Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday
Grade 1st-3rd 7:55-2:20 Grade 1st-3rd 7:55-1:20
Grade 4th-5th 7:55-2:25 Grade 4th-5th 7:55-1:25
AM Kindergarten 7:55-11:20 AM Kindergarten 7:55-10:50
PM Kindergarten 11:00-2:25 PM Kindergarten 10:30-1:25
Barton Football camps are coming to Crater.
Date: Sunday, April 13th
Youth Camp (3rd-7th) QB/Skill/Line: 9am – 11pm
Chalk Talk (All ages): 11:30am – 12:30pm
Varisty Camp (8th grade & up) QB/Skill/Line: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: $30 + $2.50 processing fee if you register online
The science fair will be May 1st. This year there are 4 types of projects to choose from. If your child would like to enter a project please turn in the entry form by April 18.
This year there will be a panel of judges from Crater High School and our community. First, second, and third place awards will be given for each grade level for each type of project (collection, experiment, research project, invention). A “Grand Champion” award will be given to the one student who receives the highest score out of every project entered in the science fair. This award will be announced during the fair.
Science Fair Classes are available after school to help students with their projects. More information and the entry form are available in the links below and in the school office.
The Jog-a-Thon is an event to raise money for our school where students run laps and get pledges. Some of the money we raise will go to technology. To learn more about the technology we are raising money for read the Why Invest in ActivBoards flyer.
Students that turn in a pledge of $20 or more by Monday, March 3rd will receive a t-shirt on the day of the jog-a-thon. Students turning $20 or more after March 3rd will receive their shirt at a later date.
The goal is $20,000. If we meet our goal the students will get a “Big Air Day” with fun bouncy houses! This year we will have a live DJ during the Jog-A-Thon
The board approved a revised district calendar (the “13-14 calendar” link has been updated on our website) to restore part of the instructional time lost due to inclement weather in December. March 19th and 20th (previously scheduled for Parent/Teacher Conferences) will be regular instructional days for students. Schools will not be in session on Friday, March 21st–that day is set aside as compensatory time for teachers to conduct “vital” parent conferences between March 10th and April 15th. The district recognizes both the importance of restoring instructional time and providing some time for Parent/Teacher conferences. Although teachers will not be able to meet with every parent, parents are always welcome to contact teachers or the principal about their student’s progress. Also, note that June 10th and/or June 11th have been set aside as “contingency” student contact days should the district be subject to additional closure dates because of weather or other emergency conditions. Should you have questions or concerns about the revision calendar, please contact your principal or Samantha Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Tuesday, January 28, we will use our “inTouch” autodialer system to notify parents if your child is absent from school if we haven’t received notice from you about the day’s absence. We are always concerned when a child is absent and we have had no call from parents, and in the past we begin making phone calls after attendance is taken. The inTouch system will allow us to get a call to you more quickly. If you do receive a call that says your child is absent, please contact the office right away to let us know the reason for the absence. If you have any questions about this system, please let us know.
We also want to remind you that Monday, January 27 is a teacher inservice day and students will not be attending school. Have a wonderful weekend and as always, thank you for your support!
Happy New Year!
This time of year is one of the most exciting for educators. We see a huge amount of growth in our students-both academically and behaviorally- during the winter months.
This is the time where you will see your first grader read independently more and more often and you will see your fifth grader begin to talk more readily about school. We will begin the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tests for 3rd – 5th graders in January. These assessments will help us to know how our students are progressing in their understanding of content standards.
The jog-a-thon will happen again in February and in March our students will compete in the Oregon Battle of the Books. April brings the father/daughter dance and mother/son bowling. Everyone’s favorite, Marble Season, starts in May.
Through the next few months we will continue to keep you posted in our newsletter and website about happenings around MRE and in D6. You are always welcome and encouraged to visit and volunteer at school.
Finally, we all want to thank you for your wonderful support of our staff and students. You make us all feel very special.