Parents & Community Resources

  • Healthy Snack Ideas: Fresh Fruit and Veggies, String Cheese, Yogurt

    Our goal is to help provide easy access to information necessary to make your Crossroads experience a pleasant and successful one. Please contact me with any suggestions or comments.


    MCA Testing Online Item Samplers

    The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) will be given to third through sixth grade students online.  Please visit the Minnesota Department of Education site for Online Item Samplers.  You can use this site to help your child become familiar with the online MCA test.

    Wellness Policy
    Saint Paul Public Schools has a Wellness Policy. This policy provides nutrition and physical education guidelines to help our schools become healthier places for our children.  Please note that families are requested NOT to send food such as sweets, cakes, and cupcakes for birthday celebrations.   We have many children who are allergic to ingredients found in these items and it makes for hurt feelings when those children are excluded from joining in on the celebration.  Acceptable foods and other nonfood suggestions include: fruits, vegetables, yogurt, stickers, and pencils. Children should NOT bring the following items to school; they will be confiscated and thrown away: candy, gum, pop, “juice” drinks with high fructose corn syrup, and bags of chips or fritos larger than a single serving.

    School Lunch Program
    Our lunch menu mirrors the district schedule with the exception of dates where our calendars conflict. Access the district school lunch program at the Nutrition Services site. Lunch payments may be made at Crossroads Cafeteria or online at the SPPS Online Store

    Complete the Saint Public Schools Online Meal Application.

    Free and Reduced Price Meal Application
    You may now apply for free or reduced-price school meals online.

    Go to this link:
    and follow the on-screen instructions.



    SPPS Data Center
    Visit the award-winning SPPS Data Center for data about all the districts' schools, research briefs important to progressive educational system, and the Superintendent's Bulletin.


    Click on the links below for websites or games to use at home with your child.

    Newspapers in Education:  Pioneer Press MCA practice test items can be found at this site

    Internet4Classrooms-Kindergarten Skill Builders   Internet4Classrooms-Kindergarten Skill Builders

    Pattern Mania   Pattern Mania

    PBS Kids   PBS Kids

    Math Games for At-Home Play   Math Games for At-Home Play

    Everyday Math Parent Connection   Everyday Math Parent Connection

    Mondo Publishing-For information about the MONDO literacy program.

    Funbrain   This website has a variety of learning games.



Box Tops for Education

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    Yes, Crossroads Elementary collects "Box Tops for Education" coupons.  Students can turn box tops in to the main office.    Click on the logo for more information about the "Box Tops for Education" program.