We want to make you aware that there will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, at Clive and Crestview Elementary schools. These are professional development days for our teachers.
The April 24 date was previously scheduled and is part of our original district school year calendar. April 24 is a professional development day for all schools in our district. However, the Thursday, April 23, no-school day is new and is ONLY for Crestview and Clive Elementary schools. All other schools will be in session on April 23.
Clive and Crestview are adding the April 23 no-school day so that our classroom teachers can participate in a two-day New Tech Network training as we prepare to implement this model of instruction next year. The training is only available to us on these dates and is essential to preparing our teachers for next year. Please know that we will not have to make up this day at the end of the school year, and the last day of school will remain June 3.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Crestview kindergartners Cheri Cing and Gizelle Moreno-Casillas learn with rhythm sticks in music class.
Kindergarten music class is a time to explore, hear and develop the beginning knowledge and skill to listen and be able to talk about what students have heard and what they are learning. Students have been learning about rhythm and steady beat this week. They have been learning how to read rhythm notation and different ways to show their learning. One day, they played an echo game with Crestview music teacher William Bird where each student used rhythm sticks to play each rhythm as an echo and then from written music notation.
Crestview fifth-grader Nithya Myneni recently completed reading all 17 of this year’s Iowa Children’s Choice Award books.
Crestview fifth-grader Nithya Myneni recently completed reading all 17 of this year’s Iowa Children’s Choice Award books. Nithya’s favorite is “The Fast and the Furriest” by Andy Behrens, a comical story about a boy and his dog. An avid reader, Nithya is now enjoying “The Chronicles of Narnia” tales by C.S. Lewis.
Michelle Dodd’s first-graders at Crestview made necklaces with 100 Fruit Loops to celebrate the 100th day of school.
First-graders celebrated the 100th day of school with fun activities, such as stringing necklaces with 100 pieces of Fruit Loops cereal and making hats. Some students made projects with 100 items at home and shared them with classmates.
Crestview kindergartners Ian Leos, Diego Sanchez-Flores, Collin Nwasike, Ja’Shaun Thompson, and Benjamin Cook explore the fur of an opossum during a Polk County Conservation program about animals and their tracks
A Polk County conservationist visited kindergarten to teach the students about animal tracks. The children are learning new skills through games that are part of the Everyday Math curriculum.
Kindergartners Zoe Marturello and Ester Khim add two dice together and graph the answers as they play Everyday Math games at Crestview.