The Crissman Connection

September 29, 2017

Our First Week of October

Hello Crissman Families,

Well, the first month of school is officially behind us! Students are well established into their routines and teachers are finishing up their beginning of the year assessments to personalize instruction for our students.

This month, I will be meeting with every grade-level to present our new school-wide strategy on how to effectively solve problems at school, at home, or in the community. This strategy is going to be referred to as… “If you feel bugged, then it’s time to Debug!”

Students will be learning how to:

Decide to ignore

Exit or Move Away

Be friendly

Use an “I Message”

Get Adult Help

In addition to learning this fantastic strategy, students will be learning about the differences between teasing and bullying. We will be reading Tease Monster and discussing the book together. It is a great story that prompts discussion on the topic about how someone feels when we are unkind.

After, we will practice how to successfully use an “I Message”. An "I Message" is a strategy to use to resolve conflict appropriately by sharing how you feel. I invite you to use this strategy at home and/or within the community when your child comes to you with an issue. Simply start by asking them....did you use an "I Message" and support them through the issue. It is "I feel_______when you________can you please_______."

~Mrs. Papastamatis

Looking into next week...

Monday- Happy Monday :)

Tuesday-Fire Drill

Wednesday-PTA Skate Night at The Rink @ 6:00pm.

Friday- Eisenhower's Homecoming Parade

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Golden Spatula Winners!


The annual 6th grade breakfast will take place on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m! Assistance is needed in organizing this event including the need for a chair person, volunteers and donations/borrowed items. Please click the links below to sign up and message us if you are interested in taking the lead on this event!

Food & Supplies:

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BAGEL Sale & Spirit Day on Wednesday, October 11th

Wear Crissman Cougar Spirit Wear!

Purchase a bagel for only $1.00

Flavors are: Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Plain, Salt , and Pizza bagel (parmesan/herb)

Have your child bring the money to school on October 11th.

Bagels are delivered to each classroom first thing in the morning. Students can choose their bagel flavor.

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So excited about our Superhero Run!

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Crissman Info

School Starts - 9am

Half Day Dismissal - 12:04 pm

Full Day Dismissal - 3:50pm

Breakfast- 8:50am


This year we will be having two lunch shifts. The first shift will start at 12:00pm. The grades that will be in the first shift are AIM, kindergarten, 1st, and 5th grade. The second shift will start at 12:25pm. The grades that will be eating are 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade.

Crissman PTA

Our PTA works together for our students! Here's the link to their Facebook page:

Upcoming Reminders

October 4th- PTA Skate Night at 6pm

October 10th- 6th grade goes to Camp

October 11th- PTA meeting at 4:15pm

October 18th- The NED Show Assembly

October 27th- PTA Trunk or Treat

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.