District News

End of Year Information

Posted on: May 17, 2020
Important Information

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

It is hard to believe that this is my last Parent Update of the 2019-2020 school year. I have truly enjoyed getting to know you and your child(ren) this year.  It makes me quite sad that this is how the year has to end. I am hoping that over the next few months our country can make great strides in fighting this virus so we can get back to some sense of normalcy in August! 

As I wrap up my first year as a principal, and set goals for the future, I would appreciate your feedback on my performance.  Please take a few minutes to answer a short survey at  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=7UrsNwBR2Uqkf17bBPylBumZq53WKtdBmo68VlDWqohUNTdVRUJGM0dEMDVVV0pCMjVMTUVXVUZKNi4u .

As always, if you have any questions on the items below, don't hesitate to reach out!

Joanne Aghotte 

Principal 

Crosby Elementary 

 

MESSAGE FROM MRS. OSTRANDER 

I have been in contact with The American Heart Association several times since schools have closed down regarding your child’s reward prizes. When the schools closed down in early March, the association stopped sending prizes until schools reopened. At this time, they have not been cleared by health experts to resume the mailings so we will be receiving our prizes when school resumes in the fall. Unfortunately, this pandemic has caused many things like this to happen across our country and the world. The Heart Association and I thank you and your child for your patience in waiting for the prizes. I am assuming that I will have most of the students back at Crosby and that the 5th graders are moving on to the Jr. high. If that will not be the case for your family, please send me your forwarding address so that we can get the prizes to your child. If they are transferring to Whitewater, Harrison El., or Miamitown, I will be able to get their prizes to them through other gym teachers in the district. Thanks for your understanding! 

Brenda Ostrander 

Brenda.ostrander@southwestschools.org 

 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION 

There are only 2 more food distribution days left.

Monday, May 18th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday, May 22nd from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Due to Memorial Day on Monday, May 25)

 

PERSONAL BELONGING PICK-UP / TEACHER FAREWELL 

Teachers will ONLY be available at the times below, and you will ONLY be able to pick up belongings for the child in that grade level. If you prefer to pick-up all of your children’s belongings at once and not have them see their teacher, there are times available on the 21st.  

If you haven't signed up, please click the link and sign up for a time to come through the line. There are 10 spots every 15 minutes.  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45abae2ea1fd0-crosby 

Tuesday, May 19:  

8:00 -11:00 a.m. 1st Grade in front of building / 2nd Grade in back of building 

11:00 – 2:00 p.m. 3rd Grade in front of building / 4th Grade in back of building  

Wednesday, May 20:  

8:00-11:00 a.m. Kindergarten in back of building 

11:00-2:00 p.m. 5th Grade in back of building 

Thursday, May 21:  

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Any grades in back of building. (No teacher farewells). 

 

BRAIN BAG #3 TURN IN 

Due to safety concerns, we will NOT be collecting Brain Bag #3 on belonging pick up days. Please do NOT bring it to turn in on those days. You will be able to drop it off on Friday, May 22nd from 8:00-2:00 p.m. in the tubs in the front lot. You may also choose to scan Brain Bag #3 and email it to your child’s teacher instead of physically turning it in.  Teachers may also give you other directions on submission of Brain Bag #3 since it contained many projects that students may want to keep. 

 

DEVICE COLLECTION

If your child borrowed a computer, all devices should be returned by Friday, May 22nd.

If you are dropping it off Friday, May 22 from 8:30-12:00 please come to the car-pool lane.

If you are dropping it off Friday, May 22 between 12:00-2:00, please drop it off in the front office.

If you need evening hours, we will collect devices on Thursday, May 21st in the car pool lane from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

 

FIFTH GRADE CELEBRATION PARADE

Since our 5th graders aren't able to celebrate in their usual fashion, we would like to honor them with a parade. Crosby staff will be lining up on Wednesday, May 27th at 10:30 a.m. to drive around town to celebrate our 5th graders heading to middle school. We will also be presenting them with a special yard sign to display proudly. If you have a fifth grader, you will receive more information on approximate times for your child to be outside for the parade. Let's hope for good weather!!!