CRICHFIELD PTA SPRING FESTIVAL
Friday, May 13, 2016 (rain date 5/20)
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
BOUNCE HOUSES!! (free)
KONA ICE!! (available for purchase)
GIRL SCOUT BAKE SALE!! (Proceeds to benefit Ekaterina Hatzikostantis)
Bring a picnic dinner from home! Bring your friends!
Papa Johns Give Back Day
GIVE BACK DAY
for Crichfield Elementary
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Mention Crichfield when you place your order and our school will receive a percentage of those sales.
206 Pine Lake Avenue
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Sponsored by Crichfield PTA
May 2-6, 2016
It’s SO easy to show how much you care!
Go to: www.signupgenius.com
- Find a sign up.
- Search by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enter security code as shown on screen.
- Choose which event you’d like to help with.
- You’ll have to create a log-in with a username & password; once you do this you’ll receive e-mail invitation for future events.
Sign Up For: POSTERS, DESSERTS, SNACK CART, LUNCH, BREAKFAST
COMMUNITY YARD SALE FOR EKATERINA
Saturday, May 7, 2016; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LaPorte National Guard Armory
3391 W. State Road 2
Contact: Kelly Kolasa for more information about vendor space or bake sale items.
Book Rental is due by May 31, 2016.
CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY.
1st Grade: $147
2nd Grade: $133
3rd Grade: $105
4th Grade: $90
5th Grade $90
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM LPCSC
Snow Make-Up Days
Friday, May 27, 2016 will be scheduled as a regular school day to replace the February 24, 2016 school cancellation day.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 will be scheduled as a regular school day to replace the February 25, 2016 school cancellation day.
All school and corporation offices will be open and both students and staff will report to school.
Volunteer Background Check
Any person wanting to volunteer, eat lunch, help with class parties, etc., must have a background check form on file. Turn in completed (both sides) form to the Crichfield office.
The background check form is good for one school year. If you have students in multiple schools, you will need to complete one for each school.
Thank you for helping ensure the safety of students, staff and families of the La Porte Community School Corporation.
Volunteer Background Check
Kindergarten children must be 5 years old by August 1, 2016.
Please have at time of registration:
√ Registration forms
√ Birth Certificate from Health Department (hospital certificate will not be accepted)
√ Proof of Residency (utility bill - NIPSCO, cable, satellite)
√ Current Immunization records.
ISTEP Important Dates
Part II: April 18 through May 6
You've Got VOICE Mail
We receive several calls during the day from parents who ask "did you just call me?". Please check your voicemail before calling the school. Most often it is your child wanting something or to ask you a question. If anyone from the office calls you, they will leave a message. Thank you for your compliance.
5th Grade Athletics
Any 5th grade student wanting to participate in Track, Basketball or Ring Toss must have the following documents on file:
- IHSAA Physical File (link provided below)
- Athletic Handbook Page 5 (download PDF)
- Concussion Acknowledgement Page 6 (download PDF)
ISHAA Physical Form
Athletic Handbook Pages 5 & 6
Due to the restricted capacity on busses, changes in routes must be approved by the Bus Garage directly. Please call 219-362-1023.
Parents are responsible for providing transportation home. Students will exit through the gymnasium doors.
- Wednesday, April 13, 2016
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Community Volunteer dates will be scheduled on a monthly basis.
WELLNESS & HEALTHY EATING AT SCHOOL
Please read the attached brochure from our Food Service department. Many changes are taking place that will affect the types of foods brought in to our building.
Eating Lunch with your student(s): NO fast food or pop/soda. A note or phone call to the school must be received by 9 a.m. in order to eat with your child. If you are purchasing a hot lunch, you may NOT pay for it with your child's lunch account.
Birthday Celebrations: Please refer to the Healthy Foods List. Only foods listed on the Healthy Foods List will be allowed in the building. No exceptions.
