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August 2019

Hello Crawford-Rodriguez Families,

Happy August!  I hope you are having an enjoyable summer! 

The custodial and maintenance staff are diligently working to prepare the building for the upcoming school year.  The first day of school is Thursday, September 5.


Pre-School and Kindergarten Orientation and New Student Tours

Pre-School and Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 29 from 10:00-11:00am in the cafeteria.

Tours are available for any new students in grades 1-5 transferring to the Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School on the following days and times.  Please contact the Main Office at 732-833-4690 Ext. 6520 or Ext. 6522 to sign-up for a tour:

  • August 21 - 10:00am
  • August 22 - 2:00pm
  • August 26 - 10:00am


Summer Reading Program at Crawford-Rodriguez 

Crawford-Rodriguez will be open on the following days and the following hours for summer reading activities in August.  Students will also have an opportunity to select and check out books.

  • August 13 – 9:00am – 1:00pm: Cupcake Day: Something sweet you create to take with your summer reading books
  • August 14 – 11:00am – 3:00pm: Cupcake Day: Something sweet you create to take with your summer reading books


Student Transfers

If your child will be transferring to a new school beginning in September, please come into school to complete the necessary transfer out information in the Main Office.  Summer hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm.


Caregiver Form

If you are continuing with your Caregiver for the 2019-2020 school year, a new form has to be completed as soon as possible in order to be in effect at the beginning of the school year. Remember to have the Caregiver sign the form along with your signature and return to Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School. The form must be completed by August 15 in order for the caregiver to go into effect at the beginning of the school year.


Teacher Assignments and Back to School Supplies

Teacher assignments will be available on the Portal Tuesday, August 27 after 9:00am.  Bus passes will also be available on the Portal Tuesday, August 27 after 9:00 am. 

At the Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School just about everything that your child will need in terms of school supplies are provided.  The PTN purchases homework folders for K and 1 students and for grades 2-5, planners are provided.  Thank you PTN!!

If you want to purchase any supplies, here is a list of items that some teachers may ask for your child to have.  This is a suggested list, not required.

  • Grades 1-5
    • Pencil case
    • Folders
    • Post-it notes
  • Grades 3-5
    • Binder
    • Spiral note book (2) – 1 subject
    • Dry Erase Markers
    • Highlighters


Back to School Night Dates September 2019

Pre-K:  Tuesday, September 17 @ 5:30pm

Grades K-2:  Tuesday, September 17 @7:00pm

Grades 3 -5:  Tuesday, September 24 @ 7:00pm


School Closings in September and October

School is closed on the following days in September and October:

September 30

October 1 and 9

October 14 (for students only) – staff in service day


Best regards,

Adriann Jean-Denis, Principal