Crippen Tech Update
October 31, 2014
Kindergarten & First Grade Google Hangout with Mrs. Mayes
Book Fair... NEXT WEEK!!!
Mrs. Keen will have library classes as normal next week so students may continue to return and checkout books as the normally do. Open check-out will be open all of next week also. Specials classes coming to the library will need to enter the library from the 2nd grade hallway.
We will be open late Thursday night during the 4th grade performance. We will also be open all day Friday, so encourage parents to stop in the library after their teacher conferences.
If you didn't know, STaR Charts play a part in the federal funding that our campuses receive. We must get them done so that we can continue to federal technology funding.
Upcoming Video Conference Opportunities for your students
Polar Bears International
October 20 - November 14
various dates and times
Ready for a virtual field trip? Every fall, we stream live webcasts from the tundra during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Canada, the Polar Bear Capital of the World!
You're invited to join us to meet and talk with world-renowned scientists and educators—as arctic winds shake the Tundra Buggies and polar bears prowl outside. We also conduct webcasts in the spring from various locations. More information available at:
Animal Encounters: Hawk Talk (1st-5th)
November 13, 2014
9:00am - 9:45am, 10:30am - 11:15am, 12:45pm - 1:30pm, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Registration Deadline: November 6, 2014
Birds of prey, also known as raptors, are a common presence in the skies. During the program, we will take an up-close look at a live Red-Tailed Hawk to discuss the various structures and functions of birds of prey (or hawks). We will investigate hawks’ diet, their role in the food web, their habitats, and the characteristics and traits that allow them to be such powerful predators. More information available at:
Let's Talk Turkey (1st-5th)
9:00am - 9:45am, 10:30am - 11:15am, 12:45pm - 1:30pm, or 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Registration Deadline: November 11, 2014
This interactive presentation introduces students to fun facts about one of our state's most fabulous birds: THE WILD TURKEY! We will discuss turkey anatomy, habitat, adaptations, and basic needs, as well as the various "calls" or vocalizations that turkeys use to communicate in their environment. Students will listen to an assortment of calls and have the opportunity to take an up-close look at a real Wild Turkey. More information available at: