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May 2015 Newsletter
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May 2015 Calendar
Principal's Message - May 2015
Dear Caribou Community,
Usually, we say that April shower bring May flowers, but in the Education World the month of April usually brings assessments. This April we gave the AMP (Alaska Measures of Progress) test, a computer-based test, for the first time. It was a new experience for teachers and students, but one that was easy to adapt to. Universal Screening came next to measure growth in reading fluency, and then of course, mid-quarters went home to keep you informed on your child’s progress. April is quickly disappearing in the rear view mirror. Where does the time go?
May is the beginning of the end of a fast-paced school year or the beginning of long, warm summer days, depending on how you look at things! For me, it is a bittersweet time. I always hate to see the school year end, but happy to be able to smell the scents of summer. Seeing the students grow in confidence and abilities makes me smile, while I know that some of them will be leaving the area and won’t be here next year. That makes me sad.
May is also one of the busiest months of the school year. Field trips that tie into curriculum, outside activities, assemblies, concerts, and end of the year wrap-ups are all part of the agenda for this month. Keep your calendar handy!
It’s also the time of year when we take a minute to thank those who are involved in working with our students; the bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, aides, tutors, and volunteers. We at Crawford would also like to take this opportunity to thank you, as parents, for sharing your children with us.
Student in the Spotlight: Jesse Dahlberg
Jesse Dahlberg is a strong student, a positive role model and a leader.
His teachers describe him as an inquisitive and focused learner who doesn’t give up once he starts on something.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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.
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:
Crawford School Report Card 2012-2013
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