Crestview's Kinder Picnic brought together our new families who were warmly welcomed by Ms. Baudelia and the Crestview Community. The weather turned out to be beautiful, and the children and parents alike enjoyed meeting and learning more about Crestview. The past, present and future were well represented by our Alumni Family, Mrs. & Mr. Moline and their son Marcos (Class of 2015), our current Kindergarten students, and the truly adorable younger siblings who made good use of all the space in Crestview park.
Sixth Grade Graduation
It was a lovely event, with student speeches and performances, that did not leave a dry eye in the house. We present to you the Class of 2017! We wish them the greatest success in the future. We will miss them and their families, and look forward to seeing them on campus.
Our students delighted their families with harmonious and joyful renditions from Mary Poppins, The King and I, and West Side Story. The dedication of Mrs. Do and Mr. Nunez was clearly evident, and the culmination of the evening was the spirited performance by our Class of 2017. Our thanks to our accompanist, alumni parent Dr. Sanya Henderson.
Open House and Book Fair
Our students presented a magnificent array of talent to their families and friends at our Open House and Book Fair last Sunday. The Art show exhibited the creative and dynamic artistry of Kindergarten through sixth grade. Thank you so much for supporting our Book Fair! Your generosity goes toward expanding our library’s book collection. As part of our Book Fair celebration the author Stuart Gibbs visited our library to sign his books, and answer student questions. A huge thank you to our magnificent volunteers who contributed to the success of our event.
Class of 2011 Reunion
We welcomed the Class of 2011 who had been invited to “return, reconnect and reminisce” on the Crestview campus. Seventeen alumni attended, and along with their parents and teachers to recall the halcyon days of elementary school. Among the highlights of the afternoon were impromptu basketball games, gliding on the swings and sliding down The Rocket! We are very proud of our alumni who will be attending U.C. Berkeley, Central Arkansas State (to play D1 volleyball), Miami University Ohio, Penn State, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Rice University, Rhode Island School of Design, UCLA, USC, University of Michigan, University of Oregon, University of Puget Sound, Washington University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. As they embark on new adventures, we look forward to hearing of their future accomplishments, and milestones, and hope they come back and visit soon.
Fourth Grade Birdhouses
The fourth graders have been working very hard making birdhouses in Maker class. The project started with a four foot by two foot piece of wood. Students first learned how to read a tape measure, which they took around campus measuring all sorts of objects. Once mastered, the students measured out the pieces they would need, the lines were drawn, and the cutting began. Each student sent their piece of wood through the scroll saw, drilled and screwed them together. After assembly they were sent to Art class and should be going home soon. We may have missed the nesting season but the kids learned several skills and had a great time doing it.
Crestview Celebrates Earth WeekCrestview celebrates earth week with a theme for each day!
Wednesday, April 19: Vegetarian Day. We will invite everyone to be vegetarian for a day.
Thursday, April 20: A Day Unplugged. Eco Club suggest ways to have “a day unplugged” in your class room.
Turn off lights.
Charge devices and use them on battery only, so literally “unplugged.”
Keep the thermostat set at 78°.
Limit printing to 10 pages.
Turn of lights.
Charge devices and use them on battery only, so literally “unplugged” but limit use to 1 hour.
Keep the thermostat set at 80°.
Turn off lights.
Turn off thermostat.
…..and the band played on!
Braving wind gusts, pollen rain and flying sheet music, our Crestview String Ensemble, Beginning, and Advanced Bands and played a delightful program including compositions by Handel, Puccini and John Williams. After a rousing performance of the Eagle Summit March, the performance was moved to the Music room, with overflow capacity seated in the library. Our thanks to Ms. Baudelia and Mr. DeClerk for rapidly setting up the livestream so that all attending could see and hear the performance. We applaud our students who demonstrated a maturity unexpected in children so young, and talent that we’ve come to expect under the experienced tutelage of Mrs. Jin Do and Mr. John Nunez.
Gentle Barn Field Trip
The fourth grade visited the Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita, a farm animal rescue organization. The students hugged the cows, fed the horses and donkeys, and snuggled up to goats, turkeys, and pigs. In preparation, the students read the rescue stories on their website to better connect to the animals on trip. As part of a cross curricular project with Service Learning, the students made denim feed bags for the horses. That included measuring, cutting, sewing, and decorating. The Gentle Barn staff was very appreciative of our students’ hard work and their donation to the Gentle Barn. Check out the website at www.gentlebarn.org and visit the animals on Sundays when they’re open to the public. Experience the trip by checking out the video below.
Track and Field Tournament
On March 10, our track team competed against eight different schools at Chandler's 51st annual track and field day. With our backs against the wall due to a late entry, our students competed fearlessly against all the other experienced schools and runners. Several of our student's earned ribbons for their efforts, but all of our students worked extremely hard to represent Crestview at the highest level. A special thank you to our very own Coach Alfredo and all who helped make this day a success!
These photographs from last Saturday’s Moonlight, Blues & Bar B Q show that the only thing the rain dampened was the patio! With eyes on the weather,and Crestview’s signature drink in hand, our guests imbibed under the comfort of a marquee, whilst enjoying the Blues and moves of the band. Our thanks to Charlie Marko for being an outstanding Auctioneer, Cam Sanders, whose photographs captured the joyous mood of the evening, and Blue Flame Whiskey for keeping us entertained with their fabulous blues and rock renditions! Moonlight & Blues were enjoyed by Crestview parents, friends and supporters, who mingled, danced, and dined, whilst generously bidding on an assortment of terrific trips and experiences. For those of you unable to join us, we thank you for your generous support of our auction, and we look forward to seeing you at our gala next year!
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!