November 19, 2018
A Note from Acting Head of School...
Dear Parents,

Happy Thanksgiving! We celebrated early with our Crossroads family before everyone left for a week of vacation. I only had to look around and see so many things for which I am grateful.

  • for a dedicated staff that genuinely care about our students
  • for students to endeavor every day to learn and grow
  • for parents and caregivers who have entrusted us with their children
  • for an array of delicious food cooked by the students themselves
  • for over 300 items of food donated to the Houston Food Bank by our families
  • for Mr. Justin being such a good sport and dressing up in a turkey costume for the day! 

Debi Mishael
Board Chair & Acting Head of School
(713) 977-1221 x101
Please visit our Facebook page to see a wide assortment of pictures from our Thanksgiving Feast. (You can use the link below...and while you are there, be sure to "like" our page, leave comments or recommendations!)
. Where are Report Cards?

Parents may have noticed that Report Cards have not yet been sent out. There is a good reason.  This year, the Crossroads Team is not taking anything for granted. We are using this year to re-examine many elements of our program and assure that we reflect the goals and values set out in our Mission Statement and supporting tenants. 

The format of the report card has been significantly revised. These new report cards will be mailed out on November 26. Parents should expect to see scores in three domains:
  • Graded Assignments-work done in-class, homework, quizzes or tests, extra credit work
  • Curriculum Skills-based on the subject and lessons taught in class.
  • Classroom Standards-standards include effort, ability, strengths, challenges and independence. These unique aspects of our students are now more represented in our assessment.

There is also a comment section so teachers can elaborate or clarify information about each student. We are striving to assess a wider range of student ability, effort and achievement. Written comments will reflect strengths, challenges and room for improvement.

We thought it was important enough to warrant the delay.  We hope that you too, find that the new report cards are worth the wait.
Food Drive -

Students were very excited about the possibility of seeing Mr. Justin dressed up like a big Turkey!! This is the reward for collecting over 300 items in our Fall Food Drive. Our initial goal was to collect over 200 items.  We exceeded our goal and …"The Gobbler" may now be our official school mascot!

Crossroads was abe to deliver these much needed food items to the Houston Food Bank in time for low income families to receive the help they need for the holiday.

We are very proud of our Crossroads families for helping and we are proud of Mr. Justin for being such a good sport!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

#GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

You can donate directly to Crossroads School or use the link here DONATE NOW and send this link to your friends!
Field Trip - Houston Museum of Natural Science
Community Events

An Interfaith Community Service Day will be held on December 2. This is a community partnership between Maryam Islamic Center, St. Theresa's Catholic Church, and Congregation Brith Shalom.
There are many volunteer projects from which to choose but several Crossroads staff will be joining the Rebuilding Houston Together  (RHT) project to refurbish the home of an elderly, indigent resident.  RHT is similar to Habitat for Humanity, except that it seeks to help existing homeowners with repairs so they can "age in place" and remain in their existing homes. You can learn more about the organization on its   website . If you would like to join the Crossroads Team, please contact Debi Mishael to RSVP. A Crossroads T-shirt will be given to all adults volunteering. The work will include preparing the exterior surfaces (caulking), repairing trim, and applying primer and finish coats of paint. This project is for adults and kids 13 and older.

Please click HERE   to see all volunteer opportunities arranged for Dec. 2.
Crossroads School Events & Reminders

Thanksgiving Break is November 19-23, 2018

5822 Dolores St.
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 977-1221