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CRES upcoming holidays and minimum days

Good afternoon CRES families,
This is a brief reminder of the upcoming school holidays and minimum days:
·Tuesday , November 11 – Veteran’s Day (No School)
·Friday, November 14 through Friday, November 21 – Parent Conference Minimum Days for grades 1-6 (7:50-12:20); Kindergarten classes remain on their regular early/late schedules.
·Monday, November 24 – Friday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
·Friday, December 19 – Minimum Day for all grade levels 1-6; Kindergarten classes on early schedule today.
·December 22 through January 5 – Winder Break; School resumes for all grade levels K-6 on Tuesday, January 6.

CRES PTA October News!


  • Vote Results! The top getting vote was for a music program at CRES, and we are still looking for someone to fill that role.  We’re hoping to provide a program that may include reading music, choir, and/or teaching the students how to play the recorder.  We are open to ideas!  The paid position would be approximately 15 hours a week.  If you have talent and time to spare, please contact Brenda Carmichael at
  • It’s not too late to join PTA!  Send cash or $15 check to CRES PTA in an envelope with your name, telephone number, and email address:  Attn: PTA Membership.
  • LAST CALL for business cards in the PTA directory.  For $50 you can advertise to all CRES families, who receive the directory for free.  Checks to CRES PTA and business cards due in the office (attn.: Nic Haviland) by Friday, October 10.
  • Accelerated Reader Trimester Treats will be awarded on Friday, November 7.  All students who have earned 1/3 of their AR point goal will receive a treat at the morning assembly!  Questions?  Ask your child’s classroom teacher.

The 2nd annual CRES Chili Cook Off to support the 6th grade outdoor education trip to Sly Park takes place this Friday, October 17, during the CRES Harvest Fun Fest!

If you have a secret family chili recipe that has been handed down for generations or just want to try a new recipe out on some willing tasters, then this is for you!  This is open to all chili cooks, not just those with 6th graders.  The more, the merrier!

To sign up for this year’s Chili Cook Off, please contact Anne Marie Wheeler ( who has courageously taken on the responsibility for helping raise funds for this year’s Sly Park trip.


  • Helpers are still needed to set-up and take-down the CRES Harvest Fun Fest on Friday, October 17.  Please contact Jeny Ryon-Luna if you’d like to help with this fun family event (!
  • Families or groups interested in setting up a Haunted House room at this year’s Harvest Fun Fest Haunted House, please contact Mr. Gulden (



  • 10/10/14, 6:45pm:  Movie Night at CRES – “Rio 2”
  • 10/14/14, 7:00pm:  PTA Association Meeting (agenda attached)
  • 10/17/14, 5:30-8:30pm:  CRES Harvest Fun Fest



  • 6th Grade Room Parents and volunteers who hosted September Staff Appreciation!



EGUSD’s Board of Education to hold Community School Board Meetings

Please join the Elk Grove Unified Board of Education at a Community School Board meeting in October.To ensure that all students have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, the Board of Education’s Community Budget Meetings are intended to engage the public in a transparent and collaborative process.


The objectives of these meetings are to:

•      Provide information about the Local Control Accountability Plan and Common Core State Standards;

•      Engage the public in the Local Control Accountability Plan process; and

•      Recognize Service Learning projects.

Six of the meetings will be held on the same night – October 21. A seventh meeting will be held on October 28. All of the meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will include a presentation about the district’s budget as well as time for questions and answers.  The public is invited to attend any one of the meetings.

The public meetings will be held at the following locations:


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School – Multipurpose Room

8691 Power Inn Road Elk Grove, CA 95624

Board Member: Jeanette J. Amavisca


Pleasant Grove Elementary School – Multipurpose Room

10160 Pleasant Grove School Road

Elk Grove, CA 95624 Board Member: Priscilla S. Cox

Adreani Elementary School – Multipurpose Room

9927 Wildhawk West Drive

Sacramento, CA 95829 Board Member: Carmine S. Forcina


Franklin High School – Theater

6400 Whitelock Parkway

Elk Grove, CA 95757 Board Member: Steve Ly


Prairie Elementary School – Library

5251 Valley High Drive

Sacramento, CA 95823 Board Member: Chet Madison, Sr.


Florin High School – Theater

7956 Cottonwood Lane

Sacramento, CA 95828 Board Member: Anthony “Tony” Perez


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Laguna Creek High School – Multipurpose Room

9050 Vicino Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95758 Board Member: Bobbie Singh-Allen


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