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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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Sept News!

Wildcat Families,

Welcome to September! I don’t know about you but I’m hoping for a little bit cooler weather. Things are going very well here at school. If you didn’t make it to our Back to School night you can view the presentation and information that I shared with parents online: CLICK HERE. I also know our teachers are eager to share the ins and outs of their classroom, so if you ever have questions about how things are going please reach out and communicate with them. I know from experience that when we are all working together and on the same page the collective experience of everyone is much better!

Our September PTO Newsletter is now available and can be accessed online: CLICK HERE

Our Fall Picture day is TOMORROW!! You can order online or use the order envelope sent home previously (we have extra in the office). To order online go to https://www.bellphoto and enter the code: CrimsonViewWashUTFall19 and follow the instructions to complete your order.

September PTO meeting is coming up on Thursday (September 5th) at noon in the school library. All are invited to come, volunteer, participate and help make Crimson View great!

We’re All in this Together!!

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

Looking Ahead:

  • Sept 4 – Picture Day
  • Sept 5 – PTO Meeting (noon)
  • Sept 9 – Early Release PLC (Friday Schedule – 1:15 dismiss)
  • Sept 9~13 – Box Top Week
  • Sept 12 – School Community Council Mtg (3:45pm)

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School Community Council – We need you!

Aug 21, 2019

Wildcat Families,

Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council. The councils are made up of school employees who are elected by employees and parents who are elected by parents of students attending the school. Membership terms are for two years. Elections are held at the beginning of each school year. Parent members must have a student attending the school at least one of the two years of their term of service. Employees must be employed by the school district at the school. For more information please visit: www.schoollandtrust.org. This year our initial Community Council meeting will be held at:
➔ 3:45pm – Thursday, September 12

The agenda and additional information can be found on our school website. (https://cves.washk12.org/community-council) We need your thoughts, input, and ideas. If you would be willing to serve on our Crimson View Elementary School Community Council please contact Mr. Baker before September 12th (email: adam.baker@washk12.org or phone: 435-634-7000).

All School Community Council meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. What a School Community Council is responsible for the creation of our School LAND Trust Plan. This plan is created annually by analyzing our school testing data to determine the greatest academic need. The money our school receives from the School LAND Trust fund is allocated according to our plan. Plans are written to help meet the needs of each student. Crimson View Elementary has received over $300,000 since funds have been dispersed to Utah schools beginning in 2001. These funds have been allocated and used at our school to help meet our greatest academic need. Over the years our school has purchased technology to support student learning, books for our leveled library, math manipulatives, science materials, and we’ve been able to hire additional personnel to support targeted learning in small groups. Thank you for your support of our school and our efforts to improve your children’s education.

Thank you for all you do to help make Crimson View such an amazing school.

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

2019 SCC Parent Election Notice 

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Back to School for the WIN!!!

Wildcats – Welcome Back!!

We’ve had a great first week here at Crimson View. Students are looking great and appear happy to be back at school. The early release has been successful for our teachers. In visiting with them, they have really appreciated being able to spent a few moments individually with each of their students and it appears that it will really help us zero in on specific learning needs for each of our students!

I have three things to quickly share:

  1. Arrival/Dismissal Safety – Thank you for being extra cautious as you are driving in our parking lot or on the nearby streets. Please remember to pull forward if you are picking up or dropping off your child(ren). Morning arrival time should be after 8:35 (and before 8:55) – remember to drop your student off at the end (north west) of the parking lot so they can easily go to the back/rear of the school building to the playground, breakfast, and supervision. After school please pull forward, load quickly and exit safely!
  2. Walk/Bike to School Day – Aug 20 (Info Flyer) Please plan to participate with your students. Great treats and prizes for many, it is sure to be lots of fun. It will also give you a chance to teach, remind, or reinforce safety with your student as they travel to and from school.
  3. Volunteer Opportunity!! Currently looking for volunteers to help this year with Take Home Library every other week for an hour and a half. You would be scanning student books in and checking books out, then placing them in the take home bags. We have several morning shifts from about 9:30am-11am(ish) Monday-Thursday. If you’re interested please contact Brooke Zufelt (480-773-9322) or pass along the info if you think of someone that might be interested. 

