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Getting Ready for September

July 31, 2017


Hello Crawford-Rodriguez Families,


I hope that you are having an enjoyable summer I have been enjoying the summer by reading some novels that have been on my reading list for awhile.  I love getting lost in a good book, and I have had plenty of time to read and relax on the beach!

Preparation for the upcoming school year is underway.  The custodial staff and maintenance staff are diligently working to prepare the building for the upcoming school year.  The first day of school is Wednesday, September 6.

Kindergarten Orientation and New Student Tours

Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 31st from 10:00-11:00am.

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 contct the Main Office at 732-833-4690 Ext. 6520 or Ext. 6522 to sign-up for a tour:

  • August 15 - 10:00am
  • August 15 - 2:00pm
  • August 16 - 10:00am
  • August 22 - 2:00pm
  • August 23 - 10:00am
  • August 29 - 2:00pm

Summer Reading

Remember, students in grades 1-5 should be completing their summer reading log and reading at least 5 books this summer.  During the summer, you and your child can access books at the public library, at a local bookstore, or eBooks can be used.  The Crawford- Rodriguez library will be open to students to select books on the following days in August (Students must be accompanied by an adult):

  • August 15  9:00am-1:00pm
  • August 16  9:00am-1:00pm

Our goal is to make reading fun, enjoyable and something that families can do together.  Please try to set aside family time for reading and/or read the book with your child.  Continued engagement with reading during the summer months supports the growth your child has made this past school year with their reading independence.  

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 Forms

If you are continuing with your Caregiver for the 2017-18 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.  


Jackson Childcare Academy Registration

Registration for the Jackson Childcare Academy will be accepted until August 11th for a childcare start date of September 6, 2017, the first day of school.  No registration will be accepted from August 12 - August 31, 2017.  Registration will re-open on September 1st for a start date of September 11, 2017 or after.  

First Day of School and Back to School Night Dates September 2017

The first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year is Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Back to School Nights have been scheduled for the following evenings and begin at 7:00 pm. 

PreK:  Wednesday, September 27 @ 5:30-7:00pm

Grades K- 2:  Monday, September 25 @ 7:00pm

Grades 3 -5:  Wednesday, September 27 @ 7:00pm



Adriann Jean-Denis