Crestwood Primary School News

CPS Back to School Information

 Please review the following important information regarding the 2014-2015 school year! We look forward to seeing you at Open House!

Crestwood Community Days 2014

Crestwood Community Days 2014

August 24, 2014

5-8pm (pep rally will start at 7pm)

Crestwood High School

Crestwood Local Schools in collaboration with local community organizations invites the Crestwood community to an evening of family fun.

Congratulations Class of 2024

Congratulations to all of the second grade students!  We send you to the Intermediate School, not only taller, but wiser too!  Thank you for the many memories and all of your hard work during your years at CPS. Have a wonderful summer!

CPS Spring Book Fair

Spring Book Fair - Buy One,  Get One FREE SALE : The Book Fair is being held on Tuesday, May 13th and Thursday, May 15th for the students at Crestwood Primary during school hours. This is a great opportunity to expand your child’s home library and also have them pick up some books for summer reading.  If you are interested in volunteering at the book fair, please contact Lisa Wild at 

 Earth Day Celebration 2014

The Crestwood Outdoor education Committee is proud to present our 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration on April 25th from 4:30-6:30 at the Bowen Road  Crestwood Elementary School Campus.  Dinner is available for purchase.

There are a wide variety of hands on and informational stations for your child to visit and projects to be completed.  Earth day is totally free for the children and always a family favorite.  Please plan to attend.  A great deal of hard work, time and dedication goes into planning and implementing this event.  We hope everyone can attend.  There will be a very small remaining number of Earth Day shirts available for purchase of $10.00.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching PAEMST Recognition Program

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

PAEMST Recognition Program


A Portage County educator received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Natalie Harr, a first-grade science teacher at Crestwood Elementary in Mantua, was one of two Ohio educators to receive the honor, which goes annually to educators in grades K-12 who demonstrate excellence in science and math. Harr will receive a certificate signed by President Barack Obama and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, which administers the program.

No School


Just a reminder that this Friday, January 17 is a Waiver Day for teachers.  There will be no school for students. This is the end of the 2nd marking period. Monday, January 20 is Martin Luther King Day.  Again, no school for students.



CPS PTO News and Events...
CPS Newsletter

Please visit the Newsletter link to view the September CPS Newsletter! We have also added many exciting pictures to our photo galleries!

New Student/Parent Hotline 1-866-547-8362

Dear Parents,

Crestwood Local Schools is fully committed to curbing student bullying and school violence, and providing a positive learning environment for all students that enhances personal safety and promotes respect, dignity, and equality among students.  We believe our schools play an important role in helping faculty, staff and parents prepare students to be respectful and responsible citizens.  As part of our commitment, the district is initiating a new, integrated program, developed by former school officials, that provides:

  • Online and telephone reporting tools for students, parents and staff.
  • Student training regarding the need to speak up about safety and bullying issues.
  • Staff training in recognizing and responding to incidents of bullying and violence.
  • Administrative systems to manage incidents and document district and school response to reported concerns of bullying or violence.

Crestwood Local Schools will make every effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students, parents and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner.  Also, every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged perpetrators.

New Student/Parent Hotline!

Students, who believe they have been harassed, bullied, victimized by fellow students, or have other concerns which may jeopardize the safety of students, employees or school facilities, are asked to Speak Up! and promptly report the issue using our district’s new student/parent Hotline – accessible both online and by telephone.

Blizzard Bag Update

 For Primary School Blizzard Bag Assignments, Click Here

Strategic Planning Survey


Dear Crestwood Community:


The survey below has been developed to assist Crestwood Local School District in examining its effectiveness of the district and long range planning.  As a supporter of Crestwood Local School District, your input about our effectiveness and planning is important to us.


The questionnaire consists of 9 statements.  After you read each question, please answer to what you think or feel.


It takes a few minutes to complete the questionnaire.  All of your answers are confidential and will be combined with other community member responses for reporting purposes.


Click Here  Strategic Planning Survey


The Crestwood Local School District currently has to make up four calamity days. The Crestwood Board of Education, last evening, passed a resolution to utilize Blizzard Bags to help offset school days missed this past winter.  Blizzard Bags are an option provided by the Ohio Department of Education for school districts to help make up as many as three instructional days during a school year. With the use of Blizzard Bags, the Crestwood Local Schools will only have to make up one day at the end of this school year.

Blizzard Bags are online or take-home lessons that students complete to make up a missed day of school. Assignments will be available online on our individual schools’ websites or as “take home” hard copy assignments for your child to complete beginning Monday, April 14.  Assignments are due two weeks after they are assigned.  For example, the first assignments will be due two weeks from Monday, April 14 which is Friday, April 25.   The second assignments will be assigned Monday, April 28 and will be due Friday, May 9.  The third assignments will be assigned Monday, May 12 and will be due Friday, May 23. 

If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the Principal of your child’s school. We hope that the use of Blizzard Bags will be beneficial to your child’s education and success.

Since one additional day must be added at the end of the year, the last day of school for Crestwood students will now be June 6, 2014.


Community Focus Groups

Dear Community Members,


The Crestwood Board of Education would like to invite you to participate updating of the district's Strategic Plan.   Throughout the development of the plan, our community will be offered the opportunity to share their thoughts and suggestions in multiple community focus groups. A focus group is a guided group discussion. Focus groups are a good way to gather in-depth information about a community's thoughts and opinions on a topic. Cheryl Emrich, Executive Director from the Portage County Educational Service Center will be guiding focus group discussions on the following dates and locations:

We value your input into this process and together we look forward to making the Crestwood Local School District the best we can be.

Safety Town 2014

Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with the PTO is offering a Safety Town program for your 2014-2015 kindergartener. Your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. We will be covering topics such as:

  • Bus, Seatbelts, & Playground Safety 
  • Stranger Awareness, Police, and Gun Safety
  • Fire Safety, Stop, Drop and Roll, and First Aid
  • Address, Phone number and 911 safety
  • Bike and Street Sign Safety

Safety Town 2014 (Click Here)

Hershey Track


Click here for Hershey Information Flyer and Registration Form


2014 - 2015 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is now taking place at the Crestwood Primary Building.

Children must be five years old on or before August 1, 2014, to be eligible to attend Kindergarten during the 2014-2015 school year. Information packets containing registration paperwork are available online, see below, or at the Primary School.

To register your child, in addition to the registration paperwork, parents/guardians are required to show two proofs of residency, the child’s official birth certificate issued by the State, their social security card and custody papers, if applicable. Student’s immunizations must be up to date for entry to school in the fall. Look for additional information on the Crestwood website at
All questions can be directed to the Crestwood Primary School at 330-357-8202.

Kindergarten Registration Forms (click here)






                Crestwood  Education Association                    

Crestwood Primary School  Scholarship


Your child may be able to receive a scholarship of $75.00 to help pay for a summer camp of their choice.  Camps include but are not limited to scouts, 4H, church, music, sports, dance, gymnastics, day camp, etc.  Please fill out this application and return it by the deadline.  You will be notified if your child is chosen.  Up to three (3) scholarships will be awarded.  Funding provided through the CEA basket raffle at the Mantua Potato Festival.


CEA Scholarship Application     Deadline:  May 1, 2014

A Parent's Guide to the Common Core


A resource guide for parents in understanding the new Common Core standards.   Scroll to the grade level you are interested in to see what the expectations are at that grade level.

2013-2014 Box Tops Challenge

Changes in Ohio Education