Craig Colts News

February 12, 2021

Calendar of Events

2/15 Student Holiday

2/16 PTA Online Popcorn Fundraiser Begins

2/17 Early Release

2/18 Early Release

2/19 5th Grade Roaring 20's Day

2/24 AKS Clubs Week 1

3/02 Digital Learning Day

3/02 Dogwood Pizza Night

3/03 Dr. Seuss Day/Read Across America

Mark your calendars

Next Wednesday and Thursday, 2/17 and 2/18 are early release days! Craig will dismiss at 12:05pm. Please be sure to let Ms. Wilson know before 9a.m. if your child will have an alternate form of transportation on these days. Remember to be at your child's bus stop early. All parent/teacher conferences on these days will be via ZOOM.

February is Kindness Month

Feb 17th is National Kindness Day. Help your child use the calendar below for some simple acts of kindness they can show others.
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If you are dropping off a student in the car rider line in the morning, you can also use the side door to drop off. Follow the car rider line as usual, but you can turn right into the side parking lot and drop off at the side door rather than heading back to the cafeteria door. This may speed up the car rider line a bit.

Also, please remember to stop at all of the stop signs even while in the car rider line. We do have staff members out there and want to keep them safe.


PTA Happenings

The PTA Online Popcorn Fundraiser begins on Tuesday, 2/16. Be on the lookout for information on how you can support the fundraiser.

The PTA Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for PTA officers for the 2021-2022 school year. Please see the attached letter and nomination form below.

For additional information, visit:

Hey 5th Graders....this is just for you!!!

On Friday, February 19, 5th grade will have Roaring 20's Day!! Be sure to dress for the era. Each class will participate in special activities that highlight the 1920's in U.S. history.

Order your 5th grader a yard sign at Don't delay - deadline for ordering is 2/19. See flyer below.

Interested in joining the Crews band? See flyer below.

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Instructional Resource Review Committee Application

The Gwinnett County Public Schools Instructional Resources Review Committee (IRRC), which includes GCPS teachers and staff joined by parents and community members, meets annually to review selected resources for potential pilot with students. This year’s IRRC will convene virtually on March 31. Applications for committee membership are now being accepted. The deadline to return completed applications is February 26.

GCPS is hiring school bus drivers and monitors

See attached flyer with details.

Gwinnett Building Babies' Brains

We encourage you to follow us and link to our website and social media pages.


Facebook: Building Babies’ Brains Gwinnett

Instagram: buildingbabiesbrains.gwinnett

Twitter: @B3_Gwinnett

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Changes to the GCPS 2nd Semester Calendar

The GCPS calendar adjustment calls for the addition of four digital learning days during the semester (January 26, March 2, March 16, and April 20). These will be asynchronous learning days where students will learn from home, providing teachers additional days for planning during the semester.

Free Lunch Offerings through GCPS

All children under 18 years of age can get a free lunch and breakfast from GCPS schools. Curbside pick up at Craig Elementary is 11am to 1pm Monday - Friday at the back of the school. Even if your child brings a lunch to school they can get a free milk and fruit to accompany it.

Community Events

See attached flyers below for events and registrations happening in our community.