Robert L. Crippen "Friday" Bulletin


Patriot Day--We Remember 9/11

“There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about the things which are beyond the power of our will .”
― Epictetus

Upcoming Events over TWO WEEKS

  1. Learning Walks Week of 9/14-9/18 Halbrook and Reep
  2. Monday, 9/14--Monday Clubs Begin
  3. Tuesday, 9/15--4th and 5th Grade Morning Tutoring Begins
  4. Tuesday, 9/15--Infinity Coaching for Instructional Team Leaders in the Library from 2:30-4:30 PM
  5. Wednesday, 9/16--Lone Star Math Training with Lead Math Teacher Jennifer Mohr from 3-3:30 in the Library--bring your laptop and user/password.
  6. Thursday, 9/17--Constitution Day--see emails about social studies requirments
  7. Thursday 9/17--Rocket Fuel Parent Volunteer Kickoff--5-5:30 PM in the Library
  8. Thursday, 9/17--Fall Open House for all Classrooms and Dual Language Information Night for DL Classrooms; A-L last names from 5:30-6:15 and L-Z last names from 6:15-7:00--all teachers required to attend
  9. Friday, 9/18--Say Cheese! Fall Individual Student/Staff Pictures
  10. Learning Walks Week of 9/21-9/25--Pittman and Gentry
  11. Monday, 9/21--8 AM Cut Off Grades for Progress Reports
  12. Wednesday, 9/23--7:15 AM See You at the Pole
  13. Friday, 9/25--4th and 5th Grade JM Literacy Consulting over Independent Reading--We will send out schedules soon for sub coverage. Be prepared to teach what you do for Independent Reading while the consultant is in your room, then come to the conference room to debrief.

Mortar Word / Ten Maker / College Word / NIET Rubric Lesson Plan Focus

Mortar Word--Appropriate

First, dress comfortably and appropriately. 5th Grade Reading 2013

They have bags that are appropriate for children of different ages. 4th Grade Reading 2014

Ten Maker--1+2=3

College Word--College

NIET Rubric Lesson Plan Focus for Collaboration Meetings

At Expectations (3)

  • Most learning objectives are communicated, connected to state standards and referenced throughout lesson.
  • Sub-objectives are mostly aligned to the lesson’s major objective.
  • Learning objectives are connected to what students have previously learned.
  • Expectations for student performance are clear.
  • There is evidence that most students demonstrate mastery of the daily objective that supports significant progress towards mastery of a standard.


  • Learning Walks begin Tuesday (9/8)-2 Questions--> What are you learning? Why? Teacher Engagement--where are you? Are the objectives posted?
  • DRA and EDL BOY Due September 31st for Grades 1-5
  • ESTAR (Gr. 2 – 4) and MSTAR (Gr. 5) Universal Screener ~ August – October 2 nd Beginning of Year Assessment (K – 3 Math August 31st – September 30th)
  • Istation Testing (PK – 5) ~ September 1st – September 25th
  • Staff Dress Code
  • Mondays-Red Crippen Polos with Khakis
  • Tuesdays--College Tshirt day with slacks
  • Wednesday/Thursday--professional
  • Friday--NCISD Spirit Shirt from any NCISD school
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  • Elementary Principal's Meeting with Instructional Specialists on 9/18 from 8:30-11:30 AM at Central Office
  • Special Education Principals Meeting September 15th 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Special Education Building and Principals Hour 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Technology Building
  • Adminstrator's Meeting on September 17 from 10:00-11:30 AM
  • NCISD Board Meeting Monday, September 21 Texan Drive Stadium 6 PM


All Crippen Astronauts will display stellar citizenship and perform at or above grade level in every subject.