Crestwood Elementary PTA, Covington

Student Enrichment

Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program

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(none)
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Summer
Reflections
Reflections

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(none)
When:
October-November 2015

The Washington State PTA, in partnership with National PTA, sponsor a state wide arts education contest in the fall known as the Reflections Program. The 2015-2016 theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly." Student art entries are submitted in the following six categories: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Film/Video and Choreography/Dance. Only original works of art are accepted. Please contact Sheila McMahan at hownow200@aol.com for further information or to volunteer to help with the program.
Watch D.O.G.S.
Watch D.O.G.S.

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(none)
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Yearlong

Attention! Dads Of Great Students! Fathers and father figures make a huge impact on students. Join Crestwood and the National PTA in this rewarding program where men are helping out in the classroom.
School Store
School Store

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Year Long

We are in the planning stages of the school store right now with Mr. Preis. The store will serve as a reward system for students. If you would like to help, let us know!
Raz-Kids
Raz-Kids

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When:
All Year


With Raz-Kids, students can listen to, read, and even record themselves reading literary and informational eBooks—anytime, anywhere! Corresponding eQuizzes test comprehension and online running records help teachers assess each student. A 2013 CODiE Award Finalist! Your PTA provides this program for our school community. If you need to change your reading level or simply need help, please contact your teacher or the program chair.
Crestwood Reader's Club
Crestwood Reader's Club

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(none)
When:
All Year

Community Relations

Membership
Membership

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This committee handles the PTA membership drive. Our 2015-2016 goal is to have 115 members!
Clothing Bank
Clothing Bank

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(none)
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Crestwood's Night is 2.23.15, 5:30-8:15pm

The Kent Area Council Clothing Bank serves underprivileged youth from birth to age 18. Families are able to select a limited number of clothes, school supplies, and new socks and new underwear. The clothing bank accepts tax deductible donations at their location which is in the Kent Phoenix Academy. Crestwood PTA supports the clothing bank with a monetary donation of $100 per year and provides 5-8 volunteers one or two nights per year. If you are interested in volunteering to work at the clothing bank for a 2 1/2 hour shift, please contact Crystal Dana at Crystal.Spriggs@gmail.com.
Media-Newsletter, Website, and Reader Board
Media-Newsletter, Website, and Reader Board

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(none)
When:
All Year

Services

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

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Popcorn Fridays
Popcorn Fridays

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When:
Approximately every other Friday during the year

Popcorn is 25 cents per bag! For your convenience you can buy a Popcorn Pass for your child from the PTA at the beginning of the year!
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

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(none)

We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Be on the look out for a new design this year! We will offer t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and full-zip sweatshirts. We will have a sample T-Shirt of the new logo at the Back To School Event on August 26, 2015, 4-7pm at the Spirit Wear table. Order forms for Spirit Wear will go out in September and again in the late winter. For more information, please contact Emily Goria, goriaemily@hotmail.com.
Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair

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When:
December

Time to buy those books your children love and complete your holiday shopping for the kids and adults on your list! All proceeds from the book fair are used to update the Crestwood Library. The next book fair will be held December __, 2015.
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

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In the fall of 2015, we will ask each that each student is prepared with an emergency comfort kit. Comfort kits can be assembled at home or they will be available for purchase through the PTA. A list of recommended items will be available soon.
School Picture Days
School Picture Days

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Fall and Spring

Two or three volunteers assist O'Connor Photography with school pictures.

Family Fun

Last Minute Volunteer
Last Minute Volunteer

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September 1, 2015 - June 17, 2016

text to display Sign up here if you would love to volunteer at any PTA function when help is really needed at the last minute. We will definitely call or email you!
Curriculum Night & Ice Cream Social
Curriculum Night & Ice Cream Social

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When:
Thursday, September 24

Join us for a free Ice Cream Social at Crestwood's Open House and Curriculum Night!
Skate Night
Skate Night

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(none)
When:
November __, 5-7 PM

Join us for a fun night of skating and friends at the Auburn Skate Connection. Located at 1825 Howard Road, Auburn, WA 98002. Crestwood PTA is sponsoring this event so admission is FREE. Invite all of your friends and family!
Bingo Night
Bingo Night

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A highly anticipated and fun family night for all! Expect more great prizes this year!
Science and Math Fun Night
Science and Math Fun Night

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(none)
Dance - theme TBD
Dance - theme TBD

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When:
January, 6-8pm

Come join in the fun at the Crestwood Dance. Pizza, snacks, and cotton candy will be available to purchase.
Cocoa with Santa
Cocoa with Santa

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December

Santa comes to Crestwood December ____! After listening to the Crestwood Choir, kids can sit on Santa's lap and have a free 5x7 photo taken by O'Connor Photography. O'Connor also offers photo packages to purchase. Cookies, cocoa, and coffee are provided. This is a FREE event for our Crestwood community provided by the PTA. Children can write a letter to Santa while they wait to see him. There will also be make and take crafts, story time, and the Scholastic Book Fair (in the Library).
Movie Night
Movie Night

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(none)
When:
February

Join us for a PG movie in the multipurpose room. Admission is free! Food and snacks will be available for purchase.

Passive Fundraising

Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education

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We run a monthly classroom contest for the most Box Tops collected! The winning classroom is recognized with a classroom certificate and a treat bag at the end of the month by our Box Tops Chairperson. At the end of the year the classroom with the most cumulative points wins a Popsicle Party! We can only use Box Tops that are intact and have not expired. If you don't have time to cut the Box Tops to the right size send them to school with your child and we'll do the clipping!
SHOPAROO
SHOPAROO

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When:
Runs August-August

We tallied up 123,470 Shoparoo Points totaling $246.94 in our first year. We currently have 34 School Supporters enrolled in Shoparoo. Let's try to get up to 100 members this year and see if we can make $1,000 for our school! Use your smart phone or tablet to upload any RECEIPT (except gas stations) snapped via the SHOPAROO app! Receipts must be snapped within a 14-day period to count for Shoparoo points. Those who do not have a smart phone or tablet can send their receipts with their child to turn into their teacher and our School Coordinator will snap them for you! If you want your receipt back, please write your name and child's teacher on the back of the receipt.
Smith Brothers
Smith Brothers

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(none)
When:
All Year

Local, fresh, milk, delivered to your door.
Crestwood PTA earns $20 for each new sign-up. The offer is valid for new customers only who maintain service for 4 deliveries.
When signing up enter the promo code "PTA" and enter "Crestwood Elementary" in the "How did you hear about us?" field.
Give it a try!

Fundraising

McTeacher Night
McTeacher Night

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When:
April 2015

Help raise money for Crestwood by attending McTeacher Night. Last year $951 was raised for PTA programs and school support. Plan on attending in April!