Crestview Middle School
16025 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone (636) 891-6950
Principal - Dr. Gary Jansen
Sep 21
September 21, 2017

It was great seeing so many parents at Parent-Teacher Conferences this week and I look forward to seeing more next Thursday.  Thank you to our CPO for providing yet another great meal for our teachers before conferences started on Tuesday.  It is always a special treat for us!

I also want to thank students and parents for participating in our Hurricane Relief collection during lunch shifts.  Together, we collected a total of $1355.00 which will be donated to the American Red Cross to go towards the Hurricane Relief Fund. 

Semester 1, Progress 1 grades will be posted on Infinite Campus on Friday, September 22.  MAP test scores were sent home last week and STAR test results are being sent home with students this week so be sure to ask your child to see them!  Please be sure to read the STAR letter from our district.


 

Announcements

After-school activities next week will only be held on Tuesday and Wednesday.  There will be NO activities on Thursday because of conferences. Check the Activities Handbook  for a list of available activities; how to sign up ahead of time; and sign up in advance for the county activity bus.  Students will not be dropped off at their home.  Crestview’s drop off points andapproximate times can be found here.  Please be sure to be at the drop-off point on time to meet your child.

You can still sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences on September 28 from 3:30 – 7:00. If you have time in between conferences, be sure to check out the Book Fair in our Library!

Parents of eighth grade students can take out a Yearbook Baby Ad.  Deadline is Friday, September 29.

School pictures can still be ordered online at 
www.mylifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID:JO017088Q0 to view the flyer and place your order online

Find out what’s for lunch.  Click on Peachjar to see local youth opportunities.

From your Nurses:  The Visiting Nurse’s Association will be administering Flu Shots at Crestview for the Rockwood Community on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the nurse’s office.  
Cost is $0 with many insurance companies (check with your individual insurance carrier) or Rockwood School District price of $26 cash.  Please bring your insurance card with you.  Insurances accepted are Cigna, Aetna, Coventry, Medicare, Blue Cross, Essence, HealthLink, Home State and HCUSA.  Individuals must be six months of age or older.  A parent or legal guardian must sign the consent form provided that day in order to vaccinate anyone under the age of 18. ​

Sep 14
September 14, 2017

Now that we have settled in to the new school year and routines are getting set, I’m asking for your assistance with student attendance and checking students in/out.  We try to avoid disruptions in the classroom as much as possible and to keep students in class to prevent them from missing out on instruction.  We realize there are times when a student absence cannot be avoided.  When this happens, please make sure to call the attendance hotline at 636.891.6965 as early as possible.  If you need to check a student out of school early, provide a note with the time and a reason for checking out.  The note should also indicate if a person other than a parent or guardian will be picking up the student.  The note should be given to the hall monitor at the front entrance or brought to the office before the start of classes.  A pass will be given to the student so they can be ready to go when you get here.  This will decrease your wait time and prevent disrupting the classroom.  You will still need to come into the building to sign your child out and please remember to bring in a photo ID!  Following this procedure is a Win-Win for everyone!


 

Announcements

After-school activities next week will only be held on Wednesday and Thursday.  There will be NO activities on Tuesday because of conferences. Check the Activities Handbook  for a list of available activities; how to sign up ahead of time; and sign up in advance for the county activity bus.  Students will not be dropped off at their home.  Crestview’s drop off points andapproximate times can be found here.  Please be sure to be at the drop-off point on time to meet your child.

Semester 1, Progress 1 grades will be published to the portal on September 22.

Sign up for 
Parent-Teacher Conferences on September 19 or 28 from 3:30 – 7:00. Refer to the email sent out previously for more information.  If you have time in between conferences, be sure to check out the Book Fair in our Library!

