Crestdale Elementary

 

WELCOME TO CRESTDALE
Home of the Crusaders!
Principal - Elizabeth Markward

 

SCHOOL MISSION
Educate students who are literate, responsible, and proficient in state and national standards and college/career ready.

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

At Crestdale We R S.H.A.R.P!
(Safety, Honesty, Accountability, Respect, Perservance)


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FEBRUARY 2016 - WORD OF THE MONTH -

COOPERATION
Working together to do more than you can alone.
 

CRESTDALE CRUSADER NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2016
     Crestdale Crusader - February 2016.pdf

 

FEBRUARY 2016
     BREAKFAST MENU - Crestdale Breakfast Menu - February 2016.pdf
     LUNCH MENU - Crestdale Lunch Menu - February 2016.pdf
     FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLE MENU - Crestdale Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Menu - February 2016.pdf

 

NWEA Assessments - February 2016

Parents,

We take the NWEA assessment three times a year.  This is a new assessment for students this school year.  We will send Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) Student Progress Report from the NWEA online tests taken in January 2015.  These tests determine your child’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Math, Reading and Language Usage.

MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests your child took on a computer. That means that the test became more difficult the more questions your child answered correctly. When your child incorrectly answered a question, the test became easier. Therefore, your child took a test specifically created for his or her learning level. In addition, your child should have had the opportunity to learn the information presented on the test because the tests are aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards curriculum.

Your child’s MAP results are reported in RIT scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child’s score compared to others in his or her grade.  Instead, the RIT score is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, that is independent of grade level. As a result, we can easily measure growth in learning. This type of score increases the value of the tests as a tool to improve student learning because it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for your child’s learning.

For more information on resources for parents, check out the Parent Toolkit from NWEA.  https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2014/07/ParentToolkit_0.pdf

Thank you for taking an active interest in your child’s education.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Markward, Principal

 

Calling parents, grandparents, teachers and staff.....

WE NEED YOU! 

Be a part of our awesome Crestdale family by being a joining our PTO.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 pm
in the Cafeteria 

COME JOIN US!

 

2015-2016 SCHOOL SKATES

September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, December 10th
January 14th, February 11th, March 10th, April 14th

ADMISSION - $4.50 (includes FREE skate rental)
SNACK BAR SPECIAL
-$3.00 (hot dog, chips, small soft drink)

 

SCHOOL DAYS/TIMES -

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
7:50 am to 2:40 pm

Tuesday
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

  

SCHOOL BREAKFAST

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!

http://www.khanacademy.org/

FREE Educational Website!

Fantastic Resource for Children Birth to Third Grade!
Pass it on to other Teachers, Parents, and Kids!
Try It Out Today!
www.loving2learn.com
 

ISTEP Testing Information for Families

You are invited to visit http://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/3-8_gqe_resources.html to access “Experience ISTEP+ Online”.

Success Maker Available Online at Home

To access the program:

  1. Go to the RCS Website http://www.weRrichmond.com
  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.