We would like to welcome you to Thelma Crenshaw Elementary School, home of the Cardinals. Our staff is committed to providing your child with the skills necessary for success in the future and for providing the best instructional program possible. We hope you will enjoy your visit to our web site and will find the pages informative and helpful.
Our enthusiastic teaching team takes pride in being actively involved in staff development, which allows them to meet the diverse needs of students enrolled at each grade level. Our instructional program encompasses classes in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and serves approximately 700 terrific kids.
Our teachers work diligently to develop creative lessons which are designed to challenge students and broaden their knowledge in all academic areas. Integrating technology across curriculum areas has been one of the many successful methods that Crenshaw teachers use consistently to reach the wide range of student needs.
Teamwork is the foundation of an exemplary school. Our school flourishes due to the active involvement of our team members: students, parents, community, and staff.
In our efforts to make the school’s program effective, we understand and support the importance of a working partnership between home and school. This cooperative attitude will enhance your child’s educational experience. Please read and discuss the information contained in our handbook. You will find it to be an excellent resource throughout the school year. Together we can make this a memorable year for our students at Crenshaw Elementary!
Marian Wright Edelman once said, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” During the course of 150-plus years, Chesterfield County Public Schools has been served by outstanding people who have devoted their career to just that — improving the lives of children in their community.
Whether it’s teachers, administrators, support staff or community volunteers, our nationally recognized school division has been supported by individuals who have given their time and talents to impact our students’ education in a meaningful way. The Chesterfield County Public Schools Hall of Fame, presented by the Chesterfield Education Foundation and sponsored this year by TowneBank, is a way to recognize and honor memorable educators and community members who have dedicated their time and effort to support students.
Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold Kindergarten Registration Day for the Class of 2033 on April 16 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Families of incoming kindergarten students are strongly encouraged to preregister, completing required paperwork online for free and saving time on the actual Kindergarten Registration Day.
The Chesterfield County School Board approved the 2020-21 school year calendars during its February business meeting, expressing its appreciation to those who provided feedback and input throughout the calendar adoption process and noting that several changes had been made due to constituents’ voices.
Notable changes from the original draft presented in January include: moving parent-teacher conference day to earlier in November; reinstating Presidents Day as a student/staff holiday; and making the Friday before Spring Break a full-day holiday for students and staff instead of a three-hour early release.