School pictures can still be ordered online at 
www.mylifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID:JO017088Q0 to view the flyer and place your order online. ​

Sep 08
September 7, 2017

​I want to thank everyone again for helping our CPO Partnering for Success Campaign reach their goal!  Please be sure to read the message from our CPO below.  I also want to invite you to join us for our first CPO Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, September 7 in the Library from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 12 is our first early release day and students will be dismissed at11:15.  All students should be off campus no later than 11:30 a.m. as teachers will be involved in staff development activities for the remainder of the day.  Just a reminder, middle school students are not allowed to ride a different bus home with another student.  This includes early release day.  For those students visiting local businesses after school, please read the Half Day Best Practices to ensure we establish a good relationship with our business neighbors.  Looking for a program to keep your child active and engaged all afternoon?  Check our Community Ed's early dismissal programs: bit.ly/2eBE5gn.  Register by this Friday, September 8 for Art Extravaganza next Tuesday.  Transportation is provided.  Learn more about all the new Early Dismissal programs and register online today.


 

Announcements

After-school activities next week will only be held on Wednesday and Thursday.  There will be NO activities on Tuesday because of early release day and all students need to be off campus by 11:30 a.m.  Check the Activities Handbook  for a list of available activities and how to sign up ahead of time for activities.  In addition to activity buses for our VICC students, an activity bus to transport 50 students will also be available for students within our boundaries.  Our students must sign up in advance for every day they want to ride and remember it is on a first-come, first-served basis up to 50 students.  Any student failing to sign-up may not be permitted to ride the activity bus that day.  Students will not be dropped off at their home; instead regional bus stops will be utilized and will include a variety of Rockwood school locations, subdivision entrances, safe intersections and other centralized public drop-off points, such as recreation centers or apartment commons.  Crestview’s drop off points and approximate times can be found here.  Please be sure to be at the drop-off point on time to meet your child.  

The eighth grade class panoramic picture will be taken on September 12 outside on our bleachers.  Forms to order a panoramic picture will be available during lunch and should be returned bySeptember 12.  Purchase price is $18.00 and checks should be made payable to LifeTouch.

Remember, beginning at 10:00 a.m.Saturday, September 9, you’ll be able to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences on September 19 or 28 from 3:30 – 7:00.  Refer to the email sent outWednesday evening to see how to sign up.

School pictures can still be ordered online at
 www.mylifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID:JO017088Q0 to view the flyer and place your order online.

MAP scores will be mailed the week of September 11.


From the Leader in Me Family Learning Action Team

One goal of our Family Learning Action Team is to model activities that we do during monthly mentor times and transfer them to the home environment.  This month, our mentor time focused on relationships and team building.  
Families can now share selfies of activities and moments that display our monthly Leader in Me theme on our Crestview Facebook page and Twitter.  Here's how:
1) "LIKE" our page on Facebook 
@CrestviewMiddle .  You will see our updates in your friend-feed and get good ideas from other CMS families.  Follow our Twitter @Crestviewmiddle.
2) SEND photos of you and your kids enacting Leader in Me themes at home to Dr. Jansen at 
jansengary@rsdmo.org
3) WATCH for your pictures or great ideas from our family community.

Family sharing of Leader in Me ideas will be uploaded to our page and tagged as #SundaySelfies to show how we are all working on 7 Habits at home!  Send us a picture of your family showing teamwork during the month of September.


Find out what’s for lunch.  Click on Peachjar to see local youth opportunities.

Remember to call our attendance hotline at 636.891.6965 to report an absence.  Check out more
procedures for reporting your child’s absence and/or checking them in/out for appointments.  We require a photo ID from parents when checking their child out of school, so don’t forget to bring it in with you! 

Sep 01
August 31, 2017

I want to thank everyone again who already donated to our CPO Partnering for Success Campaign.  Please be sure to read about progress towards our goal under the CPO section below.  I also want to invite you to join us for our first CPO Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, September 7 in the Library from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.


 

Announcements

After-school activities will begin September 5.  The Activities Handbook has been posted.  Please check it for available activities and information on how to sign up ahead of time for activities.  In addition to activity buses for our VICC students, an activity bus to transport 50 students will also be available for students within our boundaries.  Our students must sign up in advance online for every day they want to ride and remember it is on a first-come, first-served basis up to 50 students.  Any student failing to sign-up may not be permitted to ride the activity bus that day.  This is to ensure that we have accurate student ridership information.  Regional bus stops will be utilized and will include a variety of Rockwood school locations, subdivision entrances, safe intersections and other centralized public drop-off points, such as recreation centers or apartment commons.  Crestview’s drop off points and approximate times can be found here.  Please note throughout the school year, activity bus routes may be suspended during peak bus service times and we will provide advance notice to students and families so other arrangements can be made.

