Robert L. Crippen "Friday" Bulletin


Candid Collaboration--Stress will happen because we care deeply. Stress is a choice. Let it go.

“Give your stress wings and let it fly away.”
―Terri Guillements

Upcoming Events over TWO WEEKS

  1. Learning Walks Week of 9/28-10/2--Harris and Hobbs
  2. Monday, 9/28--Math Talk with Ms. Cain during Conf Periods 2nd-5th Grade in conference room
  3. Tuesday, 9/29--4th and 5th Team Tuesday/Character Club
  4. Wednesday, 9/30--10 AM Membership Reconciliation Warm Body Count
  5. Thursday, 10/1--Pasteries with the Principal in the Library from 7:15-8:15 AM--for parents only to visit with C. Mayes about Crippen
  6. Thursday, 10/2--Monthy Staff Meeting 3:15-4:15 PM--Watched for a "Flipped Meeting" agenda coming soon with all presentations you can read before hand
  7. Friday, 10/2--School Custodian Appreciation Day; Chow Wagon (hamburgers cooked for you in the lounge by NCISD Central Office Staff); Crippen Night at the PHS Game at Texan Drive Stadium at 6 PM--wear your school shirt or RED
  8. STOMP OUT BULLIES WEEK! Learning Walks Week of 9/28-10/2--Rice
  9. Monday, 10/5--4th Grade ELAR Planning w/Cherie Loycano at Valley Ranch Elem 8 AM
  10. Tuesday, 10/6--4th Grade Math Training all day in conference room with Math Consultant Stacey Cain
  11. Tuesday, 10/6--2nd and 3rd Team Tuesday/Character Club
  12. Tuesday, 10/6--Fall Fundraiser Kickoff in cafeteria at 1:30 PM for ALL Students
  13. Tuesday, 10/6--Infinity Coaching for Instructional Team Leaders from 2:30-4:30 PM in the Library
  14. Wednesday, 10/7--Monthly Team Leader Meeting 3:15 PM Ms. Hindmarch's RM
  15. Thursday, 10/8--Math Planning during Conf Time K-5 w/Cindy Lutrell in Matt's Office
  16. Friday, 10/9--Stomp Out Bullies Family Fun Run--join us if you'd like. Last year, Mr. Franco ran 6 miles. Who can beat him?

Mortar Word / Math Maker / College Word / NIET Rubric Lesson Plan Focus

Mortar Word--Contribute

Cluca's observations contribute to the understanding of why squirrels use snakeskin by-- 4th Grade Reading 2013

Math Maker--2+2=4

College Word--Achieve

NIET Rubric Lesson Plan Focus for Collaboration Meetings

At Expectations (3)

  • Most learning objectives are communicated, connected to state standards and referenced throughout lesson.
  • Sub-objectives are mostly aligned to the lesson’s major objective.
  • Learning objectives are connected to what students have previously learned.
  • Expectations for student performance are clear.
  • There is evidence that most students demonstrate mastery of the daily objective that supports significant progress towards mastery of a standard.


  • Reminder from Admin--Badges MUST be worn at all times on NCISD property during hours.
  • Make sure you enter GRADES in EACH Week by Tuesday--see district grading policy
  • Guided Reading Groups must Begin on Monday, 9/28 K-2nd
  • DRA and EDL BOY Due September 31st for Grades 1-5
  • ESTAR (Gr. 2 – 4) and MSTAR (Gr. 5) Universal Screener ~ August – October 2 nd Beginning of Year Assessment (K – 3 Math August 31st – October 4th)
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  • Friday, 10/2--Elementary Assistant Principal's Meeting at Curriculum Conference Room 8:30-10:30 Sheri; 10-12 Alejandra
  • Monday, 10/5--Elementary Principal's Meeting Noon-3 PM at Tavola Elementary
  • AP TEPSA Conference--Alejandra Cardenas 10/4-10/6
  • Gretchen Bernabei Grammar Wkshop at Region 4 for 4th Grade ELAR Teachers
  • Stomp Out Bullies Week October 5-9--it will be a fun-filled week of themes!
  • Tuesday, 10/13--Special Ed Meeting for Prinicpal's and Principal's Technology Hour 10 AM-1 PM
  • Thursday, 10/15 Admin Meeting 10:30 AM -11:30 AM

Stomp Out Bullies Week 10/5-10/9 Flyer Sent Home to All Students

Team Up Against Bullying!

Crippen Elementary 2015

Monday, October 5: Batter Up!

Wear a blue shirt to show support for “World Day of Bullying Prevention”.

Tuesday, October 6: Down...Set...Hut!

Wear a college shirt to show your support for a college team!

Wednesday, October 7: In the Zone!

Wear a pair of sport socks or crazy socks!

Thursday, October 8: Ball in Play!

Wear a team sports jersey of your choice.

Friday, October 9: On your mark...Get set...GO!

Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes for our “Stomp Out Bullies” fun run! Parents and families are invited. Each lap that a student or their family member walks/runs will receive a “lap straw”. The grade level that has the most will receive a prize! The fun run will be taking place during specials for each grade level.


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