Eagle Eye 2019-02-06

Posted by Matt Loveland on 2/6/2019


The Clark PTO wants to thank you all for being so generous with your time and your money. We surpassed our goal in the Fall Fund Raiser by raising $8K beating our goal of $7K. The numbers from Trivia Night and the Auction are still being tallied, but initial reports say we had another excellent year and met all our Fund The Need requirements and will be able to continue making significant progress on the Responsive Classrooms initiative.

None of the PTO events would be possible without the dedication and commitment of our Volunteers. You make it possible to raise the money and coordinate and execute on all the great activities that provide unique experiences and learning opportunities for all Clark students. Thank you so much!

Box Tops!

Please send in Box Tops Today!

Jet's Pizza Night

Tomorrow night is another Jet's Pizza Night. Take your flyer and enjoy some great pizza while supporting the Clark PTO.

Read, Right & Run

Read Right and Run rally this Friday! Please have your child check their backpack tag and mark miles, books and good deeds. Dress for the weather, we hope to run outside. We will dismiss by the gym doors at 4:15.

WG All Star Rhythm & Blues Choir

Attention all Clark 3-5 grade singers! Auditions for the WG All Star Rhythm and Blues Choir will be held on Tuesday, February 12th at 3:30 p.m. at Hudson Elementary School. This is an exciting new group for 3-8 grade students being started by Mr. Des Reichold, the vocal music teacher at Hudson. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 (dates TBD).

If interested in more information, please fill out the WG All Star Rhythm & Blues Choir online form.

Prop E Informational Meeting

Webster Groves School District Residents are invited to come hear more about the April 2 No-Tax-Rate Increase Bond Issue Proposition E

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 13
Where: Hixson Middle School Auditorium

Over the past several weeks, the district has presented information on safety, accessibility and space needs in our schools and gathered feedback from community members through meetings, surveys and focus groups. Based on what we heard, the Board of Education has placed a no-tax-rate-increase $22 million bond issue on the April 2 ballot that will improve safety and accessibility in all district buildings and relieve overcrowding in elementary schools. Please plan to attend this important meeting! Bring your questions and comments.

Free babysitting will be available. If you will need this service, please call Shari Meyers at 314-918-4004 or email meyers.shari@wgmail.org

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is so much fun!

Girls on the Run is a super fun, 10 week program for girls in 3rd to 5th grade. It inspires girls to embrace who they are and joyful, healthy and confident. Each practice creatively combines a different lesson on physical, emotional and mental health with fun ways to "move forward" (walking, running, skipping - it's each girl's choice). We have great discussions, play fun games and support and encourage each other. At the end of the season, all GOTR teams in the area gather downtown to complete a 5k - an incredible, positive experience leaving the girls with the knowledge that they can achieve their goals!

Specific details for Clark’s Girls on the Run Program are listed on the flyer sent home to families with 3rd to 5th grade girls. You can also view the GOTR flyer for more information. Please call Vikki Sanders at 314-283-3340 if you have questions.

Eagles Explore Night - volunteers needed

As you heard on this week's Sunday Scoop, Eagles Explore Night (formerly We Love Reading Night) is Thursday, February 21st from 6:00pm-7:30pm. To RSVP online, use this RSVP form. A paper form will be coming home in the near future in a Wednesday envelope. We're very excited to Explore this year's theme, Superheroes, with you!

We are looking for volunteers to help with the science portion of the Eagles Explore - Superheroes Night. We need several parent or older sibling (middle school or high school kids) volunteers to help oversee 3 different science stations during the evening. If you have questions or are willing to help, please contact Shelly Strickfaden at shellystrickfaden@yahoo.com

EyeSeeMe Book Fair - February 21

The Clark Equity Cooperative will be hosting the EyeSeeMe Book Fair during Eagles Explore Night on Thursday, February 21st. Books will be for sale after school from 3:00-4:00pm and also throughout the event, starting at 6pm. If you can't make the event, books may also be purchased online. Please see the EyeSeeMe flyer for details.

Six Flags Reading Club

The Six Flags Reading Club is back! This is a great club for promoting reading (and getting a free pass to Six Flags!). Every Clark student is eligible. Each child needs to fill out a reading log and return it to his/her classroom teacher by February 26th. Reading logs and a letter are going home in Wednesday Envelopes. (If you need an additional log please click here.)

If you have any questions please contact Amy Puorro, puorro.amy@wgmail.org

Spots Available for Clark Sign-Up Parties

If you didn't get a chance to sign-up for one of the fantastic sign-up parties at the Clark Auction, there are still spots available for some of the parties:

  • Dad's Poker
  • Kids vs Dads Roller Hockey Game
  • Meteorologist in Training
  • Parents Back to School Bash (Geyer Inn)
  • Family Bowling Night
  • Adults Bowling Night
  • Progressive Dinner
  • Kindergarten Families Movie Night
  • 1st Grade Breakfast and Walk to School
  • 2nd Grade End of the Year Party at the Park
  • 3rd Grade Cosmic Skate
  • 4th Grade Rollercade party
  • INCOMING 5th Grade Swim Party

Please contact Jess Terri at jea_2000@yahoo.com or 630-440-8094 if you would like to sign-up for a party or if you have questions.

Webster Equity Bridge presents Dr. John Simpson

Dr. Simpson will discuss and answer questions about efforts to improve racial equity across the school district. Come join in the conversation!

Webster Equity Bridge will also present our proposed mission and vision. Your input is needed!

Tuesday, March 5 • 7-8:30 PM in the Edgar Road Elementary School Library. Childcare provided for children older than two. Additional details are included in the WEB presents Dr. John Simpson flyer

Jr. Statesmen Baseball

If your 9-11 year old baseball players are interested in playing for the Jr. Statesmen Baseball team, see this baseball flyer for all the details.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training - FREE, Registration Required

The Clark PTO will be hosting a FREE training session on how to prevent child sexual abuse or intervene if abuse is suspected. Training will be held from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Monday, March 11 in the Clark Library. See the Stewards of Children flyer for all details and to register. Please note that this training is FREE, but you must register to ensure we have enough space and training materials for everyone attending. Free child care will be provided by the PTO for children who are potty trained.

Mark Your Calendars

Be sure to check out the Clark PTO calendar for upcoming events.

  • Feb 6 - ASE Week 1
  • Feb 6 - Kindergarten Orientation @ 6:00pm
  • Feb 7 - Jet's Pizza Night
  • Feb 8 - Read, Right & Run
  • Feb 12 - Kindergarten Registration
  • Feb 13 - ASE Week 2
  • Feb 14 - Valentine's Day Parties
  • Feb 15 - No School - Professional Development
  • Feb 18 - No School - President's Day
  • Feb 20 - ASE Week 3
  • Feb 21 - Eagles Explore Night
  • Feb 27 - ASE Week 4

Have an announcement for the Eagle Eye?

If you have an announcement that needs to be included in the Eagle Eye, visit the new Clark PTO website and click on the Eagle Eye Submission button.

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 new email address: pto.clark.eagles@gmail.com