Caribou Trails Update

Published by Crawford Elementary February 27, 2022

Gaining Daylight Daily!

Hello Crawford families,

February can be a tough time in Alaska, and this year with all the snow it has been especially challenging. As we made it through, however, we had many high points. Many fourth grade students participated in NAEP testing. Thank you to the fourth grade students who tested in math and reading and to the fourth grade teachers who were flexible, as half of their students were out of class at a time. Parents, thank you for preparing your students and supporting the participation in this important event.

The Spelling Bee was a success, with many excellent spellers taking to the stage to earn a spot at the district Bee. Who knew that conkers was a word? Thank you to our volunteers who read the words, judged the spelling, and recorded the responses of the spellers. Elden Wier, Raiden Rusher and Lily Mazurowski represented Crawford at the District Bee at West Valley High this Saturday. See more below!

Parent Teacher Conferences were a success as well and most of our parents were able to visit with their child's teacher. Thank you to the PTO and to the parents who donated lunch for the teachers on those days. The offerings were delicious and greatly appreciated. We have the best parents and staff!

As we near Spring Break and the end of the quarter many will be making plans for Spring adventures or visits to warmer climes. We have more sunshine to look forward to and the school year is rapidly coming to a close. What a great time to become a Break Aide for Crawford and enjoy the warmer weather!

Some events we have planned are listed below, and we welcome any Anderson families to join us as we celebrate the end of the school year. We have much to look forward to as we close this era with Crawford and move to consolidating with Anderson.

Some upcoming events (also see below):

Spring Break

Purple Star Ceremony April 15th

Anderson-Crawford Combined Carnival at Crawford, April 29

Air Force Band, May 3

More information will be coming out as we get closer, but you may want to save the dates.

Enjoy your days and the increased sunshine coming our way.

See you in the car line!

Teresa Lesage

PTO Newsletter

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

🇺🇸 Stealth Science February's STEAM AHEAD Newsletter

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

Drop off and Pick up Reminders


1. It is important to keep the flow of traffic moving. If you need to get out of your vehicle for any reason, park in the parking lot.

2. Pull as far forward in the right lane as you safely can.
3. Stay in the right lane until you have dropped off or picked up your student

4. Drop-off from the right lane along the curb-sidewalk only.

5. Children exit the vehicle along the curb-sidewalk only.
6. Keep all crosswalks accessible.
7. Pass only after dropping off your child along the curb.
8. Exit the Gym drive-thru to Ravens Way by turning left.

Thank you for your support in keeping our children safe!

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!


Keep up with COVID cases in the schools and districtwide by checking out the district COVID dashboard.

Upcoming Events

  • Ongoing - School Climate survey opens for students (grades 5-12), parents, and staff and will close March 14

    February 28-March 4 - Book Fair and Spirit Week


    • March 2, - Crawford Science Fair
    • March 11, - End of Quarter, Early dismissal at 12:40
    • March 14 - School Climate survey closes
    • March 14-18 - Spring Break
    • March 21 - STEMKAMP registration opens (STEMKAMP is the week of July 25)


  • Month of the Military Child
  • April 5-7 - AK STAR testing for eLearners at Crawford
  • April 11-22 - AK STAR testing window for Crawford students
  • April 15 - Purple Star Designation Ceremony
  • April 29 - Anderson-Crawford Combined Carnival (more to follow)


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:

Administrative Secretary: Clarissa Kougl email: