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Critical Updates – 2/21/2020!

Wildcat Families!

I am excited to welcome each of you into our school next week for SEP Conferences! I hope that each of you have a time scheduled and are planning to attend. As a school we know how critical it is that we work together with our families in order to provide the best education for our students. Regular SEP conferences allow us to sit down together and help to ensure that we are all working in the best interest of your children.

ADJUSTED SEP SCHEDULE – Feb 24~28:

Grades 1-5: Early Dismissal (1:15pm – Friday Schedule) M~F

Kindergarten: No Kindergarten M & T – Early Release Schedule W, Th, F

Our Student Leadership Team(SLT) has also decided to conduct a food drive next week in conjunction with our SEP Conferences. The SLT selected Tan’s Treats, a local charity that works to combat youth hunger, as the beneficiary. We know we can make a big difference! To learn more about Tan’s Treats visit their website: http://tanstreats.com/get-involved/food-list/

The SLT Team created some themed days as we work collect food donations. Please participate as much as you are able. Any item can be brought in on any day. Thanks in advance for your participation!

  • Monday “Meat” day – Vienna sausage or canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc)
  • “Tutti Fruity” Tuesday – Fruit cups or applesauce (cups or packets)
  • “Wiggly” Wednesday – Ramen or easy mac
  • “Mighty Meal” Thursday – canned meals (Pot Top type), instant oat meal packets
  • Fri”yay” – granola bars, pop tarts, healthy snacks

Because of the new South Mesa Elementary school opening this fall our school is impacted by some minor boundary adjustments. The current proposal for boundary changes can be found at the WCSD Website: https://washk12.org/

Thanks again for your continued support of our school. I am blown away by how amazing our Crimson View community is! As I watched our Wildcat Choir perform again this morning (The choir is amazing by the way!!!) I looked over everyone there assembled together in one room and felt extremely fortunate to be a part of such an amazing school. Stop in and say “hi” when you come for SEP conferences!!!

Adam Baker (Principal) | 435-634-7000 | adam.baker@washk12.org

Looking Ahead (https://cves.washk12.org/calendar/):

  • Feb 24~28 – SEP Week
  • Feb 28 – STEM Day (Morning Math Games)
  • March 3~5 – Battle of the Books!
  • March 11 – Spring Picture Day (Bell Photos)
  • March 12 – 12pm PTO Meeting (Library)
  • March 16~20 – Spring Break NO SCHOOL
  • March 26 – CVES STEM Night 5~6:30pm

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February 2020!

Wildcat Families!

Hang on tight, we’re cruising through 2020! January has come and gone. Here at Crimson View we had some pretty amazing events sponsored by our PTO. We started off the year with SPIRIT week, which was amazing! It was so much fun having our DSU visitors pump us up and watching the mascot games between Wifi and Brooks. We also had our Art Contest – which featured lots of amazing work created by our students. The 100th day of school has come and gone. I hope that you and your student are loving their experience here at Crimson View.

We have two major reading events happening now!

  1. PTO Battle of the Books – Last week an email was sent out with loads of information, many parents found that email in their SPAM folder … sorry about that. Check the school website for the most current information on Battle of the Books! PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the battle – CLICK HERE for the Signup Genius link! 
  2. Kite Festival – the 21st Annual Dixie Power Kite Festival is coming up on April 18. Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and logging their minutes on their calendar. This event is so much fun and our students can earn a kite, book, or $10 voucher at the festival! 

Thanks for your continued support. Crimson View is an amazing school for our students. This is in large part due to the wonderful students, teachers and families that all work together! Let’s continue to make it great!

Adam Baker (Principal)  |  adam.baker@washk12.org  |  435-634-7000

Looking Ahead: (https://cves.washk12.org/calendar/)

  • Feb 6 – 12pm PTO Meeting (Library)
  • Feb 17 – President’s Day NO SCHOOL
  • Feb 20 – 3:45pm – SCC Mtg (https://cves.washk12.org/community-council/)
  • Feb 24~28 – SEP Conferences (Early Release Schedule)
  • March 3~5 – Battle of the Books Battles!!

