The Crissman Connection

May 20, 2022

Hi Crissman Families,


I can't believe this was our last full week of school for the 2021-2022 school year! There is a lot of information in this week's Connection. Please be sure to take some time to review.


M-Step testing: All official testing dates are completed! Parent reports will be send out in the fall from the Michigan Department of Education.


Field Day: Crissman Field Day is June 7th, rain or shine. We are excited to be bringing back this awesome day for our students. Mrs. Verdoodt has spent a lot of time organizing a great day for our Crissman Cougars. She is also asking for volunteers for the event. Please see the sign-out below and schedule for the day. If you would like to volunteer, please be sure you have a background check on file. This is required for Field Day Volunteers and Classroom Volunteers. Please have background in by Thursday, May 26th.


Computers and iPads: Students in grades 1st and 6th will be turning in their technology at the end of the school year. Each student must turn in their iPad and charger (1st grade) and Laptop and charger (6th grade). Teachers and the office will be taking inventory on the devices.


Device turn-in for 1st grade is scheduled for: Monday, June 6, 2022

Device turn in for 6th grade is scheduled for: Wednesday, June 8, 2022.


Laptop Chargers: Students are responsible for the charger along with their laptop. This applies to iPads, as well. The replacement cost for a laptop charger is $39 for each charger. If a charger is lost, a replacement will be issued to the student and a charge for $39 will be entered in Power School. Checks can be made out to Crissman Elementary to cover the lost charger.


Crissman PTA SPRING FAIR: Our PTA Spring Fair will be here soon! I know that they still have some spots available for volunteers! Please be sure to sign-up today! We are looking forward to a WONDERFUL event...but need your help :). Click here to sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0844A5A822A5FF2-20221

**For more information, please scroll down to the PTA section of the Connection.


Breakfast & Lunch for Fall 2022: The federal government will no longer be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students. Starting in the fall of 2022, students will need to purchase a breakfast or lunch (costs to come soon). Families in need can complete a Free/Reduced Lunch application for fall 2022 AFTER July 1, 2022. More information located under the UCS menu below.


I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Just a reminder that Friday (5/27) and Monday (5/30) we have NO SCHOOL.


~Mrs. Papastamatis

#bettertogether

Field Day Schedule June 7, 2022

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Free and Reduced Lunch

Dear Parents/guardians:


The Department of Health and Human Services has provided notice to families qualifying for P-EBT benefits. Families that have not received notice but believe they qualify can complete a reconsideration form.


Students eligible for free and reduced meals or those attending a CEP building who were absent due to COVID, may qualify for P-EBT benefits.


Please refer to the attached notice regarding eligibility for the Pandemic EBT program. Families that believe they should be reconsidered for benefits can complete the reconsideration form located at www.michigan.gov/pebt. Parents/guardians are responsible for completing sections 1, 2 and 4. Completed forms can be sent to your school’s main office or the office of Food and Nutrition Services.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Papastamatis

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UCS DRESS CODE REMINDER--FROM STUDENT HANDBOOK

Dress and Grooming Utica Community Schools takes pride in our students and encourages their development of good hygiene and grooming habits. Student dress and appearance that is neat and clean contribute to a positive school environment. Student appearance should not be disruptive to the educational process.


Consider the following guidelines in selecting school attire:


• Indecent, tattered or unsafe dress or footwear, or attire that calls undue attention to the wearer or has lettering or symbols that are disrespectful or derogatory are not allowed.

• Beach wear, low-cut tops, tank tops, sleeveless tops, muscle-shirts, see-through clothing, short skirts or shorts, tight clothing without proper coverage and clothing exposing the shoulders or midsection are not allowed.

• Knee-length shorts and skirts are acceptable. Shoes must be worn.

• Outerwear – such as coats and hats – is not to be worn in school.

• Clothing that promotes illegal substances or drugs, illegal activities, violence, tobacco or alcohol is prohibited.

• Clothing or head coverings worn as group identifiers that promote a disruptive school climate are prohibited.

• Jewelry and accessories that may be deemed dangerous are prohibited.

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Calling all Crissman Alumni!

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The 2022 UCS summer camps and enrichment programs are open.

Summer Academic Programs

Summer academic programs for students in grades one through twelve begin on Monday, June 20, 2022 and end on Friday, July 29, 2022. All summer academic programs will be supported by grant funds and will be free of charge for all participants.

Summer Camp

The 2022 SACC summer camp theme is “Traveling through the Nifty 50” and will run from Monday, June 20, 2022 to Friday, August 12, 2022. Please note that camp will not be held on July 4, 2022.
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Kindergarten Readiness

Get ready for kindergarten! This academic enrichment program is a unique combination of learning and fun that gives students extra practice in core curriculum areas. Please note that Session I and Session II are different programs. Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2022 or attending kindergarten during the 2022-2023 school year
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PTA NEWS

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Mark your Calendars for Crissman PTA fun!


June 3 - Spring Fair, 6-8pm

(Sign up to attend ($10 due by May 31): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844a5a822a5ff2-2022

Sign up to Volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844a5a822a5ff2-20221)


June 7 - Field Day...don't forget to sport your Field Day shirts!


June 10 - DQ Restaurant Day (52869 Hayes Rd) 12-6pm


Raffle Prize Sponsors

✔Mel's Sweet Confections

✔Serena Gojcaj Photography

✔Le Reve Dance Co.

✔Hey Sugar! Sweets & Treats

✔The New Rink

✔Harbor Freight

✔Chipotle

✔Pure Barre

✔RWB Theatre

✔Thirty-One

✔Bake My Day basket from AIM

✔Michigan Fun basket from Kindergarten

✔Legos basket from 1st grade

✔Summer Time Fun basket from 2nd grade

✔Rainy Day Fun basket from 3rd grade

✔Gift Card basket from 4th grade

✔Movie/Game Night basket from 5th grade

✔Made in Michigan basket from 6th grade

✔Baskets by Crissman friends and family (Krystyn, Brian, Mary, Doris, and Amber)

Platinum Sponsors

About our school

The mission of Crissman Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide a safe, positive and productive learning environment that fosters academic excellence and recognizes individual uniqueness. We will strive to prepare students for their future in an ever changing world.