Robert L. Crippen "Friday" Bulletin


Your Attitude is Your Life

"The only difference between a good day and bad day is your attitude."--Dennis S. Brown

Mortar Word / Math Maker / College Word / Character Trait

Mortar Word--Represents

Which table represents the number of people who participated in each activity? 3rd Grade Math 2014

Which number does point U represent on the number line below? 4th Grade Math 2014

Math Maker--10-9=1

College Word--Goal

Character Trait--Responsibility

Upcoming Events over TWO WEEKS

  1. Holiday Hullabaloo Week for Staff 12/7-12/11--see flyer from the staff meeting--Christmas FUN!
  2. Learning Walks Week of 12/7-12/11--Kerne
  3. Monday, 12/7--5th Grade Math Training with Stacey Cain
  4. Monday, 12/7--Lunar Lunch with PK and Special ED Team
  5. Monday, 12/7--Santa Pictures NEHS in the Library
  6. Tuesday, 12/8--Grades 4 & 5 Character Club
  7. Tuesday, 12/8--Fall GT Open House for Parents from 7:40-8:40--student led portfolio review
  8. Tuesday, 12/8--5th Grade ELAR Planning with Cherie Loycano from 8-10:30 AM with the district at VRE then return to Crippen at noon and plan until 3:15 PM.
  9. Tuesday, 12/8--Balanced Literacy Book Study Part 1 in our library from 3-4 PM with Meghan Halbrook--Description: Balanced Literacy 101 will give you a basic layout of the different components of balanced literacy. I will give you a loose schedule to help you manage time for each of the components. We will spend the most time focusing on the Guided Reading aspect of Balanced Literacy and what this looks like in different grade levels. Join us if you are new, have questions, want to share/network, or want to earn Teacher Scorecard Points.
  10. Wednesday, 12/9--3rd Grade Math Training with Stacey Cain
  11. Wednesday, 12/9--WOMS Counselors to Meet with 5th Graders at 1:45 in cafeteria
  12. Thursday, 12/10--4th Grade ELAR Planning with Cherie Loycano from 8-10:30 AM with the district at the NCISD Board Room then return to Crippen at noon and plan until 3:15 PM.
  13. Thursday, 12/10--Mr. Gentry to take Ms. Gonzalez and Ms. Moore to the Scholastic Book Warehouse to purchase Spanish books for Classroom Libraries in the PM.
  14. Thursday, 12/10--Monthly Dual Language Meeting 3:15-4:15 in Ms. Andrade's Room
  15. Thursday, 12/10--Astronaut Choir Holiday Showcase 6:30-7:30 PM Crippen Stage
  16. Friday, 12/11--White Oak Band Visit to Crippen for PK-5 at 9 AM Cafeteria
  17. Learning Walks Week of 12/14-12/18--Neal and WEAR JEANS all week with Holiday Theme
  18. Monday, 12-14 through Wednesday, 12/16--Pine Cove Field Trip for 5th Graders Columbus, Texas
  19. Monday, 12/14--Porter High School Caroling in the Hallways at 9 AM
  20. Thursday, 12/17--POLAR EXPRESS DAY at Crippen--Wear your PJs, watch the Polar Express with your class, and join us for a Crippen Christmas Sing a Long at 1:30 PM in the cafeteria for Christmas Carols. Hot Chocolate will be served to all students in the AM by PTT.
  21. Friday, 12/18--Early Release and Christmas Party Day
  22. 12/21-1/1 Christmas Break!


  • PHONE LOGS due to C. Mayes for November ASAP
  • What, Why, Wait Time and Questioning---please read the Learning Walk letter from last week
  • Holiday Hullabaloo Week for Crippen Staff the week of 12/7-12/11--see flyer--JEANS week with a Theme and treats to APPRECIATE YOU! It will be fun. Wear JEANS the last week as well with Christmas Shirts and Announcement Bingo 12/14-12/18
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  • Elementary Principal's Meeting--Monday, 12/7 from Noon-3 PM at Sorters Mill
  • Campus Planning and Title III Funding with Dr. Y and Brandi Bass--Tuesday, 12/8 8:30-1:00 at Central Office
  • Admin Meeting on 12/10 from 10:30-noon at LGI Annex
  • Superintendent Luncheon at Los Cucos--12/10 Stewart and Owens 11:30-1:30 PM


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