Building Community at Crestmont

Building Community at Crestmont

by Dianne Driscoll, Head of School The early weeks of school are all about creating community, both in the classroom and in the school as a whole. There is a strong relationship between academic success and social emotional learning. I had an experience recently at Crestmont that reinforced how having…
Harvest Fair October 13th

Harvest Fair October 13th

A celebration of Fall for the whole family! Featuring: Pumpkin Patch Face Painting Bouncy House Food Crafts & Games Pet Costume Parade Raffle Saturday, Oct 13, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm At Crestmont School, 6226 Arlington Blvd, Richmond, CA This is a free, kid-friendly event and is open to the public…
Book Fair!

Book Fair!

Come to our Annual Crestmont Book Fair in November! Our book fair is open to the public and a percentage of the proceeds go to support our school library. Dates: November 13-16 Times: 7:30am-8:30am, 12:00pm – 1:15pm, and 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Thinking about Crestmont? Sign Up for a Tour!

We will be happy to show you what makes this school so great! Crestmont requires attendance at a tour or information session before an application is submitted. School tours begin on October 24th for middle school and October 25th for elementary.  You can see the full list of  dates and…
Kindergarteners Travel to Space!

Kindergarteners Travel to Space!

The Unicorns were studying outer space in April, so we went to visit the Chabot Space and Science Center. We met up outside and had a quick snack before being ushered into the planetarium for a film. There was some anxiety about whether the film would be scary, but Justice,…
But… Is Crestmont for Me?

But… Is Crestmont for Me?

This blog post is by Crestmont parent Chamia LaRae Chambers. My son had been attending a fantastic, private preschool for almost three years when I realized that I had no idea where he’d be going next.  The school he was at was a real school (not a daycare center), they…
Patterns

Patterns

Our Kindergarten students have been using concrete and visual models to learn about patterns. Using models in math makes those concepts easier to understand and remember. And why are patterns important? Patterns are the building blocks to higher level math (Statistics, Algebra, Measurement) and it all starts in Kindergarten!
Partner Pals

Partner Pals

Multi-age classes, activities, and play are integral to Crestmont’s philosophy. One of the ways we encourage multi-age connections is through Partner Pals. Younger children are partnered with an older buddy and engage in a variety of activities together throughout the year. Multi-age connections benefit both younger and older children, as…
Read-A-Thon is Here!

Read-A-Thon is Here!

  Crestmont’s annual Read-A-Thon is here! Students were thrilled to meet two therapy reading dogs, Kyle and Kobi, and their handlers Ruth and John on Wednesday. They learned what our Read-A-Thon is all about and how these pups love to read with the children. Our Read-A-Thon will be going on…