.org

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