It is hard to believe that half of the school year is over. I am exceptionally proud of the academic gains our students have made as well as the character development that has occurred this school year. This fall, Crestview Elementary, was designated an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School for 2019 by U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. We are among Ohio’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments. The coveted National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of our students, staff, families, and community in creating a safe and welcoming school where students master challenging and engaging content. I want to thank the staff, parents, and community members who collaborate on a daily basis to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each child in our building. Through this collaboration, students learn to take ownership of their learning and embrace their overall development as a young leader. I am blessed to be a member of this supportive community.
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 development. Please help your child make wise clothing choices during the 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 identify the rightful owner. If your child has lost an item of clothing, please check the lost and found table located outside of the office. Gloves and hats are critical to ensure that your child stays warm during outside recess.
If you are interested in staying connected to the daily happenings at Crestview Elementary, I encourage you to follow me on Twitter(@ck_el_principal). If you don’t have an account, you can still follow at the following website: https://twitter.com/ck_el_principal. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher.