Summer Read     Summer Slide     Summer Research
As summer vacation begins, we would like to remind our parents about the importance of summer reading.  Research has proven a “Summer Slide”, or drop in students’ reading achievement, occurs when children do not read during the summer months.  Like any other skill, reading requires practice.  We encourage you to utilize the public library and the children's summer programs offered there this summer.   MyOn is also a resource for e-books your child can read this summer.  Students who use summer hours to read books that interest them, and are on their Lexile level have tremendous benefits when returning to school in the fall.  The Lexile
"Find a book GA" website can help identify books that your child is interested in and are within their reading level.  Mrs. Markham, our media specialist here at C.R.E.S. also has some a list of recommended favorites posted on the media center website.  Let's make sure our students have a good book in their hands this summer when they're not in the classroom!  

Open House Date

In preparation for the 2019-2020 school year, please review the four documents listed below. The Title 1 Information document provides an overview of the Title 1 program here at CRES. The FY20 PFEP Draft document outlines the parent and family engagement plan for CRES and the FY20 CRES School-Parent Compact draft document shows the agreement between the school, parents and students as to what should be accomplished as part of our partnership. Once you have reviewed all four, please provide feedback through the Feedback Form link. You can tell us that all is "good" as is, or provide specific feedback about each of the areas. Thank you for continuing to partnership with CRES to provide the best educational experience for your and our students!

Title I Information
Parent and Family Engagement Plan
School Parent Compact
Title I Information Focus Group Summary and Review of Data

Click HERE to access the survey.

Registration May 2019

2019-2020 STUDENT REGISTRATION instructions have been sent to the parent/guardian email on file.  Be sure to check your inbox for the step by step instructions and details.

To ensure your child is placed in a homeroom, registration MUST  be completed on or before May 23, 2019.  This also is necessary to ensure that bus riding students are placed on a bus route. ALL STUDENT REGISTRATIONS COMPLETED BY MAY 23 WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $25 WAL-MART GIFT CARD.  THERE WILL BE 4 NAMES DRAWN.

If you do not see all of your students listed in the parent portal or if you have any questions please call us at 912-673-6995, and we will be happy to assist you.  

Click HERE to sign in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Robotics 2019

Fun Run

Click the image below for information about free lunches this summer.

Summer Food

Military Flagship Award

About Us

Crooked River Elementary

me to Crooked River Elementary

Home of the Dolphins

Title I Reward School

Title I Highest Performing School
2012,2013,2014,2015, 2016, 2017

Home of the Dolphins and a 2002 Georgia School of Excellence because of their exemplar history of academics, extracurricular programs and community involvement, Crooked River Elementary School (CRES) first opened its doors to students on August 29, 1986.  Named for its proximity to the Crooked River on the northern border of St. Marys, CRES provides a  motivating learning environment for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade with an average enrollment of 585 students.  Serving students from the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and surrounding area, the CRES faculty is composed of approximately 42 certified professionals, 12 paraprofessionals, 3 clerical employees and a registered nurse.

If it is to be, it is up to me. If I believe, I can achieve. 

      Three Dolphin

At Crooked River, we have three school-wide behavioral expectations:
We are SAFE

Crooked River Elementary
3570 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-673-6995
Fax: 912-882-2761

School Hours:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Mrs. Shawny Thorpe
Mrs. Shawny Thorpe

Mrs. Karen Jones
Teaching and Learning Specialist
Mrs. Karen Jones

Mrs. Ellen Graw
Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Ellen Graw
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