GIRLS GRADES 3-5: Girls on the Run After-School Program at CVES

The spring program begins Monday, February 10, 2020 for girls 3rd-5th grade. During the ten-week program, girls develop essential skills to help them navigate their world and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The after-school program is more than a running program, the curriculum includes lessons that specifically target helping girls increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships and feel good about themselves. Girls learn specific skills and strategies such as how to manage emotions, help others, make intentional decisions, and resolve conflicts that they then use at home, school, and with friends. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event held on Saturday, May 16, 2020.


GOTRSU Lesson Topics
  • Self-Confidence
  • Positive Self-Expression
  • Emotional and Physical Health
  • Community Service
  • Bullying
  • Embracing Personal Differences
Limited space available – sign up today!
 
Register Here: https://www.gotrsouthernutah.org/Program-Registration
 
Program Fee: $150 (Includes: 10-week program, program Tshirt, water bottle, healthy snacks, trained coaches, 5K registration, 5K medal, & 5K Tshirt)
Monthly payments accepted
Scholarship program available
 
Crimson View Elementary Program Schedule
Monday & Wednesday
February 10 – May 16, 2020
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Contact Melissa Miller at (435) 703-0299  or melissa.miller@girlsontherun.org with any questions.

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January 2020!

Wildcat Families!

It is hard for me to believe that we’ve cruised through half of the school year already. It has been fabulous so far! Here at school, January is a time to really buckle down and focus on instruction and academics without the distractions that the previous months have had. Additionally, we see some amazing growth in our students as well as they really begin to take off academically. There are two things I want to share that can make a big difference to your student(s):

  1. Attendance (On Time ALL Day) – Our teachers and students hit the ground running each day. Tardies can quickly add up to substantial missed instructional time. Checking students out early is also disruptive to student learning. Establish a morning routine that includes having your student arrive at school on time and ready to learn. This is the best possible start to their school day. Additionally, try to avoid checking your student(s) out early from school and if you have to, do it as little as possible. Having your student arrive on time and staying all day is the very best for them and their learning!
  2. Lexia – at Crimson View our students use the Lexia Core 5 Reading program as an enhancement to their reading instruction. Each student is able to work on specific skills that they need to work and improve on. Lexia is much more than just a reading app or a computer program to keep your child busy. Students who consistently meet the weekly minute requirements will show substantial reading gains over time. Reading 20 minutes each day with your child is critical step number 1. Encouraging your student to work daily on Lexia for 20 minutes is a great next step to developing a good reader.

I’m looking forward to a strong surge in academics over the next couple of months! Let’s hit the ground running in 2020! See you Monday Wildcats!

Adam Baker (Principal)  |  435-634-7000  |  adam.baker@washk12.org

Looking Ahead: (https://cves.washk12.org/calendar/)

  • Jan 6~10 – Crimson View Spirit Week (More Info)
  • Jan 9 @ 12pm Monthly PTO Meeting
  • Jan 16 – PTO Art Contest entries due (More Info)
  • Jan 20 – NO SCHOOL Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Jan 21 – 100th Day of School (Grades 1~5)

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Christmas Break 2019

Can you believe that 2019 is coming to a close? Time seems to zoom on by and we seem to be as busy as ever here at school. I have a few big events to share or remind you of that are coming up quick!

Item #1 – Our last day of school in 2019 will be Friday, December 20. School will resume on January 6, 2020. I hope each of you will enjoy a safe and happy holiday season with family and friends.

Item #2 – Crimson View PTO Spirit Week – Jan 6~10, 2020 (CLICK HERE)

  • Monday – Team Spirit Day – Wear your favorite Jersey!
  • Tuesday – Neon Day – Keep your future Bright!
  • Wednesday – Crazy Day – Crazy clothes/hair — Crazy KIND!
  • Thursday – When I Grow Up Day!
  • Friday – Crimson View Spirit Day!

Item #3 – PTO Art Competition – Entries due January 16, 2020.

Item #4 – PTO Battle of the Books – Be ready to battle the first week of March 2020. Christmas break would be a great time to settle down with a good book and read!!!

Thanks for your continued support! I hope that each of you will enjoy a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year as you celebrate with your loved ones! 