Thanks again for all of your support!

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

Looking Ahead:

  • Aug 16 – 9:30am PTO Spirit Assembly
  • Aug 19 – First day of Kindergarten
  • Aug 20 – Walk to School Day (Info Flyer)
  • Aug 22 – 12:00pm PTO Committee Chair Mtg
  • Aug 28 – 5:30pm Parent Back to School Night
  • Sept 2 – Labor Day NO SCHOOL
  • Sept 4 – Fall Picture Day

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Recommended Supply Lists!!

**The items requested on the supply list will be used during the regular school day. They may be purchased on a voluntary basis, otherwise, they will be furnished by the school.

Not included supplies for ALL grades:

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Clorox wipes

Kindergarten:

  • 12 pack Ticonderoga pencils
  • 2 packs of crayola crayons
  • 15 glue sticks
  • 4 dry erase black markers
  • 8 color watercolor paint set

First Grade:

  • 2 View 3 ring binders
  • 50 Sheet protectors
  • 12 pack Ticonderoga pencils
  • 2 packs of crayola crayons
  • 10 Elmers glue sticks
  • 24 ct Crayola Crayons
  • 8 color watercolor paint set

Second Grade:

  • 24 Pack Ticonderoga pencils
  • 24 Eraser tops
  • 24 ct Crayola crayons
  • 15 glue sticks
  • 12 ct Colored pencil set
  • 2 plastic pocket folders
  • 2 plastic pocket folders w/brads
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 wide ruled composition notebook
  • 1 pair scissors
  • 1 magic rub eraser

Third Grade:

  • 24 Pack Ticonderoga pencils
  • 12 ct Colored pencil set
  • 2 wide ruled composition notebook
  • 2 Pocket folder
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 pencil box
  • 1 pack crayons
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 sharpie black fine point
  • 3 fine tip dry erase markers
  • 1 pack colored markers
  • 1 pair scissors

4th Grade:

  • 12 Pack Ticonderoga pencils
  • 8 ct broad marker set
  • 2 spiral notebooks, wide rule
  • 1 ultra fine point sharpie
  • 1 black sharpie fine point
  • 1 glue stick
  • 200 ct wide ruled filler paper
  • 1 set colored pencils
  • 2 wide ruled composition notebooks
  • 1 pink bevel eraser
  • 1 pair scissors
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 Elmers glue bottle 4 oz

5th Grade:

  • 12 Pack Ticonderoga pencils
  • 1 set colored pencils
  • 8 ct broad marker set
  • 1 ultra fine sharpie
  • 1 pair scissors
  • 3 college ruled composition notebooks
  • 1 fine point sharpie
  • 1 plastic pencil box
  • 1 dry erase marker
  • 3×5 index cards 100ct
  • 1 pack post-it notes

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Critical Updates! (July 2019)

Here we go Wildcats!

Critical Update #1: Grades 1-5 first week schedule adjustments. August 12 ~ August 16, the entire first week of school, will be early release days (1:15 dismiss). This is a big change from the normal start to the school year. Teachers will be meeting with each child individually (by appointment) during those afternoons in order to administer a quick, individualized reading and comprehension assessment. This will give the teachers a jump on how to best help each child in their class with regards to reading instruction. I believe this is a great move to empower our teachers and give them a chance to really focus on each child and be able to more effectively teach their entire class. The following week (Aug 19) will resume our normal schedule (M-Th 9-3:30 and Fri 9-1:15).

Critical Update #2: Class Placement Email & Open House. Expect an email with your child’s class assignment on Monday, Aug 5. Those emails will be sent throughout the morning (you will receive a separate email for each child). Friday, August 9 from 4-5pm will be our Open House. Please come meet your teacher, see your classroom, give me a high-5, check out our school, join PTO, buy school t-shirts, sign up to help PTO, and get excited for the school year to begin!

