Crestwood Association of Parents and Teachers

Caper Grade Level Auction Baskets

Each year classes team up by grade level to create themed baskets for our Caper Auction. A flyer with more information will come home soon in your child's backpack. A huge Thank You to Laura Pfleger ( for helping to coordinate these baskets, and for each of you able to donate.

Donations can be sent to school starting Monday, March 28th and will be collected through Friday, April 22nd.

  • 4K & Kindergarten: FAMILY GAME NIGHT

  • First Grade: FUN IN THE SUN

  • Second Grade: KIDS CAN CREATE


  • Fourth Grade: YOUNG SCIENTIST

  • Fifth Grade: BORN TO BAKE

Caper Carnival Volunteers Needed

After a two-year hiatus, the Crestwood Caper, our annual school carnival and largest fundraiser, is back! This year’s very special nature-themed edition will be held outdoors on the Crestwood grounds. As always, this event would not be possible without the participation from the Crestwood community, families and staff alike. See the many ways that you can help by signing up for a shift on the day of the event or by helping us prepare in advance.

Have a 10 x 10 awning to lend in case of rain? Contact Katy Morreau (

General questions? Contact Karen Gibson (

Caper Auction General Donations

Do you have a green thumb and could donate plants or assist with garden planning? Do you crochet cozy blankets and have one to spare? Do you own a little cabin in the woods and could donate a weekend? Extra gift cards lying around that you won't use? The 2022 Caper Silent Auction will open online May 6th and run until May 15th and we are looking for a wide array of goodies to make the auction the best one yet!

Please email if you have something you'd like to donate. THANK YOU!

Explore Science Night

CAPT is excited to announce the return of Explore Science Night, which will be held in a special outdoor format! This event is designed to get students excited about science through demonstrations from local science experts, as well as having the opportunity to create and present their own science project.

Please join us Tuesday, April 26 @ 6:00-7:30pm (rain date Thursday, April 28th). MMSD guidance on masking will be followed at this event. Please consult the symptom screener prior to attendance.

To make this amazing event a reality we need volunteers to help set up prior to the event and tear down afterwards, and donations of singly-packaged snacks or fruit. See how you can help, or contact Melanie Ivancic ( with any questions. For transportation assistance please contact Jenni Onken (

A flyer with more information will come home soon in your child's backpack, and will also include a sign up form if your child(ren) would like to participate with a poster or presentation (due Wed Apr 15th to your child's teacher or the main office). Mr. Cushman will point students to resources during LMC time, but please note this is an extra opportunity for students sponsored by CAPT and in general not a classroom project.

Crestwood Directory Draft

A preliminary draft of the student & staff directory has been compiled from those that have released their details through the district.

If your information is not included and you would like it to be, or your information is incorrect/incomplete, please complete this form no later than Friday, March 25th. After that time the final directory will be circulated in both print and digital format.

Kristin Pavelec Crestwood Association of Parents and Teachers 7230 W Towne Way, Madison, WI.pdf

April Restaurant Fundraiser

Join us for our final "restaurant" fundraiser of the year, at Portillo's! Psst, there will be another share night in May, something a little sweeter!

Valid on drive thru, pickup, curbside, and in-restaurant orders. 20% of sales will benefit CAPT when you use code PORTILLOS69 ("Apply Offer" field for in app orders). More information can be found on the flyers in English and Spanish.

Where: Portillo's, 7230 W Towne Way, Madison

When: April 12th (5-8pm)

CAPT Board Positions 2022-2023

We are looking for several volunteers to fill positions on the CAPT Board for the next academic year.

Please email for more information.

COVID Information

Accelerated Clinical Laboratories will be providing testing services at 14 sites beginning Monday, March 21.

Next week, testing hours will be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at all 14 sites. Rapid antigen and PCR testing will be available to MMSD students, staff, and volunteers as well as parents/guardians or household members involved in pick up or drop off of a student. The registration process for a test is unchanged; register in advance online to reduce wait times (registration assistance is also available on site).

During Spring Break (Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3), four sites will provide testing services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Locations include Memorial High School, Van Hise/Hamilton, East High School, and Sennett/LaFollette. As a reminder, home rapid antigen tests are not accepted for a symptomatic student to return to school; a rapid antigen test must be obtained through a school testing site or community testing locations.

We encourage you to visit MMSD's Covid Testing Web Page for continued updates as we expand testing sites after spring break.