Craig Colts News

November 6, 2020

Calendar of Events

11/13 PTA Meeting 9:30am

11/16 Picture Day for digital students

11/23-11/27 Thanksgiving Break

12/01 Carmen Deedy program

Spring Instructional Preference

As we approach the deadline, November 15, for the Spring Instructional Preference Questionnaire, we want to encourage you to complete it if you have not already done so. The questionnaire is available in your Parent Portal when you log in. (See image below.)

Please remember that since families are now familiar with both the in-person and online option and what they entail, the decision families make for second semester will be for the entire semester. If you do not complete the survey, the default choice will be your student's current learning environment. If your student has been unsuccessful in the online learning environment, we encourage sending your student back to face-to-face learning.

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5th grade parents,

Don't miss your opportunity for the End of the Year Slide show and 5th Grade Tribute Ads. The deadline for the baby pictures for the slide show has been extended to November 20th - get your child's picture in now. See both flyers with details below. These are highlights of the 5th grade year and with the unusual year we are having, we can use all the highlights we can get!

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PTA Happenings:

The PTA’s Craig Spooktacular Trick or Treat Drive thru was an amazing success and so much fun! Thank you for all your wonderful donations and thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers for helping make it a Spooktacular night! Visit our website soon for links to all our amazing sponsors from our community!

There’s still time to get your Craig spirit wear orders in and receive them before the holidays. We will be placing our 2nd order November 30th. Please visit to place your orders for Craig masks, sweatshirts, t-shirts and more!

Don’t Forget to purchase your Colt Class Packs at

Our next PTA meeting will be Friday, November 13th at 9:30 via Zoom. Check the PTA calendar for more details.

Thanks to those who supported Craig's PTA through a direct donation! See below for the Fundraiser Direct Donation Winners!!!

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Digital Science and Engineering Fair

Craig Elementary will hold its first Digital Science and Engineering Fair. Please read parent letter attached for information . All information will be located in a Google Classroom for Science and Engineering Fair. Your child can join the google classroom with this code: 4f7avfy. If your child goes through our website, they can click directly to the link for it too. The deadline for participation forms has been extended. Students can access the google form in the Google Classroom for STEM Fair.

Digital parents, please help...

It's difficult for us to get pictures of our digital students and when we do it's on the ZOOM screen, so we really need the help of our digital parents to take pictures when your child participates in a school activity (like pajama day or Red Ribbon Day) or even your child participating in their regular school day. After taking these pictures, be sure to upload them to our yearbook website. See the flyer below. Thanks for your help and support at home! You're the best.
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ParentVUE Mobile App- Now Available

Dear Parents,

The Synergy Parent mobile app, ParentVUE, is now available for use. The app is available in the Apple App Store, as well as the Google Play Store. You must have a current parent portal account in order to use this app. The ParentVUE app will allow parents, who have a parent portal account, to view schedules, grades, see when assignments are due, view graduation requirements, find missing assignments, and view other important student information. An active parent portal account is required to log in to ParentVUE. If you have a Parent Portal account you will use the same log in username (email) and password that you use online. If you need to set up a parent portal account, please contact the school office.

Free Lunch Offerings through GCPS

All children under 18 years of age can get a free lunch and breakfast from GCPS schools. Curbside pick up at Craig Elementary is 11am to 1pm Monday - Friday at the back of the school. Even if your child brings a lunch to school they can get a free milk and fruit to accompany it.
Covid 19 Morning Checklist

The flyer above is from GCPS to families as a reminder of the things they should look for before sending their child to school each day.

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Flu Shot Clinic

See flyer above for flu clinic at Brookwood High School. Attached below is a parent letter, consent forms and a link to sign up.

Sign up link for the flu clinic

Build and Fly a Kite with Girl Scouts!

Sunday, 11/8, at Alexander Park at 12pm. It's a free event and space is limited. Download the file below with details.
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Interested in playing lacrosse? Brookwood Lacrosse Association will be hosting free lacrosse throwarounds on the below dates in November and December, at Bethesda Park multi purpose field. Come out and have fun! No experience or equipment necessary.

Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 13, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Questions, please contact

Please watch for spring 2021 registration information as well on