Crow Island Principal's Welcome

  • On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of Crow Island School, we welcome you to our wonderful community of learners. Crow Island School is indeed a special place. Our school serves approximately 300 first-fourth grade students who engage in a rich core curriculum, as well as experiences in art, music, Spanish, and kinetic wellness. In 1990, the school building was recognized as a lighthouse in school design, receiving National Landmark status. I invite you to click on the other links in this section to learn more about our special building. In addition, a highly skilled and deeply dedicated team of faculty and staff members works diligently to meet the needs of our students. We are highly committed to working with our families to foster the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and academic growth of the children with whom we work. Further, we encourage our students to embrace a growth mindset as they learn to take risks and accept challenges to reach their highest potential. We hope all of our students will develop a deep love of learning and become active members of their communities.

    As in any educational setting, communication is a key component to a positive experience. Parents can expect to receive information from school on a weekly basis. Every week, parents will receive a Crow Island Update via email directly from the principal’s office. These Updates provide provide information that parents may find helpful and general information about what is happening in the school. Further, families will receive our PTO newsletter, the Bulletin, which is also sent electronically. The Bulletin contains articles from our PTO president, more in-depth articles from the principal, and other announcements and updates. In addition, the PTO has a comprehensive website ( which offers information about the school and the PTO, links to important websites and resources for both new and returning families. Further, teachers update families on a regular basis about what is happening in their classrooms. Additional communication vehicles include email and/or phone bulletins, Go To School Nights, Portfolio Days/Evenings, conferences, student reports, email and phone calls. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher(s) or myself at any time should you have any questions.

    I look forward to getting to know each of our families better as we work together to best serve our children.

    Warm regards,

    Julie Pfeffer, Ed.D. Principal, Crow Island School