The Crissman Connection

September 5, 2020

First Days of School...

Hi Crissman Families,

I hope everyone had a chance to pick up your child's device and meet their teacher. Our teachers and staff enjoyed meeting you and sharing their plan for remote learning. I wanted to go over a few things regarding the remote learning environment. We are going to try to mirror a typical school day as much as possible. Attendance will be taken, students will have scheduled recess, specials (Media Center, PE, Art, and Music) and scheduled lunch.

School will begin at 9:10am every morning. Teachers will begin with a morning meeting and take attendance.

To start the school year, teachers will begin with get to know you activities during instructional time, just as we would if we were in person. The relationships that are built with the teacher and classmates at the beginning of the school year sets a good foundation, builds trust, connections, and comfort. Teachers will also spend time helping students get to know their device and learning programs. Students learning how to navigate the devices will hopefully promote student independence.

Lunch will be every day from 12:10pm to 12:50pm.

At 12:50, afternoon attendance will be taken, along with a teacher check in.

Afternoon instruction will continue to approximately 3:50, when there will be an afternoon meeting from 3:50 until 4:00 pm. At 4pm, teachers will sign off for the day.

Throughout the day, students will have a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Meaning, at some times, teachers will be live with their instruction, and at other times students will be given tasks to do on their own, just like a day when we are in person.

Teachers will be available to students from 9:10am until 4pm, except during lunch and specials times. Your teacher will give you a schedule with when specials are planned.

As a parent, I realize that this can be very overwhelming...I can tell you that I am always thinking about you and how we can make this a smooth and seamless transition for our kids. I understand what it is like to be a working parent and having it all rely on us at home.

The Crissman staff is here to tell you that they are here for you, and together, we will make this both a wonderful and educational experience for our students.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get some time to relax and enjoy your family!


Mrs. Papastamatis

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Device Distribution For K and 1

Didn't get your iPad??

Our first graders still need to pick up their iPads...I have great news! These will be ready to pick-up on Tuesday. We are going to have a quick pick-up on Tuesday, from 10:30am-12:00pm. Parents, please come to the front door and we will have a quick recap in the Gymnasium. If you cannot make that time, please call the office and we will do our best to schedule a meeting 586-797-4300.

***If you have your appointment with your child's first grade teacher Tuesday morning, please keep your appointment. You will be getting your device in the classroom.

Do you miss Mrs. Conley? Well, she is here for you!

Mrs. Conley will be available this week online Wednesday- Friday during school hours for tech support. Your student can join her meeting through their Media Center Schoology course, or you can click the link below. She will do her best to troubleshoot your tech issues.


🍁 Fall Mum Sale! 🍁

$10 for each 9” mum. Various colors. Check the link below to order online! All orders are due Friday, September 11th!

Spirit Wear is here! 💙🐾💙

All orders are due by Friday September 25th. Go to our PTA Facebook page for more info on sizing.

Missed the Special Edition Crissman Connection? Click here :)

PTA Restaurant Night

🤤🌮🍽 Join us for our first Restaurant Night of the year! Stop by TACO LOCO for carry out or dine in Wednesday, September 16th. 20% of your bill will be donated to Crissman!
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Crissman School Hours


Operating school hours this year have changed slightly. The school day will now run from 9:10 AM -4:00 PM.


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Crissman PTA

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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.