Robert L. Crippen "Friday" Bulletin


Merry Christmas!

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."--Roy L. Smith

I hope your Christmas break is filled with peace, rest, love, and joy! My plan is to never get out of my pajamas!

Mortar Word / Math Maker / College Word / Character Trait

Mortar Word--Appears

Which figure appears to be made of 4 congruent sections 3rd Grade Math 2014

Math Maker--10-7=3

College Word--Goal & Major

Character Trait--Responsibility & Perseverance

Upcoming Events over TWO WEEKS

  1. Learning Walks Week of 1/4-1/8--Rangel, Moore, & Neal
  2. Monday, 1/4--Grades Due at 8 AM/Report to library for Professional Development Day 8 AM (Jeans are appropriate.)
  3. Tuesday, 1/5--Team Tuesday Grades K and 1st
  4. Tuesday, 1/5--Basic TELPAS Training for New Teachers from 3-3:30 in the Library with Ms. Blair--an invitation was sent to you
  5. Wednesday, 1/6--3rd Grade ELAR Planning Day with Cherie Loycano from 8-10:30 AM and then return to Crippen from Noon-3:15 to plan out the next bundle together.
  6. Wednesday, 1/6--Monthly Team Leader Meeting 3:15-4:30
  7. Thursday, 1/7--Math Bundle Meetings with Dr. Luttrell during your conference period K-5 in the conference room. Bring your math binders please.
  8. Thursday, 1/7--Monthly Staff Meeting 3:15-4:15 in the library
  9. Learning Walks Week of 1/11-1/15--Shiflet
  10. Monday, 1/11--4th Grade Writing Mock STAAR Test-let's cheer them on as the exit the cafeteria from Blast Off. Do NOT walk down the 4th grade hallway this day as they are testing.
  11. Monday, 1/11--Lunar Lunch with Support Staff (RTI, ELL, Dyslexia) at 12:45
  12. Wednesday, 1/13--Non Dual Language Literacy Meetings for December/January during your conference in Ms. Mayes's Office. Please fill out your Google Sheet and have your grades available to discuss students. This is how we track growth.
  13. Thursday, 1/14--4th Grade Expository Writing Swap at PHS from 11:30-1:30--Go Crippen! We hope you have lots of 5's and higher. We have the BEST 4th ELAR team. You can do it! We believe in you!!!
  14. Thursday, 1/14--Semester Awards for 4th, 5th, and 3rd--PROFESSIONAL DRESS required for these grade levels. All other grade levels can wear Jeans. See Crippen Calendar for Times.
  15. Friday, 1/25--Semester Awards for PK, K, 1, and 2--PROFESSIONAL DRESS required for these grade levels. All other grade levels can wear Jeans. See Crippen Calendar for Times.


  • Wanted--We need classes to do their Colleg Roll Call during Blast Off. Are you interested???? Email Mr. Gentry
  • LEARNING WALKS EMPHASIS--What, Why, Wait Time, Randomizer, and Questioning
  • Please remove all Christmas Decor after the kids leave on 12/18--Early Release Day
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  • Special Ed Prinicpal's Meeting and Technology Hour on 12/12 from 10 AM-1 PM
  • Administrator Meeting on 12/14 at 10:30 AM


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