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Britta Hanson

Dear Crestwood Families,

Whether you are a new family at Crestwood or you have been in the Crestwood community for years, welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  I am thrilled to be the Crestwood Principal in this welcoming community and beginning another school year in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

We look forward to meeting all of you as you and your student share your hopes and dreams for this school year with the teachers at the Ready, Set, Go conferences.  Please make sure to look for an email from your child’s teacher with a link to the electronic sign up form.

Our website as well as the information you may pick up at school has important information and dates and we will continue to keep you informed of events through our Crestwood website, Facebook page, the Crestwood Association of Parents and Teachers (CAPT) monthly newsletter, “The Cricket” as well as classroom newsletters and a variety of information sent home in Friday folders.

In the spring our staff put a great deal of thought into the creation of this year’s classrooms and there is always the possibility of increased or decreased enrollment after enrollment days.  For this reason, we MAY need to add or decrease the number of classrooms that we have at any given grade level.  Our staff is aware of this situation and will spend time getting to know all students in the grade level during these first weeks of school as well as provide opportunities for students to get to know one another across all classrooms in their grade level.

Please be aware that in the event we need to add or reduce a class section, there will be placement changes for some students within the first month of school.  We take every effort to create balanced classrooms as well as take personalities into consideration.  I will contact you in the event that we have a placement change for your child.

Thank you for the support you give your student, the staff, Crestwood School and the entire community.  I look forward to a year full of community building as we learn, play and grow together.  Please introduce yourself to me when you visit and feel free to contact me via email or phone at any time throughout the school year.



Britta Hanson, Principal