Creslane Update 10/10

Good morning Creslane families. This Friday is our state-wide in-service day which means no school for students. Licensed Creslane staff will participate in a variety of professional development opportunities on the 13th.

Our Jog-A-Thon last Friday was a huge success and I want to thank our PTO and all the volunteers who donated their time to support our students and our school. It has come to my attention that we had over-zealous volunteers providing students with “bonus” tally marks (each tally mark represents one lap around the high school track) so the lap total that your child came home with might not be an accurate reflection of how many laps were actually run/walked during each grade’s 30-minutes on the track.

We want people who pledged money to support our Jog-A-Thon to feel comfortable with the amount of money they provide to our school so please send in what feels right to you and your family. Our Jog-A-Thon chairperson, and the majority of volunteers, had no knowledge that any additional laps were being awarded to students. Twelve laps (3 miles) seems like a reasonable total for a child to have completed during the time allotted so if your child’s lap total seems inflated feel free to cap the per-lap donation to 12 laps.

If you have any questions or concerns about last Friday’s Jog-A-Thon please contact me at 541-895-6140 or at



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Creslane Safety Drills Information

All schools are required to instruct and drill students on emergency procedures so students can respond to an emergency without confusion or panic. The emergency procedures shall include drills and instruction on fires and earthquakes as well as safety threats.

This month Creslane students and staff will practice a lockdown
drill. Lockdown is the command used in the event of a threat-or
perceived threat at or near our school.

During our drill an intercom announcement will inform staff
and students that the drill will begin. Staff will then be asked to
secure their classrooms. Teachers will lock classroom doors, close the
blinds, move students away from the windows, turn out the lights, and
ask students to remain quiet. The drill will last about three minutes,
at which point another announcement will be made that the drill is over.


Next week, teachers will be talking to students to prepare them for the
drill. Teachers will let students know that during a lockdown it’s very
important to stay quiet and listen to adult directions in order to stay

These are rehearsals that we hope never have to be put into practice. At
the same time we are also meeting state requirements which call for
schools to practice a lockdown drill at least once each year.



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Creslane Update 10/6

Thursday, October 12th

A “community talk” with Barbara Coloroso – “Just Because It’s Not Wrong, Doesn’t Make It Right – Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically

Creswell School District is pleased to partner with Lonn D. Robertson DMD Family Dentistry to invite students, parents, staff, and community members for an evening talk with Barbara Coloroso titled, “Just because it’s not wrong, doesn’t make it right – Teaching kids to think at act ethically.” This event will be hosted in the Library at Creswell Middle School from 7:00-8:30 PM on Thursday, October 12th.

Ms. Coloroso will offer practical advice on how to use the stuff of everyday life to teach children to act with integrity, civility, and compassion. Beginning with the idea that it is in us to care, that we are born with an innate capacity for compassion, Ms. Coloroso shows professionals, educators, and parents how to nurture and guide children’s ethical lives from toddlerhood through the teen years using everyday situations at home, at school, in social settings, and in the world at large.

Ms. Coloroso is an internationally recognized speaker and author in the areas of parenting, teaching, school discipline, non-violent conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice. She is an educational consultant for school districts, the medical and business community, the criminal justice system and other educational associations around the world.

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Creslane Update 10/5

Good morning Creslane families. Our second annual Jog-A-Thon happens tomorrow at the high school track. Please send your child to school with shoes they can be active in as we run to raise funds for our school.

We are in need educational assistant substitutes. We need substitutes to support math and reading instruction, to assist students in classrooms, and to supervise students on the playground and in the cafeteria. If you are interested in being added to our substitute list please contact Leslie Higdon at 541-895-6002 and she can explain the process of becoming approved to work in our building.



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Creslane Update 10/3

Good afternoon CES families. Below is information about a research study opportunity that our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade families can participate in this year. If you have any questions about the study on health behaviors please contact me at or at 541-895-6140.


The RENEW lab is looking for 8-10 year old children to participate in a study on health behaviors

Participating children will:

ü Complete questionnaires and interviews
ü Complete problem-solving tasks on the computer
ü Have their height, weight and body measured
ü Complete a DEXA scan, or an x-ray of your muscles and bones ü Walk on a treadmill for about 20 minutes
ü Eat breakfast and lunch

Participating parents/caregivers will:

ü Complete a few questionnaires and interviews ü Have their height and weight measured

Children and their parents can earn up to $290 for attending three study visits on the University of Oregon’s campus (we have free parking!). To be eligible, families must live at least 10 miles outside of Eugene, Oregon.

If you are interested in participating or would just like to hear more, you have three ways to contact us:



Finally, here is a message from Principal Watkins at Creswell High School:

Hello parents, staff, and community members! Spirit Week is here!!

We as CHS Leadership students wanted to pass along some important information for upcoming activities and events.

Wednesday is loaded full of great opportunities for students to have fun! He-Man Volleyball starts at 6:30p.m. and a girls Dodgeball Tournament will follow after the He-Man Volleyball. Come out and support these activities in the main gym!

We are bringing back the Homecoming Parade! This Friday starting at 5:30pm floats will be rolling through town, including going down Oregon Ave. and passing by the park, so please come out show your support for CHS. The Football Game starts at 7:00pm and with the crowning of our Homecoming King and Queen happening at halftime. Please come to the football game and support our team and show your Bulldog Pride!

The night culminates with the Homecoming Dance in the CHS Commons from 9:30 – 11:30.

The format for the Homecoming Dance will include music and dancing, to the theme of “Hollywood Nights”. Semi-formal attire is recommended, and non-CHS student guests must be registered in the Main Office by Thursday, October 5th at 3:15 pm. The ticket price is $7 for a single ticket and $10 for a pair and can be purchased in the Main Office.

Thank you for all of the support Creswell and Go Bulldogs!!

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