I am excited to welcome each of you to the beginning of a new school year at Crestview Elementary. 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 seven habits found in effective leaders from the book The Leader in Me and by teaching the five competencies that comprise our District’s Portrait of a Graduate. Staff members work with children to develop these leadership qualities and embed the habits as an integral part of our school’s culture. We believe that every student has within them the potential to academically excel, become proficient readers, and lead others as they develop and grow into leaders and life-long learners. We accomplish this goal by teaching students how to set and attain goals, thus the elementary school theme this year, “Go, Grow, Know, Show.” Go; set goals, Grow; move toward goals, Know; evaluate progress, and Show; celebrate accomplishments.
The foundation of a successful school is built upon the cooperation between students, staff, parents, and the community. 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.