Crestview PTA

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Dear Parent or Guardian of a Crestview student-

If you are new to Crestview, welcome to the Cardinal family! To all our returning Cardinals, welcome back! While this Fall will usher in a First Day of School like no other, rest assured that whether your family has chosen the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) or the 833 “dial” option (in-person/hybrid/distance learning), we are YOUR Parent-Teacher Association. Crestview’s PTA supports critical academic needs, is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety, and quality of education, and builds a stronger, more inclusive school community.

Our 501(c)(3) Parent-Teacher Association strives to support students and classrooms by helping to fund a wide variety of education enrichment including unique physical education opportunities such as roller skating; art enhancement supplies; musical instruments; field trips; literacy, math, and fitness community-building events; Discovery Day where students can explore a range of novel activities in science, technology, culture, and more. During distance learning this past Spring, we held Zoom Bingo for families, sponsored student Spirit Days, produced a student video for Teacher Appreciation Week, sponsored end-of-year summer send-off signage, updated our student directory to maximize families’ ability to stay connected, and helped with logistics for a parade to students’ homes.

We meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 5:30-7:00pm, normally in the Media Center, but this Fall we will continue with Zoom meetings for the time being. ALL parents, guardians, and teachers are always welcome at all of the meetings, but only registered members are allowed to vote. This year we are changing our formal registration process, so be on the lookout for more information on that later this Fall. For now, please complete the PTA’s Student Directory opt-in link and indicate that you’d like to be added to our contact list. No matter where you are in the digital world, we’d love to stay connected with you! You are currently reading from our brand new website (, and we have a new centralized email address for communications ( We also have active Facebook page (@CrestviewCardinals). Give us a Like, and follow us to stay up to date on Cardinal news & events!

There is no wrong or right way to be involved – anything you can give, by way of time, talent, or treasure, will support your child’s potential. We invite you to be an active member because we can do more together than apart.

Best wishes for a wonderful school year,
Your 2020-2021 PTA Officers

Thanks for joining us for
Virtual Family Fun Night!

Wow, that was INCREDIBLE turnout for the virtual Family Fun Night tonight! THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who was able to participate in the festivities!

Prizes from the Minute to Win It games and scavenger hunt will be sent home to the winners next week. Pizza prize winners, you will be emailed with your gift card. In-person students can bring their cardinal drawing to school as Ms. Bebeau and Ms. Schmillen will be putting together a display of them once they are done being colored. The detailed instructions for the bug craft can be found here and a video for the origami is here.

Hopefully everyone had a good time in spite of the breakout room hiccups, and we look forward to when we can have regular family nights back in school again! If you have any pictures from tonight, please feel free to share below...there were almost too many Zoom pages to even scroll through see all of your smiling faces!


*We are so excited to announce an $8,000 unrestricted grant from the charitable arm of a Cardinal parent's college fraternity!

*Crestview's first day of school featured by KARE11!

*Congratulations to Mrs. Sampson for winning the Genz-Ryan Classroom Cash contest!


Mon, Aug 31 - Thurs, Sept 3 -- Transition week
Tuesday, Sept 8th -- First Day of School for VLA and Dial Mode
Monday, October 5th, 4-8pm -- Chipotle Night fundraiser
Thursday, October 8th, 6-7pm -- Family Zoom Bingo
Monday, November 2 - Sunday, November 15 -- Scholastic Virtual Book Fair
Monday & Tuesday, November 9th & 10th -- Picture Day (VLA + Hybrid)
Saturday, November 14 - Sunday, November 22 -- Spirit Wear Store open
Monday, November 16 - Monday, November 23 -- Cards for a Cause
Friday, December 18th -- Spirit Wear & Cards for a Cause order pick up
Thursday, March 25th, 6-7pm -- Virtual Family Fun Night

2020-2021 Meeting Dates and Minutes

all meetings are at 5:30pm over Zoom or in the Crestview Media Center as noted

August 25

September 22 (minutes)

October 27 (minutes)

November 24 (minutes)

January 26 (minutes)

February 23 (minutes)

March 23 (minutes)

April 27

May 25

2020-2021 Crestview PTA Officers

President: Becca Cuellar

Vice-President: Shannon Moss & Nikki Esser

Treasurer: Deanna Renelt

Secretary: Anna McDowell

Crestview Elementary Parent Teacher Association7830 80th Street SouthCottage Grove, MN 55016Email: CrestviewCardinalsPTA@gmail.comPhone: 651.425.3800Fax: 651.425.3815