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Our year has seemed to go so fast thus far! During this time, please help us keep our students warm by making sure they have coats, hats, etc. as they arrive to school. If you are missing sweatshirts and other clothing items, then please check our growing lost and found.

October was highlighted by our parent-teacher conferences and our attendance was wonderful. Thank you for your involvement in your child’s education. We also had Right-to-Read Week, Donuts for Dads, Harvest Parties, Book Fair, Touch-A-Truck, and Literacy Night. We also completed our 3rd grade AIR testing. Thank you to our community for your engagement this year! November and December events included: Supporting Veterans Day Program, Pepperoni Roll Fundraiser, Conducting Safety Drills, Math Literacy Night, Ohio Reads Program, Family Intervention Team meeting for administration, prayer meeting for staff, interim reports, new playground equipment installation and music programs. First grade performed on November 16. The Third grade will perform on December 14, 6:30 p.m. at Crestview Elementary. We will, of course, have our Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the district calendar for more details.

How can I help my child succeed in school?

Stay involved and feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns. Ask your child about their day and encourage them to talk about their day. Do not talk negatively about your child’s teacher. Read with your child every night, even if it is a short period of time. Make sure your child is getting enough sleep each night and eating healthy. Help your child with work sent home. Teach your child to be kind and respectful. Please make sure your child is at school as much as possible. Our focus the next few months is having a Positive Attitude! POSITIVE ATTITUDES WILL SUCCEED... We communicate positive behavior expectations by being good role models, and promoting positive behaviors often and everywhere! At Crestview Elementary we support these expectations through posters, classroom lessons, videos, activities, class climate, announcements, recognition and reinforcement.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. We hope you and your family enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help every child feel welcome, connected, and part of our Crestview Community.

This year our theme will be, Crestview Elementary - “Under Construction, On the Road to Success.” We have phenomenal teachers who spend hours planning using research based strategies to create classroom activities to engage our students. We are also excited about our preschool addition and to have Joyce Picking serving in the preschool teaching position. Also, welcome to Kami Haubiel as intervention specialist teacher.

Open House will be August 21 from 5-6:30 p.m. You are welcome to meet teachers and drop off student supplies in classrooms anytime during the open house block. If you plan to pick up students in the “pick-up line” please be sure to get two name placards to display on your visor.

First Day Celebration will be on August 23 at 8:30 a.m. Parents are asked to transition off campus after the parade so teachers can begin getting to know your child and setting routines. As always, we welcome your time and talents. If you would like to support different initiatives this year or volunteer, please let your classroom teacher know. I am honored to serve as building principal and it is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support social and emotional growth. Please feel free to contact me at 419-895-1700, extension 16000, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Once again, welcome to new and returning families! Let’s make it another great year at Crestview! Be sure to follow our Facebook page “Crestview Elementary School” and sign up for SchoolMessenger (Communication Preferences & Opt-out) on our website: www.crestviewschools.net, to receive updates as they are released.


We have had a marvelous start to the school year with the students and staff working diligently! A lot of fun and learning is going on in our building. You will be receiving information about upcoming field trips, fire muster (thanks to our fire departments), parent-teacher conferences, and information as we focus on “positive culture” throughout the building. Thank you Crestview Parents Club who have supported our efforts by providing supplies for our positive culture initiative. Students love “caught being good” by staff! Our teachers have attended some fabulous training that they will bring back to the building. Also a literacy coach from Mid-Ohio ESC will be coming one day/week who will be working our teachers. We also had a visit from the Board of Education and Mr. Dunlap! They were very complimentary of the building.

A reminder that interim reports will go home this month. Elementary student pictures are scheduled for October 6th. There will be a Math Night in partnership with Ashland University on Thursday, November 3rd, starting at 5:30 p.m. with pizza, and games from 6-7:00 p.m. I welcome your time and talents at Crestview. If you are unable to volunteer during the school day; and would like to help, please contact your child’s teacher to see how you can support them. As a working mom of four, I know cutting out lamination and sending in supplies can be much appreciated. My office is always open for conversation and ideas. 

Thank you for a warm welcome to Crestview! Respectfully, Kate Hamilton


Students are working hard daily and we are continuing to building positive school culture! After Christmas break, ask your students about PAWS (Positive Attitudes Will Succeed), class opportunities to be successful, cougar coins, and our implementation of a fun reward system.

Thank you to our parents club for their support of dinners during conference nights. We had a great turn-out and appreciate your time and commitment.

We had a successful Math Night, Annual Johnny Appleseed lesson in first grade, and Donuts for Dads was held in our kindergarten classrooms. In November we enjoyed Thanksgiving programs, participated in Veterans’ Day program and are planning to hold a Christmas program in December. This is a very exciting time of year.

As the winter season blows in please be reminded that we will have outdoor recess on days that the temperature (including wind-chill) is above 25 degrees. Send students with hats and gloves with their name in them, if possible, as these items often become lost. 

As always, if you have questions or would like to volunteer, please feel free to contact the school office at 419-895-1700, ext. 16000.

We would like to thank everyone who supported our first Read-A-Thon. Students logged over 5,000 minutes in a just one week! Funds supported a variety of activities during the last week of school during “Camp Crestview”. Students were in multi-age cabins and participated in a multitude of teacher-led stations. 8th Grade students served as “counselors” for the elementary students helping them to create a cabin chant and banner. Students enjoyed a monster truck visit and a science movie shown in the Dome Theater. We look forward to continuing this event in the future. 

We encourage students to READ, READ and READ this summer!. The district is fortunate to have a branch for the Mansfield Public Library right on campus. There are many opportunities for families to enjoy with special events planned throughout the summer. You can call 419-895-0010 for hours and access to the event schedule.

Some upcoming dates to keep in mind:

  • August 17 - Class Lists will be posted
  • August 22 - Open House from 5:00-6:30 p.m./Parent Meetings at 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • August 24 - First Day of School Grades K-3