Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl was the recipient of the generosity of Enchanted Backpack! Angela Okroi applied in the fall of 2019 and the delivery was completed on August 20, 2020. Staff cheered as the custodial staff wheeled in a van load of supplies for our students and staff. Staff are sorting through the boxes and will start reaching out to the families. Thank you Mrs. Okroi for taking the initiative to apply for Lester Crawl's #LittleLearners - you are #158Strong!
24 days ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lansing School District 158
District 158 is honored to be named a 2020 National Finalist and Closing the Achievement Gap Runner-Up for District Administration's Districts of Distinction Award! We have been recognized for creating equity in facilities to better serve our at-risk student populations. Looking forward to continuing this initiative with the renovation and expansion of Lester Crawl. Stay tuned! #158Strong
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl was happy to reschedule our reverse car parade last week and say goodbye to our #LittleLearners and their families. We hope everyone stays safe and has a good summer!
3 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lansing School District 158
June 8, 2020 Attention Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Lansing School District 158 will be starting summer food service tomorrow 9:00-11:00 AM at Coolidge Elementary School. Procedures will be the same as grab-and-go meals during the school closure - please drop by for your breakfast and lunch! We will also safety be rescheduling a few activities that were planned for last week, including reverse car parades and diploma pickup at Memorial Junior High. Be on the lookout for communication from your child's school with more information. We wish all of our families an enjoyable start to the summer. Take care and be safe, Lansing School District 158
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Mrs. Garcia’s PreK class concluded the school year with a “Fancy Zoom”. They celebrated the end of the year by dressing in their finest clothes and Mrs. Garcia read the book, “I Wish You More”. #LittleLearners
4 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lansing School District 158
June 1, 2020 Attention Parent(s)/Guardian(s): It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that all activities at District 158's five schools - including grab-and-go-meals at Coolidge, diploma pickup at Memorial, and car parades at our elementary buildings - are being cancelled on June 2-3, 2020 due to ongoing safety concerns. The start of summer meals is also being postponed until further notice. We will inform you when these activities will resume and again appreciate your flexibility during these difficult and unprecedented times. This may not be how we were planning to end the 2019-2020 school year but the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families are of the utmost importance. District 158's staff will continue to be available remotely and parents who would like to setup individual, reserved registration appointments starting this Thursday, June 4 may still do so. Remember that all appropriate safety precautions will be observed. We wish all of our families well with the end of the school year and start of Summer Break. Please keep calm, be safe, and stay #158Strong! Sincerely, Lansing School District 158
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
May 31, 2020 Attention Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Please be aware that all onsite activities at District 158's five schools, including grab-and-go-meals at Coolidge, are cancelled tomorrow due to safety concerns communicated by the Village of Lansing. We deeply regret any issues this may present for our families and appreciate your flexibility during these challenging times. Staff will continue to be available remotely tomorrow. We will inform you if any additional closures are needed the rest of the week. Sincerely, Lansing School District 158
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Our #158Strong families have been dropping by this week to pickup their students' belongings. Please join us today (Wednesday, May 13) at Coolidge, Oak Glen, and Reavis 9:00-11:00 AM or Memorial 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (sixth grade) if you haven't had a chance to do so. Memorial's graduates have also been taking pictures in their caps and gowns, which are being provided free this year because of the pandemic. Look for an announcement soon about our #MightyMustangs Graduation - we are incredibly proud of our eighth graders! This may not be how any of us pictured ending the year but we're having fun, staying safe, and celebrating the end of the year together. Parents, thank you for your partnership during this unprecedented time. #CoolidgeCares #OakGlenGrizzlies #RoadrunnerPride
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl preschool and kindergarten students are learning at home and spreading love in their communities by decorating windows, completing scavenger hunts, and making emojis! #LittleLearners
5 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lansing School District 158
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl students are keeping engaged with distance learning. Stay home and stay #158Strong together! #LittleLearners
5 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158 has been named a 2020 Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation! This is a national award that has only been given to 754 school districts across the United States this year. Congratulations to our #158Strong Music Team - Mr. Becker, Mrs. DiGrispino, Ms. Rumbles, Mrs. Stephens, and Mrs. Yonkers - for the excellent work they are doing to educate Lansing's students in the fine and performing arts!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
In response to COVID-19 developments, some internet providers are offering free services to low-income families and households with students. https://5il.co/eoau
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Attention Families: In addition to grab-and-go meals being offered at Coolidge and other local TFEC sites, see the link below for a meal finder that will help you find food services while schools are closed. Keep Calm and Stay #158Strong! https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Reavis Principal Mr. Kostopoulos completed the final preparations for Home Learning Activities Week 3. These new activities can be found on the district website. Paper copies can be picked up from the Coolidge Kitchen (Door 4) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am when our grab-and-go meals are also available. Happy learning!
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
District 158 has been safely completing our donation of 50 refurbished laptop computers to families in need during the school closure. The picture below is from Reavis last week. This initiative allows more students to remain engaged in learning activities and access educational technology. Computers are being donated at all five schools. Thanks to our #158Strong Board of Education for approving this!
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Even though we're practicing safe social distancing because of the shelter-in-place, our #158Strong District Leadership Team is still meeting, planning, and doing everything we can to ensure the safety, wellbeing, and continuity of education for our students. This picture is from our most recent video conference. Email is the best way to get ahold of us right now - we look forward to hearing from you!