Food Service Brochure 2015-2016
Parking - Please Read
Please refrain from parking alongside Country Club Drive and Kowal Drive when picking up students at dismissal. This recent practice has caused a great deal of frustration with residents as it has created an unsafe environment for homeowners and secondary students that are being dismissed from buses.
I realize that the newly adopted parking lot procedures have not expedited a faster pick up time. However, it has secured the safety of students. The safety of students is our priority and I appreciate your attention to this matter.
Ms. Donna D’Elia, Principal
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All students are assigned a bus from school.
If your student will not be riding the bus, you MUST contact the school by 2:30 that day to let us know your student's dismissal plan. If we do not have this information, your student will be put on the bus. No exceptions. Make sure your student has a Transportation Form on file.
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Parking Lot Changes!!!
Welcome Back Crichfield Families!
The safety of our students is a top priority for both parents and staff members alike. In order to secure a safer arrival and dismissal process, there have been some changes to our parking lot.
- All cars will now enter and exit via Johnson Rd. for arrival and dismissal times.
- All buses will now enter and exit via Country Club Dr. for arrival and dismissal times.
- A gate and chain posts have been installed to ensure separation of car and bus traffic.
We encourage you to have your student(s) ride the bus to and from school each day, as our parking is very limited on space.
If you choose to drop your student(s) off at school in the morning, you may do so via the Johnson Rd. entrance and drop your student curbside at the Gymnasium entrance on the west side of the building. Students may be dropped off beginning at 8:15 if they are eating breakfast at school. Students that are not joining us for breakfast, may be dropped off beginning at 8:25. Students will not be let into the building until this time, as supervision will be provided, beginning at 8:25. The first bell rings at 8:35.
If you choose to pick your student(s) up at dismissal time, please plan for additional time, as this process has changed. Drivers will now enter via the Johnson Rd. entrance only and follow the arrows around the parking lot, to form a pick-up line curbside at the Gymnasium entrance on the west side of the building . The pick-up line is a single row of cars, to ensure students safely enter their car from the sidewalk. Drivers will remain with their cars and student(s) will load curbside. Once students have loaded, cars may leave the curbside line to the left and exit via Johnson Rd. As cars pull away, the line will continue to move forward. Please do not motion for your student from the parking lot or rear of the line, as we will ask students to remain on the sidewalk until their car is curbside in the line. Please note that this process will take longer, however students will be safely waiting for your arrival on the sidewalk and all cars will be safely traveling in the same direction, without bus interference.
The staff appreciates your understanding and patience as we work through this new system. We are confident this new process will make the parking lot a much safer place for both students and drivers!
New Student Registration
All NEW students (if not already enrolled) will need to bring the following information at time of registration:
- Student Enrollment Form (see link below)
- Student's Birth Certificate
- Student's updated Immunization Record
- Proof of Residency (NIPSCO bill, land-line phone bill, cable or dish bill; Residency Affidavit available at school, must be Notarized. Notary Public available in office)
Student Enrollment Form
HELP US KEEP STUDENTS SAFE
When dropping off and picking up students, please be aware that children are present. It is critical that cars entering and exiting the parking lot drive slowly and cautiously. Pedestrians and busses have the right-of way to ensure student safety.
Eat Breakfast at School
Mornings can be really crazy – the alarm doesn’t go off – the kids don’t want to get up – there’s no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes – or they’re just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.
Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is affordable, too. If you qualify for free and reduced priced meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.
Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!!
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ON-LINE BOOK RENTAL PAYMENT
Online Textbook Rental Fee Payment
Parents may pay book rental fees online through Parent Access. Log in to your child’s account and select the Fee tab for an easy and convenient way to pay.
ARRIVAL / DISMISSAL CHANGES
For the safety of our students, no arrival or dismissal changes will be allowed unless the office has received direct contact from the parent or guardian. 2:30 p.m. is the latest we will accept changes. Thank you for your cooperation.
8:35 am – 3:10 pm