Today marks the beginning of American Education Week and as we await the Thanksgiving Holiday, we in the Richmond Community School District have many reasons to feel not only a sense of pride but also a profound sense of thanks.
L to R:  Tyler Winters-3rd place, Alyssa Allen-1st place, Libby Hollingsworth-2nd place
Team members:  Joseph Britto, Zakkery Carpenter, Deacon Jenkins, Maverick Oler, Carl Owens, Isayah Wilks. Great Job Crestdale Crusaders!

Crestdale Elementary


Educate students who are literate, responsible, and proficient in

state and national standards and college/career ready.



By 2020, Crestdale Elementary will be a high performing elementary school.


MARCH 2014


I can’t believe it’s April already… even though it feels like February!   The students are ready for a break.  The recent ISTEP applied skills and IREAD went very well and the students did their best.   Students and teachers are preparing for those May ISTEP Multiple Choice tests. 

Parent involvement has been wonderful during the month of March.  The Spring Musical was beautiful and well attended.  Parent Teacher conferences ran smoothly.  Thank you to all the parents who met with their child’s teacher.  We had a wonderful attendance effort!

The month of April is loaded with activities.  Please make sure you are checking kid’s folders for the information and sign the permission slips when they are sent home.  Please check our website or FaceBook page frequently for updates.

March was Disability Awareness month.  Each student participated in stations to understand six different disabilities.  This project was created to help all students gain an awareness and tolerance of all students and their individual needs.   Crestdale ambassadors served as greeters and guides throughout the program.  Huge thanks to the students and staff who worked endless hours on this worthwhile project!

I am so excited spring is almost here!  The kids can be outside and enjoy the warmer weather.  I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break, see you April 7th.   



Crestdale Crusader - April 2014.pdf



Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its weeklong summer program! Led by local educators, elementary school children are immersed into fun-filled, exciting, activities that reinvent summer fun. Throughout the week, children work together to solve real- world challenges that prepare them for the 21st century. Whether they are creating an epic, insect-themed pinball machine or dismantling broken devices, participants learn new approaches to everyday problems! Discounts available – register today! Call 800.968.4332, visit or click on the picture below.




to our 2nd Road-To-Success Winner


(Brooklyn is pictured with Miss Greene, our Road-To-Success Coordinator)


CONGRATULATIONS to our Science Fair Winners!

Februrary 3, 2014

L to R:  Noah McClain, Chandler Hatch, Trinity Jones and Alyssa Allen (not pictured)


CONGRATULATIONS to our Spelling Bee Winners!


L to R:  Tyler Winters-3rd place, Alyssa Allen-1st place, Libby Hollingsworth-2nd place



See their page for a list of the 2013-2014 officers and their contact information.


NEW!  CRESTDALE CABINET (Home of Crestdale Spirit Wear!)

Get your Crestdale t-shirt here!

Kindergarteners Remy Luangsingotha & Aleigha Ratliff

PRICE - $8.00

SIZES - Youth-XS,S,M,L and Adult-S,M,L,XL,2X

Complete and send the attached order form with

your money to the school office.

Crestdale T-Shirts - Order Form.docx



Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

  7:50 am to 2:40 pm


  7:50 am to 1:40 pm


BUILDING/OFFICE HOURS - Monday through Friday 

Building/Office Opens - 7:15 am

Building/Office Closes - 3:30 pm


PLEASE READ - What our parents and students say is special about Crestdale.pdf



Research has shown that starting the day with a nutritious breakfast helps students stay alert and perform better in school.   This is a reminder that reimbursable breakfasts are available at Crestdale everyday throughout the school year.  For your convenience, the breakfast menu is sent home each month with the lunch menu.    


Click here to see the success of SuccessMaker at Crestdale


Khan Academy Website - Another Freebie!

This website is not-for-profit and provides over 2,000 math/science educational videos ranging from basic math to college level math lessons.  Check it out!

FREE Educational Website!

Fantastic Resource for Children Birth to Third Grade!
Pass it on to other Teachers, Parents, and Kids!
Try It Out Today!

ISTEP Testing Information for Families

You are invited to visit to access “Experience ISTEP+ Online”.

Success Maker Available Online at Home

To access the program:

  1. Go to the RCS Website
  2. Roll your mouse over STUDENTS from the banner at the top of the page, and then click on Shortcuts and Links in the highlighted area.
  3. Choose Elementary Shortcuts and Links from the list on the left side of the page.
  4. Scroll down to SuccessMaker, and click on the icon.

A high speed connection is required. Dial-up will not support SuccessMaker. Should you need assistance you will need to work through your internet provider.

Students may also access this program at the Boys and Girls Club during PowerHour.


Parents as Leaders Group

Our Parents as Leaders group (PAL's) wants to encourage families to partner with the school. Feel free to enjoy this 20 minute informational video about Family/School Partnerships.