Principal e-Note

Crestwood Elementary School

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February 19th, 2023

Upcoming Dates

Feb 20th: NO School, Presidents Day

Feb 21st: Black History Museum on classroom doors (until March 7th)

March 2nd and 7th: Parent-Teacher in-Person conference nights 4 pm-7 pm (stay tuned for more information on our conference options from your child's teacher)

A Note from Dr. Bright and Mr. Norton

We are so thankful to our staff for pouring themselves into our students once again this week! From our 4th grade Music field trip, Planet Palooza, and then our Trimester 2 celebration day. We had a tremendous week at Crestwood!

Each child in our school had a name tag during our Trimester 2 celebration on Thursday. Staff had affirmation stickers to share with students individually throughout the day (I am responsible, I am creative, I am kind, etc.)! #Belong-Empower-Grow

Peace, Crestwood Community!

Mazdra Minute: Celebrate Reading Week is coming soon!

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PTO and 5th Grade Presents BINGO on March 3rd

Click on the image for registration information

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

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Crestwood Kindergarten Registration is Feb. 21-24

It’s time for incoming kindergarten students to register for the 2023-24 school year! Crestwood Elementary School will be registering students the week of Feb. 21-24.

For more information, please visit

NWEA Math & Reading Results are available in SIS

The NWEA math and reading results are available in SIS. Use this guide for more information on NWEA and how to interpret results.

To access your student’s NWEA Math and Reading results:

  1. Log on to the SIS Parent Portal with your username and password.

    1. Note: Your username is your email address on file. If you have forgotten your password, please select “Forgot your parent password?” on the Parent tab.

  2. Under Current Academics (left side menu) - select Assessments. Assessments can only be viewed in a web browser (mobile or desktop) and not the SIS app.

  3. Select the title of the Assessment you want to view

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

Social-Emotional Screener Family Communication

New K-5 social and emotional screeners for 2022-23

In the fall, Lindbergh Schools administered a universal social-emotional learning (SEL) screening survey to all elementary school students. This March, we will administer the 2nd and final screening survey for the 22-23 school year.

The district is introducing new SEL screening tools for the 2022-23 school year that will serve two purposes:

  1. They will help the district to evaluate the effectiveness of district-level mental health and social and emotional programming.

  2. They will identify areas of strengths and needs for individual students in grades K-5.

SEL screening is not new to Lindbergh. In previous years, the district has administered anonymous surveys that provided administrators with an overall view of student experiences within our schools. With this new screening tool, parents will have access to individual students' results, and it will also equip teachers to better identify students who may be in need of additional support in the areas of academic, emotional, and social skills.

Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screening (SAEBRS)

There are two components to the K-5 SAEBRS tool:

  1. Teacher observation risk-rating scale (referred to as SAEBRS)

  2. Student-rater screening tool (referred to as mySAEBRS).

SAEBRS is a 19-item rating scale completed by the classroom teacher and based on teacher observations. It is used to help monitor student strengths and areas of concern. This will be completed by all teachers in grades K-5.

mySAEBRS is a 20-item student-rater screening tool. Students respond to computer-based questions aligned to social, academic, and emotional behaviors. This will be administered only in grades 3-5.

Both SAEBRS and mySAEBRS screen for strengths and areas of concern aligned to the following domains:

  • Social Development: Students’ ability to understand social norms, empathize, and understand the perspectives of others.

  • Academic Development: Skills necessary for students to be prepared for, participate in and benefit from academic instruction.

  • Emotional Development: Students’ ability to regulate internal states, adapt to change and respond to stressful or challenging events.

This document includes sample screening questions on the mySAEBRS and SAEBRs screening tools.

SAEBRS Questions

For more information regarding the importance of SEL screening and how to opt out of SEL screening, click here. If you completed an opt out form in the fall, you will not need to complete one for the spring. If you are new to the district, the opt-out form is open until February 24th.

Career and Technical Education Perceptions Survey

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of College and Career Readiness is seeking information from community members about general perceptions of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. CTE programs in Missouri schools encompass a variety of educational programs and pathways, including programs in Agriculture; Business and Marketing; Health Sciences; Family and Consumer Sciences; Skilled Technical Sciences (e.g. Automotive Repair, Collision Repair Computer Sciences, Construction, Law Enforcement, Machining, and Welding); and Project Lead the Way (PLTW).

This information is being collected by the DESE’s CTE Advisory Council and will be used to help guide the group in their decision making processes. Responses will be kept confidential and will be aggregated with other responses to help the council better understand how students, parents, business leaders, and educators see CTE in Missouri.

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.