Adam Baker (Principal)  |  435-634-7000  |  adam.baker@washk12.org

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Pokemon

Wildcat Families,

The current super fad at Crimson View is Pokemon Cards. Through the years I’ve seen many fads come and go through the various schools that I have worked at. I typically don’t attempt to control or dictate what students become excited about. However, when it comes to toys at school, my recommendation will always be that personal toys should stay at home. This is the only way for the toy to not become lost, broken, or stolen at school. I enjoy seeing students excited and motivated. I am also very impressed by the knowledge that some of our students have regarding Pokemon. I think that all of us can learn a thing or two about the role of motivation in learning from things like Pokemon.

The Good: Students are happy and excited. Many students are making connections and new friends. Students are motivated to learn and grow their knowledge about a new topic.

The Bad: A few students have Pokemon brain and are distracted from focusing in their classrooms. We’ve also had a few students skipping lunch in order to get outside more quickly. Classroom teachers have mentioned the challenge of managing the Pokemon rage currently sweeping our school.

The Ugly: Students have had Pokemon cards stolen. Some students are taking advantage of other students who don’t have as much Pokemon knowledge when making trades. We’ve had punches thrown regarding Pokemon deals gone bad.

If your child is involved in the Pokemon super fad sweeping our school please visit with them about their experience. Encourage them to always be fair with others. Encourage them to only get them out at appropriate times. Encourage them to keep them home if having them lost or stolen at school is a concern. Make sure that you visit about conflict resolution and how to handle things appropriately. 

Thanks for your support … I’m going out on a limb and making a prediction on the next super fad at Crimson … marbles or maybe pogs!

Adam Baker (Principal)  |  435-634-7000  |  adam.baker@washk12.org

PS – don’t forget to sign up for SEP Conferences TODAY! Go to: https://cves.washk12.org

Looking Ahead:

  • Nov 7 – PTO Meeting 12pm
  • Nov 11~15 – Book Fair & SEP Week (1:15 dismiss)
  • Nov 11 – 5th Grade Veterans Day Program 9:30am
  • Nov 15 – Dixie Direct Book Fundraiser Ends
  • Nov 27~29 – Thanksgiving Holiday (NO SCHOOL)

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November 2019 Updates

Wildcat Parents – 

There is always lots of stuff going on and I wanted to give you a few updates of what is coming up!

Dixie Direct books have arrived. We plan to do what we’ve always done … Monday (Nov 4) books will be sent home with students in grades 1-5. Kindergarten and PreK will not take home a book but if you would like to view or purchase a book they will be available in the office. Students may sell additional books and should complete the order form on the envelope that will come home on Monday. We will have the books available from Monday, November 4 thru Friday, November 15. Please call the office (435-634-7000) if you have additional questions regarding our Dixie Direct Book fundraiser. This year we plan to use the funds raised to help begin updating our classroom projectors. Thanks again for your support!

Additional Dixie Direct Information: Handout  |  Video  |  Website

SEP conferences are coming up on November 11~14. The online scheduler will be available beginning Monday (Nov 4) morning for families to begin scheduling appointments. During the entire SEP week (Nov 11~15) school will dismiss at 1:15 each day. Kindergarten will not have any classes on both Monday and Tuesday (Nov 11 & 12) and then will follow the Friday release schedule for the rest of the week. Be sure to stop by the Book Fair when you come to the school for your SEP Conference.

PTO Info – Newsletter & November PTO Meeting – Nov 7 @ 12:00 – Important Agenda/Discussion Item: At this meeting we will be discussing and voting on switching to PTA or remaining PTO. Please come participate and hear the fun things we have planned this month and how you can get involved.

Thanks for your continued support! Plan to attend your child’s SEP conference for an update on how your child has grown academically and socially so far this year. I anticipate that you’ll also be able to identify with the teachers how you can continue to help your child grow!

Adam Baker (Principal)  |  435-634-7000  |  adam.baker@washk12.org

Looking Ahead (School Calendar) –

  • Nov 4 – Dixie Direct Fundraiser Begins
  • Nov 4 – SEP Parent Window Opens
  • Nov 5 – 4th Grade Field Trip (Staheli Farm)
  • Nov 6 – STEM Day
  • Nov 7 – PTO Meeting 12pm
  • Nov 11 – 5th Grade Veterans Day Program 9:30am
  • Nov 11~14 – SEP Conferences & Book Fair
  • Nov 15 – Dixie Direct Fundraiser Ends
  • Nov 18~22 – PTO Internet Safety Week
  • Nov 21 – School Community Council Mtg 3:45pm
  • Nov 27~29 – Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL

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Halloween Info

Crimson View Wildcats & Families,

Quick reminder that next Monday, October 28 will be an Early Release PLC day. We will follow our Friday schedule and dismiss at 1:15pm. This allows our teachers to participate in professional learning in order to be better prepared as they work with your amazing students.

