336 W. Johnson Road
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-2020
Fax: 219-324-1399

Principal: Mrs. Donna Biggs
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  • Lions Club Donations 23rd grade receives dictionary donations from the La Porte Lions Club.
  • TallacksonMrs. Tallackson's kindergarten class learned about the solar eclipse.
  • Kelly smallMiss Kelly's kindergarten class learned about the solar eclipse.
  • SocktoberSOCKTOBER was a huge success! K-Kids helped collect over 1,200 pairs of socks for Sand Castle and Stepping Stones shelters.
  • Perfect Attendance GP 1Look at all the Cougars who achieved Perfect Attendance for the 1st grading period!
  • GOTR Animal Shelter DriveGirls On The Run team collected items for the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter.
  • Younggreen Ugly SweaterMrs. Younggreen's class proudly displaying their ugly Christmas sweaters.
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Winter break BEGINS

Thursday, December 21, 2017.



Thursday, January 4, 2018.


Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.

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Happy Holidays Riley Week!

Student Council is inviting all Crichfield Cougars to participate in a fun-filled week, raising money and awareness for Riley Children’s Hospital.  During the week of December 11-15th, students will participate in Spirit Days.  We encourage each student to bring $1 per day to participate and at the end of the week we will make a donation to Riley Children’s Hospital.  Students can pay $5 for the week or bring $1 for daily participation. 

This will be a fun way for us to celebrate the holidays and complete a service-learning project at the same time! 

Monday, 12/11:  Green & Red Day (wear as much green & red as you can)

Tuesday, 12/12:  Holiday Jam Day (wear your Christmas or favorite PJs)

Wednesday, 12/13:  Twinkle Toes Day (rock your Christmas socks)

Thursday, 12/14:  Ugly Sweater/Christmas Shirt Day (it’s that simple)

Friday, 12/15: Holiday Headdress & Fuzzy Flannel Day (wear a holiday hat or headband with a flannel shirt

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Neds Kindness Adventure

Hey Crichfield Families!

NED’s Kindness Adventure assembly is visiting our school!  The performance will inspire your child to be kind-hearted and caring through storytelling, music and an interactive video of NED’s trip to Kenya.

Show date:           Monday, December 18

Sale dates/time:   December 18-January 5, 2-3 p.m.

Sale location:       Office

DID YOU KNOW?  Our school gets the assembly for free because we’re hosting a Kindness Sale.  With each purchase you help keep kindness going in three ways:

  1. Gives your child a kindness reminder
  2. Sends the Kindness Adventure to other schools for free
  3. Provides income for artisans in Kenya

A small portion from each item sold provides over 100 gallons of clean water for kids in Kenya.  See what’s happening at KindnessAdventure.com/giving.html

Hand-crafted items available for sale.  CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLYNo cash will be accepted.

Items may vary in availability and style due to changing supply from our artisans.

Fliers sent home with students on Monday, December 4th.

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If your student needs a replacement Library 360 card, please click on the link below and select "What if my student lost their card."  Follow directions.

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Important Date

ISTEP+ Part 1:  February 26 - March 9, 2018

IREAD (3rd grade):  March 12-16, 2018

ISTEP+ Part 2:  April 16 - May 4, 2018


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Print this articleOnline Book Rental Payment

Parents may now pay book rental fees online through Skyward Family Access. Please click on the link below for step-by-step instructions.


2017-2018 School Year

Kindergarten - $134.00
First Grade - $172.00
Second Grade - $158.00
Third Grade - $159.00
Fourth Grade - $147.00
Fifth Grade - $148.00

More informationOnline Book Rental Payment

Print this article2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten children must be 5 years old by August 1, 2017. 

Please have at time of registration:

√ Registration forms

√ Birth Certificate

√ Proof of Residency (Utility Bill)

√ Current Immunization records. 

Students do not need to be present.  Parents will schedule a “Kindergarten Readiness Check” appointment for their student later in April (TBA).



Attached documentEnrollment Form

Print this articleStaff Directory

If you would like to get in touch with a staff member via e-mail, go to the LaPorte Community School Corporation website and click on the "Staff Directory" link on the left side.

More informationLPCSC Home Page

UrgentPrint this articleSkyward

Parents:  Please take a moment to log on to your Skyward account and make sure the information (phone numbers, emergency contacts, address, etc.) are correct.  It is very important we have current information on all our students in case of an emergency. 

More informationSkyward Log-In

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Print this articleLittle Learner's Preschool
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Little Learner’s Preschool is located at the La Porte High School and serves students with disabilities such as a Developmental Delay and/or Speech and Language Impairment. If you have or know of a student that is 3-5 years of age and you suspect that he/she may have a delay in the area(s) of motor, concepts, language, self-help, or social skills, please contact Jean at the preschool office (324-3287) to submit a request for an evaluation. If the child qualifies to receive extra support with any of the above mentioned areas, he/she would have the opportunity to attend the preschool program 3-5 days a week. Programming is free and bus transportation is provided.

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Print this articleDISMISSAL CHANGES
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For the safety of our students,  no 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.

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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.

Attached documentVolunteer Background Check

UrgentPrint this articleBus Changes

Due to the restricted capacity on busses, changes in routes must be approved by the Bus Garage directly.   Please call 219-362-1023.


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Attention Parents

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)

No Exceptions. 

More informationISHAA Physical Form

Attached documentAthletic Handbook Pages 5 & 6

Print this articleFREE BREAKFAST

Students in grades K-5 are eligible for FREE breakfast for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Doors will open at 8:15.

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Hard work pays off.  Great job Cougars!!

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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.

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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.

Attached documentFood Service Brochure 2015-2016

UrgentPrint this articleParking - Please Read

Dear Families,

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.

Attached documentTransportation Form

UrgentPrint this articleParking Lot Changes!!!
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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!

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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.

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La Porte Community School Corporation is now on Facebook!!

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Accelerated Reader

Our school goal is for every student to achieve at least 85% comprehension when reading within their ZPD.

Attached documentRenaissance Home Connect Information

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