I am excited to welcome each of you to the beginning of a new school year at Crestview Elementary. We are excited to have students back in the building and are committed to following health and safety protocols to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. The educational partnership between our families and the school will be the bond that will help us accept and overcome any challenge we face. We believe that parents and the community are vital members of Crestview Elementary. As the staff works with students to help them learn about the world around them, we appreciate the support that parents give their children at home as they strive to reach their learning goals. We look forward to working with parents and community members to provide a high-quality education for each child.
As educators, we are focused on making sure every student is college and/or career ready upon graduation. This work starts at the elementary level. At the elementary, we believe all children can academically excel when learning is meaningful and connections are made to their lives and experiences. We strive to obtain resources to meet the needs of all students, establishing high expectations, and providing support so each student can achieve his or her goals and feel empowered. We believe in not only supporting students academically but also socially, building character and leadership skills that give children a sense of community. To develop leadership skills, our staff focuses on teaching the seven habits found in highly effective leaders from the book The Leader in Me, by Stephen R. Covey. We believe that every student has within them the potential to academically excel, become proficient readers, and lead others as they develop and grow in the seven habits. Our elementary school theme this year “You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” encourages students to begin with the end in mind and focus on goal setting. We do all of this to prepare our students to become productive citizens and future leaders who contribute back to this wonderful community.