Caribou Trails Update

Published by Crawford Elementary April 10, 2022

Sunshine and Warmer Temperatures

Ah! Warmer temperatures and more sunshine! While we have been waiting for what seems like forever for the seasons to change, increased sunshine comes with its own challenges.

As daylight extends into the evening hours, sleep becomes more challenging for everyone. It helps to be mindful of the hours and try to keep a consistent sleep schedule for these last weeks of school. Keeping a routine helps students to be more rested at school and helps with learning. It also helps students to get along with one another, as a few cranky students can quickly change the dynamic of a class.

So, let's keep everyone well rested and engaged for this last half of the final quarter. We are almost to the end of the year, so let's finish strong!

Take care and I will see you in the car line!

Teresa Lesage

Purple Star Award Honor, April 15

Crawford Elementary Community,

On behalf of the Alaska Purple Star School Designation Award Committee, CONGRATULATIONS on receiving the Alaska Purple Star School Designation Award. This is such an outstanding accomplishment.

The award ceremony is Friday, April 15th at Lathrop High School. The event begins at 9:15 am with the 9th Army Band playing until the ceremony begins at 9:30. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, I would like to share the following Youtube link information:
The Hutchison High School Media class has graciously agreed to provide this opportunity to view the ceremony on YouTube. The students will also host the event and embed the Youtube channel on their streaming page at:

It is going to be a wonderful event. We hope to see many in person and watching on Youtube.

Thank you,
JANET FARRIS, School Liaison Officer
Child & Youth Services, U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Wainwright

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Please fill out the Free and Reduced Meal Application. This information is not shared in any way and may help the school to gain important funding through federal funds. Thank you for your help!

April Month of the Military Child Celebrations

We are into April and the Month of the Military Child! Around the school doors are being decorated and bulletin boards are going up. We are happy to celebrate our students this month!

April 15 we will celebrate the Day of the Military Child. This is the day we wear purple in support of our children.

April 29, from 5:00-6:30 we will have the Crawford Carnival. This is a community event welcoming the Anderson families to Crawford. Please come, enjoy the carnival and get familiar with the school and staff. Be looking out for information from our PTO about grade level donations for the carnival and prepaid coupons for carnival events. We will be asking for specific items by grade level and would appreciate you picking up an extra item at the Commissary to help us put this on.

Of course, the entire month of April will host the PTO Month of the Military Child Door Decorating contest! These will still be up at the Carnival on April 29, so be sure to walk around the building to admire the hard work and creativity of our students and teachers.

PTO Newsletter

Crawford Caribou PTO News Just a quick note with happenings and how to help!

🇺🇸 Stealth Science March STEAM AHEAD Newsletter

It has alot of opportunities for STEAM type events, contests, volunteer oppts, and free teaching resources.

PTO Membership Application

Please fill out this membership form to join our Awesome Crawford Parent Teacher Organization! Updated dues - if you are just joining your dues are half price for the second half-Just $5.00!

Upcoming Events

  • Ongoing -

    • April is the Month of the Military Child!

    • April 12-22 - Grade level AK STAR Test Schedule
    • April 15 - Purple Star recognition ceremony, Lathrop HS
    • April 29 - Anderson-Crawford Combined Carnival, 5:00-6:30

Crawford Office Staff Contacts

Office Hours are 7:15am-3:15pm

Please call or email for information Phone: 372-3306

Attendance Secretary: Tonya Higdon email:

Administrative Secretary: Clarissa Kougl email: