Attention cougars in grades K-5!  It’s time for the Summer Reading Olympics

Rules for the John A. Crookshank Olympics

Bookmobile and Free Book Schedule at Crookshank this summer


Additional recommended reads K-5

SSYRA Annotated List 2018-2019 Grades 3-5

Annotated Book List 2018-2019

Did you know the Jacksonville Jaguars were hosting a summer character camp on July 13th for ages 7-14? Here is the application  JACKSONVILLE PLAY 60 CHARACTER CAMP 2018



2018-2019 Supply List PreK-Grade 2

2018-2019 Supply List Grades 3-5


This summer our office is open from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM if you would like to come in and fill out a school access form.

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School Access Form
In a continuing effort to provide safety and security to our students and staff we ask that you complete a School Access Form if you plan to enter a facility in the St. Johns County School District. This includes if you would like to participate in activities such as birthday parties for your child in their classroom, eating lunch with your child in the cafeteria, field trips, book fairs, field days, as well as readers, tutors, mentors, etc.

Important Cougar Report Card Information- updated 5/29/2018

  This is Marquez Jackson, principal at John A. Crookshank Elementary School, home of the mighty Cougars.  We wanted to let you know that report cards are now available for K-5 students at John A. Crookshank Elementary School.  Report cards may be viewed online through Home Access Center (HAC).  Parents and Guardians may also pick up a copy of your child’s report card at school between

 8 am and 3 pm.  Thank you for your patience as report cards have been finalized.


We hope you and your child have wonderful and enjoyable summer. 


And remember, “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally.  It comes from what you do consistently.”





Marquez D. Jackson




    Summer Food Program

Any Student who is 18 years of age or younger may receive free, nutritious meals at Crookshank Elementary School (June 11th-July 13th), or ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL (June 4th-July 24th). THE Emergency Services Homeless Coalition and the Solomon Calhoun Center will be serving meals June 4th –July 20th. Please dial 211 to inquire about the serving times or any additional locations serving meals.


Congratulations to our iReady Growth Scooter Winners!


Releasing Students from School

Parents this is just a reminder, per SJCSD Policy:

If the person requesting the release of the student is a person other than a parent or guardian listed on the emergency contact form, we shall not release the student without the consent of the parent or guardian who is listed on the emergency contact form.

Talking to Children About Violence
High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. For guidance with talking to your child, please read the following recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

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Parents can now pay several types of school fees online as designated by each school. It's quick, easy and convenient.
(NOTE: Continue to make payments for school lunches through the paypams.com website.)

SchoolPay Help Line: 888-88-MYPAY
Select this link for more information about SchoolPay.



KindergartenKindergarten Registration is now officially open for the 2018-2019 school year to ALL families living in the Crookshank area. If you are a parent or guardian of a child who will be entering school in the fall, please bring the following documents for registration purposes:

1. Child’s Official Birth Certificate
2. Social Security Card
3. Complete immunizations/ Shot Records
4. Current Physical
5. Three Proofs of residence

 For more information please contact Lisa Cogar at (904) 547-7846

*Please be aware that John A. Crookshank Elementary participates in staggered start for Kindergarten students. This means that the first day of school for your student may not be the first day of school. More details will be given when you register your student.

“Instilling values, Inspiring life-long leaders.”

Our vision at John A. Crookshank Elementary is to showcase every student as an independent thinker, high achiever, and confident leader.

School Improvement Goals

This year at Crookshank we have four major areas that we would like to focus on as a school!

1. Reading : All students will meet or exceed grade level benchmarks as measured by STAR / Early Literacy for each quarter.

2. Math: All Students meet or exceed grade level benchmarks.

3. Leadership: All students, classrooms and Parents will exhibit leadership through quarterly (5) data tracking, Success Meetings and community projects.

4. Parent Involvement: All parents/ guardians / teachers will enroll in PTA by October 24th All parents will attend their child’s quarterly data chat. All parents will not earn more than 2 unexcused TD per quarter All parents will not earn more than 2 unexcused absences per quarter.