The Crissman Connection

December 8, 2017

Hello December...

Happy Friday Crissman Families,

Wow! What a busy and exciting week for our Crissman Cougars! The students had so much fun shopping for their family and friends! I hope all of the gifts made it home safe. I want to thank all the volunteers and PTA for a fabulous Holiday Shop! This is such a wonderful memory for our students and we couldn't have done it without all of your help! Thank you Crissman are awesome!

I want to thank all the parents that have logged into their PowerSchool portals. PowerSchool is a great tool to view grades, attendance, and lunch account information.

Another great resources is our app. The Utica Community schools app is available for android and iPhone devices. My favorite feature is the notifications. Once you download the app, be sure to go to the toolbox and select Crissman. This way you will receive all the notifications I send out. Notifications come through like texts on your phone. Every Friday when I send out this email, I also send out a notification to check your email. It's a nice little reminder for busy families.

The holiday season is quickly approaching, if your family is in need of assistance, please call me at (586)797-4300.

Yours Truly,

Mrs. Papastamatis

Looking into next week...

Monday- 2nd grade Smart Snack Sales

3rd and 5th Grade Music Concerts

3rd grade @ 6:30om

5th grade @ 7:30pm

Wednesday- Bagel Day and Spirit Day

Lockdown Drill

Friday- Happy Friday!

Crissman goes to Lansing!

I am so proud of our students and Mrs. Conley for taking our school to Lansing, Michigan to share the fabulous things we are doing with digital coding! Mrs. Conley was invited to attend the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference on Wednesday. She was asked to bring 4 students with her to present on coding robots in school.

Great Job, Mrs. Conley! We are lucky to have you!

For more pictures, click on the link:

Late Bus Inforamtion

In the case in which one of our buses is late, for right now, I will send an automated phone message to everyone indicating the late bus number and expected arrival time frame. Please listen to your message before calling the building. We need our lines to stay open for parents who may be finding other means of transportation for their child. Thank you!

As mentioned in the above statement about notifications...eventually, I would love to be able to send out a quick notification on everyone's phone letting them know a bus will be late. This would be the fastest way to communicate with all of you. :)

Holiday Staff Luncheon

We are having a Holiday Luncheon for our fabulous Crissman Staff and we need YOU! We are asking for cash donations to cover the cost of sandwiches (Chix Croissants, Turkey & Veggie Wraps) and various items to make their lunch with each other an enjoyable break!

Please sign up below for what you are able to contribute. No time to cook or bake~You can drop off $$ in the main office anytime (please put "Traci Caruso" on envelope) & all items must be at school by Wed. 20th, am.

They are the best teachers and staff, they deserve it!!

Thank you Thank you Thank you! :)

Sign up by clicking this link:


Second Grade Smart Snack Sales

The 2nd grade holiday snack sale is on Monday, December 11th. Each item is $0.50. The money will go towards local families need. All snacks are peanut/tree nut safe and packaged. Thank you!

~Second Grade Team

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Our Bear Fair (Be Excited About Reading) will kick off in January!

The Bear Fair allows you the opportunity to renew and order new magazines through the Crissman Media Center. The magazines are offered at fantastic prices and both renewals and new subscriptions benefit our school. We encourage every student to participate and support our school. Want to give the gift of reading for the Holidays? Orders placed now will count for the incentive program offered ion January!

Simply click on this link:

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Upcoming Reminders

Dec. 5th-Dec. 8th- PTA Holiday Shop

Dec. 5th- ATG/Sweep Meeting

Dec. 11th- 3rd and 5th grade Concerts

Dec. 25th-Jan. 2nd- Holiday Break - NO SCHOOL

Crissman PTA

Our PTA works together for our students! Here's the link to their Facebook page:

Crissman Info

School Starts - 9am

Half Day Dismissal - 12:04 pm

Full Day Dismissal - 3:50pm

Breakfast- 8:50am

About our school

The mission of Crissman Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide a safe, positive and productive learning environment that fosters academic excellence and recognizes individual uniqueness. We will strive to prepare students for their future in an ever changing world.