Welcome back to the 2019-20 school year! Things are running in full swing at Creslane Elementary School. Seeing all of our students back in class for the next academic year brought smiles to our faces. As the new principal I have felt the warmth and kindness from this community and I look forward to getting to know each of you over the coming year.
A few updates and reminders to communicate with you:
~We now have an Assistant Principal! Devin Pixton has accepted the position and will begin once her current position of Special Services Director at the district office gets filled. Our school has nearly 650 students and 80+ staff members and a long list of programs. Having her join the admin team will help us be more responsive to the needs of the students and staff. We expect this addition to have a positive impact on our school.
~“Like” our new Facebook page! Mrs. Halley and Ms. Devin will use this page to keep everyone up to date with timely information. https://www.facebook.com/Creslane-Elementary-School-748770378532396/
~The first PTO meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday, September 10th at 6pm in the school library. This month’s meeting will focus on the Jog-a-Thon. The PTO is hoping to raise enough money with this fundraiser to replace parts of the school playground.
~Arrival and Departure from school can be a busy time in our parking lot. Please follow the following guidelines:
- Use crosswalks whenever possible, especially with children. It is our hope to bring safety patrol back this year. In the meantime, please model safe behavior by using marked crossing paths.
- If using the parent pick-up line, stay in your vehicle and remind your children to look for you in that direction.
- Do not park on the grass or sidewalks. Cars need to be parked in designated spaces for the safety of everyone. Unfortunately, the parking lot is not large enough for more vehicles. Drivers will need to use street parking if the lot is full.
- We strongly encourage students to take advantage of the school buses. Carpooling helps clear congestion and it is very convenient.
At 2:00 Kindergarten students will be dismissed from class with their adults walking them out front. At 2:05 bus riders will begin dismissing to the busses and at 2:10 the rest of the school will be walking out with their teachers.
Parents one of my goals this year is to increase communication. You can expect me to send periodic emails, update the Facebook page, and website often. I’ve also planned four events for families to stop in to chat with me called “Coffee with the Principal”. Parents can drop in anytime from 8:00-9:00 in the school library and stay for as little or long as you’d like. This is an opportunity to come share ideas, hear about what is happening at school, and connect with other families in an informal get together. Mark your calendar for October 8, December 10, February 11, and April 14 if you are interested.
Have a great week!
Amy Halley, Principal
Creswell School District is pleased to announce that Amy Halley has been selected to be the next principal at Creslane Elementary School.
Amy comes to us from the Springfield School District. Her background in elementary education, special education, building level leadership and administering school-wide systems make her exceptional. Early in her career at the Clark County School District in Nevada, she was a special education self-contained teacher and later moved to general education to teach third grade. At Springfield, she also taught third grade, was a Math Support and RTI Specialist, an Instructional Coach for the district and Lane ESD, and for the past two years, she served an interim building principal at Riverbend and Centennial Elementary Schools.
“In my research of Amy’s background, it was expressed to me time and time again, that she values relationships with students, parents and staff, she is an excellent instructional leader, she has a good work ethic, she is an excellent communicator and listener, highly organized and she has a tireless commitment to supporting kids and staff.
Please join me in welcoming Amy to our Creslane family and the Creswell community.” – Mike Johnson, Superintendent, Creswell SD
Mrs. Halley is a welcome addition to Creslane Elementary School and Creswell School District. Review the announcement letter from Superintendent Johnson
We want to extend our thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped with this hiring process.
Happy last day of school Creslane families! It has been a wonderful school year and we look forward to working with you and your children again in the fall.
The kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic starts today at 10:00 and all Creslane students are released today at 11:30. There will be no Clubhouse after-school care on Thursday and Friday of this week.
Good morning Creslane families. There is no school for Creslane students this Friday the 7th and our last day of school is Thursday the 13th. On the 13th students are dismissed from school at 11:30.
Here is a note from the office staff about items in our Lost and Found: There are many lost and found items still to be claimed. Clothing items, backpacks, lunch bags, etc are displayed in our front lobby area, and small items (glasses, necklaces, electronics, charging cords, sunglasses, JoJo bows, wallets, small toys, etc) are in the front office and can be looked through on request. We would like to get these items back to their rightful owners before school is out for summer, so please come and take a look for anything you know your child has lost or misplaced.
Thanks and I hope you have a terrific last six days of school!
This coming week is our school Spirit Week.
Celebrate the end of the school year by showing your school pride.
June 3rd-6th, 2019
Monday June 3rd – Character Day
Dress up as your favorite character from any book, movie, or TV show
Tuesday June 4 – Silly Sock Day
Wednesday June 5 – Crazy Hair Day
Thursday June 6 – School Spirit Day
Wear gear from your favorite school or team (Creslane, U of O, OSU, etc.)
Please remember to follow school rules and dress code policies during Spirit Week.