Announcements & Upcoming Events
Update: Phone Access
In response to anonymous threatening phone calls that have disrupted operations at various schools, district schools will no longer accept calls from anonymous numbers.
This action was taken at the recommendation of law enforcement agencies, which are investigating the recent calls.
Callers with anonymous numbers can reach schools by taking steps to display their numbers prior to calling a school or by calling the administrative center at (907) 452-2000, which will serve anonymous numbers.
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
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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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.
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:
Crawford School Report Card 2012-2013
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