Robert L. Crippen "Friday" Bulletin


Let's change the cycle for our kids!

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."--Helen Keller

Upcoming Events over TWO WEEKS

  1. Learning Walks Week of 10/12-10/12--Gonzalez
  2. Monday, 10/12--No Clubs because of 7:05 AM Digital Citzenship Training with Matt in the Library--all teachers bring your own laptop
  3. Tuesday, 10/13--Morning Tutoring Begins for 3rd Grade
  4. Tuesday, 10/13--1st and 3rd Character Club/Team Tuesday
  5. Wednesday, 10/14--3rd Grade ELAR Planning 7:30-3 at SME with Cherie Loycano, SME Teachers, and Tavola
  6. Thursday, 10/ 15--Donuts for Dad 7-7:45 AM on the Cafe Stage
  7. Thursday, 10/15--Character Club Training--Support Staff--7:30-8:10 in Ms. Hindmarch's Rm
  8. Thursday, 10/15--Dual Language Literacy Night Make and Take
  9. Friday, 10/16--End of the 1st 9 Weeks; 2nd and 3rd Grade JM Literacy Ind. Reading Observations/Debriefing in the conference room (check your email from Ms. Bonsal for specific times)
  10. Learning Walks Week of 10/19-10/23--Covarrubias
  11. Monday, 10/19--Report Card Cut Off Date at 8 AM & Lunar Lunch with 2nd Grade
  12. Tuesday, 10/20--5th Grade Math Training with Consultant Stacey Cain
  13. Tuesday, 10/20--4th and 5th Character Club/Team Tuesday--students will go to cafeteria for Montgomery Co. Women's Shelter's Presentation at 1:30 in the cafe; Fall Fundraiser ends today
  14. Tuesday, 10/20--PBS Meeting 3 PM with Ms. Bonsal
  15. Wednesday, 10/21--Non DL Literacy Meetings--bring Istation/DRA data to Ms. Mayes's Office
  16. Friday, 10/23--Early Release/Compact Signing/Parent Conferences/Report Cards

Mortar Word / Math Maker / College Word / NIET Rubric Lesson Plan Focus

Mortar Word--Whereas

The square has four sides whereas the triangle has 3. 4th Grade Math 2013

Math Maker--2+4=6

College Word--Achieve

NIET Rubric Lesson Plan Focus for Collaboration Meetings


At Expectations (3)

  • Most learning objectives are communicated, connected to state standards and referenced throughout lesson.

  • Sub-objectives are mostly aligned to the lesson’s major objective.

  • Learning objectives are connected to what students have previously learned.

  • Expectations for student performance are clear.

  • There is evidence that most students demonstrate mastery of the daily objective that supports significant progress towards mastery of a standard.


At Expectations (3)

Assessment Plans:

  • are aligned with state content standards

  • have measurement criteria

  • measure student performance in more than two ways (e.g., in the form of a project, experiment, presentation, essay, short answer, or multiple-choice test)

  • require written tasks; and

  • include performance checks throughout the school year.


  • Early Release/Parent Conferences/Compact Signing Friday, October 23rd
  • Reminder from Admin--Badges MUST be worn at all times on NCISD property during hours.
  • Make sure you enter GRADES in EACH Week by Tuesday--see district grading policy
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  • Monday, 10/12 and Tuesday, 10/13--Figuring Out Figure 19 ELAR Training Region 4--Vasquez and Lucas
  • Tuesday, 10/13--K-2 Learning Conference lead4ward in San Antonio--Slaughter, Black, Torres, Anderson
  • Tuesday, 10/13--New Caney ISD Dyslexia Parent Night from 5-7 PM at Valley Ranch Elementary for anyone interested in learning about dyslexia and ways for parents to help their child with Dyslexia
  • Tuesday, 10/13--Special Ed Meeting for Prinicpal's and Principal's Technology Hour 10 AM-1 PM
  • Tuesday, 10/13-10/14 How to Work Less, Produce More, and Get the Job Done--Region 4 Crystal and Sharon
  • Wednesday and Thursday 10/14 & 10/15--Writing Academy Revising and Editing--Halbrook, Nevins, Aulbaugh, Rangel, Blair
  • Thursday, 10/15 Admin Meeting 10:30 AM -11:30 AM
  • Book Fair October 19-23 at Crippen
  • NEU Leadership Summit--Ms. Mayes and Ms. Bonsal 10/22-10/24 Dallas, TX


All Crippen Astronauts will display stellar citizenship and perform at or above grade level in every subject.