Crestwood Cricket

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Welcome to a New Year with New Opportunities

CAPT Needs YOU!


Did you know the Crestwood Association of Parents and Teachers (CAPT) coordinates many of Crestwood’s most cherished events? None of it can happen without support from our wonderful families! Volunteers are the engine that keeps it all running.


This year we want to make it easy for you to see and respond to volunteer opportunites. Whether you can devote a little bit of time, or a lot—we welcome everyone in the Crestwood community to get involved.

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What follows is a breakdown of CAPT’s volunteer roles. Most events require a limited amount of planning and fall in a narrow window in the calendar year. Please consider donating your time to help ensure these events are a success.



Event Coordinators (SIGN UP HERE)


  • Book Fairs (10/7 & 4/14) - Crestwood typically has two annual book fairs. This person will work with the Library Media Specialist at Crestwood to organize and set up the book fairs. They will also help to coordinate staffing of the book fair.

  • Lantern Walk (11/3) - organize Crestwood’s annual Lantern Walk under the direction of Mr. B.

  • Art Night (12/9) - organize Crestwood’s annual Art Night. Duties include coordinating table set-up with school custodians, food for the event, and pickup and dropoff of exhibits with students and families. If virtual, details will be decided by the Art Night Committee.

  • Trivia Night (1/28) - organize Trivia Night, a virtual or in-person event to be decided by committee.

  • Science Night (4/25) - organize Crestwood’s annual Science Night. Duties include coordinating table set-up with school custodians, food for the event, and pickup and dropoff of exhibits with students and families. If virtual, details will be decided by the Science Night Committee.

  • Teacher Appreciation Week (5/2–5/6) - organize events and food for the week to show our appreciation for the work our teachers do.

  • Caper (5/14) - This group will plan and implement the school’s annual auction and carnival. If in-person, duties include coordinating the creation of decorations for each grade, booth recruitment for set-up and teardown, staffing booths and more. If virtual, details will be decided by the Caper Committee.

  • Talent Show (date TBD) - this group will solicit participants and coordinate the details for Crestwood’s Talent Show.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - this committee is brand new to Crestwood. CAPT is specifically looking for Black, Latino, and families of color to lead this group. This committee will be focused on bringing the voices of these community members to the parent teacher group and the school. This group will also lead the organization of Multicultural Night (5/26).


Communications Managers (SIGN UP HERE)


  • Cricket Newsletter - The Crestwood Cricket is CAPT’s newsletter. This is our only resource to get information to families. Using mailchimp, this person is responsible for creating and sending out each newsletter (twice a month), as well as maintaining email contacts.

  • Spanish Translation - Translate flyers and other CAPT documents into Spanish, generally using electronic methods (Word, Google Docs, etc). The Cricket does NOT require translation, as it is automatic.

  • Contact Manager - this person will maintain an updated listing of contact information and email addresses for the CAPT mailing list.

  • Web Manager - using Google sites and products, they will work with the board to make updates and ensure the website is updated and user friendly.

  • Directory Creation - Compile contact information supplied by those who opt in to the school’s contact listings. Ideally this will be printed and distributed to all Crestwood families.

  • Social Media - Maintain the CAPT Facebook page with updated events and information.



Spirit Gear Committee (SIGN UP HERE)


Organize ordering and distribution of Crestwood apparel, as well as the creation of an online spirit gear store.


Parent Liaisons (SIGN UP HERE)


  • Parent Liaisons work within the grade levels to build community and act as a connection between CAPT and parents. They can organize events such as park play dates, grade-level dances, family board game nights, and more.



Fundraising (SIGN UP HERE)


  • This group will coordinate things like restaurant share nights, Taste of Wisconsin Holiday sale, and Art to Remember