Creslane Update 10/12

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In an effort to ensure that the unique needs of military-connected students are met, school districts in Oregon are required to identify ‘students of military families’ beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The purpose of collecting this data is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.

Students that meet this criteria include:

– Students who are placed with a temporary guardian while one or both parents are deployed,
– Students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are full-time Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard active or training duty,
– Students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are full-time National Guard members,
– Students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are Active Duty Reserves, or
– Students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are Dual Status Military Technicians.

If your student(s) meets one of the criteria above, then please contact your student’s school office staff to update your student’s registration information.

Thank you.


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Creslane Harvest Party Update

Our PBIS Harvest Festival is coming up on October 31st. We will need lots of volunteers to help run the activity stations to make this event a success. Feel free to volunteer during another grade’s festival time so that you can enjoy your child while they are in the gym. Please email us at with your name, phone number, and times/grades you can help with.

Thanks so much for your help. PBIS would not be successful without service from volunteers like you!

Harvest Festival Schedule:
8:15-9:00 4th Grade
9:00-9:45 5th Grade
9:45-10:30 1st Grade
10:30-11:15 3rd Grade
12:00-12:45 Kinder
12:45-1:30 2nd Grade


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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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