Challenge met: Pucker up!

Congratulations Creslane Elementary! Well done Mighty Mustangs!

pigThis year’s annual November PBIS “Civil War Canned Food Drive” had an extra element of fun added.

If we donate more than 750 pounds of canned food and non-perishable food items for our PBIS event I will kiss a pig. I feel sorry for the pig and it may be animal cruelty but if me kissing a pig helps feed families I am in!” - Principal Beck

IMG_2237 IMG_2236Pound by pound and item by item the donations came into Creslane Elementary. A challenge accepted, a challenge met! 

“I have some bad news for local pigs…

We have far surpassed our goal of 775 pounds of donated canned food items to feed local families so I will be kissing an unlucky member of the swine family after our winter choir concert on Tuesday, December the 2nd.

The choir performance starts at 1:00 on the 2nd and I will pay up my end of the bet after the last song has been sung. There is also a night-time choir performance for families, led as always by Mr. Telfer, at 7:00 on Tuesday the 2nd in our gym.” – Principal Beck


Parents and Members of Creslane’s PTO count and weigh the donations that have come into Creslane . From right to left, Darcy Landers, Launa Gwaltney, Kim Edwards, Kimberly Silbernag and her daughter Molly

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Calendar Reminder: November 24 – 28, 2014

No school for students Monday, November 24 through
Friday, November 28


Parent/Teacher Conferencing Days: Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25 

This is a great opportunity to meet with teachers individually. Be sure to check with your child’s school office to setup a Parent/Teacher Conference. 

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 26 through Friday, November 28

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Tigers on the prowl for food!

cmsnewlogoThe Creswell Middle School’s annual canned food drive is on! This year’s goal is 2,014 pounds!

“Please send any canned or boxed food items you would like to donate (potatoes, rice, any other staple- even trash bags and paper towels or toilet paper). The kids get a Gratitude ticket for every one pound they bring in. We are trying to reach our goal of 2,014 pounds. Thank you Creswell Community!”

The collected food will be delivered on Friday, November 21.
Socks are also being collected for the Clothes Closet through all of “Toevember.”

Go Tigers!

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Happenings and News Roundup: Week of November 17, 2014

A snippet from “Creswell School News” a weekly news roundup published by Sue Bowers

From the District Office:

The School Board is accepting applications from district patrons to fill two budget committee vacancies. To be eligible for appointment, a candidate must live in the district, not be an officer or employee of the district, and be a qualified voter of the district. Interested patrons should submit a letter explaining the reasons for wishing to serve on the budget committee, along with a short resume. These documents should be delivered to the Creswell School District Office, 998 A Street, Creswell, OR 97426, by noon on November 21, 2014.

From Creslane:

The Creslane PTO will meet in the library at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

From Creswell Middle School:

There will be a meeting for anyone interested in the 2015 Washington D.C./NYC/Boston trip on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Weather permitting, the annual Turkey Trot will be held on Friday, Nov. 21.

From Creswell High School:

The Fall Sports Awards Night is set for Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning in the Commons. Congratulations to all our teams, especially volleyball and both soccer teams, for their great seasons. Winter sports practices will begin next week.

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A Drive for a Tailgater @ CES

PSM44_CreswellMustangsGo Mighty Mustangs!! 

The annual November PBIS “Civil War Canned Food Drive” Event is in full swing at Creslane Elementary.

This year’s PBIS tailgating event will happen on Friday, November, 21. Students will have an opportunity to meet the University of Oregon cheerleaders, hear the middle school marching band, and enjoy hot dogs barbecued on the playground between 10:30-12:30.

Principal Beck shared an update on this year’s event,

“I have exciting news about our PBIS “Civil War Canned Food Drive” that is underway. The South Lane County Fire District wants to partner with Creslane as we collect food to help families in need over the holiday season. Between now and December 11th please donate non-perishable food items to Creslane. The Creslane classroom that collects the most pounds of food will earn an ice cream party and a fire truck ride at the fire station! The winning classroom also gets to select the movie for the annual “Movie at the Firehouse” night.


Thank for for sending in non-perishable food items and thank you for helping our neighbors over the holidays.”

November 14 Update from Mr. Beck:

“Last year we donated 750 pounds of canned food items to the Food Pantry and to the Creswell Food 4 Kids program! I asked my children this morning what would be an incentive to increase the amount of food donated and my tree-year-old daughter s
uggested I kiss a pig. I should have waited until my daughter was not around and asked my son because he is more reasonable.
If we donate more than 750 pounds of canned food and non-perishable food items for our PBIS event I will kiss a pig. I feel sorry for the pig and it may be animal cruelty but if me kissing a pig helps feed families I am in! So, keep those food donations coming in over the next few weeks.”

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Seen and Heard on Campus: Keeping your head above “C” level

Good grades are rewarded at Creswell Middle School:

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A themed “Island Party” was to be had at Creswell Middle School for 180 students. Students who earned a grade of C or above on their first quarter report cards and no grade of D or F were invited to celebrate their achievements. Way to go Tigers!!!!

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Calendar Reminder: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

No school on Tuesday, November 11.

2014-13-CSD-CalendarNovember 11 is the day our nation observes Veterans Day. A thought on Veterans day:

Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Both holidays were established to recognize and honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. But Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May, was originally set aside as a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11, Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living Veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty.

On this Veterans Day be sure to remember and thank a veteran in your life.

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