Halloween is coming right up. I also wanted to give you a quick run down of what will be happening here at Crimson View:

  • Halloween Costume Parade: 
    • 9:15 Start Time
    • The parade will follow the regular route (paved track around our big field)
    •  Classroom parties are scheduled by each class individually
  • Costume Guidelines:
    • Keep the school costume as simple as possible ~ NO masks, NO weapons, NO extreme gore, NO immodest costumes (WCSD Policy 2200)
    • Students should be able to change into the costume with minimal help (practice at home)
    • Students should be able to use the bathroom without any help

I’m continually amazed at the great things happening at our school. If you didn’t see our recent school choir concert you are missing out. We’ve got a group of teachers attending a National Science Teachers Association conference in SLC, a group of them even presented on the great and amazing things happening here at Crimson View Elementary with regards to STEM education. By attending the conference I anticipate that they will bring back ideas and best practices that we can add to what we are already doing to grow and improve. Thanks for your continued support. I can speak for our entire faculty, we love working with your children!

Please contact me directly with any feedback, questions, or concerns!

Adam Baker  |  adam.baker@washk12.org  |  435-634-7000

Looking Ahead (https://cves.washk12.org/calendar/)

  • Oct 28 – Early Release PLC (Dismiss at 1:15)
  • Oct 29 – Crimson View Storytelling Festival
  • Oct 29 – 3rd Grade Field Trip (Meet the Symphony)
  • Oct 30 – PEZ Celebration
  • Oct 31 – Halloween
  • Nov 5 – 4th Grade Field Trip (Staheli Farm)
  • Nov 6 – STEM Day
  • Nov 7 – PTO Mtg (12pm)
  • Nov 11 – Veterans Day Assembly 9:30am
  • Nov 11~15 – SEP Week (1:15 dismissal ALL week)

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Big Announcement & Egg Drop Info!

Wildcat Parents!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm so happy to announce that Crimson View Elementary was announced this morning as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the US Dept of Education. This is a big deal! It shows the dedication of our students, teachers, and parents to helping make Crimson View an exceptional school. CLICK HERE for our NBRS school profile page, CLICK HERE for a video from US Dept of Education Secretary Betsy Devos making the official announcement.

EGG DROP Info: We are super excited for our Egg Drop and Picnic with Parents!  Just  a reminder it will be held October 11, 2019, from 11:40-12:40. All grades will be combined for lunch that day. If you have multiple students at the school, you will be able to eat with all of them at the same time while watching the awesome egg drop creations being dropped.

We need to know if you want a school lunch – or will bring one from home. If you have already responded to this, please disregard. School lunch menu for Oct. 11 is:

Deli Sandwich of Ham & Cheese
Fruit
Carrots with Ranch Dressing
Fresh Baked Cookie
Milk

Please fill out the form below, even if you will not be ordering a school lunch.  Please complete the form for each child that attends Crimson View Elementary.  Kindergartners are invited but must come with a parent. 

LUNCH FORM

Thanks for all your support. We love our Wildcat Students and Parents. See you October 11th.

Crimson View PTO

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Battle of the Books – Update

We are so excited to finally get going with our reading program BATTLE OF THE BOOKS! Here is just a little more information for you so we can all get the kids excited about this program.

We are doing a Harry Potter theme this year. At the assembly this past Tuesday the sorting hat sorted our students into different houses by grades. 

1-2 grades: Hufflepuff
3 grade: Gryffindor
4 grade: Ravenclaw
5 grade: Slytherin

Our Kindergartners (and some 1-2 graders) will be recording their reading calendar minutes to earn “Wizarding money” to take to Crimson View’s “Diagon Alley” to shop for prizes. Kindergartners will not need to worry about any of the next information. Just keep recording those minutes!

