Announcements & Upcoming Events
AMP TESTING SCHEDULE
Dear Crawford Families,
As you are aware, your children will be participating in our new statewide assessments at the end of March and the beginning of April. The Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) is a computerized test and students will test in two areas; English language arts and Math. I would encourage you to learn more about these assessments by going to the following websites:
Parent Guides and Tips
Learn more about AMP
See the schedule below for your child's testing date, and check with your child's teacher for more details. Thank you in advance for your support in this important endeavor.
March 30-31 Fifth Grade
April 1-2 Third Grade
April 3 Fourth Grade - Science
April 6-7 Sixth Grade
April 8-9 Fourth Grade
April 2015 Calendar
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Revised 2014-15 Calendar
The last day of school for students has been adjusted to Thursday, May 21.
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Jesse Dahlberg - Alaska Geography Bee State Semi-Finalist
Crawford Elementary is very proud to announce that our school Geography Bee champion, Jesse Dahlberg, has earned the right to compete in the state semifinals. On March 27th, Jesse will compete against the top 100 Alaskan elementary and junior high school students for the opportunity to represent Alaska in the national competition. The national champion will win a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to the Galápagos Islands.
Board of Education // Community Survey
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board and School District are embarking upon the development of a long-term strategic plan for the district. This strategic planning initiative will provide the district with a road map and clearly defined priorities to help ensure district students receive the best education possible.
A key ingredient to this process is community feedback. Throughout the month of March, the school board will collect input via an online community survey. This survey is designed with strategic planning in mind and your perspective will inform the decision making greatly.
Please take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey – your input matters to the overall success.
Principal's Message - March 2015
Dear Caribou Community,
It was wonderful to see all of you during our Parent Teacher Conferences. We had well over 90% participation! It’s a wonderful thing for our children to see that we all work together as a team, so that they get the best possible education.
Winter is on the downhill run, although we may still be in for some interesting weather. So we are asking that students continue to be prepared for the possibility of winter weather, which means full gear available here at school. With the rapid change in temperatures, it is especially important that students be prepared for anything.
Our loop drive traffic is getting smoother. Please be careful to pull up in the loop as quickly as possible so that others can enter the drive. We cannot block Ravens Way.
Students have been working hard on Science Fair projects and we would like to invite you to come and see them on Thursday evening, March 5th, from 5-6:30, during our Science and Literacy Night. We will be having reading activities, along with a silent auction, snacks for sale, and a public viewing of our student’s fine work on scientific projects. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity.
By now, you have heard that our state and district is moving to a computerized model of state assessments. Our window for Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) as it’s called, is from March 30-April 10. 3rd and 5th graders are scheduled to be testing in the first week, and 4th and 6th graders are scheduled to be testing in the second week. Your child’s teacher will have more information as to specific dates and times. Please stay in close touch with them so your child will not miss out on this important event.
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead on March 8 for Daylight Savings Time!
March 2015 Newsletter
March 2015 Calendar
Crawford Elementary listed among the 50 Best American Public Elementary Schools
Crawford Elementary has been included in the article titled “The 50 Best American Public Elementary Schools” by TheBestSchools.org. Here is the link to that article:
Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
AMP is computer-based and will be administered for the first time in spring 2015. Learn more about the new assessment and technology practice tests at the Alaska Assessments website.
Students in grades 4, 8, and 10 will take the Alaska Science Standards Based Assessment on April 3, which remains a paper and pencil test.
Crawford School Report Card 2012-2013
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