The eighth grade class panoramic picture will be taken on September 12 outside on our bleachers.  Forms to order a panoramic picture will be available during lunch and should be returned bySeptember 12.  Purchase price is $18.00 and checks should be made payable to LifeTouch.

School pictures can still be ordered online at
 www.mylifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID:JO017088Q0 to view the flyer and place your order online.  

MAP scores will be mailed the week of September 11


Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held September 19 and 28 from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Watch for a special email early next week explaining the online signup procedure.

Monetary Donations will be collected next week in the morning and during lunch for people in Texas affected by the flood.  Please consider sending in any amount.  Checks can be made payable to Crestview Middle School.  More information will be given to students next week, so be sure to check with them!

From the Leader in Me Family Learning Action Team

One goal of our Family Learning Action Team is to model activities that we do during monthly mentor times and transfer them to the home environment.  This month, our mentor time focused on relationships and team building.  Families can now share selfies of activities and moments that display our monthly Leader in Me theme on our Crestview Facebook page and Twitter.  Here's how:
     1) "LIKE" our page on Facebook @CrestviewMiddle .  You will see our updates in your friend-feed and get good ideas from other CMS families.  Follow our Twitter @Crestviewmiddle.
     2) SEND photos of you and your kids enacting Leader in Me themes at home to Dr. Jansen at 
jansengary@rsdmo.org
     3) WATCH for your pictures or great ideas from our family community.
Family sharing of Leader in Me ideas will be uploaded to our page and tagged as #SundaySelfies to show how we are all working on 7 Habits at home!  Send us a picture of your family showing teamwork during the month of September.


Find out what’s for lunch.  Click on Peachjar to see local youth opportunities.

Remember to call our attendance hotline at 636.891.6965 to report an absence.  Check out more
procedures for reporting your child’s absence and/or checking them in/out for appointments.  We require a photo ID from parents when checking their child out of school, so don’t forget to bring it in with you! 


May 18
May 18, 2017

It’s hard to believe how quickly this school year has gone by and that we are at the end of it!  This will be the last Weekly Update for the year!  I want to thank all of you for your support during my first year as Principal at Crestview Middle School.  I am honored to be a part of this outstanding family.  If you need to visit us over the summer, I would strongly suggest calling first to make sure someone is here as staff is very limited during the summer.  I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!

Remind your child to start bringing home anything out of their lockers they no longer need, check lost and found if they've misplaced an item recently, turn in library books, take care of textbook fines, etc.  Check around your house for textbooks and library books and make sure they are returned to school.

The last day of school for students, May 25, is an early release day and students will be dismissed at 11:15.  All students MUST be off campus by 11:30 on the last day.

Report cards will not be mailed and will only be available for viewing on Infinite Campus from4:00 p.m. on June 2 until 4:00 p.m. on June 16.  After that date, the 2017-18 school year becomes active and you will no longer be able to view the report card online.


The middle school committee recommended a later start time for our six Rockwood middle schools.  Please take this brief survey regarding start time preferences.  The survey will remain open until tomorrow, May 19.  Learn more . . .

Please complete this 15-20 minute Leader in Me 
survey so we can learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school.  The survey does not ask for any identifying information, so all responses are anonymous.  The survey closes on May 25.

End of Year Procedures for Meal Accounts

Child Nutrition Services encourages families to provide adequate funds in their student’s meal account. Negative meal account balances need to be paid in full by the end of the school year. Funds can be deposited anytime by sending cash or check to the school cafeteria with your child or by making a deposit online at www.myschoolbucks.com.  All balances left in meal accounts at the end of the school year will automatically be carried forward for students continuing in any Rockwood School.  If a student graduates or moves out of the school district, the parent/guardian may request a refund by phone call or a written note to the cafeteria manager.  If the parent/guardian chooses to have a student pick up a cash refund for an amount less than $10.00, a signed note must be sent to the cafeteria manager giving the student permission to receive the refund.  Refunds over $10.00 will be issued by check from the Rockwood School District. Families may also choose to donate the remaining meal account balance to a student in need within our district by contacting the Child Nutrition Services office at 636.733.3256.

