Creslane’s School Board Report
Calendar: Dec. 5 – T Shirt orders due
Dec. 10 – Guidance and Counseling team meeting (all morning)
Dec. 10 – Title 1 Parent Meeting
Dec. 11 – Creslane Choir Concert 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 12 – “Informances” (all day)
Dec. 14 – Write Out Loud workshop for Assistants (12-4:00)
Dec. 20 – Kelly Thibodeaux Assemblies (
(11:00 and 12:15)
Dec. 21 – Creslane Choir Concert 8:30 a.m.
Total: 577 581
Kindergarten 84 88
First 85 85
Second 104 104
Third 109 109
Fourth 98 99
Fifth 97 96
SELCO Grant Recipients:
Debby Bruce - $250.00 Sensory Education Applies to Learning Styles
SMART: Marilyn Foundrey coordinator’s report
Eighteen different classes are served.
Fifty-two students are being served either on Monday or Thursday
Twenty-three volunteers are coming on a weekly basis to read to children
The volunteers read for more than fifty hours
Thirty-eight books have been given to children since the beginning of the
Thank you SMART volunteers!
Tuesday, Nov 27th sixty students and parents came to the Creslane Library to share and learn more about upper-end learners. Amber Dawn Krupicka led a “get acquainted activity. Ms. Robertson shared information about the TAG meetings, Creslane’s efforts to help meet the needs of our faster learners, community offerings, and increase awareness of this special group of learners. The rest of the evening was spent playing board games, using our creative skills, and building electronic devices using the games and activities purchased with the TAG grant received from the Chintimini Foundation.
Parent Conferences: This year we had 99% of our parents attend parent conferences. Fifteen students required two conferences each so both parents could attend. Speech, Title, Special Education, and ELL teachers each attended 35-45 conferences. Some of the conferences included IEP revisions taking at least one hour per conference. Teachers were at school meeting with parents from 7:00 in the morning to 9:00 at night. The teachers worked hard to meet all the different time requirements of the parents. They were the ones responsible for the incredible turn-out! This is such a vital time!
The only disappointment was this year’s late date for conferences. Usually we have them near the end of October or the beginning of November. We keep in contact with parents all year long, especially when there are concerns, but the designated Parent Conferences are the best time for communications between school and home. Parents, students and teachers all are in the same space at the same time. Many confusions can be cleared and/or celebrations occur because all participants are on the “same page.”
These are informational performances and new for Creslane. The Music and PE departments at Creslane are combining classes so present to parents what things are happening in those classes. Student in Creslane will perform during their regularly scheduled Music and/or PE time on Wednesday, December 12th. Parents are invited to attend during the 20 minute performance.
Creslane Site Council Minutes
Members attending: Deb Jolda, Amy Sierzega, Lynn Robertson, Sean Ferrarese, Barbara Sears, Ginny Albright, and Jacque Robertson
1) Facility needs at Creslane:
Please send a list of anything we need at Creslane in the way of building needs.
White board replacement
Air conditioning in the old part of the building
Fixed playground equipment
New Carpet areas in old building classrooms
Replace carpet in old classrooms/modulars
New sawdust for playground
Update electrical in old building
Water faucet update
Replace water pipes in old building
2) Staffing needs at Creslane: Please include ideas.
Vice Principal/Counselor/TAG Coordinator
Additional Fifth Grade Teacher
Additional Fourth Grade Teacher
Additional Speech Pathologist
More Classroom Assistants for reading, math, and writing
More supervision assistants
Additional Music Teacher
Additional PE Teacher
3) Attendance Issues:
We are working hard in monitoring absences and tardies. Our goal is to increase student attendance so students have every opportunity to learn and to increase student self- efficacy (power to produce results). Although absences can be excused or unexcused, tardies need to be marked even though a parent calls or writes an excuse.
4) Fund Raiser Results:
Sally Foster Wrapping paper = $3500
Box Tops = $320
E-Script = $361
Book Fair = $3264 in books
5) Review assembly and artist in residence schedule:
December 20-Kelly Thidodeaux (
February 29-Alensy yansane (African dancing)
Jan 17-Feb 1- Merideth Ferrell (water color 11:00-3:00)
April 14-25-Greg Gurley (theatrical 11:00-3:00)
6) Water pipe
A week ago we discovered water appearing through the asphalt in front of the District Office. A leak in the main pipe was pumping out more than 3 gallons a day. Being concerned about the ground beneath the asphalt being compromised we changed busing procedures so that the heavy buses would not fall through. Each day the water to the old building was turned off at 3:00 and left off until 5:30 each morning of school. The pipe was fixed over the long weekend. They do not believe the asphalt is in any danger, but gave us the warning signs to watch for (basically cracks in the street).
7) Thursday, Nov 8th Workshops’ Reports:
12:30-3:30: Harcourt, Strategies between home and school, and
8) PBS update:
Discipline referrals are way up. (See attached)
Members wondered if a report could be constructed to show time, place, behavior by grade level, and if a comparison could be made regarding office referrals in relation to whether students have recess before or after lunch.
9) Curriculum review
Bridges Review: Staff members are generally very happy with Bridges Math. Some issues are coming up concerning students with IEPs in reading and writing, having difficulties completing assignments independently because so much of Bridges incorporates math and language arts.