Robert L. Crippen "Friday" Bulletin


Finish Strong

"Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic." Robin Sharma

Mortar Word / Math Maker / College Word / Character Trait

Mortar Word-effective

Which sentence should Angela add after sentence 23 to create the most

effective closing for her paper? 4th Grade Writing 2014

Math Maker--1+5=6

College Word--Application

Character Trait--Loyalty

Upcoming Events

  1. Learning Walks Week of 5/16-5/20--Hickman, Slaughter, Mazzola
  2. Monday, 5/16 Lunar Luncheon Specials Team 10:15
  3. Monday, 5/16 Staff Meeting for Returning Crippen Employees 3:15-4:15 library
  4. Tuesday, 5/17--No TEAM Tuesday or Chararcter Club the Remainder of the Year
  5. Tuesday, 5/17 3rd Grade Field Trip to NASA
  6. Tuesday, 5/17 Last Infinity Coaching for the Year for Team Leaders and New Team Leaders 2:30-4:30 PM
  7. Wednesday, 5/18 Last Diploma Party for 3rd-5th Commended Students 1:40-2:40 PM Cafeteria
  8. Thursday, 5/19 RTI EOY meetings for all RTI students during your confernce in Ms. Hobbs's Room with Ms. Mayes and Ms. Hindmarch--including Retention Mtg.
  9. Thursday, 5/19 GT Showcase 5:30-6:30 PM in the Library ; Title 1 Spring Meeting 6 PM in the Main Hallway; DL Showcase 6:45-7:45 in the Cafeteria.
  10. Friday, 5/20 3rd-5th High School Musical Field Trip to Woodridge Middle School
  11. Learning Walks Week of 5/23-5/27--Anderson & Bevill--Jeans Week!
  12. Monday, 5/23 K & 1 Character Club Cash Store Room 116 with NEHS Managing
  13. Monday, 5/23 Retirement Party for Ms. Black, Ms. Glynn, Ms. Pittman, Ms. Pennuell, and Ms. Tobias at 3:15 in the Crippen Library
  14. Tuesday, 5/24 2nd & 3rd Character Club Cash Store Room 116 with NEHS Managing
  15. Wednesday, 5/25 4th & 5th Character Club Cash Store Room 116 with NEHS Managing
  16. Wednesday, 5/25 Wedding Shower for Ms. Torres at 3:15 in the Library presented by 1st Grade
  17. Thursday, 5/26 Semester and EOY Awards Day in the Cafeteria! Sack Lunches Only in the Courtyard or Classroom (depending on weather) 8:00 - 9:00 4th grade 9:15 - 10:15 Kinder 10:30 - 11:00 PreK AM in library 10:45 - 11:45 1st grade 12:00 - 1:00 3rd grade 1:00 - 2:00 2nd grade 2:00 - 2:30 PreK PM in library 6:30 - 7:30 5th grade - A Night to Remember
  18. Friday, 5/27 Last Day of School, Party Day, Early Release!
  19. Monday, 5/30 Memorial Day HOLIDAY
  20. Tuesday, 5/31 Teacher Work Day at Crippen--sign out sheet due by 3 PM
  21. Tuesday, 5/31 Baby Shower for Ms. Blair at 2:30 in the Library presented by the RTI Team
  22. Wednesday, 6/1 Elementary Teachers Extravganza Professional Development at New Caney Middle School 8 AM - 4 PM with Food Trucks for 2 hour lunch at Valley Ranch Elementary--FULLY CHARGED LAPTOPS needed for some sessions--sign up for all of your sessions in Eduphoria ASAP
  23. Thursday, 6/2 Professional Development Day based on your grade level/content at various campuses--DO NOT bring LAPTOPS please; sign up in Eduphoria
  24. Friday, 6/3 Last Day of Contract/Professional Development Day based on your grade level/content at various campuses; DO NOT bring LAPTOPS please. Teacher Score Cards due to Crippen Sharon Smith by 3:30 PM; sign up in Eduphoria.


  • LEARNING WALKS EMPHASIS--What, Why--we may have 2 teams going this week because we have 3 teachers doing the Learning Walk due to STAAR last week.
  • Last Day for Paraprofessionals is May 31st. Last day for Teacher's is June 3rd.
  • DRA/EDL Testing for ALL students K-2 and 3-4 below readers: April 25-May 20
  • Jeans the LAST WEEK of School except for Thursday, May 26 AWARDS Day
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  • Board Meeting May 16 6:30 PM
  • Special Ed Meeting and Principal's Technology Hour 10 AM -1 PM
  • Elementary Principal's Meeting May 20 8:30-11:30
  • Salute to the Stars Retirement Appreciation/REALITY Winners May 24 6:30 PM

Info from CO about Staff Development Week:

First, I believe there is some confusion about the last day for your instructional aides. Their last day is Tuesday, May 31, 2016 per the attached Work Schedule 2015-16. This document can be found on the H/R website each year; it shows the start and end date for all positions. Also note that Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day which is a district holiday. This means the instructional aides will be off Monday but must work or have an absence entered for Tuesday, May 31st which is their last day.

Second, this year the schedule is really unique where non-returning teachers are concerned because all the professional development is geared toward returning teachers. However, it is very important that all employees, even those leaving the district, are on duty (sign in at their home campuses) May 31 - June 3 because these (4) days are included in their contract and compensation.

Finally, remember the teacher scorecard factors absences so if they do not work and don't report absences for these days their payout may be inflated.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Let's do our best to be good stewards of the district funds (tax dollars) by monitoring the attendance closely.


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