January 17, 2020
A Note from the Board Chair...
With deep regret...

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Ms. Patti-Brown passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 16, 2020. She was an extremely valued member of our Crossroads School team. We will miss her dearly and we wish to extend our deep condolences to her family at this difficult time.

Current parents were informed in a direct email so that they had the opportunity to share this sad news with their children. Students gathered together Friday morning on campus to share their thoughts and feelings. Here are some student comments about Ms. Patti-Brown:

  • I remember my first time meeting her.
  • She always made me feel so comfortable.
  • I will remember how she made me feel when she taught me stuff. She was very calming, just like a member of my family.
  • Sometimes crying is the best thing to do.
  • I will miss her so much but I will keep her in my heart.

At Thanksgiving, all staff and students added their thoughts to our "Gratitude Tree." One of our students remembered and we read from Patti-Brown's own words, "I am thankful for all of the beautiful people in my life. Also, all of the wonderful animals in my life."
Debi Mishael
713-977-1221 x101
Save the Date...April 1, 2020

It's no joke! Crossroads is planning a Breakfast Gala on April 1, 2020. Please put it on your calendar now. We are changing the format of our annual gala fundraiser to an early morning event. It will be scheduled from 8:00 AM-9:30 AM and will still allow you to start the day with us then get to work or your other activities. More details will be coming soon.

Parent, we need your help on the planning committee. Please send DEBI and e-mail if you would like to assist.
Picture Day - Wednesday, February 19

Students and staff will have their pictures taken on February 19th in the morning. If you would like your student to wear a special outfit on that day, please plan accordingly. Pictures will we available to order later and more information will be provided.
Coat Drive Extended 'til
January 31 !

There is still time to bring in old coats an sweaters to donate to those in need. Did you get a new coat over the holiday and now have one you don't need? Were you too busy at the end of the year to sort through your closet for unused items.

Now is the time! Let someone else benefit from the items you no longer need.

February's Collection Drive:
Birthday Bundles for Kids

Crossroads School will be collecting excess party goods to donate for the next drive. Napkins, plates, cups or decorations you did not use from a party. A local organization will sort them and distribute them to children from families who cannot afford these simple luxuries that add a special touch to a child's celebration.
Positivity Project- Curiosity

This week's positivity characteristic was CURIOSITY. The definition of curiosity is:    a strong desire to know or learn something. The students like exploration and discovery. They ask questions because they want to learn more about anything and everything. The students did find out that the average student asks about 300 questions a day! 

As Seen On-Campus:
In elementary science, students have been reading about different volcanoes around the world and how people are affected by them. The students furthered their understanding of how a volcanic eruption can spread by mixing baking soda and vinegar.
Congratulations Ms. Julianne
 Ms. Julianne had a special reason to celebrate over the school Winter Break. Mother, father and big sister are excited to introduce the newest addition to the family.
As Seen Off-Campus:

Ms. Debi had an opportunity to lead a project at Kolter Elementary School this week to explore the idea of KINDNESS. More than 100 4th grade students participated in the program which helped students understand that each person can make a difference. We are all able to be kind and help others in many ways throughout our day. Students compared the pros and cons of "Public" shows of kindness vs "Altruistic" forms. Students were each challenged to create a list of 20 Random Acts of Kindness that they could do throughout the coming week.
Community Events

The Parish School is offerning Camp Acorn for students 12 years of age or younger. More information is available at www.ParishSchool.org/campacorn

Camp Acorn has promoted hands-on learning, developed self-esteem, and made learning fun for children ages 2-12 for more than two decades. Our unique program focuses on enhancing language, academic and social development in a developmentally appropriate and individualized environment.
Important Events & Reminders

  • January 17, 2020 12pm: Early Dismissal for Teacher In-Service
  • January 20, 2020: MLK Day, No School
  • February 17-20, 2020 12pm: Parent Conferences, Early Dismissal
  • February 19, 2020: Picture Day
  • February 21, 2020 12pm: Early Dismissal for Teacher In-Service
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