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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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Two Things!

Crimson View Parents,

Thing #1 – I am so grateful for the support of each of you! This past week our entire staff was spoiled by our PTO and so many of you in individual ways. It has been wonderful. Our teachers and staff have been so appreciative. I wanted to publicly (as much as an email is) express my gratitude and thanks for your support of Crimson View. It is a special school! Much of the greatness can be attributed to how well the parents and school staff work together and support one another!

Thing #2 – Our link is live on our school website (https://cves.washk12.org/) for parent input regarding classroom placement for next year. This link will be available until May 8.

Thanks for your help in making Crimson View great!

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

Looking Ahead:

  • RISE, DIBELS, KEEP – we are deeply immersed in end of year assessments. Please remind your student to do their very best, help establish a positive outlook, and get a good nights sleep before testing days!
  • April 29 – 1st Grade Field Trip (Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum & Thunder Jct Park)
  • May 1 – 2nd Grade Field Trip (Tonaquint Nature Center)
  • May 3 – School Lunch Hero Day (Our Lunch Ladies ROCK!!)
  • May 8 – Kindergarten Program (AM @ 10  —  PM @ 2)
  • May 9 – 2nd Grade Program (2pm)

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Student Safety

Parents … I need your help!

As a Crimson View community we are fortunate to have our school located so conveniently and where so many of our students are able to walk or ride to school. Student safety is so important to us as a Crimson View staff … not only while our students are here at school, but also while they travel to and from school.

We consistently encourage, remind, and promote safety while students are with us. However, as I was out after school today I noticed that some of our students seem to disregard safety measures once they are off school grounds. I observed students crossing roads without looking to see if it was safe. I also saw students who were riding bikes and scooters in the road without any regard for cars or traffic or traffic signs. After visiting more with office staff and teachers, it appears that this has been an ongoing concern.

PLEASE take some time to discuss safety with your child. Establish a safe route to and from school with your child. Ride or walk the route together and discuss concerns or areas that you notice where your child may need to be extra cautious. Remind them of your expectation that they stay off the road while riding or walking to school. Remind them to look both ways to check for oncoming traffic before entering an intersection. Remind them that cars and drivers may not see them and to be extra cautious.

If you are driving in or around the school during our start or ending times, please be extra cautious and aware. Put your phone away and be alert. Expect children to do the unexpected. Please drive extra slow and cautious.

We have a “child access map” which shows safe routes to and from school. CLICK HERE to access the map for Crimson View Elementary

If you have additional suggestions or concerns please contact me directly. Let’s do all we can to help Crimson View be a safe place for our students, not only while they are here at school but also while they are traveling both to school and home at the end of the day!

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

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Community News

We all love living in Southern Utah. One of the reasons why is there is always so much to do here. We’ve received notification of many great events in our community and would like to share that information with our Crimson View families. Check it out below!

Dixie Power Kite Festival (www.dixiepowerkitefestival.com) – CLICK HERE
Each year our WCSD Foundation and Dixie Power team up to promote reading! This great family event will be held this coming Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 7pm at the Encampment Mall on DSU’s campus! Every student can receive a FREE kite, book or $10 voucher for activities at the event. Plan now to enjoy this wonderful family event.

DSU Community Outreach: WCSD has a great relationship with Dixie State University and I am so grateful to have such a great university in our midst. DSU has many events throughout the year that are great for families. Here are a few events coming right up:

  • On April 20, from 9:30 to 12:00 there will be a Brooks’ Buddies Easter Egg Hunt at Bruce Hurst Field — more info … CLICK HERE.
  • Spring DSU Sports – CLICK HERE for more info! Football camp is this Saturday at 3pm!!
  • DSU STEM Camps – CLICK HERE for information or visit STEM.DIXIE.EDU ~ if you are looking for some great learning opportunities this summer, start here!

Crimson View is as busy as ever. We’re trying to keep on rocking all the way to summer! Thanks for your continued support! Please contact me directly with any questions, concerns, or feedback!

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

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

  • April 18 – 5th Grade Maturation Program 2:30pm
  • April 19 & 22 – NO SCHOOL Spring Recess
  • April 23~26 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • April 24 – Science & Engineering Fair
  • May 2 – PTO Meeting 12pm

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Let’s Go Wildcats!

Crimson View Wildcat Families,

I’ve had a great week getting to know all things Crimson View. It has been a pretty overwhelming change but I’m so excited to continue to get to know each of you better. I’m very impressed with the teachers and staff. I could quickly see how much they care about your children and how hard they work to challenge your students and make Crimson View a warm, caring learning environment. I feel very fortunate to be here working with such great teachers, staff, and students!

I’ve got a few items of information or reminders to share with you:

  1. Monday, March 25 – Early Release PLC day: This will be an early release day (Friday Schedule – 1:15 dismissal). This allows our teachers to meet and work on our professional development. Our plan for this Monday is to have our Teachers share and train one another, we had 11 of our educators attend the Utah Coalition on Educational Technology Conference (UCET.org) this past week and we are excited to learn from them as they share with the entire teaching staff what they were able to learn from the different classes and sessions they attended. We would not have this opportunity otherwise. Thank you parents and students for being flexible with your schedules when these early release Mondays come around.
  2. Thursday, March 28 – Family STEM Night ~ 5 to 6:30pm: As a school we are looking forward to welcoming each of our families back to school on Thursday evening for a fun night of STEM activities and food. I look forward to seeing many of you there! Our teachers have some great activities planned, you don’t want to miss this great event!
  3. Youth Track Meet Program & Schedule: Many of our local high schools are working together to provide track and field opportunities for our K-8th grade students. These meets are to replace the former Hershey’s Track Meet program as well as to generate opportunities for our youth to learn more about this great sport. Cost is $1 per event and you register upon arrival at each meet. There are multiple distances for running events as well as a variety of field events. 
  • March 27 @ Pine View High – 3:45pm
  • April 3 @ Hurricane High – 5:30pm
  • April 10 @ Desert Hills High – 3:45pm
  • April 25 @ Hurricane High – 5:30pm
  • May 1 @ Pine View High – 3:45pm
  • May 10 & 11 – Utah Youth Area Track Meet @ Snow Canyon High School (CLICK HERE for more information on this event)

Thanks again for the warm welcome and your patience as I settle in!

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

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

  • March 25 – Early Release PLC Day (1:15 dismissal)
  • March 26 – Spring Picture Day
  • March 28 – Family STEM Night (5 to 6:30pm)
  • April 4 – CV Choir End of Year Concert (6pm)
  • April 18 – 5th Grade Maturation 
  • April 19 & 22 – Spring Recess (No School)
  • April 24 – Science & Engineering Fair

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