Crestwood Association of Parents and Teachers

February CAPT Meeting

Topic: CAPT Big Idea and MMSD ESSER Funding

Meeting link: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 927 9290 7388

Join us Tuesday, February 15th @ 6:30pm

We will discuss what makes Crestwood great, and where we could invest to make it amazing! Our principal, Kelly Lawler, will be in attendance, so bring your Big Ideas! This is the perfect place to get input from the kiddos too; check out conversation starters and post your ideas on our virtual board.

Trivia Night

Join us for Trivia Night Friday, February 25th @ 7:00pm.

Grab your crew, collect some snacks, and challenge fellow CW students, families, alumni and friends on kid-friendly trivia. The highest scoring team wins Cricket hats!

RSVP for Trivia Night using this Evite link. We’ll email the Zoom link as we get closer to the event date.

Everyone can participate! We’re asking for a $20 donation from each participating household. This money will be used to help support teachers, staff and families at Crestwood.

  • PayPal: Crestwood Association of Parents and Teachers

  • Venmo:@Crestwood-CAPT

If you’d like to participate, but $20 is not possible, just let us know! If you can donate additional funds, just let us know that too! Let’s just get together (virtually) and have fun!


Contact Stefany Grainger

Outdoor Education

Spring planning is already underway with the Outdoor Education Program at Crestwood. As we work to think about spring plantings, we are excited to have two different projects underway.

  • Project 1: Adding to our Crestwood forest. The DNR has approved an application for tree donation including 25 Hazelnut, 25 Elderberry, 25 Red Oak, and 25 White Pine. We are hoping to plant these at the end of April!

  • Project 2: We are looking to expand/plant/restore portions of our native butterfly garden in the front of Crestwood, clear invasive species near the edge of the woods, and plant bushes at the front of the school that will provide food to birds. At the end of January, committee members on outdoor education submitted an application through the Plant Dane Native Plant Program, and our program was approved! Now we need to work on funding these plants.

If you are interested in supporting this project, please visit: and select Crestwood Elementary. Plants cost $2.50/each and must be ordered in multiples of 4. The deadline to donate to our project is March 22nd.

Crestwood Cricket Spirit Gear

Looking for Cricket wear to add to your wardrobe? Order your Crestwood spirit gear through the online store:

This round of ordering will be open until Friday, February 18th at 11:59pm.

Orders will be delivered to CAPT and then distributed to families around March 11th.

Families that would like to apply for financial assistance can contact Jennifer Onken (

COVID Information

If your child is symptomatic and you have insurance please call your kids doctor. They can usually get tested same day, and get results in 24 hours or less. This is the BEST way to go if they have symptoms.

MMSD test clinics

If they don’t have symptoms or you don’t have insurance, MMSD has a lot of testing sites. Memorial High School is often the busiest, but there are many clinics on the west side. Often results from any site using COVID Connect (English , Español, Hmong) to register take longer.

Here is a spreadsheet that’s updated regularly by MMSD showing all testing locations. Crestwood now has a testing site! COVID Clinic Test Sites

More information on clinics: Vaccine Clinics

Free in-home tests

Through the US Postal Service, you can order four (4) free rapid COVID tests shipped to your home (maximum 4 per household). MMSD guidance is fluid as is the science on COVID, but having rapid tests on hand may allow your child to get back in school sooner if they should test positive. To order your free testing kits, go to

Through the state of Wisconsin, you can get an at-home saliva collection kit, which is a PCR test. You will need to collect your sample live on Zoom, so a phone or computer is required. To order your free PCR test, go to

District information