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Crosby Update

Posted on: October 30, 2021


  1. Student and staff safety and wellness will be our #1 priority, every day. 
  1. We will academically grow our students 1.5 years via MAP (Fall to Spring). 
  1. 100% of our students will be involved in extracurricular activities- at each building.  
  1. 97% of our students will graduate in 4 years. 
  1. We will treat our facilities with respect and care, daily.  


SAFETY (Goal #1) 


On, Wednesday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m., Crosby Elementary will be having a Lockdown/Evacuation (ALICE) Drill. The drill will consist of two parts. The first will be a lockdown drill where we announce the building is being locked down and teachers and students should proceed with business as usual. One example of when we might use this type of lockdown, is if there is a suspected person on the loose in our vicinity. We would bring all students inside and make sure all outside entrances are locked. Teachers would continue to teach the students. The second type of drill we practice is an intruder drill. During this drill, we will talk to students about two options: lockdown or evacuation. Depending on the threat, teachers will either decide to lockdown in their rooms (hunkered in the corner, blockading doors, etc.) or evacuate to a location outside of the building. We have worked with the local police and fire departments to create our evacuation plan- we purposely do not share this information with the public because we do not want to create a target area for an active shooter. Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and Crosby Fire will also be on-site the day of the drill to evaluate our plan and give any necessary feedback. These drills are not meant to be scary; our goal is to have students feel prepared, just as we do when we practice for a fire drill each month. Teachers will be speaking with students before the drill to help them understand that we are practicing for something that will likely not happen, but it is important to be prepared in case it would. I have attached a video some teachers are using with students if you are looking for some ways to speak to your child about it at home. 




All 2nd and 5th graders will be taking the InView Test between November 12-23. Check with your child’s teacher about specific dates your child will be assessed. There are multiple parts and they can be given on different days. There is not any studying or preparation for this assessment.  

The InView Test is a nationally normed cognitive abilities test used to qualify students for gifted and talented. The InView acts like an IQ test, measuring a student’s ability to use information and apply it in new and different ways, evaluating how a student analyzes and employs higher-order thinking skills (including verbal reasoning, sequences, analogies, and quantitative reasoning), and measuring a student’s cognitive abilities that are needed to learn and succeed in school. 



Check out this link for an enrichment opportunity for your child. 



We are excited to be able to host a Veteran’s Day Celebration at Crosby Elementary once again! We have almost 100 Veteran’s coming to join us! Thank you for filling out the survey so that we know how many guests to plan for. Our ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 9th at 9:30 a.m. in the back of the school. Grades 1-5 will attend and each have a small part in the ceremony. We will have some chairs set up for our Veteran guests, and the remaining will stand, like what we did for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. In the case of inclement weather, we will move the program to Wednesday, November 10th at the same time.  




Unicycle is up and running!  

Mrs. Fuller has overwhelming interest in Lego Club for Third Grade- she maxed out in the first day!  

Mr. Markewicz will be starting up Girls and Boys Basketball Club as well.  

Look for additional clubs coming soon!  

PTO is also bringing back Crystal Clear Science! It will look slightly different and there will not be a need for volunteers as in previous years. Due to the number of classes, grade levels have been split up between three separate dates: November 5, 12, and 19. I am sure your child will come home telling you all about it!  



In the month of November, we will be focusing on love, kindness, honesty, mindfulness, and teamwork! Speak to your children about these traits and strength spot them when you see them displaying them at home!  




1   PBIS Pancake Breakfast for Monthly Winners 

2   Teacher Inservice Day – No School for Students (Election Day) 

4   Banking Day 

9   Veteran’s Day Celebration 9:30 a.m.  

10  Lightning Squad / Rain Date for Veteran’s Day Celebration  

11  Veterans Day – No School 

12-23   InView Testing for Grades 2 and 5 

18 Banking Day 

24 Conference Release Day – No School 

 25-26 Thanksgiving Break – No School 

 29   PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. 



2 Banking Day 

8 Lightning Squad/ 3rd & 4th Grade Musical @AC  

16 Banking Day 

17 First Semester Ends – No School 

20 – 1/3   Winter Break – No School 



4 School Reopens 

7 Banking Day 

12 Lightning Squad 

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School 

21 Banking Day 

31 PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. 



  9 Lightning Squad 

10 Banking Day/Conference Night 

15 Conference Night 

18 Conference Release Day – No School 

21 President’s Day – No School 

24 Banking Day 

28 PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. 



 9 Lightning Squad 

10 Banking Day 

16  Spring Picture Day 

18 Third Quarter Ends – No School 

 21-25 Spring Break – No School 

28 PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. 

31 Banking Day 



12  First/Second Grade Musical @ AC 

13 Lightning Squad 

14 Banking Day 

15 Good Friday – No School 

18 No School 

25 PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. 

28 Banking Day 



12 Banking Day 

20 Teacher Inservice Day – No School 

26 Banking Day 

30 Memorial Day – No School 



  1 Last Day for Students 

  2 Second Semester Ends 

  3 Records Day for Teachers