2020 Clark Auction & Trivia Night Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:30-11:00pm
Clark Families - WE NEED YOUR AUCTION DONATIONS! We know we have some craftspeople out there - please consider donating items for the auction. If you have smaller items, we will have baskets to incorporate them into.
Also, we need those $5 to $10 gift cards and scratch-off lottery tickets for our raffle prizes!
Please reach out to Allison Loveland or Erin Merli with any questions or to schedule a pick-up/drop-off time.
Tonight is Jet's Pizza Night. Take your Jet's Pizza flyer and enjoy some great pizza while supporting the Clark PTO. Reminder: This year, Jet's Pizza Night is on the first Wednesday of each month (January will be 2nd Wednesday).
Dad's Night - Tomorrow Night!
The first Thursday night of every month is Dad’s Night. Our next one is this Thursday, December 5th at Frisco. Come by anytime after 8PM for a drink or two with current and former Clark dads. If you want to be on the email list for future Dad Nights and other Clark Dad events, please send an e-mail to Nate Plucker.
Clark Equity Cooperative (CEC) Gathering - Tomorrow Night!
Give me a C, Give me a E, Give me a C - what does that spell? Clark Equity Cooperative. What is that you ask? CEC is a parent led group that believes that growing ourselves and our community is a necessary step towards ensuring all Clark students and families have what they need to feel valued and be an integral part of our school community.
During our gatherings we strive to think deeply about the systems, structures and practices currently in place and how we might improve those to create a community that emanates awareness, inclusiveness and equity for all.
Our next gathering is on December 5th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Clark Library. Everyone is welcome. We hope you can join us!
Read, Right & Run
It's time for our December afterschool rally. Come get a mile run, a good deed completed and a book read this Friday, Dec. 7th. Have your child dress for the weather and bring their journal or log sheets. We will dismiss near the gym doors at 4:15.
After School Enrichment - General Volunteers
The After School Enrichment (ASE) Committee is seeking general volunteers for the four Wednesdays in February from 3:10-4:15pm. These volunteers will serve as an extra set of hands to those teaching classes. Childcare is available for younger siblings, and kiddos of volunteers will receive priority sign-up for ASE classes! You do not have to sign up for all four weeks! Please see the ASE Sign-Up Genius Link to choose your volunteer date/time.
Class sign-up for students will be in January.
Fruit and Veggie Challenge Week! 12/9/19
Clark Elementary has been challenged by Meramac Elementary School in Clayton to eat 800 servings of fruit and vegetables next week! If we achieve this goal, the students will earn a hat day! See the letter from Nurse Meagan about this week. You can start finding some in-season recipes using this free app from the University of Missouri Extension: Seasonal and Simple app. Happy eating!
Voices with Vision All-Star Choir Auditions
Des Reichold will be hosting V.W.V. Auditions again on January 9th. V.W.V. is an all-star choir of 3rd-8th graders that last performed at our district get together at the high school in August. More details including registration link are in the Voices with Vision flyer.
Art Studio Donations
Hi Clark Families! The Art room is always looking for awesome materials to use in the Sculpture Studio. If you have any of these items at home, please feel free to send them down to the Art room:
Cardboard tubes (paper towel, toilet paper rolls)
Clean plastic containers with lid
Boxes (shoe box size or smaller)
The Clark students and I appreciate it! Thank you! Mrs. Boyer, Art Teacher
Steger Holiday House Tour - Dance Team Childcare
The High School Dance Team girls (and their parents) are providing childcare during the Steger holiday house tour on Sunday, December 8th. It should be a fun afternoon for the kids, as we are planning on having crafts, games, light and healthy snacks, and a movie. This is for kids Kindergarten through 5th grade, and cost is $40/child....11:00 to 3:00 (parents are welcome to drop off and pick up anytime between those hours). All details can be found in the Dance Team Childcare flyer.
WG Gifted & Talented Nomination Deadline Reminder
Gifted Program Deadline Approaching
Student nominations for both the Academic and Fine Arts Gifted programs are due December 16, 2019. Anyone may nominate a student. The district has four universal screenings of students in grades 4th, 6th, 8th (this year) and 2nd grade (beginning the fall of 2020). The district allows one* parent nomination during a child’s tenure in the WGSD. Additional information about the WGSD Gifted Programs may be found online. *To honor the prior policy that allowed two parent nominations for a student, and if a student was nominated by a parent prior to the 2019-2020 school year, a second parent/guardian nomination will be accepted until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
The Academic Gifted Program services students in 2nd - 12th grade. Students turning in forms by the deadline will be evaluated for academic program services this school year. Nominations received after 12/16/19 for the academic program will be accepted but students will only be evaluated for services this school year if time allows.
The Gifted Fine Arts Program services students in 3rd - 8th grade. Screening for the Gifted Fine Arts program is held once a year in the winter. This year, the Gifted Arts Evaluation dates are February 27 and 28, 2020 during the school day with transportation provided to the Service Center. Therefore, second grade students interested in the program for third grade must be nominated in second grade. Please note that Gifted Fine Arts nominations will only be accepted by the Dec. 16th deadline.