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C.R.E.S.T. (Cobleskill-Richmondville Elementary Support Team)  is a non-profit parent organization that represents K-5. Our mission is to foster a closer relationship between home and school that enhances educational opportunities for our elementary students.

We sponsor assemblies, the Holiday Bazaar, Book Fair, teacher grants, family events, Field Days, school beautification, 4th Grade Spelling Bee, P.A.R.P. and more, including the parents’ newsletter (click on the image on the right to download the latest issue.)

In the fall we hold our one and only fundraiser with a company called C&H. The profits from this sale allow us to sponsor activities for the students as well contribute financially to our elementary schools.


Generally, on either the first Wednesday or Saturday of the month, a C.R.E.S.T. meeting is held at either the Radez Elementary Cafeteria or Ryder Elementary Library. In an effort to get more parent involvement, we will again this year be offering childcare during the meetings.

Periodically you’ll receive a volunteer form requesting your assistance with an upcoming C.R.E.S.T. event. If you volunteer for any given event, a C.R.E.S.T. representative will contact you with scheduling details.