Creston Community News

Creston Intermediate and Middle School Family Newsletter

April 24, 2020

Students, Parents, and Caregivers,

I hope this message finds your family safe and healthy during this unprecedented time we are navigating. I want to express my sincere gratitude to YOU for helping to make Learn at Home successful for our students and staff! We sincerely appreciate each family's efforts in getting your student online - our fabulous teachers are really enjoying reconnecting with our students!


Shared within this week's newsletter is information related to Course Descriptions for our students going into grades 6, 7, and 8. I ask that you review the information carefully to familiarize yourself with the course offerings for each grade level. Stay tuned for information to be shared early next week when you can attend Q&A opportunities with various Creston teachers to learn more about the elective courses your students can select from. During the week of May 4th, students will receive information from their grade-level counselors related to completing online scheduling forms. Any questions regarding this process can be directed to your child's grade-level counselor.


We are very excited to recognize our Creston Students of the Week - each teacher can nominate one student they wish to recognize for going above and beyond or showing awesome improvement with their Learn at Home activities. Check out the list and video below - I will be reaching out to our grade level winners soon!


Registration for Kindergarten and Preschool in Warren Township begins on Monday, May 4th. There will be a live webinar May 4th at 7pm. Principals and teachers will present information about Kindergarten and Preschool programs in Warren, demonstrate information about how to register online, and conduct a live question & answer session with audience members. Children must be age 5 on or before September 1 to register for Kindergarten and age 3 on or before September 1 to register for Preschool.


A few reminders:

  • All teachers are available for virtual office hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 9am - 10am. Students/caregivers can also call or email teachers any time, and can expect timely responses during the hours of 9am - 4pm every weekday.
  • All students have Virtual Community Time (Core Connect class) on Tuesday and Thursday from 9-10 a.m.

  • If your student is in need of a Chromebook, or if they have a school-issued device and it is in need of repair, you can vsit Warren Central HS, at Door 70, between 11am and 1pm any weekday (Monday - Friday).
  • Learn at Home Lessons and Choice-boards are available by 8am on Monday morning of each week at bit.ly/msdwarrenlearnathome. Students should continue to review lessons and activities, work through them throughout the week, and share their work with the teacher of their various class subjects.

  • If you have questions or feedback related to online learning and the Learn at Home lessons, please use our eLearning hotline phone number 317-608-0545 or email MSDWarrenELEARNING@warren.k12.in.us.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your student's grade-level counselor or administrator with any questions or concerns! We are so grateful for your support as we strive to continue to help your student learn and grow.


Wishinig you and your family safety and wellness,

Mrs. Carey Storm

CIMS Principal

cstorm@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-6812

Grade 6 Course Selections - Please Review!

These courses are for next year's 6th graders. Students will receive additional information the week of May 4th from their grade-level counselor which will help them select their courses for next year.

Grades 7 & 8 Course Selections - Please Review!

These courses are for next year's 7th/8th graders. Students will receive additional information the week of May 4th from their grade-level counselor which will help them select their courses for next year.

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New Survey - We Need Your Help!

MSD of Warren Township is evaluating our technology needs and how to better serve our families and students of the district. Since iPads and Chromebooks require a WiFi connection, we are interested to know whether our students have access to WiFi at home.


PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY, and thank you!

Learn at Home FAQ Pages - Your questions, answered here!

Have a question? Check out the MSD Warren Learn at Home FAQ Pages:
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We sure enjoyed #CIMSSpiritWeek the last few days! Thanks to all who participated!

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We wish we could have celebrated Administrative Professionals' Day in person with our amazing front office team! HUGE thanks to:

Mrs. Coe

Ms. Colbert

Mrs. Hedrick

Mrs. Matheis

Mrs. McWright

WiFi Information from Cell Phone Providers

Please consider reviewing the below information from your family's cellular provider with details on accommodations and special offers as we continue to navigate COVID-19.

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Indianapolis Colts - The House of Blue

This time of year, Blue (the Colts mascot) is typically traveling Indiana performing school shows. Although our current circumstances do not allow him to do so, the Mascot Program has remained committed to bringing fun and educational messages to all students through these uncertain times.


Which is why Blue and his family have started a new YouTube series, The House of Blue. Each episode features various segments. Some examples:

· Did you Know – A teaching moment of the show

· Kids’ Table – Featuring Blue’s children

· Cooking with Carol – a cooking show with me

· Mascot Minute – featuring one of Blue’s mascot friends


We hope this can be an additional resource for you and your students as they transition to digital learning. Below you can find a links to each of the episodes and the episode playlist on YouTube, where you can check back for new episodes!


EPISODE 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

House of Blue Playlist

Looking for some Reading Resources?

You can check out the Indy Public Libraries website: indypl.org for e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming services, databases, and much more.
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