The Crissman Connection

June 7, 2022

Happy Summer!

Hi Crissman Families,

I cannot believe this is our last week of school! I know our cougars are looking forward to some time to refresh and recharge this summer!

I want to thank our PTA for a wonderful Spring Fair! I also want to thank our community for coming out and supporting us! We had a blast!

Moving out of Crissman? If you are moving and/or will not be attending Crissman Elementary in the Fall of 2022, please notify the Crissman Office at Please be sure to return your UCS issued device and charger no later than Friday, June 11.

Medication at Crissman. Please remember to pick-up any medication you have at Crissman by Wednesday, June 15th.

School Calendar 2022-2023: Many have inquired about the next UCS school calendar. At this point in time, there isn't a calendar available. When updates are available, they will be shared by UCS.

Report Cards(repeat)- During June, Crissman will distribute reports cards electronically. The fourth marking period grades will be sent electronically to families at the end of the day on Monday, June 20, 2022.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card will be automatically sent to you.

(repeat)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.

Happy Summer Crissman Families!

~Mrs. Papastamatis


Wishing them well on their Retirement!

We would like to wish Ms. Fraser, Ms. Olzem and Ms. Powell a wonderful next chapter in their lives! Thank you for all you have done for our students, staff and community over the years at Crissman Elementary! You will be missed by so many!

School Supply List 2022-2023

Wishing our Crissman Alumni all the BEST this weekend!

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Entry Tickets for 6th grade Graduation and Kindergarten Celebration

Hi K and 6th grade families,

This year for our kindergarten and 6th grade graduation parents/guardians/family coming into the building will need a ticket. Each child will be bringing home 4 tickets to share with their families. Please have your ticket ready at door 1 to enter. A staff member will be there collecting tickets.

Thank you,

Mrs. Papastamatis

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Field Day Schedule June 8, 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 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.


Mrs. Papastamatis

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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!

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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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.