Spirit Council Weekly Broadcast
Each week, our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade representatives collaborate with one another by writing, editing, and sharing their script with the faculty advisors. After our students film the segment, it’s then sent out to all of the faculty to share with the student body on Monday mornings. They give us the school news, upcoming Crestview sports games, a weather report, and some fun facts about the teachers in a new segment called “Teacher Trivia." Check out Februrary 13 morning's broadcast here!
Last week our fifth graders went to Astrocamp in Idyllwild, California. They zip lined, built and launched rockets, rock climbed the canyon walls of Valles Marineris on Mars, hiked under the stars, exploded hydrogen balloons, played with liquid nitrogen and explored the world of lights and lasers. All this in about three feet of snow! A good time was had by all and we were greeted back with lots of warm sunshine!
Our 2017 Crestview Rocket Basketball Season has begun! As of now, we have 7 confirmed games with 3 additional games and tournament still pending. With 18 students participating this season, we will be able to make two teams! Since we do not have a full court, we will be traveling to all our games. If you are interested in assisting with transportation and snack duty, please feel free to reach out. Thank you for your support and cheering us on!
Tuesday 1/24 vs Barnhart (3:30 pm)
Tuesday 1/31 vs White Memorial (3:30 pm)
Thursday 2/9 vs La Canada Prep (3:30 pm)
Wednesday 2/15 vs Bethany (3:30 pm)
Tuesday 2/21 vs Averson (3:45 pm)
Tuesday 2/28 vs New Horizon
Wednesday 3/1 vs Bethany
Pending games against: St. Mark's, Gooden, and Chandler Tournament
Vote for Contest
The fifth grade students wrote and delivered a persuasive speech on a particular word using a pun as their slogan. Contestants’ word choices included Vote for Moon, You Won’t Be Eclipsed, Vote for Clock, It’s Time You Did, and Vote for Car, It Won’t Steer You Wrong. Their speeches needed to be memorized and a poster and simple costume and/or prop were required. Mrs. Dorio, Ms. Contreras, and Mrs. G were our judges. Our “winners” were Sienna, Pierre, and Kyrmina. Everyone did a great job!
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Grandparents and Special Friends Day was well attended with close to two hundred guests. This popular event is always a highlight of our calendar, and extends our school's ongoing reverence and celebration of family. Crestview strongly believes that grandparents and Special friends have an honored place and a unique role in both the upbringing and education of the students . We look forward to welcoming them next year. A big thank you goes out to the Grigorian Family for generously providing two waitstaff, and to our fabulous volunteer parents and alumni who graciously contributed their time to this event!
Fifth Grade Drip Irrigation Project
Fifth grade, in conjunction with service learning and eco club, have been challenged to find an economical and efficient means of turning our current garden sprinklers into a drip irrigation system. The first step was to research the what and why of drip irrigation. Next was the design phase. Each group drew up plans including a list of materials. Phase three was to build and test their design. Each group will test and revise until we have a winning prototype.
The Rockets flag football team final game!
The Rockets Flag Football Team’s first season has come to an end with lots of promise for next year. Our final game of the season was a nail biter. It was a back and forth battle that had the crowd going wild. The Rockets ended up falling short on their final possession, but regardless of the outcome, the Crestview Rockets never stopped working hard as a team. Thank you to all that attended the game, the support couldn’t have been better.
Fourth Grade Overnight Trip
Camp cabins, s'mores, and hiking under the stars! Last week, our very own 4th graders and their chaperones ventured off on a 3 day overnight trip visiting three very different educational spots around Southern California. We started our trip in Dana Point at the Ocean Institute where students did experiments at sea on the research vessel as well as investigating different types of sea life during our tide pool exploration. Following our day at the beach, our group moved to the Lazy W Ranch to set up camp and have some fun within six of California’s ecosystems. Our group hiked through the Chaparral investigating the environment, did team building activities, made candles, and went back in time to 1848 to pan for gold. Our trip concluded with a historical trip to the San Juan Capistrano Mission allowing the students to tour one of the oldest buildings in our state. Each room told the story of the Spanish settlers without losing sight of the original Native Americans that once roamed our land.
The Rockets flag football team!
On Tuesday afternoon, the Crestview Rockets participated in their second flag football game against Waverly School. The Rockets took the early lead with three touchdown passes. Our defense was able to hold them back with a final score of 28-14. We had a great turnout from both parents and faculty. The next game will be Thursday, October 20 at 3:30pm in front of the Rose Bowl on the grass field. Plenty of seats still available, come support our team!
Sixth Grade Goes to Catalina (C.E.L.P)
The sixth graders return from Catalina! The weather was perfect, and fun was had by all. They learned about ecosystems big and small. Snorkeling, kayaking, and exploring the island through eco hikes during the day, and starry walks at night. We sang songs around a campfire, bonded in our bunks, and there is word of an impromptu comedy show put on in the girls cabin. There may even be some camera footage around.
Maker time kicked off in full force this week! The third graders were tasked with building a lid for the compost pile. Measurements were taken, and the math was done. The next step was sawing the wood. To get better acquainted with the saw and the safety procedures they practiced on cardboard first. Meanwhile the fourth graders are creating and building their own games using our Open Classroom shed maker materials. It’s safe to say, maker time is a hit!