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Crosby Update

Posted on: October 31, 2023


Southwest Local Schools 

“Academic and Social Growth for ALL students, EVERYDAY!”  

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Dear Parents and Guardians, 

November is the month for gratitude. Thank you for all you do to make our school a great place to be! We appreciate your support! 


NOTEWORTHY DATES- Mark your calendars!  


   1      Pollinator Garden Installation- 3rd Gr 

   2      Banking Day    

   6      GOAL Day for 5th Graders 

   7      Teacher Inservice Day- No school for students 

   9      Veteran’s Day Ceremony- 1:45 p.m. 

 10      No School- Veterans' Day 

15      5th Grade Field Trip- iSpace 

 16      Banking Day 

 20      5th Grade Field Trip- iSpace 

 21      5th Grade Field Trip- iSpace 

 22      No School- Conference Release Day 

23-24  No School- Thanksgiving Break 



   3      PTO Breakfast with Santa 

4-8      PTO Santa Shop / Food and Clothing Drive 

   6      1st & 2nd Grade Musicals (6:00 & 7:00 p.m.) 

   7      Banking Day 

11-15      Aimweb Testing K-3 

 20      Christmas Parties 2:00 

 21      End of Quarter- No School for Students 

22-Jan 2      No School- Winter Break 



   3      School Reopens 

   4      Banking Day 

8-12      MAP Testing 

 15      No School- MLK Jr. Day 

 18      Banking Day 



   1      Banking Day/Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8 

   7      Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-7:30 

   8      JS Counselors Visit 5th Graders to Register for JS 

 14      Valentines’ Day Party 2:00 

 15      Banking Day  

 16      No School- Conference Release Day 

 19      No School- Presidents' Day 

28      Junior School Parent Orientation for 5th Grade Parents 7:00 p.m. 



1-3      PTO Crosby’s Girls Getaway 

   7      Banking Day 

  8      End of Quarter- No School for Students 

13      Spring Pictures 

18      Variety Show 7:00 p.m. (5th Grade + Choir) 

18-22      MAP Testing 

 21      Banking Day 

25-29      No School- Spring Break 



   1      No School- Easter Monday 

2-30     State Testing Gr 3-5 

  4      Banking Day 

18      Banking Day 

23      3rd & 4th Grade Musicals (6:00 & 7:00 p.m) 



   2      Banking Day 

6-10      State Testing Gr 3-5 & Aimsweb Testing Gr K-3 

 16      Banking Day 

 17      Teacher Inservice Day- NO school for students  

 22      Last Day for Students 




Please DO NOT park in the BUS ONLY lane during dismissal. This is a safety issue to have students walking in front of buses. It also causes delays with buses being able to get in and out of the school to pick up students. We have newly posted signs to remind you that all vehicles should be entering into the parking lot area to pick up students. There is also a BUS ONLY sign to remind you that ONLY BUSES are to use the lane going to the back of the building. We have also posted NO PARKING signs to remind you NOT to use those spaces during arrival and dismissal. We would appreciate your support in keeping our students safe and helping dismissals run smoothly!  



We have been very lucky over the last several years and have not had to cancel any routes due to the national bus shortage. This year we are having difficulty finding bus drivers. There are a few drivers who are going to be out with surgery later in the year and we are working now to try to fill those spots so that routes will not have to be canceled. If you know anyone who would be interested in being a bus driver, you can find the posting on our school’s website. 



G.O.A.L. (Growing Our Aspirations and Life-skills) DAY 

We have a new career/life-skill initiative at Crosby Elementary this year! Our fifth graders will be participating in GOAL Day on the morning of November 6th. Students will have the opportunity to select areas of interest and attend two different sessions to learn more about careers or life-skills. Thank you to Mrs. Lee for all her work to make this day happen!  



If you haven’t had a chance to complete the SLSD Community Engagement Survey, please do so ASAP.  We really want to hear from the community!  Here is the link: 



We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Cincinnati Nature Center to plant a pollinator garden in our courtyard. Mrs. Hursh has been instrumental in organizing this endeavor. Therefore, the 3rd grade students will be helping to plant the garden on November 1st. All students will have an opportunity to use the garden and help maintain it in future years. 



Crosby students will be participating in the Art to Remember fundraiser once again this year. Individualized flyers have been sent home with your child. See the attached flyer for additional information.  

Art to Remember.pdf 



All students in half day Kindergarten – 5th grade have a school fee set by the Board of Education, which is used to purchase educational materials and other items used by each student.  The fee for the 2023-24 school year will be $70.00 ($60 + $10 tech fee).  Full day kindergarten is tuition based.  Deadline for payment of fees is October 2, 2023.  Checks should be made payable to “Southwest Local School District”.  Or you may log in to our Parent Portal Click on the 9 squares (top right of your screen) and click PayForIt.  




2023 Holiday Assistance SIGN UP (1).pdf 



Crosby Elementary will be having a celebration honoring our Veterans on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 1:45 p.m. Our program will be held outside.  Should there be inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. We would like to invite and honor parents/relatives of our students who have served in the armed forces to attend.  Please respond below so that we may plan on the number of honorees that may join us.  Please respond by Friday, November 3, 2023. 



Crosby Elementary will be collecting any leftover candy you may have from Trick-or-Treat to donate to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center to send to active-duty soldiers. Left over candy can be dropped off in the office by Friday, November 3rd.  



Harrison High School is trying to start a ski club and if we can get students interested in skiing at a younger age, it will strengthen our numbers in the future. See the attached flyer for information on a discounted 4 day pass.  

Harrison Community Ski Flyer (2).pdf 



Does your child enjoy performing: singing, dancing, and acting? Check out the attached flyer!  

Performance Arts Inc. Flyer 



At Crosby Elementary, we have several levels of mental health support for students. Mrs. Lee, our full-time school counselor, is the first line of contact for any of your student’s social or emotional needs. We also partner with Best Point (formally Children’s Home) to offer school therapy to students. Best Point also offers Care Coordination to help parents in the home as well. A Best Point referral can be made by Mrs. Lee or by you as the parent or guardian: 

Online – or  

Over the phone – 513-272-2800 Ask for the Intake Department 



How do I access my child’s grades and report card? 

An official ProgressBook Parent/Student mobile app is now available in the iPhone App Store and the Google Play Store. With the ProgressBook Parent /Student mobile app, students and their families can track grades, view homework assignments, monitor attendance, and more If you have any questions, please email


How does the district/school communicate information? 

District- email using School Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, website 

School- Principal- Monthly Email/Text sent using School Messenger 

Facebook and Twitter is used to post reminders only- all new information will be communicated through email/text.  

Teachers- Progress Book, weekly newsletters, Clever, teacher app 

PTO- Membership Toolkit: or Facebook: Crosby Elementary PTO 


How do I email my child’s teacher? 

All staff member’s emails are  

Or this page will link you to our staff directory: