Principal e-Note

Crestwood Elementary School

February 26th, 2023

Upcoming Dates

Feb 27th: Celebrate Reading Week! aka Read Across America

March 1st: 6pm 5th grade girls Scouts in Library

March 2nd: In-person parent-teacher conferences for Crestwood, 4 pm - 7 pm

March 3rd: 6 pm, 5th grade Bingo night at Truman Middle School

March 7th: In-person parent-teacher conferences for Crestwood, 4 pm - 7 pm

March 8th: 6:30 pm, PTO General Board Meeting in Library

March 16th: Spring Party Day

March 17th: NO School, conference compensation day

Buddy Day

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A Note from Dr. Bright and Mr. Norton

It was a wonderful week at Crestwood! Wednesday afternoon was our buddy day across the grade levels. 4th-grade buddies taught their 1st-grade buddies how to play card games and enjoyed building relationships with one another!

KDG had a fun visit from their third-grade buddies! They enjoyed reading Crestwood’s Book of the Month “The Colors of Us.” The book tells the story of a little girl who notices all the many shades of skin her friends and neighbors have as she walks through her neighborhood, and then how she mixes paints in order to be able to paint each of her friends and their unique skin colors. Buddies learned lots of different words to describe different shades of skin.

Family-Teacher Conferences

We encourage our families to participate in our Winter Conferences from February 27 - March 10th. Conferences can be held either in person or through Zoom.

This is a time for families, the classroom teacher, and other Crestwood staff to discuss your child's academic growth, social/emotional needs, and celebrations! We hope for 100% participation from our community and encourage you to work with your child's teacher to schedule a time to reflect on this past trimester together.

Our in-person Conference nights are on March 2nd and March 7th, from 4-7 pm. If you have not done so, please contact your child's teacher to schedule a Conference!

Mazdra Minute: Celebrate Reading Week!

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Crestwood School Nurse Newsletter

Seasonal Allergies

Springtime is just right around the corner. With this always comes allergies. St. Louis is one of the top cities in the United States for seasonal allergies.

Symptoms of allergies include:

  • Sneezing

  • Coughing

  • Itchy eyes

  • Runny nose

  • Skin rashes

  • Sore throat

Here is some additional information about allergies:

Pollen is usually the biggest cause of allergy symptoms.

What is pollen?

Pollen is the grains or tiny seeds of flowering plants, trees, and grasses. These seeds can be carried on the wind and can cause various symptoms, or none at all, in individuals who are exposed to them.

What health problems can pollen cause?

For people with hay fever, also known as “allergic rhinitis,” breathing in pollen can cause sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. Pollen exposure can also result in “allergic conjunctivitis” in some individuals, causing red, watery, or itchy eyes.

Pollen exposure can also cause asthma attacks in people who have asthma and for whom pollen is an asthma trigger.

Click here to read the full article

PTO and 5th Grade Presents BINGO on March 3rd

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Please sign up in advance for planning purposes. Please note this event will take place in Truman's cafeteria, 12225 Eddie & Park Rd.

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District Updates

2023-24 New Student Registration - Now Open!

Do you have an incoming kindergarten student in your family, or do you know someone who will be new to the district next year? Lindbergh Schools is now registering new students in grades K-12 for the 2023-24 school year!

Additional information can be found at

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Start Planning Your Summer With Us!

Join us at Lindbergh this summer for fun, friends, and a variety of learning opportunities designed to keep your kids active, engaged, and entertained.

Lindbergh Schools recognizes the importance of supporting student learning during the summer months. This includes academic remediation for specific content areas, as well as specialized programs for early childhood education, enrichment, music, school-age child care, and youth sports.

To learn more, please visit

Board of Education Candidate Forum is March 13

The League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis will host a candidate forum for Lindbergh Schools Board of Education candidates on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Central Office.

This event is open to the public, and will also be streamed live and uploaded to the district's YouTube channel. The forum can be viewed by visiting

Five candidates have filed for three 3-year terms on the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education. Their names will appear on the April 4 ballot as follows:

  • Matt Alonzo

  • Christy Watz

  • Andrew Lawson

  • Paul Leinweber

  • David Randelman

Residents are invited to submit questions electronically or in person at the forum.

In addition, all five candidates completed a Q&A for district residents that is available on the district website.

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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.