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Attention #158Strong Families: next week we are going to be holding a Virtual Spirit Week! Let's have fun from home and stay positive during this pandemic. Monday, March 23 is Good Morning Monday! We encourage you to share or comment with pictures working in your pajamas. Happy posting!
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158 has a new logo! Please let us know what you think. We are planning to update our school logos in the future, as well. #158Strong
7 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lester Crawl Primary Center
The students at Lester Crawl School celebrated Valentine’s Day by taking an all-school field trip to Funflatables. It was an enjoyable way to celebrate friendship and to get some exercise on a cold February day.
7 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Happy 100th Day of School! Please listen to some of our Lester Crawl students talk about what they want to do before they turn 100. https://www.facebook.com/LansingSD158/videos/202918027767836/
8 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lansing School District 158
Happy 100th Day of School! Please listen to some of our Lester Crawl students talk about what they want to do before they turn 100. https://www.facebook.com/LansingSD158/videos/202918027767836/
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Mrs. Garcia's preschool class has been missing the sun in the sky so they took matters into their own hands. They made suns in the art center and compiled them to make a "Missing Sun" bulletin board. Today the sun reappeared in the sky. Thank you Mrs. Garcia's class for bringing the sunshine back to Lansing!
8 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Just before winter break, Lester Crawl received a surprise visit from the Lansing Fire Department with gifts for our families! Thank you #158Strong first responders for your generosity and keeping us safe. Happy Holidays!
9 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl was visited by Santa. All of the children were able to tell him their wishes for Christmas. The staff also was excited to talk to him!
9 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
The Full Day Preschool students are dressed as their favorite characters as part of American Education Week events at Lester Crawl.
10 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
The students at Lester Crawl School visited Lansing Fire Station #2 to learn how firefighters keep us safe. The firefighters also shared ideas on ways the students and their families could stay safe in the event of a fire.
11 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
While walking through the halls of Lester Crawl, you will see specialists such as Ms. Anderson working with the students developing and mastering skills to help them be successful in all that they encounter.
11 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl's first Parent Cafe for the year! Our new Parent Educator Ms. Hohenstein, facilitated a meet and greet for the preschool parents by playing a game called Front and Center. This was a time to enjoy breakfast, get to know other parents, and receive some community support materials. The next Parent Cafe will be held in November.
11 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
The Lester Crawl Chronicle - September 2019 https://5il.co/aia3
12 months ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl School’s Full Day Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade students participated in an end of the year Jamboree Day. The students enjoyed playing games at each station while working on good sportsmanship and teamwork.
over 1 year ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Recently, Lester Crawl staff completed a professional development activity. They were to communicate and work together to raise a helium stick with only two fingers. The staff was successful after a couple of tries while perfecting their communication skills.
over 1 year ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Ms. Torres’ preschool students at Lester Crawl Primary Center worked on number recognition and developing their gross motor skills while delivering packages. The packages had either a number or a dot pattern on them for the children to identify and match to the corresponding house.
over 1 year ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Jim Gill, a children’s musician and author, led a family concert at Lester Crawl School. The families clapped, jumped, danced, and sang together and had a joyous time.
over 1 year ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl staff support Down Syndrome Awareness Day wearing blue, gold,and crazy socks.
over 1 year ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl student, Calel Williams, won 2nd place in the national contest for Smile of the Year through Inter State Photography Studio. Pictured are Calel, his teacher Mrs. Lori Newell and a representative from Inter State Photography Studio.
over 1 year ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Kindergarten students at Lester Crawl are learning about teeth using hard boiled eggs. An experiment was performed to see what would happen if a hard boiled egg was put in different liquids. After students made their predictions, they observed the results. The shell in this picture dissolved after being put in vinegar and the egg acted like it has a cavity!
over 1 year ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl School held a “Tech Free Night” for their families on Tuesday, February 19. The evening began with stories read by our guest readers: Board Vice President Mrs. Long, Superintendent Mr. Schilling, and Physical Education Teacher Mrs. Yonkers. Families were then able to enjoy quality time playing various board games with each other. The evening concluded with the attendees being able to select books to bring the joy of reading home.
over 1 year ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lansing School District 158
Lester Crawl’s Parent Resource Specialist, Mrs. Halper, led a Parent Cafe this week on Nutrition and Healthy Habits. Parents of preschool children participated in a snack challenge and were introduced to yoga poses that our students learn at school to calm their bodies. If you look carefully, you will see some parents with ear pieces that allow them to hear the presentation in Spanish. District Interpreter Mrs. Boshears was doing the translating.
over 1 year ago, Lansing School District 158
Ms. Torres
Parents and their Pre-K students spent quality time together at Parent Activity Night at Lester Crawl School. They participated in fun activities that reinforced the skills being developed in the classroom.
over 1 year ago, Ms. Torres
David Lesak
Superintendent Mr. Schilling read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" to K-1 students in Mrs. Myers' and Mrs. Okroi's classes at Lester Crawl Primary Center the day before winter break.
over 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
Lester Crawl School’s Parent Resource Specialist Mrs. Halper led a Parent Cafe titled “Positive Solutions for Families" - a time for parents of preschool children to share ideas and learn new strategies to assist with social emotional development.
over 1 year ago, David Lesak