FEBRUARY 2016 Calendar - Character Trait: CARING
February 9th - 5th Grade Girls Maturation @7:00 p.m. at Butler Middle School
February 10th - 5th Grade Boys Maturation @7:00 p.m. at Butler Middle School
February 11th - Classroom Valentines Day Celebrations
February 12th - NO SCHOOl - Teacher Professional Development Day
February 15th - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
February 16th - School Community Council @4:00 p.m.
February 17th - 5th Grade Girls Maturation @7:00 p.m. at Indian Hills Middle School
February 18th - 5th Grade Boys Maturation @7:00 p.m. at Indian Hills Middle School
February 19th - Early Release @1:55 p.m.
February 19th - School Spelling Bee for 4th/5th Graders @9:30 a.m.
February 26th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Report Card Day
February 29th - PTA Classic Skating Night from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
April 19th - Booster Night (STEM, Music, P.E., & Library) for all students and parents from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
May 24th - School Carnival for all students and parents from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
School begins at 9 AM and ends at 3:35 PM (Monday through Thursday) and ends 1:55 PM on Friday.
Morning Kindergarten starts at 9 AM and ends at 11:40 AM (Monday through Thursday) and 11 AM on Friday.
Afternoon Kindergarten starts at 12:55 PM and ends at 3:35 PM (Monday through Thursday) and begins at 11:55 AM and ends at 1:55 PM on Fridays.
Daily breakfast is served beginning at 8:30 a.m.
You may view the breakfast & lunch calendar online at:
Tip of the Month
by CSD's Parent Connections website
The holidays are now behind us and the New Year is in full swing! Your children may have been gifted new technology and now is a great time to set up or refresh rules for technology use at home. For children of any age, limiting screen time and monitoring technology use is important. Be an example to your children and be mindful in the rules you set. For age specific suggestions, read this article written by Michelle Barrington.
New Elementary Schedule
Following recommendations from a task force of elementary school teachers, the Canyons Board of Educationapproveda new elementary school schedule that will restore early-out Fridays and provide teachers with the tools they need to help ensure success for every student beginning in August of 2015.
The schedule stems from a proposal crafted by the Task Force, which included teachers from each of CSD’s 29 elementary schools and Jordan Valley School. The Task Force has met since December to gather information, problem-solve, and receive feedback from colleagues to develop a schedule that fully supports elementary school communities and ensures students are on track to becoming college- and career-ready.
The new schedule will give teachers time during the school day to collaborate to ensure each student succeeds. Trained specialists will provide curriculum-based instruction in areas such as physical education, arts or music while teachers meet to collaborate and plan their instructional strategies.
Early-out days will be held onFridays only. School will not release early on other days during short weeks in which classes are not held on Fridays. During such times, collaboration and planning time for teachers will be adjusted as appropriate.
What does this mean for Crescent Elementary?
Next year, we will have Brain Boosters. Brain Boosters are 30 minutes sessions where students work with Instructional Technicians.
Crescent’s Instructional Technicians:
Media Instructional Technicians: Lila MacFarlane & Ginger Brooks
Playworks/PE Instructional Technician: Aimee Carr
Music Instructional Technician: Debbie Bierman
STEM Instructional Technician: E.K. Koss
In grades 1st through 5th, students will be combined into four teams. The four groups will spend 30 minutes in each Brain Booster on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays. Kindergarten, due to their half day schedule, will have one Playworks lesson per week.
Brain Booster Schedule
K – Monday or Wednesday
1st Grade -- Monday and Wednesday afternoons
2nd Grade -- Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
3rd Grade -- Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons
4th Grade -- Tuesday and Thursday mornings
5th Grade -- Monday and Wednesday afternoons