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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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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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Contact Us:

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