Crestwood Primary School News

2014 CPS Walk-A-Thon

Thank you for an amazing CPS Walk-A-Thon! The kids had a blast walking the path, dancing with Mr. Pruszynski at the water station, hula hoops and jump ropes, enjoying a snack of water and apples, tracking our steps and dancing at recess! We are so grateful to our many sponsors and all of our CPS families who donated.  We were able to raise approximately $6,000.00! Thank you to our volunteers for helping out that day!

Thank you to our sponsors: 

Candance Academy      Piranha Technologies

Trinity Farms      Aurora Auto Wash   Varkala Services, Inc.

Star Therapy      Sunshine Cupcakes       F & S Automotive 

Crestwood Primary School Staff        RDP Printing 

  

2014 Pinwheels for Peace Celebration

Our 2014 Pinwheels for Peace Celebration was wonderful!  As we shared our messages of peace and unity, we enjoyed music from the CIS choir, as well as, messages from Mr. Traveny. Mrs. Gerbrick and Mrs. Ducca.  The students enjoyed the songs of peace as they held up their pinwheels and watched them spin in the wind.  After the ceremony, the students placed the pinwheels around the outside of the building as our symbol and committment for peace. 

CPS Teams Up with Hiram College for After School Reading Program

Hiram College students are working with CPS students in grades K-2 with reading skills.  CPS students rotate through small group activities during our after school reading program to practice sight words, comprehension skills and other various skills.  The program will last 6 weeks and is held every Tuesday and Thursday.  We will hold another after school program with our field experience and student teachers from Hiram beginning in January. 

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 wild9200@yahoo.com. 

 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.    https://recognition.paemst.org/finalist_profile/29080

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...
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)

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 www.crestwoodschools.org
All questions can be directed to the Crestwood Primary School at 330-357-8202.

Kindergarten Registration Forms (click here)

Hershey Track

 

Click here for Hershey Information Flyer and Registration Form

 

 

 

 

 

              

                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. 

 

http://pta.org/files/Common%20Core%20State%20Standards%20Resources/2013%20Guide%20Bundle_082213.pdf

2013-2014 Box Tops Challenge