Some Special Programs at Crafton ElementaryEnrichment:Through state lottery funds, all 1 - 5th-grade students participate in P.E., Art, and Music Enrichment. The English Language Learner (ELL) Program: Students who are English Language Learners receive instruction, in accordance with state guidelines, to support their growth in the English language.Gifted and Talented Education Program:Students who qualify for the GATE program are tested in the 3rd grade and are placed in cluster classes for the 4th and 5th grades, with certified GATE teachers. In addition, they may participate in some after-school enrichment GATE activities as they are available. Laura Diggs is our site coordinator.Pastry with the Principal:Several times a year, all parents are invited to have pastries with the principal and to hear presentations concerning homework, testing, parenting strategies, and special programs. In addition, parents are invited to ask questions concerning any of our Crafton programs.Intervention Programs:A variety of interventions are offered to those students who are in danger of retention because they do not meet the State Standards. They are implemented within the classrooms. We also have computer programs for our students called Lexia and Freckle. Lexia specifically targets language arts skills, while Freckle targets math.Parent Volunteers:We welcome parents who wish to help teachers and students during the school day. Parent volunteers have helped our students over the years and we appreciate this wonderful resource. Volunteer packets are available online. (A current TB test and school board approval are required.)Cross-age tutoring program:Many primary classrooms utilize cross-age tutors, and grade-level buddies.At-Risk Students:At-Risk students who qualify with specific learning needs through the IST process can receive additional services through the Resource Program.Music Program:
The Elementary Instrumental Music Program offers instruction with woodwind, brass, and string instruments to 4th and 5th grade students. Participation in the Elementary Instrumental Music Program builds foundational skills for future music education and promotes self-confidence, teamwork, school engagement, and overall higher academic achievement.
For more information such as calendars and sign-up links, please visit the District Music page linked here: https://www.redlandsusd.net/Page/152Friendly Helpers:Fifth Grade volunteers are trained to assist with various school projects. These students lead school tours, assist with Accelerated Reader and school functions throughout the year.Crafton Eco-Friends:Eco-Friends is the new and improved "Garden Club". The new name is not our only change. We have added more staff, so that we can reach and include more students. We have also expanded our focus from not only our school gardens and planting, but also caring for the earth, and all its inhabitants. Our teacher coordinators include Tiphanie Caskey, Heidi Cherry, Xochitl Grothe-Kearns, Holly Hawkins, Stephanie Parker, and Julie Shroads.Students in grades TK - 5 can participate in Eco-Friends. Activities include learning how to reduce, reuse, and recycle, composting, learning about local wildlife, and working in our themed gardens (including drought resistant landscaping, Bird and Butterfly Gardens, and a vegetable garden).*The gardens have been made possible by grants from REP, Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society (RHIS), and the Kiwanis.