Week of May 3, 2022
Proud Pirate Fridays: Wear your shirt every Friday!
Need to Know Information
Teacher/Staff Appreciation This Week: Teacher/Staff Appreciation is this week! We celebrate all our amazing staff this week! Encourage your child to write a note of appreciation for his/her teachers this week! Every student can give the gift of kind words and actions!
I am still collecting $10 gift cards to give to staff throughout this week. These gift cards can be to anywhere that staff may enjoy...local stores in Crane, or Walmart, McDonalds, Starbucks, McAlisters, Hobby Lobby, Target, etc. We have 69 staff members who have an impact on our elementary students each day. If we do not get enough for each staff member I will do random drawings with the gift cards we receive! If you would like to donate a gift card, please drop it off or send it with your child in an envelope labeled, "Staff Appreciation". Thank you to those who have already sent in gift cards!
End of Year (EOY) Testing: We are beginning EOY testing on Tuesday, May 3 for students in grades 3rd-6th grade. They will begin the iReady Diagnostic 3 Tests and then transition to MAP testing May 17-May 27. Students in kindergarten through 2nd grade will begin iReady Diagnostic 3 testing on May 10 through May 20. We would like to encourage families ensure their students are present during these testing windows and get a good night's sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast each day! Remember, students can eat breakfast for free each morning!
CSCO Princess Ball: Thank you to everyone who made this Ball a success! We hope all the princesses had fun!
Field Trips: It is that time of year for our students to be going on field trips. Please be checking your child's backpack for permission slips and other important announcements. We are excited for our students' opportunities to attend these learning field trips!
Kindergarten Cap and Gown Photographs: Kindergarten students will be getting their pictures taken in their caps and gowns on Thursday, May 5 by Wagner Portrait Group will send home proofs for families to have the opportunity to purchase these photos!
Character Assembly: April's Character Student of the Month Assembly will be held on Friday, May 6 at 7:45 AM. Teachers will contact you if your child has been selected as a Character Student in his/her class.
Save the Date: Kindergarten Graduation has been set for Tuesday, May 24 at 6 PM. Details will come out closer to time! Kindergarten students will have their photo taken in their caps and gowns on Thursday, May 5. If your child is absent that day, he/she will miss out on this opportunity.
Cox CARE Mobile Coming to Crane: The Cox CARE Mobile will be coming to Crane on May 5th and May 11th to provide students with needed services. They will be offering PK/K immunizations and sports physicals for students in grades 5th-12th grades who plan on playing a school sport. Details are shown in the image below. If you would like a permission form sent home, please contact Nurse Tena through email, Dojo or phone. 417-725-5300 ext. 1402.
No Honor Choir: Honor Choir will be taking a break from practices for a little while. Stay tuned for when these practices will start back up!
Absences: If your child is going to be absent from school, regardless of reason, we need you to call the Elementary office to let us know. If you call before anyone is at school, please leave a voicemail letting us know your child's name and reason for absence. The office phone number is 417-723-5300 ext. 1301.
Transportation Changes: We understand plans can change throughout the day. If transportation plans change for your child, please call the office to let Whitney know so she can ensure your child gets the message. Some parents have been messaging teachers on Dojo and there are days teachers do not see messages until after students have left for the day. We would hate to miss an important message! The Elementary office number is 417-723-5300 ext. 1301.
May 3- May 13: 3rd-6th Grade Diagnostic 3 Testing
May 4: 3rd Grade Field Trip
May 5: Cox CARE Mobile at Crane
May 5: Kindergarten Cap and Gown Photos
May 6: Character Assembly at 7:45 AM
May 6: 2nd Grade Field Trip
May 10- May 20: Kindergarten- 2nd Grade Diagnostic 3 Testing
May 10: 5th/6th Grade Field Trip
May 10: CSCO Meeting at 5:30 PM in Data Room
May 11: Cox CARE Mobile at Crane
May 17- May 27: 3rd-6th Grade MAP Testing
May 18: School Board Meeting
May 24: Kindergarten Graduation
May 27: Kindergarten Field Trip
May 31: Field Day
June 3: End of Year Awards Ceremony and Last Day of School