It is hard to believe that a third of the school year is over. Reflecting on the beginning of the school year, I am exceptionally proud of the learning and character development that has occurred. The month of September, students focused on being proactive. Students learned that being proactive means to be a responsible person by choosing their actions, attitudes, and moods and not blaming others for their wrong actions. They learned to do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking. The month of October, students focused on planning ahead and setting goals. They learned to do things that have meaning and make a difference by helping to reach the school’s goals.
Our first school goal was to contribute to the United Way Day of Caring food drive. I want to personally thank each of you for your contributions to this great cause. Our contribution to this annual event, helped to break another food collection record that stays within our local community. The second school wide goal was to read 4,000 books in the month of October. I was extremely proud of the hard work and determination that occurred throughout the month, by each of our students, to exceed this reading goal.
The remainder of the school year we will continue to focus on building character. The month of November, students will focus on putting first things first. They will learn to spend time on things that are most important, to say no to things they know they should not do, and to set priorities, make a schedule, and follow a plan. In the month of December, students will focus on the idea that everyone can win. They will learn to balance getting what they want with consideration for what others want. They will learn to be kind to others with their words and actions. When conflicts arise, they will look for ways to solve it. I encourage each of you to reinforce these concepts at home as your child learns about them throughout the month.
Living in Ohio requires adaptability to frequent weather changes. We will go outside for recess every day that we can. Outdoor play is not only beneficial to one’s health, but also crucial for the brain's healthy development. Please help your child to make wise clothing choices during the fall and winter months. Many of our students will layer clothing so if they get too hot or cold they can adjust their clothing to be more comfortable. Labeling your child’s name on tags of clothing helps staff to identify the rightful owner. If your child has lost an item of clothing, please check the lost and found table located by the office. Gloves and hats are critical to ensure that your child stays warm during outside recess.
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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher.
Upcoming Events at Crestview Elementary:
Monday, November 12, Veterans Day Program
Monday, November 12 through Tuesday November 20, Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, November 19 and Tuesday November 20, Parent Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 26, 5th grade D.A.R.E graduation program at 1:30 pm
Friday, December 7, Kindergarten Grandparent’s Day at 10:30 am
Tuesday, December 10, Grades 1-3 Grandparent’s Day 12:45 pm
Tuesday, December 10, Christmas Program Grades (1-3), afternoon performance 1:45 pm and evening performance at 6:30 pm