Students can check out one of the books from their battle list at the school to read. We ask them to only take one book at a time. Try to encourage them to read within 2 weeks. Once they finish the book they fill out a page in their “Daily Prophet” notebook. This booklet stays at school and is VERY IMPORTANT. They will need to bring this booklet to our “Diagon Alley” shop each month. The page they filled out will be stamped and the student will be given a button pin that corresponds with the book they finished.

Each student will be given a small lanyard this week. On the lanyard is a battle of the books pin and their house pin. They will add more pins as they read the books.  Please encourage your student to treat these with care. We don’t want any one to get hurt by the pin or for them to fall apart. Remind your student to put them on the strap and then leave them alone. If a pin does fall apart just pop them back together or add a little glue for more stability. 

If a student loses or breaks a pin beyond repair please tell them they cannot be replaced unless we have extra at the end of the program.

Books need to have been read since June. If a student read a book last year they must read it again to earn a pin.

Now for a few fun things:

  • ALL students can participate in the extra HARRY POTTER CHALLENGE: Any student who reads OR has someone read to them “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be invited to a special Harry Potter party in the spring.
  • 3rd-5th grade students are asked to read at least 7 of the books on the 12 book list. However, if they read all 12 they will earn a special golden snitch pin.
  • 1-2 grade students, In order to earn the special golden snitch pin, students must read at least 15 of the books on their reading list. They can choose any 15 books on their list.
  • In the Spring we will have the battle. The battle is run like a typical team game show. Questions will be asked, kids must answer with the book title AND author of the book. Encourage memorization of titles and authors. Of course we will put a fun Harry Potter spin on the battle.
  • A classroom battle will be held first. Winners of the classroom battle move on to the grade level battle. Awards will be given for both classroom and grade level winners.
  • We hope you will encourage your students to fully participate. We know not all students are on the same reading levels. Adults are welcome to read the books to students, students can listen to audio book versions, etc. Our main goal is to encourage reading and exposure to good quality books and text! They need to read to understand the content so don’t rush too fast.

Book lists for each grade are listed on the Crimson View website. https://cves.washk12.org/parents/pto/pto-battle-of-the-books/

Thank you for your patience as we continue to get this program in place! We are so excited to get going!

Thanks you!
Crimson View PTO

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Volunteer Info

Wildcat Families,

I want to express how much I appreciate working with each of you and your students. One extremely important component of our continued success is the support of many of you through volunteering here at Crimson View. Recently the WCSD School Board updated the volunteer policy to reflect current legislation and law. The WCSD volunteer form has been updated to reflect these important changes. Going forward each volunteer is required to update this form and complete a brief training prior to volunteering at our school. Two easy options to make this happen:

  1. Go to https://cves.washk12.org/wcsd-volunteer-info/ watch the video, and next time you come in visit briefly with Mr. Baker or the office staff and complete the volunteer form.
  2. Come in 15 minutes early next time you plan to volunteer, watch the video at school, and visit briefly with Mr. Baker or the office staff and complete the volunteer form. 

I hope this change doesn’t scare anyone away or make you rethink your commitment to volunteering at Crimson View. We need you and are so grateful for your help! It makes a big difference. Please take a moment, complete the training and keep volunteering at Crimson View!

One other quick note, we have a bike rack that is located outside of our fencing and gates on the south east corner of the school right off of 2000 south near the bus entrance. Those bike racks will be moved inside the fencing. Please note, if you have been parking bikes or scooters there that the racks will be moved inside the fencing for added protection and monitoring during the school day. If your student was using those racks please encourage them to take their bike or scooter to the rear of the school and continue to use the bike racks that will be located there. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me directly! Thanks again!

Adam Baker  |  435-634-7000  |  adam.baker@washk12.org

Looking Ahead:

  • Sept 9~13 – Box Top Week, keep on clipping or scanning! 
  • Sept 12 – 3:45pm School Community Council Meeting
  • Sept 16 – STEM Day
  • Sept 17 – Rodeo Day, Roundup Assembly (Wear your western gear!)
  • Sept 23~25 – 5th Grade Field Trip – Meet the Artist
  • Sept 27 – Egg Drop Assembly
  • Oct 3 – 12:00pm PTO Meeting
  • Oct 4 – Egg Drop Packets
  • Oct 11 – Egg Drop & Parent Picnic

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Contact Us:

2835 E. 2000 S.
St. George, UT 84790
T: 435-634-7000
F: 435-652-4713