Caribou Trails Update

Published by Crawford Elementary September 6, 2021

Off to a Great Start in 2021-2022 School Year!

Happy Labor Day!


Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Open House last Wednesday! The weather was gorgeous and we were able to cover important schoolwide information and introduce our stellar Crawford staff while maintaining physical distance and enjoying sunshine and clear skies. It was great see excited students showing off their classrooms and introducing their teachers. We were all so gratified to see the strength of our community and to talk and build relationships with families as we begin the year.


Thank you, as well, for wearing masks inside the building to help with mitigation efforts. Please continue to wear masks whenever you visit the building to keep the environment symptom free.


Students are encouraged to wear masks, as well, and many staff, although vaccinated, are electing to wear masks. Remember, if your child is wearing a well-fitting mask the chances of being named a close contact and being quarantined for 10 is minimized. Please see the FNSBSD COVID page quoted here. "In the K–12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an COVID-19 positive student when:


Masks continue to be a family choice, and we will support students in whatever choice you make for them.


As I said at the Open House, the staff extends a huge thanks to our PTO for the providing dinner for staff in the commons. This thoughtful gesture fed the soul as well as the body, and helped to let staff know how they are supported by our Parent/Teacher Organization. Thank you to Mrs. Chipman, Mrs. Fleming, Mrs. Heiner, and Mrs. Ohm for providing the dinner for all of the staff. You are so appreciated!


Encores start on Tuesday for the 4/5 class, 5th and 6th grades. Band and Orchestra are hugely popular with students, and we have well-balanced selections to enrich learning. Each student will be given a sheet of paper with their Encore schedule on Tuesday. If your child has been absent we are taking email encore elections, so go ahead and send those in. Right now we have over 100 responses from a possible 132 students eligible for Encores.


As we work through this new beginning, we will start waiting until a little later to begin calling students for the pickup line to allow for the transition after the final classes. The school day ends at 2:10 with the bell ending classes, so we will begin calling students for dismissal as soon as possible after that, probably before 2:15. Thank you so much for your patience as we keep your children safe after school and allow them time to comfortably end their day at school.


Take care and enjoy the good weather while we can!


Mrs. Lesage

Ice Cream Sales!

Yum! The fourth grade team of Mrs. Young and Mrs. Jones and their students will be selling ice cream for $1.00 every Wednesday during lunch as part of their economics unit and to raise funds for their grade level. Support the grade level and give a sweet treat to your child every Wednesday. Thank you for your support!

After School Transportation

In this era of instant communication it may seem redundant to inform the office of changed dismissal or pick up plans. However, if students are going home in a way other than their usual way, parents need to contact the office well before dismissal. Mrs. Higdon does an excellent job of letting everyone know when parents notify us of changed plans. This alleviates the frayed nerves of "losing" a child, provides accountability, keeps us all in the loop and keeps children safe.
Wellness Check for Staff & Students

Here is the new Wellness Check for Staff & Students

PTO Membership Application

Please fill out this membership form to join our Crawford Parent Teacher Organization.

Upcoming Events

This Week:


  • Mon. Sept. 6 - LABOR DAY HOLIDAY - No School
  • Tue. Sept. 7 -
  • FNSBSD Board Meeting, 6pm Agenda
  • Wed. Sept. 8 -
  • Thurs. Sept. 9 -
  • Fri. Sept. 10 -


Next Week:

  • Sept. 13-17 Bus Route 92 is cancelled all week

September Refrigerator Calendar

Crawford Office Staff Contacts

Office Hours are 7:30am-3:30pm

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