Caribou Trails Update

Published by Crawford Elementary May 1, 2022

Change is in the Air

It is wonderful to see the ground and last year's grass, and to know that soon the snow will be melted and the mosquitos will appear again, along with the endless sunshine of summer.


Last week was a blur, as our community pitched in to put on the Anderson-Crawford Joint Carnival. The Crawford PTO and the parents of both schools were amazing in getting this all done and putting on an event to remember. The teachers had a very long day, but showed up with smiles and good cheer to greet the community and play games with our students. There were so many happy faces in the school and we are so glad that many families were able to join in with the fun and see the school. Thank you all for your support!


This week we will mark the ceremonial closing of Anderson Elementary School, and begin the transition to Anderson-Crawford Elementary in earnest. The building is undergoing changes in staff and facilities in order to be certain that we are prepared for K-5. To this end, the Anderson and Crawford school communities will have our last day of school, an early out, on May 17. BEJSHS will continue to attend until May 19.


As you look below in this newsletter, you will see many upcoming events celebrating your children and the Ben Eielson seniors. We are honored to serve the Eielson AFB, Moose Creek and Salcha communities and hope to add enjoyment and belonging to your time here at our school.



Take care and don't forget the Deep Woods Off!


See you in the car line!


Teresa Lesage

teresa.lesage@k12northstar.org

Kindergarten Enrollment Continues

Please encourage anyone you know with a child who will be entering Kindergarten in August to find information online at the FNSBSD Enrollment page. They may then begin the registration process through the Online Registration Portal. Then bring your enrollment form and the required documents listed below to the school.

  • Required documents:
  • Birth Certificate A birth certificate is required for students entering kindergarten or first grade who haven't been enrolled in the district before.
  • Proof of Immunization
  • Transcripts or Report Cards
  • Proof of Current Physical Address
    Utility bills such as phone, water or electric


Don't forget to enter to win a backpack by entering your kindergartner's name in the comments on our Facebook page!


Students must register at their home schools. To find school boundaries for next year go to the Transportation page or contact Mrs. Higdon at 907-372-3306 with your address.


Take care and I will see you in the car line!


Teresa Lesage

teresa.lesage@k12northstar.org

Nutrition Services and USDA Announce School Lunches Will Cost Next Year

First, the news from the USDA is that school meals will need to be paid for next year. Please visit the Nutrition Services page to fill out the online application. If you qualify this year you will have 30 days from the beginning of the school year grace next year to get your 2022-2023 application in. It is important that you apply for your family's benefit, and also, additional funding for the school may be provided depending on the percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. Please take a few moments to fill out the online application.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Please fill out the Free and Reduced Meal Application. This information is not shared in any way and may help the school to gain important funding through federal funds. Thank you for your help!

Carnival a Success Thanks to Everyone!

Oh my gosh! The Anderson-Crawford Combined Carnival on April 29 was a huge success. We had more than 40 volunteers helping with setup, during the carnival, and the clean-up afterward. The PTO board, made up of Danielle Fleming, Bella Ohm, Heather Hiener and Tiffany Chipman, spent months planning this, gathering resources and materials and organizing everything. Kudos to the PTO and all of the marvelous volunteers for an extraordinary event!
PTO Newsletter

Crawford Caribou PTO News Just a quick note with happenings and how to help!

April Month of the Military Child Door Decorating Contest Winners

The entire month of April will hosted the PTO Month of the Military Child Door Decorating contest and the doors were beautiful and touched the heart. The contest was won by Mrs. Armstrong's class, who has won a pizza party. Second place goes to Mrs. Jones' class and third place to Mrs. Norris' class. In the category of support classes Mrs. Calkins and Mrs. Edwards created a beautiful door! Thank you to everyone for participating and making the month of April truly special for our students.

It Is Getting Stinky Around Here!

Wet shoes and little time to dry them out can lead to odiferous environments. Click the link above for hints on how to deodorize your children's shoes and keep your home, and our classrooms, smelling fresh and clean!

🇺🇸 Stealth Science STEAM AHEAD Newsletter

It has alot of opportunities for STEAM type events, contests, volunteer oppts, and free teaching resources.

PTO Membership Application

Please fill out this membership form to join our Awesome Crawford Parent Teacher Organization! Updated dues - if you are just joining your dues are half price for the second half-Just $5.00!

Grad Walks for 5th and 6th Grade

In the past weeks our 5th and 6th grade students have been touring the Junior High School and seeing what is in store for them next year. The students have come back excited and ready to go across the street for school, if not a little nervous about lockers! To help send them off in style we are working on plans for Grad Walks for our 5th and 6th graders. We have a lot to schedule around, so bear with us!


Right now we have tentatively scheduled the 5th grade grad walk for May 13 at 11:50, in conjunction with Field Day. Students will walk through the building and be cheered by the other grade levels before going out to Field Day where they will enjoy their cupcakes during the rest break station. The 6th grade grad walk is scheduled for May 17th, with parents invited to join us in the gym at 12:10 for the students to enjoy their cupcakes after their grade walk. Parents are then welcome to sign their child out, since this is the last day of school and school dismisses at 12:40.


These plans are what we have right now and teachers will communicate any additional information as it becomes available. Thanks!

Upcoming Events

  • Ongoing - May 2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week!


  • May
    • USAF Pacific Band - Tuesday, May 3, 1:00-1:45 Crawford Gym

    • May 4 - Wednesday - Band and Orchestra concert 1:00 pm (will Livestream)

    • May 6 - Friday - USAF Pacific Band at Anderson for closing ceremony

    • May 10 - Ben Eielson Senior grad walk (time to be determined)

    • May 13 - Friday - 5th Grade Grad Walk 11:50

    • May 13 - Field Day - 12:05-2:05

    • May 16-17 - Early out at 12:40 (Last day of school, May 17 for Anderson and Crawford students)

    • May 18, 19, 20 - Teacher Workdays

    • May 23-27 Crawford Main Office open for business

    • May 30-August 1, Crawford Office closed

Crawford Office Staff Contacts

Office Hours are 7:15am-3:15pm

Please call or email for information Phone: 372-3306

Attendance Secretary: Tonya Higdon email: Tonya.Higdon@k12northstar.org

Administrative Secretary: Clarissa Kougl email: Clarissa.Kougl@k12northstar.org