The week of October 21st – 25th we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week (drug awareness), National Bullying Prevention Month, and Character Counts! Week. At Crookshank, we are focusing on being kind to others and making good choices for ourselves and our bodies.  Students and staff can join in the fun by dressing in special colors on the following days:

Monday, October 21stRally in Red Against Bullying and DrugsStudents wear something RED.

 Wednesday, October 23rd  –  Unity Day – Students around the country wear ORANGE to show unity against bullying.

Friday, October 25th – Team Up Against Bullying and Drugs – Students wear their favorite team jersey.




Did you know that reading 20 minutes a day with your child is the best investment your family can make in their future? Research shows that children who read just 20 minutes per day score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests. Come to the Book Fair to stock up on the books your child will love reading and ignite your home reading habits.

Please mark your calendars to visit our Book Fair and discover your child’s next favorite book! 

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Happy reading!

What goes better with a book fair than a Fall Festival? Friday, November 1st from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm is the Crookshank PTO Fall Festival! Activity Wristbands will be available for $5.00 presale or $8.00 at the door. Look for the flyer coming home. We hope to see you there!

Join the ESE PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE and ST JOHNS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION Department as they welcome Craig A. Davis, PHD for a discussion on: Leveraging your child’s neuroplasticity for deep work.  The meeting will be on November 5, 2019 at the Fullerwood Training Center,10 Hildreth Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084 from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Robinson!

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Rookie Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Simpson-Stump!



For the 2019-2020 school year, the Front Office will be open from 7:55 a.m. to 3:45 pm. Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:45 a.m. and will report to the cafeteria for breakfast.


Still need supplies?  The School Supply Lists are still available for 2019-2020 school year. Grades PreK-2 and Grades 3-5. If you need assistance with supplies please see Mrs. Benoit, our counselor, or talk with your child’s teacher.

We encourage parents to come and have lunch with their students. The procedure is very easy:


Sign in at the Front Office and receive your badge. To get the badge, you must have been cleared through the “KeepnTrack” system.

  • Retrieve your child from the cafeteria, and then proceed to the screened in patio.
  • Return your child to the cafeteria when your lunch is finished, and sign out in the Front Office

For security, we do ask that if someone other than the parent will be having lunch with the student that the parent writes a quick note addressed to the office letting us know who is coming in, and that they have your permission to eat lunch with your student. Just send the note in with your student that morning.  If you realize later in the day that someone has time to come in and have lunch with your student, you can call the office at (904) 547-7840.



The Transportation department has asked that we publicize the Guide to a Safe and Efficient Bus Stop. You can view it on the campus safety page, or here.



For the 2019-2020 school year, John A. Crookshank Elementary will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision. This means all students can be served breakfast and lunch for no charge. See the official notification here.


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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. It can take 4-6 weeks for the process to be complete. Please start the process here.

If you are having trouble accessing the online form from home, our office is open from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Come and see us to start the process for access to our school.


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.



Paperwork needed:

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

**Additional News from the Student Record Department effective 8/28/2018**


If you need to request student records from John A. Crookshank Elementary, you can now fax your request to (904) 547-7835.



Our professional learning community at John A. Crookshank Elementary School is dedicated to the development of students’ academic, social, and emotional well-being. We will plan purposeful lessons and instruct standards using best practices, so all students are equipped with a growth mind-set and the skills necessary to address and overcome challenges they may face in their future.

Working together, we all succeed.