Season of giving is upon us. Last month a flier was sent home to families detailing how to receive support or provide resources. As you know, each year, generous citizens help our Creswell School District families by providing gifts, clothing and extra food during the holidays. We are inviting families in need to apply for this program. Anyone in need can apply, however we may not be able to fill all applications/requests. If you are interested, stop by the office to pick up an application. Complete one form for every child (18 and under), who is currently living in your household at least half-time. Applications can be returned to any of the three schools and are due November 18th. Ornaments representing the needs of families in Creswell will be located on trees at the Creswell Library, Creswell Church of Christ, and Blue Valley Bistro. If you would like to give money to support the needs of families or would like to sponsor a child, please contact the school and be looking for those trees around town!
Our food drive is up and running. Thursday November 21st is the last day to bring in food. As of yesterday we have collected about 950 pounds towards our 6000-pound goal. If the school collects 6000 pounds of non-perishable food the class who collects the most will get to whip cream Mrs. Halley at the assembly this coming Friday. If we double the goal a student from every class will be called down to whip cream Ms. Devin, our assistant principal. Students can also “buy” one pound of food with 25 mighty mustangs. If families would rather donate money to help they can. Each dollar collected will count as two pounds of food in the class competition. Students can turn money into the office or their teacher. All money collected will be donated with the food. Let’s all do our part to help those in need, feeding their families this season of giving.
Family Resources: We would like to welcome Katie Dumas to the Creswell School District team. She will be joining us as the Family Resource Coordinator. We are also excited to welcome Damaris Manwill, as our new Homeless Liaison. These two will be partnering with Crystal Perdue, and building counselors, to provide needed supports for families in our schools. On another note, Crystal Perdue will be out on a leave until mid-January. In her absence Kaylei Dumas will be supporting Creslane families with the Season of Giving and connecting individuals to supports until Crystal returns. If you are in need of assistance please contact the school and our secretaries will connect you with the person who can assist you.
Starting this Monday we will recite the Pledge of Allegiance as a school. Each week at the end of the morning announcements, first morning of the week, Creslane students, staff, and visitors will be asked to participate. The first line will be recited over the intercom and classes will finish in their individual classrooms spaces. https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/339.875
It is that time of year where illnesses begin to happen more frequently and avoiding germs is the game we all play. Please remember that all students must stay home from school if they have experienced diarrhea or vomiting within the last 24 hours. They also must be fever free (100.4 or less) for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf Here is a link to information on influenza from the CDC that Nurse Melissa thought would be a helpful resource. Students can be at school if they aren’t feeling 100%, so long as they are fever free and void of any vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours. Nurse Melissa does a wonderful job of helping families decide whether or not a child is too sick for school. If you have any questions please ask.
The Scholastic Book Fair is up and ready to open the next week in the school library. This is a good opportunity to purchase the gift of reading for your children and support the school library. Funds raised will be used to support purchase the purchase of more library books. The Book Fair will be open in the morning and after school to visitors.
October “Mustangs of the Month” will be showcased in The Chronicle next week. We are so very proud of all of our students and love that we have an opportunity to recognize students for being wonderful citizens in our school community. Not only do they follow the school rules but they are often found to step up and #BeTheNiceKid.
Help me applaud the following students for being recognized this month:
K: Lorenzo Arciga, Sophia Born, Piper Rochon, Andrew Peck
1: Logan Amundson, Mia Chand, Rowan Hass, Miya Towers
2: Kane Aanrud, Easton Harmon, Bryson Flansberg-Solesbee, Oliver Colletti
3: Lane Dumas, Chloe Colletti, Gattlin Long, Tiger Lam
4: Dakota Iverson, Crystal Duenas, Bella Bazinet, Sophia Demanett
5: Nevaeh Gowen, Eric Pena-Beltran, Venessa Quillen, Logan Seavy
|November 18-21||Food Drive|
|November 21, 6pm||Fourth Grade performance, Gym|
|November 18-22||Book Fair|
|November 22 1:10||School Assembly|
|November 25-26th||No School: Conferences|
|November 27-29||No School: Non-contract day/ Thanksgiving Holiday|
|December 10 8-9am||Coffee with the Principal, Library|
|December 10th 6-7pm||PTO meeting, Childcare provided|
|December 10 7pm||Winter Choir Concert, Gym|
|December 20 9:45||All school holiday sing-a-long|
|December 20 1-2||Kindergarten Gingerbread Houses with dads/grandpas|
|December 23-January 3||Winter Break: No School|