Caribou Trails Update

Published by Crawford Elementary November 14, 2021

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"It's Hot In Here!"

Happy Sunday Caribou Families!

This week while outside for recess I had the great opportunity to talk with many of our students. As I walked around and chatted, students were uniformly upbeat and happy, experiencing the cold and snow with joy and good humor. A group of students, pictured above, walked by toward the end of recess and we were talking about the temperature (9 below zero) and how beautiful the day was. When I asked if they were cold, one responded "It's hot in here!" referring to all of his gear and how warm it kept him in the cold. Also, masks are not required outside but we find they keep the face toasty warm!

As we enter the winter months, let's keep in mind these happy students playing in the sunshine. As they did, take the time to prepare for the conditions and keep a happy attitude. Take time to appreciate the sunshine and daylight when you can and look for the positive in every situation. And mostly, take time to be joyful with friends and family.

This time of year can be very busy, so we hope you are able to save the date for our Band and Orchestra Winter Concerts on December 14. More information will be coming out from Mrs. Brazier with details of the performances. There will be two concerts, one at 12:45 and one at 1:15, so that you can plan ahead.

The second quarter ungraded Encores will end on December 2, so that students and teachers have more time for end of the quarter catch-up and merry-making with their classes. Band, Orchestra, ELL, ELP and Reading and Math Lab classes will continue as normal. We will be getting information about third quarter Encores out before Christmas and Encores will start back up in mid-January.

Our standardized assessment, Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), will take place in January as well, after students have settled back in from winter break. Now is a great time of year to snuggle in and read some books together as a family, have older children read aloud to siblings, and, of course, books make excellent gifts! Keep those skills sharp over the breaks!

Have an excellent week and make sure you find the sunshine in each day!

Mrs. Lesage

Wellness Check for Students and Staff

Read here for more information on keeping our schools symptom free.

Congratulations Kirsten!


Kirsten Sloan of Crawford Elementary School

Their logo was selected for this year's MIOSM FNSBSD Design!

(Notice the way she included the Crawford Caribou in the District Design!

Way to represent, Kirsten!)

Be looking for more information to order your sweatshirt, t-shirt or canvas bag to support our Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM).

Student order forms are due

Friday, December 3rd

See Mrs. Brazier for Shirt Order Information

PTO Membership Application

Please fill out this membership form to join our Awesome Crawford Parent Teacher Organization!


The PTO is hosting a new fundraiser this year! The PTO is selling Raffle Tickets for a chance to win FREE TURKEY! That's right! You could win the star of the Thanksgiving show that easily. Send in an envelope with your ticket purchase funds ($5.00 each or $20 for five tickets). Make sure you include a paper in the envelope with your name, phone number, and number of tickets requested, as well as the amount of money enclosed (a flyer was sent home with space for this info at the bottom and an envelope, or you can create your own). The envelopes can then be returned to school to be put in the PTO mailbox.

Sales end Friday, November 19th and the final drawing will be held LIVE on our Crawford PTO page on Facebook, Monday, November 22. Please make checks payable to: Crawford Elementary PTO

May the odds be ever in your favor!

Your Crawford PTO

Upcoming Events

  • Ongoing - Masking requirement in school - all students, staff and visitors must wear masks while inside the school building. Thank you for your cooperation!

Week of November 15

  • Wed., Nov. 17 - Ice Cream Sale, $1.00 at lunch
  • Fri., Nov. 19 - Popcorn sale, 50 cents after school.
Last day to buy Gobble 'til you Wobble Raffle tickets

Upcoming -

  • Mon., Nov. 22- Gobble 'til you Wobble Raffle drawing on PTO Facebook page
  • Wed., Nov. 24 - Fandom Day, Show your support for your team!
  • Ice Cream Sale, $1.00 at lunch

  • Thurs., Dec. 2-Last day for ungraded Encores (second quarter). Band, Orchestra, ELL, ELP and Reading and Math Lab classes will continue as normal.
  • Fri., Dec. 3 - Last day to order Music In Our Schools Month items

Save the Date! December 14 we will have our Winter Concert. More info to follow.

Mark your Calendar - December 15, 16 and 17 will be early dismissal days. School will dismiss at 12:40 each of these days.

November Refrigerator Calendar

FNSBSD Academic Calendar

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: