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  • Eagle Eye 2023-11-29

    Posted by Jessica Wroughton on 11/29/2023

    Eagle Eye 11-29-23 updated

    Welcome back! In case you missed it on our social channels, just before the break we had our 7th annual Spelling Bee for 3-5th Grade. Starting in 2017 with 23 students, this year 57 Clark eagles competed. Congratulations to the 5th grader who went home the champion and everyone for a great Spelling Bee!

    Spelling Bee

    RSVP for Winter Parties

    We will be using an RSVP system for the Winter Parties. The RSVP forms will help provide a headcount and ensure the safety of our students. If you plan to attend any of the Winter Parties, please fill out a form below. If you have multiple students at Clark, please fill out the form for your oldest student attending Clark. A status verification email will be sent out at the beginning of each week leading up to the party.

    The Kindergarten Party is 12/21 from 10-10:45am and the 1st to 5th Grade Parties are 12/21 from 2-2:40pm.

    The forms will close at noon on Wednesday 12/21. Please RSVP by then. 
    1st-5th Grade:

    If you have any questions, please contact Miss Floretta at or (314) 918-4450.

    Reminders from Clark!

    Kindergarten Information Night: Mark your calendars for Kindergarten Information Night on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 6:00 PM. Learn about enrollment, take a glimpse into a day of Kindergarten at Clark, take a tour, and ask any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you!

    Kindergarten Info Night

    Science Fair How To Night: Problem...Hypothesis...Dependent Variables...Scientific Worth...? Don’t be confused! Thursday, November 30, 6:00pm via Zoom, come learn how to do a science fair project. Steps to complete a project will be explained and examples of past e-projects will be shown! This workshop is for parents and students. Please click on the Zoom Meeting link and register for the presentation. Presentation by Shayla Pott, District Science Fair Coordinator,

    School Calendar Reminders: Please note, Parent Square is your most reliable source for information. Please reach out to Ms. Maura Floretta with any scheduling questions via:

    • Thu 12/07, 6:00pm - 6:30pm • CL Soaring Singers concert
    • Mon 12/11 • Late Start Day, K - 5: 9:05 am
    • Thu 12/21, 2:00pm - 2:40pm • CL Winter Parties
    •  Fri 12/22 - Wed 1/3 • NO SCHOOL Winter Break

    Save your corks! The Art room is in need of corks, please save them and send them in! We love them for the Sculpture Studio. No corks? The Art Room is always looking for donations to supply the Sculpture/Collage and Fiber Arts Studios. Click here for a list of items to donate.

    What's for Lunch: Follow this link for a pdf of the December lunch menu. Pssst...Lucky Tray Day is Thursday, 12/14! Looking for the online version? Download the Nutrislice or Parent Square apps to keep this info close at hand! Click here to view the breakfast and lunch menu for Clark School on Nutrislice!

    What is your PTO Executive Board Thankful For?

    Well, Hi! Ready to meet the rest of the Clark PTO Executive Board? If you missed it, don't forget to scroll back to the November 21 Eagle Eye to meet the rest of the team. This week, we're continuing to share why we're grateful to serve as part of this awesome Clark Community!

    PTO Exec Board 2 of 2

    “I can attest to the amazing community we have and the benefits of our PTO first hand. I (re)joined the PTO hoping to build relationships with other families and stay connected to the school. I’m looking forward to helping out this year.” - Anne Tilly Luther, Junior Vice President

    “I have served with the Clark PTO for several years and love seeing the ways parents come together through committees to create fun and community for our students, staff, and families. Watching Chess Club grow has been a blast. Our family loves being Clark Eagles!” - Brandy Turek, Senior Vice President

    “Serving on PTO the past three years has been very rewarding. Volunteering has provided me the opportunity to get to know more parents and staff and feel connected with the Clark community. I’m continually impressed by everyone’s passion to support our kids’ learning and development.” - Jeff Heitgerd, Auditor

    “Clark truly is a special place and I’m honored to be part of such a kind and caring community. I’m looking forward to working with everyone to continue this tradition. You all ROCK!” - Jocelyn Meyer, Equity in Education Co-Officer

    “Clark is such a special place. We were new to the school two years ago and it quickly felt like home. I’m happy to help bring families together and support Clark staff and students any way I can.” - Jourdan Timmermann, Junior Co-President