Critical Update #3: Job Openings. We do have two paraprofessional positions open as well as a lunch/playground supervision position and are looking for good people to apply. Crimson View is a great place to work! Please spread the word if you know of a quality candidate looking for a great school to work at: CLICK HERE for more information and to apply for the paraprofessional positions. Contact me directly (adam.baker@washk12.org) for more information regarding the lunch/playground position.

Critical Update #4: School Website. (https://cves.washk12.org/) Please use this resource! It should be your first stop for any information regarding our school. It will be kept up to date and should be a helpful resource if you ever have questions regarding what is going on at school!

I’m ready for a great school year! I am so excited to have our halls filled with students again! There is nothing better than the excitement of a fresh start and beginning of a school year. Let’s make this the best year ever!

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

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Summer Fun! (T-minus one month!?)

Wildcats & Families!

Don’t look now but we’re down to one month left of summer! Yep, school starts on Aug 12 … one month from today! I have been in and out Crimson View, I’ve enjoyed some summer fun with my family and I even made it to the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

I just wanted to get the word out about a few items and I just wanted you to think about school for a few minutes this summer!

  1. Class placement email – expect an email on Aug 5 (morning) with classroom/teacher assignment.
  2. Open House – Friday, Aug 9, 4-5pm – Plan to come meet your teacher, see your desk and get excited for school to start on Monday, Aug 12.
  3. First Day of School (Grades 1-5) – 8:55am start for the first day of school! Don’t forget to get to bed early on Aug 11!
  4. Aug 12 ~ Aug 16 – Early Release Schedule (1:15 Dismiss) Each student will have an appointment to meet individually with their classroom teacher and complete a brief literacy assessment. This will help teachers zero in on what they can do to help your child excel this year in reading!
  5. Aug 28 – Back to School Night 5:30 pm – Parents will have the chance to come to the school, briefly meet for a general session as well as a session with their child’s classroom teacher. Parents can expect to learn everything they need to know about how they can help their child have the best school year ever!
  6. Aug 29 – 4-7pm Teachers Available for Parent meetings by appointment (as requested if desired)

I have spoken with many of our teachers and they are enjoying their summer so far and a few of them are starting to get the “back to school teacher itch“. Additionally, we’ve hired some great new teachers to join us this upcoming school year! I’m looking forward to an exceptional year! Stay safe, play hard, keep reading and don’t forget to enjoy the ride!

See you on Aug 9 from 4-5pm at our Open House!

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

PS – Keep current with all things Crimson View by visiting our website (https://cves.washk12.org/)

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Finishing Strong!

Wildcats (and families)!

I don’t know about you but I’ve been hanging on for dear life as this school year races to the finish. I can’t thank each of you enough for welcoming me to Crimson View. What a great school. I’m so impressed with the teachers and staff! But most of all I’m impressed with our amazing students. They are simply exceptional. Thank you parents for all you do to sacrifice and work hard to support your child as they learn and grow through their elementary school years.

There are a few big events as we finish up the school year. Our PTO is helping out with our Water STEM Day on Monday, May 20. That should be a major blast! On Tuesday, May 21, we will have our final end of year assembly, that promises to be wild and crazy. On Wednesday, May 22, school will dismiss at 1:15, this is the last day for our Kindergarten students. Our final day of the year is Thursday, May 23, school will dismiss at 12:00pm. Stay current with our website calendar (https://cves.washk12.org/calendar/)

Looking ahead to the 2019-20 School Year. I’d like to share a few key dates!

  • August 5 – Teacher/Class Assignment (Email)
  • August 12 – First Day of School (Grades 1-5)
  • August 12~16 – Early Release Schedule (individual appointments w/teacher for literacy assessment)
  • We’re still finalizing plans for an open house and back to school night. Stay tuned!!

Please keep your address, phone, email current with our school records! Our main communication throughout the summer will be via email, our school website will also be kept current (https://cves.washk12.org).

If you have any questions please reach out to me directly!

Wildcats ROCK!!

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

PS – I came across this post via ReadingRockets.org and thought it had some valuable tips for summer learning, check it out @ 5 Tips for Summer Learning by Brenda McLaughlin and Jane Sharp

SUMMER FUN:

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