May 11
May 11, 2017

The staff would like to thank all the parent volunteers for the wonderful birthday bash!  Every month was delicious!!

As we draw close to the end of the school year, check with your child to make sure they start bringing home anything out of their lockers they no longer need, check lost and found if they've misplaced an item recently, turn in library books, take care of textbook fines, etc.  The sooner they start on unfinished tasks, the less they will have to do that last week!  Check around your house for textbooks and library books and make sure they are returned to school.

There are no more after-school activities for the school year.  If you pick your child up after school, please be sure you do so no later than 2:45.  The last day of school for students,May 25, is an early release day and students will be dismissed at 11:15.  All students MUST be off campus by 11:30 on the last day.

Just a reminder, report cards will not be mailed.  They will only be available for viewing on Infinite Campus from 4:00 p.m. on June 2 until 4:00 p.m. on June 16.  After that date, the 2017-18 school year becomes active and you will no longer be able to view the report card online.


The middle school committee recommended a later start time for our six Rockwood middle schools.  This change was approved by the Board of Education and a team is working toward implementation for the 2018-19 school year.  Please take this brief survey regarding start time preferences.  The survey will remain open until May 19.  Learn more . . .

May 07
Track Meet Rescheduled

he Rockwood Middle School Track Meet has been rescheduled forWednesday, May 10 at Crestview Middle School.  The meet will begin at9:30 a.m.  Any parents and family members planning to attend are asked to arrive early as parking is very limited at Crestview Middle School.  In addition, if you park in a neighboring subdivisions, please only park on one side of the street to ensure that emergency vehicles have the ability to pass.  Should you have any questions, please call the school office.

May 01
Track Meet and After School Activities Cancelled

Due to flooding that has resulted in the closure of some Rockwood schools today and the forecast that conditions will worsen, the middle school track meet scheduled for tomorrowTuesday, May 2 has been cancelled.  The district is currently looking to identify a possible alternate date for the meet and we will communicate additional information in the coming days as it becomes available. 

In addition, Rockwood has cancelled all after-school activities this afternoon and evening, Monday, May 1.  Please note the Community Education programs and activities also are cancelled today.  Families using Rockwood Adventure Club are encouraged to pick up their child as soon as possible after school

Apr 21
April 20, 2017

Your Six Flags form MUST be turned in by April 28.  We will NOT accept any forms or changes after this date! 

Remember to RSVP to 
Kim Lee by Monday, May 1 if you volunteered in any capacity at Crestview during the school year and can join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 11 from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Library.  Feel free to drop in any time within that timeframe to be recognized and enjoy a quick bite and good company! 

MAP and EOC testing will continue next week.  The testing schedule will be:

  • Monday and Tuesday - seventh grade ELA MAP test
  • Wednesday and Thursday - sixth and seventh grade Math MAP
  • Friday - sixth and seventh grade Math MAP and eighth grade Science MAP

To support your students, remind them to:

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before
  • Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast
  • Bring a snack
  • Bring a set of ear buds or headphones
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Do their very best and try their hardest

Thank you for your help and support to ensure your student is as successful as possible.  For more information, please read this important letter.

Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition would like to invite parents to the #TakeAStand Safety Fair addressing underage drinking on Sunday, April 23 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Rockwood Summit High School.  Read more . . .  

Apr 14
April 14, 2017

Remember to send in your Six Flags form by April 28.  We will NOT accept any forms or changes after this date!  Please refer to the email sent to all parents on Monday!

If you volunteered in any capacity at Crestview during the school year, we would love for you to join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 11from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Library.  Feel free to drop in any time within that timeframe to be recognized and enjoy a quick bite and good company!  Please RSVP to
Kim Lee by Monday, May 1 if you plan on attending so we have an accurate count for food.

MAP and EOC testing will begin on Monday morning, April 17.  Sixth grade students will be taking the ELA MAP test on Monday and Tuesday and eighth grade students will be taking the ELA MAP on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  You can support your students by reminding them to do the following:

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before
  • Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast
  • Bring a snack
  • Bring a set of ear buds or headphones
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Do their very best and try their hardest

Thank you for your help and support to ensure your student is as successful as possible.  For more information, please read this important letter. ​

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