Craik Buddies is a club that we will be having at Dr. James Craik Elementary to help break down barriers between people with and without disabilities.
Throughout the school year, buddies will meet occasionally during the school day. These sessions will allow buddies to get to know one another better while helping with academics, social skill games, crafts, cooking, and other various activities.
Destination ImagiNation is a creative educational program that fosters teamwork and problem-solving skills as students work to solve various challenges. Teams present their challenges at the Charles County DI tournament in mid-March. This program requires excellent public speaking skills, creativity and responsible behavior. Parents and teachers serve as team managers for the teams. All interested students are given a chance to participate. Kindergarten-2nd grade are noncompetitive teams and 3rd grade-5thgrade are competitive teams.
The Dr. James Craik math team is represented by seven 4th grade and seven 5th grade mathematicians. These students will compete in the Charles County Elementary Mathematics Challenge. During the challenge our students will solve problems based on the Common Core Standards in both an individual and a group round . The competition is sponsored by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO).
Media Helpers is an activity for students in 4th and 5th grade. We have approximately 24 fourth and fifth graders volunteering to be media helpers this year. They come in during their recess one time during our 6-day cycle. Their duties include shelving books, cleaning, organizing, helping with book displays, delivering messages, assisting other students, and other tasks as needed.
MESA is an extra curricular program designed to prepare students for academic and professional careers in a STEM field. Dr. James Craik MESA team is comprised of 4th and 5th graders who enjoy math and science and want to further their understanding in these field.
MESA meets every Thursday morning at 8:00. In the event of a delay, MESA will not meet.
The Craik Post Office services everyone in our school community. Letters can be written and placed in our mailbox. From there, our 67 postal workers take over!
Postal workers work in the afternoon to sort the mail by emptying the school mailbox, stamping each letter with our official postal stamp, reading the mailing address, and placing each letter in our Post Office Sorting Center. Postal workers work in the morning to deliver the mail to its destination.
Our postal workers practice the three R’s that are key to being a Craik Tiger. They must be ready to work by following their monthly schedule, responsible when handling the mail so that it arrives at its correct destination, and respectful while working in the post office or delivering the mail around the school.
Robotics is back at Dr. James Craik Elementary school! This year we will compete with area elementary and middle schools to research, design, build, and control a robot with many capabilities. If you are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or research, apply to join the Craik Tigers Robotics Club.
Welcome to the Dr. James Craik Elementary STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) club. If you have any questions please email Ms. Naughton at email@example.com or Ms. Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Ambassadors is a program that helps students build on their confidence, leadership skills, and connectedness to their school community. Teachers were asked to select a student to whom they felt could benefit from this opportunity and to whom would be best fit for the job. Student Ambassadors help with special events such as meet and greets for recognition assemblies, introducing new students to the building and staff, and being their “go-to” person for the new students first couple weeks here at Dr. James Craik. Some students this year will also be assisting in our attendance incentive by collecting classroom names each day for 100% purrrfect attendance.
The Tiger Green Team is an after-school club for students in grades 1-3. Members will learn about protecting the environment, recycling, and conservation. Throughout the year students will be engaged in activities that are linked to energy conservation, solid waste reduction, schoolyard and habitat restoration and keeping Dr. James Craik a healthy place to learn.