Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 Preschool & Elementary

PK-6 Principal
Sara Grimm
Twitter: saramarleygrimm
SKYPE: saramarleygrimm

Dear Parents,
Summer is almost upon us and you may be wondering what activities your child can be involved in that would keep them learning, active, and engaged.  We have some great programs this summer that you may want to be involved in.  From June 5-30 we will have our annual Wisdom & Wellness Program.  This program offers free organized activities from 9:00-11:00 each day, in June.  Your child can attend whenever their schedule allows. They can also eat a free lunch before they leave.  Please contact Cheryl Dickman our Food Service Director if you need more information 563-547-5973.  

Also this summer we have a free feeding program for children ages 1-18.  Breakfast is served from 8:00-9:00 and Lunch is served from 11:00-1:00.  All meals are served in the Crestwood High School cafeteria.  No registration or identification is required.

Thank you for sharing your children with us this year!
Have a Great Summer!

Outstanding Students + Amazing Teachers + Involved Parents = Crestwood Elementary


Sara Grimm

Last Day of School
Friday, May 26th 
full day of school with a normal dismissal

Back To School Parent-Teacher Conferences
Howard-Winn will kickoff the 2017-18 school year with Back to School Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, August 23rd.  The P-T conferences will be held from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for elementary students and parents. Parents will sign up online for an individual conference time that best fits their schedule. Information regarding how to sign up will be mailed out to parents this summer.

The staff is looking forward to this time with parents. Teachers will inform parents and students about grade level standards and curriculum, the daily schedule of the classroom, pupil progress reporting, special programs, the classroom/school behavior plan, classroom expectations and other pertinent information. Parents and students can ask questions and discuss any specific individual concerns with the teacher at this time also. Students will have the opportunity to bring in their classroom supplies, get to know the teacher and become familiar with the room.

Howard-Winn is utilizing these conferences to better connect and build meaningful relationships with parents and students before the school year starts. Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Attending back-to-school conferences is a great way to establish that relationship. We will extend this relationship by also providing Parent-Teacher conferences in November and again in February. These conferences are a chance to continue conversations between parents and teachers, and to discuss strategies to help students do their best in class. Meetings between the parents and the teacher also let students know that what goes on in school will be shared at home. Parents are also encouraged to request meetings with teachers, principals, school counselors, or other school staff at any time during the school year if they have questions or concerns.

The first day of school for Howard-Winn students for the 2017-18 school year will be Thursday, August 24th, 2017.

Cadet Carnival

Our second annual Cadet Pride Carnival was held on Wednesday, May 17th.  Each grade level had a time slot during the day in which they had the opportunity to attend the carnival. Students used their cadet pride bucks to play games and buy snacks at the snack shack.  Students were also given bags to hold prizes.  There was a movie playing in the corner of the gym, so when students ran out of bucks they could watch the movie, and look through their bag of goodies till their time ended.  This celebration was a great reward for students showing their Cadet Pride. 

Be Part of the Band at Crestwood Elementary!

4th Grade Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting about band and how to obtain an instrument.  The Be Part of the Band meeting is on Thursday, May 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Crestwood Elementary Band Room. We are very proud of our music programs and are very excited to extend this invitation!

6th Grade Vocal Concert (& Art Show)

Congratulations to our 6th grade students and Mr. Bieber on their awesome concert Thursday night.  The students showcased their performance skills with several musical pieces.  What a fun way to wrap up their year!  Way to go!  Before the show the audience was able to walk through the hall and see some of the students' artwork on display.  What talent we have at Crestwood!

Classroom Redemption Collection

The Crestwood Cadet PTO is sponsoring a Classroom Redemption Collection. Be sure to ask friends, neighbors and out of town and in town relatives to start collecting on your behalf.

Substitute Teachers and Associates Needed
Do you like working with children and helping them learn? Do you enjoy working in a high-energy, creative learning/working environment? If your answer is "YES" we need you! Howard-Winn is looking for substitute teachers and associates to work in our classrooms. In the absence of the regular classroom teacher or associate you would be helping students to learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for curriculum lessons and providing meaningful instruction for our students in their classrooms. If interested please submit a letter of application and a resume to: Superintendent, 1000 Schroder Drive, Cresco, IA 52136

A little of our learning this week in pictures . . .


Friday, May 19: 
4th Grade FIeld Trip-Rockford Fossil Pit, Rockford, IA 
1st grade-Lake Meyer (Calmar), Phelps Park (Decorah), Fish Hatchery (Decorah)

Tuesday, May 23
9:00-10:45 Preschool End of the Year Centers
6th Grade Track and Field AM
P.M. Cresco Theater Movie Celebration 3-5
1st to East Park 10:00--11:00

Wednesday, May 24
P.M. Cresco Theater Movie Celebration TK-2 & 6

Thursday, May 25
6th Grade Bags Tournament AM (in the space between the junior high wing and gym)
TK/K - East Park 9:00-10:00 a.m.
2:00 Discovery Center-Vault Financial Literacy Program for 5th graders  
6:30pm--Be Part of the Band Meeting for 4th grade students and parents
6th grade 1:00-3:00 East Park

Friday, May 26: 
Last Day of School
1st grade 12:30--1:30  East Park
3rd Grade- East Park-1:30-3:00 p.m.

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