September Raptor Review
Schaller-Crestland Elementary Family Communication Letter
Message from Mr. Brand
I am very excited to serve as the new principal of Schaller Crestland Elementary. I believe it is essential that we, as educators, form a partnership with families to work as a team to support each child’s abilities and needs to promote success in all areas. I believe all students can learn and grow. I look forward to continuing to learn about this school and the community. I value my staff here and all of the hard work they have put in previously to this school year and leading up to this school year. I will communicate with you as a whole on a monthly basis and on an individual basis as needed. I realize this will be a very different year, but I truly believe it has the potential to be the best year yet, in regards to supporting student’s needs, enhancing our instruction with new tools, and consistently working together as a team to reach a common goal: All students will grow and succeed.If you have any questions, please feel free to call, email, etc. I am always open to having a conversation with you! Thank you for all that you do as a parent and I look forward to working with you as we begin our 2020-2021 School year.
The Start of the School Year
We were in school half days on the 19th-21st and each day we practice routines and expectations and became acclimated with our new procedures. We also had lunch outside on the playground and were able to spent some extra time playing at the school and at the park.
Last Week...the first full week of school!
Wednesday Late Start Days
There will NOT be 3 year old preschool on Wednesdays. There also will not be 4 year old preschools on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
There will not be 4 Year Old Preschool on Wednesday, September 2nd.
Students are given Raptor Roar cards for following the expectations of school, such as respectful, responsible, and safe. We will choose names in our all school drawing at our PBIS assembly on September 15th.
Picture Day - September 10th
Box Tops and Hy-Vee Receipts (Keep it up!) We are now at a total of $35.80 since July 1!
WOW we have grown $6 this week! Keep up the spending!!
As we begin and continue the school year, it is going to be a priority of mine to fully implement PBIS with incentives for students both individually and building wide. Additionally, it is also a priority to organize community/family events the best we can (may look a little different with COVID-19). With this in mind, we need extra sources of funding that is flexible for things like incentives, events, prizes, etc. The easiest way is through Hy-Vee receipts and Box Tops. Keep your Hy-Vee receipts from the Hy-Vee in Storm Lake, and then bring them to the school and put them in the little trash can in the office. We can get a percentage back from each receipt.
With Box tops, you can take any receipt where you might have purchased something with box tops like Wal-Mart, DG, Fareway, Hy-Vee, Sams Club etc. Then you will download the Box Tops App (see below) from your App Store. When you create your account, you will put in Schaller-Crestland Elementary. You will then link to the school, and anytime you take a picture of your receipt, it will sort it for you, and then your box tops will be recorded on the app, and it will be sent to the school. This is a great way for us to gain small funds that add up with everyone's support. If you are not already doing this, please try it!
Using Google Classroom or Seesaw
Parent Teacher Partnership
September Lunch Menu
Dates and Events
September 2nd- 1 hour late start: Doors open at 8:45 and school starts at 9:15
September 7th- No School for Labor Day
September 9th - 1 hour late start: Doors open at 8:45 and school starts at 9:15
September 10th- Picture Day for students.
September 16th - 1 hour late start: Doors open at 8:45 and school starts at 9:15
September 21st - No School for Students
September 23rd - 1 hour late start: Doors open at 8:45 and school starts at 9:15
September 30th - 1 hour late start: Doors open at 8:45 and school starts at 9:15