    “I love being part of the Clark PTO because Clark Elementary has given so much to my kids over the years and this is one small way that I can give back! This community of teachers and families is so very special.” - Kristey Walker, Senior Secretary

    “I am grateful to serve on the Clark PTO because it helps widen my gaze and expand my understanding of perspectives different than my own. By learning from others, I hope to become a more compassionate human.” - Nicole Post, Equity in Education Officer

    “I’m grateful to be at Clark because of the community vibe we have built here. I am happy to be a part of the PTO because with the strong support we get, we really are able to do some pretty rad things for our staff, kiddos, and school. 💙” - Stephanie Seiffertt, Junior Co-President

    Showing Our Thanks: PTO Fundraisers and More

    Staff Appreciation - Favorite Things Edition: Click here for the full list of staff favorite things and Amazon wish lists. We sure are grateful for each of you Clark staffers!

    Clark Staff Favorite Things

    Scholastic Book Fair: Thank you for everyone's support in making this year's book fair a big success. We had over $10,000 in sales, and will be receiving a little over $5,100 in Scholastic Dollars in return! By choosing to take our proceeds from Scholastic in “Scholastic Dollars,” we are able to receive 50% of the total sales of the book fair. Scholastic Dollars can be used to purchase a variety of things including books of course, but also classroom items, furniture, technology, curriculum materials, and more. So $5,000 can go a long way to keep our library and classrooms current.  

    If you have any questions or ideas for future Book Fairs, please reach out to Katie Heitgerd at or Emily Odum at

    Book Fair Thank You

    Birthday Book Club: The Clark PTO sponsors a Birthday Book Club that allows you to donate a book to our library in celebration of a birthday or other special event in your child's life. During the month of your child's birthday you will receive an email with a link to an online order form. Feel to order a book anytime by using this link. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Heitgerd at
    Pie The Principal: Well, well, well. Those Clark 5th Graders sure know how to fundraise, and they blew past their goal of $1,500 raising over $1,950! There were cheers and there may have been a few tears of defeat by a certain principal who was oh so confident in his beautiful black tie suit. Better luck next time, Dr. Hays! Special thanks to the 5th Grade Events Committee, everyone who donated, and of course, our amazing staff who fearlessly got a little pie in their face. More photos coming soon!
    Pie The Principal
    📸 Photos Please - Pie The Principal 
    Every student at Clark receives a FREE Clark School Yearbook, so get us those photos! We want to include as many memories and students as possible. Submit your photos to Yearbook Committee Chair, Emily Powley, at and make sure to note "Pie The Principal" in the subject line. Text easier? Send them to Emily at (858) 220-0510.
    Buzz BookPlease be patient with the Buzz Book committee as we work to get things updated for the 23/24 School Year.

    PTO Meeting - Save the Date!

    The holidays are here which means it's basically 2024. Save the date for Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30pm for our next Clark PTO General Meeting. Executive Board will meet at 6pm with the General Meeting immediately following at 6:30pm, open to all. 
    Have something you would like to raise to the PTO Executive Board in the meantime? Please reach out to PTO Co-Presidents, Angie Crull and Erin Zirngibl with any questions or concerns. Executive Board will next meet Wednesday, January 10, 2024. PTO Meeting Minutes can be found here within the PTO section of the Clark Elementary website. 
    April Date Change: Please note, the Wednesday, April 3 PTO Thank You Event will now be Tuesday, April 2. Executive Board will meet prior to the event, and the Thank You Event will take place instead of a general meeting that month.

    Stay Connected to Everything Happening at Clark

    The Clark PTO strives to inform parents of all that is happening at Clark. Our PTO Facebook page, PTO website and Eagle Eye newsletter are the main channels of communication. Please notify the front office if you do not have a phone or computer with which to check these outlets.

    There are many ways information is shared about Clark and the Clark PTO. If you haven't been receiving communications, it might be a good time to review your Parent Square settings to ensure you get all the important information going forward. We put together this Clark Eagles - Stay Connected flyer to help ensure you know what's happening at Clark.

    Have an announcement for the Eagle Eye?

    If you have an announcement that needs to be included in the Eagle Eye, please complete and submit the Eagle Eye Submission form by 10:00 pm on the Saturday prior to the week's posting.

    Clark PTO Communications Team

    If you have any questions for the Clark PTO Communications Team, please send an email to the Clark PTO Communications Team email address: Clark PTO Communications Mailbox.

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