Crestwood Association of Parents and Teachers

Caper Grade Level Auction Baskets

Donations are wrapping up this Friday, April 22nd! Items can be sent to school with your children and given to their teacher. If you are a virtual family or are unable to have your child bring in items, please contact Laura Pfleger ( to discuss shipping arrangements.

  • 4K & Kindergarten: FAMILY GAME NIGHT (Examples: board games, card games, playing cards, snacks, activity books, dice, blankets)

  • First Grade: FUN IN THE SUN (Examples: cooler bag, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, water balloons, sunscreen, sand & water toys, pool torpedoes, jump rope, towels, bug spray)

  • Second Grade: KIDS CAN CREATE (Examples: markers, construction paper, paints, specialty paper, stickers, glitter glue, washi tape, small canvases, brushes, modeling clay, colored pencils, scissors)

  • Third Grade: LEGO EXTRAVAGANZA (Examples: LEGO set, LEGO brick box, LEGO gear, LEGO clothing, gift card to Bricks & MiniFigs)

  • Fourth Grade: YOUNG SCIENTIST (Examples: microscope, magnifying glass, fossils, rocks, crystal growing kit, excavation kit, terrarium kit, safety goggles)

  • Fifth Grade: BORN TO BAKE (Examples: tools and utensils, recipe books for kids, baking supplies, aprons, rolling pins, cookie cutters, sprinkles, molds, pans, spatulas)

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 (

If you have a folding table to loan for the evening please email Melanie Ivanicic at

Earth Day/Arbor Day

Crestwood Outdoor Ed is excited to participate in this year's Earth Day/Arbor Day all school tree planting event! Planting trees and maintaining our "School Forest" celebrates the importance and the beauty of trees in our environment. Amy Ford, Crestwood's Farm-to-School gardener, has provided the Tuesdays of April 19th and 26th (weather permitting!). There are about 100 trees to plant, representing four different species of trees or shrubs (Red oak, White pine, Hazelnut, and American elderbery). Students teams of 3-4 students will plant one tree, allowing all Crestwood students to be involved.

Caper Carnival Volunteers Needed

On May 14th at Crestwood, we will be attempting our first (in recent history) outside school carnival, The Crestwood Caper, "In Full Bloom." There will be an obstacle course, an array of carnival games, bake sale and cake raffle, food trucks, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and much more!

For this very special in-person (yay!) event, we need your help. Not only is the Caper one of our most beloved events, but it's also the biggest fundraiser—100% of the funds raised go back to benefit Crestwood. Parent volunteers are absolutely essential, so please lend a hand and donate an hour or more of your time, whether it's setting up or manning a booth at the event, contributing to the bake sale or auction, or helping to coordinate ahead of time.

>>CLICK HERE to view the signup for a full breakdown of roles. There are still many opportunities to help, we cannot do this without you!

Questions? Contact one of the Caper coordinators. Karen Gibson:, Katy Sprinkel Morreau:, Chelsey Green:

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.